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 […]

My Bittersweet 3TV Segment: Turning Empty Nest Into Fresh Start

When my KTVK Your Life Arizona morning show producers asked me to come on the show to discuss how to turn my upcoming empty nest into a fresh start, I paused for a second before responding.  I haven’t truly experienced the empty nest yet, but it is coming fast now.  Come late August I will […]

Empty Nest Ahead: This Is The New Year I’ve Braced For

As I paid the kind cashier at the restaurant today, he smiled at me and asked, “Do you have any big plans for your new year?”  In previous years, I would have answered with a smile and quick reply.  But today I hesitated for a moment before I answered.  Although I knew the answer, his […]

My Son’s Touching LA Times Article Is Fitting For Thanksgiving Week – A Health Must Read For Men

My son’s article today about LA Kings’ head athletic trainer, Chris Kingsley’s prostate cancer diagnosis is a must read for men.  And it is a must read for women to share with the loved men in their life.  Jack was incredibly honored to get to write this piece. First, a little update about my Jack […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grad Party Planning Tips & Ideas

For those of you with graduating seniors, I wrote this and did this 3TV segment in 2016 with tips and ideas to have the perfect grad party.  Ours went very well!  Take a look and happy grad party planning. Manic:  Graduation season with so much to do, events to plan and emotions to keep in […]