7 Splash Pad Tips

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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...
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...
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...
Say Hi to Beth! She is a new contributor and local "boy mom" with two busy little ones and ready to share her wisdom and love of adventures with you all.  I always like to share a fun find with...
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...
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...

Homemade Baby Formula

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Almost a year ago, we brought home our precious little boy through adoption. He was 9 hours old when they placed him in my arms. I am not at all biased: he is perfection. He is yummy and snuggly...
For all the first-time moms or moms with young kids - this one's for you! Coming across my eldest's baby book the other day, I found myself giggling at all the things I had written about, which, at the time seemed...
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,...

You Should Be Here

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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...
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...
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”,...
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...
Looking for children's gifts that will be used for years? Look no further!!  Here are 6 of the best gifts for children this holiday season. Not all toys are created equal. There are those that are only enjoyed for a single...
NOT JUST FOR TWIN FAMILIES! OPEN TO EVERYONE! Please join the Paradise Valley Mothers of Multiples (PVMOM) for our semi annual Fall Sale.  There will be fantastic deals on gently used baby/kids clothes and items! {And free parking} We know that...
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...
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.
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...
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. Here's her first update post-baby! Hi mamas! I missed you guys. Nothing like having a...
I love to read and public libraries hold a special place in my heart. I remember going to libraries as a child feeling so proud that I got to select any book I wanted. The first time I toured...
My brother and his wife are expecting twins any day now. As my family impatiently waits for the second set of twins to be born in my family, I started thinking about those must have baby items that no...
  Get your baby to sleep through the night: Math does it! Calculating sanity for the parents of an infant? Actually, it’s just simple addition, but it feels like magic! Below, you will read about the formula, literally, that leads...
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...
The calendar tells me that fall is in full swing, and yet, as a Phoenix newbie, it's rather hard to believe. There are no changing leaves, no riding boots, no apple orchards. A Pumpkin Spice Latte, in these temps?? Pleh. Sure, things...

Tear Ducts

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It is well-known that motherhood brings many changes to a woman's body, but no one warns us about this one. I used to have normal-sized tear ducts; They were secure and more easily managed.  Then motherhood came and they got rearranged. I choose "Expanded" over...

Our Day At Gymboree

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  I have a climber. For anyone else who has a climber, you know what that means - for those who don’t, I can sum it up in one sentence. Climbers give parents a constant heart attack as they try...
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...
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...
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.   My son is obsessed with...

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Your Survival Guide to Spring Sports

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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...