Angela Barako

Angela Barako has loved living in Scottsdale for the last 22 years with her husband, Tom and three daughters (plus two dogs). Angela is the co-owner of Phoenix Moms, Scottsdale Moms and Flagstaff Mom Collective. 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, loves Pilates, sometimes attempts to garden, and is addicted to reality TV.

Scottsdale Moms Summer Camp Guide

Living in Scottsdale means our hot HOT summers need to be filled with busy camp days for our kids. Because we know, if we don't plan our kids summers, we then become the "camp...

Local Events Happening in Scottsdale (March 2023)

Spring is coming and that means Scottsdale is packed with We just wish we could do them all. Plan your local spring break staycation with our monthly things to do list! Featured Event: Join...

Local Family Friendly Events {February}

It is our very favorite time of the year here in Scottsdale! There are so many events, so many local things to do, the weather is perfect, soak it all in now before the...

Family Friendly Events (January 2023)

Happy New Year! Here's hoping 2023 is the best year for all of you! Are there any events that we haven’t covered or do you know of a future family friendly event our community should...

Family Friendly Events (December 2022)

December is here! The weather is perfect, we have so many family friendly events all around town. So fun! Our holiday gift guide is live, check it out here. Are there any events that we haven’t...
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Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide :: Finding the Perfect Gift

Scottsdale Moms brings you our annual Holiday Gift Guide, featuring products that could be the perfect gift for the ones on your list this holiday season! We love finding local products, the perfect gifts, and...

Family Friendly Events in and Around Scottsdale (November)

November just might be our very favorite month in AZ! The weather is perfect, we have the anticipation of December without the stress of the holidays just yet. And we get to eat a...

3 Awesome Girls in Football to Tell Your Daughters About

From outside appearances, football is traditionally a male dominated sport. BUT if you really look at the people involved in all the flag football clubs, your local high school teams, and even the pro...

Family Friendly Events in and Around Scottsdale (October 2022)

Cooler weather is {fingers crossed} coming soon, let's get out there and enjoy all the October events and things to do in our great state. Halloween is going to be here before we know it,...

Family Friendly Events in and Around Scottsdale (September 2022)

We are so ready for cooler temps and all the Fall vibes. Take advantage of all the things to do and get out and explore with your family! If you are looking to get out...

What to Buy this Prime Day!

Amazon Prime day is July 12th & 13th and we have the top 5 things you should stock up on this Prime! School supplies.......fortunately/unfortunately school is going to be here before we can even...
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Scottsdale Indoor Play Places Guide

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Family Friendly Events in and Around Scottsdale (July 2022)

It is hot out there and we are just doing everything we can to stay cool! We've got your list of things to do around town here. And good luck to everyone trying to...

Surviving Summer Guide 2022

We are so excited you found the Scottsdale Moms Guide to Surviving Summer. This is our 10th year of bringing you tips, tricks and things to do, all written to help YOU survive summer...
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Local Events Happening in Scottsdale (June 2022)

Our Surviving Summer Guide has been published! Be sure to read all all our articles that help us get through the toughest AZ months. Also Phoenix Moms has a great camp guide HERE. Our featured...

Ask an expert: Your vaccine questions

Thank you to our campaign sponsors at We Can Do This for supporting Scottsdale Moms and the safety of our families. This content was paid for by the U.S. Department of Health and Human...
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Restaurant Guide

We have so many amazing restaurants and dining options in Scottsdale! We are constantly amending this list and adding new articles of places to discover. Thank you to our sponsored restaurant! Scottsdale Moms couldn't bring...

Local Events Happening in Scottsdale (May 2022)

Summer is going to be here before we know it. Make sure you have your summer camps planned. Our friends at Phoenix Moms has a great camp guide HERE. It is also a great time...

Favorite Happy Hour Places {with kids!}

As a family, one of our favorite activities to do together is head out to dinner. No shopping, prepping and cooking for me! Win! And if we can find a restaurant that has a...

2022 Guide to Mother’s Day Gifts: Something for Every Mom

Mother's Day is going to be here before we know it. And if you need to pick out some special Mother's Day gifts for yourself (or drop some hints) or shop for your mother...
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Mother’s Day Gift Idea!

Feel free to just forward this article to your significant other.....if you receive this post sent to you, take this as your big gift idea hint!! We had the most relaxing experience at the Gainey...

Spring is here….all the things you need at Smart & Final

Spring is officially here and that means wonderful weather but also horrible allergies, extra pollen and dust covering everything. It is the right time of year to clean all the hard to reach spots...

Farmer’s Markets in the Valley

I love that you never know what new treat or amazing produce you will find at the Farmer's Market! One of our favorite things is to grab some Mama's Cold Brew or fancy chai...

The Best Desserts in Scottsdale

We have rounded up the best desserts in Scottsdale. These top dessert places around Scottsdale, Arizona will satisfy your sweet tooth! The Screamery located at Shea Blvd and Tatum Road has handcrafted ice cream in...
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Car Detailing that Comes to Your Home (plus a discount code)

This is an image all of us moms know personally. A minivan or SUV with cheerios in between the seats, juice deposits stuck in the cracks of the cup holders and dog hair woven...

Helf: an App to Connect You with Your Next Exercise Obsession (plus a giveaway)

Everyone is looking for a new exercise routine to start off the new year with a BANG....and we have a new app that can help you achieve all of your workout goals in 2022...

A facial experience to make any day a spa day

Our team was so super lucky to get to visit Face Foundrie's newest location in Arcadia to try their fabulous facials.  Face Foundrie has just been open for a little bit over a month, and...

Photography Guide 2021/22

We love a good family photo, new baby announcement and even a fun boudoir image. Here are our favorite local photographers to help you connect with these talented businesses. Also be sure to read through...