OK, I admit it. I hate being cheap. But let's face it, these days, we're all watching our pennies. One of my personal goals for 2013 is to become a more budget-minded shopper: this means groceries as well. It's no secret that the grocery bill for a family of five can get out of control very quickly. I have a few favorite stores where I like to shop - they're convenient, I like … [Read more...] about Healthy Family Meals for Moms on a Budget
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Dear Nicole--My son has been receiving speech and language therapy for about a year now (he is four years old) and his therapist just told me that she thinks he would benefit from group speech therapy--I guess my question to you is--How can his therapist work on my son's goals while working on the other child's goals too? And...do you think individual therapy is … [Read more...] about Invidual Speech Therapy vs. Group Speech Therapy?
Many women will admit there is a direct correlation between the amount of food they eat and the size of their thighs. Metabolic disorders aside, too many calories can result in too-tight clothes. Among the many other differences between the sexes, men and women don't share the same requirements for caloric intake. Knowing how many calories you require may make the difference … [Read more...] about How Many Calories Should a Woman Eat Each Day?
Are Children with Autism Singled Out? Why do I ask this question? Because of what happened at my son’s school just this past Friday. Why is this past Friday important? Because this past Friday was only a few short days after the latest awful school tragedy, this one in Parkland, Florida. In this version a “weird” “outcast” “loner” nineteen-year-old … [Read more...] about Are Children with Autism Singled Out?
It’s only a matter of time before we need to put away the sunscreen begin thinking about the dreaded back-to-school shopping. That means looking forward to a major outlay of money for school supplies, new clothes, activity fees, and other school-related expenses. On top of the notebooks, shoes, jeans, and backpacks, more and more parents are being asked to support schools by … [Read more...] about Back to School Spending Survival Guide