Right about this time of year the stress and anxiety bubbles up as you begin to plan and execute a holiday season filled with activities, gifts and celebration. Soon your feed will be filled with places to go, people...
The annual celebration of Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. Don’t waste time or effort with hinting around or just hoping this year will be better than previous years. Moms – send the link to this article to your spouse/partner immediately!...
We could all use some good news these days, so I’m here to alert you to the fact that we are now entering prime mimosa season. The months of April, May, and June are simply brimming with opportunities to have...
Let's get you psyched up for your Valentine’s Day with these Top 5 Tips! They will - Presto! - put the spark back into a sparkling gaze at your partner for this holiday! I say, “back” because it’s likely...
From October to January, our house is filled with holiday cheer: spooky haunts in October, the “Turkey on the Table” to kick off the season of gratitude, our annual “Cookies and Cocktails” party with our closest friends to start...
As we lead into Thanksgiving, November is such a great month to work on gratitude and focus on things that we are thankful for. It is so great that Thanksgiving lands right before the December season of giving and...
October is the beginning to my favorite time of the year. Arizona is starting to cool down, football is back, and the holiday season is approaching. I found a new love for Halloween once I had kids. It went...
I grew up in a household that decorated for each holiday we celebrated. We even had an Easter tree, leprechaun visits for St. Patrick’s Day, and smoke machines for Halloween. It was great fun, but then again I wasn’t...
Okay, let’s talk pumpkin carving. Even as an adult I have cut myself carving a pumpkin, nothing major but a few nicks. Now that I have kids who insist on “helping” and want to do “everything” themselves, I am dreading...
My daughter recently discovered Jell-o from a friend at school and has been asking for me to buy some. Immediately the thought of Jell-o Jigglers popped into my head. I am sure we all remember the commercials as kids...
Valentine's day is a day to show those around us some extra love and care. What better way to do this than making delicious and simple Valentine's day snacks. I have curated some healthy snacks the whole family will...
Now that the holidays are over, and all the gifts have been opened, it's time to write your thank you notes! I feel the value of a thank you note has slowly gone away. I never really did them...
Now that the holidays are in full swing, it’s time to deck the halls and make your home feel merry and bright. If you live in a small home or apartment that doesn’t provide a lot of space, decorating...
The Holidays can leave you a little overwhelmed when you think of all the different gifts you have to buy. I love favorite things parties but when I go to buy a “favorite thing” I always get a brain...
October is here and that means many kids are getting excited for Halloween! While Halloween festivities are always a treat, there is one truly scary thing – the dangers it poses to teeth and braces. The sugar from candy...
Go for a walk: around your neighborhood, at a park or on a trail. Talk about what they see and how nature is important to our world.  Pick up litter: get a garbage bag and some gloves and...
Splash pad or pool? Local pumpkin patch or buy pumpkins at Trader Joe's? The Polar Express or The North Pole Experience? All are common questions you hear as a Valley parent, yet I had never even heard of the...
A new Santa workshop and more! Santa is all about the experience and this year Scottsdale Fashion Square has again partnered with HGTV to present “Santa HQ.” Families are invited to experience the wonder of Santa’s workshop in the digital...
A simple and fun printable for your children's letter to Santa Claus! If your kids are young like mine, and not quite up to writing a full letter or note on their own, here is your answer! Our Letter to Santa...

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One of the Christmas traditions I always look forward to is an Advent calendar filled with chocolate. Sharing this with our daughter during her first Christmas season was something my husband and I anticipated. That is, until we realized...
This summer we took our 10 year old twins and our 7 year old to the Grand Canyon. I am really wondering why I did not take them earlier?! What an experience! Here are five tips you need when visiting the Grand...
It’s Christmas Eve and this fantastic post from last Christmas Eve was just too great NOT to share again. Get your i-phones ready! It's time to start tracking Santa! When you have little ones, this can quite literally be the...
I don't like lines. I don't like crowds. I don't like waiting in lines or pushing through crowds - especially with small, hungry, tired, and over-sugared people asking "How much longer?" every 23 seconds. But, SIGH. I do like Christmas. And...
My husband was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, home of the famous Kentucky Derby. I love bringing a little bit of the Derby traditions to Arizona (not that I ever need a reason to throw a party). You may...
Last week, we flew in the grandparents, loaded up the kids and headed up to Greer, AZ for the North Pole Experience.  As we made our way up to the pine trees we were greeted by a winter wonderland...

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