Lately, I've been letting mom brain get the best of me at night.  I lie in bed thinking about all the things I need to do.  I think about all the things I didn't do.  I think about all...
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...

News Bites for Busy Moms

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Despite the record breaking rainfall, here are some other things happening this week... Apple's Big Week Apple will make a few big announcements tomorrow. In fact, a mysterious windowless building has popped up in Cupertino, California. The Apple rumor mill says it will...

DIY-Metal Lamp REDO

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I'm back again this month with another DIY post. Like I said last month, I am in the beginning stages of updating my house and getting out of boxes. I showed you how to transfer a piece of furniture...
I love America, food, friends, and fireworks, which naturally means that the Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. One thing I really appreciate about this holiday is that it’s easy. Celebrating usually means a low-key BBQ...
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...
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...
I have never met a mom who enjoys pumping. The results of pumping? Yes. The act of pumping? NO. (If you're out there, no shame and good for you... but can you let me know your secret?!) Today, I...
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...
My kid hates school and the best thing I ever did was stop trying to change his mind.  I stopped trying to convince him that school was great or had value… and I started really listening. What was it...
On August 19, 2015 I finally made it public on Facebook that I had been suffering from postpartum depression and anxiety since the birth of my beautiful daughter. Here was my post: About a year ago I finally got help...
As Christmas fast approaches we are sharing a few of our favorite companies with our readers. OiOi is right up there because they keep us organized while looking super chic! A personal/mommy goal of mine is to always be...
Parenting comes with pressure. I mean if the Duchess of Cambridge can admit to “experiencing a lack of confidence and feelings of ignorance under the pressures of being a perfect parent”—then we ‘normal’ moms don’t really stand a chance....

Girl, Wash Your Sheets

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I was recently sucked into a Self Magazine article, Here’s How Often You Should Really Be Washing Your Sheets. On one hand I was very curious, but on the other I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to know...
February is Black History Month; a time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans, their impact on American history, and to educate our children about racism, discrimination, and bias. This month’s book round up focuses on children’s picture books that...
Well it happened. Fall is here. World Market released their new Pumpkin Spice coffee beans, saying "it's never too early to enjoy fall flavors." I've already seen Christmas decorations up at Hobby Lobby, and signs going up for where...
After five pregnancy losses and years of failed fertility treatments, my journey to parenthood felt hopeless. The pain, grief, and loneliness I was experiencing felt too much to bear. It seemed everyone around me was celebrating carefree, successful pregnancies...
Hi West Valley Moms! It's warming up! Time to break out the swimsuits and popsicles, right? We're already seeing lots of chatter on Instagram about our warm weather. If you're new around here West Valley Moms is on Instagram! Instagram is a fun...
First, I want you to know that this will not be an alarming post. That isn’t the point. You can read on knowing that my goal is to help us all remain calm while helping our families navigate the...
Two local doctors are thrilled to be back doing what they love, Drs. Matt and Courtney Dunn – giving Phoenix and Scottsdale area residents a reason to smile! The experienced team at Dunn Orthodontics is committed to preserving a...
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...
About 9 years ago, my now 10 year old daughter almost lost her thumb. She was a great sleeper, but one particular night she woke up on and off throughout the entire night. My husband and I would take...

National Siblings Day!

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Most of us got 'em and a lot of us even like 'em! Your siblings are your first friends and possibly even your first bullies but at the end of the day there is always love in your heart...
Turning my home into a preschool and a space of learning was not on my radar in any way shape or form before March. In fact, I’ve spent most of my time figuring out how to get consistent help...
    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,...

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