So, it's still hot out. (That's the jist of how I start every blog post for SMB. You're welcome.) Some of us have preschoolers who don't begin school for a few more weeks... The bigger siblings who might be marginally helpful at...
"Mom, I'm bored," my six-year-old states after a full morning of summer camp, swimming and playing x-box. In my head, I exclaim, "really?!?!" Out loud, I say, "look around honey, there are many things to do." And then I...
The long, hot days of summer have arrived, and so has the daily search for fun (but not too pricey or complicated) activities to do with your kids.  Flip flop wreaths are a great summer craft that are creative,...
My daughter has built an empire of collected art projects from school. They are wonderful in the sense that she's proud of them and they also tell me a story of how she's progressed throughout her preschool year. (eg:...
Thank You Thursday {April Edition} Thank You Thursday is a sometimes monthly Scottsdale Moms Blog series. The team at SMB is so LUCKY to receive products, try new local venues, and hear about new things to do all the time....
"Please no. Wha…what is that smell? "   I beg my stomach to stay strong.  This is horrible.  I’d take a fresh poopy at this point.   Yes; I said it - it’s that bad.  But I have to face the sea...
I am the Queen of Carbs. I love to bake and I’ve been involving my kids in the process since my older son was a baby. We mostly bake cookies, muffins, bread, and cakes, and this is our favorite...
I’m the kind of mom who loves when her kids get messy. I know that may seem weird, but it’s just kind of my thing. I’ve found that if I’m prepared, it’s actually easier for me to engage with...
If you're looking for a fun process art project to do this spring break, consider a reproduction of Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night. If your preschooler is like mine and wants the facts, you can let them know: Van...
It happens every year.  My sons and I sit down every year to pick a birthday party theme.  We book the venue, pick out plates and napkins, and grab some wall decor.  And with each party we have to...

3 Easy Brunch Ideas

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Easy Brunch Ideas to make your next Sunday easy! One of my favorite things is to host friends {new & old} for meals at my house. Bringing friends together to eat, drink & catch up is such a great way...
When our daughter was younger, “we” made a lot of holiday cards for our far-away family. These usually consisted of a seasonal handprint or footprint. I’d paint her hand or foot, she’d stomp, I’d decorate the page to look...
Sweet and spicy recipes to love I recently discovered this amazing honey at Fry's Grocery Store, and it is a must buy! It is called Mike's Hot Honey and it is the perfect blend of spicy heat and sweet delicious...

Play date Dip

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Like most of you, I host several playdates a month. If you, like me, are tired of the same old Goldfish, pretzel, string cheese snacks I have a solution that I’ve never seen a kid (or a mom) turn...
July is National Ice Cream Month! We recently hosted an ice cream themed party. These cute ice cream cone cupcakes were a big hit with the preschool crowd. Making the cupcakes was pretty easy - box mix, cone on...
If you are looking to change up some colors and decor in your house and you want to do it without spending a ton, I have a great step by step guide on how you can change the look...

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Local Restaurant Delivery & Pickup Guide

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Avoid the long lines and empty shelves at the grocery stores and order dinner for pickup or delivery from one of these local restaurants....

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