Tag: motherhood

Every Mom Needs (at least) One Non-Mom BFF

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When you’re a mom deep in the trenches of a challenging stage with a child, it’s helpful to have other moms to confer with,...

How Do You Find Moms in Your Community?

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Motherhood  It could be tough occasionally to meet like-minded moms in your community. Sometimes, our insecurities overwhelm us, and they stop us from even taking...

You Are Doing it Mama: an Open Letter to All Moms

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Dear Mamas, You have made it through one of the most difficult times in your parenting. This last year we were all thrown many curveballs....

Gift of Adoption: An Organization that is Changing Lives

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Hi everyone. I’m so excited to be here and share my story with you! My husband Eric and I both played sports in college,...

Mommin’ is Hard; But Please Don’t Fix Me

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Mommin' is hard. But, I am about to give you the most freeing statement. You are not responsible for fixing another mama. I mean, does that...

Please Excuse My Wheelchair (My Legs and Feet)

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You know how most of us use our 2 legs and feet to take us from point A to point B? Most of us...

The Kids Are Going to Be Okay: Building Resilience in Our...

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Hey mama, I can feel the motherhood collective is heavy with worry and uncertainty. Our worlds have been rocked and parenting at the moment...

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...

5 Reasons to See a Fertility Specialist, Even Without Obvious Fertility...

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Two years ago we lost our precious second born in the womb. This left me with so many questions and a complete distrust of...

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...

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...

The Mother of All Time: the Areas we Grow as Mothers

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Dear Mama, I see you and feel you in this very unexpected and uncharted territory called The Great Quarantine of 2020. You have been called...

I Am The Keeper (My Name is Mom)

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I am the keeper of all things important.  I am the one who knows the kids schedules. School schedules, school holidays, early release, after school...

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...

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...

Don’t Waste the Suffering of Motherhood

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May, the month we celebrate moms and motherhood, presents the perfect time to talk about…suffering. Yes, suffering. More specifically, how we shouldn’t waste the...

Costco, I should hate you — but I CAN’T!

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I'm trying here, Costco. Really, I am. I want so much to hate you, and on paper, that should be easy.  I mean, after all: ...

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...

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...

You ROCK! {fun local giveaway}

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We are hosting a rock hunt! Keep your eye out for one of these brightly painted rocks around the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas and you...

Bye Bye Baby: Sending Your Youngest Off To Elementary School

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Earlier this month I hung up the world's smallest uniform skort and stared at it trying not to cry. It’s a size 3 that...

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...

FOMO is Real while I send my oldest to preschool

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At the beginning of summer my “neighborhood mom group” was out to lunch together and someone asked me the plans for my oldest come...

What to do around town this Mother’s Day

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It's Mother's Day week! (Can we get a whole week instead of just a day?) As always, there is so much to do around...

Dear Daughter: What It Means To Be Strong

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Baby Girl, As our first Mother’s Day together approaches, there is one nagging idea that I need you to grasp as you grow up. Hopefully...

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...

The Morning I Completely Lost It

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It was Tuesday, December 17th, the last day of pre-k for my twins before Christmas break. Christmas music was calmly drifting throughout our home...

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...