Passionate About the West Valley
and the Moms Who Live Here

How Fire Changed Our Lives: Part 1

October 31st, 2012. I wish I had known how drastically our life was going to change. My husband had just taken a job in New Jersey. In 3 weeks time we packed up our home and left all we knew to move across the country.  We were just getting settled into our new apartment. Todd […]

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I Had an Ectopic Pregnancy

So here it goes… I have lost a baby during pregnancy, I had an ectopic pregnancy.  You see it’s so hard to put it into words the feelings one has when they are told they are going through a miscarriage, or are experiencing an ectopic pregnancy, or have a still birth. And so many of […]

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Valley Pumpkin Patches

Valley Pumpkin Patches

This year has been one of the funnest starting out the fall season! With my youngest being 1 year old, we decided to be a little more adventurous with our fall activities. In the last few weeks we have visited 3 local pumpkin patches! There is still time this month to get in you pumpkin […]

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Preparing Your Child for a Military Deployment

How do you even prepare for something like this? No book, class, or warm hug can fully prepare you emotionally for a military deployment. It is quite possibly one of the most difficult situations a family might go through. It can be an especially traumatic and confusing event for your child in particular. So how […]

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A Soccer Moms Boo Boo + Candy Free Halloween Team Treat

I sometimes get the comments that I’m a ‘supermom’ or people questioning how do I do it all. I don’t. Put simply. You might say to yourself, “Oh look at these favor treats she put together for the soccer ⚽️ team. She did it just because of the holiday. I wish I could do something […]

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The Yelling Mommy

Before becoming a mom I judged those moms that yelled. I didn’t mean to, it’s just that I saw the yelling through their children’s eyes. I had empathy for them and knew that yelling at a child was no way to get them to listen.  Social emotional education was something I was great at. I […]

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11 Tips To Take Better iPhone Pictures of Your Kids

Co Hodges is a Mama of two and a Phoenix-based Lifestyle Family Photographer. She co-founded and is a lead instructor at an online photography school called Unraveled Academy, an educational space that welcomes photographers of all skill levels and walks of life. Her driving force to document life with a camera began with her children […]

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My Love for Halloween

I get so happy this time of year! It’s no longer a heated oven outside…ha! Who am I kidding, this is Arizona! Halloween and Fall decorations have filled the shelves and Christmas decorations are always full force! They just put it all out there for you! Bam! Right there for you to start decorating for […]

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