I think we all can agree that a one year old baby would be happy with an empty cardboard box or a toilet paper roll for their birthday. Heck, even my five and two-year-old were entertained for an hour...
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...
Mamas, I have to be honest with you... I consider myself a recovering perfectionist, but I can still get sucked down the "plan a perfect summer" rabbit hole. While we have plenty of good standby activities for staying cool...
Like most moms, I wear about a zillion hats a day: Wife, Mom, Yoga Instructor, Small Business Owner, Toddler Negotiator (ha!) ... the list goes on and on! Needless to say, I'm always on the lookout for ways to...

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Alright, so fall is technically here, although you could have fooled me, Phoenix. I'm eagerly waiting some crisp air and changing of the leaves so I can justify all my baking, drink warm, yummy drinks, and wear my boots....
A letter to my surprise baby, I remember when your daddy and I first started talking about having kids. We were so young, hopeful and naive. We didn’t know about pregnancy complications, congenital defects, infertility and infant loss. And slowly...

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I write this today, feeling like no longer a mother of an infant, but a full fledged toddler. It changed in an instant it seems, and now I am desperate for tips, tricks, book recommendations. I feel like I...
The National Education Association’s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that encourages every child in every community at every reading level to celebrate the importance and love of reading on March 2, which also...
Happy Wednesday, everyone! If you are anything like me, you like to stay on top of what is going on in the world, but don't have the time to read CNN throughout the day. I make an effort to check...
Preschool, I am such a fan! My daughter started last year in the 2's class, and she is continuing on to the 3's while my son starts his first year as well. It is an exciting, yet nerve-wracking time...
Last summer, when I found out I was pregnant with our third child, amidst the excitement and nausea, I was already dreading the sleepless nights caused by the 2am feedings I remember so well from our previous children. Our...
In April 2017, my youngest child was born and so began maternity leave. While it had been over 3 years since I had last taken maternity leave, I knew that it could go by in the blink of an...
Like any "good" mother I meticulously plan ahead of time all the school functions.  I get the school calendar at the beginning of the year and write all the dates in my personal planner.  I plan vacations around holidays...
Oh my goodness, mamas, last year was hard. I can’t be the only one holding my breath hoping that it will end soon. Some days, the duration of this season just feels too hard.If there is anything 2020 highlighted...
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...
A few years ago I met a man who completely swept me off my feet.  He was everything I had hoped and dreamed for in a husband.  He was tall, handsome, kind, dedicated to work, took care of his...
I am that typical, wanderlust filled chick. I am the woman that would get a tattoo of the world, or the mountains, or ocean, or all three! I love traveling. My husband and I have both traveled far and...
Is it just me or does it seem like everyone is pregnant? It’s not like there is a season for pregnancy or baby showers, but baby fever seems to be in the air and that means baby showers galore!...
It's been so fun reading all of the birth stories!  My most recent birth story happened to take place almost 16 years ago, which seems so long ago, however;  reading all of these great stories took my right back...
We have some exciting news at North Phoenix Moms Blog!  NPhxMB now has a new team of owners! The owners at Scottsdale Moms Blog are excited to take over ownership at North Phoenix Moms Blog as of TODAY!! First, we want...
Have you opened your fridge, and thought "I have nothing for dinner"? When it’s 100 degrees out and we are busy trying to juggle work, summer camp and fun activities, it is hard for us to spend a lot of...
One of the biggest surprises for my husband and me, when we entered parenthood, was the sticker shock of the cost of daycare. Nobody warned us that we would be paying almost the equivalent to a second mortgage for...
It's spring conference season- whether you have already had meetings with your kids' teachers or are getting ready for them, I want to admit to you that I cried at school conferences again... in fact, I have cried at...
Can you believe summer break is coming to an end and it's time for our kids to head back to school already?!  Get ready for an awesome school year and get a sneak peek of Children's Learning Adventure's preschool...
During the most recent Super Bowl, many of the multi-million dollar campaign spots went to the usual suspects....the snack foods, the adult beverages, the soda pop, the feminine hygiene products.....wait, WHAT?!?!? Now that was a curve ball we didn't...

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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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