When I was a child, I grew up smack dab in the middle of Phoenix.  We had a small backyard, a couple of dogs, and a couple of cats.  No farm animals.  Never in a million years did I...
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...
Please don’t panic! It’s just word play, mostly. I am purely here to educate, and hopefully encourage. See, I had expectations about nursing. We all do, expectations are women’s expertise. I saw myself snuggling that sweet baby, feeding those...
Every year I write a letter to my daughter on her birthday. What follows is an excerpt from the most recent letter, written for her sixth birthday. Wow, six years old. My little baby is six years old. To be clear, that...
Sweet, exhausted, resilient mamas, we did it! We survived what might be the hardest school year in living memory. As far as I'm concerned, we all deserve a giant graduation party. So imagine with me if you will that...
Phoenix Moms is all about supporting women in every stage of motherhood. Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times, but COVID-19 restrictions and concerns can lead to missed appointments, additional stress, anxiety and depression. In fact, more than half...
Air quality is an important factor in our day-to-day health. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), poor indoor air quality can have a profound effect on health. Health effects of poor indoor air quality include: ● Irritation of the eyes, nose,...
Technically it is a heating pad, but really with all this homemade love put into it, I cannot help but think of it as a hug. Think about it- you are cold or hurting- do you really want to...

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...
If your kids are similar to mine, their two favorite types of chicken are either the dinosaur chicken nuggets that you buy in the frozen section at your favorite grocery store, or Chick-fil-A nuggets. I have tried offering several...
There is a new service in town that is guaranteed to save you time and make your life just a little bit easier! I don't know about you, but laundry is the WORST job in the house. I really don't...
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 a first time kindergarten mom. I have no clue what I am doing, and I cried like a baby on my son's first day of school. We are almost a month into his kindergarten career, and I...
This summer, Ellie (my 3 year old) got to take her first dance class! She dances around the house NON-STOP so I figured it was time ;) I did quite a bit of looking around to find a great...
Friends, this is a bizarre and challenging time we are facing in our world. With it comes a myriad of emotions that, if we aren’t careful, can have us spiraling into an abyss of grief and depression. I know...
We were designed for community. We need each other. As moms, having a community of support to celebrate with and commiserate with is so important. We were not meant to do this job alone. No mom is an island.  But...
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!...
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...
We have all had the days ... the days where you feel like you're going to wake up and conquer the world, and, well, it just doesn't go that way. AT ALL.  I had one of these days recently....
  Once my son turned one, the idea of having another kid slowly crept in. It started with admiration on the cuteness of other babies, to wanting to hold babies, to wanting to smell babies, to friends getting pregnant, to...
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,...
I've always been a major nudist. I'll skinny dip in the middle of the day and walk around the house in broad daylight without any clothes on at all. I'm not sure why I've been like this my entire...

Halloween Craft Roundup

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I love doing crafts with my daughter, Little E. We especially love crafts that are tied to holidays. Halloween crafts are particularly fun. They are easy, and there are so many great ideas out there. I wanted to share...
The infamous words that every parent supposedly gets the right to use when they cross the bridge into parenthood - "Why not? Because I said so." Done. That's it. Our kids are supposed to hear this and just take...

Mom’s Night Out Recap!

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  We had such a fun time connecting with so many of you local moms Monday night. It's so fun to be able to visit together and make new friends! This blog is all about trying to make our BIG...

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Car Seat Cooler {Beat the Heat with this DIY for Less}

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Summer is now in full force and with our temps already hitting 120 degrees (seriously?!) we are all experiencing first hand how brutal the...

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