Feeling Crafty this summer?!  I have been saving small pieces of crayons for awhile with the intention of melting them into new crayons. We finally had enough pieces ready and I thought it would be a fun activity for the...
I was looking online for suggestions for encouraging the kids to use good behavior. In the past I've used a reward system like reward jars which have worked for my kids and have worked for me. Since the quarantine...
We're packing up and moving to a new neck of the woods! In the name of cleaning up, shipping out and staging for a quick sale, I posted the DIY Roller Shades I made for our playroom on one...
We're going on day 40 of self isolation during this pandemic. The weather is beautiful right now, but that doesn't replace recess and playdates and playground meet ups when you're a kid. In an effort to try to bring...
Have you suddenly found yourself with kids home from school? Still need to get some work done during the day? Solidarity, sisters.  Here are 20 ideas to get you started. Have kids write and illustrate their own story. Or siblings...
I don’t know about you, but my kids are notorious for making me work for their requested birthday themes. Seriously, just about every year one of them has an idea that requires me to get super creative. All I...
As my daughter got closer to school age, I started to notice more and more stories of bullying and child suicide in the news. Kids are picked on for how they look, who they are, and even for medical...
If you're hosting a holiday party this year, consider an Elf theme! You can be as extravagant as you want with the decorations - just ask Pinterest! We kept it pretty simple, decorating with the Christmas decorations we usually...
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...

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Family Friendly Events In and Around Scottsdale {October 2020}

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Welcome to October, Scottsdale Moms!  Have you had a chance to sip on your PSL yet?  Did you check out our Guide to the...

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