Each year I set goals to push myself to be a better, healthier person and to create more financial freedom. Below is my list of goals for 2022.
If you love Hallmark Channel Christmas movies as much as the author does, challenge yourself to take the quiz below and see how much of an expert you are on this genre of movies. Good luck!
Three days in Salt Lake City—from touring This is the Place Heritage Park to hearing the Mormon Tabernacle Choir rehearse, here are the highlights of my short but amazing visit to the capital of Utah.
Here are few templates for you to use if you want to write a love letter to your significant other, be it for Valentine's Day, Christmas, or any other day.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer I researched as much as I could about cancer and its possible causes. I knew I had to change my lifestyle. Read below to find out what I discovered.
Each year I set goals for myself for the following year. Read on to see what my goals are for 2021 and how I will track my progress.
People collect many things but the following article will discuss why collecting coffee mugs can add joy to your life.
I have been writing for HubPages for 9 years and l love to challenge myself to write more articles. Keep reading to see my newest challenge for 2021!
In fall of 2019, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Follow my breast cancer journey below as I go through the ups and downs of beating this terrible disease.
This fun Christmas trivia game is all about Santa Claus. Play the game to see how well you know your Santa facts, and share it with your friends and family to compare scores.
If you are a student looking for a college scholarship to help pay for college, read the article below that includes links to scholarships with September deadlines. And see my other articles with tips for applying to scholarships.
If you are looking for college scholarships to apply to for the upcoming school year, read below to find scholarships you can apply to during the month of August, 2018
I recently took a trip to the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop of History Channel fame. Read below to see what it's like actually to visit the store.
Are you a busy parent who needs quick meal ideas? Read on to find great easy meals for parents to create in a hurry.
Read on to find out how I increased my Instagram followers by over 1,000% in five and a half months.
Read on to find some ideas on what you can do in Copenhagen, Denmark if you only have time for a short visit.
This article includes my three best tips to earn more money as a writer on HubPages. Read on to see how you can earn more money on HubPages also!
I was able to get enough freebies from restaurants that I got free meals all day long on my birthday. Read on to see how you can do the same!
Are you struggling at your church and wondering if you should look for a new church? Below are some great tips to help you find a new church to help meet your spiritual needs.
If you are looking for free things to do in Las Vegas, check out the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat which showcases beautiful wildlife. Read below to find out what kinds of wildlife you can discover there and how to visit it yourself.
Having recently returned from a two-week transatlantic cruise, this article offers a peek into what you can expect from this type of cruise.
Read on to see how a dog can help you lose weight and stay in shape!
Shopping at thrift stores lets save consumers lots of money and turn a profit on eBay. Read on to see what treasures I have found and how much I paid for them.
Have you ever been on a cruise down the coast of California? Read on to follow my journey and see what you have been missing!
If you collect teddy bears or just think they are sweet, you will want to read article this about Boyds Bears, which are no longer being produced.
I received a clear message from God about my plans. Has this ever happened to you? Read on to see what His message was to me.
Writing letters to your children will leave them a legacy long after you are gone. Here's how I am leaving my legacy...
Log cabin built by a couple in Utah in 1868. Photo by Karen Hellier I recently returned from a trip to Salt Lake City, Utah. My husband had a conference there so I had a few days to explore on my own. One of the places I visited was called,...
Finding some note cards with the word "joy" on them has given me a wonderful idea to spread joy to those I love. read on to see what I have decided to do...
In this article I detail what I did on a transatlantic cruise on the Royal Princess. Read on to read the details, and find out about this type of cruise, and see pictures of the cruise ship and ports.
Writing for content mills will not earn you the money you deserve. Find out why here and gain some tips on how to earn more money as a freelance writer.
Did you realize that the Tate House in Georgia offers a wonderful seasonal tour at Christmas? Learn how the beautiful decorations, seasonal music, and refreshments come together for a delightful holiday experience.
Connecticut is a small state located in New England and one of the best things it has going for it is the beauty of the changing seasons.
My dream is to work from home as an entrepreneur. Read my plan to give it a trial run this summer (2014).
The Princess cruise ship, "Royal Princess" was christened in June, 2013 and is an amazing ship, with plenty of movies available for passengers to watch on rainy days or when they need to relax a bit.
Want to start selling on eBay but can't get the motivation? Here's a story about my experience in my first 3 months that may just be the motivation you need.
A collection of activities that took place on a Transatlantic cruise on the Norwegian Star.
The Norwegian Star is a cruise ship in the Norwegian Cruise Lines fleet. Here's a review, complete with pictures and a video.
Happy marriages are not made in heaven. They are worked on every day by couples who love each other and are committed to making their marriage work. Here are 10 tips for happy marriages!
If you enjoy all- you- can- eat broasted chicken dinners, then you will love Wright's Farm in Harrisville, Rhode Island.
A pedometer is good for one's health and a challenging and fun way to stay in shape.
You never know when your time is up on this earth. Do you have a bucket list that helps you accomplish goals and cross them off your list? Here's a couple examples of why you should.
A review of Vacation Village in the Berkshires of Massachusetts for those looking for a nice place to stay while on vacation.
After many attempts to diet over the years, the author attempts The Fast Diet as a way to lose weight without losing interest!
Start a blog to help you reach your goal. Here's how blogging can help...
Parents nurture, love and guide their children to the harvest of adulthood much like farmers tends to and harvest their crops.
Success as a writer means different things to each individual. That's also true for writer's on the HubPages website.
In searching for places to get my writing published, I ran into Chicken Soup for the Soul.
A visit to the Pantry Restaurant in Amsterdam's Leidseplein district is a must for those wishing to sample traditional Dutch food in a cozy and welcoming venue.
A journal of my first week recuperating from Laparoscopic hernia surgery for those who may have upcoming surgeries themselves.
A 10 week experiment to see if I can make it as a full time writer.
Birthdays should not be about aging, they should be about celebrating you!
Cruise vacations are just a dream for many. Here are some tips to help you save for and take your dream cruise vacation.
Emotional or physical pain seems to be worse at night, in the darkness when there's no one else around to help you feel better. Here are some steps you can take to alleviate pain at night.
I am currently recuperating from surgery and have compiled a list of preparations that will help you recuperate more conveniently and also have everything you need nearby.
Contemplating surgery and whether or not I will wake up from anesthesia makes me think of all of those people I love and may leave behind and the message I would want to give them.
I love to enter and win sweepstakes and have been successful in the past, and hopefully win continue to be in the future.
In reviewing all the many jobs I have had in my life, there is one that stands out as the worst job EVER! Read on and guess which one it is...
Dahlonega, Georgia is the setting for this wonderful restaurant in the North Georgia Mountains.
Dahlonega, Georgia, is filled with history and uniquely Southern shops, sites and food. A recent visit there proved worth the trip for a day of enjoyment in the North Georgia mountains.
An easy way to make your spouse feel loved is to hide simple love notes around the house. Here's a list of ideas for what to write and where to hide the messages.
Great ideas to use to personalize your wedding reception.
I never liked Mother's Day until this year!
Does your husband travel for work without you? Here's ten tips to make the best use of your time while he's away.
I write creative non-fiction. Some categories include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, technical and the list goes on. Read on if you are a writer and maybe you will discover what kind of writer you are!
Need a good hotel 6 miles from Disneyland in Anaheim, California? Check out this review before booking.
Break the awkward silence by using this game on a first date or fiftieth!
California Adventure is a lesser known Disney theme park situated right next to Disneyland. Still full of fun attractions, read on to see what fun this theme park has to offer Disney fans of all ages!
An extra hour and a Barnes and Noble Booksellers store can provide refreshment and rest for weary minds.
Some cruise lines offer a chance to participate in a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. You can too if you cruise on these 5 cruise lines.
People think they might be bored on a cruise, but I spent 2 weeks on a cruise ship with plenty to do!
HubPages writers can continually fine tune their hubs to earn more from each hub. Here are some tips to help you grow a productive HubPages garden!
Dr. Laura Schlessinger's book is a marriage manual for those looking to improve their marriages. Her traditional views of marriage may be a bit hard to take for those with very feminist views.
Work and chores and kids can all get in the way of romance for married couples. Here are some ways to rekindle those early feelings of love!
For tax purposes, there may be some tax write-offs that you have never thought of. Here are a few so start preparing for tax day.
The phrase 'How are you?" can bring forth a myriad of responses, some honest some not. I wish all adults could be as honest as children when asked that question.
Robert Louis Stevenson built a mansion on a Samoan island. Today this mansion is a main tourist attraction for those visiting near the city of Apia in Samoa.
Bora Bora is one of the most beautiful and laid back islands of French Polynesia. A must see for tourists looking for the simple and beautiful island experience
Bucket lists are just as important for teens as they are for adults. The contents of each type of list will look different though because each will be at different stages in their lives.
Often writers complain of having writer's block, but there's another writer's malady that I meet often: Foggy Brain!
Love Lists are a cheat sheet for couples in long term relationships to remind our spouses of what to do to make us feel loved!
The Sapphire Princess is a gorgeous cruise ship with friendly staff, delicious food, and a wonderful decor.
If you don't like to grocery shop, these tips will help make it easier on you and your pocketbook!
Reading is a past time that sometimes gets dropped by the wayside due to our busy lives. Here's a way to make reading a more frequent part of your life.
Entrepreneur Casey Carle, or "The Bubble Man" as many people know him, has been taking his Bubblemania! show around the world for over 20 years!
The biggest fair in New England takes place each Fall in Agawam, Massachusetts. Full of food, fun and a taste of New England it's a great family experience.
Great ideas for healthy snacks for your kids.
Bring alive the time period of the late eighteenth century for your children. Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts is worth a visit, especially with a 2 day admission ticket.
Going to Hawaii? Check out this review of one of the better known company's on the Hawaiian Islands: Hilo Hattie stores.
A blizzard in New England had me recently snowed in for almost 48 hours. Here's a creative list of things to keep yourself busy if the ever happens to you!
Fall is the perfect time of year to create family memories. Read on to find some creative ideas to do with your children in this wonderful season.
Summer comes but once a year. Here's a list of some great summertime activities to enjoy with your children.
Enjoy these family bonding activities when you and your children are stuck inside in the cold weather.
Great ideas to do with your children in Spring to help create family bonding moments that last a lifetime.
A review of the 2012 movie, "Les Miserables, starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, and Amanda Seyfried.
Children need positive encouragement from adults who can be honest with them. Here are some phrases that may not currently be in your vocabulary parenting/teaching vocabulary but are good choices.
When school is cancelled due to inclement weather, a snow day as a child or a parent can be like a mini vacation!
Who's ready to join me in some Hub Page Challenges? Read on for dates of my 4 Hub Page Challenges in 2013.
A tour of the Heineken Exeprience is full of interactive experiences and 2 beers are included in the price. One of Amsterdam's most fun tourist attractions.
Review of Debt Free For Life, a book by David Bach that gives great tips about how to pay your debt down quickly. Full of useful resources and websites.
Everyone has a bad day once in awhile. Here's a list of ideas for small rewards to look forward to once you have survived a tough day.
I write for Hub Pages, Textbroker and a blog and this article is about the milestones I have made in 1 year of professional part time writing.
A basic delicious sugar cookie dough for your Christmas cookie cut outs and for any other holiday as well!
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is an amazing collection of Dutch Art through the ages. It's most amazing exhibits include paintings by the Dutch masters including Rembrandt. ( Photos included)
Being a stay-at home mom is a rewarding job, but can be overwhelming. Here are 20 tips to help at home moms be more organized and enjoy their time with their children.
At home parenting is a wonderful job but has it's tough days too. Here's a list of 10 stress busting ideas to help at home parents get through a crazy day!
Collecting Christmas tree ornaments adds a special touch of memories during the Christmas season. Whether for adults or families with children, a Christmas tree ornament collection is a wonderful treasure for years to come.
Very easy chili recipe that can be as hot or as mild as your and your family like. Ideas for serving suggestions included.
Refunding is a way to earn money back for products you buy. Learn how to find refund offers and other great tips for saving your family money.
If you suffer from ear pain while landing in an airplane, you will want to read this to discover the reason behind the pain. Also offers suggestions for relief from the pain of ears popping.
If you travel a lot and fly on United , it's worth joining the United Club to enjoy the benefits of relaxing in their Club Room at over 24 major U.S. cities as well as other cities around the world. Read on for all the perks...
Review of a wonderful hotel I stayed in during a visit to the city of Amsterdam. Located near museums and the nightlife area, and close to Vondel Park it's a great base from which to plan your visit to Amsterdam.
If you always feel behind during the Christmas season, this article is for you! Includes tips on how to be better organized for Christmas next year. It's never too early to read this and be prepared!
Are you too young to retire but wish you could take a 4 week cruise or other long vacation? Here are some tips on how to make that dream come true!
If you enjoy biking, you will want to read all about biking in the wonderful city of Amsterdam!
A snowy day in Amsterdam is rather unusual so I took advantage of the snow and walked all around exploring the city. I share with you my musings here!
Do you live in a place you feel you can bloom? If not, you may want to consider moving to a place that suits your needs.
During a trip to Hawaii recently I was blown away with it's natural beauty. This photo essay shows why it's so beautiful.
A review of the book about a Christian couple who was in a car accident shortly after their marriage. The book deals with the aftermath of the couple after the wife has a brain injury.
Valerie Bertinelli's life including her marriage to rocker Eddie Van Halen is profiled in this book. Also included is the story of her weight loss success through Jenny Craig.
I just returned from a one month cruise vacation and made a list of all I was able to accomplish during 4 weeks. Wow, I was amazed at the list. You might be too!
I love to write, even on vacation. This hub tells about my lifelong journey to becoming a writer.
I took a one month vacation and still earned residual income on Hub Pages. Read the hub to see my statistics and proof that you can make money on Hub Pages while you sleep, or while you take a vacation.
Tells about my dream to be a superhero and help people save money on their groceries!
A trip to the Yankee Candle flagship store is worthwhile all year long. Fun displays for kids and adults abound, and the kids may even bump into Santa Claus. It's a fun experience even if you don't buy anything.
This is a comprehensive list of what to take when camping, whether it be tent, RV, or cabin.
A poem about aging from a young woman's observation.
A poem about Christmas and finally getting to spend the Christmas season living in the same house as my husband. We have been married for 2 years, but only recently were able to live in the same house. I look forward to spending this Christmas season, and as many more as God will give us together.
A visit to the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory in South Deerfield, Massachusetts is a wonderful family adventure. Included are pictures of butterflies landing on my husband and daughters, and a video of another family''s visit.
I am a blessed woman and have found and I am most grateful for these 7 joys in my life.
After a romantic breakup in college, I went with a bunch of friends to New Hampshire for the weekend, and it started my heart on the road to healing! Below is a poem I wrote about that experience
Poems about the sweet baby girl I used to babysit for.
After returning from my first trip to Bermuda, I wrote this poem about how Bermuda has touched my heart and made me want to return. I have been back once since the original trip, but it's a place I want to return to again and again.
In 2005, my 11 year old twins made a wish list of what qualities my new husband should have after my divorce was finalized. I have included all 19 qualities in this list of sweet and funny requirements.
After working in a high school for the past 7 years, I needed scheduling flexibility, and found it with Kelly Educational Staffing, a company that hires substitute teachers and provides benefits.
I recently started a new career as a substitute teacher and was quite nervous about it. This article details my first day in my new job!
Preparing for my next Hub Page Challenge from October 1st - October 10th.
An essay about how I took my sadness about moving to a new attitude about starting fresh in a new town!
Teaching an adult education class is an easy and fun way to earn extra money. Lots of ideas for class topics are included.
For Mothers of preschoolers who are looking for a support group, MOPS, International may be just what they are looking for. A faith based organization, it provides support, teaching and creative activities to mothers while their children play.
Are you a stay at home mom looking for support, friendships with other moms or playgroups for your children? Moms Clubs International will provide all that and more.
Lisa Kroulik has followed her dream of working from home as an online freelance writer. Read her inspirational story and suggestions for others wanting to write from home.
Meeting Bobby Sherman was a life changing experience for me. Read for a description of the actual event and how it changed my life!
For those of us who are perpetually trying to lose weight, this tip of keeping my sneakers in my car has helped me tremendously. Read on to find out why...
For anyone who has ever thought about becoming a mystery shopper, this hub explains pros and cons of this business. Includes a website to get you started for free!
Want to start a home business as a college consultant? Here's the story of Fran Schwartz and how she did just that! Her business offers high school students and families the opportunity to find the college that is the right fit for them.
This is part 1 of my experience meeting Bobby Sherman as an adult during the Teen Idols Tour in 1998. Also included is a You Tube video of Bobby Sherman singing "Julie Do Ya Love Me"
This article includes many photos of Norwegian Epic, a unique cruise ship. This ship cruises the Eastern Caribbean and Europe. Here's my experience with my room, the pool area, entertainment, dining, and more
Scrap Books are great gifts to create for our children, but to a child in foster care, it can be especially therapeutic.
Writing my first 100 hubs was a challenge but here are some tips for new hubbers that I picked up along the way.
After having a miscarriage I wasn't sure if I would ever get pregnant again. Here are excerpts from my journal of my twin pregnancy in 1994.
American Legion sponsored program for junior boys and girls offers a 1 week summer program all about politics. For the high school junior who is interested in this field, it's a great opportunity to try out the world of politics and meet other teens from across your state.
If you've seen Extreme Couponing on TLC, you have watched a free spree where a shopper gets most items in an order free or for little money. Read how to have a free spree yourself.
Helping your kids make crafted gifts for Christmas for friends and relatives is a great way to spend Fall evenings together as a family. Here are some ideas on crafts kids can make and give as gifts and enjoy family time as well.
Nature is all around us but do we really stop to appreciate it? This is dediiated to my friend who helped me to appreciate nature when she was diagnosed with cancer.
High school and college students who have read and understand Ayn Rands books have the opportunity to write an essay and win money. The 4 contests and qualifications for each are outlined in this hub.
Miserly Moms is a book geared toward stay at home moms who want to save money. Great read filled with tips for all moms.
Sharing coupons with friends through a coupon group can save more money by providing you with specific coupons for the products you buy. Here are some tips to help you start a coupon group in your town.
It's not always easy to find things for young children to do on a rainy days. Here's a list of easy and fun activities to keep them busy till the sun comes back out.
A memory of a wonderful summer day I spent at the beach with my children.
For pregnant mothers on bed rest, time can drag on and on. Here are some great ideas to make the best use of the time, and help moms to feel productive while nurturing their unborn babies at the same time.
HOBY is a wonderful leadership program for high school sophomores. Only 1 sophomore from each high school can be chosen for this honor. Interested high school students should see their guidance counselor each fall to be chosen to participate.
If money is tight these days and you want to spend special time with your significant other without spending a lot, check out my top 10 free dates ( well, you might have to pay for gas, but that's it!)
Having a heart attack when I was 45 years old was quite a shock for me. This is my story that I hope other women can learn from.
Most people don't send thank you notes after a job interview. Included in this hub are tips on the importance of sending a thank you note after a job interview. The article also includes what to say in the thank you note to make a good impression.
Job shadows help teens explore the right career choice for them. I have included some actual job shadow experiences in this hub. I have also made suggestions as to how a teen can set up a job shadow.
Teens often have a hard time deciding on a career choice. this article includes tips on the difference between a job vs. a career, and how to identify the best career choices for teens.
Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam Connecticut is a beautiful State Park with picnic, fishing, hiking and camping areas. The highlight of the park is the medieval like castle, built by actor William Gillette, of Sherlock Holmes fame in 1914.It's a great place for families and romantic...
Tips for high school students to stay organized and help get better grades. Students who get better grades in high school will qualify for better colleges and scholarship money.
This is about visiting the cemetery where my husband and I will be buried. Odd to be there ahead of the designated time, but nice to check out where people may come to visit us!
Mystic Seaport in Southeastern Connecticut is a tribute to the whaling trade in the 19th century. A living museum, this photo essay captures the most beautiful and informative sights in Mystic Seaport.
Adopting a dog from the Humane Society can be a blessing to a family. Here's the story of how my daughter adopted a dog that has brightened our lives!
Puzzlemaker is a great tool for teachers, parents, and kids to create their own crossword puzzles, Math puzzles and others for fun. Great for new teacher activities or for substitute teachers looking for extra activities for their charges!
Wedding reception sites in Connecticut are very expensive. At the mill on the River restaurant, not only do you have a beautiful venue, but delicious food as well. And the grounds on the property are perfect for taking pictures of the bride and groom.
The habit of writing letters has all but disappeared with our culture of growing technology. This article points out how writing letters to people can bless their lives with unexpected joy.
Finding the perfect prom dress is a hard task for mothers and daughters. Included are 5 tips to make prom dress shopping easier and less expensive.
Taking a break as a mom is a very good thing. This hub tells the story of my 30 minute ice cream vacation!
Volunteering gives valuable experience to teenagers today. The skills learned can be added to resumes and help on college and scholarship applications. Included is an actual essay from a teen about her volunteer experience at a convalescent home.
A poem of love for my husband.
Liven up your wedding reception with this fun trivia game. It gets the guests more involved and adds a personal touch to your wedding.
I'm trying to lose 30 pounds before a cruise in 19 weeks. Follow along, and join me, with my weight loss challenge.
Campfires are the perfect place for families to bond. My experiences with taking my children camping provided very special memories!
Writing for HubPages is helping fuel my dream of becoming a writer. My dream is to work from home as a writer, and HubPages is helping me reach my dream through earnings money online.
Candid photos of a wedding day are just as important as formal photos. It's important to include both so the bride and groom will have many memories of their day, that they may not have been able to capture with formal portraits only.
Collecting teddy bears is a delightful hobby. Teddy bears originated with President Theodore Roosevelt, and are produced by such companies as Steif, The Vermont Teddy bear Company, Boyds, Bearinton Bears,Gund, and TY. Older teddy bears are quite pricey, but I collect bears I fall in love with.
Moms interested in freebies should head to their local Simon Mall in May each year. Simon Malls across the country hold a National Moms Nite Out each year on the Thursday before Mother's Day.Moms get lots of free samples and chances to win prizes throughout the night.
Newport, Rhode Island has historic mansions, The Cliff Walk, Ocean Drive, and a wharf/shopping area, all of which you don't want to miss if you visit this seacoast city. This article reviews the best places to visit in the city of Newport.
Southeastern Connecticut has wonderful attractions for families including the three described here: The Mystic Aquarium, The Connecticut College Aboretum, and the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center.
Review of 5 historic sites in Southeastern CT including Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research center, Shantok Village of Uncas,The Leffingwell Inn,Mystic Seaport,The Submarine Force Museum and Nautilus.
Live in the the North Georgia Mountains in the resort community of Big Canoe. Rent or buy a home in this mountain retreat. This hub describes the gated community of Big Canoe, GA.
Volunteer with the rest of the United States on Make a Difference Day. This National Day of Volunteering takes place the 4th Saturday of every October, and the article lists ways to volunteer and how to register for Make a Difference Day.
Finding he beauty all around me outside while wlking my dog has been a wonderful experience. This article talks about what I have observed in Fall, Winter and Spring on walks with my daughter's dog.
Photographs hold special memories that we can bring back every time we look at a picture. Pictures are included in the 5 categories of vacation photography, Nature photography,Special Celebration photography, People photography,everyday experience photography.
In each of the five senses there are hidden various ways to tell someone you love them. I have included a list of ideas in each category: sense of touch, sense of taste, sense of sight, sense of smell, sense of hearing.
Anthony Robbins takes seminar attendees through the Firewalk experience of walking on hot coals. This takes place during the 3 day seminar entitled,"Unleash The Power Within" that Tony Robbins presents all over the world. This hub is the actual account of my firewalk experience.
32 things I would rather do than clean. I hate to clean and find it useless so here's a list of what I would rather do!
Examples of cruise ship fitness centers,cruise excursion activities, and healthy eating will help cruisers learn how to not gain weight on a cruise. Specific tips are given.
Do men like women with the all natural look, or that are high maintenance with a lot of make up? This hub explains what the difference is, with a poll at the end asking for men's opinions.
As a Hospice volunteer I led a committee to promote a Hospice Walkathon. I also acted as a bereavement volunteer.The hospice program is a wonderful organization to help the terminally ill die with dignity.
The Americorps NCCC program is the perfect plan for students graduating from high school but not ready for college. Teens and young adults can volunteer for 10 months of volunteer service with a financial and education stipend while doing good for others.