Jennifer

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Jennifer is a Phoenix native, mother to two wild toddlers and is married to her high school sweetheart. She graduated from The University of Arizona with a B.F.A. in Art education with an emphasis in painting in 2008. She is an Art Teacher, Artist, and Semi-professional Photographer. She loves to talk about all things natural, and is always planning her next family adventure. She started the blog hawks and honey to share about everyday life including her local food club project. In 2014, she started hawks & honey apparel, and loves being a part of the Phoenix creative community. Her favorite color is black. And she will never RSVP ‘with regrets’ to a wedding.
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The Best Hikes for Kids in Phoenix (and Arizona!)

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I honestly believe Arizona is the most beautiful home I could ever ask for.  Surrounded by sunlight and warmth, I'm not sure there are many other places I'd rather raise my wildlings.  We rarely...
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3 Popsicle Recipes That Are Yummy And All Natural

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Even though summer may be on the out, as back to school starts, we're still certainly experiencing summer weather and we've all tried every way possible to cool off.  These are a few of my...

Money Honey

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I remember the day I left for college and my mom handed me a Suze Orman book, I always budgeted my own money, I always paid my own way. I had an allowance growing...

Mama Needs a New Playlist

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As we head back into the routines of Fall and especially for those of us with school aged littles, well, it's necessary to mix. it. up.  So I've created two epic playlists for the...

A List of the Best Splash Pads in Phoenix

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Everyone in Phoenix with kids knows summer means it’s crucial to have a swim suit and towel in your car at all times. You know, just in case you decide to wander into a...

I Forgot to Do the Student of the Week Poster

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Like any "good" mother I meticulously plan ahead of time all the school functions.  I get the school calendar at the beginning of the year and write all the dates in my personal planner. ...

20+ of the Very Best Podcasts Every Mom Should Listen To

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Hey Mamas,  I've been trying to get into this whole podcast thing... I know late to the game.  But, it seemed so overwhelming and I didn't know where to start or even who to...

5 Amazing Destinations for the Ultimate Girls’ Weekend!

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Being a mom is exhausting. Sometimes we need a break; a break from the kids, the pets, the housework, the real work, and occasionally, the husband.  Not because we don't love them, but because we...

A List of the Best Happy Hour Spots in Phoenix

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We're so lucky to live in Phoenix and  to have an amazing food and drink culture, with all this wonderful patio weather all we want to do is meet our friends for afternoon day...

I’m Tired, Not Unhappy… Just Tired

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Lately, I've been letting mom brain get the best of me at night.  I lie in bed thinking about all the things I need to do.  I think about all the things I didn't...

Why My Kids and I Love Impact Gymnastics Academy!

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School is back in full force and kids are bouncing off the walls, literally.  I'm running out of time in a day to accomplish tasks while on mom duty.  My kids are smart, but...

Time to get Organized with the School Year Beginning

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It's no secret - I'm a big fan of lists, storage and good ol' fashion organization.  I love making fall lists with autumn activities, and going back to school shopping for all those writing...
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How to Survive a Road Trip with Kids and a Dog

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This summer my family and I set off on an epic west coast road trip.  We did a similar trip two years ago (you can read about that here).  This time we wanted to...

How to Have a Fun Family-Friendly Summer on a Budget

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As a part time teacher I have summers off to hang out with my kiddos, but on the flip side I also don't get paid as a teacher during the summer, so my family...

10 Ways Moms Can Save the World

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A mother's job is to protect right? To protect our kids, give them the best chances at a future, and make sure they are happy and healthy.  Well, not to be a Debbie Downer,...

Why I Never Want My Daughters on the Pill

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I like to consider myself a medical moderate, that's a new term, I made it up.  But let me see if I can explain.  I had a home birth, because I wanted to do...

Why I Love the Uptown Farmers Market in the Spring

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We're so lucky in Arizona to have farmer's markets year round but it's in the spring that we can really appreciate them!  My favorite is the Uptown Market on Bethany Home Road and Central...

The Truth About Feminism from a Mother

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I don't want to get political on this blog, because this is a safe space for mothers to support each other and I don't think bashing anyone is going to help change minds or...

Social Media is the Ultimate Love/Hate Relationship

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As a mommy I love social media, and hate it all at the same time. I'm sure there are lots of other mama's and creatives that feel the same way! So let the praise/rant...

The Importance of Saying Thanks Now and Always

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I think gratitude is something that should and can be practiced year round.  I don't necessarily give gifts just to get a "thanks," but I do notice when people are grateful and it makes...

Shop and Support Local :: Holiday Markets in Phoenix

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This year I've decided to make my holiday gifts or buy local.  I tend to make lots of gifts myself, because I love to make things.  Who am I kidding?  I pretty much make...

5 of the Best Family Friendly Road Trips in Arizona

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Sometimes people think all the desert offers are cacti and sunsets, and while we have plenty of both, we also have gorgeous fall weather and plenty of places to go for weekend road trips!  Here are a...

The Best Pumpkin Recipes To Enjoy This Fall

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Breakfast Oats and Breakfast Cookies - Oats are great for nursing mamas and keeping kids full.  PLUS, anytime we tell our kids they're getting cookies for breakfast ... we've won the day! Pumpkin French Toast Bake - This...

How to Pack a Week’s Worth of Healthy Lunches Your Kids are Sure to...

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My oldest recently started school.  I went back and forth on homeschooling her. Last year we even tried it out for a few months before I took a full time position and returned to...

The Ultimate Staycation List For Phoenix {and Tucson!}

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Trust me. I love a proper road trip or international flight as much as the next mother of 2 but listen, sometimes I just want to sneak away with my husband for the night...
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