We’re still in triple digits, but that does not mean we have to stay indoors and miss out on fall fun. Check-out our Arizona Fall Festivals, Farms, Food & Fun guide in the “Phoenix Guides” category of our...

A Trip to the Zoo

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Monday we had our VERY FIRST zoo meet up!  It was so awesome to chat with friends and stroll around our wonderful (clean) zoo!  I have to say that I'm impressed by the attention to detail at our fine zoo. ...
Looking for something creative and out-of-the-ordinary to do with your kiddo's?  Aren't we all.... Well we have just the ticket!  Literally :) Kia Motors is bringing Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE to The Dodge Theatre Dec 4th and 5th and ONE lucky...

Arizona Restaurant Week

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Have you heard about Arizona Restaurant Week? Arizona Restaurant Week 2010 is undoubtedly one of our favorite times of the year. This September 18th to September 26th 2010 you will have the opportunity to eat at some of the finest restaurants in the Valley as well...
Over the weekend, I took my five-year-old son to the children's theater performance at Hale Theatre in Gilbert, AZ today.  The play was (loosely) based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid".  This was my son's first exposure to the...
Most of you have probably heard by now about our Fresh & Easy Social this coming Monday. If not - here's the post with all of the details. We are so looking forward to meeting a handful of you ladies......
I don’t know about you but I love date night. My husband and I try to go as often as we can, when babysitters and budgets permit. It’s good for us, our marriage, and let’s face it, it is...
Kids are back to school and we are finally heading into fall.  It’s so fun to see the Halloween decorations at different stores and to start planning for fall festivals, farm visits and holiday adventures. Although this heat...
I don't know about you ladies but I LOVE Fresh & Easy!  I was introduced to this small supermarket about a year ago and have been shopping there ever since!  I was even more pleased with this company when...
Need more date night ideas? Check out my Friday Date Night guest post on MomIndex’s Blog…Dessert special... ~AND~ Don’t forget to sign up for our awesome GIVEAWAY this week - a TinyBaubles Ring! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Happy Labor Day Weekend!

A Photoshoot

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Let's all put on your thinking caps and remember what YOU were doing this Tuesday when the sky's turned wicked dark and the rainclouds rolled in?  Got it...the memory that is. What was I doing?  Thanks for asking .. ;) Joy and...
For those of you who slept in this morning.  Here's what you are missing.  This is the Shea/40th Street hike at 6:15am today. And that, kids, is why I live in Scottsdale! XOXO Boon Inc is still looking for baby models.  Preferably...
For all of you moms who love to cook (or wanna be a "mom who loves to cook") out there, meet our friend Jennifer.  I met Jennifer a couple years back and have been drooling over all of her...
For those of you momma's who joined us for our Moms Night Out a couple weeks back - you probably remember that unbelievable cupcake in your swag bag :) - right?!!!  I've heard from moms who ate it on...
Need more date night ideas? Check out my Friday Date Night guest post on MomIndex’s Blog...Happy Hour style... ~AND~ Don’t forget to comment on our Mommy SOS post on Strollers!
Boon Inc and Keen Distribution need YOU!!!! A friend of mine just contacted me and asked if I knew of any families that might be interested in helping out with a photo shoot they are doing in the next three...
Wow, it’s back to school time already!  Hope you had a fun summer break with the kids and are prepared for a wonderful school year.  For those of you with very young children, now is the ideal time to...
I just got back from my first big trip back East with Reagan.  She's now 10.5 months old and I had no idea what to expect.  In fact, once I got to Nashville (which is a 3 hour flight), I began to...
It’s summertime. Kids are out of school and that usually means that at least one parent now has little companions ALL DAY LONG. What do you do if your kids are driving you nuts by, well, being kids? Here...
We blink and they’re grown up.  We wake up one morning and their chubby thighs have turned into knobby knees.  One day they are in diapers and literally the next day you are getting them ready for prom.  Childhood...
I hope you enjoyed my first guest post in June.  It’s been a lot of fun searching for all the wonderful events and activities throughout the Valley.  The Phoenix area is such fantastic place to raise children and to...
We're back with another Getting out of Arizona post.  If you didn't see last week's post on Napa and Sonoma Valley be sure to click HERE.  I don't know about you, but after this week's temps,  I'm ready to...
Our first meeting as a moms' group, we ventured to Montelucia Resort. The pool is stunning, surrounded by waterfalls and numerous lounge chairs. About ten mommas with babies (and preschoolers) in tow showed up to the poolside party! When going...
In an effort to spice things up (again) on SMB we're launching a brand new series - Getting Out of Arizona!  Can we all say in unison "YES, please!?"  Although we had a ton of fun doing our Steph...

Baby and Me Movie

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Remember this post on Harkins Summer Movie Fun? Well, maybe you're like me and you read that post and thought "We'll do that when _____ gets older." I have good news ladies - there is no reason to wait!  Farrell's...
{Steph} You might think I'm joking when I tell you that I've been "planning" Nora's first birthday party for the last 6 months - but I'm being 100% truthful.  Really. I love to plan parties.  And if I were...
We are passionate about encouraging other Scottsdale Moms to get out in our great community and try new things all the while making life richer for everyone! What better way to do this than do it together? Our lives...
Most Thursday mornings, you’ll find me doing one of my favorite weekly rituals...shopping at estate sales. I live in Surprise, practically next door to Sun City where there is a gold mine of vintage treasures hidden away in...
The school year has ended and with 100 degree temperatures outside, it is officially hot.  If you are like me, you are surfing the Internet, talking to other moms and driving around the Phoenix Metropolitan Area to discover new...
This week's MomSense comes from a Scottsdale Mom and Grandma, Darcy Kimmel with Family Matters, who after hearing of another child drowning here in Phoenix, she hid the key to their pool (she wouldn't even tell us where the...

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