Laundry is my most hated household chore! There are so many steps! I have to collect it all, sort it, wash it, remember to switch it to the dryer, fold it (sort it again) and then put it all...
The Rainbow Maker! The Holidays are Over.  Now What Do We Do? The holidays are over and the shininess of all the new toys and books your child received is beginning to wear off.  What on earth do we do...
I’ve been wanting to try an Asian head spa for awhile now, and I finally got to experience one recently in Phoenix. Have you heard about the amazing scalp treatments you can get at one? If you’re unsure what...
The other day, I was racing home from school to run inside, drop some kids off, pick some kids up, make two sippy cups of milk, refill the diaper bag, and take my oldest to choir. As I glanced...
Are you ready for some Friday Favorites? Sharing our new favorites with our friends is so fun! Let us know what your favorite things are in the comments!   I've been looking for muscle and joint pain relief that has natural ingredients! Doctor...
Baking enthusiasts and home cooks have long cherished the art of creating mouth watering delicacies, but many (like me) remained unaware of the potential hazards lurking in their kitchens. Caraway Home, a pioneering brand in the culinary industry, has...
  From slammed to glam in 5 minutes with this go-bag? YES! But first, Mama, let me say, it's ok if you don't remember how to get ready to go out like a normal, grown-up woman. And, it's even going...
A few years ago I was gifted these two cookbooks that have by far been the best cookbooks I have ever used. Basically any and everything I even think about cooking or baking is in these books. And (the...
As a busy mom, managing your email inbox can be a challenging task. With the constant stream of emails coming in, it can be easy to miss important messages or get overwhelmed with the sheer volume of information. Fortunately,...
Join our contributor, Sarah as she shares what she has learned about protein and maintaining a healthy weight. Did you know there are over 700 combinations of questions about weight loss that come up when you search Google? Sarah...
I am quickly learning is not really "Spring" in Arizona, since it's, oh, 85 degrees on my patio right now. (Being an Easterner who is accustomed to four seasons, I have dubbed Arizona's seasons "Pre-Summer", "Summer", "Post-Summer" and a...
The annual celebration of Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. Don’t waste time or effort with hinting around or just hoping this year will be better than previous years. Moms – send the link to this article to your spouse/partner immediately!...
We could all use some good news these days, so I’m here to alert you to the fact that we are now entering prime mimosa season. The months of April, May, and June are simply brimming with opportunities to have...
A list just for you - 14 Awesome Non-Toy Easter Basket Ideas.  I absolutely love putting together gifts for my children, which makes it a struggle to not go overboard on their Easter baskets. This year my goal is to...
Easter is almost here and a great activity to do with your kiddos is making dye using everyday ingredients you already have in your kitchen. Last year I tried to dye our Easter eggs using natural everyday ingredients and they...
Do you keep your kids' toys in their bedroom? There’s no shortage of toy storage solutions. Whether you browse Pinterest for ideas or make a run to Ikea every other month to buy another storage container, the options are...
The moment I became a mom it began…the need to make things easier. I think we can agree that most of us like to simplify our lives, right? If it doesn’t need to be challenging, why should it be?!...
The new year is here and with that our fitness goals have arrived, too. I have three healthy and easy treats that are perfect for snacking or dessert. These are are all great for batch making with the kids...
Let's get you psyched up for your Valentine’s Day with these Top 5 Tips! They will - Presto! - put the spark back into a sparkling gaze at your partner for this holiday! I say, “back” because it’s likely...
New year, New you, is the motto that so many people go by at the start of each year. I think its great! It opens so many windows for change and opportunity and helps us all jump start a...
Organization isn't my natural gift and I also tend to over-complicate things.  Yet here I am, writing about simplified organization.  I've read many books and blogs about how to organize. I interview my most organized friends to find out...
The start of a new year lends itself perfectly to a good purging and de-cluttering of our homes. As we take down holiday decorations and try to find space for new holiday gifts, most of us realize that there’s...
Happy New Year! If your family is like mine, from October through the end of the year, it’s one fun thing after another. Whether it’s a day trip to the pumpkin patch or all the wonderful events that make...
Happy New Year! I'm back with some recipe ideas for Meatless Mondays for winter. That's right, it's actually cold in Scottsdale and I'm thrilled because I love warm and cozy meals made in slow cookers, baked in casserole dishes...
Let's talk about how and why to get yourself a house cleaning fairy! It's okay to get some help with your house cleaning before or in the aftermath of holidays, special occasions, and everyday life. It’s certainly possible that...
If it seems like there are a million germs floating around out there this winter, you are not wrong. Between the nasty old flu, RSV, and Covid variants that just keep on evolving, everyone is simply trying to stay upright...
If you're looking for a way to simplify this Christmas, consider adding Jolabokaflod to your Christmas Eve plan. What is Jolabokaflod? One of the most popular holiday traditions in Iceland is Jolabokaflod (prounounciation), or "Christmas book flood." During the weeks leading...
It has become a national tradition to spend Thanksgiving morning pouring over newspaper and online ads looking at Black Friday deals. The next morning, moms get up at the crack of dawn to line up for sales on the...
Do you want to know the ultimate fall dinner featuring the season’s most popular flavor?    Yeah?  I thought you might say yes!    Pumpkin chili with pumpkin cornbread muffins are the spice of life that Fall lovers everywhere are 100% here for.  The pumpkin...
Is there any snack that’s better than popcorn? I think not. Popcorn is a whole grain that provides about three grams of fiber per cup. Since we usually eat more than one cup per sitting, that’s a good start toward...

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