Angela Barako

Angela Barako
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Angela Barako has loved living in Scottsdale for the last 20 years with her husband, Tom and three daughters (plus two dogs). Angela is the co-owner of North Phoenix Moms and Scottsdale Moms. Plus she had been a member of the Scottsdale team as a contributor since 2011. She reads lots of books, is a big college football fan (Go Big Red and Sun Devils!), likes cooking, is training for a half marathon, sometimes attempts to garden, and loves reality TV.

Favorite Things Guide {2020}

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Favorite Things Guide 2020 This year is coming to an end and 2021 can't come soon enough. We wanted to finish the year with a little positivity by publishing our Favorite Things! Some of these...
surviving covid

5 Tips for Surviving Covid in Your House

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Two weeks ago my youngest daughter started feeling sick. Because we knew numbers were going up and there was a chance she was exposed, we got her tested immediately with a rapid test.  Shortly after...

Thank you Thursday {November 2020} Crafting at home

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Thank You Thursday {November Edition} Thank You Thursday is a {sometimes} monthly Scottsdale Moms series. Our team is so LUCKY to receive products, try new local venues, and hear about new things to do all...

Creating Christmas Magic

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This year the holiday season is going to look very different than previous years. There will be no holiday parties on our calendar, less crowded events, and a ton more time at home with...

Holiday & Christmas Events Guide 2020

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This year is definitely going to look different than previous holiday seasons, but we all should celebrate the season (the safest way possible). Time to pack up the family (plus masks!), head out to...

Family Friendly Events In and Around Scottsdale {November 2020}

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Welcome to November, Scottsdale Moms! The Holidays will be here before we know it. We can't wait to see all the lights pop up all across the city. If you are like us and...
microblading

My Experience with Microblading {Before & After Pics}

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Ever since I turned 40 a couple of years ago, my eyebrows drastically changed. They became extra unruly and really patchy. Check out my before picture below. Eeek.  See how crazy they were? Also I...
fall recipes

3 Easy Halloween Recipes

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It may still be 100 degrees outside, but by every Halloween I am ready for cooler temps. I know it is getting cooler outside, but it doesn't really feel Fall-like when the kids can't wear elaborate,...

Thank you Thursday {October 2020 Edition}

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Thank You Thursday {October Edition} Thank You Thursday is a {sometimes} monthly Scottsdale Moms series. Our team is so LUCKY to receive products, try new local venues, and hear about new things to do all...

Keeping germ free on your next grocery trip

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One thing we have learned over ten years of being apart of the Scottsdale Moms community is that moms invent the BEST PRODUCTS! Moms are resourceful and constantly driven to solve problems that arise...

Gift Giving for all Your Mom Friends {plus a giveaway!}

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If you are missing your mom friends as much as we are and are looking for a way to let them know you are thinking about them, take a visit to the Tate +...

Avocado Hack (Removing the Pit Without Losing a Finger)

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Honestly one of the things getting me through this quarantine, stay-at-home, socially distancing time is a healthy supply of avocado toast. I really do love avocado toast and I have a million ways to...
watermelon slushie

Watermelon Slushie {A Win for Every Member of the Family}

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One of my kids favorite summer treats is a watermelon slushie. It is so easy to make and super healthy.  Here are the steps so you can make a pitcher for your family. Cut up...

Customizable Wedding Invitation Templates for your Big Day

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If you are planning a wedding, have you seen Basic Invite's unique and completely customizable wedding invitation templates? Wedding planning is stressful enough, but Basic Invite makes selecting your invitation, customizing it for your...

A fun way to hangout with friends while staying home

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Being a mom during these times is so exhausting. We are suddenly full time cooks, teachers, house cleaners, activity coordinators, and expert online shoppers. Managing our household has now been taken to a level...

Surviving Summer Guide 2020

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We are so excited you found the Scottsdale Moms Guide to Surviving Summer. This is our 8th year of bringing you tips, tricks and things to do, all written to help YOU survive summer...