Teaching kindness may be more important now than it has ever been. Every day we are confronted with new reasons to turn off the news: gun violence, assault, terrorism, climate change, bullying. We may be statistically safer than we’ve ever been, but it sure doesn’t feel like it. Watch the news, and the world can […]
Every month we like to say thank you to some of the businesses that provide products and services for us to try. These are November Thank yous!
The season of gratitude is here! It’s time to Boo your neighbor, prep for Thanksgiving, and teach your kids to be gracious when they open the extra large value pack of socks from Aunt Matilda at Christmas. Adding one more task to our already full plate seems overwhelming, but with these movies, you can sneak […]
This post is sponsored by Promenade Scottsdale, we hope you will be able to attend! Save the date to get your free photos with Santa! Mark your calendars On Saturday, November 25 and the following Saturday, December 2 the Promenade Shopping Center (located on the corner of Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd) will spread Christmas […]
Food allergies can make navigating through the holiday season very difficult. I know this first hand because my 5 year old little boy has an allergy to dairy. The smallest amount of dairy can cause anaphylaxis shock. It’s scary to say the least. Last year, I wrote a post for SMB about ways our family navigates through the holidays with a food […]
Join us on December 8 for a Fun night out with other local moms and ladies. There will be holiday shopping, Improv from Leeann & Michelle and giveaways!
I grew up having pretty traditional family Thanksgiving. Visitors from out-of-town, a huge turkey and all the trimmings, what seemed like as many pies as people. My mom prepared for days, no, WEEKS, for this one giant meal. The menu was always the same, because everyone had their non-negotiable favorites. It was predictable, delicious, and […]
During pregnancy I had a major sweet tooth! Now, after the baby, that sweet tooth just won’t go away. The battle between sugar and the gym are really starting to hate each other. I had to turn to some healthy guilt free desserts to satisfy my cravings and not feel bad afterwards. One of my […]
One of the first manners that we teach children is to say please and thank you. Some of us even start before they can talk, by teaching them to sign those words. Raising a child who is both generous and thankful is something we strive toward. It seems only natural to take a moment each […]
We’ve complied out list of favorite shops to find gifts for everyone on your list, from pajamas for the family to the best spices for your food.
Boudoir. Does your heart freeze, and your stomach clench at the mere mention of that one word? With a shake of your head you say, “That was something I should’ve done before I had kids.” Motherhood is incredible. It will stretch you, force you to grow, bring change, and introduce you to a love more powerful […]
We had such a wonderful evening with all of the ladies who attended our event at Uncorked Wine Lounge. Everyone took home swag bags and enjoyed the night.
Splash pad or pool? Local pumpkin patch or buy pumpkins at Trader Joe’s? The Polar Express or The North Pole Experience? All are common questions you hear as a Valley parent, yet I had never even heard of the The Polar Express nor The North Pole Experience until I had kids… and I’m practically an […]
November is upon us and the weather should be cooling down this month. There’s lots of fun to be had for families about town, so grab a scarf, a hot cup of coffee and get out there! Be sure to share what you’re up to on our SMB Community Facebook pages to meet and mingle with other families […]
Family Weekend season is in full swing on college campuses across the U.S. Whether your college student is 30 minutes away at ASU, down in Tucson, up in Flagstaff, or on the other side of the country, parents must weigh the decision to attend or not. Isn’t our weekly FaceTime enough? Should we go all […]
This is a post sponsored by AZ Language Prep. We hope you love hearing about their fantastic school!Arizona Language Preparatory is Arizona’s only tri-lingual full immersion school. Arizona Language Preparatory is FREE public charter school with grades k-6th. The goal is for their students to become fluent in three languages simultaneously. These langues include English, […]