Tag: life

Our Rocky Road: An Open Letter to Blue Bell

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Dear Blue Bell, What? Did you really think I forgot?? When a teensy, weensy listeria outbreak forced us apart in April of 2015, I choked down Blue...

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...

Airing of the Grievances – A Chance to Clear the Air

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I try to keep it light and positive with my personal social media posts. Of course, I like sharing the news and adventures of...

The Toddler Horror Show

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Vampires, ghosts, goblins, werewolves, zombies ...all scary, sure. But if one came knocking on my door with the intention to frighten me, I would be...

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...

Surviving a Layoff

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You’ve heard the saying, “What comes up must come down.” That pretty much summed up our situation. Everything WAS wonderful. Smooth sailing. Cloud 9....

Labels and Child Development {My Eureka Moment}

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“It all comes out in the wash.” That’s what a friend said to me when I was feverishly worrying about another skill my then...

Spark of Joy in Five Ordinary Items

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It seems like the whole world is suddenly KonMari tidying up.  At any given scroll through Instagram, I see a square of rectangles resting...

Family Friendly Events In & Around Scottsdale {November 2018}

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November is upon us and the weather should be cooling down this month. There’s lots of fun to be had for all, so grab a...

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,...

Mama Has the Kindergarten Blues

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My first born headed to Kindergarten last week and I am not OK. I know that I will learn to deal with it and...

A Milestone Birthday to Remember

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This summer I celebrate a milestone birthday. Ironically, my closest crew (my college crew) all have spring/summer birthdays so needless to say, it has...

Child’s Imagination Inspires a More Present Mom

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"Play is the work of a child." -Maria Montessori  It's the last day of the month and my submission for SMB is due within 24...

Thanksgiving Favorites Made Dairy Free

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Food allergies can make navigating through the holiday season very difficult. I know this first hand because my 5 year old little boy has an allergy to...

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...

20 Things I Love About Scottsdale

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When I started putting together this list of 20 things I love about Scottsdale it was to mark our two year anniversary of moving...

Mom Tribes After The Baby and Toddler Years

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When I first approached the subject of mom tribes I was missing my California life, specifically my life as a mom of babies and...

Now That’s My Kind of Drive-Thru: Healthier and Elevated Drive-Thru Restaurants

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  For the days when you forgot to  pack a snack and your kids aren't letting you forget it or you're on mom-Uber duty running back and...

Five Ways To Entertain Toddlers in the Air Conditioning

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Summer brings a smile to a Mom’s face in most states, but here it’s the dreaded months where we have to find alternatives to...

Big Dreams to Make Mom Life Easier

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"And when you want something, all the Universe conspires in helping you achieve it." -Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist   Mom life is hard. I think we can all...

A Home Yoga Practice: What It Looks Like in Real Life

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If you're looking to start and cultivate your own home yoga practice, but not sure how, I hope this encourages you!  As a mom to...

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...

How minimalism saved my sanity (and how it could save yours,...

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January was a month of big changes for my family and for me personally. Everything changed at the start of the month and as...

Mom Making a Difference

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I recently was introduced to a local mom who has turned a sad situation into saving lives. I wanted to share her inspiring story...

New Year’s Parenting Resolutions

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 I'm not a big New Year's Resolution setter because I personally feel like if I am going to make a change, set a goal,...

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...

Allergy Life – Navigating Through the Holidays

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I have a love/hate relationship with the last three months of the year.  I love it because the weather tends to be pretty much perfect, the...

What is it about 36?

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Anyone else out there hooked on the show "This Is Us"? (As if any of us need another show to be addicted to... am...

Teal is the New Orange – Pumpkins Raise Awareness for Food...

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Whatever outdoor fall decor look you're  going for, the color that pops out the most this season is teal. Teal is the color for food...