It seems like food has always had a negative effect on my body. From a young age I remember telling my parents that hot dogs gave me headaches.  My family chalked it up to me being dramatic. That is...
All of these meals below are easy ingredient meals that you can keep on-hand in case you just don't have time to shop and prepare a more complicated meal. Also all of these items are found at Trader Joe's...
California Pizza Kitchen has a new menu... and it's not just pizzas and salads! North Phoenix Moms Bloggers were invited to dine at California Pizza Kitchen Biltmore to sample their #newcpk menu... along with some dishes they are known and loved for!...
My youngest will be turning 1 year old in April and somehow I still have a basket full of store-bought puréed baby food sitting in my pantry. We took our time introducing foods due to some food allergy concerns...

Green Smoothie Recipe

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Over the summer I started making these smoothies when I noticed my son started eating everything but his veggies. I want to make sure he eats well, and I while I will always offer veggies with meals, I also...
Let's face it, at this point in our lives, we all probably know someone who is a gluten free eater.  As more and more people choose to eliminate gluten from their diet as a way to heal the gut,...
I recently went on a girls’ weekend getaway with two of my best friends from college. We are all moms now and were in desperate need of some good gab and chill time together, kid free. The second night of...
Ever since leaving good old Seattle, the town where you can stop, drop and roll to the nearest Thai place and get good grub, I've had a hard time finding decent Thai spots to go in Phoenix.  Sure you...
If you read How to Survive Summer in Phoenix as a Mom, you know that learning to make Homemade Mexican Popsicles was on my list of things to do this year.   After two attempts, I have honed in on...

National Margarita Day

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Tangy lime, sweet strawberry, cooling cucumber – however you shake it up we all love a good margarita! National Margartia Day on Feb. 22 is a great time to raise a glass and several local Valley restaurants are offering...
I have always enjoyed cooking, baking and homemaking so naturally when my little boy was ready to make the leap from breast milk and solids, I knew that I wanted to make his baby food. There is a lot...
I don’t know about you but brunch may be my most favorite meal. I just love breakfast foods! And if I can get a second breakfast and no lunch (lunch is my least favorite meal) in a day it...

Tired of traditional turkey?

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(Photo credit in links below) Tis the season where we gather with those we hold nearest and dearest to our hearts and give thanks for all of the beauty in our lives. We laugh, we reminisce, we play games, we...
Okay, so we’ve handed out our Halloween candy, jumped on the #pumpkinspiceeverything train, feasted on turkey and all the accompanying carbs… that means we are officially in the throes of the holiday season. Things are about to get real....
Have you visited the The Herb Box recently? They have some great new summer menu items that you are going to want to try. The Herb Box is one of our favorite Arizona restaurants. The house made sweet potato...
We recently had the pleasure of touring Queen Creek Olive Mill and were blown away with the experience....pssst you can tour too!  They are Arizona's only producer of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and are located in Queen Creek. Their mill boasts over...
There's no more intimate gesture than inviting someone into your home for a meal. And now that everyone's back from summer vacation and school is starting, you’re probably craving some time to reconnect with the friends you haven’t seen...
In addition to the specials we shared earlier, here are a few more places in the valley to celebrate National Margarita day! Grab a friend and take advantage of these salty deals. Thirsty Lion Gastropub Celebrate National Margarita Day at Thirsty...
Even though summer may be on the out, as back to school starts, we're still certainly experiencing summer weather and we've all tried every way possible to cool off.  These are a few of my favorite frozen treats for kids,...
It’s almost here! Mother’s Day is our annual culmination of sleep deprivation, self-sacrifice and a whole lotta love. And really, what better way to celebrate us, and the super bowl of motherhood, than a Sunday brunch? Well, maybe brunch...
Every year I get questions like the following... "You aren't eating turkey?"  "What are you going to eat on Thanksgiving?" "Oh, are you going to have some tofurkey?"  The answers are no, a lot and no! ;)  I was...
Have you heard of fermented foods and wondered - - A) What the heck are fermented foods? B) Where can I find fermented foods? C) Will my family even eat fermented foods? Good.  You are normal.  I wondered all of those...
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Easy Summer Entertaining

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With summer now in mostly full swing, it creates the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends and family.  When you have little kids, it can be so easy to get caught up in the hoopla of everyday life:...
This Late Harvest Bake is perfect for the fall season which is all about gathering and community. This casserole is the perfect tummy-warming dish for you and your friends and family. Filled with butternut squash, earthy mushrooms and kale. Oh,...
My baby just started preschool (insert tearful emoji here).  He is nearly three and we have been fortune enough to be able to have him home with my husband, me, or an entrusted nanny for all of his life....

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Photographer Guide 2021/22

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We love a good family photo, new baby announcement and even a fun boudoir image. Here are our favorite local photographers to help you...
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