Jacqueline Simmons

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Jacqueline is a Scottsdale native, married to her high school sweetheart, and new mama to a 6-month old baby girl, Emerson Rose. As a Prenatal and Mommy & Me Yoga instructor at Modern Milk, she is passionate about making health and fitness accessible to every mom. Don't let the "healthy" part fool you though, as she's never one to turn down dessert (preferably chocolate!) She enjoys reading, family walks, chai tea lattes, and is a big believer in the power of positive thought. You can follow more of her musings at Mind Body Mama Blog.

Celebrating Earth Day

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Earth Day is April 22nd and it's a great opportunity to teach your kids about planet Earth! When I was perusing Pinterest to find some Earth Day inspiration, I found a lot of crafts that...

30 Before 30

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                I turn 29 this month…and although I try not to put too much emphasis on a number…I do feel slightly panicked to be in the last year of my twenties. To me, being in my...

Easy Valentine’s Day Treats!

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I am totally one of those moms that fills her Pinterest boards with lots of inspiration for every upcoming holiday, and then fails to make anything once that holiday rolls around. The craftiness gene just...

How To Make a Vision Board

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As the end of January nears, how are you feeling about your New Year's Resolution(s)? Whether your answer is "Ughhhh...." or "Doing Great!" creating a Vision Board for 2016 can help you get back on track...

Strider Balance Bike Review

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I love toys that teach and promote real-life skills and keep my daughter actively engaged, especially in a world that is increasingly saturated with passive activities (i.e. TV, video games, iPads, etc.) Our playroom has things...

Simplifying Christmas with The Gift of Four

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If you’re looking for a way to simplify Christmas gifts, the “Gift of Four” method of giving may be for you and your family! Each child receives 1 want, 1 need, 1 wear, 1...

Attitude of Gratitude

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Leading an “attitude of gratitude” on a daily basis can help you stay grounded, keep things in perspective and, without sounding too dramatic, change your life! By focusing on the positive, you will focus less...

What I Would Have Missed-My Journey with Extended Breastfeeding

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A short disclaimer: Every mom chooses the best form of nourishment for their child-one that works for their body, baby, and lifestyle. This is my personal experience with nursing, one that I wanted to...

Why Vacation When You Can Staycation?

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With the average July temperature in Scottsdale at a 100 degrees Fahrenheit it's easy to understand why most residents head RUN to cooler locales at some point. But, if  you're looking to get away for the...

An Unexpected Visitor: Postpartum Anxiety

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Like most first time parents-to-be, my husband and I read the baby books, took a birth prep class and decorated the nursery according to my Pinterest board. We checked off the checklists and felt confident...

Bobee Sunshine Decal Review

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Full disclosure: Bobee offered me a free Sunshine Decal to review; all opinions are my own. Like most first time moms-to-be, I had our daughter's nursery finished months before she was born. And, like everyone...

5 Mother’s Day Brunch Spots

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Nothing quite says Mother's Day like a delicious brunch with someone else doing the cooking! Add in some world famous sticky buns or a bloody mary cart and it’s the perfect way to start Mom’s...

Gourmet Popcorn Bar {GIVEAWAY}

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Smarty had a Party provided me with the Popcorn Bar Party set for the purpose of this review and giveaway. All opinions are my own. Thank you Smarty had a Party for giving me the...

Keeping It a Secret: Should You Share Your Baby’s Name?

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After announcing you’re pregnant to the world there are inevitably three questions everyone asks you: When is your due date? Are you finding out the gender? Have you thought of any names? Ahh. The name game. Long before my...

4 Blissful Mommy-Baby Yoga Poses

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Practicing yoga with your baby is a great way to strengthen your muscles, relax your mind with breath control, and promote bonding with your little one! To start, you need a yoga mat, should be...