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.

Invisible Image Photography {Special Discount}

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Getting new family photos is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. I love to see how my kids have grown and changed and I love to see our bond captured in...

(EASY!) DIY Dinosaur Costume

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My boys are obsessed with dinosaurs. We read books about them at bedtime, we have dino figures, stickers, coloring books, and t-shirts everywhere. My oldest generally greets people with his loudest T-Rex ROAR instead of...

SEA LIFE Spooktacular Events

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Fall brings with it festivals and pumpkin patches galore, but one place you may not think of for some frightening fun is SEA LIFE Arizona. This October 10 – 31, SEA LIFE spooktacular events will be...

Entertainment in One Small Pouch: Travel Activity Packs

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Our travel activity packs are a staple for long trips. We have spent a lot of time on airplanes over the last eight years. All of our family and many of our friends live out...

Beauty & the Barre! {Mom’s Night Out Event}

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Scottsdale Mom's Blog is bringing you a Mom's Night Out at Barre3! {Barre classes, beauty vendors, PRIZES!}  Keep your yoga pants on for this event ladies! You will be treated to mini barre3 classes and then...

Time to Unwind: Great Books for Moms

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I have loved reading my entire life. It is my way to wind down at the end of the day and forget about whatever my current stresses in life are. Reading is a way for...

Parent Resource: Expect More AZ

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Expect More Arizona is an organization that is dedicated to seeing that every child in Arizona has access to world class education, starting in the early years and all the way through college. They...

Restaurant Snapshot {MAD Greens}

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Are you looking for a place to eat fast, fresh and healthy? Then MAD Greens has you covered! This company started in Colorado to help people eat better and bring them food made from locally...

Shopping & Champagne {Mom’s Night Out!}

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Are you in need of some girl time? Join us for a Mom's Night Out at Athleta in Kierland Commons this Wednesday night (September 9) for some shopping & champagne! Athleta is a clothing brand that is...

Restaurant Snapshot {Snooze}

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Snooze is an amazing breakfast joint and they just opened their first Scottsdale location this past week in Kierland Commons. It has a casual and friendly atmosphere with food that will definitely leave you...

Back 2 School {Crane Humidifiers}

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Back to School also means back to germs. Kids get sick and there is not much we can do to prevent it. But there are things we can do to relive their symptoms and...

Best of Back 2 School {U Konserve}

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For many families back to school means back to packing lunches. That can also mean a lot of waste from packaging and lots of money spent on disposable bags. This is where U Konserve...

Both Feet In: Living & Loving a Life in Arizona

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For a long time I felt like I had one foot in the Arizona door and one foot out, ready to move at a moment’s notice to the nearest city that would get me...

Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches (For Your Mini People)

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Did you know August 2 is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day? Now anyone that knows me knows that I L-O-V-E ice cream in all forms and flavors. I couldn't pass up an opportunity to celebrate...

Kids Eat Healthy Too: Where to Take Them in Scottsdale

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My husband and I really enjoy going out to eat... ...and even though attempting to get two squirmy children to sit still for an hour is a pain, having someone else prepare and cook us...

Fireworks, Food & Fun: 4th of July Celebrations

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Let's Celebrate Independence Day! This has always been one of my favorite holidays, I love that it is a time to gather with family and friends, but in a more laid back style rather than...

Sunday Meal Planning Series {Chicken Salad}

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With the temperatures rising in AZ, I have zero desire to turn my oven on. One of my favorite meals to make when avoiding the added heat to my kitchen is chicken salad. I...

The Messy Years: Advice for Surviving with Toddlers

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I am knee deep in toddler life. My oldest is at the end of the toddler spectrum, while my younger one is just learning the ropes. My life is loud, messy, and not nearly...

Creativity & Educational {Green Kid Crafts Giveaway}

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Green Kid Crafts is a mom-owned company that is helping children to get creative and learn at the same time. The company puts together wonderful, eco-friendly kits that will keep kids busy for hours, each...

5 Simple Tips to Make Mother’s Day Special

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All day long, mother's work so hard to take care of their family and home. Whether she is a working mom or a stay at home mom, her job is never ending and doesn't...

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day is fast approaching and it is time to start thinking about how you would like to spoil that wonderful woman in your life. Flowers and cupcakes are always a great option, but...

No Fuss or Hassle: An Easy Birthday Party Theme

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Two of my son’s favorite things to do are eat donuts and dig in the dirt with his construction trucks, so that became an easy and fun theme for his 3rd birthday party. For...

Spa810 Esplanade {GIVEAWAY}

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Spa810 Esplanade provided me with a signature facial and laser hair removal treatment for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. Thank you to Spa810 Esplanade for the opportunity to review...
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To Preschool or Not To Preschool? That Is the Question

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Recently, my husband and I decided to send our (almost) three year old to preschool. Since I am mostly a stay at home mom, I got a lot of questions about why we think...