I always knew that I wanted to be a mom, but I honestly don’t think I knew just how challenging it would be.   Let’s start with a disclaimer: I have two little boys, who really are the lights...
I didn't choose the minimalist life, the minimalist life chose me. I met my husband when I was seven years old. By the time I was 12 I made it known that I would marry him and no one could...
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....
When I was younger, I remember regularly asking my mom what her favorite age for me was. And her reply was always, I enjoyed you as a baby, but I love the age you are now.” As I sit here today,...
One of my good mom friends and I got to talking about the challenges that parenting can present. We moms are often caught with the feeling that our cups are overflowing, and we are giving all aspects of life...
Learning how to read is a really exciting time for children and parents. Although most children start to learn how to read in elementary school, there are several pre-reading skills that they will need to develop before then. Parents...
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” It’s back to school time! Stores have been packed to the brim with back- to-school items for quite some time now. Students and parents are excitedly navigating through the aisles with...
The life of a modern person no longer appears without such things as a tablet, phone, computer. Children, watching the lives of adults, begin to be interested in gadgets from diapers: since mom and dad pay so much attention...
There are some people who possess the baby whisperer quality, but I somehow missed that one. I have friends who just couldn't wait to have another baby to cuddle and wear in a baby carrier.  All I could think...
Have you opened your fridge, and thought "I have nothing for dinner"? When it’s 100 degrees out and we are busy trying to juggle work, summer camp and fun activities, it is hard for us to spend a lot of...
I am an Illinois native, so summertime in the Midwest is not comparable to these hot summer days that Phoenix brings. Growing up, everyone looked forward to sweet summertime. The magical months between May and August where we can...
It seems like food has always had a negative effect on my body. From a young age I remember telling my parents that hot dogs gave me headaches.  My family chalked it up to me being dramatic. That is...
Finding Purpose Leads To Longer Lives  Do you ever ask yourself what motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?  Having a sense of purpose just might be extending your life. A new study by JAMA, the Journal of...
Tired of begging your children to comply? Want to learn how to trick your kids into helping out more? I distinctly remember the family gathering when I saw my mom convince my then four year old cousin to willingly eat...
Ready to be a mompreneur and work for yourself? Five things you should know before you launch. A few years ago, I left my more-than-full-time corporate job to stay at home and raise my kids (which is still a more-than-full-time...
Recently, I’ve read and heard a lot about the mental load — you know, that invisible 300-pound weight mothers tend to carry around in their heads. Regardless of how we split up or divide chores and duties in our...
The temperatures in Phoenix are climbing higher as summer quickly approaches. For those of us that have kids with summer birthdays, the heat poses a party planning challenge. Below are a few summer birthday party ideas to help  beat...
With summer coming I know that we will all start to dread the high temperatures. The extremely unfortunate truth is that for some children that heat will be deadly. So when is it okay to leave your child in...
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...
Initially, I wanted to write a blog post about how to transition toddlers into their own room from cosleeping. I quickly realized that I am far from an expert in that department. Truthfully, my two-year-old is lying next to...
Happy May ladies! This is our month to shine! With Mother's Day just having passed, warmer weather, and visions of summer vacation dancing in our minds, it's a good month to celebrate ourselves. As moms we know that each...
I recently went on a girls’ weekend getaway with two of my best friends from college. We are all moms now and were in desperate need of some good gab and chill time together, kid free. The second night of...
Summer break is right around the corner and I, for one, can't wait! Call me crazy, but I love being a summer mom. It's not that the school year is all doom and gloom to me but competing with...
There is a lot that goes through a pregnant woman's mind...well, at least in my experience as a pregnant woman. Do I have everything I need for these little humans that are about to become a part of this...
When I was eight years old, my grandmother died from complications due to Lupus. She had been in an assisted living facility in the years leading up to her death and I always remember feeling scared during my visits....

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