Featured Posts



Mother Hood Stories

The “mommy” stories, moments and learned lessons that I have with my two girls… some happy, some frustrating,¬†some wonderful, some “rip my hair out”, but all full of love! Welcome to Mommy Mondays!





Recent Motherhood Posts and Stories

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 ūüėČ …

Posted in General Topics, Motherhood, Tips and Thoughts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

5 Tips For Camping With Toddlers

A few weekends ago, my husband and I decided to do something insane and go¬†camping… 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 …

Posted in General Topics, Motherhood, Tips and Thoughts | Tagged , , , | 18 Comments

Tips For Preparing Kids for a Move

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, …

Posted in General Topics, Motherhood, Tips and Thoughts | Tagged , , , | 37 Comments

9 Things New Moms Should Know

For new moms, those first minutes, days, and weeks are a whirlwind. Your body and mental state fluctuate so much within those first moments of motherhood and at times it seems like you won’t ever be back to normal. Being a mom is a blessing and also one of the hardest things a woman can …

Posted in General Topics, Motherhood | Tagged , , , | 25 Comments

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 …

Posted in General Topics, Motherhood, Tips and Thoughts | Tagged , , | 21 Comments

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, …

Posted in General Topics, Tips and Thoughts | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

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 …

Posted in General Topics, Motherhood, Tips and Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , | 30 Comments

To The Woman Who Held My Baby On The Plane… Thank You.

You never know how one act of kindness can truly affect someone. To be honest, until the woman who held my baby on a plane, during the worst days¬†of my life, I don’t think I truly understood the depth of a small act of kindness ¬†towards a stranger. I recently lost one of my brothers …

Posted in General Topics, Motherhood | Tagged , , | 30 Comments

Christmas Traditions

Christmas is just around the corner!¬†Today, we are talking all about Christmas traditions, old and new. Those may be family traditions, personal traditions, long-standing traditions or brand new ones that are just being started! Make sure to enter our giveaway if you haven’t already! It ends at midnight and the winner will be announced tomorrow!¬† …

Posted in General Topics, Motherhood | Tagged , , | 74 Comments

Holiday Attractions in Arizona

Today’s Blogmas topic is local holiday activities. Since we live in Arizona, I will be sharing all of the fun events that happen around here, Christmas decorated cactus and hot chocolate in the desert and all! There are actually quite a few holiday attractions in Arizona, and these are some family favorites that we know …

Posted in General Topics | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment




One comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


CommentLuv badge

Stay up to date with Motherhood & Merlot
Do you like Motherhood & Merlot? Join our community for new content, exclusive giveaways and more!
We respect your privacy.