We had a wonderful night of shopping and laughter at our last mom’s night out with Leeann and Michelle and Dearing Acting Studio.
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I look around the room with stinging eyes, the hot tears threatening to spill over at any second making the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree blur like a blizzard before my eyes. The smell of a winter candle fills my nostrils – the clove, the cinnamon, the pine. Christmas music dances through the room […]
With the holidays quickly upon us, we brace ourselves for the time honored tradition of gifting the ones we love and appreciate. For some, this means shoving all presents into gift bags. But for others, it can be a carefully planned, heartfelt process with color-coordinated and on-trend sentiment. This year, I was able to attend […]
Want to ring in the new year with your kiddos?? But not at midnight? Join us for a Noon Years Eve party with a balloon drop!
We love this time of year, there are lights, festivals to attend and lots of runs & special events. Take a look at our list for Holiday events Scottsdale!
The holidays are right around the corner, so why not shop local this year!? The Valley is filled with countless amazing local businesses and many of them are owned by moms. Whether it’s a kids yoga gift certificate, eco-friendly teething jewelry, customized apparel & home décor, natural skin care, or unique crystal jewelry, these mama-owned […]
Teaching kindness may be more important now than it has ever been. Every day we are confronted with new reasons to turn off the news: gun violence, assault, terrorism, climate change, bullying. We may be statistically safer than we’ve ever been, but it sure doesn’t feel like it. Watch the news, and the world can […]
The season of gratitude is here! It’s time to Boo your neighbor, prep for Thanksgiving, and teach your kids to be gracious when they open the extra large value pack of socks from Aunt Matilda at Christmas. Adding one more task to our already full plate seems overwhelming, but with these movies, you can sneak […]
This post is sponsored by Promenade Scottsdale, we hope you will be able to attend! Save the date to get your free photos with Santa! Mark your calendars On Saturday, November 25 and the following Saturday, December 2 the Promenade Shopping Center (located on the corner of Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd) will spread Christmas […]
Food allergies can make navigating through the holiday season very difficult. I know this first hand because my 5 year old little boy has an allergy to dairy. The smallest amount of dairy can cause anaphylaxis shock. It’s scary to say the least. Last year, I wrote a post for SMB about ways our family navigates through the holidays with a food […]
I grew up having pretty traditional family Thanksgiving. Visitors from out-of-town, a huge turkey and all the trimmings, what seemed like as many pies as people. My mom prepared for days, no, WEEKS, for this one giant meal. The menu was always the same, because everyone had their non-negotiable favorites. It was predictable, delicious, and […]
We’ve complied out list of favorite shops to find gifts for everyone on your list, from pajamas for the family to the best spices for your food.
November is upon us and the weather should be cooling down this month. There’s lots of fun to be had for families about town, so grab a scarf, a hot cup of coffee and get out there! Be sure to share what you’re up to on our SMB Community Facebook pages to meet and mingle with other families […]
I grew up in a household that decorated for each holiday we celebrated. We even had an Easter tree, leprechaun visits for St. Patrick’s Day, and smoke machines for Halloween. It was great fun, but then again I wasn’t responsible for setting it up or taking it down. Now as an adult with those kind […]
If the holidays were a boxing match, who would win? Thankfulness vs Commercialism. Oh, how the Marketing Machine of Life keeps us spinning. I ran to the box mart store the other day, with the Little’s in tow, giddy with excitement as they anticipated picking out Halloween decorations 40 days in advance. But as we […]
Father’s day is coming up and Dads love homemade and thoughtful gifts too. Here’s 5 Father’s Days crafts that are fun for children to make and Dad is sure to cherish. 1. Paper Tie: There are patterns online and even directions for origami paper ties, but I simplified it by drawing the shape of a […]