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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

Resource Highlight: Bountiful Baskets

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Anyone who tries to eat healthy knows the frustration of having to pay more for fresh, good-for-you food. Therefore, I'm always super excited when I find ways to cut costs and still eat healthy....

GIVEAWAY: Puddleduds Gift Card

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In times like these who isn't looking to save a couple $? I'm always very interested to hear of the newest kid's clothing sale or a store that has cute unique clothes at a...

Bloggy Boot Camp & Moms Night Out

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It's been quite the week for these SMB ladies! I just can't get enough of how many awesome things there are to do in the Phoenix area. So - here's another reminder...

Friday Date Night: Special Occasions – Trader Vic’s

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We're back for the final week of Friday Date Night, Special Occasions edition.  If you didn't get a chance to see the past 2 week's posts Click Here for Week 1 and Click Here...

Free kids’ vaccines TODAY

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Just came across this great opportunity in the AZ Republic... A free immunization clinic for children 6 weeks to 18 years old will be given today at Paradise Valley Hospital location of Baby Shots, 3929...

SMB on Twitter

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This weekend we took a little mommy-vacay and spent a day at Bloggy Boot Camp. Yes - you heard that right.  We went to a conference on blogging (you don't have to tell us...

Stella & Dot Giveaway WINNER

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Thanks so much for all who entered our ScottsdaleMomsBlog Giveaway this week.  Congratulations Angie H. for winning your choice of a pair of earrings from Stella & Dot. Please send a picture of you wearing them...we'd love to see...

Friday Date Night: Special Occasions – A Different Pointe of View

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We're back for week 2 of Friday Date Night's Special Occasions Series.  If you didn't get a chance to check out last week's post - click here.  As I mentioned last week, with so...

GIVEAWAY: Stella & Dot Jewelry

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If you keep up with the latest fashions, you've probably already heard of Stella and Dot, a San Francisco based jewelry company. Their line of high quality jewelry combines a vintage modern look that...

Friday Date Night: Special Occasions – Elements Restaurant

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Every momma likes to get dressed up and be treated to a romantic dinner every once in a while, right? Around our home there is always the "let's go there for our birthdays" or...

MomSense: Encouragement for Parents of Special Needs Children

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mom·sen·se (mɒm sens) noun 1.  practical motherly intelligence that is sensible or reasonable 2. a mother’s mental discernment, realization, or recognition  – She has momsense.  OR She used her momsense to determine that something was amiss. What if, you weren't able...

Rejoicing in your Spirited Child

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Spirited Child - high energy, feisty and very active.  They are ready to climb into almost any situation, and exercise little impulse, control or caution when they do.  They are highly reactive.  They are...

Stone Savvy Bracelet Giveaway WINNER

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Thanks so much for all who entered our ScottsdaleMomsBlog Giveaway this week.  Congratulations Amy S. for winning a beautiful Stone Savvy bracelet (value of $35!!!).  Please continue to check back for other SMB giveaways.  There’s going to be great stuff for...

GIVEAWAY: Stone Savvy Bracelet

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Imagine my surprise (and delight) when I found out Liz Klouda, the aesthetician giving me my facial at the Hotel Valley Ho owns her own jewelry company - Stone Savvy. Jackpot!!! For those who...

Friday Date Night – Sweet Republic

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I knew the first time I walked through the doors of Sweet Republic that I was in for a real treat.  And obviously Bon Appetit thought the same thing as they voted this little...

some info about YOU

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As we've said before - this blog is about YOU!  You know about our families...now it's time you tell us a little about yours :) With that in mind we've put together a poll on the...

Friday Date Night : The Herb Box

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Ladies... take note....this could very well be one of my top five valley eateries!!! Seriously... Since opening in 2001, The Herb Box (two locations: DC Ranch and Agua Caliente) is a bit of a local...

Scottsdale Moms Blog on Blabbing about Blogs

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Scottsdale Moms Blog was featured on Blabbing about Blogs today.  Be sure to check it out! These ladies know their blogs :)         Sign up for our Facial & Massage package GIVEAWAY (contest ends Friday at midnight). ...

GIVEAWAY: A Facial and Massage Package

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Look out momma's - we have an AWESOME giveaway this week!!!  Scottsdale Moms Blog and Bleu Pond Massage and Aesthetics are partnering together to bring one of our lucky mom's some well deserved pampering. And we all...

Thurs Date Night – Sola Coffee Bar

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Free on Thursday's for a date night outing rather than a weekend night?  No problem!  Call a sitter, put on a little perfume and kiss the kiddo's goodnight - all mamma's deserve a night out...

Friday Date Night – Pizzeria Bianco

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Around the Phoenix area, Pizzeria Bianco is a bit of a legend.  Known as one of the best pizzeria's in the country (yes - I did say country!), Pizzeria Bianco has been rated number one in...

Resource Find: Skype

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Let's hear it for technology - hip, hip, horray!  So happy we live in the 21st century!  One of my favorite mom-techy (if that's even a word) resource finds is Skype.  For those unfamilar with this, Skype (pronounced /ˈskaip/)...

Friday Date Night – Caffe Boa Tempe

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Winner of Phoenix Magazine's Best Restaurant Bars Award 2010 and holding an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, Caffe Boa obviously has a great reputation.  Although Caffe Boa has a Mill Avenue address, it's entrance...

Friday Date Night – Yogurtology

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Although this little treasure might be visited more frequently come the 115+ degree weather, A and I find ourselves here year-round. In fact, we were just there Wed night (ah - gotta love time out...

GIVEAWAY: Moonbeams

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This week's GIVEAWAY will be especially appealing to all of you Scottsdale Moms and Moms-to-be (and to any friends & family members looking to help them out (and score some major points!)). My guess is...

Friday Date Night – Delux Burger

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Upon moving to Arizona we were quickly introduced to Delux Burger (why no "e"?  I have no idea).  I was much like you and wondered to myself  "what is so deluxe about their beef"?  However,...

Friday Date Night – Postino’s Wine Cafe

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Before kids I thought surely, date nights will be a HUGE priority.  I'd heard it suggested by so many other veteran moms to get out with your hubby.  Sounds great - I thought - we'll do it! Now...