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The Gateway Trailhead {Playdate Series}

  Welcome to our SMB Playdate Series! This series focuses on various locales throughout the city that are enjoyable for a playdate and a writer’s opinion on a particular location. Today we profile Gateway Trailhead, an outdoor trail in Scottsdale. Kate and Renee share personal observations on their experience.  Kate’s Perspective  For our second playdate, we wanted to get outside […]

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Practical Summer Travel Tips

Many families will travel out of town during summer break. We had a chance to travel to Hawaii earlier this year and I made mental notes on this trip to help prepare for our next vacation. When we spent time on the islands, it rained the first week of our vacation. I overheard locals say they got their annual […]

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SMB Summer Camp Recommendations!

Spring break is over, so you know what that means! Summer is right around the corner and we should start planning our camp schedules before the kids are out from school with NOTHING to do. My camp philosophy? During the school year, if my kids ask to add a particular activity to their packed schedule, I make note […]

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Gourmet Popcorn Bar {GIVEAWAY}

Smarty had a Party provided me with the Popcorn Bar Party set for the purpose of this review and giveaway. All opinions are my own. Thank you Smarty had a Party for giving me the popcorn bar party products.  I do not consider myself a crafty person so I was very excited, but a bit apprehensive,  to review […]

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Keeping It a Secret: Should You Share Your Baby’s Name?

After announcing you’re pregnant to the world there are inevitably three questions everyone asks you: When is your due date? Are you finding out the gender? Have you thought of any names? Ahh. The name game. Long before my pregnancy, I brainstormed over baby names and kept a secret list on my computer for years. A name […]

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