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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Emerson's First Birthday Party

Emerson turned one on January 29 and well we couldn't go without throwing her a party! My goal was to keep it low key and simple. We celebrated with around 20 friends and family ....more

10 things that keep me up at night

There are two types of people in the world: leaders and followers. Our two horses Nick and Dancer are the perfect example: Dancer (the white one) has been a follower all his life, always being dominated by every other horse in the pack. Nick (the one with the ghetto booty) is the leader, bossing him around and acting like he's king....more

Ten Things We Should All Do At Least Once In Our Lives

Hilarcl Life is short. Most of us have a bucket list of things we want to do before we’re too old to achieve them. Not all of us manage to find the time to do them, though ....more

Sweatshirt Sale!

Happy Monday, my friends! I've been so sick and nauseous so I haven't been as consistent with posting good deals. I'm going to continue doing the best I can while putting my little family first :) I wanted to let you know about this cute sweatshirt sale today ....more

Cyberbullying: Keeping your child safe

It’s hard to overstate just how much children like technology. In fact, there might not be anything in history that’s drawn them in so powerfully. Unfortunately, technology isn’t without its dangers, and high up the list is cyberbullying ....more

Blogging and Taxes

A post sponsored by TurboTax, but all opinions and anxiety are my own! Tax season makes me nervous.Once upon a time when life was simple and I was only sent one clean 1099 to submit to the Gods at the IRS and was then able move on the down the road, this time of year didn't make me so itchy. But those times are no more.As a blogger/small business owner/hustler of all things, tax season can get a little messy for me ....more

Loving yourself and others

Remember the adorable Galentine's Day Brunch I went to? Well, we all sat down and shared our thoughts on how to love yourself and others too :) Happy month of LOVE. | video by: dotd films...more

Is Dating After Divorce Scary or Exciting?

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what better topic to talk about than dating. Is dating after divorce scary or exciting? It’s both! ...more

SMALL CHANGES CAN MEAN BIG RESULTS

This is the time of year that people ignore/forget about/ or disown the brave New Year's resolutions they made just a few weeks ago. Discouraging? Maybe a little. But here's the good news. You can still make small changes and see great results. Just out of interest, I asked a few friends and e-mail buddies for suggestions on small changes they made to achieve their goals. Their answers were interesting and inspiring. And quite creative! Here are a few of them. They're simple, practical, and above all doable....more

How To Not Be Awkward

There was a meme on the internets the other day, it went like this:I will not be awkward today.Person: “Hey.”Me: “Good, thanks!”I high-fived the screen and rolled on the floor laughing alone thinking “OMG ME EVERY DAY!”But it actually cued an uncomfortable reality I’d been facing in recent months: I really hadn’t had a sense of confidence when confronted with questions about my life, and it’s left me in awkwardly dangling or abruptly ended conversations that could have felt a lot better....more