Six and a half years into this gig, and the moment this controlling mama has been dreading all along has come... My baby girl (because really, she is still a baby right??), has discovered the beauty of being self-reliant. And...
Recently, five of my mommy tribe friends and I got away for an amazing, and much needed girl’s weekend. The entire time I kept pinching myself because I could not believe that FIVE moms (all with children between the...
The holiday season has come and gone. I bet there’s a good chance you hired a photographer within the last few months to capture your family for holiday cards. Am I right? Fall is busy season for family photographers and...
Let's get right to it, I am taking a stand this year and ditching the holiday stress, deciding to instead focus on being thankful. With the holidays quickly approaching, stress levels are on the rise. As a kid, I...
North Phoenix Moms Blog is proud to partner with Shipt to bring our readers great information about grocery delivery in Phoenix.  Confession time, I actually like to cook. Phew, there, I said it. But I do, and I actually enjoy...
It's time for another Happy Hostess from me, Jen. This one actually comes from my own archives when my second son turned two and we threw him a Dino Party! This party was "dino-mite" with lots of bright colors and patterns. We...
From the moment I learned that we were having a baby girl, I knew she was going to have a lot of hair and I was going to have some serious fun with it. As a kid, I taught...
On April 22, we celebrate Earth Day. There was a saying in the 90s which I took to heart when I heard it : "Every day should be Earth Day". I totally agree. While I am certainly a work...

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As moms, we are in it together - raising the future. We are a tribe of future makers. So let's support each other." - Marissa Hermer No other job requires as much heart and strength as being a mother. We...
Remember this post from a while back? Stacey was encouraging us to support a local bookstore that was in trouble, and one of our West Valley Mom Blog readers was the lucky winner! Woo hoo! We are SO thrilled...
Having worked in the hotel industry for 20 years, there are a few things I've learned on how to plan a stress-free Mother's Day Brunch. Mother's Day is one of my favorite holidays and a great excuse to host a brunch! When...
Some really disappointing news about the well-being of Arizona’s children came out this week. Our national ranking, which was among the lowest in the country already, dropped another spot from 46th to 47th place. The annual KidsCount Report ranks just...
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...
I have always wanted to do a furniture redo. I think I have 20 something pins on Pinterest alone on different furniture pieces people have redone and the techniques and supplies they have used. I have been thinking of...
I'm always looking for great, healthy eateries to add to our family's dining out repertoire. Now dining out and healthy eating don't always go hand in hand but here are two strategies I use as a mom and nutritionist...
I never expected to be the kind of mom I turned out to be. In fact, I never really dreamed of being a mom at all. I had my career and I loved it (I still do).  I always...
Today we begin our Fall Fun Series! All week we will be posting about things related to and celebrating the changing season; arts & crafts, recipes, home decor, etc! To kick it off, we thought we'd share a few...
Between working, both kids feeling under the weather, teething, laundry, marriage, friendships, and you know… life… sometimes it’s hard to find the time to get certain things done—like baking cookies. I love baking and my three year old daughter...

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I am a Mom of a two and a half year old and a four year old, AND I nanny for two little boys that are the exact same age. I am always trying to think of fun ideas...
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...
Long distance relationships do not work. You gave it the ol’ college try, but you should just break up. We have all heard it, but what happens when said long distance relationship is with your one and only, your...
We are getting ready to move soon, so we have been collecting cardboard boxes from friends, family, and stores.  While I should be busy packing these boxes, I can’t help but look at them and think about all of the...
The Dodge Caravan is as Mom-Friendly As it Gets When it comes to motherhood, not all car manufacturers realize what it takes to make mom’s life easier. From dawn until dusk, and sometimes later, you are on the move: dropping...
Raising children is no easy feat. Sure, it’s been done for generations ... but when you think about how this little human is going to learn how to be a good human from you (and their loved ones), it...

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