If you’ve been searching for a handmade, Father’s Day gift that would come from your kids’ hearts, be made with love by their own tiny hands, and show dad just how much he’s loved… here's fun, quick, free idea! An...
Father's day is coming up and Dads love homemade and thoughtful gifts too. Here's 5 Father's Days crafts that are fun for children to make and Dad is sure to cherish. 1. Paper Tie: There are patterns online and even...
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...
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...
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!
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...
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...
Guys, I am FULL of holiday spirit. I decorate the house like it’s my job. I host a bunch of people. I bake a bunch of cookies. I love everything about November and December! But I have to admit...

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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...
It happens every year, you find yourself stuck on what to get "that person." You know, the one who already has everything? Or maybe it's someone who is working on downsizing. Or maybe you're just sick of giving another bracelet,...
There are literally HUNDREDS of items you can add to a baby registry. Just walk into any store and you can see there is no shortage of choices for everything from clothes to toys. If you are expecting (or...
I love discovering "small shops" in Phoenix and Scottsdale. We have an awesome local and handmade community with lots of places to score unique finds. I recently took a day--for important blog research, of course--to hit up a few of my favs...
With all the craziness that occurs during the holiday season, we can sometimes forget our fur babies! For us, Andy (our Border Collie mix) was our first baby. We adopted him when he was 5 and he has truly...
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,...
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...
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...
One of the hardest things about gift shopping is buying a present for a little one, when you don't have a child around that age. It can be hard to know what your nephew wants for Christmas when your...
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...
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...
There is nothing more popular at our house than dinosaur figures. My kids were so excited to receive this set of dinosaur figures from Kids Imaginative to review! The set came with twelve figurines that were just the right...
All this week we have been featuring the best gifts! Holiday shopping can be stressful and we want to share our favorite gifts for giving, to make it a little easier for you to find those great presents for everyone...
  Featured Gift:  The DryBar What mom doesn't love being pampered? Gift Mom a beautiful look from one of The DryBar's amazing stylists, whether she likes her hair smooth and sleek  or with some extra "umph," they can do it all!...
Featured Gift: Micro Kickboard I love gifts that keep the kids active and playing outside. Micro Kickboard has every age covered from the mini-2-go for as young as 18 months to products for teens and adults. In our house, we LOVE...
Hi everyone, my name is Jenny and I am the newest contributor at Scottsdale Mom's Blog. I'm a self-proclaimed shopaholic and there are very few things that get me excited as a big sale. It is the perfect time of year for me to...
I am so thrilled to share with all you wonderful Scottsdale Moms a new passion project of mine and a special opportunity to capture some magic with you and your little ones, just in time for the holiday season! If...
This summer, we have been so fortunate to spend time with friends! We've been in town most of the summer, since my daughter Mary Alice made her debut in April. My kids have been welcomed into friend's homes for pizza and...
Dads do a lot for us; they take out gross garbage, kill spiders, fix stuff and everything in between. So often in the baby world we tend to focus our attention on the expecting or new mother. In the...
When I take my daughter out around town, I often get asked where I find her cute clothes. It all started with the pregnancy and birth of my baby girl in 2013, which coincided with my growing affection for Instagram....
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...
Green Kid Crafts is a mom-owned company that is helping children to get creative and learn at the same time. The company puts together wonderful, eco-friendly kits that will keep kids busy for hours, each box is loaded with 3-4...

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After the strangest summer ever, we are all loving the {almost} Fall vibes out there. Take advantage of all the things to do and...
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