10 East Valley Fishing Holes

  Fishing is a great way to spend a morning with the family. A few fishing poles, a can of worms, and a stocked picnic basket are all you need. I grew up in Texas where the lakes are plentiful, the catfish are big, and the boats are bigger. My daddy loved fishing. So our […]

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 […]

15 Earth Day Activities for Kids

Earth Day April 22 is Earth Day.   Begun in 1970 as a way to honor the big blue planet we call home, the focus of Earth Day is national awareness of the environment.  Ecological issues dealing with the sustainability of resources such as fossil fuels and clean water are the focus of eco-activists. School children […]

Kids That Rip – The East Valley’s Indoor Skateboard Park and School

The East Valley is home to an awesome skateboarding school,  Kids That Rip (KTR). My son has always been fascinated by skateboarding so we decided to check out KTR and were absolutely amazed by this incredible place. KTR is housed in a huge indoor building (over 40,000 sq ft!) where they’ve installed all the different types […]

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 […]

Eat.Bowl.Play at Main Event in Tempe

Get ready Arizona, the newest family fun center is opening TODAY in Tempe.  EVMG had the opportunity to play at Main Event a couple days during their big pre-opening event. (owners Janice from Celebrating Family and Wendy from Around My Family Table) Main Event is located in Tempe, right next to Ikea at Warner and I-10 […]

50% off Pogo Passes

Didn’t win our giveaway, don’t worry we have a 50% code for you to use through the end of June! Use the promo code was KIDFUN2012, for 50% off your Pogo Pass purchase.  Making each pass only $39.95.  And I just heard from Shane, one of the Pogo Pass creators that they will be adding in […]

Fun things to do in San Diego

Do you take family trips?  We try to go on a small trip once a year by ourselves.  Heading to San Diego is so much fun because it is so close and an easy drive.  We are there almost every year and always try to squeeze in a new activity! We had so much fun […]