On The Outside Looking In- Family Reunions, Mental Illness And Addiction. Genetics Or Bad Luck?

On The Outside Looking In- Family Reunions, Mental Illness And Addiction. Genetics Or Bad Luck?

For the past 16 years, my niece Stephaney Mahaney has gone on and off her medication for Bipolar One and Schizophrenia.  Family Event Planning when you have someone in your family with a mental disorder can often be chaotic and emotional.  Getting my entire family in one place at the same time is a hurdle … [Read more…]

Bridesmaid Drama? You Bet And Why You May Want To Skip The Honor Of Being One…

Bridesmaid Drama? You Bet And Why You May Want To Skip The Honor Of Being One...

It isn’t cheap to be a bridesmaid!  The average cost of doing your friend a favor may very well be “too much to ask.”  How much does it cost you might be wondering? I’ve got a breakdown of the “low average cost” that may be a real eye opener to more than a few brides. … [Read more…]

Being a “Savvy Saver” During Wedding Season? You Betcha! Brides On A Budget Tips…

Being a "Savvy Saver" During Wedding Season? You Betcha! Brides On A Budget Tips...

It’s almost “that time of year again.”  Wedding invitations stack up like bills this time of the year and, can cost you a fortune!  Just like the holidays or tax season, it’s a smart move to save and prepare ahead of time.  Deciding what you can afford without reaching for a credit card will take … [Read more…]