"Mommy has a tummy ache," I told my daughter as I lay on the floor next to her while she played with her baby dolls. I was in the midst of an IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) flare-up and waves...
Do you love your Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but hate the price that it comes with? By price, I mean the monetary cost, the extra calories & sugar, and the suspicious artificial  ingredients that just cannot be good for us....
If you are anything like me, the thought of moving makes you want to break out in hives. The packing, the unpacking, the living among boxes, not remembering which box you put the toilet paper in… Switching locations, near...
It's been a whirlwind hasn't it? The crazy busy holiday season has finally come to an end and now your home looks BARE! When I look at my home after the holidays I am met with mixed emotions. On one...
I love ideas and products that make my life easier! Who doesn't, right? Here are six life hacks for the kitchen that not everyone may know about, and I HAD to share with you! 1) Wash your strawberries, raspberries and blueberries in...
It's the Super Bowl. It's in Phoenix. Your cold brew, chicken wings and cheesy apps are calling your name, as is your comfy sofa ready for you to settle in for the game with your husband. WAIT! Remember?? We have...
Hi! I’m Kimberly Bee (kb) from Kimberly Jarman Studios, a couture photography boutique specializing in portraits and weddings. I’m honored to be guest blogging on such a wonderful online resource for mamas just like myself! The Kimberly Jarman team...
Editor's Note: Please join us in welcoming Kelli to our contributor team! She has a 2 year old daughter and is ready to share her parenting advice, wisdom and ideas with the local community.  We’re about one month into the...
  Like every other craft-loving-DIYing-Pinterest-obsessed-mother, I deal with my post-Christmas withdrawal symptoms by throwing myself fully into the next holiday on my radar: Valentines Day! And, as result, I usually spend the majority of January trolling through Pinterest trying to find uber...
I want to thank Steph and Joy for allowing me the privilege to be a guest blogger today. Although I would love to talk to you about my favorite places to have lunch, such as Pita Jungle, or places I love...
If you're looking for a way to add some color to your summer, a tie dye party is the way to go! This spring we hosted a virtual tie dye birthday party. (again, a huge thanks to my daughter's friends'...
Confession: I LOVE to decorate for the holidays. My husband is thankful that we don’t have a basement, because if we did, he’s sure I would fill it with color-coordinated storage bins filled with decorations. Since I just have...
Earth Day is April 22nd and it's a great opportunity to teach your kids about planet Earth! When I was perusing Pinterest to find some Earth Day inspiration, I found a lot of crafts that involved using lots of (new)...
I've discovered something about myself recently: I love trying new things and/or new ways of doing things. I'm not always a huge fan of change, but if a product or method seems that it will make my life easier, save...
When I was a senior in high school, we were each asked to write a short statement to be included in the yearbook under our photo. I took that opportunity to first thank my family for their love and...
Snake River Farms is a livestock farm based in eastern Idaho. Their beef is featured in a number of Michelin starred restaurants and the company prioritizes sustainability in its business practices, as well as animal well-being and overall food...
EDUCATION WITH REWARDS Who doesn't like to be rewarded for completing a class or a course? I remember when I was expecting my first little one, who just turned nineteen. I read every pregnancy book, took courses at the hospital,...
I was so excited when I learned my husband and I were having a daughter. We were elated to pick out her name, wonder what she would be like, buy frilly pink dresses and of course, decorate her soon-to-be room....
Makeup junkies rejoice! Coupon Chief rounded up tons of ways to get free makeup samples, plus ways to DIY your own spa day when you’re at home!  Sephora Tricks  When shopping at Sephora, there are plenty of insider tricks to remember!...
One of my shopping addictions is Etsy! I love Etsy and shop a ton on there during the holidays and birthdays, because you can find some amazing one of a kind and homemade items for parties and gifts. Since we are...
This post is sponsored by Brillare Hair Academy. For more information visit their website. It's the internal struggle every mom, every household faces: to work outside of the home or not. Many women would love to contribute to their family’s income,...
Do you gals want to talk about dry shampoo for a minute? Because dry shampoo saves my life for days on end. I know that as busy moms who have so many hats to wear and plates to juggle,...
Everyone loves a good spring cleaning session. There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction that comes with gazing upon a clean and organized closet or garage!  But with all the spring cleaning that goes on this time of year, it’s...
This is my 7-year-old’s hair. It’s been like that since she was 4; super thick, super long with a slight natural wave, and the envy of many adults (myself included). So naturally I freaked out when the first lice...
Motherhood is a daily battle of managing the time to finish laundry, make meals, drive the kids to extracurricular activities, and on top of it all – keep the house tidy. While the to-dos may seem never-ending, and days...
The thought of Christmas shopping is driving me more nuts than the sound of Christmas music before Thanksgiving. Really do we need to hear Christmas music for 30+ days?? Now don't get me wrong, I love Christmas and everything...
A cooking club?! What?!  Seems too good to be true, right? Well that's at least what I thought when I read a friend's Facebook status about getting ready for her cooking club that evening.    Her words had me hooked...
Being a mom during these times is so exhausting. We are suddenly full time cooks, teachers, house cleaners, activity coordinators, and expert online shoppers. Managing our household has now been taken to a level I don't think any of...
For those of you who slept in this morning.  Here's what you are missing.  This is the Shea/40th Street hike at 6:15am today. And that, kids, is why I live in Scottsdale! XOXO Boon Inc is still looking for baby models.  Preferably...
I crave routine and productivity. So "Back to School" is fabulous because it means the kids get up, have breakfast, and get out the door. Well, and make a mess of the kitchen floor, create an art project or...

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