“Selfie-Esteem” Event is Taking On Teen Acne

  As the mom of a teen, I’m reminded again and again just how tough these years can be – particularly on their self-esteem.  Something as common as acne can make our kids self-conscious and the target of teasing – or worse. While I was fortunate to escape with a few breakouts, the Hubs struggled with acne and [Read On]

Book Bonus: Interview with Remember No More Author Jan Newton

As a pitifully struggling writer myself, I’m fascinated by the writing process of actual published authors, and when possible, avail them to allow me to pick their brain for insight.  It’s a wholly selfish act, I confess, and I am thrilled that Jan Newton, author of Remember No More – a superb crime thriller set in [Read On]

13 Tips To Get The Best Results from Laser Hair Removal

  I am a low maintenance gal.  I can never keep up with chipped manicures so I tend not to bother, I’m always trimming my own bangs because I forgot to book a haircut, again (sorry, dear stylist Ursula), I haven’t started to color my hair to cover grays because root touch-ups, and I rarely [Read On]

Putting a Fresh Face Forward: I Tried Microdermabrasion

  Fresh back from my trip to Cancun, I was relaxed and tanned. But despite careful and heavy use of sunscreen in the strong Mexican rays, my skin was not looking quite so refreshed as the rest of me. In fact, the fine lines around my eyes and on my forehead were more pronounced than ever. [Read On]

When A Habitual Overplanner Is Winging It

Back when I was single, traveling was easy. I’d book a trip with my friends and lob clothes in a suitcase the night before departure. At best, I’d pick up a new swimsuit and fresh sunscreen, but that would be it – if there was anything I desperately needed and forgot, I’d buy it at [Read On]

Because Massages are Self-Care, too

Since I’m a general failure at resolution-related things, I thought I’d brag a bit about how I’m facing up to my “one word” to conquer self-care, health, well-being and focus/self-discipline. Two out of three ain’t bad. One of my goals was to take control of my health and well-being – mental and physical. I had to [Read On]

Southwestern Chicken Roll-Ups

This blog post has been compensated by Borden® Cheese. All opinions are mine alone. #BordenCheeseLove #CollectiveBias #Love  Somehow, it feels like each passing holiday season gets busier and busier – and while it is wonderful to spend time with friends and family, making new memories, and celebrating cherished traditions when the new year arrives….I’m exhausted. [Read On]

One Word 2017: Conquer

I am not one for resolutions. And I’m downright disappointing at keeping promises to myself. Other people? No problem. Italian-Catholic guilt will get it done if determination and organization are lacking. All too often, however, I fall guilty to the mom phenomenon of putting everyone (and everything) else first to the detriment of herself.  I also lay [Read On]

Instant Pot Tortellini Turkey Tetrazzini

Post-Thanksgiving meals bring to mind one thing: leftovers. Now, there are only so many turkey sandwiches and Hot Browns a girl can eat before she says “enough turkey”, so I always freeze a bag (or two) of leftover turkey for when I need a fast meal and am low on ideas – and in the mood for [Read On]

Three Christmas Wishes by Sheila Roberts

Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: MIRA   Release Date: October 18, 2016   Pages: 384    Synopsis Three friends, three wishes—one Christmas! Riley Erickson, her pregnant sister, Jo, and their friend Noel are all wishing for the same thing: the perfect man. Or at least men who are perfect for them. Riley’s hasn’t turned out to be too impressive, dumping her for [Read On]