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 […]

In This Historic Trying Time, My Perspective & A Few Shared Tips As A Parent Of A Teen Who Is Also A High School Senior

My teenage daughter is supposed to graduate on May 21st.  My son is supposed to graduate from college on May 12th.  My girl’s cap and gown are pressed and hung in her closet.  When senior year kicked off in August, I never imagined in my wildest dreams that it may collect dust before it is […]

Both Videos – DIY Hand Sanitizer & Hand Washing After Care For Hands

Yesterday’s article included the post hand washing care plan to keep hands moisturized.  Here is the other segment with the DIY hand sanitizer recipe.  I didn’t realize that one of the videos was missing until later in the day.  So I’m running both today in case you missed both yesterday and want the information I […]

Hand Care Products & DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipe

Excessive hand washing (keep it up) can result in very dry hands so see my Your Life Arizona morning show segment below to learn how to keep them moisturized.  Plus, I share the recipe I found to make homemade hand sanitizer.  For the hand sanitizer recipe and list of product links I showed in the […]

My 3TV Cold, Flu & Allergy Wellness Segment

My home wellness kit got me through a horrible sinus infection and the Influenza A that I had at the same time last month.  It all worked so well that I decided to show my wellness kit in my recent Your Life Arizona morning show segment.  Wellness is top of mind right now with all […]