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 dates, take a break from...
As parents we know one thing in life is for sure - coffee is essential to living. Now, I’m not a coffee snob, but I do love to go out and grab a cup with friends, or, by myself!...
My baby just started preschool (insert tearful emoji here).  He is nearly three and we have been fortune enough to be able to have him home with my husband, me, or an entrusted nanny for all of his life....
There's no more intimate gesture than inviting someone into your home for a meal. And now that everyone's back from summer vacation and school is starting, you’re probably craving some time to reconnect with the friends you haven’t seen...
A couple years back, someone on Facebook asked for ideas for healthy alternatives to an annual ‘popsicle' party at her child's school. The comment storm that ensued was quite crazy...   It is just a popsicle.  Back off."   Readers suggesting that...
If you read How to Survive Summer in Phoenix as a Mom, you know that learning to make Homemade Mexican Popsicles was on my list of things to do this year.   After two attempts, I have honed in on...
We recently took a family vacation in and around Arizona and it was amazing! Be sure to read my recent post on how to travel with kids here, because this is the perfect vacation to bring your kids on....
One of the biggest surprises for my husband and me, when we entered parenthood, was the sticker shock of the cost of daycare. Nobody warned us that we would be paying almost the equivalent to a second mortgage for...
I am not asking if your food is feeling down in the dumps.  Instead, I am talking about the Standard American Diet.  The Standard American Diet is a diet that is high in overly processed, nutrient deficient ingredients.  These products...
April is here and Easter is on it's way. With it being a little later than usual this year it's going to be a tad warm out there for those egg hunts. The following is a list of  Easter...
I finally turned 21 last month. Something I have been looking forward to my whole entire life. Not just because I can finally accept a glass of wine when offered at a party. But I am finally fully considered...
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 Avenue.  There are plenty all...
Have you heard of fermented foods and wondered - - A) What the heck are fermented foods? B) Where can I find fermented foods? C) Will my family even eat fermented foods? Good.  You are normal.  I wondered all of those...
It's February and love is in the air! Valentine's day is right around the corner and nothing says love (to this dessert loving momma, anyway) like a plate full of sweet, delicious Valentine's Day cookies!  I love cooking, baking, and...
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so here's your guide to the most romantic restaurants in Phoenix + around the valley to help you choose where to spend that precious date night! Instead of going on Valentine's Day...
I recently embarked on a DIY adventure to create a functional and decorative Command Center for my kitchen. As I was working on it, I realized I wanted to revamp my meal planning process too! I'm not really a 'fly by...
The holidays bring all sorts of goodies and food that we don't normally eat.  Our family tends to eat pretty clean, however, it started with fudge from a friend, then cinnamon rolls from an aunt and then my mom's famous spinach dip....
I'm a terrible cook. No, seriously...when my husband and I were first married, cereal and grilled cheese were a staple in the house. Being a new wife while playing college soccer, finishing my final semester of college, and student...
My Aunt Thelma was the world's best baker. Seriously. My cousins and I would go over to her little condo each year and play with her dogs while she mixed the dough for the greatest cookies you've ever tasted....
Okay, so we’ve handed out our Halloween candy, jumped on the #pumpkinspiceeverything train, feasted on turkey and all the accompanying carbs… that means we are officially in the throes of the holiday season. Things are about to get real....
My family and I recently had the pleasure of visiting Islands at Desert Ridge on a Sunday, for some football.  Unlike most, I shockingly don't typically care for burgers but it is absolutely safe to say that Islands has converted me...
When the temperatures finally dip below 90 degrees in Phoenix, it is time to dust off that slow cooker! In our household, we have a tradition of slow cooking on Sundays. We try to make it a rule to...
Remember those days when you could watch a football game in its entirety? Nobody was constantly declaring “I’m hungry!” as if you were the keeper of all the food in the house and there wasn’t a perpetual pile of...
This incredible guide to kids eat free in Phoenix is sponsored by our friends at Otro Cafe.  We are so thrilled to feature this amazing resource and hope it saves you and your family a few dollars, while offering you...
The North Phoenix Moms Blog Family Directory is LIVE and we are so excited to share it with you!  We are thrilled to be able to connect YOU, our readers, with incredible businesses in various areas that we regularly...

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