The Joys and Challenges of Being a Single Parent


* This post has been sponsored.   I had a rough day on Friday.  I mean, a really rough day.  My youngest has her normal 359 pounds of things packed to go to her dad’s.  I got my older daughter to school a little late.  Then work ran long.  Like I ended up leaving an […]

Valentine’s Day and Bullying: 3 Quick Tips for Parents

Female pupil being bullied in elementary school

Ah, it’s that time of year when tissue boxes become mailboxes, and little candy hearts proliferate.  That’s right – it’s Valentine’s Day.  But just like for some adults, Valentine’s Day isn’t all hearts and roses for all of our kids.  Maybe more than some other holidays, V-Day is ripe for bullying opportunities.  For elementary school […]

Power Up Your Fan Experience with a Game Day Noisemaker!


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #NotSoFastMom #CollectiveBias It’s coming up on my favorite time of year – fall!  Fall in Western New York means cooler weathers, gorgeous leaves, and of course FOOTBALL!  Not only do I LOVE cheering on my alma mater […]

Think About Your Kids’ Eyes in Eye Exam Awareness Month!

Little girl reading eye-chart at pediatrician office

This post was sponsored by Think About Your Eyes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own. If your house is anything like mine, you are in full back to school mode!  That means shopping, meal planning and a whole host activities that go with heading back to […]

Water Safety Tips from Nationwide & Make Safe Happen

Kids in pool

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100% mine. Are you enjoying your summertime? We sure are! While the snow gets us down a good part of the year, summer time in Western NY is a beautiful time to be outside having fun with […]

8 Things Your Kids Need to Know About Money

Surprised Little Girl With Her Hands In The Air

Parents with young children often ask themselves what their child needs to know about money and how to teach that to them. First, you don’t have to tell your kids “Money is important.” Once they connect money to food, shelter and how many presents they get, they will get that point. Next time they are […]

Parental Tips on Caring for Your Kids While Recovering From an Injury

Senior woman with crutches getting help of physiotherapist at gym

Parents are super humans… right? Well, at least that’s what our children think. So when we fall ill or get seriously injured, it can wreak havoc on the entire household. Aside from routines being thrown out the window, recovering from a serious injury can take a toll on everyone physically and psychologically. If you’re having […]

After High School Graduation – The Race Begins!

After the high school graduation ceremony is over, yearbooks are signed, and nostalgia is shared, the family focus suddenly shifts to the preparation for college.  Once you have reached the finish line of the graduation ceremony, you confront a new race consumed by shopping, packing, and getting ready for off-to-college. And don’t be surprised that […]

College Ave Student Loans Offers New Options for Parents


  It seems like just yesterday that I was graduating from law school….with a lot of student loans that I am still working to repay.  Paying for college can be tough – especially if you are in an academic program that makes it difficult to work while you are studying.   I definitely have worked […]

Celebrate Safe Kids Day and Make Your Home Safer


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100% mine. As a parent, I think my primary job is to keep my kids safe.  As they get older, I find that while we have passed the babyproofing stage, new dangers present themselves.  As parents, it […]