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Mom’s Got the Kindergarten Blues: The Unexpected Emotions of a Kindergarten Parent

I never understood why parents got so emotional about their child starting school until about a week before watching my oldest walk through the door of her Kindergarten classroom. While exciting, it also made me sad and I had trouble figuring out why. I mean, this was the age that I had been dreaming of since […]

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Sharing Stories to Save Lives

A few weeks ago, SMB reposted a story about a Louisiana mother who publicly confessed she and her husband simply “forgot my kid in the car” while they went shopping at Home Depot. While most people initially react in shock and disgust with an attitude of how could they, I immediately respond with  – “It […]

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Back 2 School {Crane Humidifiers}

Back to School also means back to germs. Kids get sick and there is not much we can do to prevent it. But there are things we can do to relive their symptoms and help them heal. Crane Humidifiers are wonderful for this, they release ultrasonic cool mist into the air to increase the moisture […]

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Best of Back 2 School {Christ Church School} & A Target Gift Card Giveaway!!!

DID YOU KNOW? Christ Church School elementary students received outstanding scores on the April 2015 ITBS! For the second year in a row, Christ Church School’s elementary students excelled on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS).  CCS students performed well above grade level, and, on average, received overall scores that ranked in the top 20% nationwide. […]

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Sunday Meal Planning Series {Southwestern Chopped Salad}

  Our latest Sunday meal planning guest contribution comes from a local Scottsdale mom who has two young toddlers and looks to find healthy, but quick ways to feed her family. Here are some of the reasons why she enjoys making this Southwestern Chopped Salad: I find it is very easy to make because most of […]

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The Toddler Snack Drawer That Went Horribly Wrong

I have an independent one-year-old. She has never really let us feed her (she mastered a fork before she walked), she picks out her own shoes (yes, I know this spells trouble once she can reach her clothing drawers), and her teachers at daycare tell me she grabs her own lunch box from the fridge […]

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Best of Back 2 School {Music Together®}

Scottsdale Moms Blog has been big fans of Music Together for many years. We love them and we are excited to bring you this giveaway just in time for their fall classes! Music Together is a fantastic organization that offers musical classes for all ages. The classes are a great way to interact musically with your child, and […]

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Save Money With These Back-to-School Second-Hand Steals

As the third child and second girl in a family of four children, I was well accustomed to second-hand clothing. I never minded (or knew) the difference between a hand-me-down outfit and a brand new, off-the-rack ensemble. (Well, at least not until sixth grade and the saga of the Hypercolor t-shirts and Guess jeans!). With […]

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Best of Back 2 School {U Konserve}

For many families back to school means back to packing lunches. That can also mean a lot of waste from packaging and lots of money spent on disposable bags. This is where U Konserve can help. They are a company started by moms, that make waste-free, safe and reusable food packaging for your lunch, leftovers, […]

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Best of Back 2 School {Whole Foods Giveaway}

For the next few weeks, we are celebrating Back 2 School! We will be featuring giveaways, local businesses and fun articles to kick off the new school year. So keep checking in each day, you might be the next winner of one of our awesome giveaways or learn the next best kept secret on how […]

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