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...
Are you a stressed mama of a picky baby? The symptoms of a picky eater can be pretty stressful. Your baby might push away the spoon or turn their head from it. They may close their mouth as you...
Two weeks on the road is not a normal classroom, but then again, 2020 is not a normal year. Two girls, my mom, a dog and I packed up into a Dodge Caravan and headed northeast. Road trip classroom...
Each year I am determined to try to keep our family's immune systems as supported as possible.  There is no doubt we are going to be exposed to something, but I hope my family's immune systems are strong to fight...
There’s no question that the middle school and high school years are tough, for both kids and parents. It's arguably more important than ever to have open channels of communication with our youth, as one in six children have a...
Right after I married my husband I got the same piece of marriage advice from multiple friends and family members...  Wait a little why to start having kids."  At the time I was a little annoyed.  Did they think I wouldn't...
Orthodontic treatment can be accomplished at any age, but many parents find it difficult to determine the best time to start the process. Our partners at Dunn Orthodontics are helping all of us explore the benefits of seeking orthodontic...
This year is definitely going to look different than previous Fall seasons, but there is no reason we all shouldn't celebrate the cooler temperatures after making it through the hottest summer ever. Time to pack up the fam (and...
Dear Public Library: I know it has been obvious for quite some time that I have strong feelings for you. OK, I'll admit it, I love you. When it comes to places to go with my kids, you were always...
Raising a daughter in this day and age is invigorating as much as it is terrifying. We’re in the midst of a female revolution. Women are choosing to set their own beauty standards and those standards range anywhere from...
We all had that moment before we were parents - sitting in a restaurant or doctor's office silently judging parents whose kids were having a tantrum or playing on an iPad. In our minds we envisioned our perfect children,...
In 2020, technology has only become more prevalent with the switch to online learning. New high-tech gaming systems like the PlayStation 5 entice bored kids and frustrated parents who’ll do anything to keep them entertained. Now, with in-person classes...
As hard as you try to teach your children good manners and remind them hundreds of times to say the magic words, you should keep on trudging, as there are benefits. Helping young children learn appropriate, polite and considerate behavior enables...
Is it me or did disciplining your children become a topic parents have been taught to fear? I mean, when did saying "no" to your children become something parent's shouldn't do?  The amount of red tape around disciplining children...
The post 'Five Tips to Make the Most of Video Chats' first appeared on Zero to Three. Thank you for sharing this excellent advice with us. Video chatting with apps such as FaceTime and Skype is a great way for...
Are you thinking about getting braces or clear aligners for your child, you may be curious about which orthodontic treatment options are available and make the most sense for your family? Did you know that more teens, pre-teens and...
Going from being a college athlete to a mom was a huge shift for me. I lost the competition and began to realize the only competition I had now was myself. I'm hard on myself, like most women and...
The start to this school year, like the end to the last school year, is going to be a little strange. I know I'm not the only parent feeling overwhelmed with how different it will be and with the...
Life is hard. I mean when you sit down and think about it, we face many challenging situations in our lifetime. Once I became a mom, I experienced not only my own difficult hardships, but I feel it when...
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The doctor said it would take six weeks for my body to heal after having a baby. My work told me that after 12 weeks (unpaid) I would be ready to return to come back full-time. The actress I...
In an effort to get our kids exposed to as much outdoor time as possible, we’ve been gathering with another family to explore our own AZ backyard! The hardest part about getting outside in the summer is the dang heat!...
Picking up from last week, our three moms continue the conversation about preeclampsia. If you missed it, get caught up here. How did they treat your preeclampsia? Me: I was admitted to the hospital and taken to the postpartum care section....
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...
It is the season of life for me where a lot of my friends are getting pregnant and having babies. During the last few months two of my friends, days apart in their due date, were expecting little boys...
Spending the mornings with my daughter is the highlight of my day. I adore spending time with my 15-month-old and watching her grow in this magical time in her life. She’s only going to be this little once; I...

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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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