Yesterday, I went to a meeting of Homeschooling mamas. Did you know that people do that here in Scottsdale?  Well, homeschooling is growing a community filled with "normal" kids and families.  You know what I mean by "normal", right?... usually if I...
Remember how FIVE of us were pregnant? Last month, two Scottsdale Moms Blog contributors gave birth to perfect wee babes, and we are so excited to officially introduce you to them! Beth Wand welcomed baby boy Augustus (Auggie) Wand on...
Remember Riverdance? The energetic music, the long rows of dancers moving with such precision, the graceful soloists? Admit it, you (like me) danced around trying to figure out the moves in your family room after seeing the show on...
Living in beautiful Arizona, we seem to get a boom of visitors this time of year who are escaping the snow and seeking the sun. Or, perhaps you are in town visiting Arizona in January for the Super Bowl, Barrett-Jackson, or...
The kind folks over at True Food Kitchen at Scottsdale Quarter graciously treated my family and I to brunch (my favorite meal!!! SCORE!!) so that I could share my thoughts with you, dear reader, about said brunch. How could...
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...
Being a mom is the best and my children are the joy and delight of my heart.  But I have to be honest and tell you that I am so tired.  I live off of reheated coffee and the...
Before kids I thought surely, date nights will be a HUGE priority.  I'd heard it suggested by so many other veteran moms to get out with your hubby.  Sounds great - I thought - we'll do it! Now as all of you know -...
There are so many new businesses, restaurants and shops popping up all over Scottsdale. And summer is the prime time to explore these locations!  Here is a list highlighting some great local businesses YOU should check out! Modern Milk ~ What an amazing...
After reading Kimberly Jarman's post on Documenting Our Kids Lives I knew exactly what I wanted to do - book a photo session!! I've always loved the Kimberly's work (yes - there are two of them at this studio)...
If I was able to create the perfect world, it would be one where comfy really is fashionable, house slippers are sexy and two-piece PJs make me feel pretty.  But, alas, Scottsdale is certainly not apart of THAT world.  At...
I don't know about you mamas but finding maternity clothes was always a bit of a challenge.  Even with great resources like Jenny's post on Pregnancy Fashion I still felt a little clueless when looking for clothes that made...
Thanks so much for all who entered our ScottsdaleMomsBlog Giveaway this week. Congratulations Erin B. for winning the  Cheeky Bebe Car Seat Cooler from Moonbeams. Please continue to check back for other SMB giveaways.  There’s going to be lots of great stuff for...
Trusting Connections and Arizonans for Children partner to kickoff National Family Literacy Month with an event on Nov. 1 for National Family Literacy Day.   With a legacy of supporting the communities they serve, Trusting Connections Nanny Agency is proud to partner with Phoenix based non-profit, Arizonans for Children and aid in their mission...
If you're new and just stopping in... welcome!  We're so glad you have found Scottsdale Moms Blog! Today we're back with another Mommy SOS topic (yipee!!! - these are quickly becoming my favorite posts).  If you missed our first two...
Bedtime arguments, 3-am feedings, preschoolers with nightmares, and endless loads of  laundry and dishes. Sure, this motherhood gig is precious and rewarding, but let’s be honest, this job is awfully exhausting! Maybe that’s why I can’t think of a mother...
We are so thankful for our readers and for our continued growth.  Thank you for your support and for continuing to spread the word about Mom Index. This month, take time to be thankful for your friends and family and...
Start 2017 with a bang and join our Fitness Challenge! Five local spots are offering FREE classes for our readers to try and we've got some awesome prizes.

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There are few things that I'd love my kids to experience at least once during their childhood.  The circus is certainly one of them.  I love the idea and excitement of a traveling group of performers sharing their amazing...
If you’re looking for fun and affordable ways to have fun right here in the valley, Pogo pass is for you. Pogo Pass is a membership that provides you with 1 year access to the best entertainment venues within...
I’m new to the area.  And by “the area”, I mean the West Coast in general--we just moved here from North Carolina this summer.  Yes, you read that right:  we moved to the DESERT in the SUMMER.  I promise...
There is nothing that I love more as a mom than getting all dressed up and hitting the town (without the kids). These days a shower is a luxury and having enough time to dry my hair AND put...
Kids are back to school and we are finally heading into fall.  It’s so fun to see the Halloween decorations at different stores and to start planning for fall festivals, farm visits and holiday adventures. Although this heat...
I love to read and public libraries hold a special place in my heart. I remember going to libraries as a child feeling so proud that I got to select any book I wanted. The first time I toured...
The holidays are right around the corner and we are expecting a full house this Thanksgiving and I am doing everything I can to get the house ready for all.of.it. One area that we have neglected over the past...
  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...
DID YOU KNOW? Christ Church School elementary students received outstanding scores on the April 2015 ITBS! For the second year in a row, Christ Church School's elementary students excelled on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS).  CCS students performed well above grade...
I don't know about you ladies, but I LOVE the AZ Science Center. Every time a new exhibit comes in I'm eager to find a date on my calendar to view it. But I'm also on a budget.  Museum's and...
With the weather improving, it's finally time to get outside and play! Here are some of my kids' favorite backyard activities when they were toddlers and preschoolers. Create Animal Habitats: My kids love doing this, even to this day! Each child...
We blink and they’re grown up.  We wake up one morning and their chubby thighs have turned into knobby knees.  One day they are in diapers and literally the next day you are getting them ready for prom.  Childhood...

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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...