Kate Eschbach

Kate writes a lifestyle legacy blog named Songs Kate Sang and is a professional photographer. She enjoys handwritten correspondence, and may break out into musical numbers at any time. She and her husband Brian have been married since 1999. They have five children - Julia, 19, Nate, 16, Riley, 8, Mary Alice, 4, and Sebastian, 2. She is a Texas girl and has lived in Arizona for 10 wonderful (and hot!) years. Kate writes from the heart about adoption and miscarriage. She is passionate about encouraging and serving others!

Earth Day DIY cleaning hacks with Smart and Final

Are you looking for cleaning hacks to try in honor of Earth Day? Earth day is the perfect time to look around our homes and brainstorm ideas to reduce, reuse, and recycle!  It only takes...
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Valentines Day Dinner Ideas in the Valley – Places Our Moms Suggest

  Is there anything more romantic than sharing a delicious meal together? Add in a new place you are experiencing together, even take out, and it can give your meal a sense of adventure! We...
Ideas for Low-Contact Trick-or-Treating

Ideas for Low-Contact Trick-or-Treating

If you've been watching Pinterest, you know that there are some amazing Ideas for Low-Contact Trick-or-Treating. We have a few ideas to help you create festivities that are set up to be safe as...

Self-Care Challenge

With the Fall season in full swing, there’s never been a better time to hit the reset button on your routine. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with a new school year and busy work...

Save the Date Template with Basic Invite

Have you seen the cute and trendy Save the Date Template with Basic Invite? Right now, you could invite me to almost anything and I'd jump up and down and do a jig in...

Tips for Healthy Hydration and Staying Hydrated

It’s no surprise that one of the best ways to avoid dehydration is to stay hydrated. And, did you know that staying hydrated helps support a healthy immune system? A whopping 75 percent of Americans...
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Money Saving Tips for Buying Food for a Large Family

As a mother of five, I am often asked about tips on how to save money on grocery bills for large families. A few weeks ago, a dear friend (Hi, Emily!) asked the...

Dear mom who is deciding to cancel everything….

Dear mom who is deciding to cancel everything in the face of this novel corona virus, I feel the weight of your decision right now. My family has decided to practice social distancing. We are...

A mother’s response to Coronavirus – Tips on how to stay calm

First, I want you to know that this will not be an alarming post. That isn’t the point. You can read on knowing that my goal is to help us all remain calm while...
finding the perfect nanny

Finding the Perfect Nanny

Last month, our beloved babysitter left for college. She has known Mary Alice since she was born. For the past few years, she has watched Mary Alice and Sebastian every Friday morning for a...
The Learning Experience

The Learning Experience in Happy Valley

The search for excellent childcare remains many parents' most challenging pursuit. As many begin the process, their questions turn into a long list of concerns, requirements, and desires for the perfect place for their...

Branch Insurance -Technology that Makes Finding Home and Auto Insurance Easy

A few summers ago, I was tidying the back porch and something did not smell right. I searched and searched, convinced it must be a dirty diaper or trash. I walked into the kitchen...

Celebrate National Cookie Day with PBS KIDS

Introducing “Get Out the Mad” Cookies, inspired by the PBS KIDS show, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD!  Baking these cookies with children not only hones math skills, but also encourages conversations around an array of emotions, which helps social emotional skill...

Holidays with Walmart Toys

Get ready, get set... Go! In Walmart stores, the Black Friday event begins at 6 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28! Walmart and Walmart.com will help customers make the most of this...
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