This is a guest post from a local mom. She wanted to share her story to help other woman be more aware of who is allowed into their homes and how to best ensure that they remain safe. This is her story…. I’m just your normal Scottsdale mom. I have two young children, I’m always […]
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Welcome to our Thank You Thursday: October edition! These are some new favorite products and businesses that we are loving.
This post is sponsored by our partners at Queen of Maids. When I found out I was the SMB blogger getting a house cleaning from locally owned company, Queen of Maids IT MADE MY DAY!-heck it made my year! Not having to clean my bathrooms or my tile floors for ONCE was such a load […]
Growing up in the Midwest, I loathed fall. The glory days of summer were waning and the dark days of winter encroaching. Now that I’m a desert dweller, I have a new love affair with Autumn. It’s a hiatus from spending on restaurants, play places, and all other air-conditioned safe havens. And it’s the best […]
When our second child was born, we were so excited to introduce him to his big brother, who was just shy of 3 years old. Suuuure, we knew there would be bouts of jealousy, but at the heart, they’d be BFF’s in no time —– right?? Big Brother would love and dote and hold and kiss and […]
Who is ready for a night our with fellow mamas?? Uncorked Wine Bar is hosting us on October 25 and we would love for you to join us.
Last fall, when I was planning our annual Friendsgiving dinner, I stumbled across Vista del Camino’s Holiday Adopt-a-Family program. I told my friends about it and most people spent a few extra bucks and we ended up with enough for our Adopt-a-Family to have a full Thanksgiving feast. Later, we enjoyed a mom’s morning to […]
Ok, let’s talk pumpkin carving. Even as an adult I have cut myself carving a pumpkin, nothing major but a few nicks….now that I have kids who insist on “helping” and want to do “everything” themselves, I am dreading the Jack-O-Lantern. One of my best friends ended up in the ER with her kiddo because […]
We did it! We survived summer! Arizona Moms need to unite with one big toast to celebrate this accomplishment and now it’s time for the fun to begin! I love October because it’s the start of festival season. Every weekend seems to offer something fun to do with the family and the weather is cooling […]
As a family, one of our favorite activities to do together is head out to dinner. No shopping, prepping and cooking for me! Win! And if we can find a restaurant that has a great happy hour deal, all the better. This means that my kids will try new foods that they might not normally […]
Hi there! As we get settled into the start of a new school year, our kiddos meet new classmates and find new friends. Let’s be honest here, some kids we would love for our children to play with. Others, not so much. I hear that our children play together often! While this might not be […]
My first-born turns 5 this month, …and it seems like a really big deal. I’ve been working this mom gig for basically 5 years now, and trust me when I say that I am nowhere near being an expert, or even knowing anything at all. But I do feel like on this auspicious birthday, that I have […]
My best friend called me in tears- her beauty treatment turned her into a beast (her words not mine.) Her first time trying to tackle wrinkles with Botox… went terribly wrong. Before even “going under” the needle, I would recommend using someone who you’ve actually seen their work (example: a friend’s face). Personally, I know […]
Recently I’ve been repeatedly confronted with the idea that parenting isn’t always convenient, but it’s always worth it. I haven’t thought too much about this as my kiddos are 4 and 1, but it’s becoming ever more apparent that the time for complicated questions and concerns is here for our 4 year old. I am […]
My 9-year-old daughter ran from the school bus stop asking, “Mom when you skip, how do you start, with a hop or a jump?” As if this question had the State of Emergency written all over it. I had to think about it since I hadn’t skipped in a zillion years. And making friends is […]