Tag: summer

Our Rocky Road: An Open Letter to Blue Bell

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Dear Blue Bell, What? Did you really think I forgot?? When a teensy, weensy listeria outbreak forced us apart in April of 2015, I choked down Blue...

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...

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...

A Boredom Jar for the “Mom, I’m bored” Summer Moments

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"Mom, I'm bored," my six-year-old states after a full morning of summer camp, swimming and playing x-box. In my head, I exclaim, "really?!?!" Out...

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...

Don’t Let Summer Interfere with your Exercise Routine

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The kids are home from school and it is easy to use them as an excuse as to why you're not exercising. Let's face...

Easy Summer Dinners – Minimal Effort Required

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  It was a very busy day and when dinner time rolled around I was pretty much over the whole thing.  I surveyed what I had in...

My Kids Aren’t Doing Anything and IT’S OK.

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That's right. My kids aren't doing anything. Before the school year ended, I talked to a mom who was on her way to pick her...

Flip Flop Wreath {a Fun and Frugal Summer Craft}

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The long, hot days of summer have arrived, and so has the daily search for fun (but not too pricey or complicated) activities to...

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,...

Create a Summer Bucket List {FREE Printable}

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No matter where you live, the summer days can start to drag after the first week or two. An easy solution is to create...

You know You’re a Scottsdale Mom if….

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We love living in Scottsdale.  There are the obvious reasons....the weather, so much to do, beautiful scenery. But the people are what make Scottsdale the...

Sunscreen Sanity Savers

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Sunscreen. The most used AZ summer product and for me the most frustrating one. The bottles end up super greasy and leak all over...

What Moms Should Know About Monsoon Season

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  I can remember the very first summer we lived in AZ and when monsoon season started (we moved from Chicago to Scottsdale when I...

10 Easy and Fun Indoor Activities

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Summer break in Scottsdale is upon us and the extremely high temperatures can make for some of the LONGEST days with little ones. Sure,...

Moms About Town – SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events for...

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Cheers to July! It's hot out, no doubt about it. The average temperature in Scottsdale in the month of July is 107. Here are some...