Tag: kids

Being Your Child’s Advocate: Choosing Advocacy over Anger

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I'd like to believe that we've all advocated for something or for someone at some point in our lives. As children, maybe we stood...

The Benefits of Letting Your Kids Be Bored

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That universal whine of childhood: “I’m bored.” As parents, we’ve all heard it countless times, and have all struggled with how to respond. Handing your...

The 5 Pregnancy Classes I Wish They Offered to Moms

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With pregnancy comes ten months of prepping. We buy pregnancy books to learn how our body is changing, we scour the internet for articles...

Never Let a Good Crisis go to Waste

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“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Winston Churchill is credited with first saying this in the mid-1940s as we were approaching the...

Surviving Arizona Summer As A New Mom

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I thought I hit the due-date jackpot. An April due date meant I didn’t have to be pregnant in the summer. I thought about...

7 Things I’ve Learned {the hard way} About Scorpions

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It was March 2010, about three months after we had moved into our current home. I was seven months pregnant with baby number two....

5 Ways to Boost your Kids’ Mental Health

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Did you know that a lot of kids these days suffer from a declined mental health? According to the CDC… 7.1% of children aged...

Model Kindness for Your Family This Holiday Season

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We often see stories in our newsfeed of families who open their hearts (and often wallets) to help others during the holiday season. We...

We Visited HGTV’s Santa HQ at Fashion Square and Had a...

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This week, my three boys, husband and I headed off to HGTV's Santa HQ at Scottsdale Fashion Square.   Nothing brings greater giddiness to my...

The Toddler Horror Show

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Vampires, ghosts, goblins, werewolves, zombies ...all scary, sure. But if one came knocking on my door with the intention to frighten me, I would be...

I Choose Time

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Currently we are in the midst of a very tight budgeting season. 2018 was not an easy one and led to a challenging 2019....

How Teacher-Moms Really Spend Their Summer Break

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There is an old joke that goes: What are the three best parts about being a teacher? June, July, and August!!!  And while most teachers...

What Moms Need to Know About Kids and Vaping

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As a middle school teacher, I see my share of goofy and/or dangerous trends. Kids have needlessly planked across desks, swallowed spoonfuls of cinnamon,...

7 Splash Pad Tips

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Ahhhh, the splash pad. Like most young children, my kids love the splash pad. It is pretty much an Arizona childhood tradition to spend a hot...

Engage Your Child with Kiwi Crate

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There is nothing my five year old son loves more than getting mail.  When we received a Kiwi Crate box on our doorstep, he...

Family Friendly Events In & Around Scottsdale {November 2018}

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November is upon us and the weather should be cooling down this month. There’s lots of fun to be had for all, so grab a...