Fun-Filled Arizona Summer Camps 2014

By Melissa Choate

School is almost out and for many of us mothers that means hearing the dreaded, "Mom, I'm bored." One way to beat the boredom this summer is to enroll your child in a fun-filled summer camp. There are plenty of options for all ages whether they love singing, sports, or storytime. With so many cam... Read More

Ultimate Play Date At Scottsdale Public Library

By Melissa Choate

The perfect Saturday for me can be summed up three words: free family event. If you're looking for one to put the finishing touch on a fun Spring Break, this is the event for you. The Scottsdale Public Library is hosting the Second Annual Ultimate Play Date on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 9:00 a... Read More

Arizona Spring Training Guide 2014

By April Johnston

Spring Training in Arizona attracts people from all over the country who want to watch their favorite teams in warmer weather to escape the cold.   You will see a lot of retirees and people on vacation flocking to the games.  However, this is a perfect opportunity for those of us who live in Ariz... Read More

St. Patrick's Day Parade And Faire Of Phoenix, Arizona

By Melissa Choate

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and Phoenix will be celebrating this year at the 31st Annual Parade and Faire. Mark your calendars for this fun event happening on Saturday, March 15, 2014 starting at 10:00 am. Bring a chair and come early to get a good spot. ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE ... Read More

5 Best Birthday Party Venues In Phoenix

By Melissa Choate

I'll be honest. I R.S.V.P. to almost every birthday party invitation that comes home in my kids' backpacks. Why? I like giving my kids a chance to be social with their friends outside of school. I like meeting the other mothers. Buying a present seems like a fair trade-off. While I've been to my ... Read More

9 Things To Do With Kids In Arizona

By Raejean Roberts

With temperatures in the 70’s, this is the best time to live in Arizona! Before those of you who have been dealing with freezing temperatures and copious amounts of snow think I’m bragging, just remember this is our reward for surviving our 120 degree days in July. So how do we take advantage ... Read More

Guide to Hosting Kids with Allergies and Food Intolerances

By April Johnston

More children and adults live with allergies, food intolerances, and diseases like Celiac Disease than ever before in history.  It is harder to cook a meal or serve snacks for kids and adults with regular food that most people keep in their homes.  But when you have a child or an adult that visit ... Read More

A Very Unofficial Guide To Arizona Plants

By Monica Jamer

This year marks the 11th year that I have lived in Arizona. We have spent a lot of the time here out in the desert four wheeling and hiking. I have many names and references for the different cacti and plants in the area. Some of my names for the cactus might even be semi-official, but I will leav... Read More

Pregnancy 2nd Time Around

By April Johnston

We recently found out that we are expecting our 2nd child and since it has been over 5 years since I had our first son, this has been almost like starting over from scratch.  There are a l... Read More

Celebrate Phoestivus 2013 in Downtown Phoenix

By Melissa Choate

“Festivus for the rest of us!” That was the slogan of Frank Costanza's made-up holiday on an unforgettable Seinfeld episode. George might be ashamed of his family's wacky tradition but you'll enjoy celebrating this alternative holiday in Downtown Phoenix at the fourth annual Phoestivus 2013. It ... Read More