5 MUST HAVE baby items (that you probably have not heard about)

My brother and his wife are expecting twins any day now. As my family impatiently waits for the second set of twins to be born in my family, I started thinking about those must have baby items that no one tells you about before you have a baby. To help jog my memory, I asked […]

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Easy Baking: My Favorite Pumpkin Recipes {Recipes}

As the weather cools off in Arizona, the oven starts warming up. This is the time of year to crack open your favorite recipe books and begin the fall festivities with a little baking! Below, I am posting three of my favorite sweet pumpkin recipes. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Matthew’s Pumpkin Cake: My son came home from school […]

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8 Tips to Balance Motherhood and Friendship

Remember those Friday and Saturday nights when you hung out with your girlfriends? After motherhood, those nights are often consumed with finishing work deadlines, making dinner, tending to fussy kids and managing a household. Before you know it, months pass by before you take time to spend an evening with your favorite gal pals. For […]

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My Quirky Halloween Tradition ….and No it’s not from Pottery Barn {Halloween Week}

So as a soccer and dance mom, you might find it a bit random and unexpected for me to have this quirky Halloween tradition – but I’m going to share it with you anyway. I normally start the night in our neighborhood where the families on our cul-de-sac gather, and while I still don’t know […]

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7 No Carve Pumpkin Crafts {Halloween Week TBT from SMB}

Hello again, editor Sara here. We had too many good Halloween posts from our archives to let a Throwback Thursday go with just one – here’s another great post from last year, courtesy of Jenn! Halloween is around the corner and it’s time to start decorating our pumpkins. Sure, for big kids, this usually means carving! […]

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