Amanda Backus

Amanda is a boy mom, navigating her way through the pre-teen years with her step-sons, and baby/toddler-hood with her two littles. She enjoys football, bubble baths, a night out with her husband, and funny Instagram reels.

How to Find a Last-Minute Babysitter

How to Find a Last-Minute Babysitter It’s 5PM on Saturday night, and you have tickets to see Hamilton at ASU Gammage (yes! It’s really coming this season!)  with your husband that starts at 7:30PM.  All of...

Paying field trip fees: 5 tips to fund the fun!

Today we're talking about how to afford expensive field trips. If you have school aged children, you likely have sat through at least a few presentations from your child’s teacher(s) explaining an upcoming field trip...

Finding Childcare for WFH or Hybrid Work Schedule Families

Today we're chatting all about alternative work schedules and the challenges of childcare for work from home or hybrid schedules. Saying COVID upended the working world would be an understatement.  Prior to COVID I knew...

19 Local Parent/Child Date ideas to spend time with Tweens/Teens in the East Valley

Yeah, it’s easy to spend time with your squishy, bubbly toddler who sees you as their best friend. But when kids become tweens that are too cool, it can take a little more creativity...

Best East Valley Parks with Infants

Being a new mom is tough. There is so many things to do and remember that when it comes to going outside of your home, it can feel a bit daunting. Being a mom to...