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.

Family Friendly Events (December 2021)

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December is here! The weather is perfect, we have so many family friendly events all around town. So fun! We also have a new monthly article highlighting all of the local things we are talking...

Photography Guide 2021/22

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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...
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Family Friendly Events in and Around Scottsdale (November 2021)

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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...

Organic Local Cleaning Company {Plus Discount Code & Giveaway}

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The holidays are right around the corner and we are expecting a full house this Thanksgiving and I am doing everything I can to get the house ready for all.of.it. One area that we...

Top 3….AZ (October 2021)

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In this series we'll tell you about the top 3 new things we're loving in AZ. New places and activities are popping up around town all the time. Follow along for new restaurants, recipes,...

Shine Your Light- Share the Power of Positive Thinking with Flashcards for Kids {giveaway}

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Shine Your Light is a brand new, local company that we are excited to introduce you to. The family-run, kid-owned business, was created for children to help teach positivity, self-esteem and confidence. The tools include...

Fun Fantasy Dinner for the Whole Family

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Scottsdale Moms and family had such a blast at Medieval Times in Scottsdale last weekend enjoying a fun fantasy dinner. I remember going to Medieval Times when I was a kid. We would go to...

Hopdoddy {burgers for the whole family}

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The Scottsdale Moms team was invited by Hopdoddy to try out their delicious burgers and fun variety of french fries and sweet potato fries. It was so nice for our team to get together...

Family Friendly Events in and Around Scottsdale (October 2021)

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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,...

Top 3…AZ (September 2021)

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In this series we'll tell you about the top 3 new things we're loving in AZ. New places and activities are popping up around town all the time. Follow along for new restaurants, recipes,...

Family Friendly Events in and Around Scottsdale (September 2021)

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After the strangest summer ever, we are all loving the {almost} Fall vibes out there. Take advantage of all the things to do and get out and explore with your family! We also have a...
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Top 3….AZ {August 2021}

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In this series we'll tell you about the top 3 new things we're loving in AZ. New places and activities are popping up around town all the time. Follow along for new restaurants, recipes,...

Top 3….AZ {July 2021}

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In this series we'll tell you about the top 3 new things we're loving in AZ. Follow along this summer for new restaurants, recipes, experiences and other things you're sure to love. Koibito Poke -...
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Family Friendly Events in and Around Scottsdale (July 2021)

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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...

Bloom re-cap event {videos available}

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We were so excited to see all the attendees at our 2021 virtual Bloom Event earlier last month.  We owe a huge thank you to all off our sponsors and speakers who participated in the...
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Top 3…..AZ {June 2021}

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In this series we'll tell you about the top 3 new things we're loving in AZ. Follow along this summer for new restaurants, recipes, experiences and other things you're sure to love. Gabriella's Contemporary American...
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Family Friendly Events in and Around Scottsdale (June 2021)

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June is here and the temps are starting to heat up. So that means more "morning only" outings and days at the pool are all in our future. We've got your list of things...

Bloom! {An event for new and expecting moms}

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Are you a new mom or a soon to be mom? We would love for you to save the date on June 3rd for a virtual event created just for you! Join us for Bloom...

Surviving Summer Guide 2021

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We are so excited you found the Scottsdale Moms Guide to Surviving Summer. This is our 9th year of bringing you tips, tricks and things to do, all written to help YOU survive summer...
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Family Friendly Events In and Around Scottsdale {May 2021}

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We don't know about you all, but May is the busiest month of the year! All the end of the school year activities, sports tryouts for next year plus add in trying to spend...
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2021 Guide to Mother’s Day Gifts: Something for Every Mom

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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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Family Friendly Events In and Around Scottsdale {April 2021}

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April might just be the most perfect month in Scottsdale. It isn't too hot and there are so many great activities outdoors! Enjoy the weather because the inferno of summer is coming! Since summer is...
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April Fools’ Day Pranks to Play on Your Kids {Family Friendly Fun}

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Eeek April Fools' Day is just a few days away, so here are a few simple April Fools jokes that you can easily pull on your family.  Fake Bug behind the lamp shade. I just...

Easter Basket Ideas {2021}

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Easter is just a few weeks away and we all know what that means....lots of chocolate bunnies, plastic grass everywhere and jelly beans. Here are a few new ideas of other items to put...

Scottsdale Moms Summer Camp Recommendations!

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Spring break is over, so you know what that means! Summer is right around the corner and we should start planning our camp schedules before the kids are out from school with NOTHING to do. My camp...

2021 Staycation Deals

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Resort Summer prices come out mid May or early June. We do our best to update this page when we find great staycation deals, but check out each resort's website for the most updated...
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Family Friendly Events In and Around Scottsdale {March 2021}

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March is here. It is the best time of year to live in Phoenix! St. Patrick's day is March 17th. Find those green shirts for the kids to wear early before they are all sold...

Family Friendly Events In and Around Scottsdale {February 2021}

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February already!?! Happy Valentine's Day to everyone. We hope your whole month is filled with hearts, lots of love and chocolate! This month we are excited to pick up our Valentine gifts from Sweetdees Bakeshop....

Creating a Post-Covid Bucket List!

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It is now January and I fear a post-holiday depression (magnified by Covid restrictions and a year of cancelations) is going to take over my household.  The holiday excitement was truly magical this year. But...

Family Friendly Events In and Around Scottsdale {January 2021}

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Welcome to the new year (phew we made it Scottsdale Moms)! The holidays are over and we are so excited to see what things 2021 will bring. And quite frankly, we can not WAIT...