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Home & Family, Well Being

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 […]

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Motherhood Is

Motherhood is. Obviously, this isn’t a complete thought because I’m still in the thick of it. Thus, I don’t know a singular term that fully embodies motherhood. Motherhood is the epitome of signing up for a lifelong commitment. One that lasts way longer than New Year’s resolutions, that juice cleanse where you’re going to gain all the weight back anyway, friendships, marriages, and lipstick. Yet, motherhood can be so many different things like Linda talked about in her recent article. I’ve gathered a teeny tiny bit of knowledge in my very short time as a mother and to me, this […]

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The Miracle of Adulthood (Go Thank Your Mom)

Stop for a minute. Look around you. Chances are you are surrounded by adult humans. Being an adult is a MIRACLE. You probably think nothing of it. I mean, what is there to notice? We are surrounded by adult human beings every day, right? I used to think that I understood the miracle of life. I work as a nurse and see the power of life every day. I once even got to observe an open heart surgery! If you are wondering where I am going with this, I will tell you. The fact that a human baby can be […]

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Mothers and Others

A Mother by any other name would still be a Mother. Mothers come in all shapes, sizes, and disguises. There are many versions of mothers that have nothing to do with giving birth. To make this a bit more convoluted, there are mothers who fit into all the following categories of birth mother, adoptive mother, foster mother, father mother (dads who also act as moms), and lastly, mothers to others. Let me explain a little further. A Birth Mom with the Perfect Scenario This one seems to be a no-brainer but, it’s not. Let’s say you gave birth to your […]

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Easy Kitchen Cleaning Hacks

Easy cleaning kitchen hacks exist, thank you Pinterest. A kitchen is where life flourishes, blooms, bonds are made, laughter echoes through the home, and where bellies are happy. The kitchen should be a sanctuary but also a place of functionality. Of course, in order for a place to function well, especially a kitchen, it needs to be clean. But, how many of us have time to get everything sparkling and all the grease stains off our cabinets? Kitchen cleaning probably doesn’t rank very high up there as a life fulfilling hobby. Turning on the oven to the self-cleaning mode feels […]