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Podcast: Calm, Cool, and Connected

Podcast: Calm, Cool, and Connected

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: Overwhelmed by your to-do list? Discouraged by the headlines? Like me, you could use some help taming your technology.  On this month’s Happy Home podcast, we’re going to talk about having a calmer, cooler,...
4 Tips to Tame Your Phone Use

4 Tips to Tame Your Phone Use

Need to feel more calm, cool, and connected? Would your kids say, “My mom (or my dad) is on the phone too much”? Here are 4 tips to taming your phone use from a news segment I did this week on San Diego 8 on the CW. You’ll find that a few simple...
Podcast:  The Happiness Habit Part 2

Podcast: The Happiness Habit Part 2

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: Are there habits you can practice to create a happier life? The answer is YES! Lasting joy isn’t based on circumstance or being in a good mood.  You can actually choose optimism and discover purpose to ignite your...
Podcast: The Happiness Habit Part 1

Podcast: The Happiness Habit Part 1

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: Once in a while on the Happy Home Podcast, I share a message instead of an interview.  This month, I thought you might benefit from a sermon I shared at Eastlake Church recently titled “The Happiness Habit.”...
Book Giveaway: 31 Days to a Younger You

Book Giveaway: 31 Days to a Younger You

***This giveaway is closed.  Congratulations Liz B!***   31 Days to a Younger You is available on Amazon. Welcome Proverbs 31 friends!  In today’s devotional, you read about Esther and the characteristics of true beauty. In my book 31 Days to a Younger You, we...
Podcast:  Kathi Lipp on Becoming a Happy Mom

Podcast: Kathi Lipp on Becoming a Happy Mom

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: Have no fear…author Kathi Lipp is here!  You’ll learn that you are NOT the worst mom on the planet after all.  Find out how to lean into your friends in the motherhood (and how to find help as a single mom...
Poppy Smith on Becoming a Happy Wife

Poppy Smith on Becoming a Happy Wife

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here:       If you have been frustrated by the differences between you and your spouse, you will be encouraged by this interview with author Poppy Smith (Why Can’t He Be More Like Me?).  Learn how to tame...
Bethany Palmer on Becoming a Happy Wife

Bethany Palmer on Becoming a Happy Wife

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here:   Burned out?  Having fights about money with your spouse?  Overwhelmed?  You’re going to love this month’s Happy Home Podcast! Author and financial planner Bethany Palmer joins Arlene to talk about...
Re-Living First Pages

Re-Living First Pages

There are many moments in my life when I think, “I need to follow the advice in my own book!” Case in point… In the introduction of 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife, I write about how I (reluctantly) went mountain biking with James when we were dating.  I didn’t...
Behind the Scenes at the Today Show

Behind the Scenes at the Today Show

On Tuesday, James and I had the thrill of being guests on The Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda.  We love these ladies!  Watch the segment here. We arrived at Rockefeller Center around 9:15 am.  The young lady who checked us into the Green Room had been working at...
Going on The Today Show Tomorrow!

Going on The Today Show Tomorrow!

The last time I was in New York City, this is how close I got to being on The Today Show. If you squint, you can see Kathie Lee and Hoda in the middle of the picture. My publicist and I walked by and dropped off a book for the producer to consider.  Although nothing...
Podcast:  Kathi Lipp on Becoming a Happy Wife

Podcast: Kathi Lipp on Becoming a Happy Wife

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: I’m so happy to have my friend, speaker and author Kathi Lipp on the Happy Home podcast this month.  Kathi is the kind of lady who makes you laugh, laugh, laugh!  She is the author of several books including The...
DREAM Marriage Key #5:  Mutual Activities

DREAM Marriage Key #5: Mutual Activities

Download the podcast or listen to it now: What did you and your husband like to do when you were dating?  (Besides kissing…) In this month’s podcast, we look at the fifth and final key to having a DREAM marriage.  The “M” stands for:  MUTUAL...
Dream Marriage Key #4:  Attraction

Dream Marriage Key #4: Attraction

Download the podcast or listen to it now: No one really signs up for a ho-hum, barely makin’ it kind of marriage.  Remember how you used to dream of what your life would be like with your man? It’s time to keep dreaming…that’s why we’ve...
DREAM Marriage Key #1:  Domestic Tranquility

DREAM Marriage Key #1: Domestic Tranquility

Download the podcast or listen to it now:   When your husband walks in the door, does he breathe a sigh of relief or does he quickly duck and hide?  In this podcast, you’ll learn the first key of having a DREAM marriage: D – Domestic Tranquility R E A...
Merry Christmas Friends!

Merry Christmas Friends!

The prophet Isaiah foretold the birth of Christ in Isaiah 7:14: Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. God always keeps His promises! May God give you peace and hope this...