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...
Have you thought about hiring a nanny but aren’t quite sure where to start? Hesitant to pay a hefty agency placement fee but find yourself avoiding Care.com too? Have you hired a nanny before and it just didn’t work...
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....
I'm normally one to sit down and reflect and try to find connections and go 'deep' when I write. Maybe it's the change in seasons as we head into spring, or the seriousness that surrounds us everywhere else in...
As a Prenatal and Mommy & Me Yoga instructor I love supporting women on their journey of motherhood, and postpartum wellness is a passion of mine!  During a new mom’s recovery period, special focus and attention should be placed...
No matter if it’s your first baby, or fourth, taking care of a new baby is difficult. Exhaustion, mom guilt, older siblings, and daily responsibilities tend to monopolize a new mom’s attention, putting her postpartum care on the back...
Big Daddy Kane said it best “Pumpin' ain't easy”... Ok maybe he actually said pimpin' but obviously he hasn't attempted to extract milk from his nipples at all hours of the day or night (and sometimes in the most...
We are thrilled to share all the amazing details for  Bloom :: An Event For New and Expecting Moms!   Bloom :: An Event for New and Expecting Moms is presented by North Phoenix Moms Blog, barre3 Paradise Valley + North Scottsdale and City...
Bloom Recap: An Event For New and Expecting Moms At the end of spring we celebrated new and expecting moms in the community with one of our largest events, Bloom.  It was hosted at Barre3 in North Scottsdale and included...
Pregnant and wondering if it's safe to use self-tanning products? This guide will address if self-tanners are safe enough for pregnant women, what to look for when shopping for self-tanner, and a list of some of the best self-tanners...
Did you attend Bloom: An Event for New and Expecting Moms this year?  We cannot get over all the love for mamas and community that is so apparent at this incredible event! If you attended, or are thinking about attending...
Having a baby is a really beautiful journey. From hearing the heartbeat for the first time to finally holding your beautiful baby after nine long months, it's magical. But then, the baby is born and we begin the postpartum recovery period....
Dear Best Friend, Hi. Remember me? I'm the one who used to go out with you on Thursday nights, we would drink a bottle of wine after work, talk, giggle and stumble home to our husbands afterwards. I'm the one...
Our culture has terms for the beginning (pubescence) and the end (menopause) of a woman's reproductive life, but the transition to motherhood, matrescence, has been largely ignored. The anthropologist Dana Raphael first coined this term in the 70's and...
I'm going to get a little more personal than I usually like to get. And it's probably going to get a little awkward. With a title that has the word "boobs" in it, you'd think it might be fun,...
I never thought I would be a parent who reads parenting books. They obviously never appealed to me before I was a parent, and now I’m dropping them in my Amazon cart like they are cookbooks or kitchen tools. You...
The North Phoenix Moms Blog Family Directory is LIVE and we are so excited to share it with you!  We are thrilled to be able to connect YOU, our readers, with incredible businesses in various areas that we regularly...
Last month's topic of matresence, the transition to motherhood that women experience upon having a child, leads nicely into the topic of postpartum health and wellness, another area that is often ignored in medicine. Even without much planning, the...
In the midst of motherhood, I find myself often facing a tug of war between feeling like I’ve failed and feeling like I’ve won the freaking Olympics. Often times, I’ll celebrate something in the moment and then reflect overthink...
Having a new baby is such an exciting time. I remember spending hours dreaming about finally holding my baby after 9 months of pregnancy. I probably spent just as much time researching exactly what I would need once my...
New Baby, New Body All you have to do is type #postpartum or #postpartumbody and be prepared for the onslaught of images of the remarkable weight loss body comparison pictures. It leaves me to wonder, are all of these images...
Many couples are blindsided when they have difficulty getting pregnant after a successful first pregnancy. Secondary infertility refers to difficulty getting pregnant after the birth of one or more babies and affects over 3 million couples in the US...
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...
Photo Credit: Jumping Cholla Photography When I was pregnant for the first time four years ago, like most first time moms, I spent a considerable amount of time during my pregnancy thinking about my ideal birth plan. One big question I...
One of the most exciting things in preparing for my babies was getting their nurseries ready for their sweet arrival. When I was pregnant with our first child my husband and I were clueless regarding what we were going to need to...

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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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