Things You Should Do For Yourself Right Now

Are you someone who makes an effort to help, comfort, and pamper your loved ones? It has been said that many people take much better care of their friends and family than they do of themselves. Typically, there are more women than men that have this tendency, but it does include both genders. Now is the time to start taking good care of yourself, too! Here are some things you can start with right this minute. LifeBuzz posted an article that contained 30 things that everyone should start doing for themselves. You can view it as a guide to better … Continue reading

Enter the Hallmark Hall of Fame Sweepstakes

If you are a fan of romance movies from Hallmark Hall of Fame, then this sweepstakes should catch your attention. It involves a “made for TV” movie called The Makeover which will air later this month. Someone will win an autographed poster and a cast/crew vest. Others will win a copy of the DVD. The Makeover stars Julia Stiles as the main character. You may remember the actress from movies like 10 Things I Hate About You, O, and Save the Last Dance. She plays Hannah Higgins, who is a smart, driven, Harvard-educated professor. She decides to run for Congress … Continue reading

Things They Never Told You About Being a Mom

Before having children all anyone ever tells you is how wonderful being a mother is. Babies are cute and cuddly and sweet and did I mention cute! However, what they failed to mention was that you were about to embark on the most difficult adventure you would ever face in your life. Don’t believe me? Try parenting a three year old for a day or two! They always say it’s the terrible two’s, they were wrong. Three was much harder than two, and I’m afraid four isn’t turning out much better. While I love my son dearly, there are some … Continue reading

How to Make Halloween Easier for Kids With Autism

Halloween is a holiday that might be difficult for children who have an autism spectrum disorder to cope with. Things get decorated in unexpected ways. Social skills can falter when a person is wearing a costume. Here are some tips to make Halloween easier for kids who have autism. Start preparing your child now! If your child is in a Special Education classroom, there is a good possibility that his or her teacher has been slowly getting the students used to the idea that Halloween is coming, and has been discussing some of the changes that will happen. Awesome teachers … Continue reading

We All Have Our Reasons

I recently met a woman at the gym and we’ve become gym buddies. Last week after our Zumba class we were in the parking lot talking. She knows I’m a single mother and she confided in me that she is thinking of asking her husband for a divorce. I told her I was sorry and asked what the problem was, her answer? He drives a truck for a living and is gone most of the time, she is tired of him never being home. I took her out to coffee and we talked more. Her stance on single parenthood is … Continue reading

Bad Things Happen to Good People

From the time I was little I always believed in the notion that if you lived right, good things would happen. As I got older it became apparent to me that this was not the case. Even though I had done everything that I could to be a good wife and mother I still ended up divorced. Sometimes life happens that way. It isn’t fair, but it’s just the way it is. The important thing is that you don’t spend your life beating yourself up about it. Just because bad things have happened to you doesn’t mean you are a … Continue reading

Unpleasant Wedding Humor

I love injecting humor into weddings. The occasion can sometimes be taken too seriously, either made especially solemn or fraught with the nerves of invested parties that want everything to be perfect. So I’m all about taking things a little more lightly; my imagined and actual wedding invitations are proof of that. What I can’t get behind, however, is a certain brand of humor I often see or hear about at weddings or in the course of wedding planning. I hesitate to call it chauvinist or sexist but that’s ultimately what it is, or at least it springs from the … Continue reading

Insurance Blog Week in Review – June 17 – 23, 2012

Each and every week, the Insurance Blog Week in Review brings you an easy way to “ketchup” on all of the blogs that appeared here in the past week. There can be anywhere between twelve and fourteen blogs here each week, and they can go by pretty fast. What did you miss? Another Reason to Cover Pre-Existing Conditions Health insurance companies are considering people who have donated a kidney as having a pre-existing condition. The insurers are using this as an excuse to deny coverage. This is horrible! California Replicates Health Care Reform Laws If the Supreme Court decides to … Continue reading

If I Were You, I Would……

Are you the recipient of much unwanted advice? Parenting in general seems to bring out everyone’s need to tell you how to do things better. Become a single parent and that advice giving is kicked up a notch. “Do you really think she should spend so much time at daycare?” “Dating? Don’t you think it’s a little soon?” “When my kids were that age I made them sleep in their own beds, you’re spoiling her.” And on and on and on, until I wanted to scream. Everyone, it seemed, knew how to raise my daughter better than I did. Everyone … Continue reading

Want to Design Your Own Blog for Free?

Ebook: How to Design a Blog for Free: A beginner’s guide to creating a professional design on a budget. By: Jacinda Vandenberg Cost: $4.99 Book Summary: In it, I explain in complete detail every step it takes to create and install your own customized headers, buttons, banners, Facebook covers, photo tabs, eBook covers, social media icons – as many things as I could possibly think of! I’ve included visuals for each step, and made the installation process a painless ordeal by providing codes you can simply Copy & Paste. You don’t need Photoshop or any other expensive tools since everything … Continue reading