It's really quite hilarious that I'm over here, like, "I know! I'll do a Halloween craft for this month's SMB post!" Because, you guys, I don't craft. I'm just not good at it. I want to be a crafty mom, and...
The investment made to improve a smile is some of the most important money you will ever spend to boost your child’s self-confidence. Our partners at Dunn Orthodontics believe finances shouldn’t stand between your child and a great smile,...
Alright Moms, we all know it's coming.  Candy, candy and more candy! With Halloween parties, decorative bowls of candy corn, and of course Trick-or-Treating, the sugar rush is upon us. I doubt I'm alone when I say "I choose my...
If you're like me, you're always looking for easy weeknight dinner options. I love to cook, but not on weeknights. Between wrangling a toddler, a job, and all the stuff in between, weeknight dinners have to be fast, easy,...
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...
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...
The Arizona State Fair is a tradition that over one million people enjoy each fall. With nearly 100 rides, tons of food, vendors, and booths, plus animals, competitions, and performances, there’s something for everyone. When the 2020 fair was postponed,...
One thing we have learned over ten years of being apart of the Scottsdale Moms community is that moms invent the BEST PRODUCTS! Moms are resourceful and constantly driven to solve problems that arise in our everyday life.  Meet one...
This is my 7-year-old’s hair. It’s been like that since she was 4; super thick, super long with a slight natural wave, and the envy of many adults (myself included). So naturally I freaked out when the first lice...
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...
Dinner Bowls are my jam lately. They might take a little extra work on the front end, but they provide some healthy, well-rounded dinner options, usually WITH leftovers. If you have picky eaters like I do, bowls can allow you...
If you are missing your mom friends as much as we are and are looking for a way to let them know you are thinking about them, take a visit to the Tate + Zoey online boutique for your...
My sister turned me on to Instant Pot several years ago. She had purchased one to give away as a Christmas gift, but ended up keeping it. 24 hours later I received a phone call telling me I had...
Makeup junkies rejoice! Coupon Chief rounded up tons of ways to get free makeup samples, plus ways to DIY your own spa day when you’re at home!  Sephora Tricks  When shopping at Sephora, there are plenty of insider tricks to remember!...
Feeling Crafty this summer?!  I have been saving small pieces of crayons for awhile with the intention of melting them into new crayons. We finally had enough pieces ready and I thought it would be a fun activity for the...
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...
It’s not just a normal Arizona summer this year, where our primary concerns are sunburns and scorpions. The unfortunate reality is that if it hasn’t happened already, some of us may be getting a call from someone we know...
I know what you’re thinking.  “Soup in the summer? Jennie, you're crazy!"  I know, I know.  But trust me that this creamy broccoli avocado soup is so light and fresh that it’s actually perfect for summer.  Bonus points are...
Making the most of your closet space doesn’t have to break the bank. Small tweaks can make a BIG difference. Try one or a few of the below hacks to get organized and make a crowded closet space feel...
We are so excited to announce that an amazing group of local sponsors has come along beside us and donated to create a generous gift basket for our 'Thank You to the Helpers' winner! Generous gifts for our winner $20...
One of my kids favorite summer treats is a watermelon slushie. It is so easy to make and super healthy.  Here are the steps so you can make a pitcher for your family. Cut up a watermelon and freeze in...
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...
Before kids, I apparently took my life for granted. And working as an executive for a multi-million dollar business, traveling, juggling schedules and deadlines, prepared me little for what was to come. All without the help of these mom...
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...
The temperature consistently hit the 100s before the end of April this year. Usually, that would be met with lots of trips to the splash pad or neighborhood pool. But with most of the state still shut down due...
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,...

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December is here! The weather is perfect, we have so many family friendly events all around town. So fun! We also have a new monthly...

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