I know we are all in the same boat as moms these days. Life is hectic, crazy and downright exhausting. As a mom there are so many people we have to make sure get fed, dressed, bathed, off to...
You may have read my litany of reasons why I should hate Costco, but can't. This week, Costco made that juuuuust a little easier -- and I'm here today with a warning: The next time you go, you too will likely encounter a villainous,...
You’ve been to Target and Walmart, then went back home and filled your Amazon cart with school supplies. Backpacks bought. Pencils and pens procured. School shoes scored. The kids are all set for the first day of school, but...
Before kids, your life was totally about you. Where you wanted to work, what you wanted to eat, how much sleep you needed (or didn't need!) - it was all up to you. After kids, well, let's just say,...
I know what women want, especially sleep-deprived, overextended Scottsdale moms. We want a spa day. We want one hour, or two, or five of uninterrupted, unadulterated quiet time dedicated to feeling whole again. We want … and I would...
This isn’t how I thought it would be.  I have been fooling myself for months now but the truth of the matter is that I am not what I dreamed I’d be.  I don’t even know where the dream...
Hey SMB readers and local businesses! We are getting ready to launch our third annual Scottsdale Moms Blog Guide to Surviving Summer next month (yes, I am sorry, but summer is almost here...) The Guide has tons on great information...
Dear Blue Bell, What? Did you really think I forgot?? When a teensy, weensy listeria outbreak forced us apart in April of 2015, I choked down Blue Bunny in a rebound attempt. It's been nearly 2 years, and I’m not too proud to...
You are NOT Enough. There are days this phrase reverberates through my mind like an air hockey puck, hitting all sides of my brain, as I chase it down to stop the lies. We’re the first to judge ourselves over...
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...
What if I were to tell you that I have a love/dislike relationship with Christmas?  I don’t normally tell people this because instead of trying to understand further, I’m usually shut down with hearing all about how much the...
I have been VERY leery of those Disney Princesses that I see Ev.Ery.Where. Don't get me wrong, I grew up enjoying their stories and admiring their dresses.  (I was even The Little Mermaid for my 9th Birthday). But the...
My husband travels for work. He isn't gone every single week, but he's on the road enough for our entire family to really feel it while he is gone. He works hard for all of us at a job he enjoys, so I fully...
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...
If you’re like me, a night out with my girls is EVERYTHING. I’m so lucky to have a group of fellow mom friends nearby to text from time to time to plan our next get-together (and if you’re looking...
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Society, Grandparents, Friends, Neighbors, Professional colleagues — many of us to new moms:  Breast is best, but obviously not in public. You should co-sleep, but it is so unsafe. You should go back to work but do not ever leave...
Breastfeeding isn't for the faint of heart. Though it is one of the most womanly and nurturing acts a woman can do, it is also challenging and tiring. A woman who chooses to breastfeed will do well to study up, seek support and remain determined.
Editor's Note: This is Part 2 in a series Jess started last week. You can read Part 1 here. Enjoy! Today I'm sharing the last 3 tips on ways you can keep your marriage a priority amidst the craziness that...
I LOVE sharing new finds, especially new things that make cooking and everything I do in the kitchen easier. Here are three of my new favorite kitchen hacks: OXO Good Grips GreenSaver Containers. These things are amazing! I am THE WORST at buying too many...
Play dates with kids are fun and all, but sometimes you need to get out with just your girlfriends! We started this play date series as a way to explore Scottsdale with our children (Gateway Trail head, Butterfly Wonderland,...
Many years ago, after my first child was born and I became fascinated with the whole birthing process, I became a certified childbirth educator. I loved helping couples overcome their anxiety about birth and making their journey to parenthood...
All the things we are talking about this month! One of my favorite things in life is exploring our fantastic city and trying the new restaurant that just opened, discovering the perfect gift at some little boutique, and then sharing...
You may have seen my rant yesterday about the 5 things other moms do better than me?  However, there are a few things and I mean “a few” quite literally… that I can do (I could only come up with three) where I feel...
All day long, mother's work so hard to take care of their family and home. Whether she is a working mom or a stay at home mom, her job is never ending and doesn't get any vacation days. Mother's...
Scottsdale Moms Blog has been encouraging and connecting moms across the Valley of the Sun for 7 full years as of March 2017! We invited SMB founders Steph and Joy back on the blog to talk about the early...
Do you have a child and want to participate in a local study and get paid for it? Sign up to have your child use a body cream and get compensated up to $125! Stephens is looking for males and...
My husband is probably one of the most amazing humans in the world. He’s such a good man and I literally want everyone to know him and his level of awesomeness. Although TBH, he would HATE that because he’s...
Self-care is often overlooked and pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. Especially this year, as stress and uncertainty has taken over a majority of our lives. Nonetheless, self-care is extremely important as it helps encourage maintaining healthy...
First let me start by saying how EXCITED I am to be here!! My name is Jessica Williams and I am a mother of two and a full time business owner for Session Nine Photographers. You might have seen...
My oldest is turning four this month. FOUR. I know in the grand scheme of life that is still quite young, but I can’t help but be cliché here and wonder…..where did the time go? I keep thinking about...

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Happy New Year! Here's hoping 2022 is the best year for all of you! Are there any events that we haven’t covered or do you...

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