Top 5 Secrets to a Happy Marriage

Our nephew is walking down the aisle soon and in honor of this new union, I wanted to (re)share my secrets to a happy marriage. Two things before we start: #1: Yes, that pic is from the way-back vault. #2: It’s one of my favs. ~~~~~ Garry and I have been married for over 34 […]

No Breadcrumbs in the Pantry? Your Rolling Pin to the Rescue!

Today’s lifehack is one I use all the danged time! To the video. someone get the lights! (sorry about the newby vertical filming) How stinkin’ easy is that? If you don’t keep stuffing mix in your pantry, you could also use this method with toasted bread. I love an easy and useful lifehack/kitchenhack. Have you […]

The Dreaded Urinary Tract Infection After Menopause: Is There A Cure?

WARNING: Real Talk Ahead A few weeks ago, at the age of 55, I experienced my very first bladder infection. Throughout the years, I have known women (and men) who suffered with UTIs and sympathized with them, but had never – until  recently – experienced the ~ugh~ myself. My first question: How the hell did […]

Managing Breast Cancer as a Chronic Disease?!

Um, what? Yes, you read that right: managing breast cancer as a chronic disease. If you have ever been diagnosed or know of one who has, you died a little inside, right? Or flipped off your screen, which was exactly my initial response. You can take the gal outta West Texas… Let’s look a bit […]

Perimenopause Can SUCK IT #15: Keeping Your Cool

Perimenopause is a beast: a hot, sweaty, cranky, beast. Let’s talk taming hot flashes. ~to the fire extinguisher!~ * Disclaimer: All information in this series is based on my personal experience and is not intended to take the place of your doctor’s advice. Typically, hot flashes are a by-product of reduced estrogen in a woman’s […]

What To Do About Sexual Dysfunction Post-Menopause

Oh, man. Who else just broke out in a sweat reading that post title? NOT A HOT FLASH! I’m going to put a caveat right here so NO ONE can say I didn’t warn them… CAVEAT: REAL TALK ABOUT SEXUAL FUNCTION POST-MENOPAUSE A small survey was taken (1,858 post-menopausal women, 45 and older – median […]

Lifehack Review: Tea Bags to Freshen Closets

Tea bags to freshen a closet…a closet filled with coats…a closet that is notoriously what’s-that-smell? It’s what I set out to test when I came across the lifehack online. I already have a tried and true lifehack on how to Defunk a Musty Closet, so why would I try this the tea bag method? Why, […]

PSA of the Day: Winter Coats and Car Seat Safety

So much of a parent’s life is focused on keeping our kiddos healthy and safe. Today we’re talking about the dangers of buckling children into car seats while they’re wearing their heavy winter coats. SPOILER ALERT: Don’t do it! A parent’s natural inclination when taking a baby or small kiddo outside in the winter, is […]

Essential Blogger: 10 Easy Steps To Grow Your Site

Head’s Up, Buttercups: UPDATED INFO for 2017! Let’s grow! From time to time, I get questions about blogging or site production, as in how to grow a site or blog. Today, I’ll give you a peek behind the velvet ropes (snort) and give you OMT’s! method o’madness. Lots of bloggers blog with the thought that […]

Happy New Year! Let Each Day Be Your New Beginning

Resolutions feel great this time of year; each promise signals leaving behind what weighs us down and moving forward with what lifts us up. Why leave that wonder and promise to one day of the year? Why not let each day be your new beginning? For each day you have left zipping around the sun, […]