Tag: preschoolers

Spooky Slime – Easy Halloween DIY

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It's really quite hilarious that I'm over here, like, "I know! I'll do a Halloween craft for this month's SMB post!" Because, you guys,...

Easy Glitter Play-Doh for Us Less-Pinteresty Types

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So, it's still hot out. (That's the jist of how I start every blog post for SMB. You're welcome.) Some of us have preschoolers who...

Child’s Imagination Inspires a More Present Mom

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"Play is the work of a child." -Maria Montessori  It's the last day of the month and my submission for SMB is due within 24...

Must-Experience Touch-a-Truck Event Returns with New Location

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Are you looking for a great morning out with your family? Then you’ve got to check out the Junior League of Phoenix’s fifth annual...

How I Prep My Preschooler to Stay at the Grandparents

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Summer time is here and many of us are wondering what to do with our kids so that they aren't totally bored before the...

5 Reasons to Visit The Scottsdale Public Library With Your Children

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I love to read and public libraries hold a special place in my heart. I remember going to libraries as a child feeling so...

3 Things I Love About Montessori

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A year ago we made the decision to place our child in a local Montessori school and it has been one of the best...

Friday Favorites {Sara}

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I'm only two kids in, but I definitely have preferences and favorites for baby and toddler products. Here are a few of my favorites. Burt's...

Best Block toys for Building Fine Motor Skills

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Have you noticed all the cool new toys our kids have at their disposal? Long gone are the days where a child had to...

I Don’t Want to be an Angry Mom

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I’ll admit it. My kids periodically push me to the point of yelling. I don’t mean to reach the point of anger, but I...

The Costco Item That Lies

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You may have read my litany of reasons why I should hate Costco, but can't. This week, Costco made that juuuuust a little easier --...

My Sweet Boys, You’re Making Me A Better Woman

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Darling boys, you are still little. And though you couldn't possibly know it yet, you're making me so much better. I'm a better wife. ...because I am...

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...

Why Preschool Enrollment Stressed Me Out

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My three year old son has officially completed his first semester of preschool (do they have semesters in preschool?). I'm not going to claim that surviving the last...

The Kiddie Style Files: Unwritten Rules of Childhood Fashion

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I'm mentally admiring the now-famous Instagram account of the little girl who, with the help of her super-creative mom, created adorable outfits out of paper that...

Mom’s Morning Out. AKA: Heaven on Thursday.

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Oh haaai, friend. Pull up a chair. La ti da. That? Oh, nothing. Just the remnants of a cinnamon bun that baby-in-the-tummy and I consumed without...

Sunday Meal Planning Series {Blueberry Oatmeal Toddler Muffins}

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  One of my favorite toddler snacks is homemade mini muffins.  Small enough to fit into tiny hands, "toddler muffins” make great finger foods for little ones....

Check ‘Em Out! Free Summer Library Programs for Kids

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Like many Valley moms, I panicked as summer approached. How would I keep my kids occupied? I needed free, indoor activities we could attend when we...

14 Lessons Learned: A Preschooler’s Year Recap

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The school year is officially over. Congratulations! You made it. They made it. All parties survived. Lessons learned.  Looking back, why did the first day of preschool...

7 Things I Thought Were Easy Before I Became “MOM”

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Sometimes motherhood means making sacrifices... or at least, adjustments. I believe that every stage of life carries the ability to challenge us, but I...

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...

Fun Free Backyard Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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With the weather improving, it's finally time to get outside and play! Here are some of my kids' favorite backyard activities when they were toddlers...

Go Time!: A Crawler’s How-To Guide to Destruction

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The joys--and messes!-- a crawler can create are amazing! Gone are the days of cuddling all day on the sofa. He's on the move and...

Educational Activities for Preschoolers | Adventure Trunk Review & Giveaway!

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Thanks so much to Adventure Trunk for sponsoring this giveaway! I received a box to review for this post, and all opinions are my...

Halloween Books for Preschoolers: 5 scare-free stories for sensitive souls

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Ah, the imagination of a preschooler. Imaginary friends. Pretend play with dolls and superheroes. Make-believe reenactments of favorite movies (with mandatory participation by parents,...

Simple Recipes For Creative Play: Homemade Fingerpaints, Play Dough and Gloop!

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I don't know about you, but here at Casa Aaron, we're spending a ton of time outside, what with this gorgeous weather and all. ...

Smoothie Pops! An Easy-Peasy Summertime Treat To Make at Home

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It's mid-March, which I am quickly learning is not really "Spring" in Arizona, since it's, oh, 85 degrees on my patio right now. (Being...

Mommy SOS | How to Help a Child with Night Terrors

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I am calling out to all Scottsdale Moms Blog readers for your take on how to handle a child with night terrors. I have...

Review: Smartmax Magnetic Toy from The Doll House & Toy Store

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Recently, the Doll House & Toy Store allowed my family to explore a fun toy from their store. The SmartMax Magnetic Discovery box is...