The following is a guest post by Jessica Miller, Assistant Recreation Coordinator for the City of Scottsdale. Take it away, Jessica! I am so excited to be able to share with you something that I am very passionate about: Scottsdale...
If you are looking for something to do on Sunday that is sure to delight your children (and is practically FREE), you have to check out Maricopa Live Steamers’ Adobe Western Railroad in North Phoenix. Every Sunday from Labor...
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...
The first Halloween as a mom is SO fun: the itty-bitty costumes, the jack-o-lantern-themed onesies and PJs and bibs and hair clips (oh my!), and the fabulous photo ops at all our local pumpkin patches. But come October 31 you...
I came across this great website (KidsEatFor.com) that lists a ton of restaurants in Phoenix and surrounding cities that offer free (or cheap) kids meals with each purchase of an adult meal. I have three kids to buy meals for,...
In honor of my brother’s wedding in a few weeks, I am writing a blog post about something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue . . .and of course they are all things to do in and...
Five years ago when the OBGYN said it’s twins and then proceeded to tell me and my husband about PVMOM, a local multiples club, I had no idea how great of a resource the club would turn out to...
About six weeks into maternity leave with my firstborn, I decided to return to work part-time instead of full-time as we had planned. I was fortunate to have the support of my husband, my family and my employer to...

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Did those words just make you sit up a little straighter in your chair? Does the thought of going out to eat (and hence, NOT cooking tonight) make you sing a little song inside, only to have it silenced...
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...
Happy New Year!  We're so excited to share our events for 2011 and to keep you up-to-date about events, activities and opportunities to experience the best in the Valley.  Thank you for your ongoing support and for spreading the...
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...
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...
We are so excited for our Scottsdale Moms Group this month. With the perfect breeze and just enough sun, it'll make anyone want to sit outside all day, drinking something beautiful. Wait ... I do have a one year old....

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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...
We’re still in triple digits, but that does not mean we have to stay indoors and miss out on fall fun. Check-out our Arizona Fall Festivals, Farms, Food & Fun guide in the “Phoenix Guides” category of our...
Looking for something creative and out-of-the-ordinary to do with your kiddo's?  Aren't we all.... Well we have just the ticket!  Literally :) Kia Motors is bringing Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE to The Dodge Theatre Dec 4th and 5th and ONE lucky...
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 don't know about you ladies but I LOVE Fresh & Easy!  I was introduced to this small supermarket about a year ago and have been shopping there ever since!  I was even more pleased with this company when...
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...
For those of you momma's who joined us for our Moms Night Out a couple weeks back - you probably remember that unbelievable cupcake in your swag bag :) - right?!!!  I've heard from moms who ate it on...
Wow, it’s back to school time already!  Hope you had a fun summer break with the kids and are prepared for a wonderful school year.  For those of you with very young children, now is the ideal time to...
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...
The school year has ended and with 100 degree temperatures outside, it is officially hot.  If you are like me, you are surfing the Internet, talking to other moms and driving around the Phoenix Metropolitan Area to discover new...
Hello everyone! My name is Kimberly Jarman, the owner of Kimberly Jarman Photography, a boutique studio located in downtown Mesa. We are so excited to be back guest blogging for Scottsdale Mom’s Blog. Last time we blogged you met...

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Soon after having Nora I got a copy of The Rookie Mom's Handbook: 250 Activities to do with (and without!) your baby.  It's been a great resource for ideas and information. And a great gift for a new-momma! One of...
Five Steps for Giving Back With Your Young Children Unfortunately for many of us, volunteering is like dieting.  You really want to do it, and know you will feel better after you do it, but it is hard to make...
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...
Alright gals, I just heard about this and I just HAD to tell you. Montelucia Resort & Spa is allowing us locals the pleasure of enjoying their pool this summer!  All they ask if that you order lunch (or something...
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...

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After the strangest summer ever, we are all loving the {almost} Fall vibes out there. Take advantage of all the things to do and...
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