The Sober Curious Movement Why do we have to, as a society, turn every nothing into a “thing.” (repeat that in my best whiny voice) This whole sober curious thing. Is it even a thing? Does it need to be a thing? I’m annoyed at the term sober curious, for one. Yes, sometimes I am […]
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The 52 Week Savings Challenge Have you heard of the 52-Week Savings Challenge? It’s an easy and popular way to put away a little bit of mad money into a savings account. Maybe you want to redecorate but don’t have a lot of money. It started out as just a viral photo from Facebook and […]
Special Needs Mom Friends Maybe your child has significant time and energy draining issues. Perhaps you are a parent, but you also have your own personal mental health or physical health challenges. My generation (Generation X) is now the “Sandwich Generation.” We are taking care of both our kids and our parents. In the past […]
Disciplining a Special Needs Child. Several years ago, I was in Juvenile Court with a teen client. I was her IEP advocate, but on this day I was there for moral support. The grandmother had asked me to speak to the judge about her educational programming (or lack thereof, as it was). This teen had […]
Amish Produce Auctions I love shopping at our local Amish produce auction. My parents have frequently attended plant and nursery auctions and I wanted to try my hand at this. At first it can be intimidating, but with these tips, you can learn how to save money for your family and how to shop at […]
Clutter and your Mental Health Did you know that clutter can affect your mental health? Today’s households don’t do as much entertaining and guests as generations before us. As a kid, we often had drop-in guests, and neighbors who would just stop by to chat. That doesn’t happen anymore. So we may not think about […]