I recently boarded a plane headed to my first national conference since having my two children. Exhausted, I comfortably sank into my seat, glanced across the aisle and watched as two adorable, well-meaning parents worked feverishly to calm the little one on their lap. The baby continued screeching in a high octave while the flight […]
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As mothers, we do some pretty incredible things; but perhaps nothing is quite as impressive as the mental load we carry. We coordinate appointments, manage medications, plan schedules, recall addresses, phone numbers, friends’ names, and even house a complete medical history… IN OUR HEADS. The mental load is legit, so I’m constantly looking for ways […]
We have compiled a comprehensive list of the Best Fireworks in Phoenix and surrounding areas for the 4th of July. There are endless options and activities for your family to enjoy! Tuesday, July 3rd Anthem’s Independence Day Celebration *FREE* The event will begin at 6:30p.m. with their fireworks starting at 9:30p.m. The parking and admission […]
When I told my husband I would be writing a post on nagging, he laughed. Why you ask? Because I deal with this nagging battle on a daily basis and my husband knows of this struggle. I quickly followed up my blog idea by clarifying that I would be writing about how nagging is a […]
A few months ago I got into a friendly debate with another mom about why I feel it’s important to teach my boys that they have a penis and not a “wee-wee.” After talking with some of my friends about this, I was surprised to learn how uncomfortable some parents are with teaching their children the […]
Dear Three Year Old, I am not sure what you did with my sweet child, but I want him back! I know your brain is growing and you are trying to figure things out, but you have made it really tough for mama lately. I am not sure when everything changed, but all of a […]
I remember the day we brought our puppy Marley home. I had a very bad day at work and came home crying into my husband’s arms. In the middle of hysterical tears and suffocating hugs, my husband said the magic words, “Let’s get a puppy.” These words automatically stopped the flow of tears as I […]
Your name is something you have from the very beginning. From that first breath, you enter the world with an identity, a name. After six years of marriage and two kids, my name is still a little riddle that stumps many family and friends. I made the decision to not change my name after we […]
As a child, I remember playing outside constantly; my affinity for outdoor play was so extreme that I would often declare my new home in some tree and my dad was forced to climb up and pull me out of the tree for dinner. As an adult, I have come to the realization that the […]
Everyone says that once you have kids, the days are long but the years are short. They aren’t kidding. My youngest is about to turn two and I can’t help but feel like the end of babyhood is coming at me like a freight train. While I won’t miss the many challenges that come with […]
Bye bye yoga pants! As I scrolled through my sweet boy’s first birthday photos, I sat there staring in disbelief. I racked my brain trying to recall the last 12 months, and I couldn’t. I missed it. I was there for what seemed like every big moment, but somehow I wasn’t there mentally. A sick […]
I have a new favorite “F” word… it’s 40. Fierce, feisty, fabulous 40. I enjoyed this milestone in mid-air en route to Sydney, Australia with my family late last year, and since then I’ve been dedicated to having my best year yet. Okay, so I’m a late-bloomer coming into my own, but I encourage all […]
Mama you endure a lot each day! You are strong, you have endurance and you learn more each day. Your day looks very different from your childless days, yet you wouldn’t trade a single one. So often we find ourselves laughing at those small moments when we recognize just how different our lives are. So […]
Just in time for the season ahead, iconic kid’s shoe brand, Stride Rite, known for its baby bootie, embarked on a Fit-Topia tour across the U.S. this April/May and the next stop is…Phoenix! We’d like to invite you to join the brand for an immersive tropical experience April 21 at the Phoenix Zoo from 9AM-4PM.
You’ll receive a first-hand look at the latest Stride Rite styles and will be able to meet with brand representatives. It’s a family-fun filled event, so please feel free to bring your family to share in activities including a lei making station and swing photo experience. Goody bags will be on-hand as well.