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Don’t Call Me Supermom

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It feels like recently, my friends have made comments to me like, "You Are a Supermom!" or say "I don't know how you do it." I am here to say, it doesn't feel like a compliment. It means that...
I know that I do not have a popular opinion here, but I don’t like Fall.  I don’t get excited about pumpkins (unless it’s a pie), leaves, scarecrows, itchy wool scarves, bulky sweaters, boots that take too much time...
There are so many good reasons to carpool, especially in neighborhoods with a lot of children headed to school each day. Parents save time, gas money, and avoid the aggravation of idling behind an endless sea of taillights on...
Now that my kids are no longer little, I’ve come to realize this fact about the intersectionality of parenting and shopping: You really miss out on a ton of innovation and information about products that are specifically designed for...
There’s nothing more inviting than a room flooded with natural light. However, this isn’t a reality for many homeowners. While some people are blessed with floor-to-ceiling windows and walls of light, many people have rooms with smaller, more modest...
When the new neighbor’s moving truck pulls up across the street, it can be very exciting for you and your family. Who doesn’t love to build close friendships with other families on the block that they can share for...
After the last year, when many students spent the majority of their educational hours in front of a screen, this upcoming school year presents many new and often unfamiliar distractions. Not long ago, reigning in a child’s focus was...
If you’re looking for fun and affordable ways to have fun right here in the valley, Pogo pass is for you. Pogo Pass is a membership that provides you with 1 year access to the best entertainment venues within...
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...
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...
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"....
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...
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...
By Dr Nayan Patel  Nayan Patel DO is a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist with Arizona Digestive Health in Scottsdale.   This past year was dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We had a lot to worry about, and many of us have put our...
Did you know that right here in Phoenix, we have the home of a major baby and toddler brand manufacturer? I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Jakki Liberman, the founder and president of Bumkins. We...
Are you a new mom or a soon to be mom? We would love for you to save the date on June 3rd for a virtual event created just for you! Join us for Bloom {An event for new and...
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Mama Drama

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We have all heard the saying "Save the drama for your mama." But what do you do if your mama IS the drama? Relationships with our parents as adults can be hard just by themselves, but what happens when...
The best part of creating an organic garden is knowing where you produced and harvested the food you consume. Fruits and vegetables have become expensive over the last year. Things that used to be three dollars are now five,...
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Spring Cleaning!

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For the most part, there are really only two seasons in Phoenix: winter and summer. Ha! We go from 50/60 degree days to 80/90+ literally overnight. But, if you pay very close attention, there are a few days here...
After a year in a pandemic, moms are feeling lonely. If you don't already have a good friend base, and even if you do, this experience has been isolating.  If you are like me, you have your good friends from...
This year I taught four kindergarteners to read.  Really, truly read.  As a mom of six kids, I’ve been a part of this process before and marveled with gratitude at my child’s school teacher, wondering, “How do they do it?”  This year,...
As the end of another school year approaches (a less than ideal one at that) many are exploring new options for next year.  But where to begin?  With over 200 private and charter schools, an additional 500 public schools,...
Mother's Day is going to be here before we know it. And if you need to pick out some special Mother's Day gifts for yourself (or drop some hints) or shop for your mother and mother-in-law, we put together...
Eeek April Fools' Day is just a few days away, so here are a few simple April Fools jokes that you can easily pull on your family.  Fake Bug behind the lamp shade. I just taped a large cutout from...
Easter is just a few weeks away and we all know what that means....lots of chocolate bunnies, plastic grass everywhere and jelly beans. Here are a few new ideas of other items to put in those Easter Baskets.   Tweet tweet,...
Motherhood  It could be tough occasionally to meet like-minded moms in your community. Sometimes, our insecurities overwhelm us, and they stop us from even taking the first step. When I first became a mom, motherhood was extremely rewarding, but it...
Are you currently feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, or exhausted? Perhaps the better question for any Mom right now, as we reach the one-year anniversary of pandemic lockdowns, is “Are there any of us not feeling overwhelmed or burnt out right...

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Fun Fantasy Dinner for the Whole Family

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Scottsdale Moms and family had such a blast at Medieval Times in Scottsdale last weekend enjoying a fun fantasy dinner. I remember going to Medieval...

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