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What is your One Word?

Do you do New Years Resolutions? I haven’t in many years. I was always struggling with keeping the resolutions for the first month, and then feeling discouraged as the resolutions got moved to the back burner. Are you still trying to come up with a resolution this year? I know, I know… it is already January, so […]

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The 7 Best Thanksgiving Recipes

If you are planning Thanksgiving for the first time (or the tenth!), it can be a little overwhelming to find recipes. A quick search on Thanksgiving recipes brings up over 36,200,000 results. Well, I’m sharing with you my tested family favorites. I know you have the turkey covered, so these are the sides and dessert […]

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A Big Honking Post

Let me set the scene for you. I’m the first one in line at a green light. I’m counting to four after the light turns green because I know that somebody is going to run the red light. I see it happening. (This isn’t hypothetical. It was really happening). Here comes the truck trying to squeeze through […]

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Summertime Hostess Gifts

This summer, we have been so fortunate to spend time with friends! We’ve been in town most of the summer, since my daughter Mary Alice made her debut in April. My kids have been welcomed into friend’s homes for pizza and swimming. These moms welcomed chaos and noise and my kids always came home exhausted and […]

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How to Be a Friend to Other Moms

We see each other at the grocery store, play dates, parks, church and gas stations. We are all busy. But when was the last time we were really a friend to someone? I have a newborn and I’d love to share with you a few stories about ladies in this community that were true friends […]

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The Gateway Trailhead {Playdate Series}

  Welcome to our SMB Playdate Series! This series focuses on various locales throughout the city that are enjoyable for a playdate and a writer’s opinion on a particular location. Today we profile Gateway Trailhead, an outdoor trail in Scottsdale. Kate and Renee share personal observations on their experience.  Kate’s Perspective  For our second playdate, we wanted to get outside […]

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