Parenting can be tough and tiring, but there are also many joys.  The problem is sometimes the joys can be overshadowed by all the hard work, especially in the first years.  One of my besties has twin babies, and...
fighting the mom funk

Fighting the Mom Funk

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Motherhood can be overwhelming. All consuming. Debilitating. One moment your life is your own, your body is your own, your time is your own. Then the next thing you know, you have a baby and are thrown into a...
Can you believe another year has come and gone so quickly?  As we look ahead to the new year and say goodbye to the old, we proudly share the best of 2017 with you. We hope no matter which phase...
I am the smelliest sweaty Betty you are likely to meet. I work out regularly and I live in Phoenix, which might as well be the same as living on the face of the sun in the summertime. Needless...
I follow a mom on Instagram who recently lost her young baby to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It was a complete and total tragedy, but one that plagues the mind with endless questions of whether or not it could...
One night shortly after the birth of our firstborn child, my husband threw me a curve ball: What would happen to our baby if something happened to us? This sleep-deprived and bleary-eyed new mama wanted nothing to do with the...
Hello. I'm Coral and I'm insane.  At least that's how I feel. I went from being the organization queen to drowning in my own sea of laundry. Let me ask you, how does someone who only owns 30 items of...
Over the past few years, I have made many decisions about how to spend my time.  Growing up, I was always busy with excelled classes in school, extracurricular activities, dance classes at least four days a week, and teaching...
Even though summer may be on the out, as back to school starts, we're still certainly experiencing summer weather and we've all tried every way possible to cool off.  These are a few of my favorite frozen treats for kids,...

Welcoming Ayva

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  OK, where do I begin? I guess I’ll start with a little background on my pregnancy with Ayva first.  The first trimester was rough, lots of morning sickness (or what should be called all-the-time sickness).  I lost a bit...

Soup Night Wednesday

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It's Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, and whether or not you are hosting for the big meal tomorrow, chances are you don't feel like cooking (and cleaning up) an entire meal for dinner. We have a fun and festive solution... Many...
So, I guess fall is coming. You could have fooled me, but according to the calendar, October is just around the corner, and hopefully temps will be dropping soon. I really need this to happen for my sanity. We moved...
Among the many people you are buying gifts for this holiday season, be sure your children’s teachers are on the list. This is a perfect opportunity to show your appreciation for the love and wisdom they share with their...
Finding Purpose Leads To Longer Lives  Do you ever ask yourself what motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?  Having a sense of purpose just might be extending your life. A new study by JAMA, the Journal of...
Dear Tiny (and funny) Valentines- Pink hearts, candy, flowers.....tis' the season of love and romance (don't worry, you don't need to know what that word means yet...) and as some will say, the greatest of all "Hallmark Holidays" is upon...
At a happy hour a few weeks ago, I was talking with some of my girlfriends. In between bites of bruschetta and sips of white wine, we had one of the funniest conversations I've ever been a part of. We...
It’s that time again, where school bells ring and parents sing. Or at least that is what I feel I’m supposed to be doing when I hand my kid off for her first year of kindergarten. If you browse...
April is Month of the Military Child. Military children are pretty great! There are approximately 1 million active duty service members in the United States and about 2 million military children. One of them lives at my house. While being a...
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...
Throughout the year, it’s nice to have an indoor escape that you can seek out with your kids in tow. One of my family’s favorite places for this is the Arizona Science Center. In June of 2016, we purchased...
Valentine's Day is approaching and we are neck-deep in the candy-laden holidays that began way back on Halloween. While your kids might have visions of chalky conversation hearts dancing in their heads, I want to chat about a sweet...

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...
You see them everywhere with their catchy sayings, witty humor, and baby announcements, but have you ever thought about making a letterboard of your own? Well, I did and here I will tell you exactly how I did it......
The irony that this blog post on procrastination has sitting in my "ideas" file for months, just waiting for me to put the final touches on it is not lost on me. Other, more pressing topics have caused the...
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...

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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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