Like it or not, the holidays are just around the corner. If you haven’t started thinking about your holiday budgeting plans, it’s time to start. The holidays can be a financially taxing time for everyone. It’s easy to get caught...
When I was coming of age, my generation was on the cusp. Somewhere between Generation X and Millennials there is a micro generation of people. That’s me. True we’re usually lumped in with one of the others, but we lived...
Let’s talk about something no one wants to even think about. It’s something triggered by tragedy. It’s not fun to discuss about. But, it’s vital. Let’s talk about life insurance. When our son was stillborn in 2011, we had to think...

Recent Posts

My Successful VBAC Birth Plan

A decade ago I was pregnant with my first child. I remember being asked, "So what's your birth plan?" Some women choose to have very...

Cilka’s Journey Book Review – 2020 Book Club Pick

Heather Morris follows up on her bestseller, The Tattooist of Auschwitz with Cilka’s Journey. Cilka's Journey is one of my 2020 Book Club Picks.  Last...

Routine Health and Development Check Ups That Your Children Need

Their children’s health is every parent’s priority. They will go through great lengths to ensure that their kids grow healthy and happy. Remember how...

Easy, Insta Pot Chicken Pozole Soup

Soup is a winter staple at our house. I love a good warm bowl for lunch and for dinner. And, let’s be honest, after...

15 Things No One Warns You About When Parenting a Middle Schooler

Middle schoolers are emotional, moody and sometimes hard to read. Parenting a middle-schooler almost requires a specialized degree!   As a veteran middle school counselor,...