We are continuing our series with Board Certified Lactation Consultant (and Scottsdale mom/grandma!) Andrea Mansor, who answers Scottsdale Moms Blog readers' breastfeeding questions once a month. You can read previous Q & A posts with "Dear Andi" here. This time around...
We all know that the younger our children are the easier it is for them to learn and retain new information. It makes sense to take advantage of the impressionable years in which our children's brains are like sponges....
By Kris Smooke, Owner/Instructor Tiny Hands Learning About Baby Signs Wouldn’t it be great if you had a window into your baby’s thoughts and growing personality? Actually, you do! Open up the lines of communication with your baby using signs that...
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...
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...
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...
In my last post, I wrote and you lovely readers responded about some things you can expect if the unthinkable happens and your baby needs a visit to the NICU.  Today I'd like to share some ways to support...
Thank You Thursday is a new feature from Scottsdale Moms Blog. The team at SMB is so LUCKY to receive products, try new local venues, and hear about new things to do all the time. It is so much fun! But we want to share all of these fun new finds with all of you, plus give a huge THANK YOU to companies that reach out to us.
I have to admit, I did not take to baby wearing right away. We registered for and received a baby carrier when my first son was born, but it didn't really get much use. I think we used it twice...

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This post is sponsored by Baby Sensory Development Classes. We partnered with Baby Sensory to bring Scottsdale Moms Blog readers a unique playgroup experience this past July. For more on infant development classes from Baby Sensory, visit their website. The...
So I had this incredibly awkward moment at a coffee shop.  It felt more than awkward, it felt a little creepy. I had a random guy ask to hold my baby today.  When I told him no, he proceeded to...
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...
I thought I hit the due-date jackpot. An April due date meant I didn’t have to be pregnant in the summer. I thought about the poor women who had to go through the hot summer months carrying around the...
It's National Breastfeeding Month, and we are continuing our series with Board Certified Lactation Consultant (and Scottsdale mom/grandma!) Andrea Mansor. If you missed our first Q & A, you can find it here. This time around Andrea (aka "Dear Andi") is talking...
For this month's contributor corner question, we're looking back (for some of us, WAY BACK!) to when we each had our first baby and wondering what really were the best gifts for a new baby. "What was your favorite baby shower...
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...
Written in honor of pregnancy loss and remembrance day this October 15. Almost a month after my sweet baby was born sleeping, I was encouraged to join a baby loss support group. At this session we met a mom nurse who lost...
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...
It's Archives Week here at SMB, and this morning I'm featuring my favorite post of Beth's! You can read all her posts here. One of the reasons why I love our little SMB Contributor community is that I get to...
If you’re new and just stopping in… welcome!  We’re so glad you have found Scottsdale Moms Blog! Be sure to sign up for our Email or RSS Feed to stay up to date with all of our most recent SMB happenings. Today...
It’s National Breastfeeding Month, and we are continuing our series with Board Certified Lactation Consultant (and Scottsdale mom/grandma!) Andrea Mansor. If you missed our first two Q & A posts, you can find them here and here. This time around Andrea (aka “Dear Andi”)...

Are We Done Yet?

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Recently my husband and I went out to dinner to celebrate nine years of marriage. As we were sitting at the bar and waiting for our dinner reservation, "that" conversation came up. Rather unexpectedly to me, to be honest....
If you’re new and just stopping in… welcome!  We’re so glad you have found Scottsdale Moms Blog! Be sure to sign up for our Email or RSS Feed (if you don't know what a RSS Feed is - the...
We’re back with SMB’s Belly Diaries guest vlogger, Michelle, and her __ week update! If you missed her 16 week video update, 19 week video update, 22 week video update, 26 weeks video update, 32 week video update, 35 week video update or her final 40 week video...
Thinking about having another baby? Wait, back up!....Have you had your first baby yet? (Start there, first, trust me!) Regardless, when it comes to wanting to have children, some girls “know” from childhood, or thereabouts. Some girls begin to...
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...
Having a fussy baby can be one of the most challenging aspects of taking care of a newborn. It's not just about the discomfort your baby is experiencing, but also about the helplessness you might feel. But did you...
If you’re just tuning in, Lindsey is a mama of two boys who chronicled her second pregnancy monthly as part of The Belly Diaries series. She's been updating us monthly on life with two under two since Oscar was born....
Practicing yoga with your baby is a great way to strengthen your muscles, relax your mind with breath control, and promote bonding with your little one! To start, you need a yoga mat, should be wearing comfortable workout clothes, and...
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....

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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...