My Daughter’s Ready to Leave – I’m Not

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“Packets Up” Is The Way To Go With Liquid Laundry Packets

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How Re-Inventing Yourself Will Make You Happy

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What I’ve Learned Living Without a Credit Card for Six Years

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Safety Chronicles

Toyota Debuts Driver Awareness Research Vehicle at Los Angeles Auto Show

Advanced Research Vehicle Developed with Microsoft and Collaborative Studies with Universities Take New Approaches to Combating Driver Distraction   Los Angeles, Calif. (November 20, 2013) – What if we could reduce driver distraction before ever putting a key in the ignition? That’s the focus of the Driver Awareness Research Vehicle (DAR-V) that Toyota unveiled at […]

Comfort Keepers® Twitter Party #AgingInPlace

How To Tell When Your Aging Parents Need Help..and What To Do    Disclaimer – I have a material and/or financial connection because I received a gift, sample of a product and/or compensation for consideration in preparing to write this content. All opinions stated within are my own. Are you visiting your parents or older relatives this […]

Warning – I’m exposing myself (What every caregiver and woman thinks)

 “These words are my diary screaming out loud….threatening the life it belongs to.” Sometimes I feel like I might go crazy.  How many times have I daydreamed about what it would be like to just get in the car and start driving, heading off into the sunset?  How many times have I dreamt about what […]

Wife and Caregiver – The Reality of My Marriage and Life

Two years ago, just after I got married, my husband Greg was diagnosed with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis.  Most people don’t realize that there are two types of MS; Relapsing Remitting MS, which is the more common type and, as the name implies, offers some times of remittance, and then there’s Progressive, which my husband has.  […]

Fear of Intimacy – it’s why we blog, post and love reality TV

I do a lot of speaking engagements, TV segments and blogs about how social media has made all of us anonymous.  We say things online that we’d never say in public.  It seems as if we’ve lost our social filter and will post cruel and hurtful comments regardless of the result.  Many people think nothing […]

Take Two Deep Breaths and Laugh In the Morning

Throughout my life there have always been very clear signs put in front of me – OK, sometimes actually shoved down my throat – about the path I’m meant to take.   It’s become abundantly clear that I’m meant to be a caregiver for my family as well as motivate others who are dealing with the […]

The disguises women choose to wear even when it’s not Halloween

It’s usually only one day a year, on Halloween, when our kids don costumes and pretend to be someone else.  As women, it seems we do it far too often.  I’ve had many friends say to me that they stopped working when they had kids and, while they love being a mom, they dearly miss […]

Home organizing tips for safety and serenity

Disclaimer –  I have a material and/or financial connection because I received a gift, sample of a product and/or compensation for consideration in preparing to write this content. All opinions stated within are my own. As a national child safety expert, all too often I am asked to discuss some of the most overlooked hazards in […]