Are you ready for disaster? Get Prepared #NatlPrep

preparedness month

And, now we will depart from our normal programming for this public service announcement…  Are you storm-ready? Do you have an evacuation plan in place for your family and supplies to last a few days? September is National Preparedness Month – just in time for several storms that have been brewing and creating some serious damage […]

Smokey Bear Twitter Party Today at 2 PM EST #SmokeyBDay

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After 70 years, Smokey Bear continues to share the message: “Only YOU can prevent forest fires.” Did you know that 9 out of 10 forest fires are started by humans? Thanks to Smokey and his familiar phrase, we have reduced the number of acres lost to wildfires from 22 millions to today’s yearly average of 6.5 […]

Preparing Your Family – Your Life for Hurricane Arthur and other storms

wireless emergency alerts

Are you ready for Hurricane Arthur? Does your family have a plan? The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season began on May 15 and will end on November 30. By working as a community, lives can be […]

Special NYC edition of The Talk: Tune in Friday at 2 pm #everybodytalks

This Friday, at 2 pm, make sure to tune into The Talk for a special NYC edition with all your favorite hosts and a couple of extra special guests, including myself & my mom in the audience and several other very special blogging friends. This last week, we headed into NYC for a pre-taping of […]

In-Real-Life at the April #MomMixer

philly mom mixer

As my teen daughter gets closer and closer to the scheduled date to try for her license, I use every opportunity to have her drive to get the 65 hours in, required here in PA, before the official road test at the end of May. Last Saturday offered up an especially sweet opportunity to visit […]

How NOT to invite Foodborne Illness to the Superbowl Party

superbowl entertaining

Despite the Superbowl being a contact sport and the love of football in our country, it doesn’t mean you want to make contact with bad food on game day. The worse thing in the world is to start having stomach cramps (and other issues if you know what I mean – *wink-wink*) when you are […]

Just Go Girl Helps Women Reclaim Exercise, Jogging and Life

just go girl

During the last year, I have attempted to jog, walk and strength train in an attempt to lose 30 pounds. By December, I took off 29 pounds through planned meals and careful tracking but I never ran a marathon and I hurt my shoulders overtraining at the Y without asking a personal trainer to show me […]

Merry Christmas to All!

Merry Christmas

  MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 ESV

Looking back: CyberMonday Blogger Party

Kikiballa Stack

(Note: I use Grammarly for proofreading because when I can’t run, I just run-on and on and on.) It’s a snow day here in Philly- kids out of school, no one going anywhere. I can’t think of a better day to blog and shop online for the rest of my Christmas presents!! Speaking of shopping, […]

Donating, Donated, Will Have Donated Soooo Much Stuff to Goodwill This Year

Goodwill donations

As this year falls into its final quarter, I have to say that Goodwill has been a huge recipient of a LOT of stuff from our house and my mom’s house especially. After 28 years in a large farm house, my mom decided to downsize and everything went into piles: Goodwill, Habitat, the dump and […]