No Time Like the Present


The following is a contribution from one of my local mommy friends …..  Recently, I was sitting in a local Starbucks. A young college student came in and my heart went out to her.  As I sat with my latte and computer,  I heard her begin to describe her stress to the clerk specifically the huge academic load that she carries.   Her backpack is filled to the brim, weighing her down – leaving her physically and seemingly emotionally drained.  As she leaves with her drink to bring a sense of comfort (and/or a jolt of caffeine for studying) ,…

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How to Help Your Family When You Lose Your Job


Q: Recently, I lost my job where I was employed for the past 12 years. It was unexpected, and we do not have a lot of savings. I am concerned about kids. We live in what I guess you could call a typical “suburban” area. We have a nice house and my children enjoy a “nicer than most” comfortable lifestyle. As a mom, I do not want my job loss to disrupt their lives, but I also know the limits on our family budget right now. How do I help my family through this job loss? A: Given these economic…

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5 Sanity Saving Tips for Surviving The Last Weeks of School


We are down to the last few weeks of school in our area, and it promises to be a crazy few weeks. There are parties, field days, Grandparents Day and that long awaited last day of school. Is it me or does there always seem to be a terrible case of Rushing and Hurry this time of year? And then there is my favorite….the scheduling nightmare for many moms: those early dismissals that seem to be offered in droves. Here are 5 tips for to finishing the school year with sanity. 1. Celebrate the school year Has it been a…

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