It's no secret. You guys know how I feel about summertime around here. And you can sugar coat it all you want with your talk of "dry heat" and "but remember winter"... You get as cranky as I do -...
Don’t get us wrong, Summertime: It’s not that you’re an unwelcome guest. You SO VERY overstay your welcome. Anyone who comes on Memorial Day and leaves on Halloween without offering to help offset the increase in utilities is just plain rude.
Jail is not my biggest fear for my kids. However, it is a great starting point for several of life lessons. 1. You cannot hit your sister/brother, even if they hit you first. You might end up in prison someday...
My family and I recently had the opportunity to stay at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. With a toddler in tow, I really wanted to write this review in a way that gives local mamas an...
The school year is officially over. Congratulations! You made it. They made it. All parties survived. Lessons learned.  Looking back, why did the first day of preschool bring so many tears? You knew you made the right choice. After all, they learned...
I am knee deep in toddler life. My oldest is at the end of the toddler spectrum, while my younger one is just learning the ropes. My life is loud, messy, and not nearly as punctual as I would...
Do you have a new walker in your house? I do! My little guy started taking his first steps long before I thought I was going to need to consider socks and shoes. He continues to surprise me. Pediped, the...
Sometimes motherhood means making sacrifices... or at least, adjustments. I believe that every stage of life carries the ability to challenge us, but I think you'll agree that the changes introduced by joining Motherhood are unique in their scope. In light of Mother's...
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....
Make a change. Ditch the. . . Drumroll, please. Disposable diapers.   I am a full-time working mom who uses cloth diapers. A little crazy, but I love it. This is my personal outlook at this crazy thing we call motherhood. For...
Motherhood.   You don't get it until you do it.   Several times I've called my dear friends (who all had kids before me), simply to say, "I'm sorry... I just didn't know!!!" Some habits that toddler moms (and I suspect any-stage moms!) might...
When you have a toddler, you give up some privacy and luxuries. Date nights without the baby can be difficult to coordinate and expensive, and yet, taking them along can seem daunting. Not to fear! If you end up...
he word is out! Scottsdale Moms Blog has opened a casting call for new contributors! Here are my own Top 4 reasons why YOU should take the plunge and join us!
For all the first-time moms or moms with young kids - this one's for you! Coming across my eldest's baby book the other day, I found myself giggling at all the things I had written about, which, at the time seemed...
New Year's Resolutions. They aren't just for grown-ups. Ah, a brand new year. A clean slate. Fresh beginnings.  A chance to cast off the old and put on the new. Just like a diaper. 2014 was a particularly big year for me; A milestone...
Looking for children's gifts that will be used for years? Look no further!!  Here are 6 of the best gifts for children this holiday season. Not all toys are created equal. There are those that are only enjoyed for a single...
With the weather improving, it's finally time to get outside and play! Here are some of my kids' favorite backyard activities when they were toddlers and preschoolers. Create Animal Habitats: My kids love doing this, even to this day! Each child...
Peter’s Story One, two, three, jump! Peter’s mom yells, “Peter, stop jumping on the couch!” Of course, Peter is having way too much fun and continues jumping on the couch. Peter’s mom yells again, “Peter, I told you to stop jumping now!” Peter continues...
The calendar tells me that fall is in full swing, and yet, as a Phoenix newbie, it's rather hard to believe. There are no changing leaves, no riding boots, no apple orchards. A Pumpkin Spice Latte, in these temps?? Pleh. Sure, things...
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...
One of the best decisions I've ever made was to join a MOPS group. My oldest are 14 and 11. When we decided to adopt Riley, now 3, I had completely forgotten how crazy hard toddler years are. I had...
Our family moved to Phoenix from southeast Minnesota 1 year ago, making THIS our first full AZ summer -- and all I can say is Holy Moley. This desert dwelling thing is no joke! If you find yourself in Phoenix sweating summer...

Tear Ducts

2
It is well-known that motherhood brings many changes to a woman's body, but no one warns us about this one. I used to have normal-sized tear ducts; They were secure and more easily managed.  Then motherhood came and they got rearranged. I choose "Expanded" over...
Ah, summer...  Here in Arizona, it's the magical time of year when we who so shamelessly boasted about our wintertime awesomeness Zip-A-Lip and hunker down with 1 hand in the freezer and the other on the ceiling fan remote...
I am so, so, so tired. Hi guys, it's Kirsten, Managing Editor here at SMB--- and I. Am. Tired. I know I'm not the only one. I've had too many conversations with moms just like me-- bags under their eyes,  Starbucks...
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...
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...
I recently read an article about how mothers in France “live and let live”.  They don’t pack huge diaper bags or thrust all kinds of emergency paraphernalia into their strollers for all of life’s      "what-ifs".  They just...
  We at SMB are excited to announce a new little feature we're adding to the blog!  In addition to our regular lineup of awesome Scottsdale mom contributors, we will be adding a monthly post by a LOCAL expert! We'll...
The joys--and messes!-- a crawler can create are amazing! Gone are the days of cuddling all day on the sofa. He's on the move and that means... So. Am. I.  Enjoy this little note from my Crawler to yours! Crawling is awesome --...

Connect With Us

10,328FansLike
8,417FollowersFollow
1,305FollowersFollow
3,037FollowersFollow

Guide To Scottsdale

Fun Fantasy Dinner for the Whole Family

1
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...

Top 3…AZ (September 2021)