We are so excited you found the Scottsdale Moms Guide to Surviving Summer. This is our 10th year of bringing you tips, tricks and things to do, all written to help YOU survive summer with your littles! We are hoping...
Food Allergy Awareness Week - May 13-19  My 5-year-old son is allergic to milk and our server at an upper-scale Mexican restaurant offered us a dessert after our meal. The choices were flan, tres leches, and fried ice cream. We...
As a family, one of our favorite activities to do together is head out to dinner. No shopping, prepping and cooking for me! Win! And if we can find a restaurant that has a great happy hour deal, all...
Mother's Day is going to be here before we know it. And if you need to pick out some special Mother's Day gifts for yourself (or drop some hints) or shop for your mother and mother-in-law, we put together...
You have to come up with all kinds of inventive ways to try to stay cool here in the Valley. Best local find is the splash pads! These glorious spots provided the perfect place to chat with a girlfriend,...
Have you ever wondered when is the best time to shop for kids? As we try to plan our budgets and keep up with how quickly our kids are growing, a little planning can help. Zulily has put together a...
Feel free to just forward this article to your significant other.....if you receive this post sent to you, take this as your big gift idea hint!! We had the most relaxing experience at the Gainey Village Spa. We would highly...
Spring is officially here and that means wonderful weather but also horrible allergies, extra pollen and dust covering everything. It is the right time of year to clean all the hard to reach spots in your house that collect...
For the days when you forgot to  pack a snack and your kids aren't letting you forget it or you're on mom-Uber duty running back and forth from summer camps to swim lessons, here are a few DRIVE-THRUS with some healthier and more...
My family loves to eat out. Before my husband and I had kids, we made a pact to continue living life with kids as closely as possible to the days when we were just a twosome.  Obviously, many things have...
When it comes to trying to win free swag, I’m obsessed. Do not invite me to an event with a raffle or silent auction and expect me to participate in the night’s festivities like a normal guest. No. Not...
I love that you never know what new treat or amazing produce you will find at the Farmer's Market! One of our favorite things is to grab some Mama's Cold Brew or fancy chai and walk the stalls discovering...
Decluttering before moving is time well spent. Imagine settling into your new home with only the things you love. By getting rid of things before you pack your boxes, you'll save yourself time and frustration on the other end...
Spring is here and that means Scottsdale is packed with all.the.events. We just wish we could do them all. Get out of the house and enjoy this great weather before it gets HOT! It is also a great month to...
When we become moms, our bodies change, our responsibilities change, and even our cars change. The transformation may be a completely new vehicle or simply the addition of a child seat in the back, but from the day our...
The Best Parks and Playgrounds In and Around Scottsdale Scottsdale, Arizona is a wonderful place to raise children. The hikes, parks, playgrounds, and desert scenery are world class. These are our local favorites! - The best parks and playgrounds in...
Have you ever tried to keep a colorful flower bed alive through a summer in the Valley? Or dared to grow some herbs in your yard that ended up completely withered in the heat? I have experienced both of...
It's spring break time!! I am excited for spring break and we as a family are going nowhere. I know so many families are escaping for a long trip though so I thought that I would share what’s in...
Remember when it seems like the whole world was suddenly KonMari tidying up. At any given scroll through Instagram, I saw a square of clothing rectangles resting perfectly on edge and filed into a drawer.  I, too, have done...
Twelve years ago two beautiful ladies had a vision for a community of encouragement, vulnerability, and togetherness on the journey of motherhood in Scottsdale, Arizona. We are celebrating our 12 year anniversary and cannot help but be nostalgic over the...
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 like the new stuff....
Microschools are gaining popularity in the Phoenix area as families search for flexibility due to the pandemic and the ever-changing variants. While some parents prefer remote learning in the current COVID-19 climate, others are seeking schooling options elsewhere. Micro...
It’s never been harder to keep kids safer online. Ironic, isn’t it? The technology that has provided us more connectivity than ever before also opens digital doors that expose children to all kinds of new risks. The scary truth is...
This is an image all of us moms know personally. A minivan or SUV with cheerios in between the seats, juice deposits stuck in the cracks of the cup holders and dog hair woven into the floor mats. There...
Everyone is looking for a new exercise routine to start off the new year with a BANG....and we have a new app that can help you achieve all of your workout goals in 2022 (plus right in the comfort...
One of the best things to come out of the pandemic for me was a renewed joy of reading novels. Prior to 2020, my reading habits had been changing for several years. I found myself in a book slump...
Hello, my name is Erica and I say “yes” a lot.  I’m a natural helper, and I chose a career that involved helping because it called to me.  I’m the first to volunteer and the first to step up...
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day has been a federal holiday and recognized as a National Day of Service since it was signed into law by President Reagan in 1983. MLK Day has been observed in the State of Arizona...
When the holidays roll around, it’s easy to focus on giving gifts to our children. No matter what age they are, we spend time trying to find things they’ll love, and we experience joy watching them open and appreciate...
Our team was so super lucky to get to visit Face Foundrie's newest location in Arcadia to try their fabulous facials.  Face Foundrie has just been open for a little bit over a month, and we couldn't be more excited...

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We have so many amazing restaurants and dining options in Scottsdale! We are constantly amending this list and adding new articles of places to...