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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...

Beyond Baby Blues: When is it Something More Serious

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This is the first time I’ve admitted I had postpartum anxiety or depression. To be honest, it took having my second child to realize...

The Toddler Horror Show

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Vampires, ghosts, goblins, werewolves, zombies ...all scary, sure. But if one came knocking on my door with the intention to frighten me, I would be...

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: ...

Spark of Joy in Five Ordinary Items

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It seems like the whole world is suddenly KonMari tidying up.  At any given scroll through Instagram, I see a square of rectangles resting...

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...

Mom Tribes After The Baby and Toddler Years

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When I first approached the subject of mom tribes I was missing my California life, specifically my life as a mom of babies and...

The Day I Hit Rock Bottom at Target and the 30...

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July 4, 2016  That was the day I hit rock bottom at Target. Here's my little secret...I shop for my feelings. If I have something to...

Big Dreams to Make Mom Life Easier

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"And when you want something, all the Universe conspires in helping you achieve it." -Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist   Mom life is hard. I think we can all...

Date Yourself, Mama – A Guide to Getting to Know Yourself...

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Mama, you should date yourself. No, I'm not talking about wearing big mall bangs or whatever fashion fad you were once a slave to. I'm talking about...

The Costco Item That Lies

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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 --...

Down With “Should”

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Dear "Should", I am so over you. "Should". You are a burden. You are intrusive. You are the source of Mommy Wars and exhaustion, laughably high standards and...

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...

Hugs for Huggies: “The Huggies Campaign” {Sponsored Post}

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Huggies generously offered one SMB Contributor some coveted Little Snugglers as a swap for an honest review. So easy!!! Let us tell you why they're the best!

7 Things I Thought Were Easy Before I Became “MOM”

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Sometimes motherhood means making sacrifices... or at least, adjustments. I believe that every stage of life carries the ability to challenge us, but I...

Confessions of a Toddler Mom

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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...

4 Reasons Why YOU Want to Join Scottsdale Moms Blog as...

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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!

21 Day Fix : 1 Valley Mom’s 2 Cents

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We made it. Our family survived our first, full Phoenix summer. And, all I can say is -- WOW.  That desert heat is no...

THEME WEEK | What’s for Dinner? Romantic Dinner In

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THEME WEEK | What’s for Dinner?  Your guide to a romantic home cooked menu We're coming to the end of our  "What's for Dinner?" Theme...

A day in the life of a mom

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Bzzzz Bzzzz Bzzzz. It's 6:00 am, time to get up. No, snooze. I can sleep another 9 minutes. By 6:27 I can finally peel my...

Mom’s Night Out at The Venue: Recap AND PICTURES!

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  How much fun was Mom's Night Out? We're still talking about the fun we had, and hope that you are too! We couldn't be more...

Louis Vuitton vs. Lowlights

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So before my days as a non-showering, overtired and underpaid stay-at-home-mom, I was half (the better half, of course) of a couple that society...

Meet Heather, Jessica, Kelly and Melissa: The Newest SMB Contributors!

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! These four lovely local moms will be blogging for Scottsdale Moms Blog beginning in October. Here's a little...

Mommy SOS | We Are in a Breakfast Rut!

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I am calling out to all of the fabulous moms who read Scottsdale Moms Blog for some serious morning help! We are only about...

{Pregnancy Week} Creating a Shared Space for Boy/Girl Siblings

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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...

{Pregnancy Week} Guess Who’s Pregnant?!

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Yes! You read that right! I {Steph} am thrilled to let you in on the newest SMB "secret" ... our family is expecting Baby #3...

{Pregnancy Week} 3 Pregnancy “Don’ts” that I Do Anyway

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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...

{Pregnancy Week} A Few Pregnancy Differences Between the 1st, 2nd, and...

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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...

{Pregnancy Week} Meet the Bellies

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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...

Tattoos and toddlers…do they mix?

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The feeling of finding out you're pregnant for the first time is like nothing in the world. It is absolutely the most magical, amazing, thrilling and...