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…

5 easy tips to prepare your family for the daylight saving time change

Daylight saving time is approaching us once again. March 12th 2017 will bring brighter evenings and a reminder that spring and warmer weather are within reach. However, it comes with the potential to wreak havoc on a family’s sleep routine, a seriousness that affects most of us, no matter where you live. However, if you…

The most unexpected test may give you a memory boost

FACT. My memory is not what it used to be.  FACT. I have to keep my brain stimulated in order to keep my mind focused and healthy. I do a lot of brain teasers, puzzles, and creative thinking throughout the day because as we get older, we naturally have shorter memories, but even if  you’re intrigued…

Debunking Menopause Sex and Intimacy. Myths, Facts, and Symptoms.

Yes ladies, I am going to talk about the vagina and sex! If you are anything like my mother-in-law, you will turn red in the face and laugh through the whole conversation. She is even afraid to say the word “sperm”, instead opting to call them “swimmers”.  So if you can’t say “vagina” or “sex”…

A Germophobe’s Tips for Cold & Flu Season

If you’re anything like me around this time of year, you cling to the Kleenex, tea, and Vitamin Supplements. It doesn’t help that I’m in an area where my allergies are the worst in 40 years of my life and, as I have drifted “over the hill” in age, it is harder for me to…

Better Options for MidLife Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia

It never fails. Each day I wake up to severe pain in my back, neck, and shoulders. I have to push myself to get up and move because the pain tends to lessen as I get moving, though it never completely goes away. In fact, some days I can barely move at all and my…

At MidLife, Mental Happiness Matters More Than Physical

MidLife for me means a lot of changes take place with my body both physically and mentally. Whilst I am all about good health and keeping the body in shape, I am a firm believer in “beauty from the inside out”. This means that I understand and respect that not every woman is physically built the…

Got Sleep? Me Neither.

Sleep is one of life’s little conundrums to me. I just don’t get it. No literally. I don’t get it as much as I should. I’m either too anxious and my mind starts whirling 1000 miles an hour when it gets quiet or I just don’t like sleeping much. I mean, I am a morning…

MidLife Moodiness Brings Out the Maleficent Witch In Me

The other day I broke my leather backpack purse strap so I was temporarily carrying around a regular backpack until I could replace it.  As I stood in the store, backpack snug over my shoulders, a little kid, probably about 5, curiously fidgeted about next his mom at the end of the aisle. I preoccupy…