Kelli Northey

Kelli Northey
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Kelli Northey moved to Scottsdale, after marrying her college sweetheart in Wisconsin. They haven’t missed the cold, snowy winters yet! She is mom to one very sweet and curious daughter. Kelli loves being with family and friends. She enjoys volunteering, party planning, making crafts, trying new recipes, traveling, and going on family hikes.
online learning

The Night We Knew Online Learning Would be Okay

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Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine tackling online learning with a first grader. When things started closing down due to COVID-19, I knew organization and routine would be key for our busy...
coronavirus books

Back to School Coronavirus Books

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Reading a back to school book on the night before the first day of school is a tradition many families share. It's a great way to bond, share in the excitement, and calm any...
lessons from the desert

Lessons from the Desert

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This summer, my husband and I celebrated living in Arizona for a decade. That practically makes us locals, right?! Along the way, we’ve learned a few lessons from the desert. Summer Lessons from the Desert ...
building your relationship

5 Ways to Build Your Relationship with Your Kids

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If living through a pandemic has taught us anything, it's that family is everything. During normal times, it's easy to get caught up in the grind of rushing out the door in the morning,...
az day trips

Top Ten Arizona Day Trips

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You've probably heard of a "staycation" - a vacation within driving distance of your home that doesn't require a hotel stay. Whether you're short on vacation days, trying to build up your savings account,...

A Tour of Scottsdale Public Art

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Whether you're avoiding public places due to the recent pandemic or it's just too hot to be outside, a self guided tour of Scottsdale Public Art could be just what you need to change...
no pool

No Pool? No Problem. 14 Summer Ideas When You Don’t Have a Pool!

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The temperature consistently hit the 100s before the end of April this year. Usually, that would be met with lots of trips to the splash pad or neighborhood pool. But with most of the...
sight word games

Sight Word Games Make Homework Fun

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What are sight words? Simply put, sight words are words that students should be able to read by sight. This means, within about three seconds or less, they should be able to see the word...

How to Host a Pandemic Playdate

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We're going on day 40 of self isolation during this pandemic. The weather is beautiful right now, but that doesn't replace recess and playdates and playground meet ups when you're a kid. In an...
bright side

Finding the Bright Side of a Pandemic

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I'm a "glass half full," "focus on the positives" kind of person. I like to assume the best in people and I take things in stride as they come my way. The coronavirus pandemic...
parenting books

Celebrate National Reading Month: Best Books for Parenting

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March is National Reading Month! Why not treat yourself, or someone you know, to a book to help get through the trenches and celebrate the joys of parenthood. Today we’re highlighting a few of our...
bedtime books

Celebrate National Reading Month: Best Books for Bedtime

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March is National Reading Month! If you're finding yourself dreading bedtime, it may be time to change up the routine. There's nothing sweeter than a calming bedtime story to help your children drift off...
best books for older readers

Celebrate National Reading Month: Best Books for Older Kids

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March is National Reading Month! Chances are, if you have an older kid in your house, they probably already have a favorite series or genre of books. Try surprising them with something new to...

Back to School Guide

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The following are a few of our favorite Back to School products – the list includes suggestions from our writers and our readers! Let us know what we need to add to make our...
early readers

Celebrate National Reading Month: Best Books for New Readers

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March is National Reading Month! Celebrate a new reader in your life with the gift of a special book.  Today we’re highlighting a few of our favorites from the Best Books for New Readers Shopping...

Teachers Gift Guide

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The following products are a few of our favorite Gifts for Teachers – the list includes suggestions from our writers and our readers! Let us know what we need to add to make our...