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.

Avocado Hack (Removing the Pit Without Losing a Finger)

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Honestly one of the things getting me through this quarantine, stay-at-home, socially distancing time is a healthy supply of avocado toast. I really do love avocado toast and I have a million ways to...
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Watermelon Slushie {A Win for Every Member of the Family}

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One of my kids favorite summer treats is a watermelon slushie. It is so easy to make and super healthy.  Here are the steps so you can make a pitcher for your family. Cut up...

Customizable Wedding Invitation Templates for your Big Day

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If you are planning a wedding, have you seen Basic Invite's unique and completely customizable wedding invitation templates? Wedding planning is stressful enough, but Basic Invite makes selecting your invitation, customizing it for your...

A fun way to hangout with friends while staying home

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Being a mom during these times is so exhausting. We are suddenly full time cooks, teachers, house cleaners, activity coordinators, and expert online shoppers. Managing our household has now been taken to a level...

Surviving Summer Guide 2020

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We are so excited you found the Scottsdale Moms Guide to Surviving Summer. This is our 8th year of bringing you tips, tricks and things to do, all written to help YOU survive summer...
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Local Restaurant Delivery & Pickup Guide

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Avoid the long lines and empty shelves at the grocery stores and order dinner for pickup or delivery from one of these local restaurants. We want to see all of our favorite local places...

Mom’s Night Out {The Vig} re-cap post

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Thank you to everyone who attended our Mom's Night Out last week! We celebrated 10 years of Scottsdale Moms and all of you for being supporters of our writers and events. The weather could not have...

Gift Guides 2020

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A list of all the Gift Guides created by Scottsdale Moms! Find something for everyone on your list to shop for! Grandparent Gift Guide Gifts for Babies & Expecting Parents Gifts for Little Kids (2-4) Gifts for Kids...
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10 year anniversary for Scottsdale Moms {and 10 top articles}

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Over here at Scottsdale Moms we are celebrating 10 years of being the resource for all things Scottsdale. We are celebrating the millions of page views, thousands of articles, and dozens of events. And...

New and Noteworthy January {Angela’s List}

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All the things we are talking about this month! One of my favorite things in life is exploring our fantastic city and trying the new restaurant that just opened, discovering the perfect gift at some...

Tickets for our Noon Year’s Eve Party are now live!

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We are hosting a Noon Year's Eve Party for the whole family to celebrate the new year! We are so lucky to have Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics and Dance Center host all of us. What...

Holiday Gift Guide 2019

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Holiday Gift Guide 2019 Shopping for the holidays can be tough! We are here to help you find all of the gifts for everyone on your nice list! Also follow us on Instagram because we are hosting a...

Arizona Halloween Activities for Older Kids

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How to do Arizona Halloween Fun with older kids! After spending years going to pumpkin patches and other fun Halloween events all around the Valley, my kids have just outgrown the little kid activities. But...

Local AZ Pediatric Guide is Now Live!

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We are excited to launch our newest guide, the Local AZ Pediatric Guide. This guide includes only local pediatric providers that our contributors recommended. We hope this guide helps you in finding doctors, dentists...

Arizona Sunrays Summer Camp {sponsored post}

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Are you looking for an active summer camp for your child?! We’ve got the place for you! Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics and Dance offers the highest quality summer camp available with SUPERCAMP! Whether you want...

Calling all Soccer Moms! {Survival Kit Giveaway}

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Hey soccer moms, we see you running from one activity to another trying to keep track of all the uniforms and gear, the crazy never-ending schedule all while trying to support your super star...

2019 Bloom {event recap and photos}

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Thank you to all that attended Bloom :: An Event for New and Expecting Moms presented by North Phoenix Moms Blog, Scottsdale Moms Blog and City Moms Blog Network. We had the best night, we...

SMB Guide to Surviving Summer {2019}

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We are so excited you found the SMB Guide to Surviving Summer. This is our 7th year of bringing you tips, tricks and things to do, all written to help YOU survive summer with...

Thank You Thursday {April Edition}

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Thank You Thursday {April Edition} Thank You Thursday is a sometimes monthly Scottsdale Moms Blog series. The team at SMB is so LUCKY to receive products, try new local venues, and hear about new things...

Bloom is this week! Join us!

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Our biggest event of the year, Bloom {an event especially for new and expecting moms} is this week! We would really love for you to join us on Sunday.  We are excited to present a...

Bloom Ticket Giveaway!

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Have you heard about our big Spring event called Bloom? Bloom is an event for all moms! The event is hosted at the Children's Museum, but the fantastic thing is that Bloom takes place...

Bloom 2019 {an event for new and expecting moms}

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We are thrilled to share all the amazing details for  Bloom :: An Event For New and Expecting Moms! Bloom :: An Event for New and Expecting Moms is presented by North Phoenix Moms Blog, Scottsdale Moms Blog...

Spring Planting Season {gardening in the desert}

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Two weeks ago it was freeze warnings and now we are in the 80s.  Welcome to spring in Phoenix! But that also means it is time to plant a spring garden! We have had...

What to look for during your preschool search {sponsored post}

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Are you thinking about enrolling your child in Preschool? Wondering what to look for? Read this before starting your preschool search! Desert Springs Christian Preschool believes that just as it is important to learn our...
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The 2019 Preschool Guide

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The Scottsdale Moms Blog 2019 Preschool Guide is now live.....click the link below to check out our newest Guide! Also please let us know if you have a great preschool we need to add to...

Unique Birthday Dessert Ideas (let them not eat cake!)

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Are you looking for a unique dessert idea for your child's birthday? Maybe your kiddo doesn't like cake or you just want to mix it up this year, here are 5 unique birthday dessert...

3 Tips on teaching kids about money

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SMB was so honored and excited to attend the MassMutual #FutureSmart event in downtown Phoenix recently. Over 3000 children were invited to the Phoenix Suns' Talking Stick Arena to learn all about planning for...

Sleepover Birthday Party Idea {local company spotlight!}

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My daughter was the luckiest 10 year old last weekend when we had AZ Sleepy Teepee for her sleepover birthday party! Is this not THE. MOST. ADORABLE sleepover setup you have ever seen? Everyone could...

Mom Made Market {Giveaway}

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Hey Scottsdale! Have you heard about the Mom Made Market coming soon? We have been attending this Market for the last two years and we always find the cutest signs, jewelry, gifts and food...

3 Easy Brunch Ideas

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Easy Brunch Ideas to make your next Sunday easy! One of my favorite things is to host friends {new & old} for meals at my house. Bringing friends together to eat, drink & catch up...