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.

Get Organized! A look at our favorite planners

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A new year, a new planner. And there are SO MANY to choose from. To help you out, we gathered some of our contributors to let you in on our favorite planners and how...

Family Friendly NYE Parties!

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Getting out of the House Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics Rock'N'Roll in the New Year Kid's Night Out, have fun playing, pizza and juice.  AZ Airtime NYE Sleepover  Kids can sleep over at AZ Airtime so parents can go out...

Top 10 Posts of 2016

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Can you believe 2016 is coming to a close? We have enjoyed an appreciated every bit of support and love from you (our readers and followers) and hope that you have enjoyed reading from...

Go Green and Raise Funds for your School

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All schools want to give the best to our children, but giving the best can cost money - new books, countless glue sticks and stacks of paper can add up fast. That is why...

Stocking Stuffers for your Littles

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There is lots of gift giving happening this time of year and we have some great ideas for the little ones in your life when you need something small and simple, but also adorable...

Letter to Santa {Printable}

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A simple and fun printable for your children's letter to Santa Claus! If your kids are young like mine, and not quite up to writing a full letter or note on their own, here is your...

Shop Local: New Mom & Baby Gear

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There are literally HUNDREDS of items you can add to a baby registry. Just walk into any store and you can see there is no shortage of choices for everything from clothes to toys....

Holiday Happenings 2016

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The best festivities, parades and so much more in the Scottsdale/Phoenix Valley!

Costco Mom Hour 2016 {Re-Cap}

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Who was able to join us last week for our 2016 #CostcoMomHour? We were so excited that Costco opened their doors an hour early for our readers! Moms (and dads, grandparents, friends...) had the...

A Dad’s take on Paternity Leave

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You want to know what is AMAZING? Paternity leave. Yes, a mother’s time off is first and foremost when it comes to importance on the postpartum scale, but there is something to be said...

Costco Mom Hour – What you Need to Know!

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We are looking forward to #CostcoMomHour this Friday, November 4th at 9am! Costco has not only agreed to open their doors an hour early for Scottsdale Moms Blog readers and their families, but promises a great morning for...

From the Editor’s Desk: Halloween!

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It is time for all things Halloween! These are some of our favorite posts on everything from DIY costumes and decor to scare free stories for kids.

Fight Like a Mother: Supporting “Look Good, Feel Better”

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month takes place every October and this year we are thrilled to be partnering with Ink to the People to offer our readers an opportunity to join SMB and more...

Costco Mom Hour ~ Scottsdale

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  Costco Mom Hour – the holiday shopping event of the season is fast-approaching!! Join Scottsdale Moms Blog and Costco to get a head start on holiday shopping (or just pick up some staples!) BEFORE they open...

Britax B-Ready: The Stroller that Grows with your Family

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  What features do you look for in a stroller? For me, it's one that is easy to use and that will last me a long time. This is why I absolutely love the Britax...

AZ Mom’s Guide to the month of October

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Fall is officially here! We will gladly welcome the 80 degree weather and pretend that it's boots and scarves weather while eating everything pumpkin. Here is a round up of October events to plan...

Mom’s Night Out at The Scottsdale Resort re-cap

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Who else had a wonderful time at our Mom's Night Out this week? We were so lucky to have The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch as our hosts for the evening. Our attendees were able to lounge around the resorts beautiful pool area.

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From the Editor’s Desk: DIY Projects

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This month we are talking DIY projects! Our contributors have shared lots of simple projects over the years, how to make everything from bows to curtains. Things that are actually do-able and may even make your life a tad bit easier in the long run.

SMB Fall Guide in AZ ~ FREE Download!

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Ok, fall is almost here, kids are back to school, the days are slightly cooler. We are so excited to get outside and celebrate all things FALL in AZ! We created the SMB Fall in AZ Guide,...

AZ Mom’s Guide to the Month of September

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September is here! Want to make some plans for your family this month? We have some great family friendly Scottsdale September events listed below, some free - but all sure to be a...

Embracing the end of my Pregnancy

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As of writing this, I am about a week and a half out from my due date with baby number 3, and already I have mom guilt. Guilt that I didn’t enjoy this pregnancy...

Friday Favorites {Jessica}

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Hello! I’m Jessica and this week it’s my turn to share some of my Friday Favorites. I took a look at my daily life and routine and tried to decide, of all things I use,...

Mom’s Night Out at The Scottsdale Resort

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Scottsdale Moms Blog Presents A Mom's Night Out Event at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch We are so excited for SMB's first ever POOL PARTY at the fabulous Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch. No floaties, no sippy cups, no...
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Best of Back to School ~ 2016

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Best of back to school 2016 edition is here! We have rounded up some awesome local businesses to find great deals and after school activities.