Tag: life

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...

Set a Daily Intention for Intentional Mom Life

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Meet Jennie! She is an Arizona native and yoga instructor with two adorable little boys. We hope you have fun reading her posts! Have you...

When a Bundle of Joy Isn’t So Joyful

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Please welcome our new contributor Sara! She is a mom to two beautiful girls and we hope you enjoy reading her posts on motherhood...

30 Before 30

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                I turn 29 this month…and although I try not to put too much emphasis on a number…I do feel slightly panicked to be in...

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...

{Mamaway Baby Sling} : You want this.

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There’s a new baby sling on the market, and it is worthy of review!  Mamaway is really on to something: A high-quality, user-friendly sling that’s of...

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...

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...

A Mom’s Crisis: Can You Have an “I”dentity and a “Mom”dentity?

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It’s been almost a year since I made a career transition from the corporate world to the SAHM world, and surprisingly, I feel like...

Perfectionism 2.0: The Perfect Upgrade

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I’ve always been on top of my game… until I had kids. Then the game changed from “do it perfectly” to “get it done.”...

Ode To Girl Scout Cookies

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Thin Mints are no brainers; Just like Tagalongs. The husband would never forgive if you came home without. So, in truth, there's no doubt: These six are for your marriage...

New Year’s Resolutions {of a 2-YEAR-OLD}

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New Year's Resolutions. They aren't just for grown-ups. Ah, a brand new year. A clean slate. Fresh beginnings.  A chance to cast off the old and put...

10 Ways You Know It’s the Holidays!

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10) You stroll each of Target's home decor aisles, repeating: "Would she like that? Would she like that?? ......Would IIIII like that?????" 9) You bake cookies...

Sunday Meal Planning {Italian & Mexican Easy Weekday Meals}

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In this week's Sunday Meal Planning Series we are featuring two EASY weekday recipes (1 Italian and 1 Mexican) to help round out your week....

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...

Fun Free Backyard Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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With the weather improving, it's finally time to get outside and play! Here are some of my kids' favorite backyard activities when they were toddlers...

What Makes a Veteran {A SMB Personal Reflection}

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I served in the United States Air Force for four years. I had just graduated high school and I was young, naïve, ill-prepared for...

6 Ways to End Mommy Worry

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As a mom, you are worried sometimes that you yell at your kids and you wonder if that is all that they will remember...

Silikids: Smart Tableware for Kids {and Giveaway!}

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Have you tried Silikids Tableware for your toddlers and young kids? I had not heard of these gadgets until our last SMB Mom's Night...

8 Tips to Balance Motherhood and Friendship

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Remember those Friday and Saturday nights when you hung out with your girlfriends? After motherhood, those nights are often consumed with finishing work deadlines, making...

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...

How To Keep Your Kids Cute Forever

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I think it's safe to say that we all grew up during the days of film and disposable cameras, when a trip to the...

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...

Dear Costco Checkout Guy,

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Dear Costco Checkout Guy, Listen. I know what it's like to work a retail job. You probably had to wake up around 8am, which is early...

Awesome Local Restaurants Sporting Healthy Kid’s Menus

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If you’re like my family, you spent this past weekend tossing care to the wind and indulging in lots of not-so-healthy food options. From...

Why I Take Showers At Night

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Last night I was in the shower and started to think to myself, Why do I shower at night when I used to shower...

{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...

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...