Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating

Every year during Valentine’s Day millions of people buy expensive gifts and toys for special people in their lives. But what about those children and people who are struggling? Where does love come into the picture for them? Valentine’s Day for our families is about more than romance and chocolate. It is a day to […]

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Dinosaurs In The Desert At The Phoenix Zoo – Nostalgia At Its Best

Parents in Arizona are always looking for new ways to entertain their kids over Fall Break. Now that we’re mid-way through Fall Break we’re DYING to get out of our house – am I right? During last weekend’s members-only preview of Dinosaur’s in the Desert at the Phoenix Zoo, my friend and our sons trotted […]

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Work From Home Strategies For The Single Mom

I’ll be honest for a moment. It’s been far too long since I’ve written anything for Travel Foodie Mom. Why is that? Well, my strategies for working from home have sucked, majorly. You see, I started my master’s degree program in August, and before then it was summer, which every parent knows is a no-mans […]

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Beeeeeing You Is About To Become More Fun For Kids

I love stumbling upon friends’ projects that are just outstanding pieces of work. This past week I connected with my friend Reid about his kickstarter project: Bee You. This story illustrates how important it is to be yourself, but also how important it is for society to allow all types of people to be part […]

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How to Spend More Quality Time With Your Kids

It’s a bold statement. “Spending more time with your kids is more important than your job.” I say it with an extensive meaning behind it. At the time Fox was born and I became a single mom, I had to work really hard to bring in enough money to feed and clothe him. My family […]

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Friendless in Momsville? There is Now a Solution!

Moms, you may know the feeling. As soon as you pop your kid out (or sometimes when you announce that you are pregnant), you become a part of an elite group, otherwise known as being a mom. In mom life, your once-partying and staying up all night and sleeping in life has disappeared. Therefore, most […]

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What It’s Like Traveling Away From My Kid

I love to travel. It’s one of my great joys in life. There’s honestly very little in my life that makes me happier than jet-setting across the country for work and play. The only thing that gets me down when I’m away though is not seeing my kid. I’m a single, work-from-home, small business owner, […]

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Quickie Review on Odysea Aquarium

The Odysea Aquarium in Scottsdale Arizona is really one of the more amazing attractions in the valley of the sun. The only downside however, is the price. It’s really difficult to afford a membership at the aquarium, let alone take your entire family once a month or so to the aquarium. In my quickie review […]

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6 DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Salt scrubs and “decadent” lotions are not what a mom wants for Mother’s Day. Even if you make them, or have your kids make them, moms still don’t want it. Why? Because we would love to see something made with more heart and soul than some beauty gift. That’s not to say a mom wouldn’t […]

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This is What Happens When Schools Take Away Lunch From Kids

This is what happens when schools take kids' lunch - school lunch policy

When I was seven years old my parents gave me money on a loaded lunch card for school lunches. I loved chicken nugget day. The smell of baking chicken would fill the school halls and I would ask for bathroom breaks just so I could sniff the air right before lunch. My parents never missed […]

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