Rebecca Hubanks

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Rebecca is wife to Mikel, Mom to Nolan (5), Landon (2) & Natalie (1) and Pro-Snuggler of mini-doxies Khaki & Scarlett. She’s a Chemo-Infusion RN, Amazing Race Fanatic, Blue Bell Addict & Workout Enthusiast. As a Texas native, she braved 5 long Minnesota winters before moving to Phoenix in July(!) of 2013, and she's seen 3 rattlesnakes since then. Most notably, Rebecca is thankful to be Saved by Grace through Faith in Jesus - and More Awestruck every day by life’s little blessings as "Mom".

The Best Advice My Pediatrician Gave Me

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When our second child was born, we were so excited to introduce him to his big brother, who was just shy of 3 years old. Suuuure, we knew there would be bouts of jealousy, but at...

What Not To Say To the Mystery-Sex Preggo Mama

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My sweet husband and I just welcomed our third bundle of joy, giving us three under five -- two in diapers.  What were we thinking?? Also, who in their right mind has a third kid in August...

Easy Glitter Play-Doh for Us Less-Pinteresty Types

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So, it's still hot out. (That's the jist of how I start every blog post for SMB. You're welcome.) Some of us have preschoolers who don't begin school for a few more weeks... The bigger...

Costco, I should hate you — but I CAN’T!

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I'm trying here, Costco. Really, I am. I want so much to hate you, and on paper, that should be easy.  I mean, after all: I thought Target was bad, but YOU. You are the...

The Untold Perils of Kindergarten Day 3: You Gave Me Back the Wrong Kid

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It seems there are precious few things as highly anticipated as sending one's child off to Kindergarten. What a mixed bag of sentiments - nostalgia, nerves, grief, excitement disbelief... We do our best to...

3 Foolproof Sides You Want At Your Next BBQ

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Know what's wicked? AZ summers. She been sayin' it for 4 years, and Mama ain't gettin' tougher. #preggo #dueinAugust #wasntthinking But know what's wicked yummy?  Summer BBQ's!! And not like healthy, skinny people, I'll-just-stick-with-the-veggie-tray BBQ's.  We're talking YOLO BBQ's. Burgers and dogs...

Our Rocky Road: An Open Letter to Blue Bell

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Dear Blue Bell, What? Did you really think I forgot?? When a teensy, weensy listeria outbreak forced us apart in April of 2015, I choked down Blue Bunny in a rebound attempt. It's been nearly 2 years, and...

5 Reasons To Overpay Your Best Babysitter

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All hail the great babysitters!! {we're not woooorthyyyy!!!} If you (like me) have no extended-family help within a day's driving distance, then extra Cheers. I see you and I feel your pain. Somewhere around the birth...

{Breast Cancer Awareness} : Your How-To Guide To Accessories Showers

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I love October!! Fall is in the air (well..... in the Flagstaff air), crockpots come out, and football players don their pink shoes, armbands, and decals to honor a whole bunch of HEROS during Breast Cancer...

The Costco Item That Lies

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You may have read my litany of reasons why I should hate Costco, but can't. This week, Costco made that juuuuust a little easier -- and I'm here today with a warning: The next time you...

My Sweet Boys, You’re Making Me A Better Woman

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Darling boys, you are still little. And though you couldn't possibly know it yet, you're making me so much better. I'm a better wife. ...because I am praying for yours. May I model the woman you might one day seek out: -...

Down With “Should”

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Dear "Should", I am so over you. "Should". You are a burden. You are intrusive. You are the source of Mommy Wars and exhaustion, laughably high standards and soul-deadening guilt. You are wearying. You are unwelcome. "Should". I am so much more...

Hugs for Huggies: “The Huggies Campaign” {Sponsored Post}

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Huggies generously offered one SMB Contributor some coveted Little Snugglers as a swap for an honest review. So easy!!! Let us tell you why they're the best!

“Holiday Spirit”: Your Holiday Lights BFF

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Local, friendly, honest and affordable: "Holiday Spirit" is an easy recommendation for your holiday light install and take-down! Who doesn't love supporting a great, local company in the name of holiday fun?!

“Seussical the Musical” in review!

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If you grew up rooting on Horton the Elephant for the sake of his precious Who's, while reviling the dreadful Wickersham Brothers and that mouthy Kangaroo mom/babe combo -- you'll so appreciate this storyline.

Your New, Very Favorite Chili Recipe

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Cooler temps, I just laaaaaaaahve you!! The sappy, googly-eyed, all-in, head over heels, Taylor Swift meets Nicholas Sparks kind of LOVE. And after October 14th handed me 102 degrees - at 34 weeks pregnant - those feelings only deepened. It's...