I’m not a mom but I can appreciate the pressure that they are under. And with society today, everything you do is under a microscope and reflected on social media. So what if you aren’t the perfectly scripted mom, what if you actually live in the “real” world and not some fairy-book Instagram perfect world? Well, Teena and Ranaa of Real Women Talk2 have got your back!
Let’s meet Teena & Ranaa!
 Favorite thing about Phoenix.
Teena: I moved here a little over 2 years ago from MI. What made me fall in love with AZ was the family orientated feeling I got immediately. There are so many fun things to do as a family and the East Valley just feels like a big welcoming family.
Ranaa: I love that Phoenix is a developing city. It one of the prettiest states that I have lived in and it’s nice that we are not too far from California and Nevada for weekend getaways.
 Least favorite thing about Phoenix.
Teena: I can not lie…I am not a fan of summer but I will take AZ summers over a Michigan winter any day!
Ranaa: There aren’t many places that stay open past 9/10 pm in Chandler/Gilbert area. And I absolutely hate scorpions and snakes which unfortunately come with living in Phoenix.
 What differentiates your area of the Valley of the Sun from all the other parts?
Teena: I can only speak on the East Valley. I have only lived in Chandler and Gilbert but from what I can see we seem a little more developed.
Ranaa: The east valley has so much to offer from jobs to entertainment to great communities for growing families.
 Favorite coffee spot in Phoenix.
Teena: Provision they have the best Lavender Honey Latte
Ranaa: Sorry, I am not much of a coffee drinker. Sorry. I know I’m weird lol
 Favorite spot for drinks in Phoenix.
Teena: Cold Beers & Cheeseburger…the Home Run Margarita is delicious
Ranaa: Hanny’s, Merc Bar, Alamo Drafthouse
 Favorite local hangout in Phoenix.
Teena: The Sand Bar…they have a great mix of music
Ranaa: San Tan Village, Desert Ridge Marketplace, Veterans Oasis Park
 Favorite breakfast spot in Phoenix.
Teena: Snooze Eatery…The OMG French Toast will give you life!
Ranaa: First Watch, The Vig, Wandering Horse Buffet at Talking Stick Resort
 Favorite lunch spot in Phoenix.
Teena: Phuket Thai, Coconuts, Blue 32
Ranaa: Midday Gourmet, Buck & Rider, Yupha’s Thai Kitchen,
 Favorite dinner spot in Phoenix.
Teena: Steak 44, Osaka, Alamo Draft house, Capital Grill, Fleming’s
Ranaa: Steak 44/Maestro’s, Angry Crab, Otaku, Hanny’s, Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill at Wild Horse Pass Casino
 One thing you always do/spot you always take friends from out of town to do/see.
Teena: This is so funny to me because every time family comes to visit we always go to LoLo’s Chicken & Waffle…good Food and great cocktails Plus they are usually playing the jams on the radio!!
Ranaa: We usually take friends/family to one of these restaurants when they visit here.
 How do you like to beat the heat?
Teena: We as a family hang out at the pool! Our favorite is Mesquite Grove and on Sunday they have a family day (the entire family gets in for one dollar!) and a lot of frozen yogurt from Zoyo
Ranaa: Go out at night. Lol. Honestly, all you can do is stay hydrated and maybe eat more ice cream for four months. Then the rest of the eight months in Arizona are paradise.
Thanks Teena & Ranaa !
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