Be a Hero – Donate Blood

blood donors

January is National Blood Donor Month. But your blood donation is welcome any month! You don’t have to rescue someone from a burning building to be a hero.

4 Fun Books for 4 – 8 Year Olds

Sneezy Loise book cover

What’s more fun than reading a book to a child when you both love the book. On my last visit to my granddaughters I hit the jackpot with these four winners for 4-8 year olds.

Going GaGa for Gualala


Gualala is a great Valentine’s Day destination if you’re looking for ocean views and walks on the beach. The name comes from the Indian phrase “Where the water flows down.”

10 Tips for Improving Mother-Daughter Communication


Over the past year my daughter and I have gotten motivated to do some conscious work on understanding each other’s perspectives. Here are a few tips we’ve learned.

Nikon Camera Winner


We have a winner of the new COOLPIX Nikon digital camera.