Let me start off by saying I believe "fed is best" when it comes to any baby, whether that is breast milk or formula. For me, I was blessed to have a great milk supply with both my children,...
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...
There are times in life when it's good to stop and reflect. Today is one of those days! We thought we'd give you, our readers, the why behind what we do on this little ol' blog. We know that as...
The Yoga Hangout Yoga. I'm already rocking the pants on a regular basis, so might as well actually take a class, right? Okay, I have done yoga in the past but it's been a while. It can be tricky to fit...
Happy Independence Day, all! E and I are excited to be on summer break, as it is giving us some time to work on crafts together again. Here are some we did to celebrate the 4th of July! First, we...
Once upon a time, two young and busy Chicago professionals welcomed beautiful and healthy twin baby girls. This month those baby girls turn eight, and as on all of their birthdays, it has me thinking a lot about the...
  Want your photos on your phone to really make an impact?! We are guessing your answer is YES! So many of us rely on our camera phone these days because, let's face it, a DSLR is great but it's...
Memories are what make us who we are. They shape us, mold us, help us make decisions, can make us laugh, and make us cry. Memories are so important to us. They are part of who we are. I recently...
Happy World Breastfeeding Week! I love reading blog posts and any information I can get my hands on about breastfeeding, so this is a fun week for me. Also having been around the block a few times with it...
Where once a baby lay, now a toddler stands... This afternoon as you awoke from your nap, still half-asleep, you sat your precious little body next to mine on the couch; and as you slowly sunk into the cushions...

Thankfulness Photo Challenge

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  It's November and you know what that means? Thankfulness I've seen so many posts on Facebook or other social media platforms about 30 day challenges to speak, write or say what you are thankful for everyday in the month of November....
It's been so fun reading all of the birth stories!  My most recent birth story happened to take place almost 16 years ago, which seems so long ago, however;  reading all of these great stories took my right back...
These homemade lotion bars are easy to make with as little as three ingredients and work great on dry skin; especially dry, cracked heals.  They are perfect for our sandal weather that we'll be having for the next many...
As a Mom of two GIRLS we have our momens of HIGH emotion responses and struggles for my daughters to get along! Though we don't experince the wrestling, punching, hitting aggresive behavior, we still endure the loud shrieks, crys,...
Do you have a student in high school? If so, the conversation around the dinner table may likely be about your kid's next steps - will they continue on and pursue further education, join the military, go on a...
We have some exciting news at North Phoenix Moms Blog!  NPhxMB now has a new team of owners! The owners at Scottsdale Moms Blog are excited to take over ownership at North Phoenix Moms Blog as of TODAY!! First, we want...
As a woman and a mother, the trending #MeToo hashtag is both eye opening and heartbreaking. So many women, so much pain. I am the mother of two young boys, ages 4 and 1, and I am bound and...
Can you picture your life without social media? I was in a 5th grade classroom the other day and the students were having a discussion about how different life is now compared to life during the Colonial Time period. They...

Time to Punk Your Pantry

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It's time.  Time to punk your pantry. Something about a new year gets us all amped up to make huge changes in our lives. Unfortunately, that excitement often turns to frustration well before we even get all those holiday...
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...
Two weeks after I gave birth, I found myself checked back into the hospital. But, this time, my husband checked me into a psychiatric facility and my newborn daughter wasn’t allowed to visit me. Instead, my husband brought printed...
Video Gaming Then & Now I remember when my family got our video gaming console in the 1980s. I grew up in a small town in Indiana, where summers were for running around outdoors, but the winters could be brutally...
This year, as back to school looms, I'm challenging myself, and any mom who finds themselves always saying yes, to just. say. no. How many moms have had a chance to see Bad Moms? I recently took a much needed mommy break,...
Hi West Valley Moms! It's time for an update of West Valley Moms on Instagram! We missed our Instagram post last month, this season can be crazy, right?! It's top on our list to take a step back and...
Always tell the truth. That is what we tell our kiddos isn't it? Be honest and open and don't lie. Lies hurt people....sometimes lies hurt ourselves.  So why is it that so often a double standard exists? We hide...

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