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....
Almost a year ago I wrote a post for the North Phoenix Moms Blog, This is Why My Son Will be Redshirting Kindergarten. At the time I felt certain in the decision we made for our August baby, but...

How to Live on One Income

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When my husband and I found out we were expecting a baby, our first conversation revolved around the possibility of me staying home, meaning we would be living as a single income family. We didn’t come to a conclusion...
Having worked in the hotel industry for 20 years, there are a few things I've learned on how to plan a stress-free Mother's Day Brunch. Mother's Day is one of my favorite holidays and a great excuse to host a brunch! When...
As a parent, I wish for nothing more than my children to never have to go through anything trying or challenging.  I naturally want them to have more than I have, I don’t want them to have to struggle...
Bye bye yoga pants! As I scrolled through my sweet boy's first birthday photos, I sat there staring in disbelief. I racked my brain trying to recall the last 12 months, and I couldn't. I missed it. I was there...
Keeping our children safe in cars is probably one of the most important health-related issues that parents, grandparents and caregivers face. From the moment we take our newborn on their first car ride until the day we FINALLY give...
March in Phoenix is truly a little slice of heaven. The weather is gorgeous - sunshine for days but chilly enough for a light sweater at night. Trees and flowers begin to grow beautiful blossoms - my allergies don't approve,...
“Honey, let’s get a dog! It will protect us, inspire us to get more exercise, and be a wonderful companion when we have kids!” That was me six years ago. “Don’t do it! You will regret it! Having a pet...

Self-Care: We Need It

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self-care /ˌselfˈker/ Noun the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health.  the practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress. Self-care is something that can be difficult—and...
About one month ago, Malka Rodal and I started speaking about possibly organizing a space in my home. Immediately, the master bedroom closet jumped out as what I wanted to tackle. I know that we all have busy lives...
I  wish I had a room in my house for crafting with a dedicated space to use for a gift wrapping station. But sadly, I do not, so all these hodge-podge items end up shoved in drawers, closets and...
Flying with young babies and/or toddlers can present a challenge. In addition, there is always the added stress and anxiety when it comes to traveling with young ones. My first time flying with my twin boys, they were six...
Throughout the year, it’s nice to have an indoor escape that you can seek out with your kids in tow. One of my family’s favorite places for this is the Arizona Science Center. In June of 2016, we purchased...
Handing the car keys to your teenager for the first time can be downright scary. I know. It happened to me! Not only did I have to trust my new teen driver behind the wheel to make good choices,...
Last week, we had the opportunity to attend the MassMutual #FutureSmart event in downtown Phoenix. Over 3000 middle school children were invited to the Phoenix Suns' Talking Stick Arena to learn all about how to plan for a successful...
If you followed along with my post last month, you know that I embarked on a “no spend” January.  Let me tell you, I ended up getting a lot more out of it than I thought I would!  I...
I'm not a dieter and I'm not really into resolutions. I just don't feel like I can ever make either work for me.   So, here are a couple of my tips, that I try to practice, for eating better all...

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Fourth of July Events In Phoenix and Around Arizona

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We are so excited for the Fourth of July Events In Phoenix and Around Arizona! Here is a list that will hopefully help you...
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