News Bites for Busy Moms


Rocket Recycling

Earth Day is tomorrow and what better way to celebrate than a reusable rocket! SpaceX tested its Falcon9 on Friday and released the video today. It shows the rocket taking off and then landing. The video is pretty cool and has gone viral. According to SpaceX folks, there’s still a lot to work out, but this is a big first step and will eventually save gazillions. Okay maybe not gazillions, but a whole lot of money.

Netflix Raising Rates

So my husband and I are way behind on TV technology, which is ironic because we both are in the TV business. Over Christmas break, we finally bought our very first HDTV. This big screen has opened us up to a whole new world of entertainment including Netflix, and it seems we got in at just the right time. The company is raising its rates by a couple dollars for new subscribers. Rates for current subscribers will of course go up in the future, but no word when that will happen.

Codeine Warning

The FDA has announce today that pediatricians should not prescribe codeine to kids. The government agency has actually given the drug a black box warning, which is just short of banning it altogether. Yikes! Scary stuff.

Free Sauce

Want to go out to dinner this week where your kids can eat free? Fox Restaurants is teaming up with Expect More Arizona for Math Appreciation Month. Download this worksheet on fractions and have your student complete it for a free kid’s meal. (Hmmm… I wonder if they’d believe my 3-year-old can do fractions?)

Have a great week everybody!


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The last few years have brought big changes for Emily. After spending years in high-stress, deadline-driven TV jobs in East Coast metros, family circumstances brought her and her husband Joel to the Arizona desert. Now this former news junkie is a stay-at-home mom to Miles, a fast-talking toddler with energy to spare. She spends her days teaching him about faith, letters, numbers and manners. Whenever he’s asleep she boots up the laptop to write for North Phoenix Moms Blog and other freelance gigs. Whatever spare time she has left is spent on a hike with her family or a rare date night with Joel, at the gym, coffee and dinner with friends, or in her craft room creating simple, beautiful jewelry for her online boutique, Hazel & May, and giving too many treats to her pups, Pepper and Gizmo.


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