Sunday Reads: YA – The Delphi Effect


  About the Book From the award-winning and best-selling author of TIMEBOUND comes the first book in a thrilling new trilogy! It’s never wise to talk to strangers…and that goes double when they’re dead. Unfortunately, seventeen-year-old Anna Morgan has no choice. Resting on a park bench, touching the turnstile at the Metro station—she never knows […]

Sunday Reads & Book Review: Surviving Death


About Surviving Death “While exploring the evidence for an afterlife, I witnessed some unbelievable things that are not supposed to be possible in our material world. Yet they were unavoidably and undeniably real. Despite my initial doubt, I came to realize that there are still aspects of Nature which are neither understood or accepted, even […]

Win a Tropical Vacation with Sour Patch Kids!


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #spktropicalsweepstakes #CollectiveBias   Could you use a vacation?? I know I could after a longgggg winter full of snow and ice here in Western New York.  Nothing sounds better than the beach and and book right about now! […]

Travel Mysteries


I have written several posts about traveling with kids and the lessons I’ve learned along the way. Lately I’ve been travelling alone for some work functions and conferences. Not having to wrangle kids has given me the opportunity to notice some of the other things going on in the travel world. In short, it has […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2016


Happy Holidays, everyone!  I hope that your season is filled with laughter, family, joy, giving and all the wonderful things that make this time of year special!  We’ve compiled a list of some of our top gifts this season to try and help make your shopping season just a little bit less crazy!  Enjoy, and […]

Adoption Awareness Month – What Not to Say


I don’t have any personal experience with adoption. Although we entertained the thought of adopting a child a couple of years ago, the process of the particular adoption we were seeking was impossible because of international laws. But, I have enough friends who have adopted children and when I listen to their stories, I’m sometimes […]

Can You Be Too Old for Trick-or-Treating?


Halloween is upon us and one of the common complaints you hear about this holiday is that some trick-or-treaters are too old to be knocking on doors looking for goodies. To this, I say: Get over it. I have to admit, I have a long history of being afraid of teenagers. They have opinions, sometimes […]

Selecting Sports Eye Protection For Your Child

happy kids have fun on outdoor swimming pool at beautiful aquapark

  Sight is the most important sense when it comes to many things and sports is no different. Protecting the eyes is one of the most important safety precautions that a parent can take care of. An accident during a game could leave your child with limited or no sight in one or both eyes. […]

4 Photos Every Mother Needs


A Gorgeous Headshot I have to have up to date headshots because of the work I do. When I recently posted a couple on Facebook, the feedback was amazing. It occurred to me that many moms probably don’t have a nice picture of themselves. So, book a professional make-up artist and hairstylist and go for […]

Disability or Not: Why You Don’t Want to Raise a Spoiled Kid


My cousin has two little girls, both with unique needs. One was born with spina bfida and because she uses a wheelchair, has a visible disability. The other daughter has a special need that’s not visible – Type 1 Diabetes. So, in other words, my cousin is a very busy mother! This past weekend, she […]