Welcoming my Twins

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The majority of pregnancies with multiples start getting "exciting" much sooner than those of singletons.  Because of this, my story needs a little intro leading up to their actual birth.  It was definitely a difficult time in my life,...
Before we announce the winner, I wanted to extend a special offer from Malia B Photography!  Even if you were not the winner of the newborn session give-a-way, you still can have a chance to have a session with...
Our daughter went to second grade yesterday. It really does just seem like yesterday that I held her scrunchy little newborn self in my arms and couldn’t imagine that time would exist outside that moment. While time escaped us,...

Struggling for Glory

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I was due with my second child the day this blog was launched (10 weeks ago to be exact). Honestly, I anticipated this second birth with a good bit of fear and trepidation. My first birth was fast, intense,...
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...
It was two days before my due date. My belly swollen, feet tired, and that anxiety that only the last few days of pregnancy can bring, I was ready for Elijah, our second born child, to arrive. I had...

Welcoming Ayva

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  OK, where do I begin? I guess I’ll start with a little background on my pregnancy with Ayva first.  The first trimester was rough, lots of morning sickness (or what should be called all-the-time sickness).  I lost a bit...
Most moms I know call the birth of their children the happiest day of their lives- I can't agree more. I met my older daughter on a beautiful, bright morning in the middle of the most gut wrenching time...
Corbin’s Birth Story My second baby was born in November 2011. It was a boy, and we’d already picked the name Corbin. I was planning to do a VBAC- my first baby, my daughter Madeleine, had been a scheduled C-section...

My Birth Story

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I am honored to share my birth story, because even though to me it may seem very "plain" or "normal", I know every birth experience is very different and special to each mother. I had my son in the hospital....
One of the first big milestones in a baby's life is getting to try real food.  As a parent, there are a few options to consider with baby food, with the main one being:  Do you buy or make...
Last month I wrote about picking our battles and this month, after successfully completing my first Tough Mudder and bring my oldest the orange headband I promised her, I've decided to offer up 10 ways to win when it...

DIY-Metal Lamp REDO

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I'm back again this month with another DIY post. Like I said last month, I am in the beginning stages of updating my house and getting out of boxes. I showed you how to transfer a piece of furniture...
Anyone who follows me on Pinterest has probably noticed the glut of classroom-related pins clogging up their feed (sorry!). It's that time of year again- the weeks of nightmares about class, frantic perusals of Target ads for deals, and...
Just a quick reminder, today is the last day to receive an awesome discount from Dream Photography Studio! Don't miss out! Stacey did all of our photos for this blog and we couldn't have been happier with the results. She is...
Join us this Thursday for our bi-weekly play date at Westgate Splash Pad! We will be there at 10:00am (when the fountains turn on) and stay until 11:30 or so. Here  are some directions: Located at Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue From...
  As I was sitting with my niece enjoying some frozen yogurt, I realized how independent this little girl is getting.  Earlier in the evening, before we went out for our frozen treat, we painted toe nails where she had...
Every mom needs a friend or two.  Me, I have been so blessed in my friendships. I have so many types of friendships with so many different types of wonderful women. Last weekend I spent some glorious girl time...
Boy, has it been hot and sticky or what? We are trying to stay inside as much as possible, unless we are in the pool of course!  My almost 2 year old is becoming bored with our inside activities...
                (pictured above are my four different-language-speaking children!) I'm not talking about English, Spanish, French, or Chinese. What I'm speaking of is love languages. Over the years I have studied and learned what my husband and each of my children's love languages...
Dirty dishes. Dirty house. Piles of laundry. Toys everywhere. Messy kids. Nothing for dinner. Kids whining. Impatient, and honestly a little bored. Ever have those days??? Those days leave me overall stressed out and feeling pretty defeated. Those days are...
First of all, Happy 4th of July! I hope that you are able to spend your day with family and friends! Well, last month we did a quick intro around Instagram. If you don't know already, Instagram is a fun and easy...
Did you just finish the Reading Rainbow theme song? Did ya? Did ya? Did ya? (What the HECK is with the dog turning into the star, BTW?) Well, after having the privilege of fist-bumping LeVar Burton at Phoenix Comicon this May,...
After living a very full and memorable 5 years in Seattle, WA we moved back to Phoenix to experience the hottest August on record last year. Most days, I miss that green, wet, angsty, environmentally friendly, granola city and...
We can't believe it has already been 1 month since we launched this blog! We have so enjoyed reading all your comments, connecting with you on Facebook, and even meeting some of you via playdates. We are looking forward...

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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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