I have dedicated my life to educating children. I received my degree in elementary education. I taught three different grades throughout my years as a classroom teacher. Since I started student teaching, I have always had a second job...
Kindergarten, here we come! Tutor Time® is here to give you peace of mind while your child taps into big fun with purpose! Our schools follow CDC guidance to ensure a healthy, safe environment. And our curriculum is designed...
Dear Blue Bell, What? Did you really think I forgot?? When a teensy, weensy listeria outbreak forced us apart in April of 2015, I choked down Blue Bunny in a rebound attempt. It's been nearly 2 years, and I’m not too proud to...
I will start by telling you the definition of a helicopter parent just so you can understand just how crazy I am! A helicopter parent is a parent who takes an overprotective or excessive interest in the life of...
I have to admit: Valentine's Day isn't my favorite holiday. I love chocolate, but I don't have much use for a heart-shaped box. I like flowers, but not at triple the price. I'm not a big fan of sappy...
It’s a new year, which means new beginnings, new insurance, and bigger smiles. If you’re considering orthodontic treatment for your child this year, our partners at Dunn Orthodontics in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Litchfield Park have outlined a few common...
We are looking for new & diverse contributors to expand our team of regular writers! We need local (Metro Phoenix area) moms who are passionate about our community and love to share stories and wisdom with others. This is a volunteer...
Self-care is often overlooked and pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. Especially this year, as stress and uncertainty has taken over a majority of our lives. Nonetheless, self-care is extremely important as it helps encourage maintaining healthy...
I adore the holidays. The magic, the twinkling lights, the sweaters. Who in Scottsdale doesn’t love getting out their riding boots and pretending it’s cold enough to wear them?  My love for Christmas begins to wane by mid-December. That’s when...
What if I were to tell you that I have a love/dislike relationship with Christmas?  I don’t normally tell people this because instead of trying to understand further, I’m usually shut down with hearing all about how much the...
Two weeks ago my youngest daughter started feeling sick. Because we knew numbers were going up and there was a chance she was exposed, we got her tested immediately with a rapid test.  Shortly after taking the test, we received...
If you are a parent already dreaming about a reset in 2021, you are not alone.  For many modern families an organized home life with a reliable work, home and school schedule sounds like the best holiday gift or...
My four-year-old little boy confidently hopped on a two-wheel bicycle for the first time this past weekend and rode off into the sunset like he’s known how his whole life.  He can thank the time spent cruising around on his balance bike...
In a time when it feels like the world is trying to suck the life out of me, there are a number of things that are actually giving me life.  Some of my “life saving” things are frivolous and...
Parents, kids, and teachers all love a year when Halloween falls on a weekend night, and no one has to get up early for school the next morning suffering from a candy-hangover. Well, as luck would have it, our pandemic-year...
You know how most of us use our 2 legs and feet to take us from point A to point B? Most of us are also able to stand up/sit down at will. Well some of us, like my...

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Family Friendly Events In and Around Scottsdale {April 2021}

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April might just be the most perfect month in Scottsdale. It isn't too hot and there are so many great activities outdoors! Enjoy the...

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