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...
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...
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. ...
Do you ever get to bed at night and look back on the day you had and think things like: Only a mother could accomplish all of that…” Boy, they have no idea how lucky they are…” The outcome would...
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...
School is out. It’s hot. I’m feeling lazy and my kiddos are restless. What’s a mom to do? I can only allow my kids to melt their brains with YouTube for so long before I start having Phoenix-Summer mom...
Back in late February/early March my husband was diagnosed with skin cancer in two areas. Even though skin cancer has become common and treatable, it is always scary to hear the word "cancer" especially when coming from a doctor's...
While sitting 9 months pregnant with my feet up, my husband and I shared our concerns, fears, and excitement about being a second time parent. While we know each child can and will be so different, we had a...
There are hundreds of blog posts out there that tell you all the things you need if you are having a baby- especially for those crazy newborn days. Registry sites will bombard you with crazy long lists of things...
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...
It’s true, I think I’ve unwittingly discovered that I love homeschooling. Bleh. What kind of mom ARE you, you say?You can think of me as a tiger mom / hippy mom / free-range mom. Give me allllll the labels,...
After the last few months of home-schooling and stay at home orders, my family is so excited to plan our summer trips. This year is going to look very different from previous summers, but one thing that won't change...

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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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