When it comes to estate planning, most people automatically think about taking legal steps to ensure the right people inherit their stuff when they die. And these people aren’t wrong.Read More
Often we take for granted our feeling of safety and security. Even though most people think that something like that could never happen to their family, they’re totally wrong. While your kids almost certainly won’t be taken into custody by U.S. border agents, your children could be taken into the care of strangers if something happens to you—even if your family or friends are on the scene.Read More
It always surprises me to hear parents who have a child with special needs tell me that they were not aware of what they needed to do to ensure the future well-being and care of their child is properly handled. Or sometimes, they tell me they didn’t know they needed to do anything at all.
If that’s you, and you have a child with special needs at home, this article is for you. And if you have friends or family who have a child with special needs, please share this article with them.Read More
A couple of weeks ago, one of our family dogs, Darcy, passed away.
Darcy held a special place in my heart. She was my first dog. She was supposed to be “our” dog, but she quickly became “my” dog. She was quirky and spunky puppy.Read More
It’s sad but true that many pets end up in shelters after their owner dies or becomes incapacitated. In fact, the Humane Society estimates that between 100,00 to 500,000 pets are placed in shelters each year for exactly this reason, and a large number of these animals are ultimately euthanized.Read More
Going on vacation entails lots of planning: packing luggage, buying plane tickets, making hotel reservations, and confirming rental vehicles. But one thing many people forget to do is plan for the worst. Traveling, especially in foreign destinations, means you’ll likely be at greater risk than usual for illness, injury, and even death.Read More
This is about having the tough conversation of making sure your family is protected in the event something happens to you. It ensures your children are safely placed in the hands of loved ones rather than spending the night in a CPS office or a stranger's home. It's the peace of mind knowing your family will be taken care of if you are not around or able to do it yourself.Read More
Motherhood isn't simple. It's complex. It's messy, challenging, overflowing with joy, terrifying, heart wreching painful, and yet many of us would do it all over in a heart beat.Read More
The number one question I am asked by seniors and their families is, “How do we avoid probate?”Read More