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6 Helpful Travel Apps

School will  be out soon and summer travel plans will be in full swing. When you are managing travel with family, it’s helpful to use technology to your advantage. Where is the closest gas station on your road trip? How do you take memorable photographs of your trip? When is the best time to purchase […]

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6 Inspirational Spots for Instagram in the Valley

If you love taking photographs, having an iPhone or a smartphone makes it incredibly easy to take pictures and immediately post them on Instagram. The Valley offers countless moments of beauty, whether it’s the mountains in the horizon, the glorious sunrises or the ethereal sunsets. Even if this natural beauty doesn’t make you sparkle, there are […]

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Is It Possible to Live Without Regrets?

As I creep into midlife, I’ve pondered the word regret. We hear it all of the time throughout our life, “If you don’t move forward with this plan, you might regret it,” or “Don’t do something you may regret,” or even a simple “No regrets.” But what does the word regret mean in the context […]

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How to Host a Debate Party

Election mania is in full swing. Candidates are running commercials, social media is focusing on the latest comments from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and water-cooler talk at work might gravitate toward the question, “Who will be the next president?” In the spirit of the election season, why not throw a debate party centered on […]

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book club

Secrets to a Lasting Book Club

I climb out of my car, grab my book and head toward my friend’s door. A knock later, I am embracing my book club buddies, exchanging stories and catching up on life. We’ve had this ritual for several years. We gather together once a month and cook for one another, discuss our book and reflect […]

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Are These Books on Your Summer Reading List?

Whether your have a few hours of downtime or you are headed to your favorite vacation spot, it’s fun to have a go-to book to throw into your beach bag or purse. Here are 6 books you must put on your summer reading list: Modern Lovers by Emma Straub: Love and nostalgia follow two couples in this […]

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Gifts for Every Graduate

Graduation Gifts for Every Personality

Graduation season is upon us. Are you having a difficult time deciding what gift to get? We suggest buying a present reflective of the graduate’s personality. Here is a roundup of Scottsdale Mom’s Blog recommendations for graduation gifts: The sporty graduate For the graduate who loves everything sports, there are a number of options. Assemble […]

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Spring Break

Spring Break Favorites

Sometimes it isn’t an option to fly during Spring Break. That doesn’t mean you can’t have a great time with the local venues in town. From hiking to movies, there are plenty of options to have some fun! Take a look at Scottsdale Mom’s Blog roundup of Spring Break favorites around town: Grab the kids […]

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Create Your Personal Gratitude Journal

“Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” – Randy Pausch Do you make resolutions? What is on your list? Have you thought about approaching your resolutions in a different way to achieve a lasting impact in your life? Cultivating a daily practice of gratitude is […]

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