self care

  • There's a lot of talk these days about self-care. Self-care for moms, self-care for the working woman, self-care for teenagers. But we don't hear much about stepmom self-care. As many as half of all women in the U.S. may find themselves in the role of stepmother at some point in their lives. And although there [...]

  • Do you worry about how to instill mindfulness in your teen? Or about his/her anxiety? How about their reliance on social media? Or all of the above? Today's Teens Face Complicated Challenges Teen suicide rates are the highest since 2000 and in today's fast-paced world, teens experience more anxiety than ever before. They're under social [...]

  • How do you decide whether you need to evacuate or shelter in place? I've written about how to develop your emergency plan. Whether making sure your finances are in order or that you have your important documents organized in a grab and go binder, it's important to think through how you'd handle an emergency. And [...]

  • Growing up at the beach in Florida, "hurricane" and "evacuation" were part of our vocabulary every summer and fall. While I don't remember having an emergency plan back then, I feel sure we discussed what to pack if we ever had to evacuate. In the almost twenty years I've lived in the DC area, we've [...]

  • It hasn’t even been a year since I took the (scary!) plunge into blogging. My very first blog post was all about starting new things when you're over 40. And here I am again, launching another new adventure: all about handwritten notes! I am so excited to announce the newest member of the This Custom [...]

  • You know by now that I love to travel. Over the years, I've explored all but one of the continents. (yes, it is crazy that I've been to Antarctica but not yet Australia!) And taking travel photos is one of my favorite things to do while I'm on a trip. I don't expect National Geographic [...]

  • There's a lot of talk these days about self-care. Self-care for moms, self-care for the working woman, self-care for teenagers. But we don't hear much about stepmom self-care. As many as half of all women in the U.S. may find themselves in the role of stepmother at some point in their lives. And although there [...]

  • Do you worry about how to instill mindfulness in your teen? Or about his/her anxiety? How about their reliance on social media? Or all of the above? Today's Teens Face Complicated Challenges Teen suicide rates are the highest since 2000 and in today's fast-paced world, teens experience more anxiety than ever before. They're under social [...]

  • How do you decide whether you need to evacuate or shelter in place? I've written about how to develop your emergency plan. Whether making sure your finances are in order or that you have your important documents organized in a grab and go binder, it's important to think through how you'd handle an emergency. And [...]

  • Growing up at the beach in Florida, "hurricane" and "evacuation" were part of our vocabulary every summer and fall. While I don't remember having an emergency plan back then, I feel sure we discussed what to pack if we ever had to evacuate. In the almost twenty years I've lived in the DC area, we've [...]

  • It hasn’t even been a year since I took the (scary!) plunge into blogging. My very first blog post was all about starting new things when you're over 40. And here I am again, launching another new adventure: all about handwritten notes! I am so excited to announce the newest member of the This Custom [...]

  • You know by now that I love to travel. Over the years, I've explored all but one of the continents. (yes, it is crazy that I've been to Antarctica but not yet Australia!) And taking travel photos is one of my favorite things to do while I'm on a trip. I don't expect National Geographic [...]