Lindsay Olivarez

Lindsay is a #girlmom and #dogmom who can usually be found sporting a mom bun, workout clothes, and good intentions to exercise in them. Former lawyer, former Illinoisan, current harried parent and wife to Jason.
parenting hard skills

How My Parenting on ‘Hard Skills’ Changed

Anyone of you with more than one kid will almost certainly agree with me on this: they may have come from the same DNA, spent nine months each in the same stretch-marked belly, and...

Where we Play: Chandler with Age Gap Siblings

I’m a mom of age gap siblings – there are 5 ½ years between my two girls, age 3 ½ and 9.  Sometimes it feels like the world doesn’t anticipate that you’ll have kids...

Day Trips We Love: Tonto Natural Bridge

Want to explore the largest natural travertine bridge in the world? Obviously.  Lucky for you, it’s only about 90 minutes away, just north of Payson!  This amazing “blink and you miss it” spot is a must-do...
splash pads

Local Arizona Splash Pads: Tips for Fun in the Sun

It’s late spring!  You know what that means here in Arizona, don’t you?  That’s right – our kids are already hitting the water while most of our friends around the country are still thawing...
Spring Training Family

Mom, Take ME Out to the Ballgame! A Guide to Spring Training with Kids

We’re a baseball family with both adults rooting for teams that connect us to our childhood, rather than our current adult lives.  I’m a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan since I hail from the Northwest suburbs...