More than a place to buy supplements: Pharmaca

More than a place to buy supplements - The Maven of Social Media®

I must have driven buy the Pharmaca in Wallingford hundreds of times. I’d never been inside until last week, and little did I know it was more than a place to buy supplements. It also had fancy chocolate, tasty energy drinks and organic baby items – an amazing selection of health and wellness products. What […]

Do you know the benefits of houseplants? (plus a giveaway)

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The kids are back in school and now it’s time to do something for me! I’d like to thank Costa Farms for sending me some beautiful new plants to celebrate National Plant Week and learn about the benefits of houseplants. Costa Farms recognizes the endless benefits of houseplants provide to homes, schools and businesses across […]

Do you drink enough water?


We all know we are supposed to drink enough water. But how many of us really do? I doubt it’s many of us. The recommendation is to drink six or eight 8-ounce glasses of water or other fluid every day. But some people may need more or less, depending on how healthy they are, how […]

Join me for the Hear The World Twitter party

Hear the World

We’ve been fortunate in our family to escape pediatric hearing loss. I guess someone felt that Autism and prematurity were enough for us to handle. But that doesn’t mean it’s not on my radar, or that I don’t get my children’s hearing tested. It’s still a very real thing. Even if your child isn’t born […]

Living with (my husband’s) Rheumatoid Arthritis.

rheumatoid arthritis

My husband was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis right around when our oldestson was born. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) sucks. I’ve known my husband over 20 years – so before and after his diagnosis. He was (is) someone who is very active – especially in the winter – it’s the reason we live in Seattle – hello […]

Words of Wisdom from Mom.

words of wisdom from mom

Some words of wisdom from mom Before you buy something, ask yourself, will this improve my quality of life? If it won’t, don’t buy it. Don’t put off things you can do today until tomorrow! Write your will! (This comes from my father passing away last week and the will hadn’t been updated since 1978!!) […]