We often associate stress with adulthood, but our youth face plenty of challenges and changes. In fact, the American Psychological Association reports 42% of youth experience stress, but feel they don't have the tools to manage it effectively. In...
Covid really brought to the forefront the need for technology as a means to safely communicate from a distance. Luckily there has always been a need for it and there are so many things out there you can use...
Take a breath from school supply organizing because rise-and-shine meal help is on the way! Keep reading for my top three back-to-school breakfast ideas that your little ones (and not so little ones) will love. Along with the obvious excitement...
  It's that time of year again...Back To School and Sports Physicals  You know the end of summer break. When everyone starts shopping for school clothes and supplies. To me this time of year means sports physical rush. Most of my experience...
Have you ever heard another parent say something so simple but so powerful that you knew you’d hide it away in your heart forever? My friend Jessica was talking about being a mother to boys and the sweet love...
The first major addition to our household was our dog, Waldo. The memory of driving home with our new little puppy in my lap always brings a smile to my face. He taught my husband and me how to...
Sharing is caring! https://youtu.be/UohFy2cbDW4   For me, microschool is a relatively new term. I began hearing the term as schools went online last year. I’ve watched friends choose this pod-style of learning and love it. Their children are thriving, and parents have...
Women and moms with a ton of responsibilities often find it difficult to make it to the gym every day. But the good news is that you can bring the gym home with the simplest yet highly efficient home...
Strollers, diaper bags, diapers, clothes, cute clothes… but what about the mother that is being birthed? The most often overlooked aspect to preparing for motherhood is the massive spiritual and psychological shift that occurs as we transition from maiden...
Mamas, I have to be honest with you... I consider myself a recovering perfectionist, but I can still get sucked down the "plan a perfect summer" rabbit hole. While we have plenty of good standby activities for staying cool...
Feeling like you have mom brain years after your precious little angels were born? What if your tiny tyrants aren't to blame for your foggy noggin? What if the culprit would be traced back to your phone and many...
Covid has really increased the time we spend in our house. Being constantly in the house with a baby and a four year old has been rough. My house was getting messy more often and I was struggling to...
When I moved to the Valley in my 20s, I noticed all the browns of the surrounding mountains and asked, "where are the colors?" I wasn't accustomed to a desert landscape. But over time, I've learned that winter hides...
Sweet, exhausted, resilient mamas, we did it! We survived what might be the hardest school year in living memory. As far as I'm concerned, we all deserve a giant graduation party. So imagine with me if you will that...
The daily grind becomes a bit overwhelming, wouldn't you agree? Our day to day always looks so simple when you lie down and think about the coming day. You need to get the kids to school, run a few...
People go to great lengths to give their children the leading edge when it comes to education and playing sports: moving across the country, hiring the best tutors and trainers, enrolling in the most rigorous academic programs. If you...
Last year, my oldest son came home from school with a big grin on his face. "Mom, I get to pick my own project at school. They are giving us time to do something called a 'passion project.' It's...
"April Showers, Brings May Flowers" April 17th 2021 is Husband Appreciation Day. wives don’t worry our day is September 19, 2021. And though there is a specific day for it, we can learn to celebrate each other all year long....
Mother's Day is going to be here before we know it. And if you need to pick out something special for yourself (or drop some hints) or shop for your mother and mother-in-law, we put together a comprehensive list...
Summer is coming and a poolside cooler of ice cold hard seltzers is the only outdoor activity that I look forward to when the temperatures are 110+ degrees. There is a new hard seltzer on the market called Sparkling Ice...
There might be many times you hide from your children. Like when you have a monstrous candy bar and you want to enjoy it without sharing. Yes, we’ve all been there, lying down in the tub with the lights...
To my son's future spouse, We haven't met prior to me writing this letter, but there are some things I think we need to discuss. As a mom to two indescribable boys, there has been a lot I've thought about...
Living in Phoenix means our hot HOT summers need to be filled with busy camp days for our kids. Because we know, if we don't plan our kids summers, we then become the "camp directors." We know that finding...
Easter is just a few weeks away and we all know what that means....lots of chocolate bunnies, plastic grass everywhere and jelly beans. Here are a few new ideas of other items to put in those Easter Baskets.   Tweet tweet,...
I was SO ready for 2021. A new year with lots of positive change and forward progress. And then I woke up on January 1st, January 2nd, 3rd, and everything felt the same...because it was. I’m used to the...

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It's almost Fall and the weather will begin to cool down and of course the pumpkin patches will be opening up. Enjoying the pumpkin...
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