Darcy Kimmel

Hi – I’m Darcy Kimmel. I am a Mom who has raised two girls and two boys and in the process, I’ve been there and done just about anything you can think of. The good news is that everyone survived and, if it can be helpful to others, I love sharing from my experiences. I am also the Vice President of Family Matters where, according to my granddaughter Riley, I “let Papa think he’s the boss!” I love bargain shopping, cooking and baking, entertaining in my home and loving on my kids and grandkids! My ideal day includes chocolate, a beach, a breeze and a Maeve Binchy novel.

Always a Mom

Summer is forest fire season in Arizona, and right now the fires are raging in full force. They’re front-page copy in many newspapers and first lead reports on hourly newscasts as we watch the drama of evacuations, lost homes, and grueling firefighting. What used to be a bystander’s curiosity has now turned into a personal Continue »

The End of an Era

What a strange feeling to drive past the high school and elementary school that all of our children attended and know that I no longer have any reason to ever pull into the parking lot and walk through the front door. For the past 22 years, I have been part of a partnership with these Continue »