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...
  Welcome to The Belly Diaries! We’re following pregnant mama Lindsey as she navigates pregnancy #2. If you’re just tuning in, you can read previous posts by Lindsey as well as earlier Belly Diaries mamas here.    ****************************** Well, I'll officially be six months pregnant on...
My sweet husband and I just welcomed our third bundle of joy, giving us three under five -- two in diapers.  What were we thinking?? Also, who in their right mind has a third kid in August in Phoenix?! (...but that's another...
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...
When our daughter, Sophie, was 6 months old (and I was actively taking birth control pills) the last thing I expected to see in our home was a positive pregnancy test!  I mean, we wanted to have a third...
We all “know” that exercise is good for our physical and mental health, but often we do not prioritize it and often say: life gets in the way, it's hard to make time, it costs too much, I need...
Let me start off by saying that Steph and I did not plan on having BOTH of our children SO close together!  Steph had her daughter Nora just six weeks before my daughter Reagan was born... and now I...
Like most first time parents-to-be, my husband and I read the baby books, took a birth prep class and decorated the nursery according to my Pinterest board. We checked off the checklists and felt confident we were prepared for anything...
As I revealed here a few weeks ago, I am super-preggers with number 3! This being the case, I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on how strangely and differently people seem to treat a woman with a baby growing...
Since having our 6 1/2 month old, Sedona, in February our life has been a whirlwind! Even though it seems like yesterday that we just brought her home, being parents has been so rewarding. It's fun, hectic, stressful, and...
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...
To my pre-child self: Well, hello there skinny. I know that you are wishing that you could lose those three pounds you gained over Christmas, but that’s nothing compared to the weight yo-yo you will enjoy in your child-bearing years. Find grace...
In case you didn't hear... we kindof have some big news to report! Please help all of us on the Scottsdale Moms Blog team welcome the newest {baby} addition... Elliot Thomas Cherrick!!! Elliot Thomas Cherrick was born May 4, 2011 at...
  Are you trying to conceive? Don't get discouraged, the average conception time for a healthy couple is four to six months. Waiting for your precious bundle of joy can make days feel like months! Try to be patient and...
Yes, the title of this post is true: I ate my own placenta. Crazy and gross, you think? Well, I am here to tell you all about it - and why it's not. My sweet baby boy Braylen was born...
Every time Brangelina jetsetted across the globe, they'd return with a bigger brood of little stars. While celebs drawing attention to adoption isn't all bad, the ease and glamour doesn’t exactly depict how it goes down in real-life. Our son...
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...
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...
What do you get when several moms with different perspectives weigh in on the same topic? A great conversation! This post is part of our MomSense series on transitions. From what they eat and where they sleep, to who takes care...
I'm not here to complain. I'm actually here to tell you about my positive maternity leave experience. Here's the thing, I'm one of the lucky few, a few moms do exist with great maternity leave experiences. I'm here to tell...
Welcome to The Belly Diaries! We’re following pregnant mama Lindsey as she navigates pregnancy #2. If you’re just tuning in, be sure to catch Lindsey’s 32 week, 28 week, 24 week, 19 week, and 17 week updates – you’ll love her witty style and wise words....

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I look around the room with stinging eyes, the hot tears threatening to spill over at any second making the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree blur like a blizzard before my eyes. The smell of a winter candle...
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...
photo via my Vintage Nautical baby shower on Dream Book Design No, no, I am not pregnant...but I do have about a million girlfriends that are. Most with their first, but some with their second! While thinking about second babies...
As I'm nearing the end of Pregnancy #2 I've recently forced myself to really consider what I've learned (and even NOT learned) during this season of life. Oftentimes it seems as if life just goes so quickly that it slips...

Dear Expecting Mom

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Dear Expecting Mom, If you’re like I was, your mind is racing. Sure, you’re waking up in the night to go to the bathroom, but let’s be honest, you’re also awake because you’re thinking about how much your life is...
You may have noticed there's been a little more pregnancy-related content here on the blog lately. That's because we have FIVE regular contributors who are expecting! We're dedicating this week to all the ups and down of pregnancy, with five...
I’m not sure if I have been noticing this lately because Father’s Day is approaching or if it’s because I have my own husband and daughter duo, but I have noticed lately how adorable Dads and daughters are with...
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...
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...

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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...