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...
If you are planning a wedding, have you seen Basic Invite's unique and completely customizable wedding invitation templates? Wedding planning is stressful enough, but Basic Invite makes selecting your invitation, customizing it for your big day and sending it...
Summer is here and we all know that means larger energy bills. I am always looking for ways to save big on energy bills and to teach my daughter to be more environmentally conscious. Energy bills are so expensive and...
Being a mom during these times is so exhausting. We are suddenly full time cooks, teachers, house cleaners, activity coordinators, and expert online shoppers. Managing our household has now been taken to a level I don't think any of...
A long time ago, when the pandemic started spreading here in the US and the shutdowns started happening and the quarantines started going into effect, there was a speech from Dr. Emily Landon, the chief infectious disease epidemiologist at University...
Dear Mama, I see you and feel you in this very unexpected and uncharted territory called The Great Quarantine of 2020. You have been called to a level of motherhood maybe you felt not ready for or even unqualified. Yet,...
Among the many things that living through a global pandemic has taught me, one significant realization has been that it is important to celebrate – pretty much anything. Big occasions, little events, half-birthdays, you name it, why not celebrate...
Recently I took my daughter to the farmers market in Peoria. If you haven't been, its pretty fun. While there we found a booth where kids could ride a stationary bike that powered a blender, making frozen strawberry lemonade....
We are so excited you found the Scottsdale Moms Guide to Surviving Summer. This is our 8th year of bringing you tips, tricks and things to do, all written to help YOU survive summer with your littles! We don't know...
If your home is anything like mine, I'm guessing that there are a few books that you have read 471,381,577 times and you are ready for a few new books in your rotation! We've found a few new favorite...
As the threat of COVID-19 grows, social distancing is the new norm, schools around the country have shuttered their doors and almost all parents have now been asked to work from home to prevent the spread of coronavirus, it...
I have always been a fan of checklists and routines (you should see my holiday checklist binders). During this chaotic time of uncertainty we are all facing a disruption in our normal routines which can be stressful. We are...
Avoid the long lines and empty shelves at the grocery stores and order dinner for pickup or delivery from one of these local restaurants. We want to see all of our favorite local places survive these difficult weeks or...
March is National Reading Month! Celebrate a new reader in your life with the gift of a special book.  Today we’re highlighting a few of our favorites from the Best Books for New Readers Shopping Guide. Although the general idea...
Why is it so hard to accept help as a mom? Or as a woman? What is the internal gain from saying no when a person asks us if they can help?  I know that it isn’t just me who...

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