Tag: reading

The Importance of Reading: Jacqueline with Jacque’s Book Nook

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At our recent Bloom event, Jacqueline walked us through a wonderful discussion on why reading to our children is so important! Reading books together...

Escape This Summer with a Great Book {Fiction Edition}

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While many of us may not be embarking on the travels we had hoped to take this summer, there’s still the quintessential way to...

Celebrating Literacy Day

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Trusting Connections and Arizonans for Children partner to kickoff National Family Literacy Month with an event on Nov. 1 for National Family Literacy Day.   With a legacy of supporting the communities they serve, Trusting...

Make Reading Fun: Adventure Awaits!

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    The kids have been back in school for a few weeks in Arizona. If you have an elementary student, they probably have a...

How to Avoid Summer Brain Drain

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Parents of teens: Raise your hands if you can’t wait for the seemingly endless days of kids sleeping until noon, daily requests for money,...

The Happiness Project: 5 Ways to Show your Husband you Love...

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I’ve been on a reading frenzy lately. Fiction, non-fiction, historical non-fiction, spiritual, parenting… My bedroom nightstand would look like a cluttered book mess without...

Back to School Books to Ease Jitters

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Summer flew by and it’s that time of year where the kids are gearing up to head back to school. Being in a new...

A New Children’s Read to Open a World of Imagination

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Once upon a time, there was a little girl who loved to read. She read everything. She read for hours. She traveled to faraway...

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...

Making Time to Read

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I have always loved to read. My mom tells stories from my childhood about having to take away my books during the summer so...

Ten Book Themed Gifts for the Kids in Your Life

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Guys, I am FULL of holiday spirit. I decorate the house like it’s my job. I host a bunch of people. I bake a...

Encourage a Love of Reading for Children with a Book Club

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Every month our kiddos see me heading out the door carrying an appetizer or a bottle of wine to my book club meeting and...

Secrets to a Lasting Book Club

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I climb out of my car, grab my book and head toward my friend’s door. A knock later, I am embracing my book club...

Best Preschool Books – Our family favorites

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One of the hardest things about gift shopping is buying a present for a little one, when you don't have a child around that...

3 (Local) Online Resources to Check Out This Summer

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Scottsdale Mom's Blog is a big fan of online communities. It is understandable that the internet is often where you look first for information—but...

The silver lining to the stomach bug

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 My eldest daughter came down with a stomach bug-- YES- that awful thing! One minute she was bubbling with energy, running after a ball at her...

5 Blogs I Love to Browse

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If you are on Christmas "break" with your kids right now, I hope that the lack of schedule is proving to be enjoyable and...

Read All About It! Favorite Books for Littles

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I have a ferocious reader on my hands. She is always asking to be read to, "reading"  to her stuffed animals or asking when we can...

Six Reasons a Scottsdale Mom Should LOVE Our Local Public Libraries!

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1. STORYTIME! (AKA Children’s Programs) From Toddlertime at the Phoenix Public Libraries to Shake, Rattle & Roll at the Scottsdale library Branches, to a number...