Life Hacks

You'd be surprised at what results an effective complaint letter can get you.

The POWER of a Properly Worded Complaint

As I mentioned recently, my son got married. It was a very nice wedding, but there were several glitches that marred the day.  There were enough small problems that we ended up making a formal complaint to the reception company.  Which actually worked quite nicely.   It was kind of ironic because my daughter-in-law and […] Read more…

Matt's Wedding

My Son Got Married

So, my middle son Matt got married about a month ago.  I haven’t  posted the pictures from it because it’s taken a while to get the pictures back from the photographer.  But it was a lovely day and we were all excited to see them married.  Great weather – perfect since it was a rooftop […] Read more…

Water Alarm

Save Money – Get a WATER ALARM

I am always surprised when I find that most people have not heard about a water alarm.  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 our basement at least 10 times now from either our washer, our water […] 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…

Auto-renewing subscriptions is a good deal for companies, but a bad deal for YOU. Just say no.

Why Auto-Renew is Such a BAD Idea

This post was inspired by today’s real-life experience.  One of my previous posts was about my son Matt’s big mistake (90 days same as cash – NOT!).  This one is about my son Blake’s blooper.  You know – this guy! Here he is showing off his new bleached blond ‘do for his first day of […] 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 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 mind that […] Read more…

The Cleaning Styles of Men vs. Women

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.  So, the illogic of it is why do we expect men to act like women and vice versa?  There have been whole books on the subject – the whole Men are from Mars, Women […] Read more…

Organizing for a Trip

Organizing for a Trip

Since I just got back from my trip to DC, travel packing is on my mind.  I’m actually something of a fanatic about packing – I can’t stand to be without something I might need, so I really put a lot of thought and effort into it when I pack for a trip.   TIMING – […] Read more…

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