February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. A common question that many parents have when choosing a dental provider for their kids is what is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a general dentist? While it is possible...
Did you know that right here in Phoenix, we have the home of a major baby and toddler brand manufacturer? I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Jakki Liberman, the founder and president of Bumkins. We...
It's Archives Week here at SMB and I was asked to comb through Angela's past posts and pick my favorite. I had to narrow it down to three and then choose blindly because this lady writes great stuff! Angela is...

Hiking with Children

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One of my favorite things about living in Scottsdale is all of the local and accessible hiking trails. I love hiking and I want my children to love hiking too. Bringing children along can sometimes sound intimidating, so here...
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This post is brought to you by our incredible venue sponsors for the upcoming Mom's Night Out Arizona, Ice Den and 18° Neighborhood Grill. Looking forward to seeing so many of you readers at the event on May 10...
I love my husband.  I love our life together. And I do not see why I have to buy into the Hallmark holiday of Valentine's Day in order to celebrate those things. Especially when we have to pay double for...
Just two and a half hours south of Scottsdale in the wild nature of Tucson is Tanque Verde Ranch, beaconing you to come find your inner cowboy. No boots, no hat, no horse, no problem! Tanque Verde is a...
Looking for a fun family movie night this Spring? Moonlit Drive-In movies are back at the Scottsdale Promenade and they will take place each and every Saturday night in April! The Promenade is located at the corner of FLW Blvd...
As a busy mom do you often forget to "do something for yourself?" This is the perfect time of the year to make a resolution to do something that makes you feel good! Whether it be getting to the...
My husband and I visit the Talking Stick area often. We love going to KTR, Great Wolf Lodge, Matrix and Spring training so we always notice when new restaurants come and go in the area. Unfortunately, many places did...
I believe that the magic of childhood is wrapped up in the simple.  One way we've created some lasting memories in our house is by making everyday moments special.  Some days are special just because they are Tuesday.  {Or...
I am so happy to announce that story times are FINALLY back up and going. I don’t think many have been open since pre-pandemic therefore my little guy has yet to be at any sort of story time. My...
If you’ve ever walked the streets of Old Town Scottsdale, you know there are a tantalizing number of restaurants from which to choose. And new ones popping up all the time. So, where do you start? We love happy hour...
I am so excited to be here at Scottsdale Moms Blog to share with you my favorite date night activity. This is an especially great one if you get a little sick of the dinner and a movie routine....
If you were one of the lucky ladies who went to Mom’s Night Out Arizona last month at the Sanctuary and received a fun swag bag, inside you will find a bunch of things to help you with getting ready to send...
Looking for some new ideas for holiday gifts this season? Here are 6 of our best holiday gifts--food edition! Some of these items are from local companies (score!) and they are all fabulous. I would be THRILLED to receive any of these as...
  When you find that your fancy purse is filled with cheerios and your stilettos are gathering dust, it's time to to call in reinforcements before you fully commit to flip flops and yoga pants. Grab your girlfriends and schedule a much-deserved...
 When I found out I was the SMB blogger getting a house cleaning from locally owned company, Queen of Maids IT MADE MY DAY!-heck it made my year! Not having to clean my bathrooms or my tile floors for...
The investment made to improve a smile is some of the most important money you will ever spend to boost your child’s self-confidence. Our partners at Dunn Orthodontics believe finances shouldn’t stand between your child and a great smile,...
Just about two months ago, Reagan and I started volunteering together.  You may think that 8 months old is too young to start volunteering, but I say we are never too young to learn "selfforgetfulness." I have dedicated one lunchtime...
Parks were our saving grace when we first moved to Scottsdale. This post is mostly geared towards fellow newcomers to the area, but maybe some veterans will see a “new to them” park, or be reminded of someplace they...

A Photoshoot

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Let's all put on your thinking caps and remember what YOU were doing this Tuesday when the sky's turned wicked dark and the rainclouds rolled in?  Got it...the memory that is. What was I doing?  Thanks for asking .. ;) Joy and...
Curly hair, kinky hair, afro hair, curl patterns, plaits, two strand twists, a twistout, cornrows!  It’s all new to me. I was thrilled to start the hair adventure with my daughter from the first day she was born. After her first...
I can tell summer is right around the corner because my kids (and I) totally have spring fever. No one wants to go to school anymore. I have run out of creative lunches to pack them. And we all...
With the average July temperature in Scottsdale at a 100 degrees Fahrenheit it's easy to understand why most residents head RUN to cooler locales at some point. But, if  you're looking to get away for the weekend without the inconvenience of...

OdySea Aquarium with Kids

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I'm so excited to tell you all about our newest child friendly local attraction! We don't have a lot of awesome attractions here in the valley so when something like this turns up, it's really appreciated. We visited the...
Miss Behave is a girls clothing store located at Fashion Square Mall that has fashion-forward clothing for young girls ages 4 to 14 years old.  If you have any daughters/nieces/little ladies in your family, you know that they can be...
The summer heat is approaching us quickly and it is getting less and less bearable to survive the park playdates. I gathered a few Scottsdale indoor play places that you can take the kids to stay cool these summer...
I have never bought shoes with laces for any of my children. Velcro and slip-ons are just so much easier. Plus, with three small children, I have visions of being on the ground tying shoes all day. This is...

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Restaurant Guide

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We have so many amazing restaurants and dining options in Scottsdale! We are constantly amending this list and adding new articles of places to...