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Making Your Spare Room Guest Worthy

With its beautiful (winter) weather and sunny days, Arizona attracts a lot of visitors! Many of us have out of state friends and family who want to visit us in our beautiful state. OK, so summer may not be the BEST time to do that, but whatever time of year you have company visiting, it’s […]

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Mommies Need Friends Too!

Before I had my daughter, I didn’t have many friends. I worked a lot and spent most of my non-working hours with my husband. We had some couple friends here and there and I had some friends through work, but for the most part, it was just him and me. I never planned to be […]

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Mother Goose Day

When my daughter was born, I re-discovered my love for children’s literature. While collecting books for my baby girl, I started to gravitate towards poetry collections in particular. I love having these books, and we generally read poems every night before bed after we have read some other stories. I love that we can read […]

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Month of the Military Child

April is Month of the Military Child. Military children are pretty great! There are approximately 1 million active duty service members in the United States and about 2 million military children. One of them lives at my house. While being a military spouse can be quite stressful, spouses are adults with (theoretically) better coping strategies […]

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Spring Cleaning Made Easy – 5 Easy Tips For Success

Spring is here! Well, according to our beautiful Arizona weather, Spring has technically been here for months. But according to the CALENDAR, spring is almost officially here. Many mom minds start turning to spring cleaning. Today we are going to talk about clutter. Ah, clutter. The constant battle we moms face. And let’s face it, […]

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A Letter to My Daughter – On Turning Six

Every year I write a letter to my daughter on her birthday. What follows is an excerpt from the most recent letter, written for her sixth birthday. Wow, six years old. My little baby is six years old. To be clear, that is still really young and really small. But it is also hard to believe. Where […]

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Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

CRAYON DOT HEART (SUN CATCHER) – Valentine’s Day is coming! We are looking forward to celebrating love at our house. And we LOVE doing some crafting together so I wanted to share two quick, easy and fun crafts my daughter and I did this year for Valentine’s Day. The first one is art using melted crayons. A […]

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Happy National Pharmacist Day!

Today is a special day! It’s National Pharmacist Day!! Pharmacists are special people. Every year, they are rated highly on the Gallup Most Trustworthy profession survey.  This was an often quoted statistic when I was in pharmacy school. I worked as a pharmacist for 10 years in Virginia,  Washington DC, Maryland, Texas and New Mexico. So I […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

So the holidays are over and it’s time to start thinking about the new year.  New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite holidays. I love taking the time to reflect on the last year (I love all the end of the year montages and recaps!) and I also love wondering what the New Year […]

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