Tag: mom wisdom

Using Your Child’s Love Language to Create A Stronger Bond

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One of the constant questions many of us ask ourselves as parents is, “Am I doing enough to make sure my child is happy?”...

Eliminating the Holiday Chaos: Keys to a More Enjoyable Season

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I adore the holidays. The magic, the twinkling lights, the sweaters. Who in Scottsdale doesn’t love getting out their riding boots and pretending it’s...

In a State of Hurriedness? 7 Steps to Creating Life’s Breathing...

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Exhausted, hurried, angry? Do these words best describe you? You’re moving at such a fast pace, you high-five yourself on the interstate. You’re behind...

The Importance of Eating Dinner as a Family… Even if it’s...

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In my quest to be a “good mom” (whatever that really is), I will try to read skim some parenting books, articles, or podcasts...

Sanity Saving Tips for Work-at-Home Moms from Work at Home Moms

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Do you struggle to find a balance between work and mom life? Since becoming a mom, I've been searching for a job that provides...

Fighting Mom Anxiety

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This post first appeared on our blog last year. Given the current situation and all moms are facing right now, we felt it would...

Treasure the Now: 3 Steps to Make the Most of the...

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I don’t have time to hold your guinea pig. Are you ever in the middle of a text, a deadline, the end of a...

Do the Hard Things

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The other day I told my husband that in the future I think I’ll look back on this current season of life as my...

The Benefits of Letting Your Kids Be Bored

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That universal whine of childhood: “I’m bored.” As parents, we’ve all heard it countless times, and have all struggled with how to respond. Handing your...

3 ‘Must Haves’ A Mom Needs to Curb Chaos

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Before kids, I apparently took my life for granted. And working as an executive for a multi-million dollar business, traveling, juggling schedules and deadlines,...

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,...

Chef Noon Culinary Services – I tried it and I loved...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude: A Written Meditation

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November is the calendared home of Thanksgiving and for me, a month to pause and cultivate and attitude of gratitude for the abundant blessings...

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...

Why Every Mom Needs a 5-Year Plan

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I had a hard time turning 35. I’d never cared much about ages, and always try to celebrate each year as a gift. So...

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,...

Water Safety During Questionable Weather

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As we go through monsoon season in the Valley, it is vital to remember the importance of Water Safety when in and around your...

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 -...

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...

Two Great Tips for Transitioning to Two

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The arrival of your first child is a huge deal. You do all the reading and the research and the shopping and the decorating...

Supporting Toddler Language Skills With Daily Routines

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Does your toddler look forward to daily routines like snack time, bathtime, play time, or bedtime? When my girls were toddlers, they sure loved...

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,...

Mom Life Just Got Easier with Dream Dinners

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What's for dinner?!?  How many times a week do you dread that question? Dream Dinners is here to make that one less thing for you...

10 Ways to Encourage Your Toddler’s Speech Development

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Isn't it amazing watching your little one's communication skills develop? Toddlers are going through a stage of rapid brain development which provides the perfect...