It's Pregnancy Week here on Scottsdale Moms Blog! If you are just tuning in, be sure to read the rest of the week's posts here. This is my last pregnancy. I mean, technically we haven’t scheduled any irreversible procedures (yet), and...
It's Pregnancy Week here on Scottsdale Moms Blog! If you are just tuning in, be sure to read the rest of the week's posts here. Our little bundle of joy on the way will be baby #5! We will have 3...
Yes! You read that right! I {Steph} am thrilled to let you in on the newest SMB "secret" ... our family is expecting Baby #3 in March!   You all know how much I love me a good party. And at...
It’s Pregnancy Week here on Scottsdale Moms Blog! If you are just tuning in, be sure to read the rest of the week’s posts here. I'm 19.5 weeks pregnant today. The halfway mark is what I've been setting my sights on...
Anna Hollister Photography In honor of Pregnancy Week, we're excited to be giving away a newborn or maternity (winner's choice!) photo shoot from Anna Hollister Photography! Anna is a seasoned photographer but new to the area and she's excited for...
It's Pregnancy Week here on Scottsdale Moms Blog! If you are just tuning in, be sure to read the rest of the week's posts here. A Few Pregnancy Differences Between the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Your 1st pregnancy: You grab your bag and...
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...
In many ways, adoption can be just like bring a baby home biologically. Waiting mothers gain "pregnancy weight." They can suffer from post-adoption depression that is identical to post-partum depression only doctors are less likely to identify it. You...
It’s National Breastfeeding Month, and we are continuing our series with Board Certified Lactation Consultant (and Scottsdale mom/grandma!) Andrea Mansor. If you missed our first two Q & A posts, you can find them here and here. This time around Andrea (aka “Dear Andi”)...
It's National Breastfeeding Month, and we are continuing our series with Board Certified Lactation Consultant (and Scottsdale mom/grandma!) Andrea Mansor. If you missed our first Q & A, you can find it here. This time around Andrea (aka "Dear Andi") is talking...
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....
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...
I am fifteen weeks pregnant with our third baby.* This means that I have survived a grand total of three first trimesters, and each has been as unpleasant as the last. Nausea comes on sudden and strong around six...
One of the most common concerns in adoption is the finances.  Although it needs discussion, it should never deter a family from adopting.  All children cost money to come home to their families, whether biologically or through adoption.  It...
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...
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...
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...
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...
It's Archives Week here at SMB, and this morning I'm featuring my favorite post of Beth's! You can read all her posts here. One of the reasons why I love our little SMB Contributor community is that I get to...
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....
Now that I’m 22 weeks along, it’s probably time to go ahead and announce it on SMB: Yep, I’m pregnant! We’re so happy to be welcoming our third child in October! I’ve found that with my 3rd pregnancy, it’s...
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...
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.    ****************************** Hello, third trimester. Let's have a proper check-in, shall...
So we're a blog for moms. Written by moms. About moms. For moms. You see where we're going with this, right? One of the best parts of this gig is welcoming a new baby to our team, and it's been...
  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...
Here I am, 37 weeks pregnant, and feel like I have no brain left! This baby has sucked all my memory and intelligence in general from me. Does anyone agree? You know- the typical 'baby brain'?! It is real....
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.  ****************************** Stop what you're doing and...
Hello Scottsdale mamas. In case you're new here..wait, wait, thats me. I am so excited to be writing with Scottsdale Moms Blog, and get to know all of you more over time. As my first post here, I thought...
The Belly Diaries is one of our most popular series here on Scottsdale Moms Blog. How fun is it to follow a fellow mom's pregnancy - the highs, the lows, the belly pictures, the cravings, the sweet birth story at...

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Almost a year ago, we brought home our precious little boy through adoption. He was 9 hours old when they placed him in my arms. I am not at all biased: he is perfection. He is yummy and snuggly...

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Scottsdale Moms and family had such a blast at Medieval Times in Scottsdale last weekend enjoying a fun fantasy dinner. I remember going to Medieval...

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