Angela Barako

Angela Barako has loved living in Scottsdale for the last 19 years with her husband, Tom and three daughters (plus two dogs). Angela is the co-owner of North Phoenix Moms Blog and Scottsdale Moms Blog. Plus she had been a member of the SMB team as a contributor since 2011. She reads lots of books, is a big college football fan (Go Big Red and Sun Devils!), likes cooking, is training for a half marathon, sometimes attempts to garden, and loves reality TV.

The Best Kitchen Hack

I am obsessed with a good kitchen hack. I am always looking for a better way to make my time in the kitchen easier and less stressful. Here is my newest kitchen hack that...

Family Friendly Meals to Keep on Hand

All of these meals below are easy ingredient meals that you can keep on-hand in case you just don't have time to shop and prepare a more complicated meal. Also all of these items...

2020 Favorite Things Guide

Favorite Things Guide 2020 We are celebrating this year coming to an end and 2021 can't come soon enough. We wanted to finish the year with a little positivity by publishing our Favorite Things! Some...

2020 Arizona Holiday Events {Things to do for Families}

The Starbucks holiday drinks are out, the holiday radio music is starting soon, we will all do decorating the tree and putting up our lights so soon (if we haven't already)! This year is...

Learn all About My Experience with Microblading

Two years ago I turned 40, and ever since, my eyebrows have drastically changed. They went from full and dark to unruly and really patchy. Check out my before picture below. Yikes.  See how crazy...

Bringing home your groceries without extra germs

We love supporting local moms, especially moms that are doing amazing things. Moms are resourceful and constantly driven to solve problems that arise in our everyday life.  Meet one of those inventive Scottsdale moms, Andi...
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Pumpkin Patch Guide 2020

This year is definitely going to look different than previous Fall seasons, but there is no reason we all shouldn't celebrate the cooler temperatures after making it through the hottest summer ever. Time to...
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The Vig Mom’s Night Out re-cap

Thank you to everyone who attended our Mom's Night Out last week! We celebrated our new site re-brand and we celebrated all of you for being supporters of our writing team and our events. The weather...

Braces vs Do-It-Yourself Options

More moms are asking their kid's orthodontist about Invisalign for themselves. We all want to take care of ourselves. Braces and Invisalign aren't just for kids anymore. More and more people are getting braces or...

Advice for Parents of Incoming Freshmen

By: Stasi Gibson, Freshman English Teacher at Northwest Christian School Starting high school is an exciting time for students and their parents; it can also be a time of angst and stress. I started teaching...

Mom’s Night Out Event {coming soon}

The holidays are over. We are now living in a new decade. Whatever your reason, we want to celebrate with a Mom's Night Out event. We all deserve it! --------------------------------------------------------------------- Join us for wine, delicious food,...

Join us for Noon Year’s Eve with your Whole Family!

We are hosting a Noon Year's Eve Party for the whole family to celebrate the new year! We are so lucky to have Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics and Dance Center host all of us. What...

Laundry Care Delivery Service {discount code included}

There is a new service in town that is guaranteed to save you time and make your life just a little bit easier! I don't know about you, but laundry is the WORST job in...

The Herb Box Has a New Summer Menu {sponsored post}

Have you visited the The Herb Box recently? They have some great new summer menu items that you are going to want to try. The Herb Box is one of our favorite Arizona restaurants....
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