Passionate About the Community
and the Moms Who Live Here

Author Archive | Rebecca Hubanks

pay-sitter

5 Reasons To Overpay Your Best Babysitter

All hail the great babysitters!! {we’re not woooorthyyyy!!!} If you (like me) have no extended-family help within a day’s driving distance, then extra Cheers. I see you and I feel your pain. Somewhere around the birth of my second babe, I arrived at a simple conclusion: a great, reliable sitter who my kids love, is […]

Continue Reading 0
spectacular

{Breast Cancer Awareness} : Your How-To Guide To Accessories Showers

I love October!! Fall is in the air (well….. in the Flagstaff air), crockpots come out, and football players don their pink shoes, armbands, and decals to honor a whole bunch of HEROS during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While the oncology nurse in me loves that we dedicate a whole month to honoring those affected by breast cancer, the […]

Continue Reading
PlayDoh pic

Easy Glitter Play-Doh for Us Less-Pinteresty Types

So, it’s still hot out. (That’s the jist of how I start every blog post for SMB. You’re welcome.) Some of us have preschoolers who don’t begin school for a few more weeks… The bigger siblings who might be marginally helpful at entertaining said preschoolers are headed to the classroom and mamas be like: What do I […]

Continue Reading
A Costco store in Carlsbad, California February 28, 2012. REUTERS/ Mike Blake

Costco, I should hate you — but I CAN’T!

I’m trying here, Costco. Really, I am. I want so much to hate you, and on paper, that should be easy.  I mean, after all: I thought Target was bad, but YOU. You are the $8.79 (if we’re lucky) impulse-buy Green Mile. – Flowers? Just this once… Fig bars? Almost healthy… A new bathmat? You’re right, mine […]

Continue Reading
MY SWEET BOYS (1)

My Sweet Boys, You’re Making Me A Better Woman

Darling boys, you are still little. And though you couldn’t possibly know it yet, you’re making me so much better. I’m a better wife. …because I am praying for yours. May I model the woman you might one day seek out: – One who loves her husband and brings him honor, speaking well of him in his absence and building […]

Continue Reading
DOWN WITH

Down With “Should”

Dear “Should”, I am so over you. “Should“. You are a burden. You are intrusive. You are the source of Mommy Wars and exhaustion, laughably high standards and soul-deadening guilt. You are wearying. You are unwelcome. “Should“. I am so much more than your bleak message. We moms are strategic, intelligent, purposeful, caring, giving and raw. […]

Continue Reading