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3 Thoughtful Gifts for a Second Baby

I have spent countless hours thinking, designing and assembling gifts while working in the baby retail business. I take a lot of pride in my gifts; I can’t just give anything. It means a lot to me to make it super personal by asking a lot of questions about needs and preferences so I can create […]

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Saving for Their Future: Education Saving Options & Benefits for Arizona Parents

Do you remember the moment you first held your newborn in your arms? You held him close, promised to protect him, and in the back of your mind wondered, “How the heck am I going to afford to send you to college?”  Okay, maybe paying for your child’s college education didn’t cross your mind right at […]

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Working Mom’s Wardrobe

When my son was born two years ago, I went back to work after a three-month maternity leave. I work at a school where the staff dress code is business casual, but I was growing tired of black and khaki pants. I also found myself not being able to tolerate heels after growing a baby for nine […]

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Pediped Shoe Giveaway!!

Do you have a new walker in your house? I do! My little guy started taking his first steps long before I thought I was going to need to consider socks and shoes. He continues to surprise me. Pediped, the fastest growing children’s footwear brand in the US, is turning 10 years old and in celebration, […]

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SMB Guide to Surviving Summer is Here!

Ok, summer’s here, kids are home, we are all stuck in the house.  We all NEED fun things to do to survive this heat! No need to worry because the SMB Guide to Surviving Summer is here, just for you! We included over 50 pages of games, crafts, local activities and outings, all mom-tested and used by […]

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Bobee Sunshine Decal Review

Full disclosure: Bobee offered me a free Sunshine Decal to review; all opinions are my own. Like most first time moms-to-be, I had our daughter’s nursery finished months before she was born. And, like everyone warns you, she did not use her nursery for the first six months of her life. After we transitioned her into […]

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Vacation Bible School 2015

It’s that time of year again. . . Just a few more weeks of school. Vacations are in the making. Kids are wondering what to do this summer. Mom is thinking about how to keep her kids entertained. Vacation Bible School might be an answer for your family. When I was growing up in the Chicago […]

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7 Things I Thought Were Easy Before I Became “MOM”

Sometimes motherhood means making sacrifices… or at least, adjustments. I believe that every stage of life carries the ability to challenge us, but I think you’ll agree that the changes introduced by joining Motherhood are unique in their scope. In light of Mother’s Day Month (because let’s call a spade “a spade”: it should at minimum last a month), […]

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Moving With Kids and Living to Tell About It

If you are anything like me, the thought of moving makes you want to break out in hives. The packing, the unpacking, the living among boxes, not remembering which box you put the toilet paper in… Switching locations, near or far, is stressful no matter how you do it. Add small kids in the mix, […]

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Princess or Superhero Party for your child’s next birthday! {Giveaway}

Quest Character Parties is happy to announce that they are now servicing the Scottsdale area. To celebrate, they are giving away one free character visit to a faithful reader of Scottsdale Moms Blog! Imagine the delight on your little princess or superhero’s face when they open the front door to find their favorite Princess or Superhero, […]

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