Note: We would like to introduce you to another new contributor, Kallie! She is a loving mom to two young boys and we can't wait for you to read more about her life as a mother, friend and trying...
"...Children of life are we, as we stand with our lives uncarved before us, waiting the hour when, at God's command, Our life-dream shall pass o'er us..." Life Sculpture, George Washington Doane, 1799-1859 In childhood, I never once questioned what...
  (And hopefully, tear free.) Halloween is going to be upon us before you know it. And while the jury’s still out on whether my 3-year-old daughter will choose to be the Pottery Barn Unicorn or Disney Store Rapunzel, I thought...

Love Gush Moments

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 I really love my husband and I am kind of in a love gush about him right now.  Now before you go and click away from this awesome website because the last thing you want to read about is...
Women today are self-reliant and independent, but we often forget how friendships and family can make life rich and full. When I was single, living in Wisconsin (for just 10 months), I lived with a foxhound named Rolex in a very cool bungalow-style...
With three daughters, I spend a big chunk of every morning trying to brush out slept on, messy hair. I have one child who has especially fine, tangled hair and a very sensitive scalp. So she spends the morning...

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I'd like to think I'm a decent mother. Definitely not perfect, but I love my kids like crazy and hope that this fact alone helps me out someday as they lie on the couch in their shrink's office.  They...
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...
  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 and here for her 30 weeks...
I love the movement that is rising up and celebrating body positivity. The premise behind this is loving your body at any size and celebrating it. This movement encourages people to stop hating their bodies and instead appreciate what...
Today we're so excited to be starting a brand-spankin' NEW SERIES on SMB - Steph vs. Joy.  We're going to take a little break from Fri Date Night and give you a little glimpse into our own homes and...
Teaching a toddler about "work." Is this a good idea or not? I don't know the answer to that, but I do know my two-and-a-half-year-old yearns to know more about why I leave for work, and what I do at...
Guilty! Yes, I’m guilty. I did it! The day my son turned one, I went ahead and flipped his car-seat to face him forward. Now, before you judge, I had my reasons for doing this. First of all, I didn’t...
Parents of teens: Raise your hands if you can’t wait for the seemingly endless days of kids sleeping until noon, daily requests for money, hours of video games, wet beach towels on the floor of every room, and the...
I have always loved to read. My mom tells stories from my childhood about having to take away my books during the summer so I would go outside and play. We used to go the library every Sunday afternoon,...
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Fighting Mom Anxiety

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This post first appeared on our blog last year. Given the current situation and all moms are facing right now, we felt it would be worthy of a repost. Feel free to leave your recommendations in the comments for how...
 We at SMB are excited to announce a new little feature we’re adding to the blog!  In addition to our regular lineup of awesome Scottsdale Mom Contributors, we will be adding a monthly post by a LOCAL expert! We’ll...
We are honored to bring you this beautiful guest post this morning. It's a look at the life of a child with Down syndrome through the eyes his a mother in observance of October as Down Syndrome Awareness Month. “It...
I wrote this “letter” to my breast pump the week after I officially retired from pumping last summer. It’s been a while since then, but I recently revisited the draft and wondered if others felt the same way about...
Trusting Connections and Arizonans for Children partner to kickoff National Family Literacy Month with an event on Nov. 1 for National Family Literacy Day.   With a legacy of supporting the communities they serve, Trusting Connections Nanny Agency is proud to partner with Phoenix based non-profit, Arizonans for Children and aid in their mission...
They pop up in my email box each week; “indulge in the latest treat from __________”; articles on my Facebook page, “you deserve it, take a break from your life”; and Instagram posts with blocks of words “self-care is____________” Self-care...
I am smack dab in the middle of the sippy cup years. I was successfully able to transition both kids away from the bottle by 15 months old to the good old sippy. It was a pretty easy transition for...
Pregnancy Resource Well sweet SMB friends, I don’t think I’ve officially-officially posted it on here yet, but I’m happy to announce I’m pregnant with baby #3! I’m 24-weeks pregnant with our third girl and we are super excited (and a...

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The holidays of 2021. Oh mama, you have done an amazing job navigating through so much change this year. We are honored to walk...

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