Sarah Powers

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Sarah Powers is a freelance writer, sporadic blogger, and mom of three who now lives in Southern California after nearly a decade in Scottsdale. She co-hosts The Mom Hour podcast and has been published in Raising Arizona Kids magazine and online at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Babble, Scary Mommy, and Mamalode. You can find Sarah on Twitter, Instagram, and at her blog, Powers of Mine.

Editor’s Pick: Top Posts of 2011

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What a year! In 2011 Scottsdale Moms Blog celebrated its first birthday, co-founders Joy and Steph each added a little one to their families (as did contributors Cate and Jenet!), and our team grew...

Sedona with Kids: A Perfect Day Trip & Mini-Hike

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Can I tell you guys how much I love our Facebook community? While in the throes of planning Thanksgiving dinner and getting ready to host my in-laws for a long weekend last month, I...

The Six Stages of Holiday Decorating

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I spent a lot of time decorating this past weekend. Did you? While I always end up loving the finished product, the process of decorating is a bit of a roller coaster for me....

Home, Sweet Arizona

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This year we are staying home for the holidays. Not GOING home for the holidays, STAYING home. Here, Scottsdale, the Valley of the Sun, the Sonoran Desert, Arizona. Home. Do you know how long it has...

iLove my iPhone (and here’s why)

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A few of my friends - including our own SMB co-founder Joy - are finally getting around to buying an iPhone and have asked for recommendations on which apps are 'must-haves' for mamas. The things about iPhone apps,...

Pint-Sized Picassos from Academic Enrichment Academy

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Recently my three-year-old and I got to experience the Pint-Sized Picassos program from Scottsdale's own Academic Enrichment Academy. AEA is a locally-owned (and mom-run!) personal academic coaching program for kids ages 3-10. Pint-Sized Picassos...

The Early Bird Stays in His Room :: a few thoughts on early risers

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You spend the first three six twelve months of your baby's life looking forward to the promise of a full night's sleep. When that {fairly} consistent sleeping-through-the-night finally happens, you feel like you can...

Baby’s 1st Halloween Idea: Organize a Breakfast Potluck!

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The first Halloween as a mom is SO fun: the itty-bitty costumes, the jack-o-lantern-themed onesies and PJs and bibs and hair clips (oh my!), and the fabulous photo ops at all our local pumpkin...

Local Business Spotlight | Kid to Kid

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Sometimes I sit here at my computer wondering what to write about for my bimonthly SMB post and I think, "nah, that's too obvious - all Scottsdale moms already know about THAT...". Except how...

Questions I Wish I’d Asked When Looking For Child Care {sponsored}

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This post is sponsored by Scottsdale Child Care & Learning Centers. SCCLC programs provide nurturing baby day care, as well as quality day care for two-, three- and four-year-olds and private kindergarten. Click to...

Mommy SOS | Does Your Pediatrician Remember You?

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Okay, mamas, let's talk pediatricians.  I have a dilemma. I've been with the same doctor at the same pediatrics practice since my 3.5 year old was born. I now have a 15-month-old as well. Between...

The Holiday Shopping Season Has Begun!

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Happy Labor Day, Valley moms! Now, let’s talk about Christmas. Wait, wha…? I know it’s 100++ degrees out still and it’s even hard to believe that Halloween decorations are out in full force, but today I...

Clickworthy | August 27 2011

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At SMB we want to bring you information and inspiration from around the Valley and beyond. Here are some clickworthy links from around the web this week. Enjoy! This made me smile – it’s a...

Sticky Situations | What Do You Say?

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We moms are all supposed to be on the same team, right? But what about those times when you catch another mom giving you a sideways judgy glance - whether it's because you just let...

Next Window, Please: How Drive-Through Windows Changed My Life

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My very first post for SMB was about how glad I am to be living in Arizona, where despite our horrific hellish hot toasty summers, we don’t have to worry about bundling up our...

Sticky Situations | Guest Blogger Opportunity!

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Last month we ran a hugely popular series on Sticky Situations ... you know, all those times where you're not quite sure what is the "right" thing to do, or where you feel like...

Clickworthy | July 30 2011

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At SMB we want to bring you information and inspiration from around the Valley and beyond. Here are some clickworthy links from around the web this week. Enjoy! So I have an inside source at...

Clickworthy | July 23 2011

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At SMB we want to bring you information and inspiration from around the Valley and beyond. Here are some clickworthy links from around the web this week. Enjoy! I got to meet Raising Arizona Kids...

HELP! I’ve Turned Into A Nap Nazi!

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When my first child was born I bought a couple of popular baby sleep books. Without getting into a Big Ol’ Infant Sleep Debate, let’s just say that one of them in particular didn’t...

Clickworthy | July 9 2011

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At SMB we want to bring you information and inspiration from around the Valley and beyond. Here are some clickworthy links from around the web this week. Enjoy! Oh. Em. Gee. Did this really happen...

Local Business Spotlight | Benedict’s Cafe

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First, a confession: I am totally guilty of complaining about how many big box and chain stores we have in this area and how comparatively few locally-owned businesses, and yet I’m not very good...

Clickworthy | July 3 2011

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At SMB we want to bring you information and inspiration from around the Valley and beyond. Here are some clickworthy links from around the web this week. Enjoy! My kids are still too little to...

Second Child Syndrome: Is it real (and does it matter)?

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Take a look at these pictures. On the left is my daughter’s first birthday back in 2009 and on the right is my son’s, which we celebrated earlier this month. There are some differences...

Clickworthy | June 18 2011

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At SMB we want to bring you information and inspiration from around the Valley and beyond. Here are some clickworthy links from around the web this week. Enjoy! It’s that time of year: my daughter...

Clickworthy | June 11 2011

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At SMB we want to bring you information and inspiration from around the Valley and beyond. Here are some clickworthy links from around the web this week. Enjoy! I absolutely love this SimpleMom.com post about...

Popular Baby Names: Scottsdale Edition

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In the last two months, nine (NINE!) babies were born to people I am connected to in some way – friends, acquaintances, former co-workers, etc. And of course right here at SMB we welcomed...

Clickworthy | June 4 2011

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At SMB we want to bring you information and inspiration from around the Valley and beyond. Here are some clickworthy links from around the web this week. Enjoy! I’ve never felt like it was fair...

Clickworthy | May 28 2011

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At SMB we want to bring you information and inspiration from around the Valley and beyond. Here are some clickworthy links from around the web this week. Enjoy! No, the world didn’t end last Saturday,...

A Non-Photographer’s Guide to Organizing Digital Photos

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Have you noticed that the hip mama accessory these days is a big fancy (I think they call them SLR?) camera? Photography is a natural creative outlet for moms of young kids because –...

Clickworthy | May 14 2011

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At SMB we want to bring you information and inspiration from around the Valley and beyond. Here are some clickworthy links from around the web this week. Enjoy! I have the unique privilege of parenting...