Jennie Love

Jennie Love is a native Phoenician turned Scottsdale-ite. Jennie and her wonderful husband Scott have two adorable little boys, Robert, the sweet & spunky "threenager," and baby Weston, who is full of cuddles and smiles. As a family, they enjoy the Phx Zoo, riding the rails at the train park, and exploring hiking trails. Jennie is a yoga instructor at Modern Milk in Scottsdale and routinely subs at Moksha Yoga Phx. While indulging in all things beauty related, Jennie also loves cooking, wine, chocolate, and spending quality time with her family & friends. But her favorite pastime is to browse through Target all by herself.
pumpkin chili

Pumpkin Chili Served with Pumpkin Cornbread

Do you want to know the ultimate fall dinner featuring the season’s most popular flavor?    Yeah?  I thought you might say yes!    Pumpkin chili with pumpkin cornbread muffins are the spice of life that Fall lovers everywhere are...
scottsdale halloween events roundup

Scottsdale Halloween 2019 Events Round Up

Halloween is upon us and all the little monsters are getting ready for trick-or-treating.  There are lots of fun, safe, family friendly Halloween events & festivals going on around town.  From trunk or treating...
toddler horror show

The Toddler Horror Show

Vampires, ghosts, goblins, werewolves, zombies ...all scary, sure. But if one came knocking on my door with the intention to frighten me, I would be like, "Um, no, not today. You're going to have to try...
wean a stubborn toddler from breastfeeding

How to Wean a Stubborn Toddler from Breastfeeding

When it came time to wean my toddler from the breast, it was very difficult to find any helpful and practical information on the “how-to” of weaning toddlers.  Trust me, I tried.  I Googled...
IV Nutrition

IV Nutrition: Where One Mom Found Some Magic

Being a mom is the best and my children are the joy and delight of my heart.  But I have to be honest and tell you that I am so tired.  I live off...

Everything’s Fine: Confessions from the Wife of an Underreactor

My husband is probably one of the most amazing humans in the world. He’s such a good man and I literally want everyone to know him and his level of awesomeness. Although TBH, he...
prepare furry family members in case of emergency

Prepare Furry Family Members In Case Of Emergency

Many of us here at Scottsdale Moms Blog are not only moms to human children, but to some pretty cute fur babies, as well.  June is National Pet Preparedness Month and pet parents across...

Easy Summer Dinners – Minimal Effort Required

  It was a very busy day and when dinner time rolled around I was pretty much over the whole thing.  I surveyed what I had in my fridge, freezer and pantry and felt very uninspired.  What...

Affirming Your Children – Practical Ways To Do It and Why It’s Important

My six-year-old son is a “words of affirmation” kind of guy. When I praise him for a job well done, or point out what I like about his behavior in a particular situation, he...

Zoo, Aquarium & Museum Memberships: Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck

I’m a mom on the go and I like it like that. I love getting out of the house and having adventures with my boys.  For one, I find that I am more engaged...

Spark of Joy in Five Ordinary Items

It seems like the whole world is suddenly KonMari tidying up.  At any given scroll through Instagram, I see a square of rectangles resting perfectly on edge and filed into a drawer.  I, too,...

Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude: A Written Meditation

November is the calendared home of Thanksgiving and for me, a month to pause and cultivate and attitude of gratitude for the abundant blessings in my life.  One of my personal November traditions is...

Family Friendly Events In & Around Scottsdale {November 2018}

November is upon us and the weather should be cooling down this month. There’s lots of fun to be had for all, so grab a scarf, a hot cup of coffee and get out there! Our...

Homemade PSL Hack: A Tribute to the Man of My Dreams

Do you love your Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but hate the price that it comes with? By price, I mean the monetary cost, the extra calories & sugar, and the suspicious artificial  ingredients that just...

SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events In & Around Scottsdale {October 2018}

Pumpkin festivals, trick-or-treating, and outdoor concerts, oh my!  Our jam packed monthly guide for October family friendly events in and around Scottsdale is here. (If you are looking for local Pumpkin Patches, find the...

Puppies and Small Children: Not as Precious as it Sounds

A dog might be man’s best friend, but what could make for a better friendship than a child and a puppy? Uh, a lot, actually.  Having puppies and small children is not as romantic...

SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events In & Around Scottsdale {September 2018}

There's more to do in September than dust off the pumpkins & scarecrows and sip on PSLs. Our monthly guide for September family friendly events in and around Scottsdale is here. Fun Fact: Did you...

Mama Has the Kindergarten Blues

My first born headed to Kindergarten last week and I am not OK. I know that I will learn to deal with it and eventually I’ll be OK, but for not I am not....

SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events for July 2018

July has more than just fireworks to entertain the family. Here's our guide of family friendly events happening in Scottsdale this month. What does being voted Best Kids Indoor Entertainment mean? For our partners at OdySea,...

Beat the Heat with a Yoga Practice at Home

Have you heard that it's 110 degrees here in Phoenix? That's too hot to even go swimming. What can you do inside with kiddos when it's too hot to go outside and they have...

SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events for June 2018

Summer in Scottsdale is here, ready or not! While it seems like everything has shut down, there is still a lot to do and Scottsdale Moms Blog has all the excitement outlined for you...

Food Allergy Friendly Restaurant Round Up

Food Allergy Awareness Week - May 13-19  My 5-year-old son is allergic to milk and our server at an upper-scale Mexican restaurant offered us a dessert after our meal. The choices were flan, tres leches,...

SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events for April 2018

Springtime in Scottsdale brings a lot of fun family friendly events for April! Scottsdale Moms Blog has all the fun outlined for you here in our monthly guide to family friendly fun!  What are your...

Child’s Imagination Inspires a More Present Mom

"Play is the work of a child." -Maria Montessori  It's the last day of the month and my submission for SMB is due within 24 hours, or else I will not be eligible for an...

SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events for March 2018

March is the magical month, here in Scottsdale. It’s our reward for why we live here during the summer months. The weather perfection (nice & warm in the day but cool at night) making it the...

How Dry Shampoo Saves My Life

Do you gals want to talk about dry shampoo for a minute? Because dry shampoo saves my life for days on end. I know that as busy moms who have so many hats to...
Moms About Town

Moms About Town – SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events for February 2018

February is a great month to get out and about town here in Scottsdale, AZ. The weather is gorgeous and some really fun family friendly events are happening out doors. This list has a...
Scottsdale Moms Blog

Moms About Town – SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events for January 2018

If your resolution is to get out and about in the New Year, Scottsdale Moms Blog has got you covered with this guide to family friendly events going on in January.   Zoolights: Let It Glow –...

A Visit to Santa HQ Presented by HGTV at Scottsdale Fashion Square

  Remember that song about Santa that goes...?  "Who wears boots and a suit of red?" These days we can sing,   "Who takes reservations and drives a high powered sled?" Santa Claus has adapted well to the times with a fully interactive...

Thanksgiving Favorites Made Dairy Free

Food allergies can make navigating through the holiday season very difficult. I know this first hand because my 5 year old little boy has an allergy to dairy. The smallest amount of dairy can cause anaphylaxis shock. It's scary to...