How Can We Do Better By Our Autistic Girls?

Autism is different for girls, and not only because fewer girls than boys get autism diagnoses. Autistic women and girls not only tend to have different traits than autistic boys do, but are also socialized differently -- leading to many of those ...more

Fitess Expert Jenna Wolfe's Smart Tips to Get Lean in 2016

Small steps can add up to big changes and an overall healthier life. That's what fitness expert Jenna Wolfe will tell anyone who will listen. And with her new book, Thinner In 30, the busy mom of two is putting some walk behind her talk.  ...more

We're All Fighting a Battle, So Let's Be Nicer to Each Other

“Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle.” I’ve often heard this quote by Plato (or some variation of it) for years. Here’s the thing, though; I’ve never really put much thought into its meaning or relevance. I mean, I understood ...more

10 Tips For My Daughters on How to Dress Themselves

At preschool drop-off another mom pointed out,"Your daughter's socks don't match." I turned my palms upward in a je ne sais pas and wrinkled my nose, "Rough morning. Can’t win ’em all.”  ...more

The Dummy Proof Plan for Choosing a New Vehicle

After completing a 3-hour road trip where an antifreeze leak kept us smoking for a good deal of the time (the car was smoking, my daughter and I were not), and also left us driving in 27 degree weather with no heating capabilities, I was ...more

The Myth of the Entitled Millennial

For some years now, we millennials have been the subject of countless negative think pieces, articles, and TV spots. You would think that because we're the best educated group in US history, you'd see older generations patting themselves on the back for what a good job they've done. Instead, we are told that we're lazy, entitled, self-obsessed, and a list of other adjectives that suggest that we're the absolute worst....more
Wow, Sanity Thief, this is intense. As a Humbled Seeker Gen Xer, I appreciate hearing your ...more

Should Childcare Providers Be the Experts in Everything?

With more and more states requiring childcare providers to fill roles they were never trained to fill, providers are struggling to provide a well-rounded set of child development services. As providers most of us never went to college for a degree in education or a teaching license. We also did not go to school to be qualified to perform developmental and behavioral mental health assessments. ...more
I am thankful my kids are too old for daycare now. The problem with expecting them to offer so ...more

The "I Ignore Homeless People" Club

This morning as I sat in my car, my seat warmer keeping my ass nice and toasty, Elvis Duran is entertaining me because they’re talking about what movie represents your love life … and I think to myself, "Is there a movie with clowns in it that isn't scary?" And it doesn’t dawn on me until they’ve been off air for two hours, that it’s "Patch Adams!" ...more
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How money became a problem in my family

I don’t even know where to begin, because there are a lot of facets to this that can be hard to understand if you don’t […] ...more

What I Wore – The Perfect Drape Jacket & A Giveaway

I had been eyeing this coat for quite some time now but never pulled the trigger. ...more

Mary I and the Wyatt Rebellion

From author Janet Wertman: After assuming the throne in 1553, Mary I did what would have been expected from any queen: she searched for a husband so that she could produce an heir. Unfortunately for Mary, she chose Philip of Spain – which infuriated many in her country and led to an uprising. Led by Sir Thomas Wyatt (the son of the poet who wrote verse to Anne Boleyn)...more

Monday Mumblings...

I used to mumble on Mondays. It was a thing. People were used to it ....more

Another Winter Event

It was late when I took my bath last night but it surely helped me sleep. There is no way I’m going to bed cold between soaks in the tub and the heated blanket Cuz gave me for Christmas. It’s much more pleasant when I can go to bed with warm feet than with cold ones ....more

How I Saved $1700 In One Month

For the longest time, I kept seeing all these bloggers challenge themselves to save money. I'd read a stream of income report posts, how to budget, tips for saving...you see where this is going. Finally, I decided I was going to do it myself! ...more

How Humility Can Give You Something To Be Proud Of

In my high school English class, I wrote a story I thought would change the world....more

The Hero Effect & the Inspiration to Keep Writing

Starting to write and continuing to write are two completely different things, at least for me and from what I read from all of my creative heroes. Thank god I have heroes. They comfort me. They inspire me....more

10 Week Pregnant with Twins!

To my beautiful children, We hit the 10 week mark yesterday and it makes me SO happy!! You're making your mama really sick and I feel like I have the flu 24/7. I'm taking Diclegis which is a mix of Unisom and vitamin B6 ....more