@dolcegabbana, George Frideric Handel, Queen Elizabeth I & King George I

@dolcegabbana, George Frideric Handel, Queen Elizabeth I & King George I

Jul. 28, 2014 by

  What do designers Dolce & Gabbana, composer George Frideric Handel, and royals Queen Elizabeth I and King George I have in common?  Read on… Over the July 11-13 weekend, famous Italian designers, Dolce & Gabbana launched their annual Alta

@jennahipp @nailinghwood Jenna Hipp: “Nailing Hollywood”

Jul. 23, 2014 by

Nail polish is becoming more popular by the nanosecond and people of all ages are flocking to get their nails painted in the latest styles, colors, gels, patterns, prints, stick-ons, etc.  However, as we’ve previously discussed, the beauty industry’s first

Camping: A Family Tradition

Jul. 22, 2014 by

When you hear the word, “camping” does it evoke happy memories of hiking amongst breathtaking flora and fauna, witnessing majestic mountain ranges, drinking from sparkling clear rivers, basking in front of serene lakes, experiencing a woodsy aroma or clean fresh

@FIFAWorldCup & Soccer Musicians

Jul. 21, 2014 by

For five weeks during June and July people throughout the world were glued to their TV sets watching the 2014 World Cup. It was an exciting five weeks with Germany winning in a tense title match against Argentina. The only

Lemon, Orange, Banana Ice Cream

Jul. 18, 2014 by

This is an amazing ice cream—light, refreshing and delicious! It is very simple to make and takes about 10 minutes to prepare and another 20 minutes in the ice cream freezer. I got this recipe from my friend, Cindy Segawa

Date Nights: A Fun Family Tradition

Jul. 16, 2014 by

If you are a parent, I think you will agree—most parents want to be a lot of different things to their children—their protector, their provider, their example, their hero, their counselor, their friend, their confidante—all qualities that add up to…a

Good Music Brighter Children: A “Must-Read” Book

Jul. 14, 2014 by

Today I want to give some pointers on how to read my book Good Music Brighter Children. Over the past two months, people have asked me various questions so hopefully these ideas will help you to get the greatest benefit from

Laughter–the Best Medicine!

Jul. 11, 2014 by

Sometimes the best medicine is laughter! In fact, I read that reading something funny every day actually keeps your immune system high thus keeping you more healthy.  So, here is something that will make you laugh. It is timely advice

Reading Labels: Yellow Alert

Jul. 10, 2014 by

A couple of weeks ago, I discussed what are referred to as “Red Alert” ingredients found in skincare products. Today we are discussing what the  Environmental Working Group (EWG) considers “Yellow Alert” ingredients found in your cosmetic and skincare products.

Reading Aloud to Your Children: An Important Tradition

Jul. 8, 2014 by

I love to read! I remember my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Shelby reading to our class the classic tale of Curious George; that engaging little monkey who was always getting into trouble. In the third grade we studied American Indians and

Focus on Kids: Music and Sound Waves

Jul. 7, 2014 by

Once again, I want to focus my blog on something that may interest kids. Last week we talked about vibrations. Today I want to discuss sounds; how we hear sounds; sounds that mammals and birds make to communicate, and music


Jul. 1, 2014 by

I’ve decided to add a category entitled, “Traditions.” I love traditions and I believe that family and traditions go hand-in-hand. But, I also believe that everyone–single or married–can establish meaningful traditions in their lives and in their homes. When Mark

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