Mud Season

Well, for any of you who have lived, or do live, in a place where there are seasons, you are probably familiar with “Mud Season.” Often between winter and spring when the snow is melting and all around is MUD. Well, that is not what I am talking about. The...

Tis’ The Season

No, the holidays are not upon us but back to school is, and all that comes along with it. There are uniforms or school clothes to buy, haircuts, school supplies, meet the teacher, and the list goes on. I have noticed the back to school stress with parents and kids...

Social Media: Friend or Foe?

Technology has created the ability for us to have a variety of information, we can access at our fingertips, anytime and anywhere, which can be incredibility helpful, or not. However, we have lost the ability to see a movie, go to dinner, watch TV, cook a meal or hang...

Happy 4th of July!

It seems strange to me that the 4th of July holiday falls on a Wednesday, I don’t know why but it feels like a weekend holiday, even though every seven years it falls on a Wednesday. So here is my Helpful Hints from Heloise. Woohoo, you get to work two days,...

Caring for Elder Parents

With the economy and people living longer, I hear a great deal about the stressors of caring for elderly parents, while often times still caring for and trying to raise their own children. Have you heard the saying about how it takes an entire village to raise a...

Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself

Every time you do something, do it the very best you can and realize that every time you do something, it may not be as good as you would have liked it to be or as good as it was the first time, and that is OK. It is what we call being human. Keep trying and know that...

Make It Count

All around me I hear people saying how fast time is flying by; that saying comes out of my mouth on a regular basis. The summer of my childhood lasted forever (out of the mouth of teenage exaggeration) but I do remember being ready to go back to school in the fall...

Summer is in the air

It’s summer and the kids are saying, woo-hoo school is out, and parents (some) are saying, boo-hoo, how am I going to keep my kids entertained for the summer? Some parents really enjoy the summer and the lack of schedules and some parents feel overwhelmed by...