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.

Archives Week! My Favorite Post of Tracy’s

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It's Archives Week here at SMB, and this morning I'm featuring my favorite post of Tracy's. You can read all her posts here. I choose this post because I have days where I feel guilty...

GIVEAWAY | As You Wish Pottery Summer Classes

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As You Wish Pottery Painting Place is offering classes this summer for kids. The classes are available at five of their stores all around the Valley. If you are looking for a great, creative inside...

Dinner with the Family in Phoenix | Red Lobster

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I want to send out a big thank you to the Red Lobster on Cactus Road by Paradise Valley Mall. They sent me a gift card to check out their newly redesigned restaurant and...

Ideas for End of School Year Teacher Gifts

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The end of the school year is right around the corner (small tear rolls down my cheek), and it is about time that I start planning for my children’s teacher gifts. These are my...

PVMOM “All Things For Kids” Spring Sale

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Mark your calendars for the PVMOM Spring Sale coming up on April 28th, 2012. There will be about 20,000 items for sale to the public, including gently-used infant, children, and maternity clothing, strollers, highchairs,...

Mommy SOS | Birthday Party Etiquette

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I am calling out to all Scottsdale Moms Blog readers for your take on birthday party etiquette! I have three children that are close in age. Between two separate kindergarten classes, a preschool class,...

Top 5 Date Night Restaurants – Phoenix Metro Area

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One thing I wish my husband and I did more often, but rarely fit into our schedule, is date nights. About once every other month or so, we leave the kids with a sitter...

Broken or Scratched DVDs? Send Them to the Disney DVD Replacement Program

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My kids love to do things “all by themselves” and this includes putting their DVD movies in and out of the player. Thus it is no surprise to anyone that we have quite a...

Mmmm . . . Chocolate: Glendale Chocolate Affair This Weekend!

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If you are looking for something super fun this weekend to enjoy this beautiful weather we have going on, I have to suggest the Glendale Chocolate Affair. This is a free event located in...

Free Train Rides Every Sunday!

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If you are looking for something to do on Sunday that is sure to delight your children (and is practically FREE), you have to check out Maricopa Live Steamers’ Adobe Western Railroad in North...

Studio Movie Grill $2 Weekend Movie Matinée

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Now that the holiday excitement is starting to wear off, what better way to spend a day than the movies? I am always looking for things to do with the kids on the weekend,...

GIVEAWAY | The Appetizer Store

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I recently learned that we have a nationally-recognized catering mail-order store right here in the Scottsdale Airpark called The Appetizer Store. I could not wait to share their concept with all of you because,...

Christmas Traditions: Kids and Crafts

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This is my favorite time of the year! Every year from Halloween to New Year’s Day is so crazy busy, but so much fun, especially once you have children. I think it is very...

Fun Family Farmer’s Market at City North

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Every third Sunday of the month, City North holds the largest Farmer’s market in Phoenix on the main street. There are a ton of booths with everything you would expect to find at a...

Running Diaries: The Labor & Delivery of a Half Marathon

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Last month we brought you the half-marathon training stories of two of our Scottsdale Moms Blog contributors. Last Sunday they each completed the Susan G. Komen Women's Half Marathon in Phoenix, and today we...

New to Arizona or Just Looking for Some New Ideas? Top Ten Things to...

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A couple of weeks ago I received an email from a reader new to Arizona. She was looking for things to do with her kids in Arizona. I told her about a couple of...