Dajana is a Yugoslavian refugee living in North Phoenix, married to her hunky crush, Nelson, and mommy to little drummer boy, Eli.  She graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in English Education and is currently pursuing her M.A. in English Higher Education. When she is not wrangling her son, she can be found wrangling college students at Grand Canyon University. Dajana is a self-prescribed “seeker” and can be found trying anything and everything new. Some of her favorite things include: the sound of her son’s laugh, tea, books, podcasts, yoga, chatting with a girlfriend, and snuggles from her husband. Her guilty pleasures include wine and a good book during Epsom salt baths, binge-watching episodes of This is Us, and daydreaming about interior decorating and beach vacations.
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Parenting a Strong, Sensitive Boy

I have a little boy with a big heart, and this big heart of his makes him extra sensitive. He is a strong, sensitive boy, and as I parent, I work on guarding his...

Just How Important is Outdoor Play?

As a child, I remember playing outside constantly. My affinity for outdoor play was so extreme that I would often declare my new home in some tree and my dad was forced to climb...

Rough Day with the Kids, I Need a Drink

One common aspect of motherhood that is all too familiar is a glass of wine. I remember growing up, my mom, friend’s moms, and neighbors, having a glass of wine at the end of...

Blessings of Motherhood

As a parent, it is easy to focus on the difficult parts of being a mom. We, as women, tend to share the struggles as a way of creating community and connection with one...

When He Doesn’t Want Another Baby

  Once my son turned one, the idea of having another kid slowly crept in. It started with admiration on the cuteness of other babies, to wanting to hold babies, to wanting to smell babies,...

If You Plan to Have a Baby, Do Not Get a Puppy.

I remember the day we brought our puppy Marley home. I had a very bad day at work and came home crying into my husband’s arms. In the middle of hysterical tears and suffocating...

A List of 5 of the Best Indoor Play Areas in Phoenix

As summer quickly approaches, so do the scorching temperatures and with kids that means long days inside the house. In order to beat cabin fever, I have put together a list of my family's favorite...

What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and it is of utmost importance that I make a P.S.A on what moms really want for Mother’s Day. Let’s face it, our partners can struggle with...

Never Give up on Your Dreams

Becoming a mom was never a part of the plan.  From a young age, my dream of becoming a career woman was absolutely certain. The future I envisioned consisted of completing a Doctorate in Philosophy,...

When it’s a True Struggle to Make Mom Friends

Becoming a first time mom can feel isolating at times, especially if you are the only one in your friend group with a child. I clearly remember wondering if my nextdoor neighbor, a mom...

Self-Care – Yes, You Need to Care About It

As a mom, there are days where running away and becoming a monk, just to get a moment of silence, sounds oddly appealing. These days usually precede sleepless nights, whiny days, missed naps, and...
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