What’s on your bookshelf?

My idea of total relaxation is plopping myself by a body of water (ocean, lake, river, bathtub…I’m not fussy) and immersing myself in a good book. While I truly appreciate a good chic lit novel, I’m also partial to self-help, personal and professional growth, devotionals, and historic fiction. And don’t underestimate the power of the occasional beach read (a.k.a. bodice

Tame Your Inner Grinch

Did anybody else read or watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas over the holidays? It’s a Dr. Seuss classic! Yes, he’s the cranky green guy who hates the whole holiday season. He doesn’t like presents, singing, or even roast beast. Nobody knows the reason. Some suggest it is because his head wasn’t screwed on just right or that his shoes

Winter break survival skills for parents of college students

Winter break is almost here. It’s the time of year when parents eagerly anticipate their college students returning home. They have visions of sugar plums and expectations of Norman Rockwell-like family moments—gathering around the fireplace, playing games, telling stories and eating popcorn. They will be disappointed. Winter break is often the first time students return home for an extended period

A few of my favorite things — 2018 gift guide

Just call me Mrs. Claus! The 2018 Holiday Gift Guides have officially launched and I thought I’d add one of my own. I’m calling it “A Few of My Favorite Things” because it features, well, a few of my favorite things. I tend to lean toward items with purpose and passion. I like gifts made from the heart—for the heart.