Today I realized that I’m getting closer to the edge of the cliff.  What cliff?  The cliff my son will go over unless mama starts taking charge. My son Spencer is 19 years old and has intellectual and development disabilities – IDD for short.  If you aren’t familiar with how the “system” works, people with […]

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. When you’re the parent of a child with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) there are a lot of fears that […]

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. This past week I was down in Florida at the COX Smart Home where I got to witness and play […]

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. Talk about “man’s best friend!” This survey done by COX Homelife clearly shows how important our four-legged family members are […]

Every year there are thousands of home fires and hundreds of fatalities due to Christmas tree fires.  This video just released by the Consumer Products Safety Commission is a harsh illustration of what can occur. Here are some tips to help prevent Christmas tree fires and keep you and your family safe: Choose the right […]

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. October is fire safety month, and most schools will be talking to our kids about what to do in case […]

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. What’s worse than having a flood in your basement and your oil burner failing when it’s the coldest day of […]

  An estimated 36,000 people die from the flu or complications of the flu each year, most of these deaths occurring in senior citizens. Because seniors’ immune systems begin to weaken at the age of 65, they are at a much higher risk for contracting the sickness. The CDC estimates that 200,000 people a year […]

Are you living the dream of our forefathers who fought for our freedom?  Maybe freedom meant something very different to them but, for all of us, doesn’t it come down to what it states in the Declaration of Independence – life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? My work as a motivational speaker and personal life […]

I’ve been a caregiver for 15 years now but it’s kicked into high gear over the last two.   While there’s no question that being a caregiver is exhausting and oftentimes frustrating, it’s also helped me figure out some important life lessons that I probably wouldn’t have known otherwise.  Here are some secrets I’ll share: We […]