Good Monday morning! I hope you had a wonderful long holiday weekend with your families. I know I did. The weather was awesome! In fact, it was so nice on Saturday morning that I went hiking with my sister...
A clean house doesn’t have to seem like such a chore. Let’s get right to it, during the holidays people tend to “pop over” either on short notice or no notice at all, and the last thing we want...
My kid hates school and the best thing I ever did was stop trying to change his mind.  I stopped trying to convince him that school was great or had value… and I started really listening. What was it...
What MOM is going to say no to an organic skincare mask? Relaxing, hydrating, calming, anti-aging. Hello, all the things I want at the end of my day! Here is a quick all natural DIY pumpkin mask with only...
I don't know about you, but I'm not a big fan of change. Change is inevitable, but it takes me a while sometimes to adjust to it and feel at ease. October through December is my favorite time of...
I had the opportunity to go on a family vacation this summer with my son and husband. We traveled by car, for about 6 hours, and were gone for 3 days. As this is our first baby, we weren’t...
Talking to Your Teen about Underage Drinking Guest Post by Halley McIntyre - Program Manager at Mothers Against Drunk Driving Arizona An ounce of preparation, as Ben Franklin so wisely noted, truly is worth a pound of cure. This fundamental idea...
Mommy shame. It’s been around since the beginning of time, and will probably be around until the end of time. Being a "good mom," I’ve always considered myself someone who would not mommy shame. I say things like "fed...
Today we are partnering with Childhelp to share a post written by Deborah Pshebniski, Char Hubble and Erika Monroe-Williams.  These women are moms themselves and spend time working on various events in Arizona to raise funding for great causes.  Today,...
We all make mistakes as moms or do things we're not proud of. It's so important to stick together and be honest with each other. I'm taking this post to do just that with some honest confessions that I...
I've been contemplating on how to start this post all day. The shooting that recently occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida was horrific to say the least, and as a mom and a teacher, my hearts...
Are you a stressed mama of a picky baby? The symptoms of a picky eater can be pretty stressful. Your baby might push away the spoon or turn their head from it. They may close their mouth as you...
If you are new to sunny Phoenix—welcome! If you are a new mom—congratulations! Chances are that if you are reading this, you are starting your preparations for surviving the sweltering Arizona summer heat with kiddos. Hopefully you have been...
Have you heard of the adorable organic baby clothing line, Pickle Peas? They're an innovative company that has thought of a cute way to make a bib part of your outfit in cute and fun ways, and the best part...
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...
Happy New Year West Valley Moms! Ready for another great year? If you're new around here West Valley Moms is on Instagram! Instagram is a fun and easy way to share pictures with your friends and family, all from the convenience of your...
I am a teacher, and my husband is an internet sales manager for a local car dealership. I have Saturdays and Sundays off. He has an "unconventional" schedule with random days off and sometimes works well past the kids'...
We are excited to announce that the Phoenix Teacher of the Year has been announced!  Mr. Hernandez from Cotton Boll Elementary is our 2022 Phoenix Teacher of the Year! He will be awarded a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Thank you...

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I hope y'all had a great weekend! I certainly did with the start of Shark Week! The first couple of episodes were amazing! In all, 13 new shows will debut this week. Can't wait! OdySea Aquarium Opening Next Year Lucky for...
I saw this idea on Pinterest a while back. I planned on being a serious DIY-er and making my play-doh from scratch, but yeah....like that was going to happen!  Between my two girls, the other children I watch during...
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...
With a two year old and a seven month old I’d say I’ve experienced enough pregnancy for a lifetime. I spent Thanksgiving and Christmas pregnant two years in a row ... something I probably wouldn’t wish on anyone, and...

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Over the summer I started making these smoothies when I noticed my son started eating everything but his veggies. I want to make sure he eats well, and I while I will always offer veggies with meals, I also...
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, I wanted to take a moment to recognize all those hard-working, hard-loving moms out there that give their all on the daily. But most of all, on this day, I want to share my...
I had this thought in my head about the many hats people wear. We all have at least one hat, but many of us have way more than we have counted. How often do you think about the person...

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