Brussels sprouts are my favorite go-to green vegetable. I know they've had a bad rap for a long time, but honestly, I feel like they've been largely misunderstood and underserved by our society for decades. But take a look...
This is an image all of us moms know personally. A minivan or SUV with cheerios in between the seats, juice deposits stuck in the cracks of the cup holders and dog hair woven into the floor mats. There...
We all want our children to learn and grow in a safe and loving environment. When it's time for your child to start attending preschool, there are SO MANY wonderful schools in our area to choose from. To make it...
Have you ever wished you could sit down with a doctor and learn what strategies they have seen be successful for parents of children with learning disabilities?  https://youtu.be/aydlGQk6HZQ Our co-owner, Kate, sat down with Dr. Ali Kauffman from Phoenix Children's. This...
Here’s some unfortunate irony: More than half of parents (56%) say they gave their child a smartphone for safety and security reasons. Yet, 40 percent of all mobile devices are prone to cyberattacks. Parents motivated by security are often thinking...
Everyone is looking for a new exercise routine to start off the new year with a BANG....and we have a new app that can help you achieve all of your workout goals in 2022 (plus right in the comfort...
One of the best things to come out of the pandemic for me was a renewed joy of reading novels. Prior to 2020, my reading habits had been changing for several years. I found myself in a book slump...
Now that the holidays are over, and all the gifts have been opened, it's time to write your thank you notes! I feel the value of a thank you note has slowly gone away. I never really did them...
Hello, my name is Erica and I say “yes” a lot.  I’m a natural helper, and I chose a career that involved helping because it called to me.  I’m the first to volunteer and the first to step up...
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day has been a federal holiday and recognized as a National Day of Service since it was signed into law by President Reagan in 1983. MLK Day has been observed in the State of Arizona...
2022 is here, and with it come New Year's resolutions. Whether your resolution is for health, fitness, or your professional life, resolutions aren't just for adults. I've compiled a few ways to help determine New Year's resolutions for kids...
As a new mom, you've probably read dozens of articles about the best ways to feed, bathe, sleep train, and even potty train your child. But, have you ever heard about the secret to making the perfect crib? You can...
Happy New Year! Here's hoping 2022 is the best year for all of you! Are there any events that we haven’t covered or do you know of a future family friendly event our community should know about? Feel free to...
When the holidays roll around, it’s easy to focus on giving gifts to our children. No matter what age they are, we spend time trying to find things they’ll love, and we experience joy watching them open and appreciate...
Now that the holidays are in full swing, it’s time to deck the halls and make your home feel merry and bright. If you live in a small home or apartment that doesn’t provide a lot of space, decorating...
Our team of contributors is incredible! Each month, they volunteer their time and talent to share what they hope will make the journey of motherhood a little bit easier. Here are this year's top posts. It is always interesting (and...
Our team was so super lucky to get to visit Face Foundrie's newest location in Arcadia to try their fabulous facials.  Face Foundrie has just been open for a little bit over a month, and we couldn't be more excited...
The Holidays can leave you a little overwhelmed when you think of all the different gifts you have to buy. I love favorite things parties but when I go to buy a “favorite thing” I always get a brain...
Old Town, the heart of Scottsdale, is full of a variety of unique shops, restaurants and resorts. Whether you’re a local or planning a trip to sunny Scottsdale, there’s something for everyone. This series will walk you through some...
One of our favorite holiday traditions is planning how we want to give back to our community. Over the years we’ve volunteered and donated in many different ways. Here are my family’s top five favorite ways to volunteer with...
Phoenix Children's has a very unique specialist that all moms in our area should know about. Dr. Franklin specializes in ACHD, Adult Congenital Heart Disease. If you are a mom in our area with ACHD or you are planning...
First quarter is over and parent teacher conferences are in full-swing.  I don’t know about you, but attending a conference can be quite stressful. Following years of limited interactions with my child’s teachers, I'm feeling a bit left in...
December is here! The weather is perfect, we have so many family friendly events all around town. So fun! We also have a new monthly article highlighting all of the local things we are talking about. Check out the latest...
In the past few years, probiotics have become one of the most popular suggestions to treat gas and bloating, constipation, and immunity health. Although the word, probiotics, may be familiar to us, we may not understand what benefits they...
Family photos are such an amazing way to capture memories and seasons of life. One of my favorite parts is picking out the perfect outfits to make the pictures that much more reflective of each of my kid’s personality...
With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s important to ensure that you’re not gifting your friends or family toxic items that could be harmful to their health, or buying these items for yourself. Some products can be especially harmful...
Snake River Farms is a livestock farm based in eastern Idaho. Their beef is featured in a number of Michelin starred restaurants and the company prioritizes sustainability in its business practices, as well as animal well-being and overall food...
On the Friday evening after Thanksgiving, my family piles in the car ready to see Christmas lights! We spend the day putting up the tree, decorating the house, watching movies (Elf if I have a vote!), and drinking hot...
What robot vacuum should you buy? My husband and I have an ongoing joke about our robot vacuum. He likes to tease me that the robot vacuum is my best friend. It’s true. I check on the robot vacuum before...
When you give back to the community, you make a positive impact on the lives of others. While before, it was a huge commitment to commute to and from volunteer opportunities, these days you can engage in community service...

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Happy New Year! Here's hoping 2022 is the best year for all of you! Are there any events that we haven’t covered or do you...

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