My favorite items from my wedding registry were my cookbooks. Each cookbook represents something I wanted to accomplish in my marriage. Oh, did I have plans for those books! I would be the spouse that cooked almost every night and...
Summer is here! I'm already checking the summer camp schedules, the Vacation Bible School schedules, and activity calendars. My little ones do better if we have something to look forward to each week. In addition to the usual rotations,...
Have you heard that it's 110 degrees here in Phoenix? That's too hot to even go swimming. What can you do inside with kiddos when it's too hot to go outside and they have all this energy? How about...
Family photos, some people swear by them and others cringe at the thought of getting them done. I totally understand both ends of this spectrum. I am the mom that loves the after product. I love displaying photos of...
Our main goal here at Scottsdale Moms Blog has always been to connect moms with each other in the community, one of the ways we do this is by planning play dates for moms and their kids to get...
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a summer staple for many families, and churches in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area are already geared up for this summer! We’ve done our best to update the list of local VBS options so you can...
Last week, I took Mary Alice (3) to her very first ballet class. You know what this means! I went shopping the night before for the most perfect pastel pink leotard you've ever seen. It was bliss, pure bliss....
We are so excited you found the SMB Guide to Surviving Summer in Scottsdale. This is our 6th year of bringing you tips, tricks and things to do, all written to help YOU survive summer with your littles! We use...
It's Mother's Day week! (Can we get a whole week instead of just a day?) As always, there is so much to do around the valley when it comes to special holidays and Mother's Day is no exception. If...
We are excited to introduce you to our SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events monthly sponsor!  OdySea Aquarium! It’s hot outside, come CHILL with the SHARKS at OdySea Aquarium! Recently voted Best Kids Indoor Entertainment, OdySea Aquarium offers educational, interactive...
Here is all the tips and tricks that we use during the summer to make it through the extreme heat and the predictable boredom. Whatever it takes to get us to September!  Read all the Tips & Tricks written by...
Traveling with kids can be BRUTAL, but we all got to do it. So use our tips and tricks to make the journey a bit easier, and GOOD LUCK!  Travel Tips & Tricks {SMB TIP: We also love all these local...
Summer is HERE, kids are out for the summer and regular visits to the pool are in full swing. As much as we enjoy the break from the every day routine of school, the summer brain drain is a...
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, enjoy...
The Westin Kierland- Lazy river, water slide, pool side drinks and food! Round out the fun with Lazy River floating, rides down the 110-foot water slide, a poolside DJ, games, activities, unlimited s’mores and savory Smokin’ Jack’s BBQ. Enjoy the resort’s Big Chill...
Go for a walk: around your neighborhood, at a park or on a trail. Talk about what they see and how nature is important to our world.  Pick up litter: get a garbage bag and some gloves and...
My husband and I recently had dinner with his boss who went on and on about his family vacations to Disney. I had no idea that there were Disney resorts all over the world. What a great excuse to...
Spring break is here and the weather is looking amazing. After spending the last eight years in Chicago where spring break meant traveling to escape the cold and rain I can’t begin to share how excited I am to...
Here are our best picks for all things sweet! Dairy free option: Rita's Italian Ice {delicious flavors, tons of options} New find: Tasty Creamery Rolls {for Thai rolled ice cream} Indulgent Treat: The Baked Bear {ice cream and cookies, yes!} Ice Cream Varieties: Baskin Robbins {always good!} Frozen Yogurt: Menchies {all those...
We sure do love our Spring Break time here in the valley. The weather is perfect, and there is plenty to do outdoors before the heat really sets in.  Find the guide here! 
We have a house full of dinosaur loving kids, there are plastic dinosaurs that fill our toy boxes and we have several dinosaur costumes. Anytime I give the boys a chance to pick an activity for the day, they...
Do you have a child and want to participate in a local study and get paid for it? Sign up to have your child use a body cream and get compensated up to $125! Stephens is looking for males and...
Growing a backyard garden in the desert is a tall order. We have inhospitable soil, relentless heat, and water issues. But I have plans. Big plans. I'm taking a forgotten play space and transforming it into my own little urban farm,...
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and another school year is quickly winding down! Lauren Beglin Photography wanted to put together the perfect photo gift for a well-deserving mom. Once again, she has created a adorable and timeless...
  I am a native from Colorado who loves getting away to the mountains for the weekend. When I met my husband he introduced me to a place where his family has a house and where they created many great...
February is a great month to get out and about town here in Scottsdale, AZ. The weather is gorgeous and some really fun family friendly events are happening out doors. This list has a little bit of everything and...
The holidays are over and frankly, we’re all just a little exhausted. While December is a month that can be full of some wonderful time with family and friends, it can also be draining for everyone – particularly if you...
Do you have a child who could use a little extra help in math? As a parent of 3 children, I have found that each of my kids has a very different learning style. One of my kids has...
If your resolution is to get out and about in the New Year, Scottsdale Moms Blog has got you covered with this guide to family friendly events going on in January.   Zoolights: Let It Glow – Now through Jan. 14, 5:30pm-10:30pm nightly. ZooLights shines...
We’re into the thick of December now, and if you are like me, at this point you’re overwhelmed by the (self-imposed) pressure to create a magical holiday season for your family. By nature I am low-key and a bit...

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Scottsdale Moms and family had such a blast at Medieval Times in Scottsdale last weekend enjoying a fun fantasy dinner. I remember going to Medieval...

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