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online etiquette

Online Etiquette for the Classroom

Who would have thought that we would be wearing masks, socially distancing and our kids’ classroom would be at home learning online? We can be proud of our children for hanging in there and experiencing a...


If you’re thinking about getting braces or clear aligners for your child, you may have wondered which orthodontic treatment option makes the most sense for your family. Did you know that an increasing number...
makeup junkies

Makeup Junkies Rejoice! Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

Makeup junkies rejoice! Coupon Chief rounded up tons of ways to get free makeup samples, plus ways to DIY your own spa day when you’re at home!  Sephora Tricks  When shopping at Sephora, there are plenty...

Amazing Smiles, Safely Dunn

Drs. Matt and Courtney Dunn are thrilled to be back doing what they love – giving Phoenix and Scottsdale area residents amazing smiles! The talented and experienced team at Dunn Orthodontics is committed to...

4 Ways to Make a Crowded Closet Look Fabulous

Making the most of your closet space doesn’t have to break the bank. Small tweaks can make a BIG difference. Try one or a few of the below hacks to get organized and make...

Tips to conceive with PCOS

If you have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), you may have a difficult time getting pregnant. But, it is not impossible to conceive with PCOS. In fact, by following the recommendations below, you can increase...

Dads Who Do It All – Achieving Work-Life Balance

Achieving work-life balance isn’t easy, especially without our normal routines. Now that remote work has been the norm for quite some time, it’s crucial to make sure the whole family strives for healthy habits....

Baby Signs with Kris

By Kris Smooke, Owner/Instructor Tiny Hands Learning About Baby Signs Wouldn’t it be great if you had a window into your baby’s thoughts and growing personality? Actually, you do! Open up the lines of communication with...

Birth to Five Helpline

These are unusual and challenging times that we face. Staying connected by having someone to talk with or lend an empathetic ear is more important than ever to our well-being, our families and our...
senior helpers

6 Creative Ways To Help Seniors Get Through The Pandemic

Caring for our senior family members during the coronavirus pandemic is essential. However, social distancing can put a damper on our ability to put their needs first without putting their health in jeopardy. Luckily,...

Finding and Fulfilling Dreams While Parenting

Last year I fulfilled a dream. I became a published author of a children’s book, My Milk Will Go, Our Love Will Grow: A Book for Weaning. We often hear that when we have...

How to Reset Your Morning Routine for Success + Printable Mantras

There's a lot going on in the world right now, and staying positive can be a struggle. In quarantine without our normal morning routines, it's easy to go a little bit stir crazy. Let...
teach oceans

Teach your Kids About the Ocean While Stuck at Home

Here in Scottsdale, we may be far from the ocean, but that doesn’t mean its not important to our families. Teach your kids about the ocean while we're all spending extra time at home. Just...
structure the days ahead

Tips to Help You Structure the Days and Weeks Ahead

Have you been looking for tips to help you structure the days and weeks ahead? Phoenix Children's Hospital has generously offered ideas for our community!  As parents, we want to make sure we are doing...
kindness calendars

Kindness Calendars

What are your resolutions for the New Year? If your thoughts immediately jump to more energy, better relationships or just more of that much needed “me” time it may be a good opportunity to...
5 foods that make you happy

5 Foods to Make You Happy

It’s widely known that stress, anxiety and depression all affect your mental health, but many don’t know that improving your mood could be as simple as choosing the right food. Your microbiome, which is...

Nannies 101

Is it just me, or does the word “nanny” have a magical vibe coming from it? The classic Mary Poppins is anything but an ordinary nanny, from her quick and fun clean up abilities...
skinned knees

There’s Value in Skinned Knees: The Importance of Risk

A guy with a gun hollered. “Don’t touch it!” These are the words I’ll never forget hearing while visiting a modern art museum in the Midwest. As the kids walked through the exhibits, I...
National Adoption Month

Celebrating National Adoption Month – An Adoptive Mom’s Story

November is National Adoption Month – a month-long celebration that began in 1995 by Presidential Proclamation as a way to raise awareness for the hundreds of thousands of children in foster care in need...

Celebrating Literacy Day

Trusting Connections and Arizonans for Children partner to kickoff National Family Literacy Month with an event on Nov. 1 for National Family Literacy Day.   With a legacy of supporting the communities they serve, Trusting Connections Nanny Agency is proud to partner with Phoenix based non-profit, Arizonans for...
The Modern Mother

The Modern Mother

Society, Grandparents, Friends, Neighbors, Professional colleagues — many of us to new moms:  Breast is best, but obviously not in public. You should co-sleep, but it is so unsafe. You should go back to work...
squadgoals: Building self-confidence for our girls

#SquadGoals: Building Self-Confidence for our Girls

It's never too early to start building self-confidence in our girls. It happened the other day. I caught her looking intensely in the mirror. Scrutinizing her face, concentrating, judging. Assessing her appearance and coming...
the impact of sugary drinks on children's teeth

The Impact of Sugary Drinks on Children’s Teeth

By Dr. Cayce Wallace Pediatric Dentist Arcadia Pediatric Dental We all love sweets, and kids often love sweet drinks such as soda, sports drinks, and fruit juice. Unfortunately, sugary beverages can cause a host of dental...

Super Lice and What You Need to Know

Our children have settled into their new school year (yay for making it through the long, hot summer), but now we have to worry about all sorts of germs and the possibility of our...
I can't stand my child's new teacher

Help! I Can’t Stand My Child’s New Teacher

Whether you've heard rumors or your child's new teacher just isn't quite as warm and fuzzy as you expected, going into a new school year with reservations can create tension for everyone. Whether you like...
new mom on the block

New Mom on the Block

Let's talk about the new mom on the block. We have all experienced being new. Even if you have lived in the same zip code your entire life, you have probably attended a new...
benefits of gadgets

Benefits of Gadgets in a Child’s Life

Among young mothers, disputes regarding the benefits and harm of gadgets for children do not subside. How can electronics help the development of your baby, and how to organize his acquaintance with a smartphone,...

Phoenix Mom and Son Launch “Babies at the Border Need Blankets”

Since becoming a mom 9 years ago, the thought of any child suffering has become agonizing to me. So, when I recently heard about the horrible living conditions of many asylum-seeking migrant children detained...

My Son Was the Youngest in His Kindergarten Class (and He Did Just Fine!)

Redshirting is the delay of the start of formal schooling for a child by one year, typically so as to avoid a situation in which the child is among the youngest in their class....

Travel Smart: 6 Epic Fails to Avoid

Using myself as the example of what NOT to do…I humbly share with you on how to Travel Smart ...6 EPIC Fails to Avoid. Hoping this blog post makes your travels a bit more...