Tag: babies

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...

Surviving Arizona Summer As A New Mom

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I thought I hit the due-date jackpot. An April due date meant I didn’t have to be pregnant in the summer. I thought about...

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....

Wondering how to Run with an Infant? Trust Me, it is...

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Hi! My name is Taylor Decker and I'm new to the team. I thought it appropriate to share my two passions in life --...

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...

I Choose Time

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Currently we are in the midst of a very tight budgeting season. 2018 was not an easy one and led to a challenging 2019....

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...

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...

When It’s More Than Just Newborn Acid Reflux: Pyloric Stenosis

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Sometimes being a mom means listening to your gut and speaking up when your child's health seems amiss. For us, this wasn't normal acid...

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...

Creating your Sacred Space after Giving Birth

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Most of us love the attention we receive when our new baby arrives and the overwhelming support our family and friends give. Although most...

5 Reasons to Visit The Scottsdale Public Library With Your Children

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I love to read and public libraries hold a special place in my heart. I remember going to libraries as a child feeling so...

Life After Infertility – April 23- 29 is National Infertility Awareness...

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What does that even mean, “life after infertility?” Generally the phrase “life after” implies that you continue living on after experiencing something impactful. The...

Friday Favorites {Sara}

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I'm only two kids in, but I definitely have preferences and favorites for baby and toddler products. Here are a few of my favorites. Burt's...

Building My Birthing Team

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I remember sitting in my OB’s office and anxiously waiting for my 16 week gender reveal appointment. It's was a BOY! We cheered, cried...

Asking for Help is a Strength not a Weakness

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Our first born is celebrating her birthday this month and as I reflect on my almost seven years of motherhood, I am in awe...

Our Day At Gymboree

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  I have a climber. For anyone else who has a climber, you know what that means - for those who don’t, I can sum...

When a Bundle of Joy Isn’t So Joyful

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Please welcome our new contributor Sara! She is a mom to two beautiful girls and we hope you enjoy reading her posts on motherhood...

Embracing the end of my Pregnancy

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As of writing this, I am about a week and a half out from my due date with baby number 3, and already I...

Meal Planning 101

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The older our little rascal gets, the more I appreciate the crock pot. I wish I could hug the inventor and thank them for...

The Five Lessons I Learned About Child-Proofing

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It happened over night. I went from having a tiny immobile baby who sat nicely on a blanket and played with toys within reach,...

Are We Done Yet?

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Recently my husband and I went out to dinner to celebrate nine years of marriage. As we were sitting at the bar and waiting...

{Mamaway Baby Sling} : You want this.

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There’s a new baby sling on the market, and it is worthy of review!  Mamaway is really on to something: A high-quality, user-friendly sling that’s of...

7 Things I Thought Were Easy Before I Became “MOM”

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Sometimes motherhood means making sacrifices... or at least, adjustments. I believe that every stage of life carries the ability to challenge us, but I...

The Unexpected: Mother’s Day in the CICU

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I woke up on my first Mother's Day as a mom of two in an uncomfortable hospital recliner. Stuck in the Cardiac ICU at Phoenix...

Make a Change. Ditch the . . .

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Make a change. Ditch the. . . Drumroll, please. Disposable diapers.   I am a full-time working mom who uses cloth diapers. A little crazy,...

Confessions of a Toddler Mom

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Motherhood.   You don't get it until you do it.   Several times I've called my dear friends (who all had kids before me), simply to...

A Few of My Favorite Baby Things {Baby Shower Gifts}

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When we registered for our new baby (over two years ago now!), it was pretty overwhelming. There were so many items to choose from...

Top 5 Tips for Tackling Maui With Children

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Have you ever been to Maui? How about with small children?  Our first and only trip to Hawaii was about two years ago when Luke...

Who WOULDN’T Want Help During Childbirth?

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When I first heard about the world of doulas, I was blown away. Who knew that there were people out there who offer emotional support,...