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Boss Baby Giveaway

n the sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar®-nominated blockbuster comedy, the Templeton brothers—Tim (James Marsden, X-Men franchise) and his Boss Baby little bro Ted (Alec Baldwin)—have become adults and drifted away from each other. Tim is now a married stay-at-home dad. Ted is a hedge fund CEO. But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach…

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No Summer Movies, No Problem

Do you wish that the summer movies were happening at the movie theaters? Yep, it would be a great, cheap outing, but the movie theaters are not doing it again this year. But, I have a great solution. And, this is partly my idea and party a mix of things I have seen that have…

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Tempe Marketplace Splashpad

tempe marketplace

There are a lot of different splashpads in shopping areas around the Phoenix valley (like Desert Ridge and Westgate) . The Splashpad at Tempe Marketplace is very similar to the one at Westgate and is on a rubber matted surface. It is also the smallest one in the the shopping areas in the valley. Tempe…

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Bubble Mania Party Truck

Bubble Mania

I was contacted by Bubble Mania Party truck to do a review for them for my blog, Surprise AZ Mom.I asked that they come to my neighbors house for a party that my children were going to so I could review their service. They agreed via email that they would be able to come to…

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Big Air Chandler

big air chandler

Big Air is the newest indoor play place in the East Valley, and it is humongous! This is their first location in Arizona but not in the United States. In addition to all of the fun things you’ll see pictures, they also do Cosmic Nights (where they lights are turned down low and lasers and…

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Arizona Science Center-Guided Tours

Arizona Science Center

If you have been missing the the Arizona Science Center, well, there is some good news-The people at the Arizona Science Center has been missing you too. And, they have come up with a way for you to enjoy it with social distancing in mind. Make sure that you reserve a time before you go…

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Imagine 3D Mini Golf Gilbert

Gilbert 3 D Mini Golf

Are you looking for a cool place to check out for you and your kids? Imagine 3D Mini Golf has two locations-One in Gilbert and one in Scottsdale. We checked out the location at 785 W Warner Rd Suite A107 in Gilbert. The Scottsdale location is at 9180 E Talking STick Way #F7 Scottsdale Both…

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Rotary Park Scottsdale

Rotary Park in Scottsdale is located at 7959 E Doubletree Ranch Rd in Scottsdale. Parking is off the street in a parking lot of of Doubletree Rd. There is some shade at the park, but none over the play areas, which is unfortunate. Luckily, there are bathrooms, and some walking trails around the outer edge…

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A Letter to My Kids (and all Kids) in June 2020

Dear kids, When I look back to a piece I wrote for 2020 (52 things to do in 2020), in December 2019, I was really hopeful for an amazing 2020. We had had our family struggles, as everyone does. I was feeling better from my health issues and things were coming back to normal. January…

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roar like a lion

Lions usually live in groups of 15 or morein groups called prides. They hunt prey, raise cubs and defend territory. The females do most of the hunting and raise the cubs. The females are usually related. The females also give birth about the same time, and the cubs may nurse from their mother and other…

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10 Ways to Keep in Touch during Social Distancing

10 ways to keep in touch

The Social Distancing during the Coronavirus is hard on everyone, but especially our teens and kids who are used to seeing other peers every day. For adult who have access to electronics like cell phones and computers, this may not be as difficult, but for kids who do not own their own gadgets, they might…

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Favorite books for readers!

Favorite Books for Readers

Time to get reading! If you have kids at home you might be wondering how to supplement your child’s education while they are not in school. Reading is always the answer. I’ll give you a simple hint. It doesn’t really matter what they read-but as long as they are reading something. However, some reading material…

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Dealing with Everyone Being at Home

dealing with everyone being home?

When my husband and I first were married, we both worked outside of the home I drove an hour (plus) each way to work. He had about a 20 minute drive. We both would get up early, go to the gym together and then head to our respective work places. Life was simple. It didn’t…

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Favorite Family Friendly Podcasts

favorite podcasts

Podcasts are your great grandparents radio shows, and they are great for listening to while you are on the go or if you are just hanging out and home and cuddling on the couch. You can still use your imagination and dream of things far away, but while resting your eyes (or voice, mom and…

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