Tag: things to do

Creating a Post-Covid Bucket List!

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It is now January and I fear a post-holiday depression (magnified by Covid restrictions and a year of cancelations) is going to take over...

Spooky Slime – Easy Halloween DIY

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It's really quite hilarious that I'm over here, like, "I know! I'll do a Halloween craft for this month's SMB post!" Because, you guys,...

Family Friendly Events In and Around Scottsdale {October 2020}

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Welcome to October, Scottsdale Moms!  Have you had a chance to sip on your PSL yet?  Did you check out our Guide to the...

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...

The Benefits of Letting Your Kids Be Bored

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That universal whine of childhood: “I’m bored.” As parents, we’ve all heard it countless times, and have all struggled with how to respond. Handing your...

Fireworks, Food and Fun! 4th of July in Scottsdale and Surrounding...

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Let's Celebrate Independence Day! The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays! I love that it is a time to gather...

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...

Keeping Busy Inside {20 activities for kids}

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Have you suddenly found yourself with kids home from school? Still need to get some work done during the day? Solidarity, sisters.  Here are 20...

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,...

How to Save Your Child’s Artwork Without the Clutter

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My daughter has built an empire of collected art projects from school. They are wonderful in the sense that she's proud of them and...

Thank You Thursday {April Edition}

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Thank You Thursday {April Edition} Thank You Thursday is a sometimes monthly Scottsdale Moms Blog series. The team at SMB is so LUCKY to receive...

7 Splash Pad Tips

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Ahhhh, the splash pad. Like most young children, my kids love the splash pad. It is pretty much an Arizona childhood tradition to spend a hot...

Bloom Ticket Giveaway!

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Have you heard about our big Spring event called Bloom? Bloom is an event for all moms! The event is hosted at the Children's...

Noon Years Eve {Event Re-cap}

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We are so excited to share with you all the photos and details from our 2nd annual Noon Years Eve Party!  This was a fun...

Must See Holiday Traditions {ZooLights!}

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When you think of holiday traditions in the Valley of the Sun, one thing immediately comes to mind: ZooLights at the Phoenix Zoo! For nearly...

Get “Buggy” with it at the Phoenix Zoo!

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Bugs. The word itself elicits a natural, visceral and divisive reaction from most humans. But why? Maybe it’s because from a young age we’re conditioned to...

Holiday Guide {2018}

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The holidays are here and we can't wait to celebrate! Welcome to our 2018 Holiday Guide, we've got everything covered from gift guides to...

MNO at The Westin Kierland Agave Spa {re-cap}

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A few weeks ago we had our first joint Mom's Night Out with North Phoenix Moms Blog and we want to share all of...

How to Have a Charitable MNO – Volunteering with Ronald McDonald...

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It's alway nice to catch up with your mom friends over a Mom's Night Out (MNO). To change things up, I suggest grabbing your...

SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events In & Around Scottsdale {October...

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Pumpkin festivals, trick-or-treating, and outdoor concerts, oh my!  Our jam packed monthly guide for October family friendly events in and around Scottsdale is here....

Mom’s Night Out at The Westin Agave Spa

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Who needs a night out with fellow AZ moms? We are thrilled to invite you all to a fantastic Mom's Night Out Event at Agave,...

Guide to Pumpkin Patches in Arizona

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 There is not much more quintessential fall than taking your family out to enjoy a day at a pumpkin patch. And lucky for us,...

SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events In & Around Scottsdale {September...

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There's more to do in September than dust off the pumpkins & scarecrows and sip on PSLs. Our monthly guide for September family friendly...

Family Friendly things to do in and around Scottsdale {August 2018}

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Back to school and LOTS to do! Our monthly guide for August events in and around Scottsdale is here.  Looking for back to school information?...

Try It Out: Start a Cookbook Club

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My favorite items from my wedding registry were my cookbooks. Each cookbook represents something I wanted to accomplish in my marriage. Oh, did I have...

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...

Teaching Children to Give and Fighting Entitlement

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Summer is here! I'm already checking the summer camp schedules, the Vacation Bible School schedules, and activity calendars. My little ones do better if...

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...

Travel Guide: Washington DC with Little Kids

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Most family vacations we've taken thus far have been non-educational, beach-y type of trips. It's been time to relax and explore. This year, my...

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...