mom·sen·se (mɒm sens) noun 1.  practical motherly intelligence that is sensible or reasonable 2. a mother’s mental discernment, realization, or recognition  – She has momsense. OR She used her momsense to determine that something was amiss.   ~~~~   I never tire from the wisdom I glean from...
I have two daughters.  Both are strong willed.  For those that know me well, this is not surprising. I’m sure my parents chuckle every time they think about it. My older daughter is focused, driven and particular. She is the...
Most Thursday mornings, you’ll find me doing one of my favorite weekly rituals...shopping at estate sales. I live in Surprise, practically next door to Sun City where there is a gold mine of vintage treasures hidden away in...
Most women (if not ALL women) can name at least a few symptoms that may occur with pregnancy, BUT I guarantee you, only a small amount can name symptoms of 'stegnancy'. Yes, that's right... stegnancy, or better known as...
{Joy} I love watching Reagan learn new skills!  Eating solid food is no exception.  I was surprised to learn that chewing is intuitive and that she learns so much just by watching someone else do it.  Amazing. I started her...
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Soon after having Nora I got a copy of The Rookie Mom's Handbook: 250 Activities to do with (and without!) your baby.  It's been a great resource for ideas and information. And a great gift for a new-momma! One of...
This past weekend Steph and I headed over to Moonbeams (at The Shops at Gainey Village) to find out what some of the most popular baby shower gifts are.  Since I have several baby showers coming up this summer (and into...
"...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...
Confused about which car seat to buy?  I know I was! Just taking a walk through the car seat and stroller aisle at Buy, Buy Baby or BRU made (and still makes!) my headspin.  There are just so many...
(Joy:) My inspiration for this weeks S vs. J episode came from my garbage disposal. I have a knack for, shall we say, "over-exerting," my little friend down in the drain. I have called upon my man, several times to...
Whenever I meet someone with twins, I immediately feel as if I'm speaking to a superhuman.  I can hardly imagine juggling two little beans all day - every day.  I get just a little glimpse into this feat when...
There are days that we block out of our memory.  I’m not sure whether it’s by God’s grace that we forget, or whether trauma causes our body to produce some type of hormone that erases, or at least significantly...
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...
mom·sen·se (mɒm sens) noun 1.  practical motherly intelligence that is sensible or reasonable 2. a mother’s mental discernment, realization, or recognition  – She has momsense. OR She used her momsense to determine that something was amiss. ~~~~ The past few weeks we've looked growing your...
Pregnancy Fashion.  Oxymoron?  No!!!!  I know all you pretty ladies feel like maternity shopping, or post-maternity shopping, means that for the next year you’re going to be wearing really lame, plain clothes and nothing is going to fit your...
I watch both Reagan and Nora on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  I've figured out how to wrangle them for small outings like this one.  I grabbed two dresses, a blanket, a stroller and a camera to get these sweet little...
mom·sen·se (mɒm sens) noun 1.  practical motherly intelligence that is sensible or reasonable 2. a mother’s mental discernment, realization, or recognition  – She has momsense.  OR She used her momsense to determine that something was amiss. Last week, we heard Cate tell us about her...
Do you Promise to tell the Tooth the Whole Tooth and Nothing but the Tooth? My 5 year old daughter lost a tooth.  She wiggled and squirmed and bobbed as she pulled her bottom lip aside to show me that...
mom·sen·se (mɒm sens) noun 1.  practical motherly intelligence that is sensible or reasonable 2. a mother’s mental discernment, realization, or recognition  – She has momsense.  OR She used her momsense to determine that something was amiss. Meet Cate.  Her MomSense journey has spanned the ocean's tide and mountains...
Hi! I’m Kimberly Bee (kb) from Kimberly Jarman Studios, a couture photography boutique specializing in portraits and weddings. I’m honored to be guest blogging on such a wonderful online resource for mamas just like myself! The Kimberly Jarman team...
mom·sen·se (mɒm sens) noun 1.  practical motherly intelligence that is sensible or reasonable 2. a mother’s mental discernment, realization, or recognition  – She has momsense.  OR She used her momsense to determine that something was amiss. What if, you weren't able to participate in regular social...
Spirited Child - high energy, feisty and very active.  They are ready to climb into almost any situation, and exercise little impulse, control or caution when they do.  They are highly reactive.  They are often described as a handful....
Hello everyone, Lisa from Design Actually here. I am so excited & honored to be guest blogging here on Scottsdale Moms Blog! Today I'm going to share with you some nursery design inspiration and a few tips on how...
When I broke down and finally went to see Dr. Jones I was almost 8 months into my pregnancy.  What broke me was the zinger I got in my right leg and through my right hip (ouch!) each time I stood...
I don't really like to cook. I do not use my free time looking for new recipes to try, or get excited about crockery or kitchen gagitry.  I am actually pretty lazy if I let myself get away with it...
Every city has characteristics that stand out and unite its citizens.  As a Scottsdale Mom, I'm sure you can relate to these 7 Wonders of Scottsdale:  1. Cyclists everywhere - all the time - They come in all shapes, but most of them...
"Don't reinvent the wheel." I love this little pearl of wisdom.  I assume that at any point in my life, anything that I am attempting, someone, somewhere has figured out how to do it better, quicker, with more creativity or...
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.

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