Summer brings a smile to a Mom’s face in most states, but here it’s the dreaded months where we have to find alternatives to the parks we love. Thankfully the Valley is getting better at offering indoor activities in...
For many Americans, it wouldn’t be a proper Independence Day celebration without watching a fireworks show or setting off a few fireworks of your own. Here in Arizona, like many regions in the southwest U.S. with similar ultra-dry conditions, we...
As a community, many of us are wondering what the best path forward for school is next year. We wanted to put together a resource for you from recommendations within the community. I have never considered homeschooling my children,...
I'm only two kids in, but I definitely have preferences and favorites for baby and toddler products. Here are a few of my favorites. Burt's Baby Bee Multipurpose Ointment - This miracle ointment is so smooth and works like a charm...
We’ve all heard and read plenty about “helicopter parents” in the news over the last few years. Our society has placed collective blame upon them for excessive hovering and over-involvement during their kids’ childhoods, which many feel has resulted...
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...
Cooler temps, I just laaaaaaaahve you!! The sappy, googly-eyed, all-in, head over heels, Taylor Swift meets Nicholas Sparks kind of LOVE. And after October 14th handed me 102 degrees - at 34 weeks pregnant - those feelings only deepened. It's weird, too.  3 years ago, I...
I recently was introduced to a local mom who has turned a sad situation into saving lives. I wanted to share her inspiring story and help spread awareness to other women on a type of cancer that could target any of...
Erin Stremcha took a personal gift to her son and decided to share it with the world. Allow me to introduce you to her new book, Power Up. Erin wrote a book for her son, meant to speak truth and...
March is National Reading Month! Why not treat yourself, or someone you know, to a book to help get through the trenches and celebrate the joys of parenthood. Today we’re highlighting a few of our favorites from the Best Books...
My kids love to do things “all by themselves” and this includes putting their DVD movies in and out of the player. Thus it is no surprise to anyone that we have quite a few movies with scratches, some...
  It was a very busy day and when dinner time rolled around I was pretty much over the whole thing.  I surveyed what I had in my fridge, freezer and pantry and felt very uninspired.  What I ended up serving for...
"Mommy has a tummy ache," I told my daughter as I lay on the floor next to her while she played with her baby dolls. I was in the midst of an IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) flare-up and waves...
                        Want to lead, love, and launch your kids? Yes, please. In 2014, Keith and Amy Carney, set out on an epic journey. With a set of triplet boys and a daughter not far behind, life was running on all...
We are creeping through those long July days. I don't know about you, but the kids are starting to get a bit more restless now that the excitement of summer vacation and July 4th are OVER. If you are...
It is the best of times, it is the worst of times.  A time of wonder and adventure, and often the time you think you might pull your hair out if you even as much as hear a whisper...
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...
As we approach the beginning of Kindergarten, I want to tell you how proud we are of you!  You have grown so much and it is hard to believe you are spreading your wings a bit more each day....
Hi there! As we get settled into the start of a new school year, our kiddos meet new classmates and find new friends. Let’s be honest here, some kids we would love for our children to play with. Others,...
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...

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DIY Savings Bank Supplies Shoe Box Cardboard Scrapbook Paper Stickers Decorative Tape Packing Tape Glue Scissors (adults!) Step 1 - Find a Box We picked a sturdy preschool sized shoe box that was already pretty cute.             Step 2 - Make Cardboard Dividers Use...
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...
Are you enthralled with Marie Kondo's seemingly effortless and joyful take on tidying? I love watching "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" because it reminds me of how great it feels to declutter and provides organization inspiration. I am one...
One of our favorite and most popular series is here again! Join us for the next several months as we follow one Scottsdale mom through the highs and lows; excitement and preparation; and all the other million little things that...
Holiday Gift Guide 2019 Shopping for the holidays can be tough! We are here to help you find all of the gifts for everyone on your nice list! Also follow us on Instagram because we are hosting a 12 Days of Instagram giveaway...
In today’s world, the minute a woman finds out she is pregnant for the first time, she has a vast array of helpful resources at her fingertips. There are books, websites, and online support communities for every stage and...
The Scottsdale Moms Blog 2019 Preschool Guide is now live.....click the link below to check out our newest Guide! Also please let us know if you have a great preschool we need to add to the list, and if you...
October is Sensory Processing Awareness Month. In recognition of all the kids out there struggling with sensory input, we interviewed an Occupational Therapist to get the inside scoop on what Sensory Processing Disorder is and how we can help...
November is National Adoption Month – a month-long celebration that began in 1995 by Presidential Proclamation as a way to raise awareness for the hundreds of thousands of children in foster care in need of forever families. Today, there...
Lumpectomy, mastectomy, reduction or augmentation — breast surgery is a common event that will touch many of us at some point. While how you prepare for the surgery may be different, depending on the procedure you're having, choosing the...

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Family Friendly Events (December 2021)

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December is here! The weather is perfect, we have so many family friendly events all around town. So fun! We also have a new monthly...

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