Spring is here in Arizona, bringing with it blooming flowers and budding trees. A picturesque scene for many, but for kids prone to seasonal allergies, it can be a time of discomfort and frustration. As a concerned parent, understanding...
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....
Local mom, Jenny Castle, shares her newest obsession. Jenny is the mother of three beautiful children and keeps herself busy with PTSA, catching up with friends in the carpool line, and driving her children to endless after-school activities. Thank...
Let's talk Self-Care for Moms; As moms, our days often revolve around caring for others—the kids, the house, our partners—leaving little time for ourselves. However, it's crucial to remember that self-care isn't selfish; it's a necessity. When we take...
The following situations are based on my experiences. Please contact your doctor for any medical advice regarding your personal circumstance. I didn’t start out as a chronically sick person. For over a decade, I’ve known something was wrong. However, the...
Two weeks ago my youngest daughter started feeling sick. Because we knew numbers were going up and there was a chance she was exposed, we got her tested immediately with a rapid test.  Shortly after taking the test, we received...
I’ve been wanting to try an Asian head spa for awhile now, and I finally got to experience one recently in Phoenix. Have you heard about the amazing scalp treatments you can get at one? If you’re unsure what...
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 all know it’s important to exercise throughout your pregnancy. Of course, experts say not to go out there and try a new hardcore workout while pregnant, but it’s healthy and encouraged to keep doing activities that your body...
  From slammed to glam in 5 minutes with this go-bag? YES! But first, Mama, let me say, it's ok if you don't remember how to get ready to go out like a normal, grown-up woman. And, it's even going...
The following situations are based on my experiences. Please contact your doctor for any medical advice regarding your personal circumstance. Let me start out by saying that being “good enough” is falling way short in my perfectionist world. I am...
Hello! I’m Jessica and this week it’s my turn to share some of my Friday Favorites. I took a look at my daily life and routine and tried to decide, of all things I use, touch, and wear each day...
My girls are going wireless. I’m not talking technology like phones or iPads, I’m talking about switching to wireless bras! I’m 36 years old, and have two kids under the age of 5. I literally just quit nursing my...
Did you know that Phoenix Fashion Week is becoming known as THE PLACE where emerging designers and models from all over the world LAUNCH their careers. They are changing the fashion industry! Phoenix Fashion Week 2016 is October 13 thru the 15...
Fall is here and I have to say that this is my favorite time of the year. Pumpkin everything is back and decor at the stores have arrived. I don't know about you but when I think of fall...

How Do You Self Care?

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Self care has become somewhat of a trendy movement. Truthfully, I saw it as something I couldn’t buy into as a mom of littles. How in the world am I supposed to get a mani and pedi on a...
In Scottsdale, we are truly blessed with wonderful winter weather. We never experience the barrage of blizzards that plague the East Coast or have to shovel driveways of snow before we can start the day. However, it can still...
They say “you are never fully dressed until you wear a smile.” A white and bright smile is many people’s aspiration. It’s a proven trick to make an excellent first impression. Do you know what makes the teeth whiter?...
Like so many moms, when my daughter was born I became obsessed with all-things safe, natural and organic. My first change? Switching to organic foods, which was actually fairly easy to do with all the organic labeling. But, when I...
As a busy mom of 4 and business owner, I sought an intimate gym atmosphere that afforded me a great work out before carpool, work, and life began vying for my time. I needed a gym that gave me an...
By Dr. Cayce Wallace Pediatric Dentist Arcadia Pediatric Dental We all love sweets, and kids often love sweet drinks such as soda, sports drinks, and fruit juice. Unfortunately, sugary beverages can cause a host of dental problems, including gum disease and...
Moms, let's face it, there aren't enough hours in the day to get everything accomplished on our to-do list, especially when it comes to making ourselves feel fabulous! Between working, caring for our children and ALL their needs, and...
I love October!! Fall is in the air (well..... in the Flagstaff air), crockpots come out, and football players don their pink shoes, armbands, and decals to honor a whole bunch of HEROS during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While the oncology nurse...
Before kids, your life was totally about you. Where you wanted to work, what you wanted to eat, how much sleep you needed (or didn't need!) - it was all up to you. After kids, well, let's just say,...
Since having our 6 1/2 month old, Sedona, in February our life has been a whirlwind! Even though it seems like yesterday that we just brought her home, being parents has been so rewarding. It's fun, hectic, stressful, and...
Summer's heating up and so should your dates nights...or date days. This month I'm planning our next date and thinking outside the box a bit. I know I get tired of the ol’ dinner and a movie date. How...
Doesn't being out in 110+ degree heat with a fabulous frock on, a face full of make up, high heels and husbands/kids just sound like a walk in the park?! HA! Forget that! I can't help but notice that...
If you are reading this, you know that being a mother is one of the most rewarding yet challenging jobs you will endure in a lifetime. A close second is navigating your intimate relationship with your partner. As a...
IV therapy is growing in popularity, and for several good reasons. This type of treatment offers a variety of benefits that boost your health and wellness in powerful ways.  An IV infusion works with a drip line hooked up to...
    A couple of weeks ago, I had the rare opportunity to escape the house solo to try out the latest salon and spa to hit Scottsdale, Shona. Shona Salon & Spa is in a shopping center just off Northsight Boulevard and...

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Your Survival Guide to Spring Sports

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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...