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 […]

Back-To-School Lunch Stuff Giveaway Drawing!

Want a chance to win an earth-friendly kids’ lunch box and a super cool one for yourself or a teen/adult?  Then check out this giveaway drawing today. But first a little back-to-school personal mention. For my out-of-state readers, I know you are shocked every August when I blog about back to school since we start […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Funny Pet Pics & PetSmart Gift Card Giveaway Drawing!

To finish our pet week posts, today we bring you some of our family’s funny pet pics that include photos from our family of felines and pets that we have fostered.  Enjoy these pics and be sure to enter in the drawing for your chance to win a $25 gift card to PetSmart!  To enter, […]

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.  […]

Quick Tips: Helpful Household Hacks

  Ready for some helpful household quick tips?  Doesn’t it feel good when money is saved by using one item for several useful purposes around the house?  I love discovering those kinds of helpful household hacks.  Today in my 3TV morning show segment on the Your Life Arizona show, I shared stuff that works all […]

Man Gifts Winner!

As I mentioned a few days ago when I posted this cool giveaway drawing featuring man gifts, I am back to blogging.  After taking some time off to travel and help my son move to LA for the summer, I kicked off my return with this fun giveaway drawing for the guys!  Thank you to […]

Back to Blogging with Man Gifts Giveaway Today!

Need a guy gift for an upcoming birthday or special occasion?  Keep reading!  After taking some time off to travel and help my son move to LA for the summer (that exciting blog post coming soon), I am back to blogging!  Let’s kick off my return today with a fun giveaway drawing for the guys!  […]

Grad Gifts Winner!

Thanks to all who entered our drawing for a chance to win graduation gifts! Tis’ the season! The two awesome prize gifts are… This fun advice jar for the grad, which is great for a gift or for guests to fill out at the party!  And the other gift is… This handsome leather notepad with […]

Quick Turnaround Grad Gifts Giveaway!

For many of our readers, graduations are happening this week and grad parties galore are occurring over the next few weeks.  So, if you need a graduate gift, check out today’s giveaway drawing!  Two unique and cool prizes that are… The Advice Jar!  This is a great gift as friends and family can fill out, […]

Teacher Gifts Giveaway Winner!!

Thanks to all who entered this week’s giveaway to honor teachers!  This week’s prizes are:   And… Love this stationary kit that gives your favorite teacher three gifts in one!  So who is this week’s winner….drum roll please… Christine Martinez from Superior, Arizona!!! Winner drawn through random.org. Congrats to Christine and thank you so much […]