In my practice, I hear a lot of women come in talking about their anxiety. During the holidays, normal, manageable anxiety can run high. Sometimes it doesn't feel like anxiety. It can feel like overwhelm. It can feel like...

Pajama Day

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Who’s ready for a Pajama Day? Wrapping up a season of wonderful and fun holiday activities, then transitioning back into the routines of school and work can be exhausting. If you’re noticing the days flying by way too fast,...
My family and I recently attended the Arizona Helping Hands Holiday Toy Drive. A fun, family-friendly event for families, the Holiday Toy Drive allows kids to donate toys to foster children and learn about the many ways Arizona Helping...

Terrible Twos are a Lie!

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My middle child is three years old and this has been the hardest year of both of our lives.  I think about how with my first child, my daughter, I dreaded the terrible twos and thought to myself how lucky...
I try to keep it light and positive with my personal social media posts. Of course, I like sharing the news and adventures of my boys and the wise cracks of my hubby. I like to share what we’re...
For months I was anticipating Disney+. We were counting down the days and planned a movie marathon in our jammies on the day it premiered. We don’t do much screen time aside from some TV, so it was like...
We often see stories in our newsfeed of families who open their hearts (and often wallets) to help others during the holiday season. We like and share their posts to help remind ourselves about the meaning of Christmas and...
The story of my life is that I always forget to do stuff, like take a family picture.  Then around November when the rest of the world who got their act together in plenty of time are all ordering...
We are hosting a Noon Year's Eve Party for the whole family to celebrate the new year! We are so lucky to have Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics and Dance Center host all of us. What better way to spend a...
Take the stress out of party planning this year and use some of these local birthday experts! We have everything you need to plan the perfect party - venues, treats, and entertainment! No more nights spent making a DIY...
This week, my three boys, husband and I headed off to HGTV's Santa HQ at Scottsdale Fashion Square.   Nothing brings greater giddiness to my sons than getting to see Santa every year.  What will they ask for? What will...
Holiday cards. To send or not to send? That is the question. And it’s been a bothersome one I’ve grappled with every winter for the past five years. When I think back to the holidays of my childhood, one image that...
Holiday Gift Guide 2019 Shopping for the holidays can be tough! We are here to help you find all of the gifts for everyone on your nice list! Also follow us on Instagram because we are hosting a 12 Days of Instagram giveaway...
Do you know of a family in need or crisis as we enter the holiday season? Nominate them today and help make the holidays a little brighter by partnering with Trusting Connections in their seventh annual Help-A-Home holiday charity...
Do you want to know the ultimate fall dinner featuring the season’s most popular flavor?    Yeah?  I thought you might say yes!    Pumpkin chili with pumpkin cornbread muffins are the spice of life that Fall lovers everywhere are 100% here for.  The pumpkin...
Do you ever feel like your day just happens to you? You wake up to put on your metaphorical boxing gloves just to be prepared for the fight? The huge to-do list, the whining children, the endless chores. Always...

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Family Friendly Events In and Around Scottsdale {August 2020}

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Happy August, Scottsdale Moms!  It's back to school time and although it looks different and probably not in the way we hoped, it will...