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!

Water Safety During Questionable Weather

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As we go through monsoon season in the Valley, it is vital to remember the importance of Water Safety when in and around your pool. Weather forecasts can change quickly so it’s important to...

Teaching Children to Give and Fighting Entitlement

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Summer is here! I'm already checking the summer camp schedules, the Vacation Bible School schedules, and activity calendars. My little ones do better if we have something to look forward to each week. In...

Arizona Dance Artistry

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Last week, I took Mary Alice (3) to her very first ballet class. You know what this means! I went shopping the night before for the most perfect pastel pink leotard you've ever seen....

Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids of Scottsdale {Giveaway}

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Last week, Cookie Cutters agreed to cut the hair of all five of my cuties! We arrived at 4 pm, and by 4:45 pm we were all walking out with smiles, balloons, and snazzy...

3 Movies that teach gratitude

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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...

MOPS @ St. Patrick Catholic Community

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Four years ago, I found myself one evening at Francesca's at Kierland Commons. It was a sweet shopping event, and I had invited my dear friend Jennifer. After some casual chitchatting, I shared with...

How to see the world with a friend {Mommy Play date Series}

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Play dates with kids are fun and all, but sometimes you need to get out with just your girlfriends! We started this play date series as a way to explore Scottsdale with our children...

How to See Northern Arizona in One Day

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Having visitors out here in Arizona is always a blessing! It gives us time to reconnect with distant family and lets our kids see how amazing our loved ones are.  After 8 years in the...

I wish I had been ready… Preparing for a C-Section

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Almost two years ago, we welcomed our rainbow baby into the world. Mary Alice was an amazing surprise after 12 years of miscarriages and growing our family by adoption. She continues to be a...

Up Up Up – A new book for young readers

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We love finding new books to read with our little ones. This book, released by local non-profit organization, Southwest Human Development, looks like a perfect addition to any library. Knowing that the purchase will donate...

Take Five – A Christmas Card Tradition

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  Ever so often, a tradition sneaks up on you. After a few years, your kids ask if you are going to do "that thing" again, and you realize, you've made a tradition for your...

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...