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Mom's Moment: To My Second Born Before You Turn One

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Dear Zachy,

Tomorrow you turn one.

It seems like just yesterday I "felt" I was pregnant and took five tests to confirm, I was, in fact, expecting. At the time, your brother was 9 months old, and while I was overly excited, I was overly nervous-- how could I love another child, considering...


Mom's Moment: Valentine's Day Movie Stats

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Date night dating: getting dolled up in new clothes, new shoes, and having your hair blown. Starting the night at 5pm for pre-dinner cocktails at a swanky bar, transitioning to a 5-course gourmet dinner, and topping things off at a cool lounge past midnight— all without smudging your make-up.

Date night married: wearing a go-to LBD that hides the honeymoon pudge, opting for a budget friendly dinner and bottle of wine, and heading home in time for SNL.

Date night married with young...


10 Things to Do This Weekend in Phoenix: Family Edition

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things-to-do-weekend-feb-5-7-family-editionFebruary has arrived, and as per usual during this time of the year, there’s plenty to do in the Valley. Roam the gardens and listen to music, drink some mimosas, or maybe even see a puppet show.  Whatever you choose, you’re sure to have a good time Feb. 5 – 7.


First Friday Free Admission at Children’s Museum of Phoenix


Mom's Moment: Crying Mom Tears

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Lord help me, I've taken on my mother's tearful tendencies.

At the beginning of the year, Nicholas started preschool. My first born. My preemie. My heart. My soul. My BFF. My everything. He's two and a half, and we were somewhat hesitant about sending him three mornings a week, but my husband and I thought some social non-me time would be beneficial for our somewhat cautious and super sweet son.

Day one's drop off was traumatizing. His teachers suggested I say a quick goodbye, and so I did— fighting back tears behind my sunglasses. Nicholas was...


10 Things to do this Weekend in Phoenix: Family Edition

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family to do cover photoNew Years has passed, and it’s not quite Valentine’s Day, which means the family might fear a weekend of boredom with nothing to do, but rest assured, that’s simply not the case! This week’s round-up is full of events perfect for everyone in the family; from arts and crafts to food festivals to animal insanity, this weekend (Jan. 29-31) is sure to be a fun one.


Story Time in ArtVille at the Idea Museum

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