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I'd like to believe that we've all advocated for something or for someone at some point in our lives. As children, maybe we stood up for ourselves or someone else. Maybe we've supported a good cause, or perhaps we've...
You may have read my litany of reasons why I should hate Costco, but can't. This week, Costco made that juuuuust a little easier -- and I'm here today with a warning: The next time you go, you too will likely encounter a villainous,...
So, it's still hot out. (That's the jist of how I start every blog post for SMB. You're welcome.) Some of us have preschoolers who don't begin school for a few more weeks... The bigger siblings who might be marginally helpful at...
The Metro Phoenix Area is no stranger to "mom events." In fact our very own Scottsdale Mom's Blog has its Bloom event coming up soon! But I wanted to spend a minute to highlight an event that is in...
Every spring as the number of school days left starts to dwindle down, I make the BEST plans for summer. I have visions in my head of my children not only sitting down every day to do workbooks, but finishing them and...
Raising kids shouldn’t be this hard. Wherever I am, I should be somewhere else. Oh the lies I tell myself. I’m not enough. I should be further along. Someone else could do a better job raising my children than...
I have to admit: Valentine's Day isn't my favorite holiday. I love chocolate, but I don't have much use for a heart-shaped box. I like flowers, but not at triple the price. I'm not a big fan of sappy...
Even though I’ve always dreaded summers in Scottsdale, that dread seems to have multiplied tenfold after having children. Maybe it’s because I worked inside a cool office for the lion share of my pre-kid days or because I grew...
Choosing a school for our children can be challenging from curriculum to extra curricular activities. As a first time mom I wanted something that focused on the value of community and of course education. After much deliberation and research...
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...
The older our little rascal gets, the more I appreciate the crock pot. I wish I could hug the inventor and thank them for the couple extra minutes it saves me throughout the day. Taking it one step further...
I'm at stay-at-home mom with two toddlers - Carter is 3.5 and Mackenzie is 1.5 years old.  I feel so lucky and grateful to spend every day with my little ones and watch them grow and learn. But I'm not going...

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Let me first say that I do not really want any more children. We couldn't handle any more children, actually. I know my patience level, and threshold for crazy, and I believe my husband and I are pretty much...
As mothers, we often find things overwhelming or hard in the moments where we lose our sense of self. In order to properly care for the people around us, we truly need to stay true to who we are....
mom·sen·se (mɒm sens) noun 1.  practical motherly intelligence that is sensible or reasonable 2. a mother’s mental discernment, realization, or recognition  – She has momsense. OR She used her momsense to determine that something was amiss. ~~~~ The past few weeks we've looked growing your...
Right about this time of year the stress and anxiety bubbles up as you begin to plan and execute a holiday season filled with activities, gifts and celebration. Soon your feed will be filled with places to go, people...
When it came time to wean a stubborn toddler from the breast, it was very difficult to find any helpful and practical information on the “how-to” of weaning toddlers.  Trust me, I tried.  I Googled every keyword I could...
If you’re not familiar with Common Sense Media, they are a non-profit organization which was founded in 2003. Their mission is to ensure digital well-being for kids everywhere, and they are a leading source of entertainment and technology recommendations...
What is with this WEATHER?!  Okay, the freeze may be thawing - and while this article was originally in May 2014 to help us during those long, hot summers indoors, it's just as applicable for these chilly days we're suddenly seeing!  We're...
I don’t know about you, but my kids are notorious for making me work for their requested birthday themes. Seriously, just about every year one of them has an idea that requires me to get super creative. All I...
There are many articles out there today that have moms boasting about how they keep their kids home from school.  In an attempt to curb stress, parents allow their children special days to wander museums or sit on the...
Summer vacation season is officially here. Like most Arizona moms, I'm doing my best to make plans to escape the heat. Yes, a road trip around the west coast is an option, but most other destinations typically require a trip...
I have been a User Experience designer for over 14 years and I never once thought to apply my logic and way of working with my daughter until recently. The design thinking process helps me relate to my customers and...
Reading a back to school book on the night before the first day of school is a tradition many families share. It's a great way to bond, share in the excitement, and calm any worries. However, you probably won't...
It is my very first time parenting a sixteen year old. Every day is brand new for her and I. She gets to be my guinea pig as I figure out this parenting thing. She is an absolute dream...
This is a guest blog post written by Elizabeth Eckhart.  While our dentists may be the only ones who find this holiday truly mortifying, it’s worth mentioning that Halloween celebrations also require a little precaution - for kids and adults alike....
Thank You Thursday {April Edition} Thank You Thursday is a sometimes monthly Scottsdale Moms Blog series. The team at SMB is so LUCKY to receive products, try new local venues, and hear about new things to do all the time....
None of us could survive motherhood without our friends. Spanning all the way from the fellow sleep-deprived Moms in our toddler playgroups to the other spirited parents on our kid’s high school sports teams, we develop a unique camaraderie with...
I remember sitting in my OB’s office and anxiously waiting for my 16 week gender reveal appointment. It's was a BOY! We cheered, cried - and then life got real!!! A boy, a real boy. My life was forever...

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