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!
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The Top Five Posts for Phoenix Moms in 2021

From advice on being the best possible mom to DIYs to learning to love and learn, our contributors volunteered their time and talent for our community. Here are this year's top five posts. They have...

To Disneyland from Phoenix: What to Expect in 2022

Many things have changed the past two years and Disneyland is no exception. We've listed the resources you need to have a wonderful vacation in 2021 and 2022!  Our family just returned from an amazing...


On September 24th, the newest My Little Pony movie was released on Netflix!  Synopsis:  The unimaginable has happened...Equestria has lost its magic! Earth Ponies, Unicorns, and Pegasi are no longer friends and now live separated by species. But idealistic...
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Turning Meals into Memories

Have you ever heard another parent say something so simple but so powerful that you knew you’d hide it away in your heart forever? My friend Jessica was talking about being a mother to...

Is a Microschool the Right Choice for My Family?

Sharing is caring! https://youtu.be/UohFy2cbDW4   For me, microschool is a relatively new term. I began hearing the term as schools went online last year. I’ve watched friends choose this pod-style of learning and love it. Their children...

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...
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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...
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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...

7 Delicious Recipes for your Next Tailgate

The National Football Foundation (NFF) launched Football Matters, to celebrate the positive impact the game has made on millions of players, coaches, administrators, volunteers, and fans nationwide. It spotlights and explains the many benefits that football...

TWELVElittle – Diaper Bags, Travel Bags, and Accessories {Giveaway}

Recently, I was at an event where TWELVElittle was showcasing their diaper bags. I was instantly drawn to their colors, designs, and patterns. The table was crowded with people amazed at the unique and thoughtful...

4th Trimester Arizona Conference — Fantastic Support For New Families

The Second Annual 4th Trimester Arizona Conference was a fantastic success! The goal? To reach out to new families, provide education, and build a supportive community because those first three months after baby comes...

The Brave Art of Motherhood – Interview with Rachel Martin {And a Giveaway}

Years ago, I attended a blogging conference and one of the presenters was Rachel Martin. I had followed her blog, Finding Joy, for years. You've probably read her posts. She has a beautiful, vulnerable...

The Organized Fairy – Professional Organizer

About one month ago, Malka Rodal and I started speaking about possibly organizing a space in my home. Immediately, the master bedroom closet jumped out as what I wanted to tackle. I know that...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is coming to Phoenix

I can remember so clearly when Nate, my 15 year old, was starting daycare. The wonderful staff at the daycare suggested that I sleep with a stuffed animal that he liked, then bring it...
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