Angela Barako

Angela Barako
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.
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2021 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...
april things to do

Family Friendly Events In and Around Scottsdale {April 2021}

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...
april fools'

April Fools’ Day Pranks to Play on Your Kids {Family Friendly Fun}

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}

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...
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Family Friendly Events In and Around Scottsdale {March 2021}

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}

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!

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}

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...

Come Write for Scottsdale Moms! {Open Call for Contributors!}

We are looking for new & diverse contributors to expand our team of regular writers! We need local (Metro Phoenix area) moms who are passionate about our community and love to share stories and...

Favorite Things Guide {2020}

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

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

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

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

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}

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...

My Experience with Microblading {Before & After Pics}

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...