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The Story Pirates “Digging Up Danger”

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Do you listen to Podcasts in your car with your kids? If you do, the Story Pirates are probably one of your kids’ favorite podcasts. The premise of the podcast is pretty simple-stories written by kids and then told (and sometimes sung) by the Story Pirates cast. The stories are full of kids wonder and…

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Summer Travel-National Parks to Beat the Phoenix Heat

Summertime is coming, and you may be hoping to beat the Phoenix heat by traveling. We love to find different places to go with our children, and it can be tricky to find a great destination plus find lodging as well. National Parks are a great way of exploring the outdoors with your family. There…

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How to Have a Successful Easter Egg Hunt

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This piece contains a lot of sarcasm. Hold on folks! And, Check out our list of 2019 Easter Egg Hunts! As a mom of three, I have been to my share of Easter Egg Hunts over the years. I have also been to Easter Egg hunts as a kid, and let me tell you-there is…

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Circus Spectaculum

A New Circus is Coming to Town in March! From March 22nd – March 23rd, local family circus troupe, Circus Americana, will host “Circus Spectaculum” for a limited engagement of just three performances. Featuring an all-human cast of extraordinary talents, this spectacular show will invite you to travel to a turn-of-the-century world of stunning acrobatic…

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Christmas Events 2018

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Looking for pictures with Santa? Check out our dedicated post just for Santa Pictures! All Season-Long Events VERTUCCIO’S CHRISTMAS FARM – LIGHTS CELEBRATION November 23, 2018 – January 11, 2019 Location: Vertuccio Farms Address: 4011 S Power Rd Mesa, AZ 85212 Times: Starting: 09:00 AM Admission: $15-20 Phone:(480) 882-1482 Recurring daily Prices: Sun-Thurs $15, Fri-Sat $18; Ice Skating $13/Fast…

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Storytimes during the summer!

Summer Storytimes

Story times are a great way to get out of the house with young kids during the summer! There are story times at so many locations, but here are a few that you can keep in mind to keep boredom at bay! Avondale Civic Center Library Mondays-10:15 Babies and books Mondays 11:15 (18-36m) 11:15 Toddler…

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Dino Explorer at Legoland Discovery Center

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We were happy to be invited to Legoland Discovery Center in Tempe to check out their new “Dino Explorer” exhibit. If you have not read our post about Legoland Discovery Center, I highly recommend it! There is so much to do for kids 10 and under, and parents will enjoy it too! The new Dino…

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Tolleson Paseo De Luces Splash Pad

We hit the last splashpad on the West Valley to go and review… And it was closed due to vandalism. Tears! I was so sad. But, the Splashpad did look awesome-since we were there-we took some photos! Paseo De Luces is Located on Van Buren Street between 92nd and 93rd. If you Google “Paseo De…

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If you are looking for a class that has a good mix of physical activity, educational learning and socialization while in the outdoors, Tinkergarten has that all! Marissa Holm was our Tinkergarten leader, and she is just excellent with children and adults. She has a warm spirit and is encouraging and understanding to kids of…

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Sweet Roses Bakery

This company is now closed.   We were happy to be taste testers at Mary’s in home bakery about a week ago! Thanks to Mary, of Sweet Roses Bakery, for letting us have a taste test (actually my second tasting) of her delicious baked goods! Mary loves making lovely, personalized cakes for any occasion. She…

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Techno Gears Marble Mania-Zoomerang

We were lucky enough to try out a new Marble run for this post! I have to admit, I am not always the best builder in the house. My 7 year old can outbuild me any day. When I saw that we received this in the mail, I was super excited to get started with…

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Why I am loving Fry’s Click List

This post is 100% my opinion, and I’m getting paid absolutely nothing to write it! No benefits, nada. I am just really loving Click List. A few years ago, when I was pregnant with Dimples, I tried Peapod delivery in Connecticut. I didn’t want to waddle into a grocery store with two kiddos under 3…

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Sports Sweatshirts, confusing situations and saving money

I totally hope you read that headline and went—huh? Because that is sometimes how I feel about parenting in general! So, a few months ago I went to my buddy Bethany’s Sweet Pea Kid’s Consignment Sale  and scooped up some big savings! Sweet Pea is an amazing, local pop up consignment sale-and it takes place during…

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Where’s my support group for laundry?

I’ll tell you a dirty secret. Well, on some days its dirty until it goes in the wash.. I HATE LAUNDRY! Look at that pile. Five people make a lot of laundry. So, I’ve come up with a few solutions to this. Do the laundry all week long between 7am-12noon (why, well you need to…

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