Our Sofitel Stay In New York City

My first visit to New York City two weeks ago included a little French flair.  This is because we stayed at The Sofitel Hotel.  My husband has stayed there for business so he decided that is where he would return and we would kick off my (and our daughter’s) very first visit to the Big […]

My New York Blog Week-Entry 1 – Try Broadway Our Way!

Finally!  I got to go to New York City!  We did so much that I have decided to share our experience and recommendations in several articles instead of one long overwhelming post. Today I include that, and a very unexpected surprise, that we experienced with a big celebrity!  Today, let’s talk Broadway.Tomorrow’s post will be […]

What We Really Paid For Our Son’s College & 7 Ways To Save

Today I am smiling.  We are done paying for our firstborn’s college!  Wondering how much college costs today?  So many anxious parents are.  Read on as I’m about to share.  I’m also including seven tips on how to cut the cost of the incredibly way-too-expensive college bill that many parents can’t afford. Today, on this […]

The Winner Of The Back To School Giveaway Drawing!

As promised, today we announce the winner of our last back to school giveaway drawing!  I bought this one to show in my recent morning show segment and I wish I would of had this when my kids were little.  The Omiebox ($39.50 at omielife.com and amazon) is a sturdy but compact bento box that […]

Last Back To School Giveaway Drawing!

Let’s do one more back to school giveaway drawing!  This one is for one of the coolest lunch boxes I have seen for kids. The Omiebox – ($39.50 at omielife.com and amazon) is a sturdy but compact bento box that keeps both hot and cold foods fresh for the lunch hour. The lunch box is […]

DIY All-Natural Scorpion/Bug Killer Tip & Other Household Hacks

Want to know the best do-it-yourself all-natural scorpion/bug killer tip?  And this tip truly is killer, I must say!  This is everyone’s favorite household tip and it’s simple to do and have on hand when an unwanted creepy crawler shows up in your home!  What does a broom and a roll of sticky tape have […]

Lunch Box Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered to win these two very cool lunchboxes!    This cool earth-friendly colorful lunch box! Plus, a stackable Bento box kit that comes with a handy carry case plus silverware! So who is our winner?  Who did random.org draw???  The winner is…. Suzanne Harward from Scottsdale, AZ!!!   Winner drawn through random.org.  […]

Cool Back To School Stuff For The Whole Family

Today on the Your Life Arizona morning show, I shared cool back to school stuff for the whole family.  When it comes to back-to-school gear and foods, I have become a bit of an expert because I now have two seniors. With a senior in high school and a senior in college, we have tested […]

Back-To-School Lunch Stuff Giveaway Drawing!

Want a chance to win an earth-friendly kids’ lunch box and a super cool one for yourself or a teen/adult?  Then check out this giveaway drawing today. But first a little back-to-school personal mention. For my out-of-state readers, I know you are shocked every August when I blog about back to school since we start […]

My Heartfelt Message For Parents Moving Kids To Dorm

Can’t believe this short and sweet…or shall I say bittersweet…video below was shot three years ago!  That went by fast!  For those pensive parents about to move a beloved kid out of their familiar and loving home into a new and unfamiliar dorm room, this sweet memory of mine…and some encouraging words are for you!  […]

My Fellow Class of 2020 Parents…Senior Year Makes Heart Smile & Sob

Moms (and dads) of teens.  This is written for moms, but I sure have seen my fair share of emotional papas who find senior year to be bittersweet on their hearts, too.  Read this or bookmark this to read before or during your child’s senior year in high school. It just may be therapeutic for […]

Dorm Room Essentials Plus Stuff You May Not Think Of

Is your kid college bound?  Are you ready?!  Some parents feel really ready and for others the transition is tough. For me, I found it to be bittersweet.  No matter how your emotions are swaying, you can’t get away from the fact that it is time to shop for the dorm room!  I first put […]

We Did Aerial Yoga…Or What I Call…Upside Down Yoga!

Last Sunday I hung out with my daughter. Literally!  Ever tried an aerial yoga class? We have several times now.  Loved it every time.  If you want to try a class, read on to see the two places we have experienced, as well as a third one that my daughter did with friends.  Plus, I […]

Pet Store Gift Card Winner & Some Reader Pet Pics!

Thanks to all who entered in this week’s drawing!  The prize is purrfect for pet parents of pups and more because it is a $25 gift card to PetSmart!  Before we announce today’s winner (drawn through random.org), a few of our readers sent us their fun pet pics!  Kelly from Phoenix shared that their Holly […]

Funny Pet Pics & PetSmart Gift Card Giveaway Drawing!

To finish our pet week posts, today we bring you some of our family’s funny pet pics that include photos from our family of felines and pets that we have fostered.  Enjoy these pics and be sure to enter in the drawing for your chance to win a $25 gift card to PetSmart!  To enter, […]