Eeeeek Halloween is almost here and that means: Cool weather. High kick! Costumes. How fun! Candy. Yum yum! Are you a last minute mama?! Then check out these DIY Costumes on Pinterest for some inspiration.  Here are some fun ones we had...
Sensory play for preschoolers is fun and incredibly beneficial. It's something parents (or caregivers) and children can enjoy together. Sensory play involves the use of the five senses. To babies and toddlers, sensory play comes completely naturally to them as...
For the first time this year, I participated in a shoebox packing party for Operation Christmas Child, and from here on out, my family will forever be a part of this holiday giving experience. Operation Christmas Child was created by Samaritan's...
Here we are once again....the stockings are hung, the Pinterest inspired cookies have been made, ugly sweaters have been donned, the elf has been "shelved" just about 873 times, and you have officially sung aloud to Mariah Carey's "All...
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...
If you are anything like me you really like to teach your kids new things while making it super fun! This way I feel that it will REALLY make an impression on them! So obviously making a celebration of our Presidents...
The new year is here and that means you'll be hearing: "How can you be a better you in the new year?" I’m sure you'll see it as well: non-stop gym membership commercials on TV, advertisements for weight loss and diet centers...
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...
The holiday season has begun! The hustle and bustle of traditions, traveling, gift giving and food preparation makes this season seem like a blur. However, one thing I slow down and focus on during the season is teaching my...
With the New Year upon us, we all have a chance to reset.  Drop the woes of the past year and start fresh.  It brings a time of New Year's Resolutions.  For me, always ends up being time to...
Can you guys believe that it's November already?! I sure can't but I am super excited to decorate for the holidays. I wanted to do a super easy DIY fall wreath for those of you who want to get creative...
It is almost that time of year when all of the big holidays quickly stumble upon us, but I wanted to throw another one at you that is not nearly as popular, but still has a huge purpose. This...
This post is sponsored by the SEA Life Arizona. My opinions are my own and the content below is my honest opinion.  Merry FISHmas to you! If you are like me, then you are on the hunt for stuff for...
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...
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...
This past week my boys and I went to visit Santa at his Headquarters at Scottsdale Fashion Square.  Getting to meet with Santa and talk to him one-on-one is probably one of the most exciting days in a kid's...

Holiday Shopping for a Cause

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Want to get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping while supporting a great cause? The MOMS Club of Phoenix-Happy Valley is holding a fantastic Holiday Boutique tomorrow, Saturday, November 23rd at Foothills Christian Church (Happy Valley and 39th) from...
I think gratitude is something that should and can be practiced year round.  I don't necessarily give gifts just to get a "thanks," but I do notice when people are grateful and it makes me feel a little bit...
Prior to being a parent, I would see my friend's posts with funny photos of Elf on the Shelf, and it seemed like a delightful tradition. However, once I was a parent I realized how much work it entailed,...
Are you use to writing 2013 yet? It always takes me awhile. The end of 2012 was a bit of a whirlwind in our home. As if the craze of holidays wasn't enough, we had two sick kiddos, 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...
Halloween is right around the corner and as enjoyable as the holiday can be, we all know we have to sensibly approach the candy with our kiddos.  We're delving into Halloween candy tips that will be helpful as you...
Halloween is upon us and that means TREATS, TREATS and MORE TREATS! Thus I made a FREE Printable Halloween Treats Sorter for you! Do you feel like I do about candy? I don't like it, I really don't but I'm...
  Art by: Fabulous Fabulous Prints I'm a huge believer of buying local especially during the holidays. As a small business owner of Hazel & May, I appreciate the heart and work that goes into quality handmade products. What I love even more...
For the holidays this year, we will be entertaining out-of-town guests for three out of the four weeks of December. I know... I know... but it's not as bad as it may sound. Two of the guests are my...

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Photographer Guide 2021/22

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We love a good family photo, new baby announcement and even a fun boudoir image. Here are our favorite local photographers to help you...
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