Understanding How Your Motivators Drive You I often hear people say that they are "self-sabotagers." They use this term to explain perceived failures such as procrastinating work projects, failed romantic relationships, dieting mishaps, or unmet plans. These self-defeating behaviors can...
It's completely normal to get nervous or worked up about things out of our control or over important life changes and events. However, about 40 million Americans live with an anxiety disorder, which is more than the occasional worry...
Spring is right around the corner and is the perfect time to reevaluate your wellness in a variety of ways. You may consider wellness to be eating right, hydrating, and exercising, but there is so much more to it!...
Spring break is a time to relax and de-stress. It is meant for students of all ages to recharge and get ready for the last semester of the school year. If you’re planning on traveling during spring break but...
  From time to time I find myself staring into my kid’s closet and thinking ‘How am I ever going to organize this mess?!’ Light Bulb Moment I got the idea to make it kid conducive. First I removed everything and I...
We all know that sticking to our New Year's resolutions isn't easy. Some of us may quit on our goals after a couple of days while others quit weeks later. It may seem discouraging and stressful, but it is...
December has a reputation for being a stressful month no matter what holiday you celebrate. Adding an elaborate agenda to accomplish in December will only send your household into a tailspin and your blood pressure through the roof. The...
The investment you make to improve a smile is the most important money you will ever spend to boost your child’s self-confidence. North Phoenix Moms' partners at Dunn Orthodontics believe finances shouldn’t stand between your child and a great...
The spread of Covid-19 has demanded the majority of working moms to work from home. To some it seems like a breeze, but in reality it can be extremely stressful. I have been working from home for the past...
  "There Are Some Things You Learn Best In Calm, & Some In Storm" - Willa Cather My family lived in South Carolina when I was a teenager.  Many years, during hurricane season, a tropical storm would strengthen, and our community...
Babies' first birthdays are always bittersweet. We get to celebrate a beautiful milestone and accept that our baby is no longer a tiny baby! Their birthdays can also be stressful. From choosing their first birthday outfit to deciding whether...
Back in late February/early March my husband was diagnosed with skin cancer in two areas. Even though skin cancer has become common and treatable, it is always scary to hear the word "cancer" especially when coming from a doctor's...
Are you an "over-apologizer?" Do you say sorry for things that aren’t your fault or don’t actually require forgiveness?  The other day I met a friend for lunch.  She was running about 15 minutes behind schedule.  When she arrived, she...
My family loves Disneyland, Disney movies, Disney+, Disney songs, etc. If you are like me, you may be going through Disneyland withdrawals. We are itching to go back and anxiously awaiting the day that they re-open and we can...
“There is never enough time.” “I cannot do it all.” “Time flies.” “I wish time would slow down.” As a mom, it feels like you are either pulled in a million directions all at once and may be overwhelmed or burned out or...
More moms are asking their kid's orthodontist about Invisalign for themselves. We all want to take care of ourselves. Braces and Invisalign aren't just for kids anymore. More and more people are getting braces or doing Invisalign as an adult. Braces,...
At this point, you have probably seen an adorable baby wearing a white helmet when you have been out and about. This helpful helmet is called a DOC Band, and my 6 month old little guy is currently sporting...
Every year I create a bucket list of sorts. This year I’ve entitled it, “39 things Wendie will do while 39.” 2020 is a great motivator because not only is it a New Year and a new decade, but...
Can You Hear Me Now? My Child Is Begging For A Cell Phone! I vividly remember when I started the campaign to get my own phone in my room.  I was a child of the 80's. The idea of sitting...
I want to share how my family says no to the holiday crazy and chaos. I used to run around like a crazy lady this time of year, cramming in all the things, barely sleeping, being insanely stressed, and still...
Ugh, moving is the worst. Even in the best of circumstances moving really is the pits. Add in two kids under 4, and you’ve got a tiring, long, few weeks on your hands. Even with just a 3 mile move...
Everywhere you look  the "Christmas Creep" is happening. Holiday music is hitting the radio, decorations are going up and stores are all in full-blown Christmas mode. The holidays, and related expenses, are approaching whether you're ready or not. Having...
A common question many parents have is when should your child start seeing the dentist? Every child develops at different rates, but most children typically start getting teeth between the ages of 6-8 months. Surprisingly, cavities can be detected in...
It’s October. Fall is in the air. The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are changing, and Pumpkin Spice flavored everything has hit the shelves. But wait—scratch that one about the leaves changing—Phoenix doesn’t do fall foliage. And, now that...
I am a big fan of Trader Joe's. A lot of my weekly meals for my family include Trader Joe's products. I live for their fall launch every year, and I stock up on my family's favorites. I think...

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