West & Willow Pet Portraits Make Perfect Present

When West & Willow Custom Pet Portraits emailed me about their unique service, I decided to order one to give to my daughter.  She left her beloved beautiful cat, Lucy last summer when she moved out of state to go to college.  I logged on to West & Willow, uploaded a cute picture of our […]

Daily Smile Share

Here is today’s daily smile share.  I hope this makes you smile as you continue to hang in there.  I’ve seen a lot of posts from people about their “coworkers” getting in their way.  “Coworkers” meaning those home office mates with paws.  Last night as I struggled through my tax and home refinancing papers (not […]

Pet Store Gift Card Winner & Some Reader Pet Pics!

Thanks to all who entered in this week’s drawing!  The prize is purrfect for pet parents of pups and more because it is a $25 gift card to PetSmart!  Before we announce today’s winner (drawn through random.org), a few of our readers sent us their fun pet pics!  Kelly from Phoenix shared that their Holly […]

Guest Post – 10 Reasons Why Adopting Pets Is Good For All

As I wrote about yesterday, we have four feline rescues, so when Mary from felineliving.net asked if she could share the infographic below and a few thoughts on kids and pet adoption, we agreed. Mary says: If your kids have been asking for a new pet, here are a few things to consider… Where to […]

Pet Stuff: How We Ended Up With Four Cats, Plus Some!

Pet lovers, check today’s story out and follow along the next few days as we do a pet theme week with a Petsmart gift card giveaway drawing this weekend.  First my story. People are amazed when I tell them that we have four cats and that our adult son and his girlfriend have two cats.  […]

Our Harris Home Cats Featured In Magazine Article!

Our household has four fab felines who recently became celebrities with a magazine article all about them!  Yes, Tucker, Stanley, Lucy and Sadie are the star of the show this month.Foothills Living Magazine writer Stephanie Hayden asked to interview our four very spoiled furry family members and the cats gave me their blessing to speak […]

Sweet Sadie Makes Four Felines

Some of you know (and some of you don’t know) that we are now a FOUR cat household.  I know, I know….it sounds a little crazy and like we are running a cat farm.  Well, we are not but the little Tortie kitten sweetie that my hubs found made her way into our Harris hearts […]

Like Humans, Pets Can Have Anaphylactic Allergic Reaction

Manic:  Coming home to see our kitty Lucy’s eye swollen up triple the normal size and watching her become a little lethargic. Managed:  Decided as a family not to put off medical care, so at 10pm on a Thursday night, I rushed her to the 24 hour emergency pet hospital.  This particular hospital called 1st […]

Honoring The Very Special Violet

My Dad’s dear dog, beautiful Violet passed away yesterday and my heart aches for his loss. Losing a pet is such a difficult loss.  And Violet was very loved….very very very loved and she was very very very loving right back. She was a pampered pooch for sure.  Just look at this awesome pet perch […]

Happy Update: My Foster Cat Oliver Finds Good Home!

For those of you that have followed the story of the sweet cat, Oliver that I fostered, he once again has found a good home. I want to thank so many of you that asked about him and sent your well wishes and prayers that his human family that had to give him up would […]

Remember Oliver the Cool Cat? He Needs A Home Again

For those of you that have been reading my blog for a while, you may remember the incredibly sweet boy, Oliver that I found literally meowing at my front door step last year.  I brought him in and my family and friends marveled at how unbelivelably sweet and social he is to everyone, more so […]

Weekly Pet Pic: My Three Comfy Cats!

Being a cat in our manic managed Harris home is a pretty good gig for these three cat cuties and they don’t seem to have anything manic going in in their lives, even though their humans run around manic a lot!  I could go for being one of my cats for a day.  See why…. […]

Mom Knows Best All Natural Home & Food Tips

When my morning show producer told me that our next show was Mother’s Day themed and that the hosts were bringing their Moms to help co-host, I knew I couldn’t have my mother join us on camera since she lives 2,000 miles away, so I did the next best thing — I showed her picture […]

Weekly Pet Pic: Two Cool Cats & One Nice Dog!

This week’s pet pics come from two of our managedmoms.com readers.  First up, meet cool cat #1 who is named Tabitha. She and sweet dog, Emmy became fast friends when Tabitha joined the family a few months ago.  This was sent in by Jennifer and we love that this cat chose a canine couch and […]

Weekly Pet Pics: Lucy Turns 2 & Gets Baked Birthday Cat Cake!

Manic:  My daughter reminding me that I can’t forget her annual tradition of having a birthday party for her cat…add that to our hectic schedule! Managed:  My girl finding a recipe online for a cat cake made of tuna, cheese, flour and more and then baked to fit a feline’s fancy on her 2nd birthday! […]