jessicabecker

jessicabecker
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Jessica Becker has been living in the Valley of the Sun for eleven years and very much enjoys missing out on the Iowa winters that she grew up in. She is the mother of three extremely energetic boys (6, 4 and 2) and wife to her wonderful husband of seven years, Mark. She is a former elementary teacher turned stay at home mom and editor for SMB. She loves to spend time reading good books, running outside, barre classes, drinking iced lattes or champagne, trying out new recipes for her family, and coming up with creative activities to keep her boys busy.

Melting Crayons with the SUN {DIY Summer Fun}

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Feeling Crafty this summer?!  I have been saving small pieces of crayons for awhile with the intention of melting them into new crayons. We finally had enough pieces ready and I thought it would be...
keeping kids busy indoors

Keeping Busy Inside {20 activities for kids}

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Have you suddenly found yourself with kids home from school? Still need to get some work done during the day? Solidarity, sisters.  Here are 20 ideas to get you started. Have kids write and illustrate...

Create a Summer Bucket List {FREE Printable}

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No matter where you live, the summer days can start to drag after the first week or two. An easy solution is to create a summer bucket list, so when the inevitable "I'm BORED!"...

Lessons from a 3-year-old

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My oldest is turning four this month. FOUR. I know in the grand scheme of life that is still quite young, but I can’t help but be cliché here and wonder…..where did the time...

Park Hop! Play Dates {Winter & Spring 2019}

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It's the return of cooler temperatures and that means it's time to take the kids outdoors! Join us as we "hop" around Scottsdale and Phoenix area parks all season long. These are super casual, but...

Top 5 Posts of 2018

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Our goal is always first and foremost to be a community for moms here in Scottsdale, and our favorite way to do that is by sharing the wonderful content from LOCAL moms - everything...

MNO at The Westin Kierland Agave Spa {re-cap}

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A few weeks ago we had our first joint Mom's Night Out with North Phoenix Moms Blog and we want to share all of the fun with you! It was an amazing night of...

Best Presents for Boys {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

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Beyond Blocks: My kids LOVE building things. Of course, LEGOS usually top the list when it comes to creating things, but there are lots of other ways to get creative with building! Try the...

The best of SMB: Halloween!

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Happy *almost* Halloween! This holiday is one of the favorites at our house, we always have a fun time decorating the house and picking out costumes. Over the years, we have had some great...

Family Friendly things to do in and around Scottsdale {August 2018}

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Back to school and LOTS to do! Our monthly guide for August events in and around Scottsdale is here.  Looking for back to school information? Check out our guide HERE! What does being voted Best Kids...

The Gifts a New Mom REALLY Needs {Expensive, cheap and free}

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There is no shortage of lists on the internet for all things mom related, including lists of what to buy as a new mom gift. Well, I am going to keep this simple for...

Mini Social Play Date {Re-cap}

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Looking for a place to take your kids this summer? Somewhere that keeps them busy, but also keeps them cool? Somewhere that has COFFEE and nice places to sit and relax while your kids...

Mom Life Just Got Easier with Dream Dinners

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What's for dinner?!?  How many times a week do you dread that question? Dream Dinners is here to make that one less thing for you to think about. They take the stress out of meal...

Soccer Mom Must-Haves

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Soccer is BIG here in Scottsdale, so chances are if you have kids, you're spending time at soccer games. We love watching our kids play and have a passion for something like soccer. This...

Light RX Scottsdale for Body Contouring and Skin Rejuvenation

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Scottsdale has no shortage of salons, spas, and med spas for all sorts of treatments. If you are looking into getting a treatment, whether it's hair removal or body contouring, may we suggest Light...

Summer Play Date Re-Cap with Music Together in Phoenix

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Our main goal here at Scottsdale Moms Blog has always been to connect moms with each other in the community, one of the ways we do this is by planning play dates for moms...