Kate Eschbach

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Kate writes a lifestyle legacy blog named Songs Kate Sang and is a professional photographer. She enjoys handwritten correspondence, and may break out into musical numbers at any time. She and her husband Brian have been married since 1999. They have five children with a 17 year age span. She is a Texas girl and lived in Arizona for 12 wonderful (and hot!) years. Kate writes from the heart about adoption and miscarriage. She is passionate about encouraging and serving others!

Where to find fall colors in Arizona

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I have always wanted to take a drive up the east coast to see all of the amazing fall colors! It's on my bucket list. One day, I have dreams of my mom, daughters,...

Parenting Teens – Challenges and Blessings

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It is my very first time parenting a sixteen year old. Every day is brand new for her and I. She gets to be my guinea pig as I figure out this parenting thing....

Friday Favorites {Kate}

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Hi everyone! This collection of my Friday favorites comes from items that my 16 year old daughter has introduced me to the past few years. I love it when she shares something she loves...

Celebrating Father’s Day with a Tall, Dark & Delicious Ice Cream Cake from Cold...

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One of my favorite traditions to do for Father's Day is to gather around and tell Brian one thing that we really love about him. It is so fun to hear what the kids...

Four Tips for Teens: How to get your first job

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Summer is quickly approaching, which means there are going to be quite a few teens looking for a job. If this is their first time, it can be a little overwhelming to figure out...

The Simple Farm – Local Farm Shop Reopens to the Public

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A few years ago, The Simple Farm was a standard Thursday morning activity for me. Have you been? Lylah and Michael are quite possibly the dearest people in Scottsdale. They are kind and giving. Their...

A Mommy Playdate {Playdate Series}

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From Renée: Kate and I have been writing a series about playdates we bring our kids on, but then we thought, what about us? We needed a Mommy Playdate! The day worked out perfectly. I...

What is your One Word?

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Do you do New Years Resolutions? I haven’t in many years. I was always struggling with keeping the resolutions for the first month, and then feeling discouraged as the resolutions got moved to the back burner. Are you...

Best Preschool Books – Our family favorites

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One of the hardest things about gift shopping is buying a present for a little one, when you don't have a child around that age. It can be hard to know what your nephew...

The 7 Best Thanksgiving Recipes

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If you are planning Thanksgiving for the first time (or the tenth!), it can be a little overwhelming to find recipes. A quick search on Thanksgiving recipes brings up over 36,200,000 results. Well, I'm...

A Big Honking Post

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Let me set the scene for you. I'm the first one in line at a green light. I'm counting to four after the light turns green because I know that somebody is going to run the red...

Once Upon a Child | Review and Giveaway

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As a mom of four, I've learned that kids fly through clothes, costumes only last a few months, and sometimes you find things in the closet that still have the tag on that have...

Summertime Hostess Gifts

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This summer, we have been so fortunate to spend time with friends! We've been in town most of the summer, since my daughter Mary Alice made her debut in April. My kids have been welcomed into...

The Summer List

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Have you ever made a summer bucket list? It is so fun to do with the kids! I think the very first time I saw one was over on Meg's awesome blog back in 2008....

How to Be a Friend to Other Moms

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We see each other at the grocery store, play dates, parks, church and gas stations. We are all busy. But when was the last time we were really a friend to someone? I have a...

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador {staycation deals}

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Recently, we drove down to Tucson, Arizona for the weekend. Tucson is only 1 & 1/2 hours south from Scottsdale, so it is an easy drive. It is also about five degrees cooler, which makes...

The Gateway Trailhead {Playdate Series}

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  Welcome to our SMB Playdate Series! This series focuses on various locales throughout the city that are enjoyable for a playdate and a writer's opinion on a particular location. Today we profile Gateway Trailhead, an outdoor trail in Scottsdale....

Chocolate Banana Shakes {Summer Recipes}

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        Can you feel it?! Summer is coming and there is not much we can do to stop it. In our house, we gave up fighting the inevitable and turned on the air conditioner a...

Cilantro-Honey Glazed Tilapia {Recipe}

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I am in love with all things cilantro, and this is the season for it! I stopped by The Simple Farm and picked up a bunch and it smells amazing. This is a very easy...

The Butterfly Wonderland {Playdate Series}

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From the Editor: SMB is excited to introduce our PLAYDATE SERIES, where you will get first-hand stories on how playdates go at different locations through town! Read along with our brilliant writers Kate &...

Valentine’s Day Hit: Molten Chocolate Cakes

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Many years ago, we lived in the tiniest apartment.  All was well - money was just very tight because Brian was still in school and I was just out of college working a customer...

3 Morning Sickness Remedies That Work

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With each of my pregnancies, I faced morning sickness that left me exhausted and vomiting from morning until night. This time, I was diagnosed with Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Despite this extreme situation, there were still a...

Kids Home From School? Delicious 15-Minute Suppers

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Ahh, the holidays are (almost) over, and it is that time of year when - with kids home from school - we need all the help we can get with quick, tasty meals. I...

7 Garage Sale Tips and Tricks

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We don't have time or space for a highly organized, high pressure sale, so we make our garage sales as easy and fun as possible. Here are our seven garage sale tips to keep...

Local Architectural Sights to See This Fall

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This cooler weather has me singing a new song! The temperature has dropped and given us just enough relief to spend a few hours touring in the car without sticking to our seats. I...

Dear Babysitter, have fun in college…

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To my dear babysitter, I'm really going to miss you. You may not realize this, but it is pretty special that I trust you with my kids. I don't just pass out that honor to...

Finding beauty in the media

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Stop for one second. Listen and look around you. How much "media" are you surrounded by? I know - it can be a lot, huh? Here, I'll go first: One son is playing on the computer, one...

GIVEAWAY| Registration for MOPS @ Scottsdale Bible Church

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One of the best decisions I've ever made was to join a MOPS group. My oldest are 14 and 11. When we decided to adopt Riley, now 3, I had completely forgotten how crazy hard...

Adoption: One word, many different types of adoption

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Adoption seems to have taken the blogging world by storm. Many adoptive families share their journeys and their stories through blogs and other online forums. It is so exciting to see adoptive families find...

Adoption, it’s ok to ask

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It seems like on the internet, you can find a list of almost anything... What not to ask a parent of a special needs child. What not to ask a parent of a teen struggling with...