Tag: arizona

Interview with Jakki Liberman – founder and president of Bumkins

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Did you know that right here in Phoenix, we have the home of a major baby and toddler brand manufacturer? I had the opportunity...

Create an Organic Garden of Fruits and Vegetables

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The best part of creating an organic garden is knowing where you produced and harvested the food you consume. Fruits and vegetables have become...

Our Rocky Road: An Open Letter to Blue Bell

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Dear Blue Bell, What? Did you really think I forgot?? When a teensy, weensy listeria outbreak forced us apart in April of 2015, I choked down Blue...

Come Write for Scottsdale Moms! {Open Call for Contributors!}

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We are looking for new & diverse contributors to expand our team of regular writers! We need local (Metro Phoenix area) moms who are...

The 5 Pregnancy Classes I Wish They Offered to Moms

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With pregnancy comes ten months of prepping. We buy pregnancy books to learn how our body is changing, we scour the internet for articles...

Surviving Arizona Summer As A New Mom

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I thought I hit the due-date jackpot. An April due date meant I didn’t have to be pregnant in the summer. I thought about...

7 Things I’ve Learned {the hard way} About Scorpions

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It was March 2010, about three months after we had moved into our current home. I was seven months pregnant with baby number two....

Adorable Holiday Photo Shoot Set Up

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I am a firm believer in keeping things simple and classic for the holidays.  This weekend, I had the opportunity to visit photographer Desirae...

Costco, I should hate you — but I CAN’T!

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I'm trying here, Costco. Really, I am. I want so much to hate you, and on paper, that should be easy.  I mean, after all: ...

Open Enrollment and You – A Guide to Choosing Your Kindergarten...

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If you are a parent of a preschooler, then you know you're less than year away from the first day of Kindergarten. Fall is...

Guide to Pumpkin Patches in Arizona

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 There is not much more quintessential fall than taking your family out to enjoy a day at a pumpkin patch. And lucky for us,...

SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events for April 2018

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Springtime in Scottsdale brings a lot of fun family friendly events for April! Scottsdale Moms Blog has all the fun outlined for you here...

Moms About Town – SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events for...

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February is a great month to get out and about town here in Scottsdale, AZ. The weather is gorgeous and some really fun family...

National Entrepreneurs Day: How I took the Leap into Owning My...

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“What do you want to do when you grow up?” What a question. A question everyone asks when we are young. But can I...

Moms About Town – SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events for...

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November is upon us and the weather should be cooling down this month. There's lots of fun to be had for families about town, so...

6 FREE Scottsdale Views to Take Your Breath Away This Fall

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Growing up in the Midwest, I loathed fall. The glory days of summer were waning and the dark days of winter encroaching. Now that...

Caring For Your Child’s Teeth

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2017 started off with a bang. Literally. A bang straight to the ground. My 20 month old (at the time) was so excited to...

Scorpions- What to do if your child is stung

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Wait! Stop! Don’t scroll past this post because of the creepy crawly critter in the picture! Anyone with a child (grandchild, takes care of...

Five Ways To Entertain Toddlers in the Air Conditioning

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Summer brings a smile to a Mom’s face in most states, but here it’s the dreaded months where we have to find alternatives to...

5 Reasons to Visit The Scottsdale Public Library With Your Children

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I love to read and public libraries hold a special place in my heart. I remember going to libraries as a child feeling so...

Camping with Kids in Arizona

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Before I dig into this post, I want to give you all a flashback into my life. I was 15 years old and on...

Hiking with Children

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One of my favorite things about living in Scottsdale is all of the local and accessible hiking trails. I love hiking and I want...

Madeline’s Toy Box: A story of a Hemangioma & Phoenix Children’s...

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Click here to donate A toy box: Just a simple way to ease the fears of children going in for treatment at Phoenix Children’s...

Meal Planning 101

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The older our little rascal gets, the more I appreciate the crock pot. I wish I could hug the inventor and thank them for...

The Five Lessons I Learned About Child-Proofing

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It happened over night. I went from having a tiny immobile baby who sat nicely on a blanket and played with toys within reach,...

Discovering Our Desert

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One of my favorite things about living in Scottsdale is the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. I was born in Tucson, and remember going...

My Sweet Boys, You’re Making Me A Better Woman

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Darling boys, you are still little. And though you couldn't possibly know it yet, you're making me so much better. I'm a better wife. ...because I am...

Tigers and Trains and Wine, Oh My!

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Just a mere two hours away lives a land where lions roam freely, a ghost town lives on top of a mountain, a train whistles...

Fun, Free & Outdoors: Geocaching With Kids

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When I first heard about geocaching, I pictured people combing the desert, armed with nothing but a compass, unearthing time-capsules. In other words, nothing...

Find Your Inner Cowboy at Tanque Verde Dude Ranch

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Just two and a half hours south of Scottsdale in the wild nature of Tucson is Tanque Verde Ranch, beaconing you to come find...