What the Sun Reveals

Oh those sunny, summer days! There's nothing like feeling the warmth of the sun's rays on your face, while enjoying a leisurely read by the pool side, kayaking peacefully down the river, or engaging with some other outdoor activity. Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved being outside in the sun. Who … Continue reading What the Sun Reveals

Closer to Our Elderly

As a college administrator, I welcomed questions from international students regarding cultural or social matters they did not understand. I will never forget the day a student came to my office searching for understanding on something he had seen over the weekend. “I went to a building to wash my clothes.” He said. Realizing he … Continue reading Closer to Our Elderly

Tips to Help You Prepare for Back to School Shopping

Getting ready for a new school year can be fun, even a bit exciting! Here are a few tips to help make shopping extravaganzas a smooth, and successful experience. Set realistic expectations before you head out. Include all shopping members in the discussion. Where will you be shopping? Is there a time limit to be … Continue reading Tips to Help You Prepare for Back to School Shopping

One Foot in Front of the Other

My husband has a very large extended family, and has often told me how fortunate I am to have a small family that has not experienced much death.  He began attending funerals as a child. The first family death I encountered was as a young woman, and I did not have another until recently - … Continue reading One Foot in Front of the Other

Kids Learn to Read Labels and Manage Health

When my husband was diagnosed with high blood pressure, the first thing we did as a family was to adjust our meal planning.  This meant I needed to change the way I did my grocery shopping.  I was  never one to browse and compare products. I liked to get in, grab what I wanted, and … Continue reading Kids Learn to Read Labels and Manage Health

5 Cents a Day Contributes to Wealth

When I was a child, my grandfather used to tell me, “If you save one nickel a day, every day – by the time you are grown up – you will be rich!”  I did not take my grandfather seriously. But, what if I had? What would have been the result of saving one nickel … Continue reading 5 Cents a Day Contributes to Wealth

Efficiency not Always Best When Parenting

      "It is not what we do for our children, but what we have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings"     Anne Landers ♥   ♥   ♥ Juggling career, family and other elements of life create compulsions to seek the fastest and most efficient path to completing every … Continue reading Efficiency not Always Best When Parenting