Now that the holidays are upon us, and if you are anything like me, I am always looking for fun and thoughtful homemade gifts that we can give to teachers, friends, family, and all the hosts of the beautiful...
Sometimes being a bad person, can feel so right. I recently published a blog about the 15 ways motherhood has made me a better person, but let’s be honest – motherhood doesn’t only bring out the best in us...
 We are thrilled to partner with the Phoenix Theatre to bring you our First Annual Best Holiday Gift Guide + Giveaways in Phoenix!   The holiday gift guide and wish list was curated by our amazing team at North Phoenix...
It's that time of year again! A time for family and friends who are all looking for fun and festive things to do. There are so many fantastic options valley wide. In a effort to make your holidays a...
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...
We focus a lot on the ways that motherhood changes us. In particular, we tend to talk about the challenges we face or how our lives are no longer just “ours” and how little time we have to do...
Dear Fall Heat,  Let's jump right into it friend, it's time for you to skedaddle. It's been a fun summer and we had a blast, but we need a change. It's for sure you, not me. Not to sound ungrateful, I appreciate all...
Phoenix Center for the Arts offers fantastic art camps year-round for children ages of 6 to 12. Camps are held in Downtown Phoenix at the Phoenix Center for the Arts main campus and in North Phoenix at Thunderbird Arts...
Recently, five of my mommy tribe friends and I got away for an amazing, and much needed girl’s weekend. The entire time I kept pinching myself because I could not believe that FIVE moms (all with children between the...
If you have kids who love to play pretend or would just like to treat your family to a weekend activity that’s out of the ordinary, Christian Youth Theater of Phoenix invites you to come experience The Dear Edwina...
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...
Fall is finally here! And let's all admit it, it's the best time of the year. Fall means it is time to bust out those comfy sweaters and enjoy the outdoors, delicious food, and amazing autumn scents. And hopefully...
This summer, like most of the country, my husband and I became obsessed with cold brew coffee.  I am not, however, fond of dropping $4+ every time I want a refreshing and cold caffeine fix. Nor do I have time...
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...

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...
Once kids come into the picture it can be tough to prioritize dating your spouse. We all know we should, but sometimes life just gets busy and we forget the obvious. I'm definitely at fault in this category, and...
Can you believe summer break is coming to an end and it's time for our kids to head back to school already?!  Get ready for an awesome school year and get a sneak peek of Children's Learning Adventure's preschool...
Living in Phoenix, there are pools everywhere.  Every year we hear horror stories about kids drowning and I think we all believe it will never happen to us.  The fact of the matter is, it really can happen to anyone!  We all...
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...
If you’re like me, the official start to summer in Phoenix begins when temperatures are topping out in the triple digits throughout the week... well before the rest of the country. As the mom to a newborn, I have...
Summer is upon us, which means two things: school is out and the temperatures are HOT! Families are in the midst of summer activities and are desperately trying to figure out how to keep their children from bouncing off...
Family photos and I have a love/ hate relationship. I love getting the family all dressed up, I love having pictures to hang on my wall, and I love creating lasting memories. What do I hate about them? Getting...
I grew up in Minnesota where the 4th of July is right in the middle of the best season - SUMMER, so it was always one of my favorite holidays. Fast forward to now, where I feel like I live...
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...
There are times (usually between the months of June and September) when I'm not quite sure why I live in Phoenix...our summers are not for the faint of heart. I like to consider myself someone who is fairly mild-mannered,...

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