I admit it....I love suburbia. The perfect combination of community, recreation, and retail with the convenience of being adjacent to a big city such as Phoenix. The Valley of the Sun is chock full of suburbia. But there are...
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...
Sometimes I don't even want to think about getting dressed in the summer because it is so hot outside that I just throw on whatever shorts and tank top I see first. Sometimes it's hard to put together cute...
We have compiled a comprehensive list of the Best Fireworks in Phoenix and surrounding areas for the 4th of July. There are endless options and activities for your family to enjoy!  Tuesday, July 3rd Anthem's Independence Day Celebration *FREE* The event will...
Happy May ladies! This is our month to shine! With Mother's Day just having passed, warmer weather, and visions of summer vacation dancing in our minds, it's a good month to celebrate ourselves. As moms we know that each...
Happy Independence Day, all! E and I are excited to be on summer break, as it is giving us some time to work on crafts together again. Here are some we did to celebrate the 4th of July! First, we...
I am the smelliest sweaty Betty you are likely to meet. I work out regularly and I live in Phoenix, which might as well be the same as living on the face of the sun in the summertime. Needless...
Living in Phoenix means our hot HOT summers need to be filled with busy camp days for our kids. Because we know, if we don't plan our kids summers, we then become the "camp directors." We know that finding...
Love this fun spin on the classic ice cream float recipe. This recipe has apple cider and ginger ale added to vanilla ice cream for a truly delicious treat. INGREDIENTS vanilla ice cream apple cider ginger ale DIRECTIONS Scoop three scoops of vanilla ice cream into a...
The summer is here, the temperatures have risen to scorching degrees, and moms are left to figure out what to do with their kids ALL DAY, EVERY DAY! That can be an overwhelming task to say the least. I...
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...
As much as Valley residents seem to treat the heat as no big deal or at worst a mild annoyance, it’s actually a serious health risk. If you underestimate the desert heat and don’t take precautions, you could be...
Splash into summer at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort and enjoy an array of activities, newly redesigned Agave suites, summer dining offerings and seasonal spa specials. Lather on the SPF at the River Ranch, the resort’s social hub, featuring...
It's true there's plenty of other fish in the sea, but why would you want a fish if you have a mermaid?" - Unknown Every ounce of me LOVES the water and now it's inherited by my children who are...
I don't know about you, but over here we have a serious addiction to buying swimsuits. Especially now that I have a second baby girl and I can get them matching or color coordinating swimmers. What's cuter than mini...

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Over the past few days, my husband and I have been talking about our summer plans. Summer is our favorite time of year to travel (yours too probably!) Right now, we have a couple of out-of-town trips on the...
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...
It’s Shark Week! These local businesses in the Valley are chomping at the bit to celebrate with fun shark-themed cocktails and deals on some of our favorite dishes–and we are absolutely eating it up! $2 Off Signature Bowls @ Koibito Poke–The local and award-winning spot...
As moms ourselves, we know that finding the perfect summer camps mean fun-filled, and stress-free summers!  We are eager to present our 2018 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in Phoenix, and hope it provides you some insight as you...
Need to shop for summer clothes and toys for your kids? On the cheap? Well, I have the place just for you! The MOMS Club of Phoenix-Happy Valley is holding its yearly charity consignment sale next Friday and Saturday...
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...
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...
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...
Makers Gonna Make at DIY Summer Art Camp Find out why Pinspiration was voted Best Summer Day Camp for 2016 by Arizona Foothills Magazine! At Maker Camp, boy/girl campers ages 5+ learn to build their own Pinterest-inspired homemade toys and games . They will...
With summer coming I know that we will all start to dread the high temperatures. The extremely unfortunate truth is that for some children that heat will be deadly. So when is it okay to leave your child in...

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