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Author Archive | Vanessa Rodriguez Coppola


Dad Review: 5 Reasons to Love the Toyota Sienna

Toyota recently allowed my family to review the Toyota Sienna in exchange for our honest opinion. #SwaggerWagon #LetsGoPlaces Before we found out we were expecting baby number two, we purchased a new vehicle. When car shopping, my husband refused to even entertain the idea of a minivan. He questioned why we would need that much […]

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Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Staycation

West Valley Moms Staycation: Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

My family had so much fun at our Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak staycation last year that we decided to do it again this summer! We appreciate how kid friendly this resort is, which makes it easy to relax here with our family! Our 2 queen/1 bedroom suite was spacious and consisted of a separate living area and bedroom, perfect for […]

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Surviving Postpartum depression and anxiety

Surviving Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

photography by Jen Roberts I originally published my postpartum depression & anxiety story at, but I was inspired by Erica’s postpartum psychosis story to hit publish one more time. I don’t think this topic can be shared enough times. To give you an update, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl since I wrote this story. I didn’t […]

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10 Best Family Friendly Restaurants in Phoenix

10 Best Kid Friendly Restaurants in Phoenix

Eating out tonight? Try one of these family friendly restaurants in the Phoenix area. These picks are places that my kids always ask to go to and we don’t mind taking them.  1. CRAVE Waffle Sandwich Creations This NEW restaurant is at the top of my family’s list for comfort food. While we’ve only had lunch there, they also […]

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Disney On Ice

Disney On Ice: Worlds of Fantasy

Disney On Ice is coming to the Valley and my kids are counting down the days! Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy. This action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from Disney Pixar’s Cars, Toy Story 3, Disney’s Tinker Bell and The Little Mermaid. We rounded up FUN crafts, recipes and activities from those Disney movies […]

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