Life Hacks

How to Write a Complaint Letter That Gets Results

If there’s one thing I’ve noticed, it’s that most people do not know how to make an effective complaint.  I’m actually really good at doing that.  I actually used to write formal complaint letters for people on Fiverr. So, here’s a situation I experienced recently that ended in a refund of several hundred dollars. As […] Read more…

Water Alarm Online

Save Money – Get a WATER ALARM

I am always surprised when I find that most people have not heard about a water alarm.  I think it’s just as necessary as a smoke alarm in your home.  These things are BRILLIANT and have saved our bacon more times than I can count.  Water damage can be very expensive.  We’ve had water in […] Read more…

Do you suffer from Hostess Neurosis

Overcome your Hostess Anxiety

Do you suffer from hostess neurosis or hostess anxiety?  You know that HORRIBLE feeling when you’ve got guests coming over and the house looks like a complete TRAIN WRECK??  That’s about the worst feeling in the world.  I don’t think anything causes me more stress or anxiety in the world than to think that my […] Read more…

Stress Reduction for Busy Moms

Stress Reduction for Busy Moms

How good are you at stress reduction? If you’re a Mom, probably not that well. We all have stresses in our lives that come and go and some periods in your life are worse than others. I’m always dismayed when I realize how hard women are on themselves.  Guys, not so much.  They don’t seem […] Read more…

There's ONE important thing you need to know about managing your teen.

The ONE Thing You Need to Know About Teens

Raising teens and tweens can be quite a challenge. What’s that saying? It’s like being pecked to death by a duck. As the mother of three sons – two adult and one still in those “fabulous” teen years, I can certainly testify to the truth of that.  What if there was one magic truth that […] Read more…

Life Hack – Manage Your Shopping Emails

Shopping Emails are like little golden tickets for your favorite stores.  Do you know when you buy stuff in stores these days, they no longer ask for your phone number.  Instead, they’ve started asking for your Email address.  Gotta love marketing.  If they can’t get to you one way, they’ll find another.   However, keep in […] Read more…

The Cleaning Styles of Men vs. Women

Here’s a news flash: men are different than women.  Shocking isn’t it? But it’s sort of a basic fact of biology.  And we have totally different cleaning styles.  So, the illogic of it is why do we expect men to clean like women do or vice versa?  There have been whole books on the subject […] Read more…

How to Pack for a Family Vacation

Oh goody!  Today I get to talk about my very favorite thing – how to pack for a family trip.  Is it too crazy that I just LOVE packing for a trip?  It’s one of my favorite things.  It’s the one time I can really dig into my hyper-organized side.  I’m not terribly organized in […] Read more…

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