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 […]

From My 3TV Morning Show Segment: Mama Wellness Kit Picks

Having just recovered from the flu that struck with a bad sinus infection, wellness is top of mind for me.  So I decided to share my mama wellness kit picks in my Your Life Arizona morning show segment today.  As the flu always does, it came on fast so I was very happy that I […]

Dangers Of A Sedentary Lifestyle

I just recovered from the flu and a bad sinus infection.  That was not fun and I had to pump a lot of meds in my body to help me recover.  It strikes me that the last time I had the flu was 10 years ago.  That was the year that I didn’t get the […]

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 […]

Manic Managed Allergy Season Help!

Allergy season!  Nobody’s favorite!  If you saw my 3TV segment on the Your Life Arizona show, then you saw a few of the items that I have discovered that have helped me so much.  I no longer have to take a daily Claritin and that has been nice.  Here is what I covered plus a […]

My Eye Scare That Apparently Happens To All As We Age

Our eyes.  The window to our soul.  A major organ that is our body’s best friend.  So much so, that we get two of these crucial body parts. My vision is definitely something that I don’t take for granted.  I am extremely near-sighted, have a mole in my eye that my eye doc keeps an […]

Caring for the Caregiver

Have a caregiver in your family or a close friend who has suddenly become a caregiver for a loved one?  Caring for a beloved caregiver can help that person and the person being cared for tremendously.  I recently had the unexpected opportunity to do this and I was struck by the numerous ways a caregiver […]

My Healthy Goals Include New California Design Den Sheets

A good night’s sleep.  It is one of life’s pleasures if you can get it.  My New Year’s resolution to be healthier overall includes cleaner eating (I have lost 10 pounds since I started this in November), less booze (not as hard as I thought it would be to decrease, I am happy to report), […]

New Year Mental Mantras Equals Good Goals

Happy 2019! Have you ever heard a quote or words of wisdom that you bookmark in your mind and maybe even implement because the words are smart, have heart and work?!  I have and I am thankful.  Instead of a firm New Year’s resolution, I am reflecting on key phrases, mantras, words of wisdom…whatever you […]

Sun Basket Is Best Recipe Delivery Kit Hands Down

Sun Basket is the best meal delivery kit out there hands down!  The money I spend on Sun Basket is one of my smartest and healthiest weekly purchases.  I have tested quite a few of them now including Blue Apron, Plated, Terra’s Kitchen, Purple Carrot and others and over a year later, Sun Basket gets […]

Healthy Back To School Food For Thought Ideas

As seen in my 3TV segment on the KTVK morning show, Your Life Arizona, here is what I showed along with some ideas on creative better foods for the lunch box, after school snacks and more.  As the mother of two juniors now (one in high school and one in college), I have a lot […]

Going Green: Why I Drink My Water Out Of A Box

Manic: Trying to be as earth-friendly as I can, even though, like most of us, I am on the go.  A lot! Managed:  Found a way to let go of our convenient, but not earth-friendly, water bottle-by-the-bunches habit by switching to something kind of cool that I eyed in a Nekter store one day. Boxed Water.  Yep […]

Smart Summertime Solutions for All Kinds of Situations

As seen in my 3TV Your Life Arizona morning show segment… Manic:  The manic stuff that comes with summertime.  Damaged hair from chlorine.  Frizzy hair when visiting a humid climate.  Sunburn.  Dry heels. Finding lots of dead critters in the bottom of your pool (always makes me sad & I hate scooping it out if no one […]

Antibiotic Resistant Ear Infection That Landed My Teen In Hospital

If your kid has ear pain, get it checked out right away.  Parents, read our story.  We did everything right and our teen’s ear infection still turned into a 3-day emergency hospital stay.   Even with our quick & thorough actions, our 16-year-old girl still had to be admitted to Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) for an […]