It's the return of cooler temperatures and that means it's time to take the kids outdoors! Join us as we "hop" around Scottsdale and Phoenix area parks all season long. These are super casual, but fun events for you to...
Summer is HERE, kids are out for the summer and regular visits to the pool are in full swing. As much as we enjoy the break from the every day routine of school, the summer brain drain is a...
You have to come up with all kinds of inventive ways to try to stay cool here in the Valley. Best local find is the splash pads! These glorious spots provided the perfect place to chat with a girlfriend, enjoy...
Growing up in the Midwest, I loathed fall. The glory days of summer were waning and the dark days of winter encroaching. Now that I’m a desert dweller, I have a new love affair with Autumn. It’s a hiatus...
A solar eclipse is making it's way across the United States on August 21 and you are not going to want to miss it! The next eclipse won't be visible in the U.S. until 2024 and that will only...
This year, my daughter’s birthday falls on Easter. I started looking for something to make her day extra-special, but was soon overwhelmed by how many wonderful Easter events the Valley has to offer. I decided to round them all...
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...
March is the magical month, here in Scottsdale. It's our reward for why we live here during the summer months. The weather perfection (nice & warm in the day but cool at night) making it the perfect month to party! It's also...

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...
Winter break is here and you need to plan some fun with your family. Everyone is going to want to visit the OdySea in the Desert! All of their December events in the courtyard are FREE and so much...
Santa Claus is coming to Scottsdale early this year! Mark your calendars On Saturday, December 3 and the following Saturday, December 10, the Promenade Shopping Center (located on the corner of Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd) will spread Christmas cheer by giving children the...
School hunting in Arizona is NOT easy. It can be one of the most difficult choices that you have to make. And there are so MANY choices here in the Valley! Choosing your child’s first (or next) school is a...
The MOPS Group at Valley Presbyterian Church is hosting their BIG indoor play date event this week! The event is free, and and they want you to come! Mama's Cold Brew will be there selling their coffee (yum!!). There will be a gym full of...
Summers are hard. We all have grand plans in the beginning, but we're now halfway through and it's time to get real. Embrace what's working so far, drop anything that's not, and take a glance at these tips to...
Do you have a fourth grader? Did you know that if you do, you can get your whole family into a ton of National Parks for free? This includes National Historic Sites and Waters too! Thanks to the Every Kid in...
This is a sponsored post for Scottsdale Promenade Drive-In movies. Looking for a fun family outing this Spring? Moonlit Drive-In movies are back at the Scottsdale Promenade and they will take place each Saturday night in April! The Promenade is located...
Thinking about going to the Phoenix Open? I say go for it, and don't let bringing your little ones stand in your way. I've been taking my kiddos for the past three years by myself and had a total...
When I first heard about geocaching, I pictured people combing the desert, armed with nothing but a compass, unearthing time-capsules. In other words, nothing I was interested in doing in my free time. Then, geocaching with kids was discussed...
It is no secret that we L.O.V.E. Barre3 at Scottsdale Moms Blog. It is a barre class that combines the best of yoga, Pilates, and ballet to give you a high intensity but low impact work out. Barre3 combines...
Urban Wax is hosting a grand opening event at their newest store at Kierland Village and you are invited! Join Urban Wax, Mae & Marie and Scottsdale Moms Blog for a fun opening night. October 8, 2015 from 5:30-8:30pm There will be...
Welcome to our SMB Playdate Series! This series focuses on various locales throughout the city that are enjoyable for a playdate and a writer’s opinion on a particular location. Today we profile the Scottsdale Civic Center Library. Kate and Renee share personal observations on their...
September is here and you know what that means. . . Fall is in the air. Well, technically fall won't arrive for another month or so in Scottsdale, but temperatures are starting to cool down in the morning. It's the...
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...
Like many Valley moms, I panicked as summer approached. How would I keep my kids occupied? I needed free, indoor activities we could attend when we (mainly, me) started to go stir crazy from being stuck in the house due to...
Ok, summer's here, kids are home, we are all stuck in the house.  We all NEED fun things to do to survive this heat! No need to worry because the SMB Guide to Surviving Summer is here, just for you! We included...
  Welcome to our SMB Playdate Series! This series focuses on various locales throughout the city that are enjoyable for a playdate and a writer's opinion on a particular location. Today we profile Gateway Trailhead, an outdoor trail in Scottsdale. Kate and Renee share personal...
If you are a local or you are planning a spring break visit to AZ, there are a ton of great things to do in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and surrounding areas. Here is our list of THE BEST activities for you...
Are you new to the Scottsdale/Phoenix area or visiting from out of state? Welcome! Maybe your wee babe has grown into a busy toddler who is ready to explore our local parks and playgrounds, or your regular park routine needs...
SMB's Kids Eat Free Guide If you are visiting from out of town or are a local and looking for new restaurant choices, this list is for YOU. Be sure to bookmark it now for those days you don't want...
This post is was originally published in 2011 and is well-worth a revisit - it was actually being guest-blogged by a Scottsdale DAD!  Not that moms can't enjoy hiking with their kids, but it sure is a great way...

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Family Friendly Events in and Around Scottsdale (July 2021)

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It is hot out there and we are just doing everything we can to stay cool! We've got your list of things to do...
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