People go to great lengths to give their children the leading edge when it comes to education and playing sports: moving across the country, hiring the best tutors and trainers, enrolling in the most rigorous academic programs. If you...
Last year, my oldest son came home from school with a big grin on his face. "Mom, I get to pick my own project at school. They are giving us time to do something called a 'passion project.' It's...
"April Showers, Brings May Flowers" April 17th 2021 is Husband Appreciation Day. wives don’t worry our day is September 19, 2021. And though there is a specific day for it, we can learn to celebrate each other all year long....
Mother's Day is going to be here before we know it. And if you need to pick out something special for yourself (or drop some hints) or shop for your mother and mother-in-law, we put together a comprehensive list...
Summer is coming and a poolside cooler of ice cold hard seltzers is the only outdoor activity that I look forward to when the temperatures are 110+ degrees. There is a new hard seltzer on the market called Sparkling Ice...
There might be many times you hide from your children. Like when you have a monstrous candy bar and you want to enjoy it without sharing. Yes, we’ve all been there, lying down in the tub with the lights...
To my son's future spouse, We haven't met prior to me writing this letter, but there are some things I think we need to discuss. As a mom to two indescribable boys, there has been a lot I've thought about...
Living in Phoenix means our hot HOT summers need to be filled with busy camp days for our kids. Because we know, if we don't plan our kids summers, we then become the "camp directors." We know that finding...
Easter is just a few weeks away and we all know what that means....lots of chocolate bunnies, plastic grass everywhere and jelly beans. Here are a few new ideas of other items to put in those Easter Baskets.   Tweet tweet,...
I was SO ready for 2021. A new year with lots of positive change and forward progress. And then I woke up on January 1st, January 2nd, 3rd, and everything felt the same...because it was. I’m used to the...
When I think about my childhood, I often see it through a soft-lighted filter. I remember fond memories of carefree summer evenings playing flashlight tag with friends. While this is certainly a part of my younger years, it doesn't...
Thanks to popular home renovation shows, more people than ever are interested in investing in fixer uppers—and then flipping those homes for a profit. But if you’re new to house flipping, chances are, there are a lot of things you...
Admit it: You love Good Night Moon and The Hungry Caterpillar as much as the next mom, but at the end of the day, you secretly long for a few minutes to escape into Little Fires Everywhere or Where...
Kindergarten, here we come! Tutor Time® is here to give you peace of mind while your child taps into big fun with purpose! Our schools follow CDC guidance to ensure a healthy, safe environment. And our curriculum is designed...
Building a healthy addiction recovery plan requires several different tools. Therapy, detox, and support groups are common features in a recovery program. IV therapy is another tool that may not be as well known but is highly effective.  An IV...
Psychology shows it’s a big mistake to base our self-worth on our achievements. Not too long ago, my son came home disappointed about his performance on a standardized English test. Although he did very well, he had received perfect scores...
Each day our children are learning and growing, getting to interact with new people, places, and experiences. Some days my kids meet these new activities with open arms (Children's Museum? yes, please!), but other times I find that I...
Oh my goodness, mamas, last year was hard. I can’t be the only one holding my breath hoping that it will end soon. Some days, the duration of this season just feels too hard.If there is anything 2020 highlighted...
Have mealtimes in your home become a battle of the wills, with your kids turning up their noses at the nutritious meal you just prepared? Eating well doesn't have to be hard or boring, or mean that you and...
It’s a new year, which means new beginnings, new insurance, and bigger smiles. If you’re considering orthodontic treatment for your child this year, our partners at Dunn Orthodontics in Scottsdale, Phoenix and Litchfield Park have outlined a few common...
The laundry fairy is real. It’s hampr.  It’s a Saturday morning, and I’m sitting on the floor of my kitchen surrounded by laundry. I am tired - having just flown in from a business trip the night before. I’m only...
We are looking for new & diverse contributors to expand our team of regular writers! We need local (Metro Phoenix area) moms who are passionate about our community and love to share stories and wisdom with others. This is a volunteer...
Covid 19 has really changed the landscapes of schools in 2020. One of the effects for schools is a move to virtual learning. This has been one the biggest and hardest challenges for students, teachers, and parents. It's a...
Nature, outdoors, and blue skies are a sure-fire way for my family to reset. Just when we felt like we couldn’t take much more time indoors the seasons change and a big ‘ahh’ of relief was felt. More than...

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Top 4 Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment As 2020 comes to a close, our partners at Dunn Orthodontics want to help your kids end the year smiling. The benefits of straight teeth go far beyond a good-looking smile. It’s what that...

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We love a good family photo, new baby announcement and even a fun boudoir image. Here are our favorite local photographers to help you...
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