I bet many of you shop for milk just like how I used to shop in the dairy section of the grocery store. I used to just pick the cheapest gallon of milk, or I would pick the one...
Opening Up Lines Of Communication On Differing Opinions One of the most sacred aspects of my job as a mental health therapist, especially when working with teens, is watching a person grapple with new ideas about themselves and their worldview. ...
My son loves to play video games and for years I fought him on this. I was convinced that gaming would make him an antisocial zombie who would hide in his room and that school, friends, family, and life...
I had a very real discussion with a fellow mama friend recently. Our kids are about the same age and she asked me about a social media post I had made on Facebook after the mass shooting and violence...
Dear Soon-to-be Moms, As you prepare to meet the little one you’ve come to know so well inside your womb, I know you’re feeling a combination of excitement, worry, unpreparedness, and anticipation. The truth is, nothing can quite prepare you...
We are excited to announce that the Phoenix Teacher of the Year has been announced!  Mr. Hernandez from Cotton Boll Elementary is our 2022 Phoenix Teacher of the Year! He will be awarded a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Thank you...
You may have heard warnings about “social engineering.” While the term is simply a fancy way of describing fooling people into giving away their personal info online, the repercussions are quite serious.   Examples of social engineering include phishing, which occurs...
Parents raising kids with ADHD are not only trying to raise a child who experiences the world differently, but they also have to dispel the myths and misconceptions about ADHD for others. Like many disorders that are not visible...
We all want our kids to feel good about themselves. We want them to be confident, accepted, and willing to try new things, as well as successfully cope with mistakes and setbacks. That’s all part of self-esteem. Self-esteem is...
Considering using an online therapy site? We’re breaking down all of the most pressing questions people have about virtual therapy Now more than ever, people are recognizing that therapy is an effective way to manage symptoms of several mental health...
Thank you to our campaign sponsors at We Can Do This for supporting Phoenix Moms and the safety of our families. This content was paid for by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To find a COVID-19...
Do you know the next Teacher of the Year?   Teaching is a hard job. We are so incredibly thankful for our local teachers. We have heard countless stories of our teachers' sacrifices, perseverance, and selflessness and want to honor them...
Mother's Day is going to be here before we know it. And if you need to pick out some special Mother's Day gifts for yourself (or drop some hints) or shop for your mother and mother-in-law, we put together...
When my twin girls were 18 months old, for reasons still semi-unclear to me, I decided that trying to teach a twos preschool part-time was a good idea. Really, I did. I would wake up super early to get...
I honestly believe Arizona is the most beautiful home I could ever ask for.  Surrounded by sunlight and warmth, I'm not sure there are many other places I'd rather raise my wildlings.  We rarely spend our days inside and...
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...
Bye bye yoga pants! As I scrolled through my sweet boy's first birthday photos, I sat there staring in disbelief. I racked my brain trying to recall the last 12 months, and I couldn't. I missed it. I was there...
I can’t believe it! My baby is turning five in a few short weeks. This is a huge milestone, not just for her but for me as her mother. Five years ago, I was a completely different person. My priorities...
My mornings look a lot different than they used to. It’s not because I suddenly discovered the secret to getting my kids out the door faster, or because they somehow, miraculously, grew listening ears and peacefully walk their little...
Two years ago I made the almost unbearably painful choice to leave my dream teaching job and become a “stay at home mom” (although these days more like, “stay in the car mom” #justsaying). More seriously: Since the transition...
Living in Phoenix means our hot HOT summers need to be filled with busy camp days for our kids. Because we know, if we don't plan our kids summers, we then become the "camp directors." We also know that...
Full disclosure: I'm not a TikTok user.  My husband will share social media videos of "Bunny" the internet-famous Sheepadoodle who uses assistive technology to "talk" to his owner. My teenage boys converse about the latest trending TikTok memes and dances....
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A Perfect Ten

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At this exact moment, all of the laundry in our family of five is clean. Every. Single. Item. This must be how Mary Lou Retton felt when she scored a perfect 10.  Omg, I am the Mary Lou Retton...
It’s never been harder to keep kids safer online. Ironic, isn’t it? The technology that has provided us more connectivity than ever before also opens digital doors that expose children to all kinds of new risks. The scary truth is...
I want to be a veterinarian. That was exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. That changed when I was in year 2 of college. On academic probation and one more F away from being kicked out...

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