Dear Three Year Old, I am not sure what you did with my sweet child, but I want him back! I know your brain is growing and you are trying to figure things out, but you have made it really...
 A few days ago, I was snuggled up in the corner of the couch with my warm cup of morning coffee, having a sentimental moment staring at my boys while they pushed their toy cars across the hardwood floor...
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...
Tired of begging your children to comply? Want to learn how to trick your kids into helping out more? I distinctly remember the family gathering when I saw my mom convince my then four year old cousin to willingly eat...
A letter to my surprise baby, I remember when your daddy and I first started talking about having kids. We were so young, hopeful and naive. We didn’t know about pregnancy complications, congenital defects, infertility and infant loss. And slowly...
Ready to be a mompreneur and work for yourself? Five things you should know before you launch. A few years ago, I left my more-than-full-time corporate job to stay at home and raise my kids (which is still a more-than-full-time...
Long distance relationships do not work. You gave it the ol’ college try, but you should just break up. We have all heard it, but what happens when said long distance relationship is with your one and only, your...
Happy May ladies! This is our month to shine! With Mother's Day just having passed, warmer weather, and visions of summer vacation dancing in our minds, it's a good month to celebrate ourselves. As moms we know that each...
Have you ever wondered how some moms can do it all?  You know, like the soccer mom who has a color-coordinated schedule, attends all the PTA meetings, and manages to cook those splendid five-star dinners, all while keeping her family...
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...
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...
We live in an odd climate here in Phoenix. It's hot, really hot, for a very long time! How does that affect you? Your body? Your mood? Your thoughts? I think most people think "Summer!!" and imagine lounging around...
A few days ago, I stumbled across an Instagram post in my explorer feed. The post was shared by actress Jenny Mollen, who stated that she accidentally dropped her young son on his head and landed him in the...
Gyms are promoted as being great places to work out, get fit, and stay healthy. And of course, they are. Most gyms these days are loaded to the brim with all kinds of exercise equipment. From stair-climbers to free...

How to Live on One Income

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When my husband and I found out we were expecting a baby, our first conversation revolved around the possibility of me staying home, meaning we would be living as a single income family. We didn’t come to a conclusion...
I’m going to just come right out and say it: I’m jealous of your mom tribe. You know, that group of ridiculously fearless, strong, beautiful mamas you have play dates, group messages, and adorable family get togethers with… that tribe. Over...
As a parent, I wish for nothing more than my children to never have to go through anything trying or challenging.  I naturally want them to have more than I have, I don’t want them to have to struggle...
Okay, real talk... when I was pregnant with my littles, I had this vision in my head of what being a mother "should" look like. I put that in quotations because I now realize how unrealistic my "should" vision...
March in Phoenix is truly a little slice of heaven. The weather is gorgeous - sunshine for days but chilly enough for a light sweater at night. Trees and flowers begin to grow beautiful blossoms - my allergies don't approve,...
“Honey, let’s get a dog! It will protect us, inspire us to get more exercise, and be a wonderful companion when we have kids!” That was me six years ago. “Don’t do it! You will regret it! Having a pet...

Self-Care: We Need It

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self-care /ˌselfˈker/ Noun the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health.  the practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress. Self-care is something that can be difficult—and...
As moms ourselves, we know that finding the perfect summer camps mean fun-filled, and stress-free summers!  We are eager to present our 2019 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in Phoenix, and hope it provides you some insight as you...
Handing the car keys to your teenager for the first time can be downright scary. I know. It happened to me! Not only did I have to trust my new teen driver behind the wheel to make good choices,...
Last week, we had the opportunity to attend the MassMutual #FutureSmart event in downtown Phoenix. Over 3000 middle school children were invited to the Phoenix Suns' Talking Stick Arena to learn all about how to plan for a successful...
If you followed along with my post last month, you know that I embarked on a “no spend” January.  Let me tell you, I ended up getting a lot more out of it than I thought I would!  I...

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