I was looking online for suggestions for encouraging the kids to use good behavior. In the past I've used a reward system like reward jars which have worked for my kids and have worked for me. Since the quarantine...
We're packing up and moving to a new neck of the woods! In the name of cleaning up, shipping out and staging for a quick sale, I posted the DIY Roller Shades I made for our playroom on one...
It was March 2010, about three months after we had moved into our current home. I was seven months pregnant with baby number two. Our nearly-two-year-old had woken early on a Saturday morning and I'd gotten up with her...
Each year, we bring a collection of tried and true products that our mother's love in our thoughtfully curated Mother's Day Gift Guide! You might notice some products on the list that we bring to you over and over,...
We're going on day 40 of self isolation during this pandemic. The weather is beautiful right now, but that doesn't replace recess and playdates and playground meet ups when you're a kid. In an effort to try to bring...
There’s been a major shift in our world recently and there are things I said I would never do that I am now forced to rethink, like homeschooling; specifically homeschooling during the Covid-19 Quarantine. In the midst of finding...
School districts, principals and teachers have begun to reach out their district families about distance learning. Teachers are rushing to learn how to use new online platforms, to best engage students from many miles away, and to create online...
Have you suddenly found yourself with kids home from school? Still need to get some work done during the day? Solidarity, sisters.  Here are 20 ideas to get you started. Have kids write and illustrate their own story. Or siblings...
Valley Fever, also known as Coccidioidomycosis, is an infection caused by the fungus Coccidioides, which lives in the soil in the southwestern US, parts of Mexico, and Central and South America. People, and house pets, can get Valley Fever by breathing...
As a former retail manager, I know the benefits of delegation. It took me a long time to understand that even though I wanted to do every task, it takes an entire team to make a store run smoothly....
I don’t know about you, but my kids are notorious for making me work for their requested birthday themes. Seriously, just about every year one of them has an idea that requires me to get super creative. All I...
It’s widely known that stress, anxiety and depression all affect your mental health, but many don’t know that improving your mood could be as simple as choosing the right food. Your microbiome, which is in the gut, is often...

How Do You Self Care?

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Self care has become somewhat of a trendy movement. Truthfully, I saw it as something I couldn’t buy into as a mom of littles. How in the world am I supposed to get a mani and pedi on a...
As my daughter got closer to school age, I started to notice more and more stories of bullying and child suicide in the news. Kids are picked on for how they look, who they are, and even for medical...
Here I am again NOT writing about birth or photography or anything that I am actually an expert in, but instead my guilty pleasure, clothes. I love clothes. I love creating my own style and looking unique and fashionable. I...
The moment I became a mom it began…the need to make things easier. I think we can agree that most of us like to simplify our lives, right? If it doesn’t need to be challenging, why should it be?!...

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Surviving Summer Guide 2020

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We are so excited you found the Scottsdale Moms Guide to Surviving Summer. This is our 8th year of bringing you tips, tricks and...

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