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.

Ask an expert: Your vaccine questions

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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

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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...

Surviving Summer Guide 2022

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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...

Local Events Happening in Scottsdale (May 2022)

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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!}

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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

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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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Mother’s Day Gift Idea!

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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

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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

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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...
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Local Events Happening in Scottsdale (April 2022)

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Spring is here and that means Scottsdale is packed with all.the.events. We just wish we could do them all. Get out of the house and enjoy this great weather before it gets HOT! It is...
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The Best Desserts in Scottsdale

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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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Local Events Happening in Scottsdale (March 2022)

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

Local Family Friendly Events {February 2021}

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It is our very favorite time of the year here in Scottsdale! There are so many events, the weather is perfect, soak it all in now before the temps are blazing hot! Are there any...
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Car Detailing that Comes to Your Home (plus a discount code)

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

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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...

Family Friendly Events (January 2022)

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Happy New Year! Here's hoping 2022 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...

A facial experience to make any day a spa day

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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...

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 -...