Poptails to the rescue! If you parent children through an Arizona summer, these three statements are big facts: It is ridiculously hot. You have a bunch of popsicles in your freezer. Everyone in the family is at a daily risk...
Created in 1981, Dermatologist's Choice was founded by Dr. B to achieve dermatologist level skincare results at home!  After forty years in the skincare business, they are leaders at helping women achieve lasting results with proven techniques.  Dr. B and Gia...
If you're looking for a way to add some color to your summer, a tie dye party is the way to go! This spring we hosted a virtual tie dye birthday party. (again, a huge thanks to my daughter's friends'...
We live in a culture that enjoys sporting events, that celebrates athletic competition, and that places a lot of pressure on athletes – from highly paid professionals all the way down to happy-go-lucky Little Leaguers. And as parents, many of...
Every August, Psoriasis Awareness Month occurs, which sheds light on the autoimmune skin condition that affects three percent of Americans each year. This common skin disease develops when healthy cells in the immune system are attacked. There are multiple variations...
In this series we'll tell you about the top 3 new things we're loving in AZ. Follow along this summer for new restaurants, recipes, experiences and other things you're sure to love. Koibito Poke - Gainey has a new brand...
Arizona is a state that does not seem to run out of gorgeous views and landscapes. It’s naturally beautiful, making it perfect for family vacations and road trips. There are surely plenty of exciting sights and breathtaking stops along...
From birth to five years of age, kids form more than one million neural connections every second. Yep, you read that right. One million every second. These years are the most impressionable moments of their lives, laying the critical...
It is hot out there and we are just doing everything we can to stay cool! We've got your list of things to do around town here. And good luck to everyone trying to make it through the hottest...
There is a window of time each morning that my children are ready for something interesting. They are awake, full of breakfast, and ready for a new day to begin, but I need a few minutes to start the...
Another summer is upon us which means that reading programs have begun. School is done and since the kids are usually not interested in books or visiting the library, these programs are an amazing way to incentivize the whole...
At our recent Bloom event, Jacqueline walked us through a wonderful discussion on why reading to our children is so important! Reading books together connects parents and children through adventure and shared experiences. Setting aside a little time every...
Summer sliding may just make you think of waterparks and backyard slip-n-slides, but the “summer slide” I’m referring to is about your child’s success in the classroom.  In a recent study, it was proven that children lose about 25%...
We were so excited to see all the attendees at our 2021 virtual Bloom Event earlier last month.  We owe a huge thank you to all off our sponsors and speakers who participated in the event and made it a...
It's so hard to find things to keep the family (or adults) entertained during the heat of the summer, so when I was given the opportunity to take my family on a pirate themed puzzle ride I said "Arrrrrrrrright"....
In this series we'll tell you about the top 3 new things we're loving in AZ. Follow along this summer for new restaurants, recipes, experiences and other things you're sure to love. Gabriella's Contemporary American Cuisine is a new restaurant...
Why I’m Proud of my Child’s D As my husband and I were sitting at an appointment, I received the alert announcing “report cards are now available.”  I immediately turned to him and said, “should I even look?” His (pragmatic...
When you’re a mom deep in the trenches of a challenging stage with a child, it’s helpful to have other moms to confer with, to complain to, and to fully understand what you’re going through. But I’ve also found...
The summer heat is approaching us quickly and it is getting less and less bearable to survive the park playdates. I gathered a few Scottsdale indoor play places that you can take the kids to stay cool these summer...
Teaching our youngsters to be kind at the park can be challenging. Sometimes we visit with our mom friends, and we don't realize that not all the kids are included in playtime at the park. Let's face it; everyone's child is...
If you find yourself with more Barbies than beds and a child who isn't happy with the thought of Barbies being stored in a tub when they aren't being played with, a DIY Barbie Bed might be the dollhouse...
I am not a plant expert.  I have zero plant training other than talking to other people who range from seeming to know a couple of things to hired help at Lowe’s to the wildly helpful and knowledgeable dude...
In 1967, decades before I was born, I received the most incredible wedding gift from two total strangers. They didn’t know that they were giving one of the greatest gifts I would receive, and little did I know that a...
June is here and the temps are starting to heat up. So that means more "morning only" outings and days at the pool are all in our future. We've got your list of things to do around town here. Since...
Do you guys remember that viral post a few years back about soaking your feet in Listerine and white vinegar?  It was all over the internet from Facebook to Pinterest and everywhere in between.  I have always been curious...
Motherhood is a daily battle of managing the time to finish laundry, make meals, drive the kids to extracurricular activities, and on top of it all – keep the house tidy. While the to-dos may seem never-ending, and days...
When you have triplets, followed by a new baby 18 months later, you are thrown into the deep end of parenting. This was just the beginning of Amy Carney's parenting journey. Amy Carney, local Scottsdale mom, is a joy...
This past school year has been like none other I could have ever imagined. With the Coronavirus pandemic in full swing, our family made the decision to withdraw our 2nd grader from public school and homeschool him. We didn’t...
Buying and framing paintings for your walls can be exciting, but it’s often difficult to decide where and how to hang up new art. Thankfully, there are some simple rules of thumb to help you decide on the perfect...
Erin Stremcha took a personal gift to her son and decided to share it with the world. Allow me to introduce you to her new book, Power Up. Erin wrote a book for her son, meant to speak truth and...

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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...

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