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On Monday, I will be visiting my publisher Harvest House.  I am so excited!  Harvest House Publishers is located in Eugene, Oregon.  I look forward to meeting these wonderful people who have made me feel a part of a family. Did you know that Harvest House Publishers...
Baby Lucy – My Siesta Winner!

Baby Lucy – My Siesta Winner!

I read in the newspaper about the “First Spanish Siesta” contest in Madrid.  There was an actual sleep championship – how would you like to enter that competition?  The winner was a 62 year old Ecuadorean man who ignored the uproar of a load Madrid...
My Little Princess

My Little Princess

Noelle is almost 4 and she is learning to write her alphabet.  She didn’t exactly want to learn how to do this, so here is her incentive:  this super Princess set, complete with paints, pens, and 992 stickers! Guess what?  She got it today!  She wrote from A-Z...
One Day Makeover with Carol LeBeau

One Day Makeover with Carol LeBeau

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of emceeing a day with former Channel 10 news anchor Carol LeBeau.  What a breath of fresh air she was to a room jam packed of women ready for change at San Diego First Assembly! She was transparent about her poor health habits...
Kings Canyon, Hume Lake, Beautiful!

Kings Canyon, Hume Lake, Beautiful!

My family just returned from a wonderful weekend camping trip in Kings Canyon National Park in California.  It was a 6.5 hour drive from our home.  We hiked around the giant Sequoias, marveling at their size and beauty.  The kids got to run inside the Monarch tree...
Mama Eatin’ Time!

Mama Eatin’ Time!

When it’s time to snack, what do you reach for? Believe me, I like junk food just like anyone else.  But I know it makes my body feel lousy, so here’s what I bought at the supermarket.  When you find fruits on sale, buy a lot.  Get everything washed so...
A Conference That Changed My Life

A Conference That Changed My Life

This weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing San Diego news anchor Carol LeBeau at the San Diego Christian Guild Writer’s Conference.  I even brought baby Lucy to the session.  But to understand the significance of this conference, I have to back up a little....
Never too Early (or Late) to Eat Healthy

Never too Early (or Late) to Eat Healthy

Here’s Lucy brushing up on some recipes in her favorite book “Super Baby Food.”  When I feed her, my 1st grader says “YUCK, that stinks!”  But Lucy doesn’t seem to mind her pureed peach/green bean/apple/grape combo! Lucy is...
Gotta Laugh!

Gotta Laugh!

My son goes to a dual immersion school which means his 1st grade class is almost entirely taught in Spanish.  This past Thursday, they celebrated the 200 anniversary of Mexico with a fun party.  I was happy to volunteer and believe me, I got quite a kick out of it...
My Book Cover:  Before and After

My Book Cover: Before and After

Well, what do you think?  Which cover would you pick up? I hope your answer is the one on the right because that’s the one we’re going for! The one on the left with the blueberries is the first cover.  Although the cover is attractive and I do like...
Learning New Things on the Computer = Frustration

Learning New Things on the Computer = Frustration

Have you ever tried to learn something new on the computer and felt utterly frustrated and lost? A few weeks ago, my husband and I got a new Canon video camera because our old one died.  The new one is the latest and greatest, and after much research my hubby decided...
New Friends

New Friends

I have a great friend story.  Several weeks ago, I submitted an audition for Oprah’s search for the next TV talk show host on her network.  I viewed another entry and instantly thought, “What a great lady!”  I clicked on her website and discovered we...
Girlfriend Gathering Event with Pam Farrel

Girlfriend Gathering Event with Pam Farrel

Need something to revive your spirit?  Get together with some girlfriends!  That’s what I did last week at a “Girlfriend Gathering” with my mentor, author Pam Farrel. Pam planned a wonderful women’s ministry event, and I was honored to speak...
Spend Time With Kids!

Spend Time With Kids!

Want to look and feel younger?  Spend time with little kids!  For me, that’s really easy since all my kids are under 6.  But you can volunteer to work with kids if you enjoy being with them. Here I am with my daughter Noelle at our church’s VBS camp...
My New Favorite Lunch

My New Favorite Lunch

When it comes to lunch at home, you want fast, tasty, satisfying…and healthy would be nice too right? I have the answer for you! My newest love is salmon burgers from Costco.  These taste so delicious.  I saute the burger on a pan with olive oil, about 4 minutes...
Computers Off After 9:00 pm

Computers Off After 9:00 pm

So my dear husband surprised me today.  He said, “We should have a new rule.  After the kids go to bed, we should turn off our computers.  We can have a few minutes to finish things up, but then we should set a limit.  Otherwise we’re doing too much work,...
Appreciation Dessert for Women in Ministry

Appreciation Dessert for Women in Ministry

Last Thursday was a very special day for me.  A few months ago, I was brainstorming with my husband and we came up with an idea.  Wouldn’t it be neat to throw a party for pastors’ wives and women’s ministry leaders?  Many times these women plan and...
What Camp Will You Go To?

What Camp Will You Go To?

Here’s my son Ethan at his first soccer camp.  Does he look young?  Does he look happy?  Of course – because he is those things – but guess what?  You can be too! His soccer camp program was called “Fun in the Sun” for 4-6 year-olds.  The...
Enjoy the Journey!

Enjoy the Journey!

We just returned from a week in Virginia with my husband’s family.  We had a great time.  Of course the flight from the West coast to the East Coast is brutal with a baby, 3 year old and 5 year old.  But my kids, amazingly enough, travel so well.  It’s my...
What Are You Doing for Fun?

What Are You Doing for Fun?

One way to keep young is by having FUN! Maybe it’s a summer barbecue, a shopping spree, a mini vacation, or coffee with a friend.  It feels so good to have something in the calendar that you are looking forward to, and many times the anticipation is almost...
P90X – I Hate and Love It!

P90X – I Hate and Love It!

Have you heard of the home exercise DVD workout program P90X?  My husband has college friends who are incredibly fit and of course they do P90X.  The day after he talked with them on the phone, he was on Craigslist looking to buy it.   And the day after that, he was...
Welcome Friends!

Welcome Friends!

As I type my first post for this blog, I’m looking at my baby Lucy (7 months old – my lovable rooster head!). She embodies much of what this blog will be about: Feeling Younger – How can you look at life with childlike wonder again?  Getting...