Whether you're hosting Thanksgiving for your family or for 50 out of town guests, thinking about the big day can be daunting. While there's something nostalgic about the hustle and bustle of a busy holiday meal, my goal is...
Exhausted, hurried, angry? Do these words best describe you? You’re moving at such a fast pace, you high-five yourself on the interstate. You’re behind the eight ball at every turn with no end in sight. You’re late to work,...
Ever since I turned 40 a couple of years ago, my eyebrows drastically changed. They became extra unruly and really patchy. Check out my before picture below. Eeek.  See how crazy they were? Also I am not really an "extra"...
If you are a parent already dreaming about a reset in 2021, you are not alone.  For many modern families an organized home life with a reliable work, home and school schedule sounds like the best holiday gift or...
Green smoothies don't cure burnout. What? They don't? And the answer is, unfortunately, no.  I preach self care, often in the form of a bubble bath, a green smoothie or some yoga, but the truth of the matter is, often...
Mommin' is hard. But, I am about to give you the most freeing statement. You are not responsible for fixing another mama. I mean, does that not deserve a big exhale? Making decisions big and small for our own families is...
Every year my sons beg to decorate for Halloween. I love it! However, I don’t love spending an arm and a leg on decorations…especially when they look like just that: a bloody arm and a bloody leg. They’re just...
From helping you to feel more confident to boosting your critical thinking skills, journaling provides many benefits. This self-care practice can aid you in your pursuit of happiness and growth by giving you a space to self-reflect, troubleshoot, and...
The other day, I was racing home from school to run inside, drop some kids off, pick some kids up, make two sippy cups of milk, refill the diaper bag, and take my oldest to choir. As I glanced...
In my quest to be a “good mom” (whatever that really is), I will try to read skim some parenting books, articles, or podcasts picking up whatever tips or hacks I can get. I’m not one to turn down...
Trusting Connections continues in their commitment to support families and the communities, organizations and social infrastructure that support them through this pandemic by waiving set-up fees for new corporate childcare contracts now through Oct. 31, 2020, offering a substantial...
As a new mom for the second time almost eight years ago, I hesitantly showed up to a Moms group at my local church. It is something I never entertained before because with my older child I had been...
As we all have jumped into distance learning for the time being I often get questions in my practice from parents asking if they are doing the right thing. And my answer has been resoundingly, the right thing is...
This year is definitely going to look different than previous Falls, but we all should celebrate the cooler temperatures after making it through the hottest summer ever. Time to pack up the family (plus masks!) and get all those...
Trusting Connections Nanny Agency extends an invitation to participate in National Nanny Recognition Week by nominating caregivers and heroes. Former nannies themselves, the co-founders are equally committed to both the families and the nannies that they serve.  It is in...
Who would have thought that we would be wearing masks, socially distancing and our kids’ classroom would be at home learning online? We can be proud of our children for hanging in there and experiencing a new form of learning while...
Do you struggle to find a balance between work and mom life? Since becoming a mom, I've been searching for a job that provides the best work-life balance (is there really such a thing?). Over the last 9 years...
If you’re thinking about getting braces or clear aligners for your child, you may have wondered which orthodontic treatment option makes the most sense for your family. Did you know that an increasing number of teens, pre-teens and even...
This summer, my husband and I celebrated living in Arizona for a decade. That practically makes us locals, right?! Along the way, we’ve learned a few lessons from the desert. Summer Lessons from the Desert Gone are the days of...
As a community, many of us are wondering what the best path forward for school is next year. We wanted to put together a resource for you from recommendations within the community. I have never considered homeschooling my children,...
August 2nd marks National Coloring Book Day and let me tell you, 2020 is the best year to celebrate this holiday. "Why?" you ask. Did you know that adult coloring has the same effects on a person as meditation? Mindfulness...
After months of closures and slow re-openings, my mom lifer, Jennie, suggested we throw our boys in the car and escape Phoenix in search of the perfect day away. Our boys were long over due for a play date...
Honestly one of the things getting me through this quarantine, stay-at-home, socially distancing time is a healthy supply of avocado toast. I really do love avocado toast and I have a million ways to make it, but that post...
Try your hand at these easy summer sensory bins! This summer is the first summer that I’ll be home with three children ages five and under. I’m so excited, but slightly terrified. I am an introvert, as is my three...
Let's Celebrate Independence Day! The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays! I love that it is a time to gather with family and friends, but in a more laid back style rather than the hustle...
My husband was born and raised in San Diego. He told me when school was out for summer, they would call it "June Gloom" because there were overcast skies for the entire month, which actually sounds amazing right now....
Dear Husband (and so many amazing partners out there), We’re not in the stage of grand gestures, extravagant gifts, or even meals out as a family (if either of us wants to relax for more than .4 seconds, that is)....
While many of us may not be embarking on the travels we had hoped to take this summer, there’s still the quintessential way to escape reality during the long, hot days of summer– book reading. Add up the money you’ll...
I have been seeing clients through these COVID times and a lot of women have been struggling with feelings of anxiety and depression. These may be feelings that they already had, new feelings, or feelings that are just exacerbated...
During the last few months, we have been doing all the fun-filled family activities we can handle to keep the kids happy and healthy. We have played lots of games, gone on walks, and played outside as much as...

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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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