So, I was watching an episode of “The Worst Case Scenario: With Bear Grylls” where Bear’s SUV breaks down in the desert during a road trip.  In true Bear Grylls fashion, he proceeds to tell everyone how to survive...
I have two daughters.  Both are strong willed.  For those that know me well, this is not surprising. I’m sure my parents chuckle every time they think about it. My older daughter is focused, driven and particular. She is the...
Most Thursday mornings, you’ll find me doing one of my favorite weekly rituals...shopping at estate sales. I live in Surprise, practically next door to Sun City where there is a gold mine of vintage treasures hidden away in...
Most women (if not ALL women) can name at least a few symptoms that may occur with pregnancy, BUT I guarantee you, only a small amount can name symptoms of 'stegnancy'. Yes, that's right... stegnancy, or better known as...
{Joy} I love watching Reagan learn new skills!  Eating solid food is no exception.  I was surprised to learn that chewing is intuitive and that she learns so much just by watching someone else do it.  Amazing. I started her...
As all of you mom's know, living in the valley can wreck havoc on our skin. The dust, the dry air, the heat, (the hormones!) did I mention the HEAT? Skin is the largest organ of the body, and...
(Joy:) My inspiration for this weeks S vs. J episode came from my garbage disposal. I have a knack for, shall we say, "over-exerting," my little friend down in the drain. I have called upon my man, several times to...
Whenever I meet someone with twins, I immediately feel as if I'm speaking to a superhuman.  I can hardly imagine juggling two little beans all day - every day.  I get just a little glimpse into this feat when...
There are days that we block out of our memory.  I’m not sure whether it’s by God’s grace that we forget, or whether trauma causes our body to produce some type of hormone that erases, or at least significantly...
Today we're so excited to be starting a brand-spankin' NEW SERIES on SMB - Steph vs. Joy.  We're going to take a little break from Fri Date Night and give you a little glimpse into our own homes and...
Check out Joy's guest post on My Daily Tantrum!  Here's a little sneak peak: The most difficult, the thing that goes against conventional wisdom and community planning, is getting out of the house and being apart of our community. Think about...
mom·sen·se (mɒm sens) noun 1.  practical motherly intelligence that is sensible or reasonable 2. a mother’s mental discernment, realization, or recognition  – She has momsense. OR She used her momsense to determine that something was amiss.   ~~~~   The past few weeks we've looked growing your...
I watch both Reagan and Nora on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  I've figured out how to wrangle them for small outings like this one.  I grabbed two dresses, a blanket, a stroller and a camera to get these sweet little...
Do you Promise to tell the Tooth the Whole Tooth and Nothing but the Tooth? My 5 year old daughter lost a tooth.  She wiggled and squirmed and bobbed as she pulled her bottom lip aside to show me that...
There was a time, not so very long ago, when a woman fell pregnant she immediately adorned a muumuu.  And she never stopped.  According to Wikipedia: “Muumuus are also popular as maternity gowns and with obese people because they...
Hi! I’m Kimberly Bee (kb) from Kimberly Jarman Studios, a couture photography boutique specializing in portraits and weddings. I’m honored to be guest blogging on such a wonderful online resource for mamas just like myself! The Kimberly Jarman team...
mom·sen·se (mɒm sens) noun 1.  practical motherly intelligence that is sensible or reasonable 2. a mother’s mental discernment, realization, or recognition  – She has momsense.  OR She used her momsense to determine that something was amiss. What if, you weren't able to participate in regular social...
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Every city has characteristics that stand out and unite its citizens.  As a Scottsdale Mom, I'm sure you can relate to these 7 Wonders of Scottsdale:  1. Cyclists everywhere - all the time - They come in all shapes, but most of them...
"Don't reinvent the wheel." I love this little pearl of wisdom.  I assume that at any point in my life, anything that I am attempting, someone, somewhere has figured out how to do it better, quicker, with more creativity or...
Breastfeeding isn't for the faint of heart. Though it is one of the most womanly and nurturing acts a woman can do, it is also challenging and tiring. A woman who chooses to breastfeed will do well to study up, seek support and remain determined.

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