If you have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), you may have a difficult time getting pregnant. But, it is not impossible to conceive with PCOS. In fact, by following the recommendations below, you can increase your chances of a successful...
We are so excited to announce that an amazing group of local sponsors has come along beside us and donated to create a generous gift basket for our 'Thank You to the Helpers' winner! Generous gifts for our winner $20...
By Kris Smooke, Owner/Instructor Tiny Hands Learning About Baby Signs Wouldn’t it be great if you had a window into your baby’s thoughts and growing personality? Actually, you do! Open up the lines of communication with your baby using signs that...
Thank you to the helpers - the helpers, the front line workers, the essential workers... There are so many names that we could call you, but there are two important words that must be said. Thank you. Thank you for risking...
My littlest one likes to play out in the front yard.  I always feel that in order for him to play out front, I need to put on a bra and it’s probably a good idea to at least...
I am loving cooking with my 6 year old during quarantine. It helps me give her some special one on one time while also getting stuff done! Recently eat2explore offered our team the opportunity to sample their boxes and...
If you are planning a wedding, have you seen Basic Invite's unique and completely customizable wedding invitation templates? Wedding planning is stressful enough, but Basic Invite makes selecting your invitation, customizing it for your big day and sending it...
I found easy DIY home projects delivered locally curbside.  This is so helpful for us now that we are staying home more. DIY crafts give us something to do too during this difficult time. But they do not come...
Being a mom during these times is so exhausting. We are suddenly full time cooks, teachers, house cleaners, activity coordinators, and expert online shoppers. Managing our household has now been taken to a level I don't think any of...
There is nothing more my kids like then getting their own mail.  This time around, my five year old son, Michael, got his own package, a MEandMine Fish Out Germs playset. By following the directions, we were able to...
Each year, we bring a collection of tried and true products that our mother's love in our thoughtfully curated Mother's Day Gift Guide! You might notice some products on the list that we bring to you over and over,...
As a mom of five, I was sure I was alone when one of my children suffered from constipation. None of my other children experienced this, so this was new territory for me. We tried diet changes, medications recommended by...
**This post on sitter safety first appeared on Trusting Connections, December 21,2018** When it comes to the safety and well-being of children, one can never be too cautious. We recognize that not all families are able or wanting to use an...
Every year, my family looks forward to a day at the Arizona Renaissance Festival! If you have never been before, it is such a fun event. It is incredibly kid friendly and always a good time! The kids love watching...
As a busy mom do you often forget to "do something for yourself?" This is the perfect time of the year to make a resolution to do something that makes you feel good! Whether it be getting to the...
I was 16 and a junior in high school. I was in the middle of performing in a school production for a play when my Mom asked me if I wanted to stay in a hotel for the night....
The story of my life is that I always forget to do stuff, like take a family picture.  Then around November when the rest of the world who got their act together in plenty of time are all ordering...
Last week, I felt like a rockstar. I tried out LaundryCare for the first time. I usually run the washer every morning and do a 2nd load at nap time. Some days, I run a 3rd load of towels...
This week, my three boys, husband and I headed off to HGTV's Santa HQ at Scottsdale Fashion Square.   Nothing brings greater giddiness to my sons than getting to see Santa every year.  What will they ask for? What will...
Holiday Gift Guide 2019 Shopping for the holidays can be tough! We are here to help you find all of the gifts for everyone on your nice list! Also follow us on Instagram because we are hosting a 12 Days of Instagram giveaway...
I am a firm believer in keeping things simple and classic for the holidays.  This weekend, I had the opportunity to visit photographer Desirae and her rustic Christmas truck photo set up.  In previous years, my family has worked with...
Do you know of a family in need or crisis as we enter the holiday season? Nominate them today and help make the holidays a little brighter by partnering with Trusting Connections in their seventh annual Help-A-Home holiday charity...
A common question many parents have is when should their child first visit the dentist. Although everyone develops at different rates, most children typically start getting teeth between the ages of 6-8 months. Some may find it surprising that cavities...
I love family dinnertime. It is so important to the rhythm of our family.  It is my time to sit back and really watch the dynamics of our family. It is my moment when I want to jump up and...
By Dr. Cayce Wallace Pediatric Dentist Arcadia Pediatric Dental We all love sweets, and kids often love sweet drinks such as soda, sports drinks, and fruit juice. Unfortunately, sugary beverages can cause a host of dental problems, including gum disease and...
Being a mom is the best and my children are the joy and delight of my heart.  But I have to be honest and tell you that I am so tired.  I live off of reheated coffee and the...
Hi friends! How do you feel about bath time? I'm going to come clean...I don't enjoy it. Most of the time I feel like I'm rushing to get it over with. I just want to get down to business...
Our children have settled into their new school year (yay for making it through the long, hot summer), but now we have to worry about all sorts of germs and the possibility of our kids being exposed to head...

Happy School Year 2019

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Happy New School Year! By now, most of us have survived that first week of school and are realizing all the things we've forgotten! And there are those of us that need to put together a care package for...
The National Football Foundation (NFF) launched Football Matters, to celebrate the positive impact the game has made on millions of players, coaches, administrators, volunteers, and fans nationwide. Debuting in February 2018 at www.footballmatters.com and on social media, Football Matters spotlights and explains the...

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After the strangest summer ever, we are all loving the {almost} Fall vibes out there. Take advantage of all the things to do and...
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