My Life as a Blogger – on the Blog Tour

I was flattered to be asked to join the blog tour, where bloggers discuss their writing process, by Bonnie Frank of Lady Blogger. Bonnie is a real go-getter who is organizing a conference in 2015, and writes about parenting, education and more. Though I’m not sure whether my writing process is all that interesting (like…

I’m Going to Be on The Katie Couric Show!

Guess where I’ll be on Wednesday, June 4? I’ll be a guest on The Katie Show!     The topic is “When Children Leave the Nest.” If you’re getting ready for the empty nest, or if you just want to see me on television, be sure to set your DVR to record or watch the…

The BoomShop – A Boomer Shopping Site

There are thousands of places to shop online, and I have visited nearly every one of them. As a passionate bargain hunter, I’m always in search of new and different destinations to get my fix of online shopping. So when TheBoomshop.com asked me to take a look at their site and do a little shopping,…

You Never Know. How Did We Get Here?

I woke up last Saturday morning to hear that 7 people had been murdered and many others seriously injured in a mass murder in the college town of Isla Vista, outside of Santa Barbara. I immediately thought of my friends children who go there – were they ok? Thankfully they are. I spent many fun weekends…

Being Comfortable with the Quiet of an Empty Nest

One of the most challenging things when your kids leave home is being comfortable with the quiet of an empty nest. Despite a fundamentally good marriage, there are hours…days…sometimes longer when my husband and I don’t have much to say to each other. It’s not that he’s not interesting – and it’s certainly not that I’m…

25 Great Things About Being the Mom of Adults

Though there are times when I miss having little children, being the mom of adults has it’s perks. This Mother’s Day I thought I’d share the great things about having children who are all grown up. You no longer have to drive them anywhere. They should, by now, have their own transportation. Your wallet is no…

I’m Going to BlogHer ’14 – Why You Should, Too

I am being compensated by BlogHer to write about my experiences at the BlogHer conferences. My first BlogHer conference was in New York. That was in 2012. I knew absolutely no one who was going. No one. I had some online connections who I was looking forward to meeting in person, though. And some of those women are…

Ebates – Make Money When You Shop

If you know me, you know I love to shop. If you don’t know me, then let me share with you – I love to shop.   However, more than shopping I love a great bargain. Give me a 20% off coupon on an extra 50% off purchase at Macy’s and I’m a happy girl….

Photographs and Memories

Thousands and thousands of photographs sit in a large, plastic bin, haphazardly sorted by year. Even with all of the work I’ve done scanning photos to my computer, these thousands still wait to be dealt with.  I carefully peeled them out of their albums years ago, concerned they would disintegrate in the cheap plastic pages, dating some…

The Best Thing I Ever Did for My Son

In about a month, my son will graduate from college. Since he’s my youngest, this means that my days as a “mom” who gives my kids their allowance, reminds them of doctor’s appointments, thank you notes, bank deposits, getting their cars washed, registering for classes, calling their grandmothers, ordering contact lenses, buying new underwear, and so…