Jennifer is a Phoenix native, mother to two wild toddlers and is married to her high school sweetheart. She graduated from The University of Arizona with a B.F.A. in Art education with an emphasis in painting in 2008. She is an Art Teacher, Artist, and Semi-professional Photographer. She loves to talk about all things natural, and is always planning her next family adventure. She started the blog hawks and honey to share about everyday life including her local food club project. In 2014, she started hawks & honey apparel, and loves being a part of the Phoenix creative community. Her favorite color is black. And she will never RSVP ‘with regrets’ to a wedding.
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The Best Hikes for Kids in Phoenix (and Arizona!)

I honestly believe Arizona is the most beautiful home I could ever ask for.  Surrounded by sunlight and warmth, I'm not sure there are many other places I'd rather raise my wildlings.  We rarely...
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3 Popsicle Recipes That Are Yummy And All Natural

Even though summer may be on the out, as back to school starts, we're still certainly experiencing summer weather and we've all tried every way possible to cool off.  These are a few of my...

Money Honey

I remember the day I left for college and my mom handed me a Suze Orman book, I always budgeted my own money, I always paid my own way. I had an allowance growing...

Mama Needs a New Playlist

As we head back into the routines of Fall and especially for those of us with school aged littles, well, it's necessary to mix. it. up.  So I've created two epic playlists for the...

A List of the Best Splash Pads in Phoenix

Everyone in Phoenix with kids knows summer means it’s crucial to have a swim suit and towel in your car at all times. You know, just in case you decide to wander into a...

I Forgot to Do the Student of the Week Poster

Like any "good" mother I meticulously plan ahead of time all the school functions.  I get the school calendar at the beginning of the year and write all the dates in my personal planner. ...

20+ of the Very Best Podcasts Every Mom Should Listen To

Hey Mamas,  I've been trying to get into this whole podcast thing... I know late to the game.  But, it seemed so overwhelming and I didn't know where to start or even who to...

5 Amazing Destinations for the Ultimate Girls’ Weekend!

Being a mom is exhausting. Sometimes we need a break; a break from the kids, the pets, the housework, the real work, and occasionally, the husband.  Not because we don't love them, but because we...

A List of the Best Happy Hour Spots in Phoenix

We're so lucky to live in Phoenix and  to have an amazing food and drink culture, with all this wonderful patio weather all we want to do is meet our friends for afternoon day...

I’m Tired, Not Unhappy… Just Tired

Lately, I've been letting mom brain get the best of me at night.  I lie in bed thinking about all the things I need to do.  I think about all the things I didn't...

Why My Kids and I Love Impact Gymnastics Academy!

School is back in full force and kids are bouncing off the walls, literally.  I'm running out of time in a day to accomplish tasks while on mom duty.  My kids are smart, but...

Time to get Organized with the School Year Beginning

It's no secret - I'm a big fan of lists, storage and good ol' fashion organization.  I love making fall lists with autumn activities, and going back to school shopping for all those writing...
Survive Road Trip with Kids and a Dog

How to Survive a Road Trip with Kids and a Dog

This summer my family and I set off on an epic west coast road trip.  We did a similar trip two years ago (you can read about that here).  This time we wanted to...

How to Have a Fun Family-Friendly Summer on a Budget

As a part time teacher I have summers off to hang out with my kiddos, but on the flip side I also don't get paid as a teacher during the summer, so my family...
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