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20 Things I Love About Scottsdale

When I started putting together this list of 20 things I love about Scottsdale it was to mark our two year anniversary of moving here. While I was writing this post my husband accepted a new job that will relocate our family back to California. The list is still all the reasons I love Scottsdale, […]

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Mom Tribes After The Baby and Toddler Years

When I first approached the subject of mom tribes I was missing my California life, specifically my life as a mom of babies and toddlers. I was missing the camaraderie that comes from new motherhood, the swapping of baby food recipes and how-to’ s of potty training. I was missing the park meetups, long stroller […]

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What is it about 36?

Anyone else out there hooked on the show “This Is Us“? (As if any of us need another show to be addicted to… am I right?) It’s about three siblings (twins and an adopted brother) who were born on the same day 36 years ago. The show kicked off with all three of them facing […]

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{Breast Cancer Awareness} : Your How-To Guide To Accessories Showers

I love October!! Fall is in the air (well….. in the Flagstaff air), crockpots come out, and football players don their pink shoes, armbands, and decals to honor a whole bunch of HEROS during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While the oncology nurse in me loves that we dedicate a whole month to honoring those affected by breast cancer, the […]

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Set a Daily Intention for Intentional Mom Life

Meet Jennie! She is an Arizona native and yoga instructor with two adorable little boys. We hope you have fun reading her posts! Have you ever woken up in the morning and cheerfully thought, “This is going to be a great day!”? Then your kids wake up and they have all their demands. Or your kids won’t wake up, and now you’re behind […]

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My Sweet Boys, You’re Making Me A Better Woman

Darling boys, you are still little. And though you couldn’t possibly know it yet, you’re making me so much better. I’m a better wife. …because I am praying for yours. May I model the woman you might one day seek out: – One who loves her husband and brings him honor, speaking well of him in his absence and building […]

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Down With “Should”

Dear “Should”, I am so over you. “Should“. You are a burden. You are intrusive. You are the source of Mommy Wars and exhaustion, laughably high standards and soul-deadening guilt. You are wearying. You are unwelcome. “Should“. I am so much more than your bleak message. We moms are strategic, intelligent, purposeful, caring, giving and raw. […]

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The Unexpected: Mother’s Day in the CICU

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 Children’s Hospital for four days, it would be another four days until we were discharged and on our way home. We brought our youngest daughter home from the hospital as a […]

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