The best festivities, parades and so much more in the Scottsdale/Phoenix Valley!
As soon as my daughter could sit on the counter, we began baking together. We bake for play dates, for neighbors, for my husband's coworkers, and for ourselves. The value of baking with little ones extends far beyond the...
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,...
Whatever outdoor fall decor look you're  going for, the color that pops out the most this season is teal. Teal is the color for food allergy awareness and while Food Allergy Awareness Month is in May, the month of October...
I have always wanted to take a drive up the east coast to see all of the amazing fall colors! It's on my bucket list. One day, I have dreams of my mom, daughters, and I driving from bed...
School hunting in Arizona is NOT easy. It can be one of the most difficult choices that you have to make. And there are so MANY choices here in the Valley! Choosing your child’s first (or next) school is a...
Looking for a fun way for the kids to spend an afternoon? iPic Scottsdale is offering Minecraft on the big screen! The new session starts October 19th and lasts for four weeks. iPic Scottsdale (located at Scottsdale Quarter) is hosting...
Ahh... fall in Arizona! Goodbye 100 degree temps, hello 90's, maybe 80's during a cold spell. While we don't see leaves changing colors, we do see the signs at Starbucks for the Pumpkin Spice Latte. That's what signifies the return of fall...
Did you know that Phoenix Fashion Week is becoming known as THE PLACE where emerging designers and models from all over the world LAUNCH their careers. They are changing the fashion industry! Phoenix Fashion Week 2016 is October 13 thru the 15...
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...
Every month our kiddos see me heading out the door carrying an appetizer or a bottle of wine to my book club meeting and they squeal about how much they want to come with me. And I get it,...
Welcome Lizette! She is a new contributor of ours, local native and mom of boys. We hope you enjoy reading her take on all things motherhood!  It's starting to cool down, and what better way to relax than across the border...
Fall is officially here! We will gladly welcome the 80 degree weather and pretend that it's boots and scarves weather while eating everything pumpkin. Here is a round up of October events to plan your month. First, download our free...

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  I have a climber. For anyone else who has a climber, you know what that means - for those who don’t, I can sum it up in one sentence. Climbers give parents a constant heart attack as they try...
Moms are event planners (be sure to add that to your resume!),days are spent entertaining the most demanding of clients, with a five second attention span and a temper to match. I’m still waiting for someone to create a...
mother + child co. fall pop-up sessions are booking now! Hello beautiful Scottsdale mamas! Paige here of The Love Designed Life, and former regular Scottsdale Moms Blog contributor. I am so excited to be popping in here again to share with you...
Ok, fall is almost here, kids are back to school, the days are slightly cooler. We are so excited to get outside and celebrate all things FALL in AZ! We created the SMB Fall in AZ Guide, just for you! We included...
September is here! Want to make some plans for your family this month? We have some great family friendly Scottsdale September events listed below, some free - but all sure to be a good time for everyone. September Events September...
NOT JUST FOR TWIN FAMILIES! OPEN TO EVERYONE! Please join the Paradise Valley Mothers of Multiples (PVMOM) for our semi annual Fall Sale.  There will be fantastic deals on gently used baby/kids clothes and items! {And free parking} We know that...
I'm a city girl, through and through and can't wait for a date night downtown. Any downtown. There's something exciting about getting dressed up, heading to the city with tickets in hand and having a night on the town....
  The Valley is brimming with kid-friendly exhibits and attractions! There are so many great places to visit again and again, why not consider a membership? Memberships pay for themselves after just a few visits, even if you only go when school...
It is officially summer in AZ. Take a look back at some archived posts to find great tips for beating the heat and having fun with your kids.
Like many mommies, I enjoy my coffee. Each day begins with a cup, and I usually end up buying another while I'm out and about. There may be a Starbucks on every corner, but there are several local coffee...
Do you ever feel like you need a second mortgage for your kids to survive the summer at all of the private camps throughout the valley? The most popular ones during the hot days can cost up to $350...
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...
Ice Excavation: Fill a plastic container with some water, ice and little toys you want the kids to “excavate,” the ice cubes will help mix things up and prevent all of the toys sinking to the bottom. Freeze overnight!...
When the summer heat has you stuck indoors, but your own house is getting a bit too small (and messy!) pack up the kids and try out these great indoor spaces for big and small. The kids get all...
Ok, summer's here, kids are home, we are all stuck in the house.  We all NEED fun things to do to survive this heat! We created the Guide to Surviving Summer, just for you! We included games, crafts, local activities and...
Pines Motel is a small, affordable, family run motel in Cottonwood, AZ.  They recently invited my family to stay for two nights in exchange for writing this post. All opinions are my own.  Looking to get out of town for a weekend...
We are always working to improve our site and listen to the feedback we get from our readers. Our latest project is a new Calendar of Events! You can find the calendar under the SMB Events tab at the top...

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We have so many amazing restaurants and dining options in Scottsdale! We are constantly amending this list and adding new articles of places to...