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Author Archive | Ann Seiden


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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Blogging Sisters

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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jan 16

Lessons from Deciding to Work or Stay Home

I opened my closet this morning to pull out my standard “mom-casual” attire for the day. And, there they were, staring at me like they do every day. A whole row of black suits, silk blouses, fitted skirts, and dark tailored slacks. The professional clothes that were the staples of my wardrobe for over a […]

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