The disease of addiction has left virtually no family completely unscathed. It may be a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, sibling, spouse, child or dear friend - but all of know at least one person struggling. Thankfully, the stigma associated with this disease is starting to dissolve away. The battle against those who would vilify… Continue reading Money Mondays: The Road to Financial Recovery
Now that it's summer time, and we have the time to reflect upon a successful kindergarten year for my son, I have been thinking of you, his teacher, a lot. A few years ago, I took my son to his preschool friend’s birthday party. A few of the other moms in attendance were complaining to… Continue reading Dear Teacher: An Open Letter to My Son’s Teacher
Lying is bad: "Mom, you don't actually have eyes in the back of your head. I checked under your hair when you were sleeping. That means you weren't telling the truth, and you have to sit in time out for 33 minutes because you are 33 years old." He has perfected the eye roll and… Continue reading Lessons I’ve learned from my kids
Hi friends! So, I've mentioned in the past that you should find a financial advisor that you trust to help you plan for retirement and invest your money. I've had people say to me, "Margo, how come the person who sold me insurance is offering to do a retirement projection for free, but other advisors… Continue reading Money Mondays: How Exactly are Financial Advisors Paid? And By Who?
TRIGGER ALERT, Child loss and drowning discussed in this post. It's not fun to read about but it might, just might, save your kid's life. Yesterday, we got to enjoy a rare hot and sunny Washington day on our friend's ski boat. After the husbands took turns reliving their glory days on wakeboard and mono-ski,… Continue reading Dr. Annie Answers: Water Safety
It seems every week brings news of another institution being hacked, potentially exposing private data for countless consumers. So, it's likely your data has either been exposed or you've already experienced a breach personally. This blog post is brought to you today by way of reader request! So, first, I'd like to go through steps… Continue reading Credit Breaches, Financial Fraud, and Data Exposure, Oh My!
In our first volume of the Save Our Water Series, we spoke about rain barrel production and the benefits on small gardens to big farms. Today's volume will illuminate the myriad of important information gleaned when researching sustainable farming, and what it can do to really save our planet. We will begin by understanding what… Continue reading Save Our Water Series, Vol. 2: Sustainable Agriculture and The Importance of Supporting Regenerative Practices
Okay so I have a confession to make, I am a total goon for teeny bopper music. In my teens, I had a die hard straight up psycho "he shall be mine" crush on Justin Timberlake. I am going to call her out here and also confess that Christiana and I spent the majority of… Continue reading Confessions of a Thirty- Something Teeny Bopper
Hi friends!! So, for the past three weeks, I’ve been making time to do exercise every day. If you know me or have read previous posts, you know I am not a big exercise fanatic, so this is somewhat of a large change in my usual routine. Whether it be a few miles of (slow,… Continue reading Milestone Alert! I Weight-lifted
Last January, the hubs and I were super lucky enough to live the parenting dream and getaway to Hawaii for a long weekend.Our good friends from college were getting married on the beautiful North Shore of Oahu. The kids were happily being spoiled with the grandparents and we were sipping mai tais by the pool… Continue reading Dr. Annie Answers: Preparing for the Worst to Enjoy the Best