Tag: advice

Being Your Child’s Advocate: Choosing Advocacy over Anger

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I'd like to believe that we've all advocated for something or for someone at some point in our lives. As children, maybe we stood...

The 5 Pregnancy Classes I Wish They Offered to Moms

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With pregnancy comes ten months of prepping. We buy pregnancy books to learn how our body is changing, we scour the internet for articles...

Save Big on Energy Bills!

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Summer is here and we all know that means larger energy bills. I am always looking for ways to save big on energy bills...

Never Let a Good Crisis go to Waste

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“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Winston Churchill is credited with first saying this in the mid-1940s as we were approaching the...

7 Things I’ve Learned {the hard way} About Scorpions

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It was March 2010, about three months after we had moved into our current home. I was seven months pregnant with baby number two....

Beyond Baby Blues: When is it Something More Serious

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This is the first time I’ve admitted I had postpartum anxiety or depression. To be honest, it took having my second child to realize...

The Best Advice My Pediatrician Gave Me

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When our second child was born, we were so excited to introduce him to his big brother, who was just shy of 3 years old. Suuuure,...

What Not To Say To the Mystery-Sex Preggo Mama

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My sweet husband and I just welcomed our third bundle of joy, giving us three under five -- two in diapers.  What were we thinking?? Also, who...

My Kids Aren’t Doing Anything and IT’S OK.

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That's right. My kids aren't doing anything. Before the school year ended, I talked to a mom who was on her way to pick her...

Affirming Your Children – Practical Ways To Do It and Why...

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My six-year-old son is a “words of affirmation” kind of guy. When I praise him for a job well done, or point out what...

What Can Parents of Younger Kids Take Away from the College...

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The details of the college admissions cheating scandal have been trickling out in the news for more than a few weeks. Parents with kids...

5 Ways to Help Your Toddler Prepare for and Adjust to...

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Yay! You're having another baby! This can be a thoroughly exciting but also emotional and terrifying moment in a parent's life. I will always...

Parent on Purpose: A Courageous Approach to Raising Children in a...

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                        Want to lead, love, and launch your kids? Yes, please. In 2014, Keith and Amy Carney, set out on an epic journey. With a...

Teaching Children To Be Thankful

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Tis' the season to be thankful! We are blessed beyond measure. Blessed to live in Arizona and have a mild winter. Blessed to have...

5 Critical Things to Say to Your Child and 5 to...

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As mothers, our words have limitless power. They can build up our littles, teach them to love themselves and others, or tear them down, and...

When Mom Reality Doesn’t Measure Up To Mom Fantasy.

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Mom Fantasy Best. Summer. Ever. We we're going to have three months of Insta-worthy fun. Swimming pool at all hours of the day, glow stick...

Puppies and Small Children: Not as Precious as it Sounds

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A dog might be man’s best friend, but what could make for a better friendship than a child and a puppy? Uh, a lot,...

The Untold Perils of Kindergarten Day 3: You Gave Me Back...

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It seems there are precious few things as highly anticipated as sending one's child off to Kindergarten. What a mixed bag of sentiments -...

Will your child be new in school? Here’s how to help.

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It's never easy to be the new kid. Unfamiliar faces, an unexplored campus, and seemingly strange dynamics all await your child on day one,...

Ask an Expert {Answers from Rockstar Realty AZ}

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We are excited to introduce you all to Renee Niskanen…. Renee is a Realtor at Rockstar Realty AZ. She is our Ask an Expert for...

5 Hacks to Help You Save Money at Target!

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“No one goes to Target because they need something, you go to Target and let Target tell you what you need.” How many of...

Momma, find your Wonder Woman Mentality and Mantra

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As mothers, we often find things overwhelming or hard in the moments where we lose our sense of self. In order to properly care...

National Entrepreneurs Day: How I took the Leap into Owning My...

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“What do you want to do when you grow up?” What a question. A question everyone asks when we are young. But can I...

Teaching Kindness This Holiday Season

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Teaching kindness may be more important now than it has ever been. Every day we are confronted with new reasons to turn off the news:...

My New Favorite Thanksgiving Tradition: Outsourcing It!

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I grew up having pretty traditional family Thanksgiving. Visitors from out-of-town, a huge turkey and all the trimmings, what seemed like as many pies...

Five Pearls of Wisdom that Shape the Way I Do Mom...

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My first-born turns 5 this month, ...and it seems like a really big deal. I've been working this mom gig for basically 5 years now, and...

Parenting Isn’t Always Convenient, but It’s Always Worth It

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Recently I’ve been repeatedly confronted with the idea that parenting isn’t always convenient, but it’s always worth it. I haven’t thought too much about...

Caring For Your Child’s Teeth

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2017 started off with a bang. Literally. A bang straight to the ground. My 20 month old (at the time) was so excited to...

Best Scottsdale Area Mexican Restaurants

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I love Mexican food. I'd eat it every single day if I could somehow avoid growing out of my pants. Tacos, enchiladas, tamales, guacamole,...

The Day I Hit Rock Bottom at Target and the 30...

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July 4, 2016  That was the day I hit rock bottom at Target. Here's my little secret...I shop for my feelings. If I have something to...