Hi! My name is Taylor Decker and I'm new to the team. I thought it appropriate to share my two passions in life -- my family (dogs included, of course), and running -- and how difficult it was to...
March is National Reading Month! If you're finding yourself dreading bedtime, it may be time to change up the routine. There's nothing sweeter than a calming bedtime story to help your children drift off to a peaceful sleep. Today we’re...
A common question many parents have is when should their child first visit the dentist. Although everyone develops at different rates, most children typically start getting teeth between the ages of 6-8 months. Some may find it surprising that cavities...
When it came time to wean my 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 key word I could...
Hi friends! How do you feel about bath time? I'm going to come clean...I don't enjoy it. Most of the time I feel like I'm rushing to get it over with. I just want to get down to business...
Let me begin by saying that I am an introvert. Any other introverts out there? You know, the one who mobile orders coffee so you can sneak up to the bar, grab your coffee, and walk out with hardly anyone...
EDUCATION WITH REWARDS Who doesn't like to be rewarded for completing a class or a course? I remember when I was expecting my first little one, who just turned nineteen. I read every pregnancy book, took courses at the hospital,...
The year 2018 was a very…interesting year for my household. It was hard. But it was also SO good. We welcomed our third child, our sweet girl. Before she was born our entire house was completely gutted because of...
Our biggest event of the year, Bloom {an event especially for new and expecting moms} is this week! We would really love for you to join us on Sunday.  We are excited to present a filled event with over 30...

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Ahhhh, the splash pad. Like most young children, my kids love the splash pad. It is pretty much an Arizona childhood tradition to spend a hot afternoon cooling down with springs of water shooting all over the place. No little kid...
This is an updated post from 2014;we love Sarah and her brilliant ideas, and thought we would make sure you didn't miss the roundup of first birthday gift ideas! A few weeks ago we celebrated my last baby's first birthday....
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...
Are you thinking about enrolling your child in Preschool? Wondering what to look for? Read this before starting your preschool search! Desert Springs Christian Preschool believes that just as it is important to learn our letters and numbers, it is...
Yay! You're having another baby! This can be a thoroughly exciting but also emotional and terrifying moment in a parent's life. I will always remember, during my pregnancy with my second child, I had thoughts about how I could...
The Scottsdale Moms Blog 2019 Preschool Guide is now live.....click the link below to check out our newest Guide! Also please let us know if you have a great preschool we need to add to the list, and if you...
When my kids were little and I would announce that we were going to the doctor’s, the first frantic question out of their mouths was always, “Do I have to get any shots?” As adults, most of us have outgrown...
UGH! I never wanted to write this blog, which is actually a part two to a previous blog I wrote for SMB about scorpions -what to do if your child is stung. You can read that step by step...
Discussing childhood immunizations can sometimes become a rather heated topic. Parents are faced with making important decisions about their children’s healthcare from the minute they first find out they are having a baby. We consult the internet, books, family members,...
One of my closest friends is expecting a baby boy in the next couple of months and I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was to hear such great news. You see, we have been friends for...
The arrival of your first child is a huge deal. You do all the reading and the research and the shopping and the decorating and the sanitizing and all the things to prepare. Then the second comes along and,...
There is no shortage of lists on the internet for all things mom related, including lists of what to buy as a new mom gift. Well, I am going to keep this simple for you, after having three kids...
Traveling with kids can be BRUTAL, but we all got to do it. So use our tips and tricks to make the journey a bit easier, and GOOD LUCK!  Travel Tips & Tricks {SMB TIP: We also love all these local...
At a baby shower recently my girlfriends and I were reminiscing about …well everything, but one hot topic was breastfeeding. I LIVED in my nursing tanks, I didn’t have many other options that fit well or that I felt good...

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I look around the room with stinging eyes, the hot tears threatening to spill over at any second making the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree blur like a blizzard before my eyes. The smell of a winter candle...
Sometimes being a mom means listening to your gut and speaking up when your child's health seems amiss. For us, this wasn't normal acid reflux, it was something more dangerous: Pyloric Stenosis. My first son Declan suffered from textbook GERD...
2017 started off with a bang. Literally. A bang straight to the ground. My 20 month old (at the time) was so excited to start the day, she was running around our island. It was a fall like any...
I didn't get good sleepers. My middle child wasn't so bad, but the other two? They were refuse to close my eyes - I'm going to cry for hours - why do you torture me by putting me in...
New moms get so many product “suggestions” thrown their way. “This is the best carseat!” “Use this and your child will sleep!” “These onesies are double the price, but the best on the market.” You spend thousands of dollars before the...
Wait! Stop! Don’t scroll past this post because of the creepy crawly critter in the picture! Anyone with a child (grandchild, takes care of a child, knows a child) this is a MUST read! Living in AZ, I’ve squashed scorpions...
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...

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Fun Fantasy Dinner for the Whole Family

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Scottsdale Moms and family had such a blast at Medieval Times in Scottsdale last weekend enjoying a fun fantasy dinner. I remember going to Medieval...

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