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Sweet and spicy recipes to love I recently discovered this amazing honey at Fry's Grocery Store, and it is a must buy! It is called Mike's Hot Honey and it is the perfect blend of spicy heat and sweet delicious...
I call this green chicken chili recipe "weeknight" chili, because it's one of my simplest go-to recipes for busy days! With just 5 basic ingredients and almost no prep-work, you don't need to be a master chef to nail...
I love family dinnertime. It is so important to the rhythm of our family.  It is my time to sit back and really watch the dynamics of our family. It is my moment when I want to jump up and...
Marissa is kicking off our new series "Friday Favorites" sharing all the things she is loving in her life right now! Take a look...you may just find your next favorite place or product. During my last pregnancy, had you...
  Happy New Year! As you know the beginning of a new year is the start of a new you. The most common New Years resolution is to lose weight and to eat better. I am sure we have all...

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The Top 4 Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment As 2020 comes to a close, our partners at Dunn Orthodontics want to help your kids end the year smiling. The benefits of straight teeth go far beyond a good-looking smile. It’s what...
This holiday season, I plan to shop local by heading out to the markets for local finds! To be honest, I don't think I've been shopping at the mall in about a year and with the mad rush of Black Friday,...
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...
I confess that I am writing this article at the eleventh hour in order to get it in on time.  Ahh that felt good.  I love good therapy ;) !  I have had the words “SMB article DUE” staring...
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Editor's Note: We are SO LUCKY to have a CPA join the SMB team! Janet will be our resident expert on all things numbers, and her first post is just in time to help boost our savings this tax...
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If you are planning a wedding, have you seen Basic Invite's unique and completely customizable wedding invitation templates? Wedding planning is stressful enough, but Basic Invite makes selecting your invitation, customizing it for your big day and sending it...
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Every year my sons beg to decorate for Halloween. I love it! However, I don’t love spending an arm and a leg on decorations…especially when they look like just that: a bloody arm and a bloody leg. They’re just...
  One of my favorite toddler snacks is homemade mini muffins.  Small enough to fit into tiny hands, "toddler muffins” make great finger foods for little ones. They’re portable- toss a couple in a baggie and you’ve got a snack for the...
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Discussing childhood immunizations can sometimes become a rather heated topic. Parents are faced with making important decisions about their children’s healthcare from the minute they first find out they are having a baby. We consult the internet, books, family members,...
America, I think it’s safe to say we have jumped the shark – or the pumpkin spice deodorant – with our national pumpkin spice obsession. Yes, the deodorant is a real product. Go check it out if you want...
The holidays are right around the corner, so why not shop local this year!? The Valley is filled with countless amazing local businesses and many of them are owned by moms. Whether it's a kids yoga gift certificate, eco-friendly...
For all of you moms who love to cook (or wanna be a "mom who loves to cook") out there, meet our friend Jennifer.  I met Jennifer a couple years back and have been drooling over all of her...
THEME WEEK | What’s for Dinner?  Your guide to a romantic home cooked menu We're coming to the end of our  "What's for Dinner?" Theme Week and we thought it would be great to bring back one of our favorite...
THEME WEEK | What's for Dinner? This week on SMB, we're tackling the question every mom hears at least once a day: "What's for Dinner" Join us all week long as our contributors weigh-in with different ideas and recipes related to the...
I have to admit, I really love Thanksgiving and the whole to-do of cooking a big meal for family and friends. I enjoy spending the day carefully preparing all of the sides and dishes that will fill our table...

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