After having a particularly hard week for no other reason than that life is hard sometimes, a fellow mom complimented me on doing a great job instilling confidence in my son because she has noticed how talkative and outgoing...
Just a few weeks ago, my almost 6 year old finally hit the magical 40 pound mark. In her beautiful little mind, this was the equivalent of being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Tears of joy literally brimmed on...
Before I had my daughter, it never even crossed my mind that I would be a stay at home mom. I loved the work I did, and financially, it always seemed to make the most sense to work. It's funny...
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that I would have to share my kid. He is my kid. I endured eleven hours of labor (non-medicated, I must add) so it is only right that he is mine 100% of...
Having a baby comes with many emotions, physical pain, and exhaustion.  It can also mean that you get lonely, and that is something I became very familiar with.   Working full time and then instantly being thrown into being a stay...
Preschool, I am such a fan! My daughter started last year in the 2's class, and she is continuing on to the 3's while my son starts his first year as well. It is an exciting, yet nerve-wracking time...
Anyone who has survived a Phoenix summer knows that in addition to the heat,  we have to contend with the rain, thunderstorms and dust storms associated with monsoon season. But while WE can quickly Google what to do during a...

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There is anger, there is fear, and there is frustration. There is so much I want to say, so much that could be said. Yet, should it be said? An old teacher of mine in light of recent events posted...
Giving birth and bringing a new baby into this world is considered a magical and heartwarming experience. On the other hand, it’s also one of the most mentally and physically draining experiences you can have. The birth of my...
It seems like food has always had a negative effect on my body. From a young age I remember telling my parents that hot dogs gave me headaches.  My family chalked it up to me being dramatic. That is...
If there is one thing us moms are great at, it's being able to commiserate with one another. We've been through so many of the same things that it's easy to nod, say "mmhmm," and give some witty advice...or...
I did a social experiment over the last several months in which I watched women's reactions when they were paid a compliment. Entrepreneurs, artists, mothers, students, introverts, extroverts – I spoke to all different types of women. I looked...
I recently boarded a plane headed to my first national conference since having my two children. Exhausted, I comfortably sank into my seat, glanced across the aisle and watched as two adorable, well-meaning parents worked feverishly to calm the...
Summer break is right around the corner and I, for one, can't wait! Call me crazy, but I love being a summer mom. It's not that the school year is all doom and gloom to me but competing with...
Mother’s Day is such a bittersweet holiday for me and it has been for the last 19 years, ever since my mother passed away. I have to be honest here and tell you the first few years of Mother’s...
I recently lost my step-mom to stage 4 cancer. It's unbearable...losing a loved one. This is the sort of pain that I vigilantly protect my children from. I get in mother bear mode and don't want them to hurt at all....
“I don’t want to…” “It’s boring…” “I hate it…” Chances are you are no stranger to these statements. And most of us respond with some sort of “just get it done, get over it, or so what” type of...
Oh husbands. How we love you dearly. Your amazing partners in life and fun-loving dads to our littles. But please remember the grass is NOT always greener on the other side. My sweet husband constantly makes remarks about how...
In the midst of motherhood, I find myself often facing a tug of war between feeling like I’ve failed and feeling like I’ve won the freaking Olympics. Often times, I’ll celebrate something in the moment and then reflect overthink...
As some of you have already read on this blog, I lost both of my parents in the same year to cancer. My step dad passed in November 2017 and my mom passed in March 2018. A few...
"Stop screaming in the car, or I will pull this car over." "If you don't stop crying, we will leave right now." "If you don't stop doing that, you won't get dessert." So, I feel like I have noticed an influx of...
New Year’s Resolution - a phrase you either love, or hate.  I fall into the “love" category and look forward to the fresh start of a New Year! On January 1st, memes will pop up everywhere, reading something along the...
Today and tomorrow are National Day(s) of unplugging. We hope you will join us in attempting to set down your computers, phones, ipads, notebooks, and TV remotes is attempting to unplug. It's only two short days. The hope is...
You would have thought I was going to a funeral by the way I was crying. But no funeral, no one died, just a vacation with my husband and no kids. I was a sobbing wreck saying goodbye to...
One of the most exciting things in preparing for my babies was getting their nurseries ready for their sweet arrival. When I was pregnant with our first child my husband and I were clueless regarding what we were going to need to...

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