As a fairly reserved person, making small talk with other moms can sometimes be a challenge for me.  What should I talk about?  Do I have anything in common with this woman?  How can I appear like I'm not...
Please stop using the word “reasonable” when looking for a photographer/doula/caterer/florist/literally any small business service…. Hey there y’all! As a local mompreneur who owns her own independent birth photography and birth doula business as well as being the co-founder of...
In my practice, I hear a lot of women come in talking about their anxiety. During the holidays, normal, manageable anxiety can run high. Sometimes it doesn't feel like anxiety. It can feel like overwhelm. It can feel like...

Pajama Day

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Who’s ready for a Pajama Day? Wrapping up a season of wonderful and fun holiday activities, then transitioning back into the routines of school and work can be exhausting. If you’re noticing the days flying by way too fast,...
I know what women want, especially sleep-deprived, overextended Scottsdale moms. We want a spa day. We want one hour, or two, or five of uninterrupted, unadulterated quiet time dedicated to feeling whole again. We want … and I would...

Terrible Twos are a Lie!

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My middle child is three years old and this has been the hardest year of both of our lives.  I think about how with my first child, my daughter, I dreaded the terrible twos and thought to myself how lucky...
I try to keep it light and positive with my personal social media posts. Of course, I like sharing the news and adventures of my boys and the wise cracks of my hubby. I like to share what we’re...
Part 2: The bras…. These first two wireless bras were actually the last ones I ordered and I ordered them because I started getting 100,000 FB ads for different bra companies and I’m a sucker for FB ads. Stupid Cookies. Anyway...
Holiday Gift Guide 2019 Shopping for the holidays can be tough! We are here to help you find all of the gifts for everyone on your nice list! Also follow us on Instagram because we are hosting a 12 Days of Instagram giveaway...
In today’s world, the minute a woman finds out she is pregnant for the first time, she has a vast array of helpful resources at her fingertips. There are books, websites, and online support communities for every stage and...
Does your child have anxiety or other mental health issues? Has this led to struggles in the school setting? My kids both have anxiety and this has made it challenging to navigate school at times. Unfortunately, most schools are...

Running for My Life

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I can always think of a million reasons why not to run. I am tired. A cup of coffee and scanning Facebook sounds better. Or at night, a glass of wine and the time to unwind beats out pounding...
I never thought, until recently, about how White the mom blogging world was. I know. I know. If you immediately felt shame or anger, give me a moment to explain, because it’s not about that being wrong or right. It’s an observation about the...
The Modern Mother

The Modern Mother

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Society, Grandparents, Friends, Neighbors, Professional colleagues — many of us to new moms:  Breast is best, but obviously not in public. You should co-sleep, but it is so unsafe. You should go back to work but do not ever leave...
The fictional character Anne of Green Gables said, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” And I couldn’t agree more. As a desert dweller, October is finally the month when we can actually say summer...
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...

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Guide To Scottsdale

Local Restaurant Delivery & Pickup Guide

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Avoid the long lines and empty shelves at the grocery stores and order dinner for pickup or delivery from one of these local restaurants....

Preschool Guide 2020

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