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North Scottsdale Date Night Hot Spots

There is nothing more unsexy than a pile of laundry, dinner that has to made, a child who reluctantly has to complete his homework and a baby who cries every time you put him down. Or maybe it’s just me. In any case, when my husband and I have the chance to escape the day-to-day grind […]

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Confession of a Costco Shopper

Maybe it’s just me. Maybe it’s not. I have a love-hate relationship with Costco. The world’s choice of cheeses, deliciously prepared salads, easily ordered cakes, a month’s supply of toilet paper, healthy options for kids’ lunches, free samples, inexpensive snack bar treats and the latest household gizmos were all some reasons I enjoyed shopping there. Not […]

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The Process of Researching EVERYTHING

Some of us do this more than others and I will readily admit I am a bit fanatical, but when it comes to researching anything I will spend a significant amount of money on—I tend to follow a very specific pattern. Notice I didn’t add a numerical value there. I just used the term “significant” […]

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Kneaders Bakery and Cafe {fun giveaway!}

We are so excited that Kneaders Bakery and Café will be opening its first location in Scottsdale this Friday, May 29th on Hayden Road, just south of Frank Lloyd Wright! Kneaders Bakery & Café currently operates 33 locations in five states and they are known for their artisan breads, delicious sandwiches, homemade pastries, hearty soups and […]

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Gifts That Teachers Really Need

So it’s that time of year where we show our appreciation to teachers. Most of us will give flowers, a starbucks gift card, or other decorative item to show our appreciation for a fabulous school year.  Here is a list of gifts that teachers really need: HAZMAT Suit- Yes, our precious kindergarten staff member has survived the stomach […]

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Memorial Day 2015

Happy Memorial Day from Scottsdale Moms Blog! We hope you are able to spend a day off enjoying your family and friends. We also hope that as mothers, we all take this special opportunity to teach our children the true meaning of this holiday. May we all find the time in our busy routines to […]

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Creativity & Educational {Green Kid Crafts Giveaway}

Green Kid Crafts is a mom-owned company that is helping children to get creative and learn at the same time. The company puts together wonderful, eco-friendly kits that will keep kids busy for hours, each box is loaded with 3-4 themed activities to keep their minds and hands active.  No last minute trips to Hobby […]

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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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