What are your kids up to this summer? If you're not sure, you'll want to check out Raising Arizona Kids' Camp Fair AZ this weekend - February 25 and 26 - where representatives from day and overnight camps will be...
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...
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...
This holiday season, I plan to shop local by heading out to the markets for local finds! To be honest, I don't think I've been shopping at the mall in about a year and with the mad rush of Black Friday,...
Election mania is in full swing. Candidates are running commercials, social media is focusing on the latest comments from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and water-cooler talk at work might gravitate toward the question, "Who will be the next...
Get ready for some delicious Easter dining options this year! The Hash Kitchen, The Sicilian Butcher, The Sicilian Baker, and the Montauk are ready with amazing themed options for your Easter weekend! Hash Kitchen – The creative a.m. eatery Hash Kitchen...
It's hard to remember just how hot it really is in the summer when the weather is as beautiful at it is today.  March is just about the perfect month for weather.  Sigh. But, we must prepare ourselves like folks...
Sometimes it isn't an option to fly during Spring Break. That doesn't mean you can't have a great time with the local venues in town. From hiking to movies, there are plenty of options to have some fun! Take...
It's summer and it's hot which makes it a perfect time to go indoors and read! Here are some great summer reading programs to keep your kiddos busy and reading! Public Libraries The Scottsdale Public Library has a great summer program...
This post is brought to you by our incredible venue sponsors for the upcoming Mom's Night Out Arizona, Ice Den and 18° Neighborhood Grill. Looking forward to seeing so many of you readers at the event on May 10...
Dressing for the holidays can be daunting! Here are a few ideas to make your holiday wardrobe season a little more merry and bright. Thanksgiving: Dress for the season with fall colors.  Even if we don't see leaves changing color here...
I'm back with another Friday Date Night post!  I know, I know... it's been awhile.  Let's just say between this pregnancy, chasing around our (very) energetic toddler and the holidays, we just haven't gotten a chance to eat at...
 There is not much more quintessential fall than taking your family out to enjoy a day at a pumpkin patch. And lucky for us, Arizona has plenty of these around the state (and right here in our valley) to...

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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...
Cooler weather is {fingers crossed} coming soon, let's get out there and enjoy all the October events and things to do in our great state. We are hosting a Mummies Night Out next month and tickets are going fast! We...
If you are looking for something to do on Sunday that is sure to delight your children (and is practically FREE), you have to check out Maricopa Live Steamers’ Adobe Western Railroad in North Phoenix. Every Sunday from Labor...
I’m new to the area.  And by “the area”, I mean the West Coast in general--we just moved here from North Carolina this summer.  Yes, you read that right:  we moved to the DESERT in the SUMMER.  I promise...
Having visitors out here in Arizona is always a blessing! It gives us time to reconnect with distant family and lets our kids see how amazing our loved ones are.  After 8 years in the desert, we have a tried...
Image courtesy of renjith krishnan/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net I know that sounds contrary to the deal-hunting bargainista in me, but the truth is that I prefer to shop online rather than deal with all the crowds on Black Friday. Plus, with so...
The 4th of July is going to be here before we know it! Start planning your fun now with our annual guide. When it comes to celebrating Independence Day, Scottsdale has so many options! You’re sure to find the...
Nothing quite says Mother's Day like a delicious brunch with someone else doing the cooking! Add in some world famous sticky buns or a bloody mary cart and it’s the perfect way to start Mom’s special day. Check out these...
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, after our first meeting both...
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...
"Just pretend...."  These are words that we hear in our house ALL the time.  We have kids ages 5-9, and they love to put on shows and create elaborate imagination play together.  They drag out the dress-up clothes and...
Summer is in full swing, the temps are heating up (115 last weekend, yikes) and the kids are already sooo bored. Ugh.  We are here to help you survive summer! Take a look at the SMB Guide to Surviving Summer...
Since launching in 2010, Scottsdale Moms Blog has been a wealth of information for local and visiting families. We have had so many contributors share their advice and tips for all things parenting and living life in AZ. After...
Looking for a dining guide for Date Nights in Downtown Phoenix? Look no farther, these are some of my favorites restaurants in Phoenix and there is something to please everyone on this list.  Angels Trumpet Ale House 810 N. 2nd...
I have a confession. I have to ask you to not judge me or picture me in too-tight jeans and ropers when I tell you.  And please, pretty please DON'T think of me in a tan Stetson and a pony...
That sigh of relief that follows the kids finally being out of schools and your schedule being just a bit less frantic, only seems to last a moment doesn’t it? All it takes is that one little phrase, “Mommy,...
I have a love/hate relationship with dining out with the kids. On the one hand, I love saving my kitchen the mess of cooking for the family, and having someone else make the meals is also a plus. But...

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