If you're around my husband, please try to avoid the subject of avocado toast. It's very triggering for him because he's the one who actually invented avocado toast when he was around 8 years old. Now "they" have stolen...
By Dr Nayan Patel  Nayan Patel DO is a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist with Arizona Digestive Health in Scottsdale.   This past year was dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We had a lot to worry about, and many of us have put our...
April is the birthday month for both me and my husband. In fact, our birthdays are only two days apart. Well, two days and five years, which I often remind him of, as he is SOOOO much older than...
When you’re a mom, getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep each night is very rare. Unfortunately, a full night of shut eye is extremely important for our health. It can improve memory, lift moods, ease stress...
This year I taught four kindergarteners to read.  Really, truly read.  As a mom of six kids, I’ve been a part of this process before and marveled with gratitude at my child’s school teacher, wondering, “How do they do it?”  This year,...
With so many things competing for your time each day, how are you to get it all done? Not only is it easy to get overwhelmed and burnt out, but you’re also left with little energy to do the...
Living in a dry climate with low humidity usually leads to dry skin, wrinkles and a very dull complexion. Once temperatures in Arizona hit 90-degrees, it seems as though dehydration is inevitably knocking at our doors. Fortunately, there are many...
A mother of 6, a wife, and a thriving business owner changing the hair industry in Arizona one client at a time.  The above is the perfect synopsis of Michelle Anderson, owner of “Michelle and Hair” located in Tempe,...
Spring in Arizona brings some of our best weather, stunning wildflowers, and the perfect opportunity to clean inside and outside our homes before it gets too hot. Getting your kids motivated to be involved in the process can sometimes be...
You’ve all heard of St. Patrick’s Day but what about St. George’s Day? Being from England I thought I’d share this special day with you. St. George’s Day is England’s equivalent to Ireland’s St. Patrick’s Day. It’s celebrated on April...
A few months ago, my daughter decided it was time to “glam up” her bedroom. At first, I thought we’d go with a color theme, but her favorite color was “teal...or rainbow...or SPARKLES!!!” So we decided to go a...
When you think of home, there are likely a lot of things that come to mind. Not only is your home a place to unwind, but it’s also a great place to spend quality time with your family and...
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! Chocograms is a woman-owned business creating customizable, delicious chocolates and treats. Have fun...
Easter is just a few weeks away and we all know what that means....lots of chocolate bunnies, plastic grass everywhere and jelly beans. Here are a few new ideas of other items to put in those Easter Baskets.   Tweet tweet,...
If you’re looking for a simple and fun way to decorate your home on St. Patrick’s Day try this DIY windsock craft. This gold pot windsock will for sure bring your home some shine and luck. It’s an easy...
March 14 is National Pi Day. If it's been a few years since you've heard about pi, it's the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. While this mathematical concept is very important, the concept is lost on...
Second-hand shopping is always a good idea, especially for kids clothes. Kids go through clothes so fast; whether they outgrow them, wear them out, or never even get the chance to wear them at all, it seems that moms...
We know kids can be very picky when choosing what they want and don’t want to eat. That’s why I’ve compiled a few ideas that are perfect for Valentine’s Day snacks, and beyond. These treats will be sure to...
I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who didn’t like macarons, those delicious French, meringue-based cookie sandwiches. I also don’t think I’ve ever met someone who says they make them at home all the time. Because they have the...
If there is one thing every kid loves, it’s a family movie night! But heading out to the movie theater isn’t always practical, especially when you’re dealing with a global pandemic. The good news is, you can bring the...
IV therapy is growing in popularity, and for several good reasons. This type of treatment offers a variety of benefits that boost your health and wellness in powerful ways.  An IV infusion works with a drip line hooked up to...
Raising a child and corralling their closet truly takes a village! It’s hard to avoid a closet cluster especially when our kiddos accumulate so many clothes, shoes and accessories. While dreaming of containing the chaos may bring you momentary...
My dad always made these amazing Garlic Mashed Potatoes growing up. Everyone loved my dads potatoes, and now everyone loves mine. The secret ingredient: Sour cream! Garlic Mashed Potatoes 8lbs russet potatoes  16 oz sour cream 6 cloves garlic 1/2...
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...
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...
If you're struggling to think of last minute gifts for the kids on your shopping list this year, here are a few ideas for gifts that don't cost a penny. Whether your loved one's toy shelves are already overflowing...
You are what you eat, and that includes foods that will help your body fight off infectious diseases this winter including colds, flu, and coronavirus. Instead of filling up on all of the fixings this holiday season, try incorporating fermented foods...
Bring The Nutcracker tradition home this Christmas with front row seats from your living room. Whether you choose to light some candles and get dressed up for the occasion or go a more casual matching pjs and popcorn route,...
Traveling is my family's passion. Be it a day trip in Arizona or trekking around Europe, we're happiest when we're exploring somewhere new. Since our travel plans are cancelled during the pandemic, we thought it would be fun to...
I adore the holidays. The magic, the twinkling lights, the sweaters. Who in Scottsdale doesn’t love getting out their riding boots and pretending it’s cold enough to wear them?  My love for Christmas begins to wane by mid-December. That’s when...

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