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Camping with Kids in AZ

Camping with Kids in Arizona

Before I dig into this post, I want to give you all a flashback into my life. I was 15 years old and on an overnight camping trip. Food wasn’t cooked properly. There was an obscene amount of rain. Sleeping bags were set on an incline. No sleep. Just sliding down a hill towards a […]

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Madeline’s Toy Box: A story of a Hemangioma & Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Click here to donate A toy box: Just a simple way to ease the fears of children going in for treatment at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. My heart breaks every time I take my daughter to PCH and I see all the hundreds (and thousands) of innocent children getting treated for conditions that are serious and […]

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The 5 Pregnancy Classes I Wish They Offered

With pregnancy comes ten months of prepping. We buy pregnancy books to learn how our body is changing, we scour the internet for articles on the best baby products and we take countless classes on breastfeeding, breathing and more. However, with all these resources, first time parents are held at a disadvantage from the start. […]

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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 […]

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Discovering Our Desert

One of my favorite things about living in Scottsdale is the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. I was born in Tucson, and remember going to summer camp at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. When I returned to Arizona 14 years ago, this time to Phoenix/Scottsdale, I fell back in love with the mountains, diverse flora and fauna, […]

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