Maybe you've always talked with your spouse about adoption and think now may be the time? Maybe adoption looks like it might be the only way your family will grow? Maybe you cry every time you talk to an adoptive mother...
Over the last several years, you may have seen various online articles from adoptive parents on "what not to say to adoptive parents."  Some come from wounded places in mommies' hearts that desperately want adoptive families to be treated...
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...
If you're new and just stopping in... welcome!  We're so glad you have found Scottsdale Moms Blog! Today we're back with another Mommy SOS topic (yipee!!! - these are quickly becoming my favorite posts).  If you missed our first two...
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 28 week, 24 week, 19 week, and 17 week updates - you'll love her witty style...
It seems everyone is on the baby train- the second baby train that is. As a new mother to two wonderful little children (both under 18 months) I have a new found appreciation for all of the ‘practical’ gifts...
We are continuing our series with Board Certified Lactation Consultant (and Scottsdale mom/grandma!) Andrea Mansor, who answers Scottsdale Moms Blog readers’ breastfeeding questions once a month. You can read previous Q & A posts with “Dear Andi” here. This time around Andrea...
Remember earlier this summer when it felt like almost everyone here at SMB was expecting? Remember how we decided to celebrate with a Pregnancy Week Series? Remember all those fun pregnancy posts? Remember all the beautiful maternity photos taken...
I'll be honest - I like shoes.  My hubby would say that I love shoes - but he doesn't know women like I know women.  I have friends who clearly "love" shoes and would spend all of their extra...
In my last post, I wrote and you lovely readers responded about some things you can expect if the unthinkable happens and your baby needs a visit to the NICU.  Today I'd like to share some ways to support...
I recently received the Candide Baby Group Multi-Relax 3-in-1 Multi-functional Maternity Pillow in Taupe to test out at home. All opinions here are my own.  We know babies come with a lot of gear, and this pillow helps cut down on...
I recently gave birth to our third child and our family is over the moon! If  you are interested, I have shared our birth story, plus some more photos of our newest family member over on my blog. The topic...
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...
For all of you "experienced" moms out there, you may remember how you felt when you were waiting to meet your first.  Be it through pregnancy, marriage or through adoption, we all have a story for how we journeyed into...
We are so excited to share with you that Scottsdale Moms Blog's Joy Cherrick is featured today on FiToriBLOG.com! From the interview: "How pregnancy and motherhood changed Joy… Before becoming pregnant, I did a bunch of research on what to eat and...
There is, what I would call, an adoption crisis, in Arizona. I have been procrastinating writing about this for a while. It's a topic that stirs my heart and scares me (and my husband) to death. Two things have kept me...
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...
Today is the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing premature births and helping families with premature babies. The White House is changing their lights to purple to commemorate this day and give...
We moms are all supposed to be on the same team, right? But what about those times when you catch another mom giving you a sideways judgy glance - whether it's because you just let your toddler eat a cracker...
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...
It seems like one of the very first questions people ask upon finding out you're pregnant is "Are you going to find out if it's a boy or a girl?"   Now for some women waiting for the big...
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...
You all know how it is.  About the 6 month mark in your pregnancy you start thinking about newborn photos.  Who is going to take them?  What am I going to buy off of Etsy that they can wear?...
Everyone has a friend that is out-to-HERE pregnant, but looks incredible in her clothes all the time.  And everyone dislikes that friend.  It’s OK, we can nod our heads in agreement, it’s not personal chic-while-preggo-friend, we just can’t handle...
As I shared in my last post, a huge part of my family and its story is about adoption. I have a wild passion for sharing about children in need of families and equipping families to meet those needs....
I joyfully share my heart with another woman. When my husband and I began our adoption journey about a decade ago, we felt led to pursue international adoption. Although it was not THE reason for choosing this route, the...
If you missed her 16 week video update, 19 week video update, 22 week video update, 26 weeks video update, 32 week video update or her 35 week video update be sure to go back to view it… they are all just too good to miss! Here’s...
When we registered for our new baby (over two years ago now!), it was pretty overwhelming. There were so many items to choose from and so many options for each of those items and so many stores where you...
  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 don’t think the tiny blue lines had fully appeared on my first pregnancy test before I was packing for the hospital. Impatience?  My weakness.  Being organized?  My specialty. I read a few pregnancy books before the real deal and A...

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