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MomSense: Growing Your Family Through Adoption

mom·sen·se (mɒm sens) noun 1.  practical motherly intelligence that is sensible or reasonable 2. a mother’s mental discernment, realization, or recognition  – She has momsense.  OR She used her momsense to determine that something was amiss. Meet Cate.  Her MomSense journey has spanned the ocean’s tide and mountains of paperwork.  She and her husband chose to adopt first.  Here’s Cate to tell you about […]

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GIVEAWAY: Stella & Dot Jewelry

If you keep up with the latest fashions, you’ve probably already heard of Stella and Dot, a San Francisco based jewelry company. Their line of high quality jewelry combines a vintage modern look that is also very affordable. Fifty percent of the styles are under $50! They’ve been featured in the New York Times, In […]

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MomSense: Encouragement for Parents of Special Needs Children

mom·sen·se (mɒm sens) noun 1.  practical motherly intelligence that is sensible or reasonable 2. a mother’s mental discernment, realization, or recognition  – She has momsense.  OR She used her momsense to determine that something was amiss. What if, you weren’t able to participate in regular social activies (story time at the library, swim classes etc.)?  What if your child wasn’t comfortable outside […]

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Rejoicing in your Spirited Child

Spirited Child – high energy, feisty and very active.  They are ready to climb into almost any situation, and exercise little impulse, control or caution when they do.  They are highly reactive.  They are often described as a handful. Always into something. I don’t have the energy to keep up with her. She’s fearless.  (The […]

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Stone Savvy Bracelet Giveaway WINNER

Thanks so much for all who entered our ScottsdaleMomsBlog Giveaway this week.  Congratulations Amy S. for winning a beautiful Stone Savvy bracelet (value of $35!!!).  Please continue to check back for other SMB giveaways.  There’s going to be great stuff for all you momma’s out there.  You won’t want to miss it.

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Family Date Night

Did I just say family date night?  Sounds like an oxymoron.  A traditional “date night” is supposed to be two people – one on one – a time to reconnect with each other.  So, why take the kids?  For starters, kids learn by watching us and can learn kindness as they watch their parents sit down […]

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GIVEAWAY: Stone Savvy Bracelet

Imagine my surprise (and delight) when I found out Liz Klouda, the aesthetician giving me my facial at the Hotel Valley Ho owns her own jewelry company – Stone Savvy. Jackpot!!! For those who know me well, you know that I love me some pretty jewelry. The minute I heard about Liz’s jewelry making skills I couldn’t wait to see […]

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Summer Camps 2010: 10 Camps that will blow your mind

When I think of “Summer Camp,” I think of college-aged counselors, candy, swim-time, free-time, hop-scotch and bunk-beds.  Sure, those camps are still around, but I’m fascinated by the non-traditional camps that expose children to new industries, explore science, language and art in ways that watching a movie or writing a paper just can’t capture. So […]

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