• Family,  Phoenix and Scottsdale,  Seasonal,  Thoughts

    Best Gluten Free Restaurants in Phoenix and Scottsdale

    Why I’m sharing the Best Gluten Free Restaurants… Upon being diagnosed with a severe gluten allergy a few years ago, I became riddled with one of my biggest obstacles. I have always been a foodie. My husband and I plan trips based on where we want to eat, and I love trying everything. Not to mention, my favorite desserts are carb loaded deliciousness like doughnuts and chocolate cake. It’s taken me 3 years to try different restaurants around the valley and truly find that there are amazing options and wonderful people doing their best to make sure gluten is not a problem when dining with them. What started out as…

  • Family,  Seasonal,  Thoughts

    This Is What Motherhood Looks Like

    When I had my Zara, I would I stand totally in awe, bouncing with this tiny newborn in my arms in the mirror, and I would repeat in my head, “look, you’re a mom! You are not the same. This is what motherhood looks like.” But That wasn’t entirely true for me. Motherhood is placing one foot in front of another every day… it’s a compilation of trials, and tears, and exhaustion, and pure joy. Motherhood is being strong when you want to cry, it’s crying when you cannot be strong anymore. It’s feeling fierce guilt that you yelled too loud too much, and fed them too many meals with cheese…