Last summer in an effort to beat the heat and save money, our family purchased a Groupon for the Arizona Science Center. The offer provided unlimited visits for a family of four from Memorial Day to Labor Day for...
This will be my 13th summer living in Phoenix and my 2nd summer in the Valley of the Sun with kids. Although it’s never easy, we always find a way to survive and make it to fall. Today I’m...
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 could not have been more...
Summer is here! What does that mean for AZ families? The days are much longer and the temperatures are rapidly rising! Kids are starting to drive their parents crazy and parents can't wait for school to start again! One way to soak in...
Summer is practically upon us here in the Valley of the Sun.  Do you know what that means?!  It means swimming, traveling, hiking, exploring, camping, you name it!  I am super excited about the adventures that await us this...
Our family went camping once or twice when I was young, but I don't remember many details about our trips. I know our tent was tan and I had a truly epic Rainbow Brite sleeping bag.  I recall sleeping...
This summer, enjoy a relaxing getaway to the historic Lodge on the Desert in Tucson, Arizona.  Summer rates start as lows as $99 per night and include a free breakfast buffet is included with each room for up to two...
Last week we had a perfect day trip!   If you are looking for a fun activity to do with the kids, I highly recommend taking a day trip to Mortimer Farms. In July, they have a recurring event called Blackberry...
Oh, hello Fall. We are all so happy to see you again! We can finally carry all the kids through the grocery store parking lot without working up a sweat. And we can send the kids in the backyard...
The Arizona Biltmore Resort is one of the oldest valley resorts. Every room, restaurant and alcove is awash with history and charm. The property recently finished a total remodel and it is absolutely gorgeous. Next month they are offering...
Whether you are hosting a group or just your family of four, here are some affordable tips to making your table pop this 4th of July! Between Target, Melrose Vintage and my pantry, I was able to make my $15...
With temperatures rising we all know that summer is upon us.  Whether you're waiting for a camp to start, need a date night, or are just looking for ideas to fill your days with kids, here are a few...
We had so much fun on Saturday at Goldfish Swim School Scottsdale. We loved seeing our community members come out for good family fun! We are planning other fun family events in the future. Be sure to follow us on...
My daughter was the luckiest 10 year old last weekend when we had AZ Sleepy Teepee for her sleepover birthday party! Is this not THE. MOST. ADORABLE sleepover setup you have ever seen? Everyone could not believe how fantastic this...
If you are new to sunny Phoenix—welcome! If you are a new mom—congratulations! Chances are that if you are reading this, you are starting your preparations for surviving the sweltering Arizona summer heat with kiddos. Hopefully you have been...

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  Our family is currently planning our VERY FIRST Disney vacation. I’m very excited, but a little overwhelmed with all the “helpful” advice that can be found after a Google search. There’s page upon page of articles and blog posts...
Summer break is right around the corner and I, for one, can't wait! Call me crazy, but I love being a summer mom. It's not that the school year is all doom and gloom to me but competing with...
I don't know about you but when I think about summer with young kiddos, I start dreading the heat! My girls love splash pads and pools as much as any Arizona native does, but since they are often peppered...
We love watching the kids grow in the yearly family photo, a new baby announcement and even a fun boudoir session. Here are our favorite local photographers to help you connect with these talented businesses. Also be sure to read...
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 pack up the fam (and...
I can remember so clearly when Nate, my 15 year old, was starting daycare. The wonderful staff at the daycare suggested that I sleep with a stuffed animal that he liked, then bring it with me to daycare each...
Nothing says summer like a popsicle, am I right? And popsicles are the perfect summer party food for kids and adults because they are inexpensive and they taste delicious! The inspiration for this party actually came from this cute pinwheel...
Hiking in Arizona offers an incredible opportunity for families to connect with nature and create lasting memories. Beyond the breathtaking landscapes and scenic trails, Arizona's diverse wildlife and flowers add an extra layer of excitement for your family to...
Mother's Day is going to be here before we know it. And if you need to pick out some special Mother's Day gifts for yourself (or drop some hints) or shop for your mother and mother-in-law, we put together...
It's summertime ... and the livin is easy ..." Just kidding. When you live in Phoenix, there's nothing easy about the summer. And with temperatures already lingering in the 100s, the easiest thing you can think of -- walking your...

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