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Home & Family, Well Being

Managing Time for Back-to-School Parents

Remember those days when you had 1 or 2 kids and if you were at home, all you had on the agenda was music class, the park, and story time? Then, when your child started pre-school, you had to adjust to not crying and not vomiting at the front of the school knowing that it was just a few hours a day for a few hours a week. You managed to get home and do some chores before heading out to get your child to resume your at-home schedule. Then, at pre-k, they upped the ante and your baby was […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Beat the Heat

How on earth are we supposed to beat the heat when it is so hot everywhere. To deny that global warming is an issue is a topic for a whole new day. That said, it’s hot, hot, hot. It’s not even that enjoyable level of hot where you feel happy being outside. It becomes more of a question of “but, do I have to go outside?” Some of you may love the heat and humidity that feels like it’s frying your organs from the inside out. Some of us are just the weaker kind of humans. However, in all serious, […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

5 Best Summer Family Activities

What better time to really connect and grow memories with your family than summer time? With the days being much longer, there’s plenty of sunlight after dinner for a nice walk or bike ride. Summer is also when kids are off school and if you’re lucky enough to be at home with the kids, there are plenty of summer activities for them to do right now such as swimming, soccer, gymnastics, and karate. When we think of summer family activities, we might also think that it might cost a fortune. After all, kids are expensive even if you strive to […]

Home & Family, Well Being

5 Easy Refreshing Summer Drinks

Did anyone feel the wrath of summer with 120F degree temperatures in Phoenix? People were seriously baking cookies in their vehicles. Something about that seems so right and so wrong at the same time. Yet, we are barely halfway through this summer and we need to find delicious, refreshing drinks to keep us hydrated. There’s only so much plain cold water we can drink before we start looking for a soda to give our taste buds some excitement. Here are some favorite and easy recipes that we’ve been using since it became uber hot. These recipes will feel like a […]

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How to Manage Stress for Moms

Mom stress is something that’s different from non-mom stress in so many ways. It’s constant, it never ends, and it definitely doesn’t end even when your kids are all grown up. How to manage stress for moms seems like something most moms would just laugh at. All those beautiful sounding self-care tips about running a bath and lighting a candle are really meant for women without kids. We, moms, know that within 5 minutes of running that bath, all the kids will want to get in, too. Then, they’ll knock over that candle and light your house on fire or […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Simple Home Organization Hacks

Home organization doesn’t have to be a daunting task. And there are benefits to be had in a home where you feel like there’s space around you, no matter the size of the home. An organized and tidy house makes for a comfortable and serene home. It’s not so much that our homes need to be dust-free, minimalistic, and sparkly. It just needs to be somewhat clean (like not sticky or moldy) and things need to be put in its space so that you can live in a pleasant space. You don’t have to do this in one day, but […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Easy Bathroom Cleaning Hacks

Our bathroom is our sanctuary. It’s where we get clean, relax, and even hide from the kids/spouse. It’s where we start a new day and wind down after a long day. And that’s why we all desire to keep this safe place in our home as clean as possible. However, not all of us have that much time or energy or actual desire to scrub a tub or toilet all day. So here are some of the best bathroom cleaning hacks around to help you make your sanctuary bright, shiny, and clean! Dare we say, so clean, you could drink […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Work-Life Balance Myths and Reality

Recently, I spent time with a very dear friend who has two sons like me. She spends 3 days in the office, 1 day working from home, and Friday’s with her children. We talked about how hard it is even with help on her end. The guilt for her for not spending enough time with her kids. My guilt for not having a traditional office job like all the other moms. Our overall guilt for never feeling like we can balance anything out perfectly. This isn’t about moms who go into the office versus moms who stay at home. It’s […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Easy Closet Cleaning Hacks

I’ve been trying to do the closet cleaning for centuries. There are the sentimental items in that closet and the items that I still have hope to fit into. When the reality is that I only wear the same 6 things every day. I know my friends have a carefully curated closet that’s very minimal with strategically purchased items. That’s a lifetime goal to eventually have that, too. Anyone else? Closets aren’t limited to just where your clothes are and maybe people use their closets to store other things like shoes, linens, and even makeup. Seriously, a closet full of […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Motherhood Is

Motherhood is. Obviously, this isn’t a complete thought because I’m still in the thick of it. Thus, I don’t know a singular term that fully embodies motherhood. Motherhood is the epitome of signing up for a lifelong commitment. One that lasts way longer than New Year’s resolutions, that juice cleanse where you’re going to gain all the weight back anyway, friendships, marriages, and lipstick. Yet, motherhood can be so many different things like Linda talked about in her recent article. I’ve gathered a teeny tiny bit of knowledge in my very short time as a mother and to me, this […]