Elizabeth Hertweck

Elizabeth Hertweck
I am a southern girl living in the desert. Can I get a Roll Tide ya'll? I am a wife to Scott and a mama bear to Alex (21) and Nicholas (7). I have a Master's Degree in education and have spent my career teaching children and now I speak and encourage woman in various settings. Jesus, dogs and yoga are life. I am so excited to do mama life with you!
secret language of boys

The Secret Language of Boys: Learning to Really Hear Them

Boy, (noun) noise with dirt on it As a mom of boys I ask you, could there be a more accurate definition? The most spoken language in my household seems to be from a foreign...
wild west

Welcome to the Wild West: Exploring Frontier Town

Living in Arizona, we all know Spring is the best time to get outside and explore the amazing trails and towns within short distance. Mamas, if you are looking for a super fun day...
smart and final sliders

Be Smart for the Final Game: Smart & Final RedZoneRush Giveaway

Are you ready for some football? We are so excited to partner with Smart & Final stores for the BIG game in their Big Game Weekly Giveaway contest on their Instagram stories for the...
you are doing it

You Are Doing it Mama: an Open Letter to All Moms

Dear Mamas, You have made it through one of the most difficult times in your parenting. This last year we were all thrown many curveballs. We cried. We were frustrated. BUT, we adapted. We leaned...
Christmas magic

Hunting For Christmas Magic in the Year of Covid

The most magical time of year for children is the season of Christmas. The excitement of Santa, decorating trees and cookies, and the hopes of some snowfall make Christmas so extraordinary. Most of us...

In Thanks and Giving: Fostering a Practice of Gratitude

Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday. For me, I love a day of celebration where no gifts or party favors are expected. It is a time to gather with loved ones and share in...
mommin' is hard

Mommin’ is Hard; But Please Don’t Fix Me

Mommin' is hard. But, I am about to give you the most freeing statement. You are not responsible for fixing another mama. I mean, does that not deserve a big exhale? Making decisions big and small...

Two Peas, Different Pods: Cultivating Long Lasting Childhood Friendship

As a new mom for the second time almost eight years ago, I hesitantly showed up to a Moms group at my local church. It is something I never entertained before because with my...
resilient kids

The Kids Are Going to Be Okay: Building Resilience in Our Children

Hey mama, I can feel the motherhood collective is heavy with worry and uncertainty. Our worlds have been rocked and parenting at the moment may seem more daunting and overwhelming. My heart hopes you...
perfect day

Perfect Day for a Getaway: Escape to Crescent Moon Ranch

After months of closures and slow re-openings, my mom lifer, Jennie, suggested we throw our boys in the car and escape Phoenix in search of the perfect day away. Our boys were long over...
arizona summer

Arizona Summer is not Cancelled: Moms Unite to Make it Through

My husband was born and raised in San Diego. He told me when school was out for summer, they would call it "June Gloom" because there were overcast skies for the entire month, which...
mother of time

The Mother of All Time: the Areas we Grow as Mothers

Dear Mama, I see you and feel you in this very unexpected and uncharted territory called The Great Quarantine of 2020. You have been called to a level of motherhood maybe you felt not ready...
to market

To Market, To Market: Important Lessons from the Farmer’s Market

I feel very fortunate that even here in Arizona, we have many local farmer's markets that have the most beautiful fresh produce and other products. Growing up in the South, I have so many...
answering all the questions

But Why Mom? Answering ALL the Questions from Toddler to Teen

I don't know about you, but my Albert Einstein of a seven year old asks all the questions. From the time he opens his beautiful green eyes until those long lashes fan him to...