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Finding childcare can be a nightmare. Luckily, a friend told me about Caribou and right after signing up, I was matched with stay-at-home moms (SAHMs) in my area who were ready to help out.  What’s the sign up process like? Getting...
The holidays are right around the corner and we are expecting a full house this Thanksgiving and I am doing everything I can to get the house ready for all.of.it. One area that we have neglected over the past...
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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...
When our daughter told us she wanted to be a "fancy pirate" for Halloween, I instantly pictured a tulle skirt, lots of pearls, and big gold earrings. For the last few Halloweens, she and I have loved creating her...
After the time in lockdown, no one seems to be disappointed that we are back to the craziness of the school year schedule. However, the early morning wake-ups, busy school days, increasing homework loads, and evening sports practices have...

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No matter how big or small they are, DIY projects can be fun and a great way to upgrade your house to your liking. If you want to have your house feel more like a home, doing room makeovers...
Imagine spending your mornings sipping coffee and catching up on the book you’ve been neglecting in your bright and inviting sunroom. While this may seem like an unachievable daydream, it’s actually much simpler than you’d think to create a...
In this series we'll tell you about the top 3 new things we're loving in AZ. New places and activities are popping up around town all the time. Follow along for new restaurants, recipes, experiences and other things you're...
Poptails to the rescue! If you parent children through an Arizona summer, these three statements are big facts: It is ridiculously hot. You have a bunch of popsicles in your freezer. Everyone in the family is at a daily risk...
Created in 1981, Dermatologist's Choice was founded by Dr. B to achieve dermatologist level skincare results at home!  After forty years in the skincare business, they are leaders at helping women achieve lasting results with proven techniques.  Dr. B and Gia...
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'...
Every August, Psoriasis Awareness Month occurs, which sheds light on the autoimmune skin condition that affects three percent of Americans each year. This common skin disease develops when healthy cells in the immune system are attacked. There are multiple variations...
If you find yourself with more Barbies than beds and a child who isn't happy with the thought of Barbies being stored in a tub when they aren't being played with, a DIY Barbie Bed might be the dollhouse...
Do you guys remember that viral post a few years back about soaking your feet in Listerine and white vinegar?  It was all over the internet from Facebook to Pinterest and everywhere in between.  I have always been curious...
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Buying and framing paintings for your walls can be exciting, but it’s often difficult to decide where and how to hang up new art. Thankfully, there are some simple rules of thumb to help you decide on the perfect...
It’s May, the weather is great and we’re all starting to socialize more. It’s also the time of year that many of us are on the hunt for Mother’s Day, graduation, bridal shower, and wedding gifts. So, take some...
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...

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