Tag: summer in az

Top Ten Arizona Day Trips

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You've probably heard of a "staycation" - a vacation within driving distance of your home that doesn't require a hotel stay. Whether you're short...

Melting Crayons with the SUN {DIY Summer Fun}

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Feeling Crafty this summer?!  I have been saving small pieces of crayons for awhile with the intention of melting them into new crayons. We finally...

Watermelon Slushie {A Win for Every Member of the Family}

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One of my kids favorite summer treats is a watermelon slushie. It is so easy to make and super healthy.  Here are the steps so...

Save Big on Energy Bills!

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Summer is here and we all know that means larger energy bills. I am always looking for ways to save big on energy bills...

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...

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...

3 Ways to Avoid Using your Oven in the Summer

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It's juuuuusssst about summer time here in AZ. This means hibernating inside watching movies and coloring a million pictures. It means venturing outside into...

How to Avoid Summer Brain Drain

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Parents of teens: Raise your hands if you can’t wait for the seemingly endless days of kids sleeping until noon, daily requests for money,...

Create a Summer Bucket List {FREE Printable}

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No matter where you live, the summer days can start to drag after the first week or two. An easy solution is to create...

When Mom Reality Doesn’t Measure Up To Mom Fantasy.

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Mom Fantasy Best. Summer. Ever. We we're going to have three months of Insta-worthy fun. Swimming pool at all hours of the day, glow stick...

Water Safety During Questionable Weather

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As we go through monsoon season in the Valley, it is vital to remember the importance of Water Safety when in and around your...

Mini Social Play Date {Re-cap}

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Looking for a place to take your kids this summer? Somewhere that keeps them busy, but also keeps them cool? Somewhere that has COFFEE...

Beat the Heat with a Yoga Practice at Home

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Have you heard that it's 110 degrees here in Phoenix? That's too hot to even go swimming. What can you do inside with kiddos...

SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events for June 2018

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Summer in Scottsdale is here, ready or not! While it seems like everything has shut down, there is still a lot to do and...

Summer Play Date Re-Cap with Music Together in Phoenix

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Our main goal here at Scottsdale Moms Blog has always been to connect moms with each other in the community, one of the ways...

SMB Guide to Surviving Summer {2018}

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We are so excited you found the SMB Guide to Surviving Summer in Scottsdale. This is our 6th year of bringing you tips, tricks...

Summer Reading Programs

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Summer is HERE, kids are out for the summer and regular visits to the pool are in full swing. As much as we enjoy...

2019 Staycation Deals

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The Westin Kierland- Lazy river, water slide, pool side drinks and food! Round out the fun with Lazy River floating, rides down the 110-foot water slide,...

Spring & Summer Play Date Series

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Spring and Summer play dates are here! As always, we want to bring local moms together for in person meet ups and ways to connect...

You know You’re a Scottsdale Mom if….

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We love living in Scottsdale.  There are the obvious reasons....the weather, so much to do, beautiful scenery. But the people are what make Scottsdale the...

Ride the Scottsdale Trolley for Adventure and Fun

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Is your toddler or preschooler wild about Daniel Tiger? Why, of course they are! Silly me. Which is why riding the Scottsdale Trolley makes for such a...

Sunscreen Sanity Savers

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Sunscreen. The most used AZ summer product and for me the most frustrating one. The bottles end up super greasy and leak all over...

Cheers! Summer Sangria Recipe

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Whether you're celebrating an occasion or just enjoying some time at the pool, sangria is a perfect summer addition. Here's a sweet recipe to...

How I Prep My Preschooler to Stay at the Grandparents

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Summer time is here and many of us are wondering what to do with our kids so that they aren't totally bored before the...

Spend your Summer Days at Wet’n’Wild

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One of our favorite ways to spend time during these hot summer days is at Wet'n'Wild water park, right here in the Phoenix Valley....

SMB Guide to Surviving Summer {recipes, crafts, things to do and...

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Summer is in full swing, the temps are heating up (115 last weekend, yikes) and the kids are already sooo bored. Ugh.  We are here...

Now That’s My Kind of Drive-Thru: Healthier and Elevated Drive-Thru Restaurants

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  For the days when you forgot to  pack a snack and your kids aren't letting you forget it or you're on mom-Uber duty running back and...

How to See Northern Arizona in One Day

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Having visitors out here in Arizona is always a blessing! It gives us time to reconnect with distant family and lets our kids see...

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...

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...