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Author Name: Melanie Droz

2019 Ford Edge ST AWD
Mar 2019
2019 Ford Edge ST AWD
  LIVING ON THE EDGE 2019 Ford Edge ST AWD By Melanie Droz Shawcroft What do you do during all of these rainy days in the Valley? You take the 2019 Ford Edge ST AWD for a spin to the mall where you and your husband and two children can play for hours while staying [...]
2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible
Nov 2016
2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible
by Melanie Droz Shawcroft Top Down Memory Lane After recently becoming a mother of two boys, my SUV has become a mom mobile filled with car seats, a stroller, diaper bag and backpack. It was such a well-deserved break from reality to have the 2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible – I felt like a young [...]
2016 Toyota Highlander
Nov 2016
2016 Toyota Highlander
by Melanie Droz Shawcroft Baby Giant in the Highlander There is a unique stress that comes with having a second child, especially when it is 5 years after your first son was born. Add to that, the doctor keeps telling you this is going to be a big baby (close to 10 pounds), so let’s [...]
2016 Toyota Camry XSE
Jul 2016
2016 Toyota Camry XSE
by Melanie Droz Shawcroft Judge this Book by the Cover My mother wrote a book called “A Woman’s Guide to Buying a Car with Confidence and Street Smarts”, Don’t Let These High Heels Fool You.” The funny part is that guys ask me all the time about my mom’s book. In fact, as you can [...]
2016 Scion iM
Jun 2016
2016 Scion iM
by Melanie Droz Shawcroft San Diego – Shamu - Scion When the heat really hits Phoenix, we head for my in-laws house in San Diego. With record-high temperatures of 112 degrees, that gave us at least 12 reasons to take the 2016 Scion iM west for a mommy/son trip to much cooler weather. 1. Gas [...]
2016 Dodge Journey Crossroad Plus AWD
Jun 2016
2016 Dodge Journey Crossroad Plus AWD
by Melanie Droz Shawcroft It’s All About the JOURNEY My 4-year-old son graduated from preschool a few weeks ago, and I still cannot believe I now have a kindergartener. He is just beginning his journey; all he really needs to know, he is going to learn in this next year. The 2016 Dodge Journey shares [...]
2016 Toyota Tacoma Limited 4X4 Double Cab
May 2016
2016 Toyota Tacoma Limited 4X4 Double Cab
by Melanie Droz       With the changing of the season, my 4-year-old son has wrapped up his soccer days and has moved to a career in T-ball. I am enjoying the Little League experience: double-headers at the ballpark, hotdogs, snow cones, peanuts and the smell of fresh-cut grass. Baseball is the classic sport, [...]
2016 Scion iM 5 DR Hatchback
Mar 2016
2016 Scion iM 5 DR Hatchback
by Melanie Droz Sleeping in the Scion The new trend with my generation of young families is camping, caravanning, glamping... staying out in the wilderness with little protection from nature. I do own a 2-person tent that I registered for when I got married 8 years ago which has only been used once by someone [...]
2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Jan 2016
2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
By: Melanie Droz Shawcroft I was asked at a workshop to share why I do what I do and who motivated me to become an educator. Pretty heavy for a Wednesday, but a typical question asked of those who spend more time with other people’s children than their own. While my colleagues can pinpoint the [...]
2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
May 2015
2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
A Day Out with the Outlander By: Melanie Droz Shawcroft When you have a 3-year-old and your husband has been at Army basic training for nearly four months, relaxing, independent days are few and far between. So when I finally had a day off work but was still able to drop Berrett off at school, [...]
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