I love my AZ shirts. I especially love the local companies making them. I'm a native Phonecian, so I've always had Arizona pride. Even when I was in college in San Diego, I had an Arizona flag license plate...
It’s true, I think I’ve unwittingly discovered that I love homeschooling. Bleh. What kind of mom ARE you, you say?You can think of me as a tiger mom / hippy mom / free-range mom. Give me allllll the labels,...
Recently, I was at an event where TWELVElittle was showcasing their diaper bags. I was instantly drawn to their colors, designs, and patterns. The table was crowded with people amazed at the unique and thoughtful features the bags have. I...
There are some people who possess the baby whisperer quality, but I somehow missed that one. I have friends who just couldn't wait to have another baby to cuddle and wear in a baby carrier.  All I could think...
Picking up from last week, our three moms continue the conversation about preeclampsia. If you missed it, get caught up here. How did they treat your preeclampsia? Me: I was admitted to the hospital and taken to the postpartum care section....
Between working, both kids feeling under the weather, teething, laundry, marriage, friendships, and you know… life… sometimes it’s hard to find the time to get certain things done—like baking cookies. I love baking and my three year old daughter...
Having a new baby is such an exciting time. I remember spending hours dreaming about finally holding my baby after 9 months of pregnancy. I probably spent just as much time researching exactly what I would need once my...
What if you had the chance to book a trip that would be incredibly memorable for everyone in your family but it meant you and your husband were boarding one plane and your two year old would be jet-setting...

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Fall is finally here! And while we may not get to have the full fall experience here in AZ, it has brought with it (slightly) cooler temperatures, back to school, and of course, pumpkin spice lattes.  Maybe it’s the former...
Are you a stressed mama of a picky baby? The symptoms of a picky eater can be pretty stressful. Your baby might push away the spoon or turn their head from it. They may close their mouth as you...
Another year another market! Guys I can't tell you how much I love attending this event twice annually. It's a day to spend time looking at amazing products that people have spent junking and making beautiful. We wanted to share...
During the most recent Super Bowl, many of the multi-million dollar campaign spots went to the usual suspects....the snack foods, the adult beverages, the soda pop, the feminine hygiene products.....wait, WHAT?!?!? Now that was a curve ball we didn't...
The phrase "New Year, New You" has always been a popular saying when the calendar rolls around to January. It's a time where people choose to create goals for themselves and take control of their future. Many of us...
Enjoy every second. It all goes by so fast!” All of us have probably heard some variation of this quote from the moment we became mothers. And we were probably given this unsolicited advice at our worst possible moments: in the...
Like clockwork, my human alarms created commotion this morning as I lay in bed half awake. I check the time on my phone, convincing myself that it is still too early for my little dudes to be awake. Sure...
It's here! The time we've all been waiting for! We endure the hot summers and sporadic winters for SPRING! Below you'll find spring events in Phoenix for everyone and everything! From date nights, to family events, to girl time...
2019 is gone and I have to say it was great year! Being home with my family to celebrate the beginning of a new year, a new decade, and having my extended family there for my birthday is just...

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Life tends to have its ups and downs. Just when you think everything is great, you may be thrown a curve ball. My oldest is 5 and he has just entered his first year of elementary school. He tends...
If you’re feeling overwhelmed about the amount of information coming out about COVID-19 and the speed at which it’s coming, you are definitely not alone. As a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and associate program director...
Recently, I’ve read and heard a lot about the mental load — you know, that invisible 300-pound weight mothers tend to carry around in their heads. Regardless of how we split up or divide chores and duties in our...
She needs a hat!” I can still remember the woman last October who yelled at my husband and me as we walked past her with our baby. Our daughter was 7 months old at the time and we were taking...
Summer is upon us and if you’re like me, the thought and reality of triple digit temperatures makes you want to escape to a cool, dark place until it’s over (see you in October!). Add a summer birthday party...
Big Daddy Kane said it best “Pumpin' ain't easy”... Ok maybe he actually said pimpin' but obviously he hasn't attempted to extract milk from his nipples at all hours of the day or night (and sometimes in the most...
Yes, I hit the unfriend button and have zero regrets. Let me start by saying, if you have a healthy relationship with your mother then this statement is probably a bit shocking. I imagine some women thinking to themselves,...
Love at furst sight We got our dog the week before our wedding ... obviously we weren’t thinking very clearly! We had been wanting a dog for a few years and when we saw her, we just knew she had...

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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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