On April 22, we celebrate Earth Day. There was a saying in the 90s which I took to heart when I heard it : "Every day should be Earth Day". I totally agree. While I am certainly a work...
A few times a year I get the urge to  "clean up" of my everyday routines. Maybe it's because I get bored, or feel like my skin/body/hair routine needs a little oomph. Maybe it's just because it's spring time...
Ellie (3 years old): "Where are we going?" Me: "I told you -  the market." Ellie: "We passed it already!" Me: "Oh . . . yeah. We are going to an outdoor market. Uh. . . we are going to...
My daughter, my first born, did not get her first tooth until she was 16 months old. As much as I adored that pink gummy smile, at some point, I was pretty certain I was going to have to...

STYLE: Lovely lashes

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I've mentioned before that I'm not a huge makeup person...Now, let me clarify. I don't have a ton of makeup. I don't wear a ton of makeup. But, I do have several FAVORITE items that I love and wear...

DIY: Homemade Candles

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Every year we try and think of a thoughtful, yet inexpensive gift to get all the people in our lives like teachers, dance instructors, neighbors, and friends. The list is usually long, so we've learned that if we make...

STYLE: Bath Salt DIY

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Today we have a simple DIY from local AZ mom + photographer Jessica Flecky of Flecky Fotography. As you can see here, Jessica offers up a easy + awesome DIY that any of us moms can do! Take the time to...

STYLE: Fall Lip Color

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I'm honestly not a huge makeup person, but recently I have become a fan of adding and changing my lipstick or gloss. A pop of color on the lips can really change your look, and it's about the most...
I began my transition to “homemade life” several years back, but it’s taken me quite awhile to attempt the deodorant. I switched to all natural deodorant years ago, but was never satisfied. I tried lots of brands (Toms, Jasons,...
  We are so excited to be teaming up with Sara Borghaus of the Lemon Droppers and offering a Young Living Essential Oils giveaway!!! Have you used these amazing all natural oils before?  They are a life changer!  Young Living produces...
  When it comes to childbirth, one thing that we can all agree on, is that it is an intensely personal experience (in more ways than one). Additionally, we all know that there is absolutely no way to anticipate the...
Some bits on breastfeeding: OH HAPPY DAY ERR MONTH: Happy National Breastfeeding Awareness Month to all our breastfeeding mamas (much love to those who choose not to or can't) it's such a beautiful experience. I myself pumped with my first...
So I'm sure you all remember that dreaded well-check appointment...the one when the pediatrician tells you that your baby will start to bud teeth soon. They say usually around 6 months or so that you will notice drooling and...
    Hello fabulous mommas!  Welcome to the first Fashion & Beauty Friday of the new North Phoenix Moms Blog!   Recently, Birchbox sent me a bottle of Agave Healing Oil, which is an oil treatment for hair.  If you don't know about Birchbox,...
Coconut oil is becoming more and more of a widely used product.  It has become a staple in many households for a variety of reasons.  Coconut oil is such a versatile substance that can be used in lots of...
Red Noses, Dry Skin, Chapped Lips Oh my! Here in Phoenix, we don't get the blustery winters that many places around our country do, but man does it get dry in the winters, especially for those few short months when...
Summer is here and in full swing...heat and even quite a bit of humidity lately for us Phoenicians.  The sun, heat, humidity, and chlorine that this time of year brings can leave your hair not looking its best.  I...

Meatless Monday

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I eat a mostly vegetarian diet. Yes, I am an "almost vegetarian" who occasionally eats meat. For the most part, only seafood makes it into my diet (I love my sushi!). I cook vegetarian meals at home and occasionally splurge...
Honey has tons of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that make it great for our bodies, inside and out.  It has been said that Cleopatra used honey to keep her skin looking beautiful.  Many of you know the health benefits...
Wow, isn’t it amazing how fast money seems to go these days, especially when you have kids?  Our family is currently watching our pennies very closely, and sometimes it seems like the effort to save money is another part-time...
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...
I find as a mother, or maybe just as a woman, I tend to overanalyze, over plan, over think...  I compare myself to others who appear (via their social media updates and pictures) to have lives that are easier, more exciting,...
I have to admit, that we don't buy baby food. With both of our girls we have decided to just feed our babies what we eat (appropriate to their chewing and swallowing abilities). So, I'm not an expert on...
Who says you can't garden in the desert? I planted my first fall garden in Phoenix in 2011. I honestly didn't do much research, just went to a local nursery, picked up some small plants according to what sounded...
Last Friday, I shared the Mommébox subscription with you.  I showed you what was in the December Mommébox and today I am going to share with you what the January box included!  If you missed the first post, click...

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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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