Angela Barako

Angela Barako
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Angela Barako has loved living in Scottsdale for the last 19 years with her husband, Tom and three daughters (plus two dogs). Angela is the co-owner of North Phoenix Moms Blog and Scottsdale Moms Blog. Plus she had been a member of the SMB 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.

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...

Reader Survey 2018…..plus a Target Gift Card giveaway

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Our number one goal is to connect and support our community of readers. And we need your help in order to be the BEST resource to you and your family!  Thanks in advance for helping us!...

Best Local Finds {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

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One of our favorite things is finding new shops with fun, unique gifts that we love to give to our friends and family. It really is the best feeling when you find the perfect...

Best Presents for Girls {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

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Kids of any age are so difficult to shop for. As the mother of 3 girls, I argue that girls are the hardest, but I am sure moms' of boys would argue the opposite. ...