Jenn Delekta

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Jenn Delekta is a working mom, a wife to the love of her life, Bob, whom she has been married to for 10 years and mom of a very vibrant 5 year old little girl, Allex. Jenn has a passion for life and works hard at making the little things perfect around her. She loves to cook, craft and travel when she can fit it in her busy schedule. Jenn is active on Twitter, Pinterest, and on her own blog DesertMommas, where she writes on parenthood, working Mom rants, crafts and recipes.

Do you suck your baby’s pacifier? Good move, mom!

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I will never forget the day when my daughter was about 8 months old and her pacifier dropped on the floor and my mother-in-law picked it up and "cleaned" it by sucking it and...

Organized Family | 7 Ways to Manage Your Family Calendar Online

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Maybe you keep a fancy wall calendar in the kitchen with every family members’ important dates: work/charity meetings, husband's travel dates, kids doctor appointments, soccer practices, etc. And maybe you are the mom who holds the...

Inspiration from Fit Moms | Mini Cranberry Zucchini Protein Muffins

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I don't know about you but I sure find it hard to always fit in a workout in the crazy life of being a mom. I know I am better not only physically but...

30 Questions a Toddler Might Ask on Vacation

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My vacation started out with my daughter and me traveling alone to Maui to meet my husband who was already there for work. Packing was exhausting and getting to the airport took some planning...

Farmer’s Markets in Scottsdale/Phoenix Area

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How do farm fresh eggs sound? Or melt-in-your-mouth homemade caramel? I know you want local delicious fresh fruit and vegetables. Oh, and I bet you can't wait for tomato season to be here, like...

Surviving Parent Guilt | Confessions of a Working-Mom

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guilt /gilt/ Noun The fact of having committed a specified or implied offense or crime. Ever since I had my baby girl I have been ridden with guilt: for not breastfeeding long enough, for not giving her enough attention,...

7 Ways To Make Everyday Valentine’s Day | Teaching Our Kids LOVE

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I watched my daughter open up her cards and gifts we got her for Valentines Day yesterday and saw the joy in her face and love in her heart!  What a great thing to feel loved!...

Give Back, Connect and Volunteer in Our Community

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Let me start off by saying, we have an amazing community right here in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. I am so impressed with some of the local charities and organizations in our own backyards. Now...

First Day of Preschool | Tips for Making the Transition

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It was Monday morning and my house was bustling with activity, as everyone rushed to get our teeth brushed, clothes on and stomachs fed.  My daughter was going to her first day of preschool. I strapped...

“My Mom Was So Much Fun!” | A Mommy Resolution

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Let's imagine one day someone asked your child, "What is the one thing you remember most about your mom?", and your child responds, "My mom was so much fun!" Wouldn't that be one of the...
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Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments Using Repurposed Holiday Cards

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If I just had more hours in the day, I would craft and play in the local hobby store all the time! But I don't, so I have to choose my favorite crafts and...

Mommy/Daddy & Daughter High Tea | Where To Do High Tea In The Valley

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One of my favorite things to do during the holiday 's warm up with a cup of tea. Some of the best places to enjoy high tea in the valley are at our local...
Local Phoenix Shops, Scottsdale, Etsy, Holiday shopping

Shop Local AND Handmade! Your Guide to Phoenix-Area Crafters & Etsy Shops

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There are some amazing local moms in our community that make the most amazing handmade items. As we approach this holiday season, what better time to spotlight our local crafters and their upcoming markets...

Favorite Etsy Finds | Birthday Parties, Gifts and More!

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One of my shopping addictions is Etsy! I love Etsy and shop a ton on there during the holidays and birthdays, because you can find some amazing one of a kind and homemade items for parties...

Time to Touch Your “Ta-Ta’s”! | Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October officially marks Breast Cancer Awareness month, and if you do nothing else but "touch your ta-ta's" (that would be do a breast self-exam) this month, you will have done a good thing! So you...

Pregnancy Left Me Paralyzed!

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Pregnancy left me paralyzed! Well, just my face and thank goodness it was temporary. Here is my story. It's been almost three years and I am finally ready to share my postpartum experience. I was...

Nanny Gossip! What Your Babysitter Doesn’t Tell You {Part 2}

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Last time in Nanny Gossip! {Part 1} we talked about what Moms should know that our nannies or babysitters don't tell us. Here are some more insightful answers, along with the very important question,...
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Mommy SOS | How to Help a Child with Night Terrors

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I am calling out to all Scottsdale Moms Blog readers for your take on how to handle a child with night terrors. I have a loving, vibrant, outgoing soon-to-be three-year-old daughter who has alwasy...

Nanny Gossip! What Your Babysitter Doesn’t Tell You {Part 1}

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A couple months back on the playground, I was talking with one of my mommy friends, and we were discussing the topic of sitters and nannies, what we were asking from our nannies, and sharing...

Why I Take Showers At Night

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Last night I was in the shower and started to think to myself, Why do I shower at night when I used to shower every morning? Then I swiftly realized this was one of...

Mommy SOS | Explaining the Death of a Pet to a Child

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I am calling out to all Scottsdale Moms Blog readers for your take on how to talk to your kids about the death of a family pet. I have a loving, energetic and emotional almost-three-year-old...

Marbles, Beads and 780 More Saturdays

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One Saturday morning about a year ago, I cleaned out my email inbox and I stumbled upon a very popular blog post 3900 Saturday Mornings & 1,000 Marbles - Enjoy Every One. I was reading...

When Mommy Goes to Work: How To Teach A Toddler About Working

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Teaching a toddler about "work." Is this a good idea or not? I don't know the answer to that, but I do know my two-and-a-half-year-old yearns to know more about why I leave for work,...

Skinny Fast Food: Healthier Tricks In The Drive-Thru

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Do you ever notice there are skinny coffee drinks galore and lots of variations of skinny alcoholic drinks, and you can make tons of skinny meals at home, but what about skinny fast food? If you...

7 Ideas For Using Up Strawberries

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As a busy mom I find myself shopping and buying lots of groceries on a weekly basis (if not more), and having so many left-overs most of which are tossed in the trash. It drives...

Archives Week! My Favorite Post of Sarah’s

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It's Archives Week here at SMB, and this morning I'm featuring my favorite post of Sarah's. You can read all her posts here. When we go to the zoo, the orangutan exhibit is often one of our...

An Interview with My Own Working Mom

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Definition of multi-task:  the concurrent performance of several jobs by one person; the performance of multiple tasks at one time. If you would like to learn how to be a pro at multitasking, have a...

Break the Binky | 5 Ideas to Get Rid of The Pacifier

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After my daughter turned one, I started "entertaining" the idea of helping her break the binky habit. I say "entertain" because I had more fun researching ideas of how to do the transition, and "polling"...

Achoo! Spring Allergies: What we can do for our kids

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Hey moms! I recently did an interview with allergist Dr. Laine Keahey from Arizona Allergy Associates (also a local Scottsdale mom of two). Dr. Keahey said this is "one of the worst allergy seasons I've ever seen". Tips to...

Angel Mamas: Ways to give back

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I would like to share some upcoming events for Angel Mamas. I recently joined this organization a couple months ago, and I am inspired what they are doing in the community and had to share some fun and...