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...
It's that time of year when the weather starts to cool down and our minds quickly turn to capturing the annual family photo.  If you're like me, it's an ongoing battle to come up with something new.  There are so...
Throwing a kids birthday party can be stressful enough.  There are so many things to think about with planning and preparing.  Sometimes making sure those things get captured in photographs are last minute thoughts. Being a mom first and photographer...
Double or Nothing                 Double or nothing does not apply when having twins. You need some things, but do you really need double? Sure, having double matching everything is cute, but is it...
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...
Budgeting. Debt. Finances. Have you started sweating yet? If you’re like most people, you are probably feeling uncomfortable just reading those words. Money can be a tough subject for most people, and throw in marriage and a few kids and it...

Saving School Memories

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For the very first time as a mom, I went school shopping for my little one. He just turned three, and let’s just say, this whole preschool thing is very emotional. Every time we do something, even the tiniest...

Juicing Is The New Black

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      Heather Stevens, mommy of two and co-founder of the glittering Gleamsters, is talking to us today about the benefits of juicing for their family. So I’m sure you’ve seen the juicing and smoothie trend as another here today gone tomorrow fad! I...
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...

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Do you follow us on Pinterest? We have all sorts of fun ideas pinned; from kid's activities, to DIY home ideas, to recipes, to fashion. Come follow along. Click here to find out Pinterest page. And to make this post fun,...
School choice for your child is a huge decision, whether it be their first school or their next school. Some of us get lucky. We stumble into schools that end up being a perfectly fine fit for our own kiddos by...
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...
During a midnight nursing session I lazily scrolled Facebook until I saw a post that caught my eye. “Pray for Vegas” was all it said, but I knew right away it was bad, a feared tragedy. A few more...
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...
After squeezing a tiny human out of what you used to recognize as your vagina, it's tough for you to even begin to imagine intimacy. The "honeymoon phase" of sex after marriage is all about romance, lingerie, and late nights...
March and April give us two more opportunities to celebrate with our kids: St. Patrick’s Day and Easter. Along with the joy these celebrations can bring, there’s also the chance that your child may ask if leprechauns and the...

Breakfast Just for Mom

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  Like most households, mornings are busy for us. We are rushing to get the kids fed and ready for their designated locations for the day—school, daycare, playdate, etc. Mornings that are filled with debates over who is wearing what...
If you are like me, your phone is glued to you. We may not like all that technology has become, but we all admit we can't live without it. I have been trying to use my phone not just...
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...
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...
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Bubble Bath Safety

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We all know that bubble baths help get the body clean and add a little fun to the routine, but are they always safe? Certain bubble bath products contain unsafe ingredients that can irritate your child's skin. The safety...
It is officially the holiday season. Thanksgiving is behind us and the next month or so brings promise of days filled with family gatherings, lengthy shopping and errand trips, and travel to see loved ones near and far. Even...
Self-care is a trending topic amongst women, particularly mothers, right now. It’s common to see friends and fellow mamas post images of their spa day or shopping spree in the name of #selfcare. On occasion, we dig deeper and...
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...
It’s pretty easy to pick out a gift for a first time mom.  I would never think of veering away from the all-encompassing baby registry which I know the expecting mom spent so many hours pondering on the BuyBuyBaby...

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