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.

Gift Guide for Dad

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

Gift Guide for Grandparents

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

How to Plan a Multi-Generational Vacation

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Going on a multi-generational vacation can be an incredible experience with careful planning and consideration. Here are a few tips to help make your trip into a dream vacation for the whole family. Discuss Your...

Make time for yourself, Mama!

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Before kids, your life was totally about you. Where you wanted to work, what you wanted to eat, how much sleep you needed (or didn't need!) - it was all up to you. After...

Starry Night Preschool Project

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If you're looking for a fun process art project to do this spring break, consider a reproduction of Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night. If your preschooler is like mine and wants the facts, you...

Toys in the bedroom: Yay or nay?

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Do you keep your kids' toys in their bedroom? There’s no shortage of toy storage solutions. Whether you browse Pinterest for ideas or make a run to Ikea every other month to buy another...

Disneyland Christmas Guide

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The holiday season is upon us. One magical Christmas, our family decided to pack up and make the drive to California to see what Disneyland is all about during the holidays. It was the...

Saying YES to Help

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I love helping people, whether it’s a friend who needs a last minute play date or volunteering with my favorite organization. I almost always say yes to help when someone needs it. BUT, being...

Top Ten Cheeseburgers in Scottsdale!

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(All of the opinions in this article are our own. We haven't been compensated in any way.) September 18 is National Cheeseburger Day! We polled our Scottsdale Moms Blog contributors to create a list of...

Back to School Conversations: Starter Questions

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Can you believe that summer is over and the kids are back in school already? You may have had this "conversation" a dozen times by now: How was school? Good/fine/whatever. We’re all happy to...

DIY Ice Cream Cone Cupcake Display

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July is National Ice Cream Month! We recently hosted an ice cream themed party. These cute ice cream cone cupcakes were a big hit with the preschool crowd. Making the cupcakes was pretty easy...

Preparing for International Travel with a Preschooler

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Preparing for international travel with a preschooler can be a daunting task. There are flights to book, reservations to make, and endless blogs that give you advice on what you “MUST SEE!” Throw in...

Showing Teacher Appreciation All Year

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May is when we celebrate our teachers. It's a special time to thank them for everything they have done for our children all year. Just like we challenge ourselves to be thankful all year,...

DIY Savings Bank

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DIY Savings Bank Supplies Shoe Box Cardboard Scrapbook Paper Stickers Decorative Tape Packing Tape Glue Scissors (adults!) Step 1 - Find a Box We picked a sturdy preschool sized shoe box that was already pretty cute.             Step...

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss: A Cat In The Hat Celebration

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In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, we decided to plan a mini-party at the park. I wanted to keep the theme focused, so we picked my daughter's favorite Dr. Seuss book, The Cat in...

Best Magazines for Little Kids – A Unique Gift Option

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Are you looking for a unique gift idea for the kid who already has too many toys? Maybe you’re looking for a new way to get your child interested in reading. Little kid magazines...

DIY Thankful Jar Family Activity

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One of the first manners that we teach children is to say please and thank you. Some of us even start before they can talk, by teaching them to sign those words. Raising a...

#metoo

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As I scrolled through my FB news feed over the weekend, I noticed a very simple post: #metoo. At that point, I had read about the latest sex scandal in the news and was...
Adopt a Family

Adopt-a-Family Holiday Tradition

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Last fall, when I was planning our annual Friendsgiving dinner, I stumbled across Vista del Camino’s Holiday Adopt-a-Family program. I told my friends about it and most people spent a few extra bucks and...

Creating a May Day Basket – Fun, Simple, Inexpensive

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Our family loves to celebrate almost as much as we love traditions. Last year we made May Day Baskets with our two year old. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to teach her about...

Valley Easter Events: Egg Hunts, Brunches, & More

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This year, my daughter’s birthday falls on Easter. I started looking for something to make her day extra-special, but was soon overwhelmed by how many wonderful Easter events the Valley has to offer. I...

Renovation Survival Tips…with a Toddler!

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There are dozens of shows about home renovation, somehow they make it seem both easy and terrifying to embark on that journey at the same time. Surviving a renovation can take its toll on...

Dear Expecting Mom

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Dear Expecting Mom, If you’re like I was, your mind is racing. Sure, you’re waking up in the night to go to the bathroom, but let’s be honest, you’re also awake because you’re thinking about...

Celebrate National Bubble Bath Day!

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The holiday decorations are put away (almost!) and we’re starting to get back into our usual routines. There’s no better way to relax after some busy weeks than to enjoy National Bubble Bath Day...

Christmas Bucket List

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One of the Christmas traditions I always look forward to is an Advent calendar filled with chocolate. Sharing this with our daughter during her first Christmas season was something my husband and I anticipated....

The Value of Baking with Little Ones

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As soon as my daughter could sit on the counter, we began baking together. We bake for play dates, for neighbors, for my husband's coworkers, and for ourselves. The value of baking with little...

Packing Healthy School Lunches {Part 2}: Interview with a Dietitian

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Previously, in Packing Healthy School Lunches {Part 1}: Ideas & Time Saving Tips, we talked about what to pack in a school lunch as well as some time saving tricks to make your life...

Packing Healthy School Lunches {Part 1}: Ideas & Time Saving Tips

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Editor's Note: Please join us in welcoming Kelli to our contributor team! She has a 2 year old daughter and is ready to share her parenting advice, wisdom and ideas with the local community.  We’re...