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10 New Emojis Moms Need In 2016

One of the most anticipated tech updates of 2015 was the introduction of new emojis (tacos!) for smartphone users. Emojis have quickly become a regular part of messaging lingo and like millions of text messaging enthusiasts I dove headfirst into trying out all of the new mini faces and icons. (hello unicorn!) As I was texting a fellow […]

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Remembering Life Before

Before Pinterest: 6 Things We Did “Back Then”

Like millions of people, I love Pinterest. I can get lost for hours reading pin after pin from everything to how to add volume to my hair to asking my child the “right” questions about her school day to making banana bread. My Pinterest boards are filled with both practical and aspirational ideas. Pinterest keeps […]

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Pro Beauty & Fashion Tips

Part 2: Look Amazing in Holiday Family Photos! The Glam Squad’s Beauty and Fashion Tips

‘Tis the season for holiday cards! That means it’s time for professional family photos, a great tradition since you know you’re guaranteed to have one “normal” picture of your family every year. Let’s face it though, it’s also an excuse for moms to escape our uniforms of jeans, yoga pants, ponytails, makeup-free, etc., in favor of […]

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Part 1: Look Amazing in Holiday Family Photos! Local Beauty and Fashion Resources to Create Your Glam Squad

Part of my holiday countdown involves stepping up my beauty routine and finding the perfect outfits for holiday parties and the annual family photo session. What is now a holiday card staple, the family photo session can be a time and energy zapper for moms. First you have to either shop for clothes or rummage through closets […]

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#1 Dad

2015 Father’s Day Gift Guide

June is here and in addition to pool parties and barbecues, it’s dad’s turn to be appreciated! We all know that dad’s rule, but finding the perfect Father’s Day gift can be a challenge. We’ve taken the guesswork out of what to get with the SMB Father’s Day Gift Guide. Check out some of our […]

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The Unexpected: Mother’s Day in the CICU

I woke up on my first Mother’s Day as a mom of two in an uncomfortable hospital recliner. Stuck in the Cardiac ICU at Phoenix Children’s Hospital for four days, it would be another four days until we were discharged and on our way home. We brought our youngest daughter home from the hospital as a […]

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Perfectionism 2.0: The Perfect Upgrade

I’ve always been on top of my game… until I had kids. Then the game changed from “do it perfectly” to “get it done.” But it’s been hard to let go of my perfectionist mantra. I held onto it after my first child was born. I clung to it after the birth of my second. […]

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