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Washington Park Phoenix

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This wonderful park in the Alhambra section of Phoenix right off of i17 is huge! When one of my friends posted a picture of her kids at the park, I went the very next day to take some pictures of it, even though my kids weren’t with me. I knew that my kids might be…

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North Mountain Park

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North Mountain Park in Phoenix is another beautiful location in Phoenix for hiking. While this area doesn’t have a ton of trails, it does offer a playscape, a small walking trail within the park and a long winding roadwithin the park that has a large shoulder for walking on. If you want a challenge, the…

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Dreamy Draw Park Phoenix

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If you are looking for a place to walk, ride a bike, use a stroller, walk with your kids and see some excellent outdoor scenery, Dreamy Draw in Phoenix may be your next destination! Dreamy Draw is located on the north side of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve and the Piestewa Peak Park. History I went…

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New River Trail at Rio Vista

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I have wanted to check out this trail ever since seeing the bridge at Rio Vista Park years ago. But, I wanted to check it out without my kids, since I really wasn’t sure what it entailed! Was it really paved? For the longest time, my kids were in strollers too! So, to get the…

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Gilbert Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch

I have seen a lot about the Riparian Preserve for a couple of years and have wanted to go. But, because my kids were young, I didn’t want to head to an area with water on my own. But first of all-what does riparian mean? It means “on the banks of a river”. Which, is…

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Sunnyslope Park Peoria

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This is a park I have passed multiple times on our way to Rush and I knew that it was one that we had to check out. The colors of the park looked fun and inviting, so on a cold, dreary day we went to a park with tons of color! Perfecto! Sunnyslope Park has…

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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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Nutcracker-Symphony Hall, Phoenix

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There are many places to see the Nutcracker during the holiday season in Phoenix. We were lovingly taken to Ballet Arizona’s Nutcracker by our family this holiday season. Our daughter, Giggles, has been dancing for a few years and is obsessed with everything dance. Symphony Hall is tucked into the Convention Center area in Phoenix.…

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Skate Westgate

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My husband and I love to ice skate, and I will admit-he is a much better skater than I. I never officially learned to ice skate-I just learned to rollerblade and then went to ice skating. We had taken Munchie to ice skating lessons when he was three. And, when we moved here and had…

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World of Illumination Vs Zoomtown Lights at ISM Raceway

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I have had a lot of questions about this lately-Which light show should I go to, Vicki? Just like my “Which Zoo should I go to post? (Wildlife World Zoo vs Phoenix Zoo), I decided that I should give you guys a comparison post so that you could make the decision for yourself! This year,…

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Festival Fields Park Avondale

Festival Fields opened after a facelift and many new upgrades, including a splashpad, skate park, basketball courts, playgrounds, urban fishing lake, dog park, baseball fields, little league field, pickle ball courts and basketball courts. Festival Fields Park will be a great highlight for the Avondale community! You can see our Splashpad review here Located at…

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Festival Fields Splashpad Avondale

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Festival Fields is located near the intersection of Lower Buckeye Road and Litchfield Road in Avondale. It is actually very close to the Goodyear Airport and an Amazon station of some sort (there are a lot of Amazon vans!). The Festival Fields Park has a ton of great features and I’m super excited to showcase…

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Santa at Arrowhead Towne Center


We visited Arrowhead Towne Center to see Santa! Santa is located in the downstairs JCPenney Court at Arrowhead. You can see the times he is available on our “Where can I get Pictures taken with Santa” Post, or down below under “The Basics”. First, the kids checked out a place to write their Christmas letters…

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Bondurant High Performance Driving School

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When I received an invitation to Bondurant High Performance Driving School, I honestly had to look it up and find out what it was all about. Once I found out that regular people had the ability to drive high performance cars on a track, I got a giddy (partially crazy) look on my face and…

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Main Event Birthday Parties

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Do you have a tween that is looking for a birthday party location? Look no further than Main Event! We hosted Munchie’s 10th birthday at Main Event in Avondale and it was fantastic. This party was perfect for kids who are always on the go. We selected the Ultimate Birthday party, which gave us 3…

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