Tag: families

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...

Affirming Your Children – Practical Ways To Do It and Why...

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My six-year-old son is a “words of affirmation” kind of guy. When I praise him for a job well done, or point out what...

SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events In & Around Scottsdale {September...

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There's more to do in September than dust off the pumpkins & scarecrows and sip on PSLs. Our monthly guide for September family friendly...

SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events for July 2018

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July has more than just fireworks to entertain the family. Here's our guide of family friendly events happening in Scottsdale this month. What does being...

SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events for May 2018

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We are excited to introduce you to our SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events monthly sponsor!  OdySea Aquarium! It’s hot outside, come CHILL with the...

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...

SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events for March 2018

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March is the magical month, here in Scottsdale. It’s our reward for why we live here during the summer months. The weather perfection (nice & warm...

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...

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

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Cheers to July! It's hot out, no doubt about it. The average temperature in Scottsdale in the month of July is 107. Here are some...

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...

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

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With the average temperature around 83 degrees, April is a great month to get out and about with the family in Scottsdale. From Easter...

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

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March is the magical month, here in Scottsdale. It's our reward for why we live here during the summer months. The weather perfection (nice & warm...

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...

Hosting Holiday Parties Even Though My Home Isn’t Pinterest-Perfect

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I recently had hired a babysitter who babysits for several of my friends. As I was showing her around the first time she came...

Dear Family, Why Do the Holidays Have to Be SO HARD?

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Dear Family, Every year, as October is coming to an end and we embark on the lovely month of November, I begin to feel it....

Asking for Help is a Strength not a Weakness

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Our first born is celebrating her birthday this month and as I reflect on my almost seven years of motherhood, I am in awe...

Teal is the New Orange – Pumpkins Raise Awareness for Food...

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Whatever outdoor fall decor look you're  going for, the color that pops out the most this season is teal. Teal is the color for food...

I Don’t Want to be an Angry Mom

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I’ll admit it. My kids periodically push me to the point of yelling. I don’t mean to reach the point of anger, but I...

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...

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...

Freebies and Fun at the Phoenix Open

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Thinking about going to the Phoenix Open? I say go for it, and don't let bringing your little ones stand in your way. I've...

The Top 10 Family Fun Events In January

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The holiday decorations are coming down, the kids are back in school and your social calendar is finally free from holiday plans, but not...

“Seussical the Musical” in review!

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If you grew up rooting on Horton the Elephant for the sake of his precious Who's, while reviling the dreadful Wickersham Brothers and that mouthy Kangaroo mom/babe combo -- you'll so appreciate this storyline.

Time to Keep Calm and Get Pampered

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  You survived the summer, hooray! The kids are back in school and hopefully that means at least a few more moments to yourself. Take...

An Open Letter to Summertime in AZ

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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.

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...

Top 5 Tips for Tackling Maui With Children

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Have you ever been to Maui? How about with small children?  Our first and only trip to Hawaii was about two years ago when Luke...

Toy Spring Cleaning: Eco-Friendly Toys from Local Stores

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Open the windows, open the doors; it’s time for spring cleaning! Throw out your kid's bruised, abused, and broken toys and replace them with some...