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...
Procrastination. Too much to do. Mom brain. Toddler turning your shopping list into “art”. Just a few of the reasons why we might forget to buy a gift. Of course, we never realize that we left someone off our gift list...
Holiday Gift Guide 2019 Shopping for the holidays can be tough! We are here to help you find all of the gifts for everyone on your nice list! Also follow us on Instagram because we are hosting a 12 Days of Instagram giveaway...
Just last month, I shared my favorite baby items that made life with a new little one a bit easier. Now, two years in to that little one's life, we have a crazy, busy, wild and loud toddler on our hands....
Valentine's Day is right around the corner! What better way to celebrate with your kids than a fun craft that involves gardening, upcycling, and lots of sparkly Valentine's hearts? I am not usually a super-crafty mom but my love...
Graduation season is right around the corner. You may be struggling with what to gift your own graduate, or you may be thinking about those announcements from family and friends that will be arriving in your mailbox soon. Although it’s...
If you are like me, you have a laundry list of people to buy for, but are trying to avoid breaking the bank. Buying an awesome gift doesn't mean you have to spend a small fortune. Whether you need stocking stuffer...
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....
This month we are sharing why we love Kendra Scott and an amazing eye cream on our Thank You Thursday. Check out these businesses and products for yourself!
Last week, I felt like a rockstar. I tried out LaundryCare for the first time. I usually run the washer every morning and do a 2nd load at nap time. Some days, I run a 3rd load of towels...
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and it is time to start thinking about how you would like to spoil that wonderful woman in your life. Flowers and cupcakes are always a great option, but if you are looking for...
If you're invited to a child's birthday party and see the parents have requested your presence, not presents, here are five things you should know about kids' no-gift birthday parties.  1.If the invitation says something to the tune of no...
Let's get you psyched up for your Valentine’s Day with these Top 5 Tips! They will - Presto! - put the spark back into a sparkling gaze at your partner for this holiday! I say, “back” because it’s likely...
If you’re looking for a way to simplify Christmas gifts, the “Gift of Four” method of giving may be for you and your family! Each child receives 1 want, 1 need, 1 wear, 1 read…something they want, something they...
We've put together our list of tried and true new favorite toys for this year's Easter Basket!  Bananas - The latest collectible craze to hit the market, just got bigger & better. Bananas Series 2 has all new rainbow...
There is lots of gift giving happening this time of year and we have some great ideas for the little ones in your life when you need something small and simple, but also adorable and useful. Here are some...
I know what women want, especially sleep-deprived, overextended Scottsdale moms. We want a spa day. We want one hour, or two, or five of uninterrupted, unadulterated quiet time dedicated to feeling whole again. We want … and I would...
All day long, mother's work so hard to take care of their family and home. Whether she is a working mom or a stay at home mom, her job is never ending and doesn't get any vacation days. Mother's...
The end of the academic year is here and you might be looking for some unique or highly sought after gifts for teachers, staff, and coaches. Here are a few ideas for home run end of the year gifts....
The annual celebration of Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. Don’t waste time or effort with hinting around or just hoping this year will be better than previous years. Moms – send the link to this article to your spouse/partner immediately!...
Graduation season is upon us. Are you having a difficult time deciding what gift to get? We suggest buying a present reflective of the graduate's personality. Here is a roundup of Scottsdale Mom's Blog recommendations for graduation gifts: The sporty...
Each year, we bring a collection of tried and true products that our mother's love in our thoughtfully curated Mother's Day Gift Guide! You might notice some products on the list that we bring to you over and over,...
We love finding new books to read with our little ones. This book, released by local non-profit organization, Southwest Human Development, looks like a perfect addition to any library. Knowing that the purchase will donate one to a child in...
Are you ready for some Friday Favorites? Sharing our new favorites with our friends is so fun! Let us know what your favorite things are in the comments! With hiking season in full swing we are loving these everyday arch...
June is here and in addition to pool parties and barbecues, it's dad's turn to be appreciated! We all know that dad's rule, but finding the perfect Father's Day gift can be a challenge. We've taken the guesswork out...
There is no shortage of lists on the internet for all things mom related, including lists of what to buy as a new mom gift. Well, I am going to keep this simple for you, after having three kids...
One of my favorite traditions to do for Father's Day is to gather around and tell Brian one thing that we really love about him. It is so fun to hear what the kids say each year. Usually they...
EDUCATION WITH REWARDS Who doesn't like to be rewarded for completing a class or a course? I remember when I was expecting my first little one, who just turned nineteen. I read every pregnancy book, took courses at the hospital,...
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...
If you're looking for a way to simplify this Christmas, consider adding Jolabokaflod to your Christmas Eve plan. What is Jolabokaflod? One of the most popular holiday traditions in Iceland is Jolabokaflod (prounounciation), or "Christmas book flood." During the weeks leading...

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      Spring is officially in Sunny Arizona, which means it's time for kids to dust off their cleats, grab their gloves, and hit the fields...