When we registered for our new baby (over two years ago now!), it was pretty overwhelming. There were so many items to choose from and so many options for each of those items and so many stores where you...
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...
Teacher appreciation week is upon us. It is not too late to make a teacher’s week special! We know that our readers at Scottsdale Moms love and appreciate the educators in our children’s lives. But what is the best way...
Hello Scottsdale mamas. In case you're new here..wait, wait, thats me. I am so excited to be writing with Scottsdale Moms Blog, and get to know all of you more over time. As my first post here, I thought...
Moms are event planners (be sure to add that to your resume!),days are spent entertaining the most demanding of clients, with a five second attention span and a temper to match. I’m still waiting for someone to create a...
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...
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....
Baby's first foods! It's one of my favorite milestones during the first year of life. I love watching my baby's reactions as he tries new flavors and seeing his face all covered with food. As my newest guy neared this...
Chelsea, with Building Blocks Family, shared all about infant sleeping solutions! She helps start you right out of the gate with a strategy for emotional and physical healing while learning all about your baby. She teaches you how to...
Many families will travel out of town during summer break. We had a chance to travel to Hawaii earlier this year and I made mental notes on this trip to help prepare for our next vacation. When we spent time on...
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...
I usually consider myself pretty up to speed when it comes to the laws regarding the safety of my kids.  I've regularly reviewed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations (NHTSA) website for recommendations when it comes to car seat...
As I was getting my weekly fill of re-run episodes of KUWTK (yes, I'll admit it, I'm a sucker for all things “E”!), the episode that aired was the one of Kim appearing in Fergie’s new “M.I.L.F. Money” video....
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...
 We at SMB are excited to announce a new little feature we're adding to the blog!  In addition to our regular lineup of awesome Scottsdale Mom Contributors, we will be adding a monthly post by a LOCAL expert! We'll...
Almost two years ago, we welcomed our rainbow baby into the world. Mary Alice was an amazing surprise after 12 years of miscarriages and growing our family by adoption. She continues to be a joy every single day. We...
I always love reading what other bloggers and celebrities have in their bags. I have learned of so many random things that people have, that become so useful in certain situations. I decided to take apart my large diaper...
After announcing you’re pregnant to the world there are inevitably three questions everyone asks you: When is your due date? Are you finding out the gender? Have you thought of any names? Ahh. The name game. Long before my pregnancy, I brainstormed over baby names...

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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...
On Tuesday we showed you the two most darling newborn in all of Scottsdale - Auggie and Anna Drew, as photographed by Anna Hollister - and today we thought we'd update you on the bellies that remain in the...
It's that time of year again, candy corn, cooler temps, pumpkin spiced everything and (gulp) hunting down a Halloween costume for my kid. I feel an irrational amount of pressure picking the perfect Halloween costume. I don't know where it...
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...
If you’re just tuning in, Renee is a local mama of 1 little boy and is chronicling her second pregnancy as part of  The Belly Diaries.  Click here to read the first post in her series,  here to learn about the “cowboy big-brother”,...
Let me just start off by clarifying that when it comes to the baby led weaning movement, I am not an expert. Not only am I not an expert, but I'm also not here to stand on a soap box, bossing anybody around and tell mamas how to...
Get your baby to sleep through the night, and get prepared! Always set your intention to begin with, bearing in mind, this is a journey that requires determination and, some level of perseverance. A stiff spine and nerves of...
Don’t get us wrong, Summertime: It’s not that you’re an unwelcome guest. You SO VERY overstay your welcome. Anyone who comes on Memorial Day and leaves on Halloween without offering to help offset the increase in utilities is just plain rude.
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,...
Today is the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing premature births and helping families with premature babies. The White House is changing their lights to purple to commemorate this day and give...
You could say I am in a busy stage of life. I have two kids, ages two and under. A full-time job. A side gig on this here blog. But to be honest, I’ve always been busy. I pride...
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,...

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      Spring is officially in Sunny Arizona, which means it's time for kids to dust off their cleats, grab their gloves, and hit the fields...