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Almost Done with the Book

end of grief pageHello everyone,

Things sure are busy here at home. The kids are now enjoying their winter break, and I’m busy finishing up the newest edition of “The Smart Mom’s Guide to Healthcare Savings”. My goal is to have this ready in early January, just in time for the tax season. (Hooray!)

The new edition contains the method I created to get back tens of thousands of dollars from my son’s autism therapy expenses. Everything I did is legal and should be accessible to use by most American families. My background in taxation and my years of experience working with my health insurer has helped me create a book that I feel can help anyone with large healthcare costs.

If you are a family looking for ways to reduce expenses, subscribe at the left hand column of this page. I’ll keep you up to date with free materials, webinars and seminars.

If you are a special needs provider, or if you are part of an organization that helps families with their expenses, please contact me at I will have free seminars and webinars that may help your clients become financially empowered.

Thank you, and Happy Holidays!

Yolanda Baker, “The Smart Mom” :)

My research into my son’s sleep issues

sleepHello everyone,

I’m busy as usual, editing the 2015 version of “The Smart Mom’s Guide to Cutting Healthcare Costs”. My hope is that it will be ready by early January 2015, just in time for tax season!

My son has sleep problems, which is a common issue for those with autism and related conditions. After sleeping half the night, my son will wake up and stay up for at least an hour or two, walking around the house, turning lights on, singing, and other activities that wake me up.

So I began to research information on sleep disorders and came upon this very interesting article regarding the sleep patterns of our ancestors.   This historian believes that the way our ancestors slept differed greatly from the way we sleep today.

This article intrigued me, so I purchased the book.  I have read the third chapter and am enjoying it so far. However, it is 400 pages long, so I will skim through the historical portions. I’ll make sure to understand the sections of the book talking about how our ancestors slept and what they did during their waking hours at night.

There may be a few of you who would like to resolve their kid’s (or their own) sleeping problems, and this book may have the answer! I will keep you all updated with my findings.

Have a great day, and sleep tight! :)

Working on the 2015 Edition of The Smart Mom’s Guide

BYB logo 2 Hello everyone!

I’m hard at work getting the research done for the 2015 edition of The Smart Mom’s Guide to Cutting Healthcare Costs.

Do you have a story about how you were able to reduce your medical expenses? Did you use my techniques from my previous book to reduce your costs? I would be interested in interviewing you for a possible spot in the book.

As always, I’m available for a free initial consultation to see how I can help you with reducing healthcare costs.

Thanks for your support.

- Yolanda Baker

Researching and Reviewing for the 2015 Edition

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Starting in mid-July, I will be contacting many people and organizations I have worked with in the past to get their input on how the 2015 edition of The Smart Mom’s Guide to Cutting HealthCare Costs can be improved. This will take a lot of in-depth conversations and much needed critiques.

I hope the book will be done in time for next tax season! Hooray?

Any questions? Don’t hesitate to email me at Thanks!

Knowledge is Power, and Learning is Forever

The Holistic Autism Treatment Plan Hello everyone,

It’s been awhile since I’ve last posted. I’ve been busy with another writing project with two people on the social media app, Vine. Co-Authors Jen Dent and Larry Miles are helping me with “Vine Stories: How an App Changed Our Lives”. It will be available by late Spring 2014. More info can be found at

This year has already been one of personal discovery for me. I am a lifelong lover of knowledge. One of the things I hold dear about my father is that he instilled within me a never ending thirst for knowledge and a love of reading. And it has helped me tremendously with helping my son with his autism diagnosis.

The chart shown here is the accumulation of years of learning about various interventions for my son’s autism treatment. There may be overlapping themes, and the information I give should not be taken as professional advice of any kind (For crying out loud, it’s done in paper, pen and crayon! My kids dried up my markers. ahahah).

Some of these items have been done in the past, some are currently being pursued, some have not worked, and some have worked for awhile and ceased to work. There is space for options I have not considered yet. The details as to what methods or treatments did or did not work, the books I’ve read, and other items will be discussed soon, either via webinar or another book! Like I said, I’m ready and willing to learn.

Free Preview Copy, How to Subscribe

 Hello Everyone,

I am finishing up my free preview copy of the current book, The Smart Mom’s Guide to Cutting Healthcare Costs. It should be available within two weeks and can be sent to you via pdf by emailing

A paid monthly subscription option is available to those needing specific medical expense reduction tips and individualized, customized advice. Details by clicking here.

Book Reading in Austin This Saturday

The Smart Mom's Guide to Cutting Healthcare Costs Hello, everyone! I am having a reading for my just-published book, The Smart Mom’s Guide to Cutting  Healthcare Costs this Saturday, August 24, from 3-5pm. The reading will take place at Blue Awning Books, 6009 Burnet Rd, Austin, Texas 78757. Bring friends and family, enjoy refreshments, and listen to two other local authors read from their books. Copies will be available at the bookstore to purchase.


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