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May 2018 – Michelle Sierra

May 2018 – Michelle Sierra

Putting the Pieces in Place As a new graduate from physical therapy school, Michelle Sierra felt totally confident in her deep knowledge of the body’s muscle systems. But when she volunteered to start a women’s health program and attended a...
Mother May I?

Mother May I?

“Mother” stood away from us with her back to us, and we took turns asking, “Mother, may I…” Take two steps forward? Jump two steps to the right? “Mother” could say yes, you may or no, you may not, and...
A Mother’s Story

A Mother’s Story

Losing my son Jonathan on April 8, 2017 is the hardest thing my family has faced. What makes it all the more difficult is knowing his death could have been prevented. Jonathan was a freshman at LSU. He graduated from...
From A Cozy Cabin To A Country Estate

From A Cozy Cabin To A Country Estate

From humble beginnings in the early 1900s, this riverside property in Folsom has expanded, flooded, bloomed, and seen generations of people and pets come and go through the years. A 150-year-old, two-room log cabin predates the 5,000-square-foot home on 35...
Early Lessons in Restaurant Etiquette

Early Lessons in Restaurant Etiquette

Birthdays were a big deal when we were young. We got dressed up and mom and dad piled my brother, sister and I into the Impala for the ride into the city to a fancy restaurant. It was usually an...
Our Fashion Picks – Sweet Child O’ Mine

Our Fashion Picks – Sweet Child O’ Mine

The Perfect Pair From kissing bobos on the playground to planning a lavish wedding, mothers and daughters have one-of-a-kind relationships. From the day she enters the world, a mother is her daughter’s best friend. Sure, there may be tough periods—those...
Tequila Cóctels For Your Cinco de Mayo

Tequila Cóctels For Your Cinco de Mayo

Make your May 5th festive with our favorite tequila concoctions. From spicy and savory to sweet and fresh, these colorful libations are sure to liven up any celebration! Pro tip: These spicy, cool cocktails are year-round favorites for any gathering!
Mrs. Bush’s Pearls

Mrs. Bush’s Pearls

Former First Lady Barbara Bush will be remembered for many things. Her dedication to improving literacy. Her quick wit. Her devotion to her family.  But it was her signature strand of faux pearls that made her a fashion icon. She...
Growing the Gift of Love

Growing the Gift of Love

Springtime brings lots of gift-giving opportunities. Between Mother’s Day, graduations and  weddings, you may find yourself doing quite a bit of  shopping. Jewelry, countertop appliances or bouquets are the mainstays for these events, but consider a gift that will commemorate these...
Just say NO:  Sugar, Sugar!

Just say NO: Sugar, Sugar!

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, children under age 12 consume 49 pounds of sugar per year, several pounds more than adults twice their size. Now that’s a lot of sweetness! We all know that sugar...
How to Entertain (Yourself) During Food Prep

How to Entertain (Yourself) During Food Prep

It’s the part of cooking that no one ever talks about. It’s a topic rarely covered on the countless food shows hosted by famous chefs. Prepping food for a recipe is not glamorous and does not sell ads. Even so,...