I can't even begin to tell you how fun it is to see all the wonder and the magic in my children's eyes as they get to experience Christmas this year. From now until New Year, we are surrounded...
Well, the holiday season is in full swing, which means wonderful music, decorations, and events… and also extra responsibilities, events, and stress.  Hopefully your December is trending more towards the wonderful-ness than the stressfulness!   If you’re like me, and some...
Christmas is coming and so is the yearly ritual of moms stressing out trying to figure out gifts for everyone. It's hard to know what to get everyone and making sure to stay on a budget can add some...
It recently occurred to me that in general practice, we don’t often take the time to tell someone how amazing we think they are until it’s too late, if at all. It seems that it isn’t until someone’s passing...
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...
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....
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...
December has a reputation for being a stressful month no matter what holiday you celebrate. Adding an elaborate agenda to accomplish in December will only send your household into a tailspin and your blood pressure through the roof. The...
The busyness of the holidays can be a huge stress. Decorations to hang, parties to attend, elves to hide, you name it. The expectations for creating the perfect day for your family can be panic inducing. In my family...
We are an interfaith family. While neither my husband nor I are deeply religious, it is important to us for our children to be raised with an understanding of religions, particularly the traditions and sense of community that comes...
Hello Holiday Season. This time of year is pure magic for our sweet kiddos—Santa, presents, holiday baking, the list goes on. For us parents working behind-the-scenes, this time of year can bring stress and seemingly mile-long to-do lists. One item...
We are all excited about Mother's Day here at WVMB! We think that moms are pretty special and deserve to be spoiled (at least) one day a year! Can I get an AMEN?! :) If you are stumped as to...
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays -- sweater weather, red cups at Starbucks, finally getting to spend time outdoors again, and let’s not forget all the delicious food! For families with food allergies, like mine, holidays that are...
I don't know about you but when the weather turns cold, it makes me want to bundle up and get out of the house to enjoy some Christmas decorations and run a few errands too! One of the places...
What do you enjoy doing this time of year? For us, it's the smell of charcoal, laying in the green grass and looking up at the sky, cloud watching. It's celebrating our freedom and independence. It's spending time together...
The birth of our first child was exciting and we were looking forward to all the firsts that came along with it. The holiday season was coming up and my husband and I were discussing what we were going...
Among the many people you are buying gifts for this holiday season, be sure your children’s teachers are on the list. This is a perfect opportunity to show your appreciation for the love and wisdom they share with their...
Mother's Day gifts can often cause a lot of stress both for you as the receiver and the giver. There is one gift that keeps on giving- houseplants. Houseplants are a great way to add a touch of nature...
It's that time of year! This year we have a one year old, and although he wont be lighting candles, he will definitely be more present in the twinkles of the lights from our menorah. To celebrate this, we...
Whether you are looking to start a new family tradition or gift an experience to someone special this holiday season, we're here with your guide to some of Phoenix's amazing entertainment options this holiday season. A Christmas Carol:You can't find...
As we look ahead to a new year and what 2017 brings, we wanted to say thank you to each and every one of you for your support and for being a part of this amazing community we've built...
The Great Russian Nutcracker When you think of the holidays, the Nutcracker is quite possibly a very strong core element of that memory.  Clara, the Mouse King, the dolls, the sugar plum fairies, the music!  For me, the memory dates...
It is the PERFECT time of year to enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa... and it to make it a little more festive, why not add some peppermint?!  The peppermint makes a superb addition to hot cocoa... a...
New Year’s Resolution - a phrase you either love, or hate.  I fall into the “love" category and look forward to the fresh start of a New Year! On January 1st, memes will pop up everywhere, reading something along the...

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Because we apparently have a thing for Coffee Filter Crafts this year!!! See here and here (in the swag bags) we have brought you yet another easy and inexpensive coffee filter craft that you will love! Best of all the finished product will...

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