I love to read and public libraries hold a special place in my heart. I remember going to libraries as a child feeling so proud that I got to select any book I wanted. The first time I toured a college, it was the library that pulled me in. I was in awe of its […]
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With the average temperature around 83 degrees, April is a great month to get out and about with the family in Scottsdale. From Easter egg hunts to free events at the museum, this guide has the mom about town covered for family friendly events around Scottsdale. Here are just some of the many local, […]
March is the magical month, here in Scottsdale. It’s our reward for why we live here during the summer months. The weather perfection (nice & warm in the day but cool at night) making it the perfect month to party! It’s also that special time we call Spring Break! March is jam packed for the mom about town […]
I’m a city girl, through and through and can’t wait for a date night downtown. Any downtown. There’s something exciting about getting dressed up, heading to the city with tickets in hand and having a night on the town. “But I have kids,” you say, “It’s too expensive,” you say. You set up the babysitter, […]
The older our little rascal gets, the more I appreciate the crock pot. I wish I could hug the inventor and thank them for the couple extra minutes it saves me throughout the day. Taking it one step further from the crockpot, I’m trying to get better at planning ahead. This means writing out a […]
I thought I hit the due-date jackpot. An April due date meant I didn’t have to be pregnant in the summer. I thought about the poor women who had to go through the hot summer months carrying around the weight of a bowling ball while the heat added misery to their swollen ankles. Not me! Nope. […]
Thinking about going to the Phoenix Open? I say go for it, and don’t let bringing your little ones stand in your way. I’ve been taking my kiddos for the past three years by myself and had a total blast each and every time. My first year was with my 18 month old, the next […]
Local, friendly, honest and affordable: “Holiday Spirit” is an easy recommendation for your holiday light install and take-down! Who doesn’t love supporting a great, local company in the name of holiday fun?!
If you grew up rooting on Horton the Elephant for the sake of his precious Who’s, while reviling the dreadful Wickersham Brothers and that mouthy Kangaroo mom/babe combo — you’ll so appreciate this storyline.
Cooler temps, I just laaaaaaaahve you!! The sappy, googly-eyed, all-in, head over heels, Taylor Swift meets Nicholas Sparks kind of LOVE. And after October 14th handed me 102 degrees – at 34 weeks pregnant – those feelings only deepened. [We haven’t forgotten, so-called “Fall”…….] It’s weird, too. 3 years ago, I was living in SE Minnesota, where for half the […]
I’m back with more favorite local finds on Instagram to share. You can visit my first post regarding local vendors on IG here. Take a look below and make use of your follow button on Instagram! A Bakeshop: @abakeshop Follow along with this adorable local bakery and the bazillion amazing treats they have on their menu. […]
Oh haaai, friend. Pull up a chair. La ti da. That? Oh, nothing. Just the remnants of a cinnamon bun that baby-in-the-tummy and I consumed without sharing a single bite with anyone else. And the mug? It held in its loving care the coffee I sipped at my leisure while still hot. Yes, for real. I know. […]
It’s no secret. You guys know how I feel about summertime around here. And you can sugar coat it all you want with your talk of “dry heat” and “but remember winter”… You get as cranky as I do – you’re just not writing it down. This month, though, our family’s mood, sanity and need for […]
Don’t get us wrong, Summertime: It’s not that you’re an unwelcome guest. You SO VERY overstay your welcome. Anyone who comes on Memorial Day and leaves on Halloween without offering to help offset the increase in utilities is just plain rude.
We are expanding our team of regular writers again! We’re looking for local (Metro Phoenix area) moms who are passionate about our community and love to share stories and wisdom with others. This is a volunteer position (with some fun perks to make it worth it). Here’s the deal: What You GIVE One original post/month on topics of […]
I love the theater! I grew up performing in shows since I was five, and spent all my spare money in college on tickets to concerts and plays. From the thrill of performing on stage to the fun of taking in shows from the seats, I am introducing my passion for theater to my children. […]