Friday, April 24, 2015

Contest Giveaway! Frogglez Swimming Goggles for Kids - Autism Friendly

Today I am reviewing a pair of Frogglez Goggles we were given in exchange for an unbiased review.

To win your own pair, enter the giveaway at the end of this post.

They are known as "The Worlds most comfortable swim goggles for kids!" and one try and it's easy to see why.

My daughter is autistic with accompanying sensory issues. She has had problems with traditional goggles pulling her hair or being too tight. Also she has fine motor skill issues and traditional goggles were just impossible for her to adjust herself, which always left the job to me, while she fussed that they were "too tight" then "too loose" then "pulls my hair" or "hurts my face" etc.

No longer is that a problem with Frogglez - the T strap is so easy it just flops right on her head and the smooth neoprene fabric doesn't pull her hair. Even better is the straps are adjustable with simple Velcro fasteners (instead of those horribly awkward plastic slats) so you can get just the right amount of tension but not too much so that it leaves red rings around her eyes - like the old goggles used to do.

Here she is featuring them and from her giggles and smiles you can see they are a BIG hit!

Oh and did I mention that Frogglez Goggles FLOAT? Yes no more losing your goggles if they fall off underwater at the beach. These can't sink! Love that.

I give Frogglez Goggles a FIVE star rating all around!


Friday, April 17, 2015

Giveaways Coming Soon!

Thank you to all my current subscribers and new likes - I am going to start some kind of giveaway soon. If you love free...
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Who Do You Want to Take Custody of Your children?

Who do YOU want to take custody of your children should you die unexpectedly? Do you have a Will naming guardians or do you trust "the state" to decide? Do you really want to leave this important decision to strangers? 

According to the folks at, the vast majority of people do not have key estate planning documents in place. But every adult needs to have a Will, Power of Attorney (also known as a Power of Attorney for Finances) and Living Will (also known as a Power of Attorney for Health Care). If you die without a Will, your loved ones will be left guessing. So why do so many put off this task?

Maybe you figure your spouse will outlive you and that they can pick a guardian. The problem is, what if your spouse dies with you in a common accident or is incapacitated?

Or, maybe you assume those you care about will inherit your estate. But did you know that you need a Will to:
  • Name the person to take care of your affairs after you are gone?
  • Name guardians for your children?
  • Set up trusts for your children after your death?
It is especially important for parents of minor children to prepare their Will. Who do you want to take custody of your children should you die before they are adults? And would you really want little Johnny or Susie to get their hands on 100% of their inheritance when they are only 18 years old? If you die without a will, they get the whole ball of wax on their 18th birthday. And faster than you can say "BANKRUPTCY" comes trips to Cancun, fancy sports cars and fast living -- if they don't have the benefit of maturity that can only come after living on their own for a while, say at least age 21, 25 or even 30. With a Will, YOU control how much of their inheritance is distributed to them and when.

Or what if you have a Will, but there is a divorce in the family and you need to revise your potential guardians? Do you really want someone who's no longer part of the family raising your kids? Don't get your Will revised and that's exactly what can happen.

That was the case in my life recently so imagine my relief when I discovered USLegalWills (BBB Rating: A+) has created a service that allows anybody to prepare their Will, Power of Attorney and Living Will from the comfort of their own home, online. 

You step through a series of online questions and the service guides you through the process. If you have minor children, you will be prompted to name guardians and set up trusts. If you think 18 is too young to inherit (and I think it is!) set the age to 25, 30 or even age 35. Or do as we did and break down the inheritance into 3 separate chunks over 12 years at ages 21, 25 and 30. 

Once you have answered all of the questions, you download and print your Will which must then be signed in the presence of two adult witnesses (and remember in most jurisdictions, a witness cannot be a beneficiary of the Will or the spouse of a beneficiary) to make it a completely legally binding document. No lawyer required.

USLegalWills prices (including taxes) at the time of this post are as follows:
  • Last Will and Testament: $34.95 USD
  • Power of Attorney: $24.95 USD
  • Living Will (Power of Attorney for Health Care): $14.95 USD AND
  • A 40% discount off the above prices for your Spouse or Partner.
Of course you can have always have a lawyer review the documents before signing them for peace of mind. USLegalWills even offers lawyers for this service for an extra $69 USD. But I felt no reason to consult one, considering this was replacing my last Will and found this one hit all the right points, and actually was BETTER (more thorough) that my previous Will (done by an actual lawyer!). So trust me when I say the services offered by USLegalWills are extremely reliable. And it took me only 30 minutes.

What a relief to be able to complete all my estate planning documents right in my own home. Affordable AND convenient? Sign me up! And if you sign up through this link HERE you'll receive 15% off.
I give USLegalWills 5 stars! 
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