It’s no secret that there are a lot of expectations surrounding Valentine’s Day. In fact, many consider this holiday to be just as important as their anniversary, which means that a lot of pressure falls on our significant others...

My “Goal” for 2021

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I’ve never been a perfectionist. Not even close. When I hang a picture in my house, I don’t do a lot of measuring or spacing to make sure it looks just right. I google the easiest way to do...

No More Laundry Lists

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The thought of “New Year, New Me” after 2020 seems laughable.  New year’s resolutions in the past have been my way of creating a ‘best-case-scenario-Alex’ and putting it down onto paper. The Alex that would wash her face more than...
Growing up, I was one of those lucky kids who got to celebrate both Hannukah and Christmas. My dad was raised a messianic Jew and, although he diverged from the practices when he became an adult, we still celebrated...

A DIY Christmas

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This last year has been a crazy one, and I find myself looking forward to Christmas more than I ever have before! I’m so excited to spend time with family, and I want to make them feel extra loved...

Thank You, Secret Santa!

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My husband and I have managed our finances responsibly, but there have been a few years when we didn’t have a lot of money for Christmas - years with unemployment, underemployment, and other curveballs from life. During these leaner years,...
A colleague of mine asked me if I planned to go home for the holidays this year. Most people I know are taking the necessary precautions and avoiding large get-togethers due to the novel coronavirus and we will be...
Like many of you, I enjoy a Hallmark movie or 12 this time of year. Yes, they all follow the same basic storyline and you can basically guess the ending a few minutes into the show but if you’re...

Under Pressure

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The holidays are a magical time where the kids are filled with holiday cheer, the house is decorated with sentiments of the season, families are gathering, and traditions are like the glue that holds the holidays together. Until it isn’t. My...
Well, here it is again… Hispanic Heritage month and another reminder of just how different I am from my people. Ok, let me back up and start from the beginning…. My name is GiGi, maiden name Dosamantes. I own East...

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EIM Nonprofit Spotlight :: Idaho Falls Summer Food Service Program

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East Idaho Mom is excited to feature the Idaho Falls Summer Food Service Program as our nonprofit for June 2021. Eastern Idaho is fortunate to...