Tag: parenthood

Using Your Child’s Love Language to Create A Stronger Bond

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One of the constant questions many of us ask ourselves as parents is, “Am I doing enough to make sure my child is happy?”...

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...

Trusting Connections Debuts Matchmaker Monday Promotion

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If you are a parent already dreaming about a reset in 2021, you are not alone.  For many modern families an organized home life...

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...

Trusting Connections Nanny Agency Now Hiring Teachers and Childcare Professionals

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As the threat of COVID-19 grows, social distancing is the new norm, schools around the country have shuttered their doors and almost all parents...

What Not To Say To the Mystery-Sex Preggo Mama

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My sweet husband and I just welcomed our third bundle of joy, giving us three under five -- two in diapers.  What were we thinking?? Also, who...

Prepare Furry Family Members In Case Of Emergency

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Many of us here at Scottsdale Moms Blog are not only moms to human children, but to some pretty cute fur babies, as well. ...

My Kids Aren’t Doing Anything and IT’S OK.

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That's right. My kids aren't doing anything. Before the school year ended, I talked to a mom who was on her way to pick her...

5 Secrets to Developing a Toy Rotation

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Honestly, I have to admit that I am pretty lazy mom. I hate cleaning and we’re usually in our pajamas until we absolutely have...

5 Critical Things to Say to Your Child and 5 to...

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As mothers, our words have limitless power. They can build up our littles, teach them to love themselves and others, or tear them down, and...

Will your child be new in school? Here’s how to help.

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It's never easy to be the new kid. Unfamiliar faces, an unexplored campus, and seemingly strange dynamics all await your child on day one,...

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...

Parenting Isn’t Always Convenient, but It’s Always Worth It

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Recently I’ve been repeatedly confronted with the idea that parenting isn’t always convenient, but it’s always worth it. I haven’t thought too much about...

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...

This Saved My Sanity: Blackout Drapes

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New moms get so many product “suggestions” thrown their way. “This is the best carseat!” “Use this and your child will sleep!” “These onesies are double...

Five Ways To Entertain Toddlers in the Air Conditioning

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Summer brings a smile to a Mom’s face in most states, but here it’s the dreaded months where we have to find alternatives to...

Five Ways to Make Your Photos into Cherished Keepsakes

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Motherhood brings pictures. Hundreds (maybe thousands) of pictures a year. We try to capture every precious moment and although we use many to share with...

Turkey Burn! Thanksgiving Day Workout Ideas

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I love a good workout on Thanksgiving morning. I fully admit, it makes me feel less guilty when the pies come out of the kitchen,...

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...

Allergy Life – Navigating Through the Holidays

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I have a love/hate relationship with the last three months of the year.  I love it because the weather tends to be pretty much perfect, the...

Connecting in our Vulnerability

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I think one of the most meaningful gifts you can give someone is a potted plant. But I've learned that potted plants are more...

Madeline’s Toy Box: A story of a Hemangioma & Phoenix Children’s...

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Click here to donate A toy box: Just a simple way to ease the fears of children going in for treatment at Phoenix Children’s...

Ten Toys Under $10 for Toddlers

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Moms are event planners (be sure to add that to your resume!),days are spent entertaining the most demanding of clients, with a five second...

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...

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....

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...

Hello my name is: The mom whose child hits others

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I see you across the playground. You look over and smile. Our kids are similar ages, and shoot, we might just have a chance...