Author Archives: Renee

Teaching Boys to Drive

Teaching Boys to Drive

People have asked me many times over the years how I’ve kept my sanity while raising six kids, five of them boys. Sanity? Ha! Who’s fooling who? 🙂 Seriously, I make no promises about my sanity but I can tell you this, I do know how to have a good time and I’m also prettyContinue Reading

TV or Me?

TV or Me?

Daily TV watching is no longer a part of my life and hasn’t been for almost seven months now. I don’t watch the news, I don’t watch the weekly shows that used to be my favorites, I don’t watch sports and I don’t watch the weather. I rarely turn my TV on unless I’m sittingContinue Reading

The Quiet House

The Quiet House

It is 2 am. The house is quiet . . . something I’m not used to. You can imagine the hustle and bustle of a home with six children in it! It is always so full of life. Kids will be kids – they laugh, argue, tease, yell, cry, slam doors, trip on shoe laces,Continue Reading

Renee Chase on the Carol Duvall Show – Hollywood Blooper

As many of you know, I founded Neighbors & Friends magazine in 1991 and served as its editor and publisher for seven years before it ceased production. One of the most exciting and fun experiences I had during this time was when I appeared on The Carol Duvall Show. In May of 1997 I flewContinue Reading

My Boy of Summer – Update

Baseball season is gearing up with the major league teams already into spring training. Every year, at this time, I think back to all of the years I spent on a baseball field with my oldest son, Brandon. If you haven’t already, please read the article I wrote in 1997,  My Boy of Summer.  TheContinue Reading

Drink in Life Like Cold Water on a Hot Day

Drink in Life Like Cold Water on a Hot Day

This morning, as I was checking out FaceBook, I was so impressed with Jordan Adler’s status that I stole it (I told him I was going to) and used it for my own. The status was “Drink life like cold water on a hot day.” I loved this thought and it stayed on my mindContinue Reading

A Review of Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc902UfRZQc[/youtube] OMG, I am so pumped about this book, Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk!  I just finished reading it last night and can’t wait to implement some of the great ideas and tools that Gary introduced. He is so knowledgeable and very generous withContinue Reading

Plant Your Seeds of Talent and Watch the Blooms!

I’ve enjoyed a continuous loop of Jack Johnson tunes playing in the background while I worked today. I love his music; he’s a real talent as far as I’m concerned.  Sometimes I sit back, close my eyes, listen to the words, the perfect beat, the rhythm of the music and I wonder, “How the heckContinue Reading

My Boy of Summer

This article was originally published in 1998. Please also read the 2010 update on Brandon and his baseball. SteeeeRike!!!! As I approached the ballpark this past summer, I heard the familiar call of the umpire and my adrenaline started to flow. It never ceases to amaze me how the sounds of baseball can bring onContinue Reading

Daily Affirmations – Improve Your Life

Although some people are skeptical and say that positive affirmations are a waste of time, it has been found that individuals feel more uplifted and focused throughout the day when they start with positive statements in the morning.
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