I’m so excited to finally get to introduce to you our son, Easton Lewis Shaw! He was born on December 3rd at 10:47 am and was 10 pounds 4 ounces and 21 inches long. .Birth Story In the weeks leading up...
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...
I love how as women we're able to lavish lots of extra love on our friends through parties.  Men don't do this sort of thing.  Frankly, men don't really understand why women put so much effort into parties like...
As I quickly approach our little man's due date, I'm working hard to pull together all of the details I can. All of you experienced moms have gently warned me, "If there's something you want to do, get it...
Finding out you are expecting sends a flurry of emotions through your body. You might feel nervous, excited, surprised, scared, delighted and many more emotions. After the bottom of your stomach drops out when the pregnancy test turns positive,...
My husband, Brandon, made an excellent observation several days ago. He said, “By now, I’m used to the fact that you’re pregnant, but the concept of having a child within the next couple months is still a little unbelievable.” I couldn’t...
I’m now entering my THIRD TRIMESTER, the belly is really growing, and I can’t wait for the Scottsdale heat to break. God Bless all of you who have experienced the latter stages of pregnancy during August…I can’t even imagine....
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...
The closet is staring at me and I am staring back.  We have been standing like this for a few minutes now.  The closet is passive and silent and I am feeling the anger in my blood rise.  I...
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...
Most of the SMB moms out there have more experience than I do being pregnant, so I’m reaching out for some advice on a “growing” issue… “How on Earth are you supposed to sleep comfortably as you continue to get...
I’m back, and I’m checking in now at 18 weeks and 5 days pregnant! If you missed my first post, click here. Pregnancy is one of the most fascinating and exciting experiences I could ever imagine. Honestly, now that I’m...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
There was a time, not so very long ago, when a woman fell pregnant she immediately adorned a muumuu.  And she never stopped.  According to Wikipedia: “Muumuus are also popular as maternity gowns and with obese people because they...
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...
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...

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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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