I guess you could say that making a cheesecake is a labor of love. But why settle with ordinary cheesecake when you can have one with a hidden surprise? So I give to you ... Hidden Caramel Pecan Cheesecake...
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...
Trying to find your Zen place doesn’t necessarily mean you need to trek across town to a yoga studio. You can create a space in your home to practice your best yoga pose or relax with deep breathing. Here...
In this week's Sunday Meal Planning Series we are featuring a quick solution for a weekday dinner. With this series we hope to help you find a few great meals that you can cook for your family. Be sure to...
My dear sister-in-law has made this creamed corn for years.  It is the most delectable thing and it's hard to not just shovel it into my mouth by the spoonful.  The recipe is all over the internet and according...
Big welcome to Rochelle! She is another new contributor of ours, a mom of three sharing her love of parenting and life in the Valley of the Sun.  I incorporated Meatless Mondays into our dinner routine almost a year ago...
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...
I love food blogs, food pictures and basically anything that gets me motivated to cook and eat! For inspiration and information about a healthy lifestyle, I often turn to Instagram. Perhaps it's just the beautiful photos, or maybe it's the...
My kids love to do things “all by themselves” and this includes putting their DVD movies in and out of the player. Thus it is no surprise to anyone that we have quite a few movies with scratches, some...
It's mid-March, which I am quickly learning is not really "Spring" in Arizona, since it's, oh, 85 degrees on my patio right now. (Being an Easterner who is accustomed to four seasons, I have dubbed Arizona's seasons "Pre-Summer", "Summer",...
If there is one thing every kid loves, it’s a family movie night! But heading out to the movie theater isn’t always practical, especially when you’re dealing with a global pandemic. The good news is, you can bring the...
A mother of 6, a wife, and a thriving business owner changing the hair industry in Arizona one client at a time.  The above is the perfect synopsis of Michelle Anderson, owner of “Michelle and Hair” located in Tempe,...
When you’re working full-time, it’s easy to put retirement savings on auto-pilot: sign up for the 401(k) plan at work, have your contribution deducted from your paycheck, and (hopefully) watch the account grow. But when you make the decision to...
In this series we'll tell you about the top 3 new things we're loving in AZ. New places and activities are popping up around town all the time. Follow along for new restaurants, recipes, experiences and other things you're...
It's Thanksgiving month! This holiday may have a lot of prep work involved, but it is definitely one of our favorites. Food, family, friends, gathering, more food, long weekend......what could be better? If you are looking for some extra...
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...
A great way to get together with friends and love ones is to throw a Favorite Things party.  Part white elephant and part show and tell, a Favorite Things event will teach you about new products and let you...
Do you struggle to find a balance between work and mom life? Since becoming a mom, I've been searching for a job that provides the best work-life balance (is there really such a thing?). Over the last 9 years...
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...
Practicing yoga with your baby is a great way to strengthen your muscles, relax your mind with breath control, and promote bonding with your little one! To start, you need a yoga mat, should be wearing comfortable workout clothes, and...
Not sure of a plan for the the influx of games, dolls, blocks, and anything Frozen-themed coming your way this holiday season? Give your future self an advantage by getting the playroom ready BEFORE the toys arrive! Here are...
Two weeks ago it was freeze warnings and now we are in the 80s.  Welcome to spring in Phoenix! But that also means it is time to plant a spring garden! We have had a winter garden all this...
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...
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...
If you can have an addiction to pictures - I have one. I'm always THAT person in every group setting who insists on taking a picture to document the occasion. Love me or hate me - it's just who I...
Confused about which car seat to buy?  I know I was! Just taking a walk through the car seat and stroller aisle at Buy, Buy Baby or BRU made (and still makes!) my headspin.  There are just so many...
Cooler temps, I just laaaaaaaahve you!! The sappy, googly-eyed, all-in, head over heels, Taylor Swift meets Nicholas Sparks kind of LOVE. And after October 14th handed me 102 degrees - at 34 weeks pregnant - those feelings only deepened. It's weird, too.  3 years ago, I...

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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...
"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...
I have a new obsession in the food department right now: Brussels Sprouts. They are kind of a trendy vegetable in that they are popping up all over restaurant menus and cooking shows and so I thought I would...

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