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Top 10 Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Home

Home is where the heart is. Getting the perfect gift for your loved one’s home can be quite a challenge. You want to give them a gift that isn’t too basic yet functional. Throws, candles, and classic decor items are wonderful ideas. If you want to be a little fancy, consider the gadgets on the list. Technology is mesmerizing these days where you can automate everything without ever having to leave your couch thanks to amazing apps. Several of the electronic items for your home listed below can be linked with Amazon’s Alexa to make your home feel pretty sci-fi. […]

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Top 10 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is around the corner and the rush is on just about everywhere. Trader Joe’s was a madhouse this weekend and I was the one person in line holding one item. All I needed was bread and not side eyes. Anywho, I decided to look for some recipes to see if I could trick my friends and family into thinking that not only was this dish delicious but surprise, it’s vegan/vegetarian. There’s actually a vegan place near my house that I’ve brought my kids to and we got Mongolian “beef” and they had no clue that it actually wasn’t. I […]

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Top 10 Office Supplies

Office supplies are so exciting and there’s literally a trillion different paperclips to choose from. We love some adorable pens, fancy sticky notes, and anything rose gold to fill up our desks but sometimes functionality beats cute supplies when we really need down to work. Here are the best ever office supplies that’ll your productivity flowing!   Sticky Notes   Titanium Bonded Scissors (2-pack)   Rectangular Step Trash Can   Air Purifier System UV Sanitizer and Odor Reduction   Turbo Thermal Label Printer   Ceramic Heater with Adjustable Thermostat   Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens   Stapler   Desktop […]

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Managing Time for Back-to-School Parents

Remember those days when you had 1 or 2 kids and if you were at home, all you had on the agenda was music class, the park, and story time? Then, when your child started pre-school, you had to adjust to not crying and not vomiting at the front of the school knowing that it was just a few hours a day for a few hours a week. You managed to get home and do some chores before heading out to get your child to resume your at-home schedule. Then, at pre-k, they upped the ante and your baby was […]

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5 Easy Refreshing Summer Drinks

Did anyone feel the wrath of summer with 120F degree temperatures in Phoenix? People were seriously baking cookies in their vehicles. Something about that seems so right and so wrong at the same time. Yet, we are barely halfway through this summer and we need to find delicious, refreshing drinks to keep us hydrated. There’s only so much plain cold water we can drink before we start looking for a soda to give our taste buds some excitement. Here are some favorite and easy recipes that we’ve been using since it became uber hot. These recipes will feel like a […]

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How to Manage Stress for Moms

Mom stress is something that’s different from non-mom stress in so many ways. It’s constant, it never ends, and it definitely doesn’t end even when your kids are all grown up. How to manage stress for moms seems like something most moms would just laugh at. All those beautiful sounding self-care tips about running a bath and lighting a candle are really meant for women without kids. We, moms, know that within 5 minutes of running that bath, all the kids will want to get in, too. Then, they’ll knock over that candle and light your house on fire or […]

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Simple Home Organization Hacks

Home organization doesn’t have to be a daunting task. And there are benefits to be had in a home where you feel like there’s space around you, no matter the size of the home. An organized and tidy house makes for a comfortable and serene home. It’s not so much that our homes need to be dust-free, minimalistic, and sparkly. It just needs to be somewhat clean (like not sticky or moldy) and things need to be put in its space so that you can live in a pleasant space. You don’t have to do this in one day, but […]

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Easy Bathroom Cleaning Hacks

Our bathroom is our sanctuary. It’s where we get clean, relax, and even hide from the kids/spouse. It’s where we start a new day and wind down after a long day. And that’s why we all desire to keep this safe place in our home as clean as possible. However, not all of us have that much time or energy or actual desire to scrub a tub or toilet all day. So here are some of the best bathroom cleaning hacks around to help you make your sanctuary bright, shiny, and clean! Dare we say, so clean, you could drink […]

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Work-Life Balance Myths and Reality

Recently, I spent time with a very dear friend who has two sons like me. She spends 3 days in the office, 1 day working from home, and Friday’s with her children. We talked about how hard it is even with help on her end. The guilt for her for not spending enough time with her kids. My guilt for not having a traditional office job like all the other moms. Our overall guilt for never feeling like we can balance anything out perfectly. This isn’t about moms who go into the office versus moms who stay at home. It’s […]

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Easy Closet Cleaning Hacks

I’ve been trying to do the closet cleaning for centuries. There are the sentimental items in that closet and the items that I still have hope to fit into. When the reality is that I only wear the same 6 things every day. I know my friends have a carefully curated closet that’s very minimal with strategically purchased items. That’s a lifetime goal to eventually have that, too. Anyone else? Closets aren’t limited to just where your clothes are and maybe people use their closets to store other things like shoes, linens, and even makeup. Seriously, a closet full of […]