Picture it: A spacious room designed for testing out new skills like walking, crawling and banging into walls and filled with toy stations, playsets, jumping gyms and children. Now, in this very large space, there is a boy, barely two. His messy blond hair blows back as he coasts with glee down a miniature ramp. The fire truck he is […]
Although this little treasure might be visited more frequently come the 115+ degree weather, A and I find ourselves here year-round. In fact, we were just there Wed night (ah – gotta love time out of the house!). I’m not sure where frozen yogurt shops have been all of my life but they certainly have made […]
This week’s GIVEAWAY will be especially appealing to all of you Scottsdale Moms and Moms-to-be (and to any friends & family members looking to help them out (and score some major points!)). My guess is ya’ll, like me, have grown tired of going to the same ole chain baby stores. Not that there is anything wrong […]
I realize that it is no mystery that Scottsdale has a public library (five in fact) but could you tell me five activities that the library has for children? Stumped? Okay name two. Yeah, I couldn’t either. Imagine my surprise and joy (hehe) upon learning about the FREE (well, kind of) resources available Monday-Saturday. This is a great way […]
Think of it, a secret world of hidden treasures in all the common locations you frequent: the grocery store parking lot, the flowerbed outside your gym, in the playground equipment your kids play on all the time, in some bushes along a path you didn’t even know was there. Scottsdale is full of thousands of […]
Upon moving to Arizona we were quickly introduced to Delux Burger (why no “e”? I have no idea). I was much like you and wondered to myself “what is so deluxe about their beef”? However, after our first meeting both A and I were hooked. We now consider it one of our favorite places to eat […]
“Don’t reinvent the wheel.” I love this little pearl of wisdom. I assume that at any point in my life, anything that I am attempting, someone, somewhere has figured out how to do it better, quicker, with more creativity or skill etc… Sometimes I don’t care (i.e. the best way to chop celery or to […]
Scottsdale is full of wonderful parks to explore with our kiddos. It’s so refreshing to retreat to green grass and trees to escape from, well, the desert. Anytime I come upon a field of grass, my first impulse is to take off my shoes and get tickled by the cold blades. I remember doing this hundreds […]
One of the things that I love most about Scottsdale is that people here love the outdoors. And to encourage that love (or as a result of it), our great city has created a wonderful maze of trails for us to enjoy.
Before kids I thought surely, date nights will be a HUGE priority. I’d heard it suggested by so many other veteran moms to get out with your hubby. Sounds great – I thought – we’ll do it! Now as all of you know – getting out after kids is not always that easy – right? Well, we’re going to try […]
Breastfeeding isn’t for the faint of heart. Though it is one of the most womanly and nurturing acts a woman can do, it is also challenging and tiring. A woman who chooses to breastfeed will do well to study up, seek support and remain determined.