Quick Tip: Baby Stain Removal Tried & True Techniques

Lucky me, I have some new babies in my life since several of my relatives have recently had babies and are about to have a little one join the family.  So fun!  So, when guest post writer, Kay Escobia asked to share her tried and true techniques for all kinds of baby stains from spit […]

To My Friends Sending Kids Off To Young Adulthood…This!

As I watch so many of my pals tearfully send their babies off to college…or to the military…or to another path as adulthood has somehow crept up so quickly, I considered what I might share in this blog post.  With my oldest turning 24 in a few short months, enjoying his sports journalism career and […]

What Our Tucker Taught Us: Mourning Our Furry Family Member

We said goodbye to our beloved Tucker boy kitty yesterday.  15 years ago a volunteer at the shelter suggested we hold the little black and white kitten that had arrived that week.  She told us that there was something special about him.  She was right.   We knew it those first moments we held him and […]

Back To Basics Quick Tip: Are You Doing This Right?

Here is a back-to-basics quick tip as we celebrate our nation getting somewhat back to normal…are you doing this right…are you washing your hands correctly?  I would have never thought that I would do a handwashing segment on my morning show…and that it would be a popular segment!  If 2020 reminded us of anything, it’s […]

For My Blog Readers Who Haven’t Heard…Our Son’s Postcard Perfect Engagement That Even Made A National TV Show!

Most of my pals know the big news…our son popped the question to his longtime girlfriend (who we LOVE)!  Hannah said yes!  Our Jack invited his little sister along for Hannah’s birthday trip to Vail last month.  Hannah had no idea that they were there to create a big life milestone that they will remember […]

My Morning Show Segment Precious Photo Project: Kindergarten To Graduation

20 years later I finally completed and hung two beautiful frames that show a collage of my kids’ school pictures from kindergarten through high school. It felt great to get this done. The framed pictures look nice with my home décor. When I shared this on social media, I had a lot of pals ask […]

Why Basic Invite Is Best For Grad Announcements & Invitations Plus Get 15% Discount

I wish I would have known about Basic Invite in the past when my kids were designing their announcements.  We would have found the perfect custom graduation invitations.  We may have selected this beautiful design shown below from the Basic Invite website. I would have definitely used Basic Invite for  college graduation invitations.  Both graduated […]

Watch My Your Life AZ Morning Show Segment – Home Health Picks

Watch my Your Life Arizona morning show segment below to see my quick tips top picks for the best home healthcare items to have on hand for the whole family. Take a look and see if these items are on your list. If I missed a good one, let me know and leave your pick […]

My 3TV Segment – Helpful Home Health Care Kit

If you saw my segment that aired today on the Your Life Arizona morning show, here are the details… With families home a lot more than in years past, it is more important than ever to have a good home health kit on hand.  Especially since we should try to avoid a trip to the […]

Freebie Friday: Enter For Chance To Win Awesome Boiron Prize Pack

Today’s prize pack is my mother’s absolute favorite homeopathic medicine line.  I have to agree that, time and time again, Boiron products have helped me as well.  Our favorite Boiron go-to item is the Arnicare Gel, although we faithfully use many of the Boiron products for all kinds of ailments as well as for proactive […]

Helpful, Heartfelt & Some Humor, Too…My Ten Tips For Empty Nesting Adjusting

Last week my husband and I became official empty nesters.  23 years later and it is an adjustment. I am blessed.  My family and friends have checked on me with loving messages, texts, phone calls and some gifts, too.  They all want to know the same thing… HOW AM I ADJUSTING TO AN EMPTY NEST?  […]

Emptying The Nest With Our Daughter’s Bittersweet LA Launch College Move

Our nest became empty last weekend with our daughter’s bittersweet move away to college that I call Lexi’s LA Launch.  I haven’t blogged about my lastborn in a while.  Unlike many mom bloggers, I chose not to post anything about our Class of 2020 child the last few months.   Like many mom bloggers, we were […]

AZ Local: EQuip Our Kids! Organization Provides Mostly Free Parenting Resources

Parenting is always a big job.  This year has proven to be even more challenging for moms and dads to stay positive and focused every day.  Kids of all ages watch how parents cope, so the pressure is on to stay as emotionally strong as possible.  A friend of mine told me about a nonprofit […]

How We Made My Daughter’s Virtual College Preview Day Special

When my daughter’s virtual college preview day arrived through our computer screen instead of on campus, I decided to try to make the day special.  With a few little surprise touches, it went well and we had a good time.  Several of my friends told me that they loved what I did so I share […]

Short & Sweet Smile Post Day 2

Day 2 of sharing a short and sweet post that I hope makes you smile today.  This sweet photo popped up in my social media memory page yesterday.  This is my Grandma Dottie.  She turns 95 in June.  She is embracing my sweet girl.  This photo was taken two years ago in my grandma’s home […]