Oh my goodness, mamas, last year was hard. I can’t be the only one holding my breath hoping that it will end soon. Some days, the duration of this season just feels too hard.If there is anything 2020 highlighted...
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...

When Did I Get So Old?

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As I begin to creep on my 32nd birthday, I am realizing that I am now a version of "old" to the younger generations. Don't get me wrong, I feel young. I still don't know what I am doing...
February is the month of L O V E! And, although that usually means Valentine’s Day and celebrating your significant other, I am going to offer an alternative cultural tradition: radical self love! What if you spend the whole month...
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."  Socrates Well here it is.  2016.  A new year.  Full of hopes and dreams and lists of all the...
Before I had my daughter, I didn't have many friends. I worked a lot and spent most of my non-working hours with my husband. We had some couple friends here and there and I had some friends through work,...
Poetry huh Well, I sat down to write about National Poetry Month. They say it is in April. I looked at the calendar and a date stood out immediately. No, it wasn’t a holiday. It was the day I said...
“Is my child ready for preschool school?” If you’re the parent of a young child, or children, chances are you’ve asked yourself this question. We all want to make sure we’re giving our children every advantage and opportunity we can....
While volunteering at the 1st grade Christmas party not too long in the distance past, I was chatting with a few moms when this flew out of my mouth: Why did I try so hard when they won’t even...
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...
We got hit hard this season with colds and sinus infections, but we’re finally all mended. Does anyone else feel like they get energy or perspective after a sickness? It’s like you forget what healthy feels like, and once...
Last summer, when I found out I was pregnant with our third child, amidst the excitement and nausea, I was already dreading the sleepless nights caused by the 2am feedings I remember so well from our previous children. Our...
Getting married and having children at a young age was something I always wanted. We were surrounded by people I love at our wedding with nine bridesmaids, nine groomsmen, and nearly 300 guests. All of our family and friends...
Years ago, I attended a blogging conference and one of the presenters was Rachel Martin. I had followed her blog, Finding Joy, for years. You've probably read her posts. She has a beautiful, vulnerable way of writing about motherhood...
It seems like food has always had a negative effect on my body. From a young age I remember telling my parents that hot dogs gave me headaches.  My family chalked it up to me being dramatic. That is...
The Hubbs and I get one date night a month. So I was thrilled when the opportunity to see an advanced screening of The Art of Racing in the Rain fell on date night this month. Grandma was already...
A 7pm bedtime… what?! I’m sure you are thinking I’m crazy! And you know what, I just may be... But I seriously I love 7pm bedtime for my kids. I’ve always been pretty scheduled in general; I use a paper...

News Bites for Busy Moms

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Nursing Mom Settles with TSA Here’s a win for nursing moms… A California mother who was stopped at Phoenix Sky Harbor over breast milk has settled a lawsuit with the Transportation Security Administration for $75,000. In 2010, TSA agents told Stacey...
While I was aware of LEGOLAND Discovery Center at Arizona Mills, I never thought about going there because LEGOs weren’t our “thing.” But as it turns out, when a boy turns four, LEGOs are THE toy to have. Slowly...
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...
Just recently I have been trying to declutter and simplify our home.  In an interest of full disclosure, I jumped on The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, bandwagon—it’s a great read. There are, however, just somethings I cannot get rid of.   We...
The other night in the middle of dinner, I had a breakdown. I had been feeling it coming on for a few days, but tried to push it aside... that is until I couldn’t anymore. I started crying hysterically....

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