Arizona Woman Busy Smart and Strong

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Lindsay Ferguson, FamilyShare

7 ways to recharge your mom battery after a busy summer

After a long and busy summer, here are a few things that have worked for me to recharge my "mom battery" that might work for you, too.
8 years ago
Meg Johnson, FamilyShare

10 reasons trials give you more out of life

God doesn't send us trials to take away, but to give us more, out of life.
8 years ago
Heather Hale, FamilyShare

How to avoid the bored and lonely mom trap

Feeling isolated? Tired of one-sided conversations with a one-year-old? You can find joy in the journey as a stay at home mom. Here's how.
8 years ago
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Nicole Carpenter, KSL

MOMentity: 10 time hacks to find an extra hour each day

What would you do with an extra hour each day? Sleep? Read? Cook? Nicole Carpenter with MOMentity.com offers 10 time hacks to help you find an extra hour each day to do, well, whatever you want.
8 years ago
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Megan Shauri, FamilyShare

No sweats allowed: Bouncing back from the grungees

Ways to free yourself from the elastic waist band in order to look and feel more like a woman than a tired mommy.
8 years ago
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Becky Lynn

Tips for buying your teen the best used car for them

If your teen is clamoring for a car of their own, and you’ve been scanning Craig’s List, or the AutoTrader looking for the perfect used car, you are not alone. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently did a study and found that 83 percent of parents surveyed bought used, not new cars, for their […]
8 years ago
Becky Lynn

Busy, Smart and Strong: Get your kids’ teeth cleaned FOR FREE!

If your checking account is looking a little bleak because of all the back to school “bargains” you’ve been snapping up, here’s a bona fide bargain. It doesn’t get any better than FREE! A Chandler dentist is offering a free dental cleaning for kids from 5-12 years old. Here’s the caveat: It’s one day only […]
8 years ago
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Becky Lynn

Busy, Smart and Strong: Arizona homes are going to the dogs!

If your pets are pampered pooches and coddled cats, as most of them are, you may love, love, love a new trend in homes that’s cropping up — one home builder here in the Valley is offering pet suites! Standard Pacific Homes is a national builder and in 27 of their communities across the country […]
9 years ago
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Becky Lynn

With this dessert, you can have seconds on the Fourth

The Fourth of July is fast approaching and between beer and barbecue, the holiday may make us think twice about those bikinis. But break them out anyway, Ladies! Because with this easy, low-calorie recipe, there’s no reason not to indulge in dessert on Friday! One of the prettiest — and most popular — Fourth of […]
9 years ago
Arianne Brown, KSL

10 years a mom and I still know nothing

Recently, I hit a milestone: I have been a mom for 10 years. And while I might still know as little as I did when I started, I have learned a lot. Here are the top 10 things I have learned in the last 10 years.
9 years ago
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Becky Lynn

Busy, Smart and Strong: ‘Essential’ movies your kids ‘must’ see before they’re 13 (or it could kill them)

OK, I made up that last part. But the headline I read gave me pause. 55 movies! Really? 55?!
9 years ago
Becky Lynn

Busy, Smart and Strong: ‘Chicks and Their Nest Eggs’ offers a little wine, women and money

It was Halloween and Dianna Moses was only 3 years old, but she designed her very own costume that year. She borrowed her grandpa’s hat, got the family copy of the Wall Street Journal and threw confetti up in the air over her head. She went as a stockbroker. She said she wanted to be […]
9 years ago
Becky Lynn

Busy, Smart and Strong: The Ice Diet

In our neverending quest to lose pounds and inches, I just recently stumbled upon a new diet trend that is making the rounds on the Internet and in social media.
9 years ago
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Amy Peterson, FamilyShare

8 ways to increase intimacy in 5 minutes or less

Don't let lack of time be an excuse for growing apart from your spouse. Increasing intimacy can take as little as 15 seconds. It's worth the time.
9 years ago
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Becky Lynn

Busy, Smart and Strong: Why we need to ‘read’ our food

A trip to the grocery store can be exhausting, especially if you’re bringing little ones along with you. Sometimes we just want to get in, get out and get home. But Dr. Suneil Jain of Rejuvena Health and Aesthetics in Scottsdale explained why it’s very important for our family’s health to slow down and “read” […]
9 years ago
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Courtnie Erickson, FamilyShare

How to develop a healthy relationship with food

Having a healthy relationship with food can impact several areas of our lives. This article lists a few ways you can develop that relationship and help yourself mentally and physically.
9 years ago
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Becky Lynn

Busy, Smart, and Strong: Why you don’t need to go ‘gluten-free’

Everyone’s doing it. Or so it seems. Going “gluten-free” seems to be the fad du jour. Thing is, for a lot of people it isn’t a fad at all, it’s a necessity because they suffer from celiac disease. May is celiac awareness month and the Valley’s Dr. Andrea Purcell (who, by the way, is NOT […]
9 years ago
Nicole Carpenter, KSL

MOMentity: 3 ideas to create deliberate moments with your children

Even when we are with our kids, we can easily get distracted. This busy, distracted life we lead requires us to create deliberate moments with our kids. Here are three tips to improve moments with your children.
9 years ago
Camille Gillham, KSL

5 great things about being a mom to girls

There are some really great things about being a mom to girls (and it's not just having a girl movie night).
9 years ago
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Wendy Jessen, FamilyShare

Who is a mother?

Mother's Day can leave women feeling down, discouraged or inadequate for any number of reasons. But, realizing what a mother really is can help shed new light on this day worthy of celebration.
9 years ago
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Becky Lynn

Busy, Smart and Strong: Preventing date-ending ‘scary breath’

What’s more romantic than an Italian restaurant or more fun than a spicy Mexican restaurant? They’re two great places to go for a date night. Except the take-away is not always so great! Both are notorious for leaving you with bad breath at a time you especially don’t want it! But Chandler dentist Dr. Justin […]
9 years ago
Becky Lynn

Busy, Smart and Strong: Midlife champions

Wherever you may be on your life journey -- whether you're college age or fully into your family and/or career -- one thought eventually creeps into your mind: What will I be doing in 10, 20, 30 years?
9 years ago
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Gary and Joy Lundberg, FamilyShare

25 reasons why I know my hubby loves me

Noticing the good things your husband does for you will go a long way in helping your realize how deep his love really is.
9 years ago
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Anastasia Pollock, MA, LCMHC, FamilyShare

5 selfish things that can ruin your marriage

Selfish behaviors can have a negative impact on marriage. Five of the most common and destructive selfish behaviors could be happening right now in your relationship without your knowledge. Learn what those behaviors are and how to prevent them.
9 years ago