By: Martianne Stanger Summer time. Adventure. Magical moments. These things just seem to go together don’t they? Add a little inspiration into the mix, and the delight of longer summer days only grows. Case in point for our family was the summer of 2014, which I also call our Swiss Family Robinson summer. No, our family was … More Let the Swiss Family Robinson Inspire Your Summer
By: Dr. Tanvi Maharaja PT, DPT, OCS, Pelvic Health PT “When I pull into the driveway…” “Every time I put the key in the lock to open the front door…” “Just as I enter the bathroom…” “As I turn the corner to get home…” “When I hear water run or when it;s cold…” If you have noticed leakage, … More Incontinence: Why do I Pee my Pants?
By: Martianne Stanger This past fall, we faced one of the saddest things a family can face: losing a loved one. Sadder still, our beloved Papa was states away and circumstances did not allow my children to make a final goodbye in person – something they wanted with every fiber of their beings. Still, we … More A Hug from a Lost Loved One
By: Tanvi Maharaja PT, DPT As moms, we bear many mantles: wife, partner, mother, daughter, sister, professional roles, social responsibilities, friend, shoulder to cry on, empathetic listener, someone to just hold hands with, someone who will understand, and someone who will be there when needed. The mantles are many. They are beautiful, precious; they are also … More Why Moms Need Creativity
By: Cheryl Maguire I love saving money, and I’m also an organized person. Over the years I’ve learned that my organizational strength has helped me to avoid fees and avoid buying things I already own. Here are some ways being organized can help you save money too: Bills In order to avoid late fees, you … More How Being Organized Can Save You Money
By: Martianne Stanger In recent years, I faced my first “mom surgery” – not a surgery for one of my children (which was something I had had to deal with within a year of becoming a mother), but my first time going under myself since becoming a mom. Though my first mom surgery was not … More 7 Ways to Bless a Friend Who’s in Quarantine
By: Tanvi Maharaja PT, DPT My son turns 15 this spring. It has been an amazing adventure watching him grow from a fun-loving, giggling, babbling toddler to the kind, empathetic, witty, smart teenager. As we were regaling him with his childhood stories (which obviously embarrassed him no end) and having fun at his expense, the discussion … More Growth: An Ongoing Journey
By: Cheryl Maguire My kids know me well. They have learned that if they want something they are more likely to get it if it’s on-sale or I have a coupon. Here are some other ways you can save next time you go shopping: 1. Ask for a Rain Check: If an item is on … More 25 Ways to Save Money at Retail Stores
By: Martianne Stanger As a long-time homeschooler, people often ask me what I think is one of the most important things to teach children. Without question, a term I borrowed years ago from Montessori-style schooling is my answer: Practical LIfe Skills! The one thing I am the most happy that I continue to teach my … More What’s One of the Most Important Things to Teach Your Children?
By: Cheryl Maguire The phone rang. It was difficult to hear it due to the incessant crying from my newborn twin babies. The blue and pink bassinets vibrated, emitting soothing music, but I only heard screaming. Why did they refuse to sleep? I fed them, changed their diapers, sang to them, but they were still … More How A Mom Mentor Helped Me