I am the smelliest sweaty Betty you are likely to meet. I work out regularly and I live in Phoenix, which might as well be the same as living on the face of the sun in the summertime. Needless...
I didn't choose the minimalist life, the minimalist life chose me. I met my husband when I was seven years old. By the time I was 12 I made it known that I would marry him and no one could...
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...
Finding childcare can be a nightmare. Luckily, a friend told me about Caribou and right after signing up, I was matched with stay-at-home moms (SAHMs) in my area who were ready to help out.  What’s the sign up process like? Getting...
Microschools are gaining popularity in the Phoenix area as families search for flexibility due to the pandemic and the ever-changing variants. While some parents prefer remote learning in the current COVID-19 climate, others are seeking schooling options elsewhere. Micro...
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...
Are you planning or preparing for a new baby to join your family soon? Did you know it’s never too early to start participating in North Phoenix Mom’s Blog Events? As an expecting first time mom I was on...
This week has not been an easy one for people living in the United States. Regardless of political affiliation, religious beliefs or social background we’ve all come face to face with a very real and very ugly side of...
We’ve always seemed to have a successful bedtime routine until recently. Our two boys, ages 6 and 3, have really changed over the years and it was time to adapt our bedtime routine. Each night we did the usual routine...
  As I was sitting with my niece enjoying some frozen yogurt, I realized how independent this little girl is getting.  Earlier in the evening, before we went out for our frozen treat, we painted toe nails where she had...
  With Sweet R in preschool 2 days a week, I am starting to get familiar with how the next 20+ years are going to go.... I LOVE seeing how much each day. There are already little cliques and groups...
Thanksgiving is a time of gathering, gratitude, and celebration. Hosting a successful Thanksgiving can seem like a daunting task, but with a little planning and preparation, you can create a memorable and enjoyable experience for your loved ones. Here...
The holidays are a trying time for anyone as they bring many more demands and many more stresses. Albeit, they are worth it to experience great moments in our lives with our families and friends. As a single mom,...
Have you visited the The Herb Box recently? They have some great new summer menu items that you are going to want to try. The Herb Box is one of our favorite Arizona restaurants. The house made sweet potato...

Valentine Inspired DIY’s

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I came across some adorable Valentine inspired DIY projects that I wanted to share this week. Any of them would make an adorable addition to your home as well as a heartfelt gift to someone special this Valentine's Day. Heart...
We are excited to be partnering up with Expect More Arizona to bring you a post all about keeping your child's brain sharp throughout the summer! Did you know that the average child loses two and a half months...
Okay, I should clarify; I didn't make my husband (a grown man), do anything to his body that he didn't want done.  However,  I did have to convince him hardcore about the benefits of a vasectomy procedure (mainly the...
We are in the midst of an unprecedented health crisis. Life disruptions and uncertainty related to the COVID-19 outbreak have us understandably anxious. If you or your children are feeling stressed, these resources will help. Talking with your child about...
We recently took a family vacation in and around Arizona and it was amazing! Be sure to read my recent post on how to travel with kids here, because this is the perfect vacation to bring your kids on....
About one month ago, Malka Rodal and I started speaking about possibly organizing a space in my home. Immediately, the master bedroom closet jumped out as what I wanted to tackle. I know that we all have busy lives...
Heading to Preschool or Daycare School is right around the corner (if not here already!) for all of us, and if you're mom to a little one (like I am), it could mean a first school day experience at preschool...
In an effort to get our kids exposed to as much outdoor time as possible, we’ve been gathering with another family to explore our own AZ backyard! The hardest part about getting outside in the summer is the dang heat!...
There is something special about spending time with your grandparents as a child. Maybe it’s a combination of the lenient rules, all the time spent playing or those delicious homemade treats. Whatever the reason, it is just plain old...

Dear Daughter

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Tears well in my eyes as I glance into your room and find you asleep, half on & half off your bed, in your usual nap position. It all began with an hour and 40 minutes of “trying” to...
School choice for your child is a huge decision, whether it be their first school or their next school. Some of us get lucky. We stumble into schools that end up being a perfectly fine fit for our own kiddos by...

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Spring Training Dining Deals

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Play ball! Spring Training is around the corner in Arizona and these Valley restaurants are serving home-run deals to celebrate! Streets of New York -...

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