4 simple ways to stay productive and conquer your to-do list

I admit, I have OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and to-do lists are the bread and butter to my chaotic life. These lists keep me grounded and focused so I can keep myself on track. These lists also help my Autistic teens and husband, so it’s not just for us over-worried moms. Did you know that…

Science and Technology Can Help Me Find My Roots

I was adopted when I was 9 months old, so I don’t know anything about my background or family history. When my kids had to do their cultural background history project, the only part they could fill out was their father’s side. In fact, my husband’s family has records dating back over hundreds of years…

The Low-Down on Leasing Your Car

I’ve been debating buying a new car lately. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Nissan Pathfinder, but its time to upgrade. However, I have never bought a brand new car as cars are never an investment (like your home) and they depreciate so fast it’s ridiculously insane to purchase brand new unless you’re made…

Support World Autism Awareness Day with Unique Wine Glass Charms!

World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2017 and I know this all too well with my daughter, my son, and my husband living with Aspergers Syndrome (Autism Spectrum). When my oldest son was diagnosed, it took years to figure out why he was not communicating well, had trouble with social settings, did odd sounds and gestures, and…

Spring home improvements you can do in 24 hours or less

For most of us, the idea of spring cleaning probably sounds refreshing after a winter of bundling up against the cold. Now that spring has arrived, it’s finally time to get started! But if you are anything like me, you dread the thought of all that work and for the most part, where do you…

A 4-year degree from a University might not be the best choice

My kids are all in high school this year, so the “what do I want to do” questions are always arising. My daughter and my oldest son have Asperger’s (Autism) and their anxiety about graduating has hit an all-time high. Sadly, this is not uncommon during these years of any teens life, with or without…

Easy DIY Decorations for Spring

Spring is the perfect time to shake things up with your home decor. As Mother Nature transforms her landscape with fresh buds and blooms of vivid colors and smells, you’re probably longing to refresh your home, too. These five easy craft projects are perfect family activities and the results will add touches of springtime throughout…

Chores earn high marks as a financial teaching tool for parents

Since my children were younger, they have always earned their time on the computer or even a night out to dinner through helping me around the house and dad out in the yard. Some people may find that odd, but I believe fully in teaching your children that everything in life is not simply given to…

Conquer Your Packing Challenges While Traveling

Spring Break is almost upon us and we’re planning our first weekend getaway with the kids soon. It will be the first time we’ve ventured out for relaxation in warmer weather since September, so we are thoroughly looking forward to this trip.  But as often as we travel, my daughter and I always have that…

How to Express Yourself Through Words You Cannot Say

I love my beautiful orchids my husband got me for valentines day along with chocolates. I prefer potted plants and flowers over cut flowers that only last a few days. It meant a lot to me that my husband went out of his way to find the perfect gift in expressing his love, but the…