Tag: humor

Musings of a Fall Curmudgeon

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I know that I do not have a popular opinion here, but I don’t like Fall.  I don’t get excited about pumpkins (unless it’s...

A Fan Girl’s Ode to The Office Ladies

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Excuse me while I have my fan girl moment.  If you have talked to me in real life in the last several months, you...

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...

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...

Airing of the Grievances – A Chance to Clear the Air

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I try to keep it light and positive with my personal social media posts. Of course, I like sharing the news and adventures of...

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...

Easy Glitter Play-Doh for Us Less-Pinteresty Types

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So, it's still hot out. (That's the jist of how I start every blog post for SMB. You're welcome.) Some of us have preschoolers who...

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: ...

The Untold Perils of Kindergarten Day 3: You Gave Me Back...

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It seems there are precious few things as highly anticipated as sending one's child off to Kindergarten. What a mixed bag of sentiments -...

Child’s Imagination Inspires a More Present Mom

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"Play is the work of a child." -Maria Montessori  It's the last day of the month and my submission for SMB is due within 24...

Five Pearls of Wisdom that Shape the Way I Do Mom...

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My first-born turns 5 this month, ...and it seems like a really big deal. I've been working this mom gig for basically 5 years now, and...

Favorite Summer Salads You Want to Eat Every Day

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When the summer temps start to hit the level of blazing hot, I don't know about you, but the last thing I want 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...

5 Reasons To Overpay Your Best Babysitter

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All hail the great babysitters!! {we're not woooorthyyyy!!!} If you (like me) have no extended-family help within a day's driving distance, then extra Cheers. I...

International Talk Like A Pirate Day – Taking Time to be...

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Help us welcome Ashley to our contributor team! She is a mom of one year old twins and is excited to share her love...

5 ways I stopped taking myself so seriously, and became a...

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Like many of you, before becoming a mom I was a part of corporate America. A place where nearly everything you do is scrutinized....

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 --...

A Day In My Life… With Two Toddlers

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I'm at stay-at-home mom with two toddlers - Carter is 3.5 and Mackenzie is 1.5 years old.  I feel so lucky and grateful to spend every...

Nope. No Way. Not Me. {MORE Not So Savory Mommy Moments}

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I currently have a two year old and five year old running around. Life is fun, hectic, dramatic, and filled with more chaos than...

A Parenting Fail Story

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  Hi moms! I’m Ann, the newest Scottsdale Mom’s Blog contributor. If your Christmas season is anything like most, you could use a little humor...

Before Pinterest: 6 Things We Did “Back Then”

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Like millions of people, I love Pinterest. I can get lost for hours reading pin after pin from everything to how to add volume...

Your New, Very Favorite Chili Recipe

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Cooler temps, I just laaaaaaaahve you!! The sappy, googly-eyed, all-in, head over heels, Taylor Swift meets Nicholas Sparks kind of LOVE. And after October 14th handed me 102...

The Kiddie Style Files: Unwritten Rules of Childhood Fashion

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I'm mentally admiring the now-famous Instagram account of the little girl who, with the help of her super-creative mom, created adorable outfits out of paper that...

Mom’s Morning Out. AKA: Heaven on Thursday.

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Oh haaai, friend. Pull up a chair. La ti da. That? Oh, nothing. Just the remnants of a cinnamon bun that baby-in-the-tummy and I consumed without...

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.

Summer Mom Versus Reality

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Every spring as the number of school days left starts to dwindle down, I make the BEST plans for summer. I have visions in my head...

Why Summer Mama Rocks!

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A list to let you know why summer mamas rock!  1. We are chill- without school or sports schedules dictating our lives. We are relaxed...

Gifts That Teachers Really Need

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So it’s that time of year where we show our appreciation to teachers. Most of us will give flowers, a starbucks gift card, or other decorative...