We all want our children to learn and grow in a safe and loving environment. When it's time for your child to start attending preschool, there are SO MANY wonderful schools in our area to choose from. To make it...
March is here. It is the best time of year to live in Phoenix! St. Patrick's day is March 17th. Find those green shirts for the kids to wear early before they are all sold out! This month we are excited...
Welcome to the new year (phew we made it Scottsdale Moms)! The holidays are over and we are so excited to see what things 2021 will bring. And quite frankly, we can not WAIT to get back to normal...
We are looking for new & diverse contributors to expand our team of regular writers! We need local (Metro Phoenix area) moms who are passionate about our community and love to share stories and wisdom with others. This is a volunteer...
Favorite Things Guide 2020 This year is coming to an end and 2021 can't come soon enough. We wanted to finish the year with a little positivity by publishing our Favorite Things! Some of these items are from local companies,...
This year is definitely going to look different than previous holiday seasons, but we all should celebrate the season (the safest way possible). Time to pack up the family (plus masks!), head out to some Christmas events, and get...
Welcome to October, Scottsdale Moms!  Have you had a chance to sip on your PSL yet?  Did you check out our Guide to the Best Pumpkin Patches in AZ?  Will we finally start to see the heat subside a...
This year is definitely going to look different than previous Falls, but we all should celebrate the cooler temperatures after making it through the hottest summer ever. Time to pack up the family (plus masks!) and get all those...
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...
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...

Gift Guides 2020

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A list of all the Gift Guides created by Scottsdale Moms! Find something for everyone on your list to shop for! Grandparent Gift Guide Gifts for Babies & Expecting Parents Gifts for Little Kids (2-4) Gifts for Kids (ages 5-7) Gifts for Older Kids...
Many of you are first time parents or you are new to Arizona and it can be challenging finding the right pediatric providers for your children. The process  can also leave you with so many questions, especially when you...
Take the stress out of party planning this year and use some of these local birthday experts! We have everything you need to plan the perfect party - venues, treats, and entertainment! No more nights spent making a DIY...
How to do Arizona Halloween Fun with older kids! After spending years going to pumpkin patches and other fun Halloween events all around the Valley, my kids have just outgrown the little kid activities. But they are not old enough...
Halloween is upon us and all the little monsters are getting ready for trick-or-treating.  There are lots of fun, safe, family friendly Halloween events & festivals going on around town.  From trunk or treating to hot air balloons to...
Ok, let’s talk pumpkin carving. Even as an adult I have cut myself carving a pumpkin, nothing major but a few nicks….now that I have kids who insist on “helping” and want to do “everything” themselves, I am dreading the...
It's never too early to start building self-confidence in our girls. It happened the other day. I caught her looking intensely in the mirror. Scrutinizing her face, concentrating, judging. Assessing her appearance and coming up short. “Mom, am I pretty?”  I...
Like most moms, I have always wanted teach my kids the value of kindness and helping those in need. Whether it's a smile or a hug for someone who is having a rough day, volunteering at a local food...
We’ve all done it. In the course of running late, and gathering up kids, their stuff, and our keys, we’ve driven off and 10 minutes later have realized we’ve left our phone at home. The sinking feeling can quickly...
    The kids have been back in school for a few weeks in Arizona. If you have an elementary student, they probably have a daily reading assignment. If you're looking for a way to make reading fun after an...
In July, the executive team for Scottsdale Moms Blog and North Phoenix Moms Blog headed north for a perfect staycation in Cottonwood. We put aside a weekend to talk about how to best serve you! What post ideas do...
So, it's still hot out. (That's the jist of how I start every blog post for SMB. You're welcome.) Some of us have preschoolers who don't begin school for a few more weeks... The bigger siblings who might be marginally helpful at...
  Shark Appreciation Day was July 14. To celebrate and raise awareness about these special creatures, OdySea Aquarium has re-named the entire month "Jaw-some July!" The take-away from this month-long event is for people to better understand sharks with less fear and...
Are you looking for an active summer camp for your child?! We’ve got the place for you! Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics and Dance offers the highest quality summer camp available with SUPERCAMP! Whether you want to learn gymnastics or dance,...
My daughter and I got to see Toy Story 4 this week! When it opens in theaters on June 21st, do yourself a favor and go see it!  This is a brand new adventure with all our beloved toys, plus...
Parents of teens: Raise your hands if you can’t wait for the seemingly endless days of kids sleeping until noon, daily requests for money, hours of video games, wet beach towels on the floor of every room, and the...
Using myself as the example of what NOT to do…I humbly share with you on how to Travel Smart ...6 EPIC Fails to Avoid. Hoping this blog post makes your travels a bit more EPIC in MEMORIES and not...
We want to introduce you to one of our amazing vendors from Bloom! Meet Kristy Bryant from Snap YOURSELFie. Kristy owns and operates this awesome photo booth which is perfect for any party or event you are planning. In her...
No matter where you live, the summer days can start to drag after the first week or two. An easy solution is to create a summer bucket list, so when the inevitable "I'm BORED!" statement starts getting thrown around,...
Going on a multi-generational vacation can be an incredible experience with careful planning and consideration. Here are a few tips to help make your trip into a dream vacation for the whole family. Discuss Your Budget Nobody likes to talk about...

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Top 3…..AZ {June 2021}

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In this series we'll tell you about the top 3 new things we're loving in AZ. Follow along this summer for new restuarants, recipies,...