Being a mom during these times is so exhausting. We are suddenly full time cooks, teachers, house cleaners, activity coordinators, and expert online shoppers. Managing our household has now been taken to a level I don't think any of...
A long time ago, when the pandemic started spreading here in the US and the shutdowns started happening and the quarantines started going into effect, there was a speech from Dr. Emily Landon, the chief infectious disease epidemiologist at University...
Dear Mama, I see you and feel you in this very unexpected and uncharted territory called The Great Quarantine of 2020. You have been called to a level of motherhood maybe you felt not ready for or even unqualified. Yet,...
Among the many things that living through a global pandemic has taught me, one significant realization has been that it is important to celebrate – pretty much anything. Big occasions, little events, half-birthdays, you name it, why not celebrate...
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 blender, making frozen strawberry lemonade....
We are so excited you found the Scottsdale Moms Guide to Surviving Summer. This is our 8th year of bringing you tips, tricks and things to do, all written to help YOU survive summer with your littles! We don't know...
If your home is anything like mine, I'm guessing that there are a few books that you have read 471,381,577 times and you are ready for a few new books in your rotation! We've found a few new favorite...
As the threat of COVID-19 grows, social distancing is the new norm, schools around the country have shuttered their doors and almost all parents have now been asked to work from home to prevent the spread of coronavirus, it...
I have always been a fan of checklists and routines (you should see my holiday checklist binders). During this chaotic time of uncertainty we are all facing a disruption in our normal routines which can be stressful. We are...
Avoid the long lines and empty shelves at the grocery stores and order dinner for pickup or delivery from one of these local restaurants. We want to see all of our favorite local places survive these difficult weeks or...
March is National Reading Month! Celebrate a new reader in your life with the gift of a special book.  Today we’re highlighting a few of our favorites from the Best Books for New Readers Shopping Guide. Although the general idea...
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 it isn’t just me who...
Thank you to everyone who attended our Mom's Night Out last week! We celebrated 10 years of Scottsdale Moms and all of you for being supporters of our writers and events. The weather could not have been more perfect for our...
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What are your resolutions for the New Year? If your thoughts immediately jump to more energy, better relationships or just more of that much needed “me” time it may be a good opportunity to examine your current lifestyle and...
Gals, I found it!  The search is over.  I found the perfect little black dress for every situation.  Ok, maybe not every situation. I mean, it’s probably not going to work for a formal dinner at the White House...
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 Blogger Jennie Love. I would...

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