Back 2 School {Party}

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I can’t quite believe it’s that time of year again. . . . Back to School! First day jitters can affect everyone. . . children, parents, and even teachers. This year is especially bittersweet for me because my little...
When I was in high school, I worked at an aquarium in the Mall of America in Minnesota (it was called Underwater World then but I think they’ve changed the name since I worked there ... it was about a million years...

When Did I Get So Old?

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As I begin to creep on my 32nd birthday, I am realizing that I am now a version of "old" to the younger generations. Don't get me wrong, I feel young. I still don't know what I am doing...
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 ideas of what to get...
Every year I create a bucket list of sorts. This year I’ve entitled it, “39 things Wendie will do while 39.” 2020 is a great motivator because not only is it a New Year and a new decade, but...
Dad's can be pretty tricky to shop for so we put together 10 awesome local gifts you can get for him this Father's Day! Does dad have a beard? Make sure to check out Beard Essentials.  Their products are all...
A table setting for Easter brunch with pinks and greens.

Modern Easter Brunch

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I am still having a hard time believing that Easter is here! I love this holiday and all it means to my faith. It brings so much joy to the littles. I am reminded that there is nothing better...
Earth Day is right around the corner and it is easier than ever to show that you care for the environment! Keep reading for five super easy ways to show our Earth the love it deserves! Go Paperless How many...
Let's get right to it, I am taking a stand this year and ditching the holiday stress, deciding to instead focus on being thankful. With the holidays quickly approaching, stress levels are on the rise. As a kid, I...
Are you looking for a date night idea that is different than the traditional dinner and a movie? Also something you could do in a couple hours (because, hello - babysitters are expensive!) or even something you could do...
Staying home this spring break? Worried the kids will get bored and tear up the house? Fear no more! I have a whole list of ideas for spring break fun to keep you and the kiddos busy and entertained...
CANDY, CANDY, CANDY...I feel like that is all my kids ever ask for!!! With holidays and birthdays and everything in between it would be really convenient to walk down candy/treat isle for prepackaged favors. Not for me! I always try...
Oh summertime... The joy and struggles are real. I love not having to take my daughter to school every day and then picking her up while having to work my son's nap around that schedule. I love having her home...
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 has to summer on a...
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 listen to or what it...
I am an Illinois native, so summertime in the Midwest is not comparable to these hot summer days that Phoenix brings. Growing up, everyone looked forward to sweet summertime. The magical months between May and August where we can...
Most days, I feel like I’m waging a never-ending battle to keep my house reasonably clean- not just because of my kids, but also because of me (I’m an inveterate paper-piler and memento-keeper).  My daughter, however, is 3, and...
School is in session, and with school comes the daily task of packing lunches for my kiddos. My oldest is to the age where she can prepare most of her lunches by herself, but my Kindergartener is still a...
There's nothing like going out to dinner, having a glass of wine, and gearing up for an evening at the theater.  As true theater lovers, we were thrilled to have had the recent pleasure to see The Sound of Music....
Well it happened. Fall is here. World Market released their new Pumpkin Spice coffee beans, saying "it's never too early to enjoy fall flavors." I've already seen Christmas decorations up at Hobby Lobby, and signs going up for where...
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 indoor play areas in Phoenix! 1. Whipples...
Valentine’s Day is nearing, and with it comes mixed feelings and emotions. Some love the idea of love and celebrate it accordingly. Others shun its advances, hunkering down in the trenches and comically referring to it as “Singles Awareness...
I admit it....I love suburbia. The perfect combination of community, recreation, and retail with the convenience of being adjacent to a big city such as Phoenix. The Valley of the Sun is chock full of suburbia. But there are...
With temperatures rising and the sun shining, we all know this means one thing….spring! Here in Phoenix, come the month of March, temperatures tend to sky rocket, which can lead to a rather warm Easter.  Nonetheless, we trek out...
I am that typical, wanderlust filled chick. I am the woman that would get a tattoo of the world, or the mountains, or ocean, or all three! I love traveling. My husband and I have both traveled far and...

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