I am a purist when it comes to my traditions. Especially holiday traditions. What makes the holidays feel like the holidays is different for each of us. So I was suprised when this non-traditional Thanksgiving side dish became my...
Oh Chef Gio, you know the way to my heart is with a menu full of mouthwatering dishes.  Virtu Honest Craft, is tucked away in Old Town Scottsdale near Indian School and Scottsdale Road, inside the Bespoke Inn.  This...
The North Phoenix Moms Blog Family Directory is LIVE and we are so excited to share it with you!  We are thrilled to be able to connect YOU, our readers, with incredible businesses in various areas that we regularly...
Are visions of Thanksgiving preparations dancing through your head already? We love gathering with family and friends to celebrate and reflect this time of year. If you are still on the hunt for the perfect recipe or activities for...
Ever since leaving good old Seattle, the town where you can stop, drop and roll to the nearest Thai place and get good grub, I've had a hard time finding decent Thai spots to go in Phoenix.  Sure you...
April is here and Easter is on it's way. With it being a little later than usual this year it's going to be a tad warm out there for those egg hunts. The following is a list of  Easter...
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 development. In order to make...

Green Smoothie Recipe

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Over the summer I started making these smoothies when I noticed my son started eating everything but his veggies. I want to make sure he eats well, and I while I will always offer veggies with meals, I also...
It’s finally here!  Two Fabulous Days filled with Craft Beer, Wine, Craft Cocktails and Live Music along the Scottsdale Waterfront.  The CrushBrew Festival brings the craft beverage experience together at one event Friday, February 19th and Saturday, February 20th. Your...
My husband and I recently (somewhat recently) took a much needed get away to Seattle, sans children.  Thank goodness for helpful grandparents.  While there I was able to reconnect with a girlfriend that I hadn’t seen since before I...
We all rely on a good drive-through chain for our java sometimes, but there are so many wonderful coffee houses to explore in Phoenix. So good news for all you tired mamas, we're sharing the top ten coffee houses...

How to Make a Hot Cocoa Bar

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Today we have a simple DIY from local AZ mom + photographer Jessica Flecky of Flecky Fotography. You have seen other awesome How To's from Jessica HERE & HERE! It's that time of year when the cool weather really brings the need for...
When you’re running around all morning, getting the kids ready for school, and trying to get yourself going as well, what’s your morning fuel? Smoothies are a great meal-on-the-go for kids and moms. Today we are sharing two nutritious...

Winter Chili

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With cold (ish) weather upon us, my taste bud all of a sudden go from wanting all the lightly dressed vegetables to all the warm comforting soups and stews. Chili is a staple in my household when the weather...
We recently had the pleasure of touring Queen Creek Olive Mill and were blown away with the experience....pssst you can tour too!  They are Arizona's only producer of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and are located in Queen Creek. Their mill boasts over...
We recently took a family vacation in and around Arizona and it was amazing! Be sure to read my recent post on how to travel with kids here, because this is the perfect vacation to bring your kids on....
If your kids are similar to mine, their two favorite types of chicken are either the dinosaur chicken nuggets that you buy in the frozen section at your favorite grocery store, or Chick-fil-A nuggets. I have tried offering several...
Hello! This is my first blog post for West Valley Moms Blog and although I had planned on writing about gratitude (next time!), I thought it appropriate with today being Valentine's Day to write about a few of my...
It's Mother's Day and that means you need great Phoenix Brunch ideas! Put away your aprons, take off your hostess hats and make that reservation for a well deserved Sunday Brunch. No quiche to prepare, no dishes to clean up! Just...
The Instant Pot  is one of the most popular cooking tools used in a kitchen. As a working mom, it has been my saving grace on more occasions than I can count. Not only does it live up to it's...
We are so lucky that Phoenix has such an abundance of amazing Mexican restuarants to enjoy. It would be impossible to pick just one favorite, so here are ten must-try Phoenix Mexican restaurants and a few reasons we love...
My daughter, my first born, did not get her first tooth until she was 16 months old. As much as I adored that pink gummy smile, at some point, I was pretty certain I was going to have to...
Remember those days when you could watch a football game in its entirety? Nobody was constantly declaring “I’m hungry!” as if you were the keeper of all the food in the house and there wasn’t a perpetual pile of...
I'm not a dieter and I'm not really into resolutions. I just don't feel like I can ever make either work for me.   So, here are a couple of my tips, that I try to practice, for eating better all...
I love America, food, friends, and fireworks, which naturally means that the Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. One thing I really appreciate about this holiday is that it’s easy. Celebrating usually means a low-key BBQ...

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