Tag: personal

Beyond Baby Blues: When is it Something More Serious

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This is the first time I’ve admitted I had postpartum anxiety or depression. To be honest, it took having my second child to realize...

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...

20 Things I Love About Scottsdale

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When I started putting together this list of 20 things I love about Scottsdale it was to mark our two year anniversary of moving...

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...

The Day I Hit Rock Bottom at Target and the 30...

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July 4, 2016  That was the day I hit rock bottom at Target. Here's my little secret...I shop for my feelings. If I have something to...

A Home Yoga Practice: What It Looks Like in Real Life

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If you're looking to start and cultivate your own home yoga practice, but not sure how, I hope this encourages you!  As a mom to...

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...

Skincare 101: Common Myths & Questions Answered

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Ever since having my daughter, I feel completely behind when it comes to giving my hair and skin the tlc it deserves. I then...

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...

What is it about 36?

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Anyone else out there hooked on the show "This Is Us"? (As if any of us need another show to be addicted to... am...

{Breast Cancer Awareness} : Your How-To Guide To Accessories Showers

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I love October!! Fall is in the air (well..... in the Flagstaff air), crockpots come out, and football players don their pink shoes, armbands, and...

The Day I Wanted to Quit Being a Mom

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I can remember the day so vividly, it's as if it happened yesterday. My newborn was around 8 weeks old,  and sleep was elusive...

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...

My Sweet Boys, You’re Making Me A Better Woman

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Darling boys, you are still little. And though you couldn't possibly know it yet, you're making me so much better. I'm a better wife. ...because I am...

Down With “Should”

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Dear "Should", I am so over you. "Should". You are a burden. You are intrusive. You are the source of Mommy Wars and exhaustion, laughably high standards and...

The Unexpected: Mother’s Day in the CICU

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I woke up on my first Mother's Day as a mom of two in an uncomfortable hospital recliner. Stuck in the Cardiac ICU at Phoenix...

Best Holiday Gifts {for your friends}

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 The holidays are a perfect time to find that thoughtful gift for your favorite gal pals. Extravagance is optional, but most friends will appreciate a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Making the Cut: The Circumcision Decision

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I love The New York Times.  I dream of the day when my handsome husband and I can hide away at our favorite little...

{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...

Stain Fighting 101: My 7 Favorite Laundry Secrets

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Laundry Secrets When it comes to kids, the only thing as sure as meltdowns are the stains on their clothes. Be it jelly, paint or...

Read All About It! Favorite Books for Littles

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I have a ferocious reader on my hands. She is always asking to be read to, "reading"  to her stuffed animals or asking when we can...

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...

GIVEAWAY | Dependable Divas Home Organizing

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Today's the day to get organized! Erika and Kerry from Dependable Divas, featured in last Friday's post, are giving away 6 hours of their time (3...

Local Business Spotlight | Dependable Divas

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I recently had the chance to sit down with the owners and creators of Dependable Divas, Erika and Kerry. This mother and daughter team...

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...