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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Just Peachy: Vintage Market Days of East Phoenix

It’s Mother’s Day weekend! Why not treat mom to a “peachy” day? Vintage Market Days of East Phoenix is in town, however, for this weekend only. Head on down to Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek to eat, shop, and have fun at the farm!

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Rainbow Belgian Waffles

Sometimes it is a struggle to get your toddler to eat breakfast in the morning, so that is when you need to add a little bit of creativity! Get them involved in cooking and get them excited! We created Rainbow Belgian Waffles to add some color to our morning and to make our bellies full!

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What We Did: Seattle, Washington

It isn’t very often that I get to explore a place with my family that I haven’t already visited. Crossing off 36 states visited, I usually play tour guide as my family experiences the location for the first time. For this trip, we decided to make it an adventure for all of us.

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Your Ultimate Guide To A Family Weekend At Phoenix Comicon

your ultimate guide to a family weekend at phoenix comicon

Phoenix Comicon is just 14 days away and if you’re anything like me, you’re planning your days out to a “T.” Since being established in 2002 the Con has grown in size and most recently has expanded into more buildings in the convention center area. With over 700 exhibitors, more than 30 geek celebrity encounters, […]

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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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You’ve ALWAYS Been Able To Make These 12 Starbucks Frappuccinos

You've ALWAYS Been Able To Make These 12 Starbucks Frappuccinos

Starbucks Frappuccinos used to be so cool….when I was a kid. Now, they are an annoyance and it’s not just because I wait in long lines for non-coffee drinkers to sugar up. I worked at Starbucks for nearly five years. Stationed in the Swedish Medical Center Starbucks (among others) I met tons of amazing people, […]

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Local Adventure Series: Flagstaff, AZ

Travel Foodie Mom - Local Adventure Flagstaff

Flagstaff Arizona has been a Northern Arizona capital for pretty much ever. Located right off Route 66, road trippers around the country have been strolling through this hipster’s paradise since it’s inception in 1926. The cultural history surrounding Route 66, downtown Flagstaff, Northern Arizona University, and the city as a whole is astounding. Here’s everything […]

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True Seattle Coffee: Ladro Roasting

We are preparing for our Seattle trip next week, so when we were approached by Ladro Roasting to try out their coffees for an honest review, we did not hesitate! I will finally be scratching off Washington on our scratch-off United States map, so I am excited to explore a new state…and drinking coffee is […]

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Tasterie: The Allergy Free Food Box Review

Being lactose-intolerant and not being able to eat soy-based foods has many downfalls, including not being able to enjoy cheese without popping a couple of Lactaids while eating. Not only do I have to be more aware of what is in my food, I have to test which alternatives actually taste good as well. I […]

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Great Southwest Cajun Fest: Recap

Travel Foodie Mom recently attended the Great Southwest Cajun Fest by Abita Brewing in Downtown Chandler to experience the heart and soul of New Orleans. From Cajun culture and cuisine to handcrafted beer, the Southwest Cajun Fest did not disappoint! Speaking of cuisine, we tried the Crawfish Roll from Angry Crab Shack (and boy, was […]

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