Be Sure To Enter: The 23rd Annual Production Of The Arizona Nutcracker Ticket Giveaway Drawing Is This Week’s Freebie Friday!

Get ready to take the family to see the 23rd annual production of The Nutcracker presented by The Arizona Nutcracker!  I am super excited to share that we have 2 sets of 4 tickets to give away in our Freebie Friday drawing this week!! See below for the drawing details!  This particular Valley production of The Arizona Nutcracker stars […]

Road Trippin’ with Rach: 10 Reasons To Wander To Williams, AZ

Road trippin’ has become my jam in my empty nester chapter. I especially love sharing tips about great getaways in Arizona. With today’s article, I invite you to go road trippin’ with me, Rach to Williams, Arizona. You won’t believe just how much there is to do, see, eat, sip and ride in this historic […]

Unique Gift Idea To Send Your College Student To Kick Off New School Year

Here is a fun gift idea for your college student that is a unique way to wish your kid a wonderful year ahead. I did this last year for my daughter and she loved it. She was so surprised and touched to receive this creative care package. Our loving box made her tear up and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]