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

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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Solo Travel: 5 Ways to Meet Great People Everywhere

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Au Revoir

This isn't goodbye! I promise. Just click on the link, and follow me on a new adventure :) ...more

The Never-ending Judicial Scandals

Philadelphia NOW, Pennsylvania NOW, and Americans for Democratic Action have voted to oppose the measure on the April 2016 primary ballot to raise the retirement age for Pennsylvania judges from 70 to 75.There are many good reasons to oppose the retirement age, some of which I noted in Why I’m voting against raising the retirement age for PA judges. Judges routinely win retention elections despite well-publicized examples of incompetent, corrupt behavior. Mandatory retirement at 70 is one of our few opportunities to get rid of these judges and make room for candidates who bring new perspectives and experiences to the bench.(Judges have the opportunity to work part-time in retirement, so those who have much to offer can continue to do so on a part-time basis.)If the retirement age is raised, there is real danger that we will delay the transformation of the judiciary into something more closely resembling what America now looks like ....more

A vacation by myself (and to myself)

The commitment I make to my hobbies and interests is pretty lackadaisical, and I like it that way. To me, hobbies and interests shouldn’t involve commitment, goals, or any aspiration of achievement. I read a great piece recently by author Elizabeth Gilbert on the difference between a career, a job, a hobby, and a vocation. (Interestingly, what led me to read it was that I thought it said “vacation,” and was going to be about work/life balance. But it turned out to be even better, since it’s really about the things we do that make life meaningful.)...more

Baby Department Price Drops for Saturday [Moby, Summer Infant, More]

Prices on these highly rated baby items have dropped at Amazon. Check ‘em out: Moby Wrap Original 100% Cotton Baby Carrier, Black: 29% off at $34 Summer Infant SwaddleMe 2 Piece Adjustable Infant Wrap, Alphabet Soup, Large: 30% off at $15.38. Hurry! ...more

Wedding Photos - Cynthia Obianodo & Ebuka Obi-Uchendu Get Married in Abuja

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and Cynthia Obianodo today in Abuja with just close family and friends in attendance. More first photos from their beautiful wedding below. Congrats to the couple!Continue reading » ...more

Price Drops! 6 Great Toys at 36% Off or More [Green Toys, Playmobil, More]

Prices on these highly rated toys have dropped to below my buy-it-now price at Amazon: Green Toys Tool Set, Pink: 37% off at $17.54 Hog Wild Toys Air Strike Catapult: 40% off at $8.95 View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack: 41% off at $17.74 Learning Resources Goodie Games ABC Cookies: 36% off at $12.19 Playmobil Super 4 Skyjet: 65% off at $4.59 Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Stack & Roll Cups: 58% off at $5.07 (add-on item) Grab these while you can; Amazon’s prices are subject to change at any time. Free shipping with Prime or when you spend $35 or more. Related:...more

Bay Ridge – Valentine’s Day 2016

Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year and a lot of people like to go to brunch on Sunday in Bay Ridge!...more

Up to $100 Off Diono Car Seats [RXT, Pacifica, R120 & More]

Albee Baby has Diono car seats on sale at up to 30% off. Right now you can take an extra 10% off with no coupon code necessary....more