Dillard’s Scottsdale Back To School Fashion Show on Arizona Daily Mix Morning Show

As seen in my Arizona Daily Mix morning show on AZTV Channel 7 this morning, below are the styles and links I showed in the adorable back to school fashion show. And be sure to attend Dillard’s Scottsdale Kids Day on August 6th starting at 1pm located in the downstairs mall entrance. There will be […]

Guest Post: Summer Break Fun Top 10 Easy Science Experiments For Kids

For those of you with kids (and grandkids, too) on summer break, check out these top 10 science experiments for the kiddos. When today’s guest writer asked to share this top 10 list, I readily agreed as I remember trying to come up with fun activities for my kids to do while on summer break. […]

Guest Post: Guide To Your Teen’s First Car

I get sentimental when I think about my son’s first car and my daughter’s first vehicle. It was such a bittersweet time.   A number of my blog readers have kids (and some have grandkids now!) preparing to acquire the milestone first car and there is a lot to consider, so when I received a […]

My Arizona Daily Mix Morning Show Montezuma Castle & Montezuma Well Arizona Day Trips Segment

From my awesome Arizona day trip article, 15 Exciting Day Trips From Phoenix:  A Local’s Guide that is published on the international travel website, twowanderingsoles…here is my recent segment on the Arizona Daily Mix morning show about two of my day trips plus the best Italian restaurant I’ve ever found. You won’t believe where it […]

My Three Favorite Spring Cleaning Organization Tools From My Arizona Daily Mix Morning Show Segment

My first spring cleaning get organized segment went so well that the AZTV Arizona Daily Mix show had me do another one! Spring cleaning season has arrived and less clutter equals less stress. See my top three favorite spring cleaning organization tools in my segment below. I asked the show’s host Brad Perry guess what […]

Guest Post: How To Aid Your Bullied Child

Although my children are now grown, when I received an email with the infographic below about how to aid your bullied child, I agreed to publish this helpful information. Today’s guest post comes from Kids Car Donations… This infographic was created by Kids Car Donations, a local car donation center         This […]

Guest Post: 5 Reasons Why Concerned Parents Use Teen GPS Trackers

Since a number of my blog readers have kids with a brand-new driver’s license, this guest post is timely.  I’m happy to now have young adults.  We survived the nerve-wracking teen driving stage.  Twice.  It’s a bittersweet time.  I loved when my two children started driving because it made life easier, but I didn’t love […]

Look Back: My #1 Hands Down Favorite 2021 Moment Was My Son’s Perfect Picture-Postcard Engagement!

My #1 hands down favorite 2021 moment was my son’s perfect picture-postcard engagement to the love of his life.  In case you missed it, here it is.  It went so well in beautiful snowy Vail, Colorado that a national TV show carried the proposal nationally.  A big shout out to Jack’s little sis for her […]

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 […]