Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! What better way to celebrate with your kids than a fun craft that involves gardening, upcycling, and lots of sparkly Valentine’s hearts? I am not usually a super-crafty mom but my love of upcycling and gardening with my girls inspired this project. As a third generation AZ native, […]
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The holidays are over and frankly, we’re all just a little exhausted. While December is a month that can be full of some wonderful time with family and friends, it can also be draining for everyone – particularly if you are a Mom. Perhaps your home is one of those magical ones where all members […]
I adore the holidays. The magic, the twinkling lights, the sweaters. Who in Scottsdale doesn’t love getting out their riding boots and pretending it’s cold enough to wear them? My love for Christmas begins to wane by mid-December. That’s when the pressure gets to me. How can I possibly be a chef, a party hostess, […]
We’re into the thick of December now, and if you are like me, at this point you’re overwhelmed by the (self-imposed) pressure to create a magical holiday season for your family. By nature I am low-key and a bit of an introvert, so the idea of wearing my family and me out by seeing and […]
We had a wonderful night of shopping and laughter at our last mom’s night out with Leeann and Michelle and Dearing Acting Studio.
I look around the room with stinging eyes, the hot tears threatening to spill over at any second making the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree blur like a blizzard before my eyes. The smell of a winter candle fills my nostrils – the clove, the cinnamon, the pine. Christmas music dances through the room […]
With the holidays quickly upon us, we brace ourselves for the time honored tradition of gifting the ones we love and appreciate. For some, this means shoving all presents into gift bags. But for others, it can be a carefully planned, heartfelt process with color-coordinated and on-trend sentiment. This year, I was able to attend […]
Want to ring in the new year with your kiddos?? But not at midnight? Join us for a Noon Years Eve party with a balloon drop!
We love this time of year, there are lights, festivals to attend and lots of runs & special events. Take a look at our list for Holiday events Scottsdale!
The holidays are right around the corner, so why not shop local this year!? The Valley is filled with countless amazing local businesses and many of them are owned by moms. Whether it’s a kids yoga gift certificate, eco-friendly teething jewelry, customized apparel & home décor, natural skin care, or unique crystal jewelry, these mama-owned […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.