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Barbara Dombrowski

Barbara's love for the East Valley runs deep. Born and raised in Mesa, she currently resides in Chandler with her husband, son, and two fur babies. After thirteen years as an educator, she is now learning how to navigate life as a stay at home mom with an active toddler. Journeying through infertility and ultimately being blessed by adoption has made her love and appreciate the gift of motherhood in all forms. Her Catholic faith, supportive mom friends, and crafting with a nice glass of wine helps to keep her grounded. She loves a good Peloton class full of boy band tracks and finds joy in planning the next big family adventure.

Best Hotel for Legoland with Toddlers and more in Carlsbad, CA

A simple five and a half hour drive for us from the East Valley, Carlsbad, California, has been a beloved family vacation since I was a child and is a bit of a forgotten...

12 dates of Christmas | At Home & Babysitter Worthy Local Dates

12 Dates of Christmas Why does it seem like from Halloween to New Years there is a mad dash of holiday craziness? It used to be a lot easier to connect and do holiday activities...
open adoption

4 Things that Worked for this Chandler Family’s Open Adoption

Hi Mamas! Here is my local story of open adoption, how the logistics work for us, and tips for other families considering open adoption. There is so much to talk about and address when it...

15 Things to Know about Dyslexia from a Chandler Reading Specialist

As a former classroom teacher and reading specialist, I have had the pleasure to work with a variety of students and what a joy it has been to witness their growth and progress. In my...
Where we play- gilbert regional

Where We Play: South Chandler with a Toddler

Hello East Valley Moms! New contributor Barbara checking in. Proud adoptive mama to a super sweet, super active almost two year old boy. We live in South Chandler, very close to the Gilbert border. Today I...