Tag: family

Hiking with Children

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One of my favorite things about living in Scottsdale is all of the local and accessible hiking trails. I love hiking and I want...

Hosting Holiday Parties Even Though My Home Isn’t Pinterest-Perfect

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I recently had hired a babysitter who babysits for several of my friends. As I was showing her around the first time she came...

6 Tips on Dealing With Difficult Family Members During the Holidays

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Let's face it. The holidays are fun, but sometimes we are forced to interact with family we don't necessarily adore. Whether you are flying home...

Christmas Bucket List

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One of the Christmas traditions I always look forward to is an Advent calendar filled with chocolate. Sharing this with our daughter during her...

Dear Family, Why Do the Holidays Have to Be SO HARD?

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Dear Family, Every year, as October is coming to an end and we embark on the lovely month of November, I begin to feel it....

Allergy Life – Navigating Through the Holidays

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I have a love/hate relationship with the last three months of the year.  I love it because the weather tends to be pretty much perfect, the...

Try Meatless Mondays to Change Up Your Dinner Routine

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Big welcome to Rochelle! She is another new contributor of ours, a mom of three sharing her love of parenting and life in the...

Special Delivery: Dinner Made Easier

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The question of "what's for dinner?" haunts me nightly. Rushing home from work, grabbing the kids, heading to after-school activities - dinner can seem...

Down With “Should”

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Dear "Should", I am so over you. "Should". You are a burden. You are intrusive. You are the source of Mommy Wars and exhaustion, laughably high standards and...

Tigers and Trains and Wine, Oh My!

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Just a mere two hours away lives a land where lions roam freely, a ghost town lives on top of a mountain, a train whistles...

A Day In My Life… With Two Toddlers

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I'm at stay-at-home mom with two toddlers - Carter is 3.5 and Mackenzie is 1.5 years old.  I feel so lucky and grateful to spend every...

Are We Done Yet?

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Recently my husband and I went out to dinner to celebrate nine years of marriage. As we were sitting at the bar and waiting...

“Holiday Spirit”: Your Holiday Lights BFF

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Local, friendly, honest and affordable: "Holiday Spirit" is an easy recommendation for your holiday light install and take-down! Who doesn't love supporting a great, local company in the name of holiday fun?!

Time to Keep Calm and Get Pampered

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  You survived the summer, hooray! The kids are back in school and hopefully that means at least a few more moments to yourself. Take...

The Next Vacation You Need

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It's no secret. You guys know how I feel about summertime around here. And you can sugar coat it all you want with your talk...

Top 5 Tips for Tackling Maui With Children

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Have you ever been to Maui? How about with small children?  Our first and only trip to Hawaii was about two years ago when Luke...

Tips for Bringing Preschoolers to the Theater

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I love the theater! I grew up performing in shows since I was five, and spent all my spare money in college on tickets...

My Family Chose My Resolutions, and What They Said Surprised Me

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Every new year, the “resolution” word looms around the corner. Even thinking of the pressure to find the Perfect Resolutions which I then had...

Sunday Meal Planning {Quick Dinner Recipes}

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In this week's Sunday Meal Planning Series we are featuring a quick solution for a weekday dinner. With this series we hope to help...

Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa: An Easy Getaway for your Family...

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I'm sending a major thanks to the Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa, who provided me and my family a two night stay, meals at...

Looking for a way to answer all those toddler “Why’s” Here’s...

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Having a curious preschooler is an adventure everyday! My daughter is four and she is picking up on everything around her. She asks tons of questions...

How One Small Change to Our Week Improved Our Marriage

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Do you ever wish you could improve the overall “flow” of your household’s hectic schedule? My husband and I recently incorporated “weekly review” meetings...

Dream Dinners | Making Meal Time Easier

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Do you know what I hate? Like, truly dislike with everything that is within me? DINNER TIME. I know that might seem stupid, or really miniature...

6 Ways To Keep Your Marriage A Priority – Part 2

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Editor's Note: This is Part 2 in a series Jess started last week. You can read Part 1 here. Enjoy! Today I'm sharing the last...

6 Ways to Keep Your Marriage a Priority – Part 1

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I know we are all in the same boat as moms these days. Life is hectic, crazy and downright exhausting. As a mom there...

10 Tips To Know Before Heading To Disneyland

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Jason and I LOVE going to Disneyland with our kids. It's a special place to us! Not only did we get engaged there over...

SMB Baby Announcement! Meet Audrey Flies

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Scottsdale Moms Blog co-founder Steph Flies announced her pregnancy here on the blog during our pregnancy week back in September, and we're thrilled to...

Gimme a Break! The Art of the Daycation

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Everyone loves a good vacation. You plan the trip months in advance by selecting the perfect accommodations, shopping around for the best price on...

7 Ways To Make Everyday Valentine’s Day | Teaching Our Kids...

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I watched my daughter open up her cards and gifts we got her for Valentines Day yesterday and saw the joy in her face and...

How to Stop Comparison from Stealing Your Joy

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Do you ever find yourself looking around and wondering how everyone is so happy, so put together, and making this mom thing look so...