Most of us love the attention we receive when our new baby arrives and the overwhelming support our family and friends give. Although most of the the people closest to us often mean well, sometimes that same attention we...
"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...
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),...
Not sure if you guys have noticed, but we live in something of a digital age. I, more than most, retain an affinity for the old fashioned... I make pen-to-paper to-do lists and include items already completed just to give them a...
It's inevitable.  We're an hour outside the city headed for a great family vacation and the light bulb in my brain dings big and bright.  I turn to my husband and exclaim, "I know what we forgot!!".  Most of...
Your body is changed. Your mind is blown. Maybe you lost the baby weight, maybe you still have a way to go, but regardless—certain areas are distributed a bit differently. Nowadays, dressing like a mom doesn’t mean you wear...
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...
Ah, summer...  Here in Arizona, it's the magical time of year when we who so shamelessly boasted about our wintertime awesomeness Zip-A-Lip and hunker down with 1 hand in the freezer and the other on the ceiling fan remote...
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...
Please welcome our new contributor Sara! She is a mom to two beautiful girls and we hope you enjoy reading her posts on motherhood and life in Arizona.  The white numbers on my iPhone screen now tell me it’s 8:00...

A Parenting Fail Story

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  Hi moms! I’m Ann, the newest Scottsdale Mom’s Blog contributor. If your Christmas season is anything like most, you could use a little humor right about now. Hope you enjoy this first light-hearted post of mine! Don’t you sometimes need...
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...
During our Bloom event, Chelsea from Growing Forward Therapy taught us about the importance of tummy time. She gave us tried and true tummy time techniques to help with your infant. With the importance of 'back to sleep' to reduce...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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....
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...
A few weeks ago, SMB reposted a story about a Louisiana mother who publicly confessed she and her husband simply "forgot my kid in the car" while they went shopping at Home Depot. While most people initially react in shock...
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...
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 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...
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...

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...
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...
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....
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...

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...
Make a change. Ditch the. . . Drumroll, please. Disposable diapers.   I am a full-time working mom who uses cloth diapers. A little crazy, but I love it. This is my personal outlook at this crazy thing we call motherhood. For...

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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...