I am a mom of two fun and wild boys. I have become an expert on Paw Patrol, PJ Masks, Thomas the Train, and Lego towers. I have learned to tone down the shock and horror on my face...
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...
Recently I broke free from the Arizona heat and made the trip to to the west coast to lounge on the beach. (More like stop my daughter from eating every grain of sand on the shore.) The beach can...
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...
You are always going to run across people that tell you they will not take their kids to Disneyland until they will remember it. After all, it’s a pricey and a long trip for many families. Not me. My...
Flying with young babies and/or toddlers can present a challenge. In addition, there is always the added stress and anxiety when it comes to traveling with young ones. My first time flying with my twin boys, they were six...
Throughout the year, it’s nice to have an indoor escape that you can seek out with your kids in tow. One of my family’s favorite places for this is the Arizona Science Center. In June of 2016, we purchased...
Are you looking for a date night idea that is different than the traditional dinner and a movie? Also something you could do in a couple hours (because, hello - babysitters are expensive!) or even something you could do...
So you’ve decided to embark on an international trip with your precious toddler or young school aged children—you are in for one amazing ride. Our family just returned from a wonderful European vacation and while it wasn’t all smooth...
I had never been camping until a few years ago when my husband and I thought it would be a fun tradition for our family to start. Our first trip was not long after our oldest daughter turned two....
Since my son was born, I have been looking forward to taking him to Disneyland (not an exaggeration). I have such fond memories going there as a child that I couldn’t wait to share these memories with my son....
Arizona can be one hot tourist destination (see what I did there). Phoenix locals know, however, that it’s easy to beat the heat and travel as short as an hour to have the opportunity to enjoy a different climate....
Being a mom is exhausting. Sometimes we need a break; a break from the kids, the pets, the housework, the real work, and occasionally, the husband.  Not because we don't love them, but because we miss ourselves.  Our pre-baby, pre-married...
What if you had the chance to book a trip that would be incredibly memorable for everyone in your family but it meant you and your husband were boarding one plane and your two year old would be jet-setting...
Recently, five of my mommy tribe friends and I got away for an amazing, and much needed girl’s weekend. The entire time I kept pinching myself because I could not believe that FIVE moms (all with children between the...
You would have thought I was going to a funeral by the way I was crying. But no funeral, no one died, just a vacation with my husband and no kids. I was a sobbing wreck saying goodbye to...
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...
Summer is upon us, which means two things: school is out and the temperatures are HOT! Families are in the midst of summer activities and are desperately trying to figure out how to keep their children from bouncing off...
We recently took a family vacation in and around Arizona and it was amazing! Be sure to read my recent post on how to travel with kids here, because this is the perfect vacation to bring your kids on....
I am that typical, wanderlust filled chick. I am the woman that would get a tattoo of the world, or the mountains, or ocean, or all three! I love traveling. My husband and I have both traveled far and...
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...
Make this a summer to remember with a getaway to Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, with weekday rates beginning at $189 per night, June 1 – Aug. 31, 2017. Experience sunrise hikes to adjacent Pinnacle Peak Park, dining al fresco...
Sometimes people think all the desert offers are cacti and sunsets, and while we have plenty of both, we also have gorgeous fall weather and plenty of places to go for weekend road trips!  Here are a few of my favorite weekend...
The Dodge Caravan is as Mom-Friendly As it Gets When it comes to motherhood, not all car manufacturers realize what it takes to make mom’s life easier. From dawn until dusk, and sometimes later, you are on the move: dropping...
Fall has finally arrived and that means it's time to head out to some of the best pumpkin patches in Arizona! You no longer need an excuse to order your pumpkin spiced lattes, buy all the pumpkin foods at...

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We love a good family photo, new baby announcement and even a fun boudoir image. Here are our favorite local photographers to help you...
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