I have three children. I also have three baby carriers (babywearing contraptions, if you will). Like my children, each of the carriers has qualities that I love and other attributes that are, shall we say, challenging. For any of you new to babywearing or in the market for a new carrier, here is how these [...]
About Sarah PowersSarah Powers is Managing Editor for Scottsdale Moms Blog. She is also a freelance writer, sporadic blogger, and Scottsdale mom of two (#3 coming January 2013!) who has lived in the Valley since 2005. A perfect day for Sarah starts with coffee, ends with chardonnay and includes lots of baby giggles and sticky-fingered kid kisses in between. She loves high ponytails, Broadway showtunes, and using her kids as an excuse to stay in and go to bed early, which she would do anyway. Sarah likes to be snarky on Twitter and a little more serious on her own blog, Powers of Mine, where she writes about the messy, tender, fun, funny and irreverent moments of parenthood.
Halloween is behind us. November is here (and so are the red holiday Starbucks cups!). I’m feeling the urge to get organized for the holiday season! If you’re looking ahead too, here are some links from our archives to get you inspired, organized, ready AND relaxed about the whirlwind that will be the next two months. on [...]
Do you talk about politics with your girlfriends? I don’t. Maybe it’s because the chaos of actually raising our country’s future citizens – distributing snacks, regulating bedtimes and debating between the splash pad or the playground – makes it hard to finish an adult conversation. Maybe it’s because I’d rather not rock the boat of [...]
Are you interested in planting a backyard vegetable garden? We just recently started the process! Here’s how I managed to get through planting season without breaking a sweat or getting my hands dirty… 1. Get yourself a handsome husband, preferably one who loves to cook, is interested in natural foods and healthy eating, and who [...]
Happy Labor Day! Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year – even though many Scottsdale and Phoenix-area kids have been back in the classroom for almost a month. I too am thinking about a new school year today. But not this school year. This year my [...]
It’s Pregnancy Week here on Scottsdale Moms Blog! If you are just tuning in, be sure to read the rest of the week’s posts here. I am pregnant for the last time. I mean, technically we haven’t scheduled any irreversible procedures (yet), and of course it’s possible we could change our minds or get a big [...]
I am fifteen weeks pregnant with our third baby.* This means that I have survived a grand total of three first trimesters, and each has been as unpleasant as the last. Nausea comes on sudden and strong around six weeks and persists day and night without reprieve until around 11 weeks. There is also some [...]
This one goes out to all you brand-new mamas (and those expecting your first babies soon). If you’re reading this at home while your baby nurses or sleeps, welcome! We’re glad you’re reading. Two things are true when you are adjusting to life as a new mom: one, staying at home with a newborn (whether [...]
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