My kids love to do things “all by themselves” and this includes putting their DVD movies in and out of the player. Thus it is no surprise to anyone that we have quite a few movies with scratches, some...
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. A common question that many parents have when choosing a dental provider for their kids is what is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a general dentist? While it is possible...
I see you across the playground. You look over and smile. Our kids are similar ages, and shoot, we might just have a chance of exchanging small talk and becoming friends. But you see... unfortunately I already know how...
When it came time to wean my toddler from the breast, it was very difficult to find any helpful and practical information on the “how-to” of weaning toddlers.  Trust me, I tried.  I Googled every key word I could...
That's right. My kids aren't doing anything. Before the school year ended, I talked to a mom who was on her way to pick her son up from t-ball and then drop her daughter off at swim team, in between...
I usually consider myself pretty up to speed when it comes to the laws regarding the safety of my kids.  I've regularly reviewed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations (NHTSA) website for recommendations when it comes to car seat...
“It all comes out in the wash.” That’s what a friend said to me when I was feverishly worrying about another skill my then toddler wasn’t demonstrating. At this point in my son’s little life, I was so completely...
You may have read my litany of reasons why I should hate Costco, but can't. This week, Costco made that juuuuust a little easier -- and I'm here today with a warning: The next time you go, you too will likely encounter a villainous,...

Terrible Twos are a Lie!

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My middle child is three years old and this has been the hardest year of both of our lives.  I think about how with my first child, my daughter, I dreaded the terrible twos and thought to myself how lucky...
Summer time is here and many of us are wondering what to do with our kids so that they aren't totally bored before the new school year rolls around. Let's be honest, school gives mom's and dad's a break...
Ladies!  I need your help!  I am in desperate need of tips for flying with babies and toddlers! This month, Handsome Husband and I are traveling cross-country with one very helpful teenager, one sweet but needy 5-month old and one...
Yay! You're having another baby! This can be a thoroughly exciting but also emotional and terrifying moment in a parent's life. I will always remember, during my pregnancy with my second child, I had thoughts about how I could...
So, it's still hot out. (That's the jist of how I start every blog post for SMB. You're welcome.) Some of us have preschoolers who don't begin school for a few more weeks... The bigger siblings who might be marginally helpful at...
For months I was anticipating Disney+. We were counting down the days and planned a movie marathon in our jammies on the day it premiered. We don’t do much screen time aside from some TV, so it was like...
New moms get so many product “suggestions” thrown their way. “This is the best carseat!” “Use this and your child will sleep!” “These onesies are double the price, but the best on the market.” You spend thousands of dollars before the...
Not sure if you guys have noticed, but we live in something of a digital age. I, more than most, retain an affinity for the old fashioned... I make pen-to-paper to-do lists and include items already completed just to give them a...
Hi fellow mama. I want you to know that you are amazing. You put your heart and soul into parenting your kid(s) and although you often go unnoticed, I see you. I see how you stressed over choosing the...
Prepare your toddler for preschool! Christ Church School has several programs that help your child prepare for success at the earliest educational levels. Play and Learn Program Classes meet on Friday mornings for 1.5 hours for students ages 16 months -...
March is National Reading Month! If you're finding yourself dreading bedtime, it may be time to change up the routine. There's nothing sweeter than a calming bedtime story to help your children drift off to a peaceful sleep. Today we’re...
Summer break in Scottsdale is upon us and the extremely high temperatures can make for some of the LONGEST days with little ones. Sure, there are amazing local indoor attractions offered in Scottsdale, but outings are not something I'm...
I probably jinxed myself by writing my last post on the Valley's Pediatric Emergency Rooms. Within two weeks of publishing the article - and a week before she was set to be a flower girl in my brother's wedding...
Honestly, I have to admit that I am pretty lazy mom. I hate cleaning and we’re usually in our pajamas until we absolutely have to be somewhere. But I worked at a preschool for six and a half years...
Thank You Thursday is a new feature from Scottsdale Moms Blog. The team at SMB is so LUCKY to receive products, try new local venues, and hear about new things to do all the time. It is so much fun! But we want to share all of these fun new finds with all of you, plus give a huge THANK YOU to companies that reach out to us.
Isn't it amazing watching your little one's communication skills develop? Toddlers are going through a stage of rapid brain development which provides the perfect time to encourage speech and language skills. There are many things you can do to...
I haven't been a mom very long.  Less than 18 months. When I joined the ranks as an At Home Mom, I aspired to maintain our home as a place of order and peace.  i.e.,  To keep it clean.  Then the baby...
Are you thinking about enrolling your child in Preschool? Wondering what to look for? Read this before starting your preschool search! Desert Springs Christian Preschool believes that just as it is important to learn our letters and numbers, it is...
NOT JUST FOR TWIN FAMILIES! OPEN TO EVERYONE! Please join the Paradise Valley Mothers of Multiples (PVMOM) for our semi annual Fall Sale.  There will be fantastic deals on gently used baby/kids clothes and items! {And free parking} We know that...
Does your toddler look forward to daily routines like snack time, bathtime, play time, or bedtime? When my girls were toddlers, they sure loved their routines! Daily routines provide golden opportunities to support language development because they are predictable,...
Just last month, I shared my favorite baby items that made life with a new little one a bit easier. Now, two years in to that little one's life, we have a crazy, busy, wild and loud toddler on our hands....
The year 2018 was a very…interesting year for my household. It was hard. But it was also SO good. We welcomed our third child, our sweet girl. Before she was born our entire house was completely gutted because of...

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Fun Fantasy Dinner for the Whole Family

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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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