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5 Tips for a Low-key Christmas

We’re into the thick of December now, and if you are like me, at this point you’re overwhelmed by the (self-imposed) pressure to create a magical holiday season for your family. By nature I am low-key and a bit of an introvert, so the idea of wearing my family and me out by seeing and […]

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Do the Hard Things

The other day I told my husband that in the future I think I’ll look back on this current season of life as my favorite—this season of staying home with my babies. He looked at me surprised, and said, “But you’re always talking about how hard it is.” My first thought is that I probably […]

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Shop Local: Favorite Spots for Moms

I love discovering “small shops” in Phoenix and Scottsdale. We have an awesome local and handmade community with lots of places to score unique finds. I recently took a day–for important blog research, of course–to hit up a few of my favs in search of some great gifts. Check out these gift ideas from some of my favorite […]

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My Favorite Lesser-Known Children’s Books…and other Great Reading Resources

The Scottsdale Civic Center Library has been a saving grace for my kids and me this summer. We’ve gone regularly to escape the grueling heat, join a “Shake, Rattle and Roll” class, check out children’s books, and participate in the summer reading program. This library is particularly sweet to me because of my own childhood […]

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City Moms Blog Unites Blogging Sisters

A happy coincidence led two sisters to become contributors to their respective City Moms Blogs in Scottsdale, AZ and Albuquerque, NM. Here’s how they help each other survive day-to-day motherhood and then write about it! Ann: “You’ll be best friends one day.” Growing up my little sister, Jessica, and I must have heard that from our […]

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Why Moms Have an Important Job on Election Day

The children’s book in this picture is one that my family actually owns, along with a companion book about the Declaration of Independence. Published in the 80s, my mother-in-law tells me they were bedtime reading for my husband as a child, which explains a lot! He and I went on to meet as college student interns […]

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snu:mee baby 3-in-1 music box review

This week I had the opportunity to review snu:mee, a unique product from Baby Stars that is a modern music box, mp3 player, and baby monitor in one. My two-year-old has just learned to climb out of his crib and we’re trying every trick in the book to prevent his escapes, so timing on this […]

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A Parenting Fail Story

  Hi moms! I’m Ann, the newest Scottsdale Mom’s Blog contributor. If your Christmas season is anything like most, you could use a little humor right about now. Hope you enjoy this first light-hearted post of mine! Don’t you sometimes need to hear other moms’ parenting fails to feel better about your own? Well, I […]

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