Phoenix Children's has a very unique specialist that all moms in our area should know about. Dr. Franklin specializes in ACHD, Adult Congenital Heart Disease. If you are a mom in our area with ACHD or you are planning...
First quarter is over and parent teacher conferences are in full-swing.  I don’t know about you, but attending a conference can be quite stressful. Following years of limited interactions with my child’s teachers, I'm feeling a bit left in...
In the past few years, probiotics have become one of the most popular suggestions to treat gas and bloating, constipation, and immunity health. Although the word, probiotics, may be familiar to us, we may not understand what benefits they...
With a background in teaching and a family full of lifelong learners, it’s no surprise that school choice was something I took very seriously. I waited outside a preschool before the sun had risen to secure a spot. Later,...
Choosing a school for our children can be challenging from curriculum to extra curricular activities. As a first time mom I wanted something that focused on the value of community and of course education. After much deliberation and research...
Have you ever wanted to sit down with a dentist and ask them all your questions! Dr. Alli, from Arcadia Pediatric Dental, sat down with Kate and gave us her best dental tricks to keep those teeth healthy and...
The pressure to perform in high school these day is intense. Kids are warned by parents and teachers that their grades matter from day one. Many of them are pushed to take as many Honors and AP classes as their...
When our daughter was younger, “we” made a lot of holiday cards for our far-away family. These usually consisted of a seasonal handprint or footprint. I’d paint her hand or foot, she’d stomp, I’d decorate the page to look...
When our second child was born, we were so excited to introduce him to his big brother, who was just shy of 3 years old. Suuuure, we knew there would be bouts of jealousy, but at the heart, they'd be BFF's...
We’ve all heard and read plenty about “helicopter parents” in the news over the last few years. Our society has placed collective blame upon them for excessive hovering and over-involvement during their kids’ childhoods, which many feel has resulted...
Between preschool and kindergarten, I’ve spent about 12 hours in the last few years touring various schools in the area. We’re lucky to have the option for open enrollment, but that can make things a little more complicated, too.  The...
I always love reading what other bloggers and celebrities have in their bags. I have learned of so many random things that people have, that become so useful in certain situations. I decided to take apart my large diaper...
Chelsea, with Building Blocks Family, shared all about infant sleeping solutions! She helps start you right out of the gate with a strategy for emotional and physical healing while learning all about your baby. She teaches you how to...
A difficult relationship between a parent and child can leave people with feelings of confusion, frustration, and even a lack of closure. Relationships grow apart for so many reasons. Whether it’s something like abuse or neglect, or just a...
During our Bloom event, Chelsea from Growing Forward Therapy taught us about the importance of tummy time. She gave us tried and true tummy time techniques to help with your infant. With the importance of 'back to sleep' to reduce...
Living in Arizona means we have countless back-to-school options available to every family! Families can choose from microschools, traditional, homeschool, charter, private, and parochial schools. It is wonderful to have so many choices available to our children, but it...
We live in a culture that enjoys sporting events, that celebrates athletic competition, and that places a lot of pressure on athletes – from highly paid professionals all the way down to happy-go-lucky Little Leaguers. And as parents, many of...
At our recent Bloom event, Jacqueline walked us through a wonderful discussion on why reading to our children is so important! Reading books together connects parents and children through adventure and shared experiences. Setting aside a little time every...
Why I’m Proud of my Child’s D As my husband and I were sitting at an appointment, I received the alert announcing “report cards are now available.”  I immediately turned to him and said, “should I even look?” His (pragmatic...
Teaching our youngsters to be kind at the park can be challenging. Sometimes we visit with our mom friends, and we don't realize that not all the kids are included in playtime at the park. Let's face it; everyone's child is...
When you have triplets, followed by a new baby 18 months later, you are thrown into the deep end of parenting. This was just the beginning of Amy Carney's parenting journey. Amy Carney, local Scottsdale mom, is a joy...
This past school year has been like none other I could have ever imagined. With the Coronavirus pandemic in full swing, our family made the decision to withdraw our 2nd grader from public school and homeschool him. We didn’t...
Erin Stremcha took a personal gift to her son and decided to share it with the world. Allow me to introduce you to her new book, Power Up. Erin wrote a book for her son, meant to speak truth and...
Pre-pandemic, I lived a pretty typical suburban life. I spent my days taking care of things for my family - meal planning, shopping, brunch with friends, running kids to and from sports. Then one day, all of the “busy”...
We are so excited you found the Scottsdale Moms Guide to Surviving Summer. This is our 9th year of bringing you tips, tricks and things to do, all written to help YOU survive summer with your littles! We are hoping...
After a year in a pandemic, moms are feeling lonely. If you don't already have a good friend base, and even if you do, this experience has been isolating.  If you are like me, you have your good friends from...
It’s time to play again! A recent study found that the average American child spends 4-7 minutes a day in unstructured play, versus seven hours of screen time. As more and more schools cut recess time in favor of more...
Don’t you wish Mama could just take a time out? A time out that is as long as you are old. I feel like I would be a whole new person, able to recharge and continue my day. I...
Road trips can be a wonderful way to create memories, but let’s be real: although trips can be fun, they can be challenging, especially if you’re traveling with a baby and toddler. Here are a few tips to help...
One of the constant questions many of us ask ourselves as parents is, “Am I doing enough to make sure my child is happy?” We often wonder if we are providing the foundation they need in order to grow...

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