Infant CPR Online!

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Chances are, if you have kids you have either taken a CPR course, or at least thought about how you needed to.  I unfortunately had fallen in to the camp of 'knowing I needed to' but had not done...
For 11 months, we have co-slept. I would love to say it has been sheet bliss every night as his milk breath and sweet chubbiness has curled up next to me. There are those moments. It has been delightful...
At the beginning of the year, I started to have concerns about the development of my toddler son. At the time, he was just shy of 2 years old. He had no issues to this point and had had...
Ladies!  I need your help!  I am in desperate need of tips for flying with babies and toddlers! This month, Handsome Husband and I are traveling cross-country with one very helpful teenager, one sweet but needy 5-month old and one...
With it being 105+ here in Scottsdale for who knows how long, I figured we should talk sunscreen. Allowing your kids and yourself to get some Vitamin D is great, allowing them to get a sunburn..not so much. I'll give...
I would not have chosen to begin my path to motherhood with a long season of complete loneliness. But, that’s exactly where my journey began. Alone.

Uncovering Food Allergies

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I had a rough transition into motherhood.  Actually, I had a really rough transition into motherhood.  You see, my first born is allergic to milk and I was determined to breastfeed.  But I didn't know she was allergic to...
We all have those weird little quirks that exist far from social media in the quiet spaces of our homes. Here are a few of mine. Maybe at the end, you'll feel a bit more normal. 1) My sons wear...
First off, where's my reward? Juusstt kidding! Its really my hubby who deserves a reward for handeling me with love and grace in those first few months of no sleep! But really, it is absolutely insane to me that my baby...
I will never forget the day when my daughter was about 8 months old and her pacifier dropped on the floor and my mother-in-law picked it up and "cleaned" it by sucking it and popped it back into my...
So apparently when everyone tells you that time flies once you have a baby, to soak it all in because its over before you know it...well, they aren't lying. My sweet baby boy, who was just born yesterday {right?!}...
Scottsdale Moms Blog co-founder Steph Flies announced her pregnancy here on the blog during our pregnancy week back in September, and we're thrilled to officially announce the birth of her third sweet girl! Audrey Mae Flies February 27th, 2013 3:55 am 7 lb...
This year has been a bad year for RSV. Respiratory Syncycial Virus is “a virus that causes a respiratory tract infection. It can cause respiratory tract illness in patients of all ages, but children under the age of one are...
Let me start by saying that in no way is this a post to condem those who are not/able to breastfeed. This is simply for those who are breastfeeding and wanting to build up an extra stash. I have been blessed...
I have three children. I also have three baby carriers (babywearing contraptions, if you will). Like my children, each of the carriers has qualities that I love and other attributes that are, shall we say, challenging. For any of you...
"There's an app for that." -Apple Inc.  It's true, you know.  Whenever I've wanted to do, find, research, shop, see, organize or track anything in my life, there's a app for it.  Be it Android or iPhone, my guess...
Remember earlier this summer when it felt like almost everyone here at SMB was expecting? Remember how we decided to celebrate with a Pregnancy Week Series? Remember all those fun pregnancy posts? Remember all the beautiful maternity photos taken...
When our daughter, Sophie, was 6 months old (and I was actively taking birth control pills) the last thing I expected to see in our home was a positive pregnancy test!  I mean, we wanted to have a third...
Let me start by saying that, NO, I am NOT pregnant! Nor do I want to be pregnant right now. But apparently everyone else thinks eight months is a fair time to ask me when baby number two is coming....
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...
Scottsdale Moms Blog co-founder Joy Cherrick and her family were expecting a mid-January baby, but this sweet boy had other plans... Please help us welcome David Warren Cherrick! born to Joy, Kevin, big sister Reagan and big brother Elliot on December 27...
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....
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...
I know every child is different in terms of how they handle teething, or really, how they handle any situation, but man, teething sucks! My little man just finally had his first tooth break through, and it took a while. I...
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 second monthly update since Oscar was born. You can read her one month...
January 20th, 2012: a day I have been looking forward to and dreading at the same time! That is when the PF Changs Half Marathon takes place here in Phoenix, and I plan on running in it. I also,...
It's no secret that I love chubby babies. Ever since I was a little girl I have always said how I hope that my future babies are chunky. Rolls on rolls, dimpled booties, chubby cheeks - all my favorite!...
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 The New York Times.  I dream of the day when my handsome husband and I can hide away at our favorite little cafe in Greenwich Village and tackle the crossword together while nibbling on scones and leafing...
Only after a frightening trip to the emergency room, that included a shot of epinephrine, did we discover my daughter’s severe food allergies.  At the tender age of 6 months (in an attempt to gain some semblance of freedom),...

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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...