Sarah Baum

Sarah Baum
Sarah Baum is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Scottsdale. Sarah has been practicing therapy for over ten years in numerous settings. Prior to working in private practice, Sarah worked with children and in Special Education. She is a mom to three kids five years old and under. When not working or “momming”, Sarah enjoys reading, yoga and travel. You can find her on instagram @sarahbaummft. Contact her at [email protected]
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Eat Your Protein Mama!

Join our contributor, Sarah as she shares what she has learned about protein and maintaining a healthy weight. Did you know there are over 700 combinations of questions about weight loss that come up...
fertility woes

Fertility Woes and Taking Care of Yourself

Recently, I have noticed an influx of clients in my therapy practice who are struggling with fertility woes. These range from moving forward with a fertility specialist to secondary rounds of IVF as well...

Fighting Mom Anxiety

I’m just going to say it. As a mom, the idea of work life balance is unreal, unattainable and unhealthy. It’s no wonder that motherhood puts you at a higher risk of depression and...

Arizona Legoland and Sea Life Aquarium

Recently my family was given the opportunity to visit Arizona Legoland and the Sea Life Aquarium. This was such a fun day for my little family of five. These attractions are at Arizona Mills...

These Are My Confessions

I hope you read that title to the tune of Usher's "Confessions." Confession #1: I don't enjoy making meals for my children. I enjoy cooking sometimes, trying new recipes, but more often than not, my kids...

Don’t Call Me Supermom

It feels like recently, my friends have made comments to me like, "You Are a Supermom!" or say "I don't know how you do it." I am here to say, it doesn't feel like...
Puzzle Rides

Scottsdale Puzzle Rides:Themed Family Fun!

It's so hard to find things to keep the family (or adults) entertained during the heat of the summer, so when I was given the opportunity to take my family on a pirate themed...
mama drama

Mama Drama

We have all heard the saying "Save the drama for your mama." But what do you do if your mama IS the drama? Relationships with our parents as adults can be hard just by...
mom friends

How to Make Mom Friends

After a year in a pandemic, moms are feeling lonely. If you don't already have a good friend base, and even if you do, this experience has been isolating.  If you are like me, you...
garlic mashed potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes: Easy and Always Delicious

My dad always made these amazing Garlic Mashed Potatoes growing up. Everyone loved my dads potatoes, and now everyone loves mine. The secret ingredient: Sour cream! Garlic Mashed Potatoes 8lbs russet potatoes  16 oz sour...

Marriage in the Time of Covid

For some I feel like some marriages have been strengthened by Covid and others, not so much. I am in a networking group with other professionals, and they have shared that in some areas...

Green Smoothies Don’t Cure Burnout

Green smoothies don't cure burnout. What? They don't? And the answer is, unfortunately, no.  I preach self care, often in the form of a bubble bath, a green smoothie or some yoga, but the truth...
doing the right thing

Why Doing the Right Thing Isn’t The Right Thing

As we all have jumped into distance learning for the time being I often get questions in my practice from parents asking if they are doing the right thing. And my answer has been...

The Best Year to Celebrate National Coloring Book Day!

August 2nd marks National Coloring Book Day and let me tell you, 2020 is the best year to celebrate this holiday. "Why?" you ask. Did you know that adult coloring has the same effects on...
gratitude journal

The Power of Gratitude

I have been seeing clients through these COVID times and a lot of women have been struggling with feelings of anxiety and depression. These may be feelings that they already had, new feelings, or...

Eat2Explore – A Fun Way to Learn and Cook Together

I am loving cooking with my 6 year old during quarantine. It helps me give her some special one on one time while also getting stuff done! Recently eat2explore offered our team the opportunity...
give garden

Give Garden – Kids Cooking Box and a Fun Way to Give Back

Recently I took my daughter to the farmers market in Peoria. If you haven't been, its pretty fun. While there we found a booth where kids could ride a stationary bike that powered a...

Comparison is the Thief of Joy and Pain

We live in a society of putting our best face forward in many ways that the generations before us were not faced with. Comparison is everywhere. My mom certainly didn’t see all of her...
the courage to ask for help

The Courage to Accept Help {It’s Okay to not have it Under Control}

Why is it so hard to accept help as a mom? Or as a woman? What is the internal gain from saying no when a person asks us if they can help?  I know that...
year, yoga, intentions

New Year New Me? Finding Myself Outside of Kids and Work

One of my intentions for the new year (not goals), is to focus on self care. So this morning I took a restorative yoga class at Surya Yoga with our very own Scottsdale Mom...

Mindful Meditation for Moms

In my practice, I hear a lot of women come in talking about their anxiety. During the holidays, normal, manageable anxiety can run high. Sometimes it doesn't feel like anxiety. It can feel like...

Terrible Twos are a Lie!

My middle child is three years old and this has been the hardest year of both of our lives.  I think about how with my first child, my daughter, I dreaded the terrible twos and...

I Am The Keeper (My Name is Mom)

I am the keeper of all things important.  I am the one who knows the kids schedules. School schedules, school holidays, early release, after school activities.  I am the one who knows classroom birthday parties, what...
body positivity

Teaching Kids Body Positivity

I love the movement that is rising up and celebrating body positivity. The premise behind this is loving your body at any size and celebrating it. This movement encourages people to stop hating their...