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...
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, I wanted to take a moment to recognize all those hard-working, hard-loving moms out there that give their all on the daily. But most of all, on this day, I want to share my...
With Halloween being right around the corner and COVID-19 restrictions still in place, the big question arises: Will Halloween be “cancelled” this year? The answer, happily, is no—not if we adopt the right attitude. Halloween is not cancelled. Trick-or-treating...
Holiday Mash-Up Thanksgiving Week is upon us! Whew! Are you ready? Do you have that turkey yet? Well, you’ve had longer than usual to prepare. Thanksgiving is falling later in the month than last year. In fact, November 28th is...
Even though summer may be on the out, as back to school starts, we're still certainly experiencing summer weather and we've all tried every way possible to cool off.  These are a few of my favorite frozen treats for kids,...
When it comes to the holidays, the first thing that comes to mind (besides amazing food) are family traditions. Everyone has them. Whether it is an annual turkey dinner at Aunt Karen's or Christmas Brunch at your in-laws. These...
I know, it's already December. But... that doesn't mean it's too late to do an advent calendar! If your little ones are asking how many days until Christmas, I have the easiest idea for you! Welch's sent over a box...
As a child, I enjoyed making my mother's day gifts alongside my mom. Not only was I making her a special gift, but I was also spending quality time with her. Whether you’re looking for a Mother’s Day craft...
Tis the day we give Thanks for all of the things in our lives that make it better. The little things and the big ones. The ones that are celebrated on Hallmark cards, and the ones that more subtly...
This year I've decided to make my holiday gifts or buy local.  I tend to make lots of gifts myself, because I love to make things.  Who am I kidding?  I pretty much make everything, but for things I...
The Instant Pot  is one of the most popular cooking tools used in a kitchen. As a working mom, it has been my saving grace on more occasions than I can count. Not only does it live up to it's...
I want to share how my family says no to the holiday crazy and chaos. I used to run around like a crazy lady this time of year, cramming in all the things, barely sleeping, being insanely stressed, and still...
All of here at West Valley Moms Blog love FREE family fun! We try to regularly fill you in on local events and family fun. In an effort to not disappoint, our post today is dedicated to just that. With...
This Late Harvest Bake is perfect for the fall season which is all about gathering and community. This casserole is the perfect tummy-warming dish for you and your friends and family. Filled with butternut squash, earthy mushrooms and kale. Oh,...
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...
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...
If you've been watching Pinterest, you know that there are some amazing Ideas for Low-Contact Trick-or-Treating. We have a few ideas to help you create festivities that are set up to be safe as well as fun. Moms have been...
In true Rachel fashion I'm STILL working on getting teacher's holiday gifts together for my daughters preschool teachers and our daycare providers. Luckily my friend Jessica came up with a BEAUTIFUL Christmas DIY Gold Glitter Mason Jar craft that is...
Breakfast Oats and Breakfast Cookies - Oats are great for nursing mamas and keeping kids full.  PLUS, anytime we tell our kids they're getting cookies for breakfast ... we've won the day! Pumpkin French Toast Bake - This is one of my favorite...
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...
The Mom Made Market is coming soon! We have loved attending this Market for the last two years and we always find the cutest decor, jewelry, gifts and food finds!  We have 5 tickets to giveaway to 5 lucky readers....
Juneteenth in Phoenix 2021 What is Juneteenth? A time in history before cell phones. A time in history before landlines. A time in history before television. A time in history before radio. When news spread so slowly that it would take...
It's 3 days until Christmas and lots of us have everything done but some of us don't! Hehe! No matter where you fall on that list we wanted to share this easy holiday gift idea with you! Thank you to...
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...
February is here! Love is in the air, stores are packed with heart shaped goodies, the color red is boldly splashed across everything, and scrumptious chocolate treats have made their way into our pantry. Whether you are a Valentine’s...

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