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Best Gifts For Moms This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! I feel like every day of the year is a day to celebrate our moms. That might mean your birth mom, your adoptive mom, your aunt who raised you and is like your mom, or your best friends mom that you grew up with! Don’t forget mother-in-laws ­čśë There are so many special ...

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5 Tips For Camping With Toddlers

A few weekends ago, my husband and I decided to do something insane and go┬ácamping… with all four of our children. Now, all of children are 5 and under, so we knew it was going to be an adventure. I am more of a “camp in a hotel” type, so tent camping already isn’t my thing. However, doing this with ...

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Tips For Preparing Kids for a Move

helping kids get ready for moving

Packing and moving are in full swing around our house right now. We are moving out of our rental and onto to bigger and better things for our family of six. The last time that we moved, I was in my third trimester (you can read all about that here) of our twin pregnancy. Even not pregnant, moving is still one of ...

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Disney Princess Party: 5th Birthday

My oldest turned 5 a few weeks ago! I am in awe of how quickly the time goes, and each passing birthday just reminds me of that. She is our little princess, who loves pink and dressing up. What better way to celebrate her big day than by throwing her a Disney princess party?! There was no doubt in my ...

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What The Stages Of Grief Have Taught Me About Life

As someone who has been a student in the counseling field for many years, I have heard a lot about the stages of grief. I have researched them, taught them to clients, and read about them endlessly. However, dealing with grief on your own is a lot different from helping someone else get through their own. Recently, I wrote a ...

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ASU Night of The Open Door and Sun Devil Rewards App

Last week, my family and I took a trip down to my old stomping grounds at ASU Tempe for the Night of the Open Door Event. I love that we can events like this that are happening all around the Valley using the Sun Devil Rewards App. This was such a fun, family orientated event, and I wanted to share ...

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Teaching Your Child About Grief and Loss

This past month, there have been a lot of changes in our household. The loss of my brother created quite a shift in the mood and the way that our house has been. When it comes to my children, I have not only been trying to navigate my own emotions, but also help them work through their own as well. ...

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30 Before 30 Bucket List RECAP

making a bucket list

Another birthday is in the books, and one year closer to reaching my the end of my “30 before 30” bucket list ideas. I wanted to recap to see what I have gotten accomplished off of my bucket list within the last year. Want to join in? Make your own bucket list with me! It doesn’t have to be a ...

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Best Christmas Movies, Books, and Music

I decided to do a couple of my “favorites” categories, because I pretty much love EVERYTHING about Christmas and couldn’t just narrow it down to one. I have put together a few lists of the best Christmas movies, books, and music to get you into the holiday spirit (if you’re not already)! I won’t lie… I even have a “Buddy ...

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Holiday Bucket List

Each season, it’s always fun to come up with some kind of holiday bucket list of activities to either do on your own, with family or with friends.┬áThe holiday season is my FAVORITE time of the year and also packed full of┬áthings to do with your family and with little ones. We will be at our home in Arizona for ...

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