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How to Track Santa with NORAD

It’s Christmas Eve and this fantastic post from last Christmas Eve was just too great NOT to share again. Get your i-phones ready! It’s time to start tracking Santa! When you have little ones, this can quite literally be the most magical night of the entire year.  Stockings will be hung, cookies and milk will […]

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My Phoenix Fashion Week Discovery: Affordable Handmade Bags!

Don’t be surprised if you start hearing “Phoenix” and “Couture” in the same sentence a little more often thanks to Phoenix Fashion Week, which was held October 2-5th at Talking Stick Resort. Complete with fashion business workshops, a “Style Villa” retail village, an emerging designer competition, and well-produced, gorgeous fashion shows after sunset, I was […]

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5 Things You May Not Know About Apricot Lane at Scottsdale Quarter (AND a GIVEAWAY!!!)

Please note that this is a sponsored post for Apricot Lane at Scottsdale Quarter.  Though I was compensated for my time, the thoughts and opinions below are my own. We all love Scottsdale Quarter, yes?? You pop over with the kiddos to use the awesome splash pad on a sweltering day. You drop the kids […]

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The Easiest Dinner on the Planet (Complete with Leftovers and Future Meal Starts!!)

I’m busy. You’re busy. We’re ALL busy. But, we’ve all gotta eat! Here’s the thing. Convenience foods are just that: Convenient. They are typically not very good for us and loaded with salt/sugar/fat. I’m not saying that we never, ever use convenience foods here at Casa Aaron (there are always Boca veggie burgers in our […]

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When is the Best Time for Potty Training?

There are many milestones in the average child’s life that happen at fairly predictable points:  They begin eating solid foods between 4-6 months (if mushy rice cereal counts as “solid”), they walk sometime around one year, and they become irrational little tantrum-throwing monsters between the ages of 2 and 3.  You know, generally speaking. Potty […]

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Mommy SOS | Tips for Flying with Babies & Toddlers

Ladies!  I need your help!  I am in desperate need of tips for flying with babies and toddlers! This month, Handsome Husband and I are traveling cross-country with one very helpful teenager, one sweet but needy 5-month old and one spirited, easily bored, opinionated (read: INSANE) 20-month old.  Yep. We’re doing it. Oh, and did […]

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Smoothie Pops! An Easy-Peasy Summertime Treat To Make at Home

It’s mid-March, which I am quickly learning is not really “Spring” in Arizona, since it’s, oh, 85 degrees on my patio right now. (Being an Easterner who is accustomed to four seasons, I have dubbed Arizona’s seasons “Pre-Summer”, “Summer”, “Post-Summer” and a token two weeks of “Winter”.)  This week, I ran around buying all things […]

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Gimme a Break! The Art of the Daycation

Everyone loves a good vacation. You plan the trip months in advance by selecting the perfect accommodations, shopping around for the best price on a flight, purchasing a Frommer’s guide at your local bookstore, making reservations for Zagat rated culinary experiences and otherwise daydreaming about all the fun you will have on your journey. My […]

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