5 Ways To Be A Happier Person

    Are you tired of feeling sad or unhappy all of the time? Maybe you look at other people and wonder how they can be so happy all day every day. Well, there are some ways you can be happy and here are the tips to prove it. Work Less     Some of us spend literally every day working and it’s time to stop allowing work to suck life away. If you want to be happier, try and find a healthier work-life balance. If you are totally unhappy, maybe it’s time for a career change. Sleep More     How many of us stay up way later than we’re supposed to? Going to bed earlier can help ensure you wake up happier the next day. Being tired can only make a person cranky, so it’s important to get as much sleep as you can to avoid being cranky. Make New Friends     Maybe your friends are making you cranky? Perhaps they suck away the time you have during the day or they are just negative all of the time. Try finding new friends and ones that have a better outlook and perspective on life. Help … [Read more...]

What Inspired You To Start Blogging?

    Take a journey with me back to 2009, if you will.  I was 32 years old with a 3 year old and a 6 year old while battling a chronic medical condition.  Over the years, I have always considered myself to be a writer and used writing as a way to vent and to express myself.  It was a natural progression for me to document this new journey that I was on and blogging about it seemed like a great idea.     I can still remember when I wrote my first post.  It felt so good to get all of my thoughts and feelings out but I worried about how they would be received and perceived.  On one hand, I couldn't believe that anyone would even want to read anything I wrote and, on the other hand, I was terrified of revealing too much of myself and being criticized.  As a result, I quickly deleted that first post shortly after I published it.  This is something that I regret to this day because I would have liked to be able to reflect on how much I have grown from that first time I blogged.     … [Read more...]

As The New Year Approaches…

    With all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I have been very busy here on the blog sharing all of our family's experiences and even reviews and giveaways of some of our favorite products.  As the New Year approaches, I feel the need to slow it down a little bit for this post and share some of our family's behind the scenes stuff which I'm sure many of you can surely relate to...     Two weeks before Christmas, my husband got laid off from his job.  It certainly wasn't the best time for this to happen but then, is it ever good timing?  I keep reminding myself that it could be worse, at least I still have my job and medical benefits, thank God.  Every single time I turn around, I hear about families being hard hit by unemployment in these uncertain economic times and I'm thankful for what we do have.     Today, my boys attended a basketball game with my Father in Law at Fordham University and I stayed behind because walking around such a huge college campus is just not … [Read more...]

Celebrate The Women Of Steel In Your Life! @SamsungTweets #Samsung #Sponsored

This is a compensated campaign on behalf of Samsung Home Appliances U.S.A.  All opinions are 100% mine.    Six years ago, my life was rocked with a Cancer diagnosis and I really didn't know what to do or who to turn to.  Being a teacher and a lifelong student, I decided to become proactive about my health and my mental state and I researched cancer support groups online to connect with others who were going through the same struggles.     One of the angels whom I met was Mike Tufo.  He was a Synovial Sarcoma Survivor and we would chat online during the wee morning hours about all of the concerns that were keeping us up at night.  He was an amazing man who loved his sweetheart Dianne and their four sons.     I can still recall how he would comfort me and give me hope during those dark early days when I was first diagnosed.  While he was fighting for his own life, he still found time to support others and be a mentor.  Unfortunately, Mike passed away on December 1st, 2009 after 19 … [Read more...]