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Thanksgiving favorites go dairy free

Thanksgiving Favorites Made Dairy Free

Food allergies can make navigating through the holiday season very difficult. I know this first hand because my 5 year old little boy has an allergy to dairy. The smallest amount of dairy can cause anaphylaxis shock. It’s scary to say the least. Last year, I wrote a post for SMB about ways our family navigates through the holidays with a food […]

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The Toddler Horror Show

Vampires, ghosts, goblins, werewolves, zombies …all scary, sure. But if one came knocking on my door with the intention to frighten me, I would be like, “Um, no, not today. You’re going to have to try again because I’m the mother of a toddler.” If you’ve ever lived under the same roof as a toddler, or you know […]

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20 Things I Love About Scottsdale

When I started putting together this list of 20 things I love about Scottsdale it was to mark our two year anniversary of moving here. While I was writing this post my husband accepted a new job that will relocate our family back to California. The list is still all the reasons I love Scottsdale, […]

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Mom Tribes After The Baby and Toddler Years

When I first approached the subject of mom tribes I was missing my California life, specifically my life as a mom of babies and toddlers. I was missing the camaraderie that comes from new motherhood, the swapping of baby food recipes and how-to’ s of potty training. I was missing the park meetups, long stroller […]

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Now That’s My Kind of Drive-Thru: Healthier and Elevated Drive-Thru Restaurants

  For the days when you forgot to  pack a snack and your kids aren’t letting you forget it or you’re on mom-Uber duty running back and forth from summer camps to swim lessons, here are a few DRIVE-THRUS with some healthier and more sophisticated menu items.  D’Lite Healthy On The Go  – Check out their menu online before you […]

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Big Dreams to Make Mom Life Easier

“And when you want something, all the Universe conspires in helping you achieve it.” -Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist   Mom life is hard. I think we can all agree on that. I mean, it’s wonderful and precious and probably not one of us would give it up for all the magical naps in the world (well… J/K, we […]

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Friday Favorites {Sara}

I’m only two kids in, but I definitely have preferences and favorites for baby and toddler products. Here are a few of my favorites. Burt’s Baby Bee Multipurpose Ointment – This miracle ointment is so smooth and works like a charm on well, just a about anything! I’ve used this on both my kids and prefer it […]

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Surviving a Layoff

You’ve heard the saying, “What comes up must come down.” That pretty much summed up our situation. Everything WAS wonderful. Smooth sailing. Cloud 9. Picture perfect. Then the ball dropped. The company my husband worked for got a new CEO and they slashed positions. We were in the line of fire. Company wide layoffs. My first […]

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