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!
Bag of Groceries

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 same...

Phoenix Moms Favorite Reads of 2022

Have you ever asked a room full of mamas what their favorite books were? All the readers in the room immediately perk up and smile widely! We asked our contributors to share their favorite reads of...

The Best Neighborhood Christmas Lights in Phoenix

Here is your neighborhood Christmas Lights round-up for Phoenix!  Christmas Eve Luminarias in Moon Valley - 1344 W Thunderbird Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85023, USA Start from Thunderbird Rd and Coral Gables Drive, and go north on...
Teaching your children to thank the helpers

Teaching Your Children to Thank the Helpers

All month long, PBS KIDS is rallying children and families around the nation, helping to teaching your children to thank the helpers and give thanks to essential workers in their neighborhoods through a digital-led...

Speed up in the kitchen with Pioneer so you can slow down at the...

This year marks the first year that all five of my children are in school. (Can you say party?!) Julia, my oldest, is in her first year teaching, and Sebastian, my youngest, started kindergarten!...
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Phoenix Moms Teacher of the Year :: Local Teacher, Mr. Miguel Hernandez from...

We are excited to announce that the Phoenix Teacher of the Year has been announced!  Mr. Hernandez from Cotton Boll Elementary is our 2022 Phoenix Teacher of the Year! He will be awarded a $100...

11 Top Frequently Asked Questions about Attending Online Therapy

Considering using an online therapy site? We’re breaking down all of the most pressing questions people have about virtual therapy Now more than ever, people are recognizing that therapy is an effective way to manage...
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Phoenix Moms Teacher of the Year :: Nominate a Local Teacher

Do you know the next Teacher of the Year?   Teaching is a hard job. We are so incredibly thankful for our local teachers. We have heard countless stories of our teachers' sacrifices, perseverance, and selflessness...
Pixar's turning red

Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red {Free Coloring and Activity Printables}

Disney and Pixar's TURNING RED is streaming exclusively on Disney+ starting Friday, March 11th and we have some fun activity/coloring sheets for you!  SYNOPSIS from Disney: Disney and Pixar’s “Turning Red” introduces Mei Lee (voice of...
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The Best Parks and Playgrounds In and Around Phoenix

The Best Parks and Playgrounds In and Around Phoenix The weather in the Valley of the Sun is perfect for outdoor play and activities. That means Phoenix has some of the best parks and playgrounds...
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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...
Making meals into memories

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...

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...
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