Tag: children

Mommy Quick Tips | 3 Ways to Blackout Your Childs Room

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It’s already May, which means that in my book, summer is here.  While some may measure this by the temperature outside or by the...

PVMOM Spring Sale | Anything & Everything for Kids at Great...

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Mark your calendars for the PVMOM Spring Sale coming up this Saturday on May 4th, 2013. There will be thousands of items for sale...

Engaging Kids in Healthy Activities and Eating | An Interview with...

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I had the opportunity last week to attend the HERSHEY'S Family Play Day in Peoria.  While this was my first time ever hearing of...

Smoothie Pops! An Easy-Peasy Summertime Treat To Make at Home

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It's mid-March, which I am quickly learning is not really "Spring" in Arizona, since it's, oh, 85 degrees on my patio right now. (Being...

A Thrifty Mom | Bi-Annual Consignment “Pop-Up” Sales

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It's getting warm outside.  Thanks to Mother Nature we got a little teaser a couple weeks ago to remind us that summer is just...

Happy Birthday 101: A Scottsdale mom’s guide to children’s parties!

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As moms, we all have our different strengths. Some moms plan elaborate, fabulous parties, while other moms (like me) attend them. Some moms know exactly which...

Favorite Kid Apps | Age 8 and under

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"There's an app for that." -Apple Inc.  It's true, you know.  Whenever I've wanted to do, find, research, shop, see, organize or track anything...

It Takes a Village { surviving motherhood }

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I was the first of my friends to have kids. I hadn't made any pregnant friends. Subsequently, I had a really hard time when...

How to Stop Comparison from Stealing Your Joy

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Do you ever find yourself looking around and wondering how everyone is so happy, so put together, and making this mom thing look so...

Get that Louse Outta My House | 6 Steps To Get...

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This is very much a post that I never thought I would write.  My girls are 7, 5 and 3 and we have never...

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...

Civility in Citizenship

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When I was little, I lived in Washington, D.C.. I don't know what the motivation was for my Dad on the weekends. He could...

How My Daughter’s Food Allergies Changed our Family for the Better

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Only after a frightening trip to the emergency room, that included a shot of epinephrine, did we discover my daughter’s severe food allergies.  At...

Mommy SOS | How to Help a Child with Night Terrors

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I am calling out to all Scottsdale Moms Blog readers for your take on how to handle a child with night terrors. I have...

Remembering: September 11, 2001

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We hope you are able to start your day as we are, with a moment's pause and reflection, remembering where we were eleven years...

{Pregnancy Week} GIVEAWAY | Newborn / Maternity Photography Anna Hollister

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Anna Hollister Photography In honor of Pregnancy Week, we're excited to be giving away a newborn or maternity (winner's choice!) photo shoot from Anna Hollister...

Mommy Quick Tips | Snacks & School Lunches Made Easy-Peasy-Lemon-Squeasy

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I will absolutely admit that I am not a fan of the time it takes to pack a school lunch...let alone 2, soon to...

Marbles, Beads and 780 More Saturdays

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One Saturday morning about a year ago, I cleaned out my email inbox and I stumbled upon a very popular blog post 3900 Saturday Mornings...

Six Reasons a Scottsdale Mom Should LOVE Our Local Public Libraries!

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1. STORYTIME! (AKA Children’s Programs) From Toddlertime at the Phoenix Public Libraries to Shake, Rattle & Roll at the Scottsdale library Branches, to a number...

How to Catch the Olympic Spirit with Your Kids!

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Walk with me down memory lane for a moment.  The year was 1996 and yours truly was an awkward high schooler with a desire...

GIVEAWAY | $100 Gift Certificate to Hubbard Swim School

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We at SMB are so excited to have a fantastic giveaway this week for all of our readers. Hubbard Swim School has been the...

The Amazing Kid Car Wash!

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How to make a kid car wash. I am a total sucker for backyard birthday parties. So when it was time to plan my daughter's...

Adoption: What Not to Say?

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Over the last several years, you may have seen various online articles from adoptive parents on "what not to say to adoptive parents."  Some...

Dream Photography Studio | Super Savings! 75% Off!

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Stacey Woodward is the lovely local mama behind Dream Photography Studio, and is also responsible for much of the photography you see right here...

Archives Week! My Favorite Post of Cate’s

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It’s Archives Week here at SMB, and this morning I’m featuring my favorite post of Cate's. You can read all her posts here. I actually have a...

Have You Heard?? New Arizona State Car Seat Law Starts August...

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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...

Adoption: Where to Start?

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Maybe you've always talked with your spouse about adoption and think now may be the time? Maybe adoption looks like it might be the only...

Archives Week! My Favorite Post of Angela’s

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It's Archives Week here at SMB and I was asked to comb through Angela's past posts and pick my favorite. I had to narrow it...

Archives Week! My Favorite Post of Kirsten’s

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It's Archives Week here at SMB, and this morning I'm featuring my favorite post of Kirsten's. You can read all her posts here. I had...

Adult Dehydration: What You Should Know

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Unless you are new to the Sonoran Desert, you are well acquainted with dehydration. As Momma Bears we are super protective of our babies....