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‘Tis The Season to Celebrate Single Mom Life!

The holidays are a trying time for anyone as they bring many more demands and many more stresses. Albeit, they are worth it to experience great moments in our lives with our families and friends. As a single mom, this holiday season brings me much stress but more importantly… much joy! For it is this […]

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Worried About Family Conflict Over The Holiday Ham?

If you spend any time watching Lifetime’s Countdown To Christmas, you’d get the impression that the Holiday season is about families filled with peace and love gathered around golden turkeys cooked to perfection. But of course we know that’s not always reality. Extended family gatherings are more like minefields embedded with family conflict.  People are […]

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Holidays of the Heart {Finding Joy when Trouble Complicates the Season}

Christmas is my favorite season. As a child, I always enjoyed the decorations, the yummy fudge my aunts and grandma would make, and listening to Elvis and Alabama play holiday classics on the old jukebox in my dad’s bar room. My mom conveniently placed herself behind the gigantic, 1980s, RCA camcorder that rested on her […]

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Say NO to the Holiday Crazy in 10 Simple Steps…

I want to share how my family says no to the holiday crazy and chaos. I used to run around like a crazy lady this time of year, cramming in all the things, barely sleeping, being insanely stressed, and still feeling like I wasn’t doing enough. Then, a few years ago, I was on modified bedrest […]

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How to Create a Magical Christmas on a Budget

Everywhere you look  the “Christmas Creep” is happening. Holiday music is hitting the radio, decorations are going up and stores are all in full-blown Christmas mode. The holidays, and related expenses, are approaching whether you’re ready or not. Having kids is expensive year-round, but the holiday season can be especially tough on the wallet. We […]

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A List of the Best Fireworks in Phoenix and Surrounding Areas

We have compiled a comprehensive list of the Best Fireworks in Phoenix and surrounding areas for the 4th of July. There are endless options and activities for your family to enjoy!  Tuesday, July 3rd Anthem’s Independence Day Celebration *FREE* The event will begin at 6:30p.m. with their fireworks starting at 9:30p.m. The parking and admission […]

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The Best Guide to Spring Events in Phoenix

It’s here! The time we’ve all been waiting for! We endure the hot summers and sporadic winters for SPRING! Below you’ll find spring events in Phoenix for everyone and everything! From date nights, to family events, to girl time … we’ve got you covered.  We also have a section for Easter specific events!   Family Events […]

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Celebrate Black History Month with these Children’s Books

February is Black History Month; a time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans, their impact on American history, and to educate our children about racism, discrimination, and bias. This month’s book round up focuses on children’s picture books that both celebrate the achievements of some of the monumental figures in black history and paint […]

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