Alison Edelstein

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Alison Edelstein is an Arizona native and mama to two sweet and wild girls, ages 6 & 10. Some of her favorite things include singing with her girls, taking care of her indoor plant babies, local coffee shops, yoga, and finding ways to live a less toxic and more earth-friendly life. As a person with IBS and Anxiety, she feels that sharing our stories helps us feel less alone and builds momentum toward the ever growing holistic health movement. She is currently working part-time from home as a Beautycounter consultant and a Speech Language Pathologist. Find her on Instagram @alison.edelstein.

Money-Saving Tips for Holiday Gift Shopping

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! I love the holidays as much as anyone but my wallet doesn't always agree. Gifts are a wonderful way to show our loved ones we care...

Sanity Saving Tips for Work-at-Home Moms from Work at Home Moms

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Do you struggle to find a balance between work and mom life? Since becoming a mom, I've been searching for a job that provides the best work-life balance (is there really such a thing?)....
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Helping Kids Change Can’t into Can

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"Mom, I can't do it!" How many times have you heard your kids say this? I've heard it many times in my house. Recently, our family has been learning about using a "growth mindset."...

Arizona Helping Hands Holiday Toy Drive- Serving Foster Families in Arizona

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My family and I recently attended the Arizona Helping Hands Holiday Toy Drive. A fun, family-friendly event for families, the Holiday Toy Drive allows kids to donate toys to foster children and learn about...
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How a 504 Plan Can Help a Child with Anxiety in School

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Does your child have anxiety or other mental health issues? Has this led to struggles in the school setting? My kids both have anxiety and this has made it challenging to navigate school at...
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Allergy-Friendly and Dye-Free Halloween Candy Options

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What child doesn't love Halloween candy? I know I did as a child and my kids sure do now. When I found out I had food sensitivities a few years ago, I took most...
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Giving Back with At-Home Charitable Projects

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Like most moms, I have always wanted teach my kids the value of kindness and helping those in need. Whether it's a smile or a hug for someone who is having a rough day,...
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Kid in the Corner Aims to Shatter the Stigma of Mental Health Issues

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Kid in the Corner is a local non-profit dedicated to "helping each Kid in the Corner feel connected to and supported by the community." I heard Kid in the Corner founder, Francine Sumner, speak...

A Boredom Jar for the “Mom, I’m bored” Summer Moments

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"Mom, I'm bored," my six-year-old states after a full morning of summer camp, swimming and playing x-box. In my head, I exclaim, "really?!?!" Out loud, I say, "look around honey, there are many things...

Indoor Energy Busters for Hot Summer Days

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Is the AZ summer heat making your kids stir crazy?? When my kids first got out of school it was still cool out! What? I wasn't about to let this amazingly unseasonable weather fool...

How to Detoxify Your Home Without Making Yourself Crazy

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Have you ever felt overwhelmed about reducing the toxins in your home? I sure have! I've been on a journey to detoxify my home and live a less-toxic life for the past 11 years....

Kid Approved Tips for Calming Anxiety

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Does your child suffer from anxiety? The answer is likely "yes," because we all have anxiety from time to time. I have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and my daughter has anxiety as well.  As...

Encouragement for Moms of Kids Having a Tough Year in School

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Hi fellow mama. I want you to know that you are amazing. You put your heart and soul into parenting your kid(s) and although you often go unnoticed, I see you. I see how...

Tidying Up With Your Kiddos {KonMari-ish Style}

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Are you enthralled with Marie Kondo's seemingly effortless and joyful take on tidying? I love watching "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" because it reminds me of how great it feels to declutter and provides...

Planning for Your Family’s Year Ahead

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Are you a procrastinator like me? I'm organized with certain life details, but others get pushed aside until the very last minute, if they get done at all. Recently, my husband and I decided...

Using Social Stories for Tricky Transitions

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My daughter did not want to give up her bottle. She was already 20 months and I knew it was time. I tried all my usual tricks, positive reinforcement charts, modeling drinking milk from...

Mommy Has a Tummy Ache: Navigating Motherhood with IBS

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"Mommy has a tummy ache," I told my daughter as I lay on the floor next to her while she played with her baby dolls. I was in the midst of an IBS (Irritable...

Supporting Toddler Language Skills With Daily Routines

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Does your toddler look forward to daily routines like snack time, bathtime, play time, or bedtime? When my girls were toddlers, they sure loved their routines! Daily routines provide golden opportunities to support language...

10 Ways to Encourage Your Toddler’s Speech Development

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Isn't it amazing watching your little one's communication skills develop? Toddlers are going through a stage of rapid brain development which provides the perfect time to encourage speech and language skills. There are many...

What to Do If You Have Concerns About Your Child’s Speech Development

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Watching your child's communication skills develop is both fascinating and adorable! As a mom and an SLP (Speech Language Pathologist), I am very passionate about early communication development. This is the second post in a...

Speech and Language Development Series from an SLP

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Isn't it fascinating to watch your child's communication skills develop? As a mama of two and an SLP (Speech Language Pathologist), I am very passionate about early speech and language development.  May is "Better Speech...

Adult Improv Classes at Dearing Acting Studio

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When I last wrote about Dearing Acting Studio on Scottsdale Mom's Blog, my daughter had tried a month of acting lessons in November. Here we are in March and loves her acting classes more...

Upcycled DIY Planters for Valentine’s Day

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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...

Children’s Acting Lessons at Dearing Acting Studio

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Looking for a fun activity for your kids that builds confidence, encourages teamwork, and supports communication skills? My eight-year old daughter was so excited to have the opportunity to take acting lessons at Dearing Acting...

Shop Local Mama-Owned Businesses For Unique Holiday Gifts

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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...

Family Day Trip to Northern Arizona: Filled with Fun (+ a Few Fails)

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Last week, my family and I decided to head up North for a day trip. I love that there are so many great places to visit in Northern AZ (Sedona & Flagstaff are my...