Donald Trump is a narcissist, but he already knew that.

Jessica  ...more

Mine Your Own Material-My Scroll Down Facebook Lane

So I chose to scroll through my Facebook posts…and couldn’t stop! I went all the way to 2009 (then my eyes started watering) which forced me to hit the brakes. Gosh, one thing was clear, I used to post much more often back then and not just links, but about the everyday happenings in my life…from superficial ills to eating chocolate cake. That’s definitely died down…why?...more

A Perfume Shop in Paris on a Rainy Day

There is a small alleyway in Paris called Rue du Bourg Tibourg where a savvy traveler can find an unforgettable perfumery called L'Artisian Perfumeur located at number 32. I found this unique shop quite by accident many years ago when I was caught in an unexpected downpour without an umbrella....more

Why Are Activities Versatile in Caregiving?

Did you know that activities can be adapted in caregiving?I saw this first and most clearly with my mother. She was a lifelong seamstress who taught adults in her work before marriage and later my sisters and me as children. She also was a crocheter and could knit, although she preferred crocheting....more

Be Kind To Retail Peeps


Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 12

The Islamic invation of Spain was a fascinating chapter, especially in the light of what is going on right now in Europe with the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis and the November 13 Paris attacks. As adults, we are aware of all these historic connections, but the children are not. Maybe they should stay this way for a little while longer. The world is turning into a scary place and I just don't want them to know that yet....more

Why Getting Paid with Stuff (Instead of Money) is Like Having a One-Night Stand

Bloggers: Don't trick yourselves into thinking companies value you if they're paying you in merchI have a friend who makes stuff happen. She's been interviewed on TV at least a gajillion times in the three years that I've known her. One of her pieces for Huffington Post has been on shared on Facebook 58,933 times. (When I said "gajillion" I was exxagerating....more

Clean Up Your Blogging Act for the New Year

I didn't write to make money. I did this for me. I own that carefree style. However, I started to need more from my blogging career, and that meant I needed to clean up and shape up my blog. ...more
sarahas5  I think my adult children are almost afraid to see what I've written about them.  But ...more

When furniture shows your age...

When you have lived in one house for years and years, you don't need much in the way of furniture. But this week I found myself in a furniture store I'd visited often in the past, attempting to find a couple small, sturdy pieces for a specific purpose. It was there that I felt the passage of time....more

Should You Make Videos for Your Food Blog?

Making recipe videos is certainly not easy. Neither is making a high-quality food blog. But there are a few reasons it might be worth your while to take on the extra work of video production....more
Very helpful, thank you. I'm curious though, what if you want to have your video show up in ...more