I don’t like lines. I don’t like crowds. I don’t like waiting in lines or pushing through crowds – especially with small, hungry, tired, and over-sugared people asking “How much longer?” every 23 seconds. But, SIGH. I do like Christmas. And begrudge them though I may for their whining and bickering and night-waking, I rather adore […]
About Sarah PowersSarah Powers is a freelance writer, sporadic blogger, and Scottsdale mom of three who has lived in the Valley since 2005. She serves as Managing Editor for The Happiest Home (a Babble Top 100 Mom Blog), and has been published in Raising Arizona Kids magazine and online at The Huffington Post and Babble. Sarah loves high ponytails, Broadway showtunes, and using her kids as an excuse to stay in and go to bed early, which she would do anyway. You can find Sarah on Twitter, Instagram, and at her blog, Powers of Mine.
Christmas in Scottsdale Without the Wait: How to beat the crowds and avoid the lines this holiday season
This year, a professional family photo shoot is not in the budget for us. I love our local Scottsdale and Phoenix photographers (see footnote for a list of ones I’ve worked with personally), and I have happily paid for professional family photos before, but for a number of reasons we won’t be going that route this holiday season. What […]
Ah, the imagination of a preschooler. Imaginary friends. Pretend play with dolls and superheroes. Make-believe reenactments of favorite movies (with mandatory participation by parents, of course). But with that magical imagination also comes a very fearful period for many preschoolers. And this time of year those fears can escalate into real anxieties when zombies, skeletons […]
I have three children. I also have three baby carriers (babywearing contraptions, if you will). Like my children, each of the carriers has qualities that I love and other attributes that are, shall we say, challenging. For any of you new to babywearing or in the market for a new carrier, here is how these […]
Halloween is behind us. November is here (and so are the red holiday Starbucks cups!). I’m feeling the urge to get organized for the holiday season! If you’re looking ahead too, here are some links from our archives to get you inspired, organized, ready AND relaxed about the whirlwind that will be the next two months. on […]
Do you talk about politics with your girlfriends? I don’t. Maybe it’s because the chaos of actually raising our country’s future citizens – distributing snacks, regulating bedtimes and debating between the splash pad or the playground – makes it hard to finish an adult conversation. Maybe it’s because I’d rather not rock the boat of […]
Are you interested in planting a backyard vegetable garden? We just recently started the process! Here’s how I managed to get through planting season without breaking a sweat or getting my hands dirty… 1. Get yourself a handsome husband, preferably one who loves to cook, is interested in natural foods and healthy eating, and who […]
Happy Labor Day! Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year – even though many Scottsdale and Phoenix-area kids have been back in the classroom for almost a month. I too am thinking about a new school year today. But not this school year. This year my […]
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