If your Holidays were anything like mine, you have just started to see the fog part and routines and normal life get rolling again.  My mom and stepdad just left on Wednesday morning and all day I found myself during...
As 2010 comes to a close, I have been thinking about how I'd like to spend the next 12 months.  By default, my husband and I LOVE to talk, talk, talk about why we do things and how we...
"Making a list and checking it twice." That's what this time of year brings to our homes.  However, "the most wonderful time of the year" can become quite stressful for some and a pure joy for others. Here's our take...
One of my favorite memories growing up is our kitchen covered in flour, my mom busily working on several different things, and me, cutting out cookies, pouring flour into the mixing bowl or cracking open an egg.  Sigh. Perhaps it's...
I love used baby gear!  I don't know what I'd do with out experienced moms, garage sales and consignment!!!  Now, I love a new item every now and then, but the bulk of Reagan's toys and clothes are second...
If you’re new and just stopping in… welcome!  We’re so glad you have found Scottsdale Moms Blog! Be sure to sign up for our Email or RSS Feed to stay up to date with all of our most recent SMB happenings. Today...
Everyone loves a good sale, right? If so- ya'll are in for a treat!  We're doing a Link-Up where YOU (aka your business or friend's business or a business you just love) can link up to be featured as a...
December is my favorite month!  There is something about the shared excitment, decorations everywhere and Christmas music on the radio that makes me walk around with a smile all month long!  (It doesn't hurt that my birthday also falls...
Just 1 more day to submit your photo of your cutie-patootie(s)!!! Enter our monthly digital photo contest for the chance to  win product from the much loved Boon Inc AND have your child’s photo featured on our website. Here’s how to enter… {1} Email...
Like most things in life - the first time doing something is never the best time, right?!  Well - in most cases that is true.  Although I had grand plans for this year's Thanksgiving feast (hosted by yours truly)...
What to wear in photos? This is always the million dollar question for photos - especially with precious little ones.  Have you ever oogled over photos of someone's cute children? Of course! We all have! It is, of course, because kids...
{Hi, it's me, Joy} Let me take a moment to remind (or tell those of you new to SMB) that Steph and I are opposites - we think SO differently, I cannot HELP but learn just from being around...
Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just over a week away?!  Where did November go?  Actually - where did this YEAR go?  I just can't believe it.  Regardless - it's time to saddle up and get ready for the...
Drum roll please.....the winner of the October Scottsdale Moms Blog Photo of the Month is Kelly S. and her little sweeties, Bella and Lainey!  Are they not the cutest little things you've ever seen??!!! Here's a little bit about Kelly...
Just 2 more days to submit your photo of your cutie-patootie(s)!!! Enter our monthly digital photo contest for the chance to  win product from the much loved Boon Inc AND have your child’s photo featured on our website. Here’s how to enter… {1} Email...
After talking the past two days about ways you can use social media in your personal life and supporting your hobbies and interests, today we'll talk about creative ways moms like us can use social media in our professional...
Yesterday, I talked with you all about using social networking and social media in your personal life and in personal relationships. I provided ideas on how to connect and build online—as well as offline—friendships. Today, I will be discussing how...
Social networking and social media are all the rage. It seems you can't go anywhere these days without someone asking if you are on Facebook. "Hey, Facebook me," we say, treating the social network as a verb. Even our...

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There's nothing we love more than to hear from YOU - the readers of Scottsdale Moms Blog!  Joy and I love being able to connect with all of you local Phoenix area mama's. Because of this we thought it would...
Last week we talked about the analogy of the "Four Horseman of the Apocalypse"- conquest, war, power and death and how they show up in marriage as criticism, contempt, defensiveness and stonewalling. I am so glad we are done...
Before I started studying photography, most of my pictures were the same-old-same-old.  I would often show my pictures to friends and family and it seemed they had seen all 50+ images in less then 30 seconds. I now realize...
It's been said thousands of times that "communication in marriage is key". However, it is often so difficult for us to communicate with our spouses. We might have seen how our parents communicated and never knew any different, or we might...
Last week, I talked about what is the most appropriate use of Facebook.  Bottom line: Be Friendly ;-)  Today, let's look at another aspect of Facebook... the dark side.  Duhn Duhn Duhn... We often use Facebook as a platform to voice our...
For those of you who slept in this morning.  Here's what you are missing.  This is the Shea/40th Street hike at 6:15am today. And that, kids, is why I live in Scottsdale! XOXO Boon Inc is still looking for baby models.  Preferably...
Just this week I left a comment on a dear friend's Facebook page, that I later realized could either be seen as a complement OR as a REALLY mean remark.  After seeing her response, I realized my mistake, sent...
Summer is a time when family gets to bask in lazy moments. It’s a time for barbeques, sleepovers, Friday matinees and road trips. It’s also known for boredom crazed children, sunburns, excruciating visits from relatives and moms that are...
When I was young, it was really hard for me to relate to my elders. The lack of common interests made a visit to grandma’s house seem like a trip to Mars.  BUT as I aged, I began to...
One of my favorite mommy blogs, BecomingMom, has a series entitled "Mommy SOS" where she asks her readers to give their insight into various mommy-matters. I've always loved these posts as I feel like all of the comments are...
It’s summertime. Kids are out of school and that usually means that at least one parent now has little companions ALL DAY LONG. What do you do if your kids are driving you nuts by, well, being kids? Here...
Moms are so resourceful.  Got a run in your hose?  Here's some nail polish.  Is your hem tattered and you don't have a needle?  Here's a stapler.  Gum in your hair?  Make it a real mess and add some...

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Happy New Year! Here's hoping 2022 is the best year for all of you! Are there any events that we haven’t covered or do you...

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