Summer brings a smile to a Mom’s face in most states, but here it’s the dreaded months where we have to find alternatives to the parks we love. Thankfully the Valley is getting better at offering indoor activities in...
Scottsdale Moms Blog was so excited to try Ocean Poke Co., a new restaurant in South Scottsdale.  We got to try a few different bowls including the Heat Check, Kim Chi and the acai bowl. They were all delicious and...
I don’t know about you but when the temperature creeps up, I itch to get the heck outta town. My family has a cabin up north which has always been a great escape! Recently on a “Rhino” ride around...
I love to read and public libraries hold a special place in my heart. I remember going to libraries as a child feeling so proud that I got to select any book I wanted. The first time I toured...
Every year I find myself scrambling and trying to think of a simple Mother's Day gift to send my own mother/mother-in-law. I have the best of Pinterest intentions, but not the greatest execution. And I like to keep it...
With summer just around the corner, I know that many of us are on the hunt for Scottsdale sports and activities for our kids. While some people are searching for all day summer camps, some of us fall into the category...
We've made it to May, Scottsdale! You just have to finish up this month and then its summer vacay! You're so close and your friends at SMB are all rallying for you to finish strong. This guide has the...
One of my favorite summer activity is the staycation! I love the fantastic resorts we are so lucky to have here in Arizona. I love sitting by the pool with a cocktail and letting the kids play in the...
Our last family event was so popular, we decided to do it again! We want you to mark your calendars, prepare for some fun, and get ready to join Scottsdale Moms Blog and our sponsors at Children’s Learning Adventure - Scottsdale...
I have to admit: when I initially walked in, I was intimidated. Not because Rebecca, the owner of BURN Total Body Conditioning, made me feel anything other than welcome and capable. I flew solo to the class already worried...
This year, my daughter’s birthday falls on Easter. I started looking for something to make her day extra-special, but was soon overwhelmed by how many wonderful Easter events the Valley has to offer. I decided to round them all...
With the average temperature around 83 degrees, April is a great month to get out and about with the family in Scottsdale. From Easter egg hunts to free events at the museum, this guide has the mom about town...
Looking for a fun family movie night this Spring? Moonlit Drive-In movies are back at the Scottsdale Promenade and they will take place each and every Saturday night in April! The Promenade is located at the corner of FLW Blvd...
THE FINAL FOUR FAN FEST PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE will be here in just two weeks! And they want you to "Come Ready To Play!" - the Final Four Fan Fest is so much more than basketball. From rock climbing to youth clinics, from autograph...
Before I dig into this post, I want to give you all a flashback into my life. I was 15 years old and on an overnight camping trip. Food wasn’t cooked properly. There was an obscene amount of rain....
March is the magical month, here in Scottsdale. It's our reward for why we live here during the summer months. The weather perfection (nice & warm in the day but cool at night) making it the perfect month to party! It's also...
First of all, we want to give a shout out to CycleBar for hosting the SMB readers for the final week of the 2017 Fitness Challenge! It has been a challenging 5 weeks trying all of the different Valley...

Hiking with Children

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One of my favorite things about living in Scottsdale is all of the local and accessible hiking trails. I love hiking and I want my children to love hiking too. Bringing children along can sometimes sound intimidating, so here...
Truth be told, I am not a huge fan of planning birthday parties. I know that for some people, this is completely their jam and they are awesome at it! It. is not. my jam. I had managed to...
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...
Start 2017 with a bang and join our Fitness Challenge! Five local spots are offering FREE classes for our readers to try and we've got some awesome prizes.
Getting out of the House Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics Rock'N'Roll in the New Year Kid's Night Out, have fun playing, pizza and juice.  AZ Airtime NYE Sleepover  Kids can sleep over at AZ Airtime so parents can go out too! Lots of jumping, food...
Winter break is here and you need to plan some fun with your family. Everyone is going to want to visit the OdySea in the Desert! All of their December events in the courtyard are FREE and so much...
  Ever so often, a tradition sneaks up on you. After a few years, your kids ask if you are going to do "that thing" again, and you realize, you've made a tradition for your family. Every year, when the Christmas...
A new Santa workshop and more! Santa is all about the experience and this year Scottsdale Fashion Square has again partnered with HGTV to present “Santa HQ.” Families are invited to experience the wonder of Santa’s workshop in the digital...
A simple and fun printable for your children's letter to Santa Claus! If your kids are young like mine, and not quite up to writing a full letter or note on their own, here is your answer! Our Letter to Santa...

Christmas Bucket List

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One of the Christmas traditions I always look forward to is an Advent calendar filled with chocolate. Sharing this with our daughter during her first Christmas season was something my husband and I anticipated. That is, until we realized...
Santa Claus is coming to Scottsdale early this year! Mark your calendars On Saturday, December 3 and the following Saturday, December 10, the Promenade Shopping Center (located on the corner of Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd) will spread Christmas cheer by giving children the...
The family behind my favorite Scottsdale restaurant, Perk Eatery, opened a new restaurant. It is called Char Kitchen + Bar and it is located in mid-town Scottsdale at the Hilton Village shopping center. Char is an upscale restaurant which specializes in authentic...

OdySea Aquarium with Kids

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I'm so excited to tell you all about our newest child friendly local attraction! We don't have a lot of awesome attractions here in the valley so when something like this turns up, it's really appreciated. We visited the...

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Fun Fantasy Dinner for the Whole Family

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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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