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.

Ten Locations for a Scottsdale Birthday Party

If you are planning your child’s first birthday or you already have a couple under your belt, here are some ideas for birthday parties (because I don’t know about you, but having little to...

Kids’ Classes in Phoenix – Music Together

If you have been thinking about signing up for a mommy and me class to check out with your child (or children), I want to recommend Music Together  as one of the best kids’ classes...

Kids Eat Free in Phoenix

I came across this great website ( that lists a ton of restaurants in Phoenix and surrounding cities that offer free (or cheap) kids meals with each purchase of an adult meal. I have three...

Three Phoenix Bakeries Compared| Let Us Eat Cake!

Every birthday or special event that rolls around, I always stress about where to buy the cake. I haven’t found any true bakeries close to my house in North Scottsdale. All of the fabulous...

Four Fabulous Things to do in and around Scottsdale

In honor of my brother’s wedding in a few weeks, I am writing a blog post about something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue . . .and of course they are all...

Dining Out In Scottsdale With the Kids

I have a love/hate relationship with dining out with the kids. On the one hand, I love saving my kitchen the mess of cooking for the family, and having someone else make the meals...

Juniper Well Ranch – Phoenix Family Weekend Away

In a hidden spot two hours outside of Phoenix, we found the cutest place to take the family for a weekend away. It has a little something for the kids, a little something for...

Things to do in Scottsdale with the Kids – Favorite Spots

Five years ago when the OBGYN said it’s twins and then proceeded to tell me and my husband about PVMOM, a local multiples club, I had no idea how great of a resource the...

Drop in Day Cares in Scottsdale

Let’s talk about a Scottsdale Mom’s saving grace. In my house we call it KidsPark. There are a couple of these “drop in daycare” places around the Valley. If you have not been to...

Harkins Summer Movie Fun 2011

One-hundred degree days and the kids out of school are right around the corner. What better way to spend one of those hot days each week than sitting in an air conditioned movie theater...