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Steph is the Co-founder of Scottsdale Moms Blog and the Director of City Moms Blog Network. She is the mamma of three little girls, Nora (July 2009), Elsie (May 2011) and Audrey (February 2013) and wife of Alan. She loves shopping for great deals, wearing funky jewery and spending loads of time with friends. Steph gets a kick out of multitasking and loves nothing more than throwing a good party. You can read more about Steph on her personal blog The Flies Blend

City Moms Blog Network Webinar – September 24th

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  Since launching Scottsdale Moms Blog last year, we’ve had so many women ask us how they could do the same thing in their own communities.  Because of these inquiries, we started asking ourselves –...

August SMB Photo of the Month Winner

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Drum roll please…..the winner of the July Scottsdale Moms Blog Photo of the Month is… …Abbi W and her picture of her sweet as sugar baby boy Judah. How precious is he??!! Here’s a little bit about...

Steph vs Joy | Shopping with Children (Part II – Steph)

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Oh my my my!  Ladies - Joy and I couldn't be MORE different when it comes to our thoughts on shopping with children. Honestly after reading through her post this morning, I almost choked on...

Mommy SOS | Picky Eaters

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If you’re new and just stopping in… welcome!  We’re so glad you have found Scottsdale Moms Blog! Today we’re back with another Mommy SOS topic.  If you missed our other Mommy SOS posts be sure...

GIVEAWAY | Date Night with Fleming’s DC Ranch & Maui Playcare

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Ya'll know how much I love a good date night?  I'm always looking for a new restaurant to try for our next night out.  So you can imagine my excitement when I found out...

Labor Day BBQ Tips & popchips GIVEAWAY

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It's hard to believe that September is right around the corner and Labor Day is just 3 weeks away.  Rrrrrr.....backup.....what??!!!  I know what you're thinking - this girl is CRAZY - she's already thinking...

Sticky Situations | Disciplining in Public

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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...

SMB Sister Site Webinar – September 17th

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As many of your know, this past May we launched the SMB Media Group. Now I’m sure you’re asking yourself – “What is the SMB Media Group?”  I'm glad you asked ;)… Since launching Scottsdale Moms...

NEEDED – Guest Bloggers | Pregnant Mama & Single Mom

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  As moms it's easy to feel as if you're going through this mommy adventure alone, when in actuality there is a community of women that have all felt the same way at various points...

Steph vs Joy | Our Breastfeeding “Journeys”

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  Isn't it amazing that in the world of motherhood there can be a plethora of "success" stories ... but none of them are the exact same? This is especially true in the area of breastfeeding....

Signs of Dehydration and Heat Exhaustion in Children {in Arizona}

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First of all, I just have to get something off of my chest... it's WICKED hot out there ladies!!! I don't care what other people may say - it feels terrible when I walk out my...

Quad City Moms Blog & Peach State Moms Blog Launch

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The Scottsdale Moms Blog team is proud to announce the launch of two more sister sites – Peach State Moms Blog & Quad City Moms Blog!!!! As you may or may not have read, with...

Traveling with Baby

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It's archives week here at SMB.  Here's one from our early days: ***** Pre-Nora I used to travel a lot (and by a lot I mean once  a month).  And I'll be honest, even without a baby, airplane...

GIVEAWAY | CrinkledNose.com Personalized Photo Cards

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You may remember how much I love sending snail mail.  Naturally you could probably guess why I consider myself a connoisseur of online print companies.  I know that sounds a bit weird but I...

July Arizona Mom’s Night Out RECAP

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Last Thursday we co-hosted Arizona Mom's Night Out with Kelly Loubet of Everyday Childhood(@childhood), the team at Raising Arizona Kids and Mombomb.  It was a HUGE success!!! Thanks so much to all of the moms who came...

GIVEAWAY | Barney Live in Concert Tickets

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I'm still trying to figure out what makes Barney such great entertainment for little one's.  Maybe I'll never know. What I do know is that Nora is transfixed by the big purple guy.  TRANSFIXED.  So...

GIVEAWAY | Cold Stone $25 Gift Card

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What is it about Coldstone that makes it out-of-this-world-good?  I've asked myself this question a number of times.  Maybe it's the AMAZING smell of their freshly cooked waffle cones (yummmm....).  Or maybe it's all of their...

Rejoicing in your Spirited Toddler

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Just a little over a year ago I can remember specifically sitting down to write the post "Rejoicing in Your Spirited Child."  At that time Nora was 10 months old and I was just...

New in Town?

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Each and every week there are new mama's moving with their families to the Valley of the {hot...very hot} Sun. To all of you ladies who have recently moved to the Phoenix area ... WELCOME!!...

bumble and bloom photo shoot | elliot & elsie

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You all know how it is.  About the 6 month mark in your pregnancy you start thinking about newborn photos.  Who is going to take them?  What am I going to buy off of...

Donating your Cord Blood | The “How-To” Guide

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Ever since guest blogger, Jenny M posted about Donating Cord Blood I wanted to learn more. I had heard (and read) all about the benefits and costs associated with banking our baby's cord blood...

Help! My Schedule is CRAZY! | Calendar Cruncher

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I don't know about you, but ever since having kids I've felt as if our schedules have gotten out of control.  And not with dinner parties, date nights or work functions. Instead our calendars...

Mommy SOS | Diaper Bags

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One of my favorite mommy blogs, BecomingMom, has a series entitled “Mommy SOS” where she asks her readers to give their insight into various mommy-matters. I’ve always loved these posts as I...

SAVE THE DATE | AZ Mom’s Night Out – July 21st

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Stay tuned! Registration to launch in the next couple of weeks!!!

Friday Date Night | Fuego Tacos

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For those who have read my Friday Date Night posts in the past, you know that I'm always on the look-out for a new eatery to try.  The Valley has way too many awesome restaurants to...

Steph’s DOs and DON’Ts of Pregnancy #2

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As I'm nearing the end of Pregnancy #2 I've recently forced myself to really consider what I've learned (and even NOT learned) during this season of life. Oftentimes it seems as if life just goes...

Harmony Hub {Class #1} UPDATE

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Alright, first and most importantly I MUST say a HUGE thank you to Sara B from Harmony Hub for inviting our SMB Playgroup to be a part of not just one but TWO classes...

GIVEAWAY | Severson Sisters Summer Creative Arts Girls Club

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Did you know that girls are bullied more than boys? The way girls bully (prank calling, spreading rumors, teasing and cyber-bullying) is different than boys. And, the majority of bullying happens during middle school. In regards to...

Welcome Baby Elliot

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In case you didn't hear... we kindof have some big news to report! Please help all of us on the Scottsdale Moms Blog team welcome the newest {baby} addition... Elliot Thomas Cherrick!!! Elliot Thomas Cherrick was...

Momma Photography Workshop & Giveaway Winners Announced

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In case you haven't heard yet - we’re partnering up with the amazing Kimberly Bee of bumble and bloom photography and Sola Coffee Bar to bring to you the Momma Photography Workshop! What is the Momma Photography Workshop? This...