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Lindsay Olivarez

Chandler mama Lindsay Olivarez is a former lawyer and a #girlmom who can’t act like a normal person around goldendoodles. Follow her, her family, and her dogs, on Instagram @lindsayo61318!

Love My ‘Hood: Why Chandler, Ariz., is Perfect for Raising Our Two Girls

Natives and transplants alike sure love the East Valley. Whether we find ourselves in Tempe, Mesa, Queen Creek, or another one of our fair cities or ‘burbs, momming is made so much easier by...

Birthday Bash: Turning 8 and Feeling Great at an Enchanted Garden First Sleepover

My big girl, Ellary, turned eight at the end of April! Ummm, WHAT? How do I have an 8-year-old?  COVID hit us hard last year and we celebrated the heck out of her with an...

Good Riddance, 2020-2021 Pandemic School Year: Thanks for Everything

The 2020-2021 school year is coming to an end this month—and thus endeth the second weirdest school year ever (second only, of course, to the 2019-2020 school year which granted us the longest spring...
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The New Kindness Curriculum that’s Popping Up Across Arizona Schools

“Kindness is a word or gesture that intentionally extends good to others.”  –The Be Kind People Project definition of “kindness.” One day, when my now-second grader was in kindergarten, she brought home a bookmark that...

6 Things Special Education Lawyers Wish Parents Knew

Once upon a time, I was a lawyer. For part of my career, I practiced Education Law and represented District and Charter schools around Arizona. Education Law includes a little bit of everything that...