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Trunk or Treats

Please make sure to check on links provided for any updates to the events! Anthem Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce N Venture Drive and W Anthem Way October 29th at 5pm-8pm trunk or treat, car show, face painting, games, food for purchase and more Apache Junction Trunk or Treat-300 W Apache Trail October 29th 4pm…

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Disney on Ice Giveaway 2021

Phoenix, AZ  (August 17, 2021) — The celebration of the century comes alive in Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate.  This monumental ice-skating spectacular visits Phoenix this Fall playing the newly renamed Footprint Center from September 30 – October 3.   Disney On Ice Preferred Customers can purchase advance tickets starting today to get the best seats available…

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Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals 2021

It is almost Fall (well, we can hope for fall, right?)! So that means festivals, pumpkin patches and more! Here are some great places to check out and we will be adding to this list as well! If you would like to add another festival to this list, let us know. Times are always changing,…

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Back to School Giveaways

We are looking for some back to school giveaways. Do you know of any? Let us know! All over Phoenix For families in need, contact your child’s school, local Corps location or Family services at 602-267-4122 Chandler Valleywise Health-811 S Hamilton St Chandler Must register. While Surprise Last The Family Learning Centers at Valleywise Health…

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Flying 2021

Our family flew from Phoenix to Boston and then back May/June and it was different than many of our other flights we have taken in the past. Flying in 2021 is very different than pre 2020! Security Our kids are very seasoned travelers. If you haven’t flown with kids before, you may want to check…

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Meal Planning

If you are like most families, the last year has been spent at home and making a lot of meals! You might be wondering if you have to keep feeding everyone every day. The answer is yes. Meal planning is sometimes a tough task, but it really does help to make grocery shopping easier. It…

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Valentine’s Day for Kids


Oh, and if you are wondering why we put the apostrophe where we do-Here you go! Valentine’s Worksheets Valentine’s Day Craft-2nd-5th grade Valentine’s Day STem-K-5th Reading Mystery Once upon a crime Poisoned Valentine-2nd-4th Grade February Math Crafts-1st-4th Grade Valentine’s Day Activities-Bag Craft-K-2nd Unlock the Love-Valentine’s Day-Math Games-K-6th Valentine’s Day Craft-Bee Mine-Prek-1st 2nd Grade Valentine’s Day…

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Homeschooling Activities

Martin Luther King Jr was an inspiration leader, speaker and Reverend. I have to sheepishly admit that in elementary through high school, I knew a little about his life, but in college I had a full semester of Peace Studies where I was able to learn so much about his activism and his nonviolent ways…

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Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Ideas 2020

Well, what can we say about 2020? I’m sure you have a lot of words. Maybe they are not very family friendly, so we will just leave them right here. But, you may be looking for a family friendly way to celebrate “Out with with old and in with the New Year”. Ahhh, hopefully a…

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Top Stroller Friendly Trails in Phoenix

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Coming from a mom who had three kids three and under, finding time to exercise can be hard. I loved to get my double bob stroller out with my kids and go for a walk, but going around my neighborhood could seem drab, especially when there are so many different scenic places to go in…

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52 Things to do in 2020

It’s a whole new year! Are you ready? But, is it a beginning of a decade? Well, it is the beginning of the roaring 20s! 🙂 We are putting together 52 places (one a week) for you to check out with your family this year! Start your year off with exercise at Great Skate in…

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New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Fun for Families

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Check out our post for 2020 For many families, the idea of staying up late for New Year’s Eve might not be a great idea! Luckily there are plenty of activities to celebrate ringing in the new year (and decade) at a family friendly time! Happy Noon Year Celebration-Children’s Museum of Phoenix 215 N 7th…

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Grand Canyon South Rim

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The Grand Canyon-South Rim We had wanted to go to the Grand Canyon since we had come to Arizona, but the thought of a HUGE hole with three little kids sort of made us nervous. Actually, it made us incredibly nervous. After many people had told us their stories of going to the “BIG HOLE”…

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Amazing Parks West Valley

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I often have people ask me “Where is a good park for…?” I have to say, in the Phoenix area we are SO lucky to have so many amazing parks in each of our cities! And, there are parks in our neighborhoods as well, which makes this area so fun for kids. I picked Four…

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Fall Festivals and Halloween Events 2018

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Check out our 2020 post here The Fall in Arizona brings cooler weather, thank goodness!  We have your Fall Festivals and Halloween Events valley wide and beyond. October Events All October Long Spooktacular Golf at Golfland Sunsplash-155 W Hampton Ave, Mesa Friday and Saturday nights starting September 30th, Fall break and Sunday Oct. 30th and…

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