The Wild Life Movie Review

The Wild Life is a new re-telling of the classic Robinson Crusoe tale ideal for younger audiences. We were invited to a screening of The Wild Life that opens today. ‘From the over-exuberant parrot Mak to the snack-obsessed tapir Rosie, from the persnickety echidna Epi to the acrobatic pangolin Pango, from the ditzy goat Scrubby to […]

AZ Science Center

Come create and explore at the AZ Science Center with DINOSAURS IN MOTION and CREATE™ The last time I took my kids to the AZ Science Center they were just getting ready to open the DINOSAURS IN MOTION exhibit. My son’s friend had invited him to go and we had a blast, but it was so […]

Star Wars Inspired Bento Box

Make this Star Wars inspired bento box you will. Yes, hmmm. Do you have Star Wars fans in your house? We definitely are excited for The Force Awakens (read our review here before you take the kiddos)! This is a lunch I made for my kids to get them ready for the movie. I find they are […]

Lucy Bento Lunch Box

I love sharing things with my kids that I enjoyed when I was little, so I of course I was excited to hear about the Peanuts Movie. I get so nostalgic about the characters and memories of watching the specials. My kids don’t get it when I try to explain you had to wait all […]

Arizona Water Parks

  Summer comes early in Arizona so like most of your fellow desert dwellers you are probably ready to get wet and stay cool.  Here is the 411 on some of the valley’s best places to make a splash and cool off. There are three major water parks in the Phoenix area: Wet n’ Wild, Big Surf, and […]

Valentine’s Day Cookies

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to treat the ones you love to something special. I always seem to think it’s a good idea to show love through food (food is the way to the heart, right?) I have a roundup of 14 yummy Valentine’s Day cookies that are sure to prove your love. These […]

Easy Microwave Fudge

The holiday season is pretty much non-stop craziness for our family, and I know I’m not alone on this! I have many things on my “to do” list and not enough time. I try to make time for cookie and treat baking, but I am always grateful for easy recipes. This recipe for easy microwave fudge […]

Cranberry Sauce with Orange and Pineapple

My mom is definitely in charge when it comes to holiday cooking, and rightfully so. The turkey is moist, her pumpkin pie is made from scratch, and the gravy is never lumpy. I do try and help as best I can, and one thing I am always in charge of is the cranberry sauce. Now […]

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival Review

Looking for family friendly fun this weekend? Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival is here at US Airways Center, September 27 & 28, 2014. My kids were so excited to go. My youngest is having his birthday soon and is totally smitten with Mickey and Minnie. It couldn’t be more perfect!  Not only do Mickey and the gang […]

The Cookie Doughjo

One of our “summer bucket list” activities is making cookies, but I was seriously dragging my feet on this one. Why, you ask? Because as much as I love baking, I absolutely cannot bring myself to turn on my oven when it’s so dang hot outside! My kids and I were so excited when we […]