Best Irish Pubs in the East Valley

You don’t have to be Irish, like I am, to enjoy a good beer and traditional Irish pub fare.  These are some of my favorite and the best Irish Pubs in the East Valley. So whether you are looking for a place go out for ladies night or want a fun place to party on […]

Westin Kierland Resort and Spa (Part 2)

I was able to experience the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa too with my family!   I don’t know where to begin…this resort is so beautiful!  It is located in North Scottsdale, so it’s only a short drive from anywhere in the Valley. This was my family’s second time staying here because we love it.  If you’ve […]

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort

Last week I had the absolute pleasure of staying at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.  I cannot  say enough good things about this resort! Saying they spoil you would be a huge understatement.  From the minute we arrived we felt like we were the only ones there.  The staff opened the car door […]

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak

Welcome to Day 2 of the East Valley Mom Guide Staycation series! My family had the pleasure of staying at the Point Hilton Squaw Peak in Phoenix. I have a six year old and a four year old. From the moment we got there, until the second we left they just wanted to swim! I […]

Westin Kierland Resort and Spa (Part I)

Arizona is home to many beautiful resorts and Arizonans are blessed to have seemingly endless possibilities when choosing a stay-cation destination. This week East Valley Mom Guide is introducing you to a few of these resorts and we hope your family finds its stay-cation destination. My family and I recently stayed at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, a AAA Four Diamond Resort in Scottsdale. It […]

3rd Annual Barbecue Festival

The 3rd Annual Arizona Barbecue Festival is coming on May 18-19, 2012. Some of the best barbecuers in the state will be going head to head and you can taste the fruits of their labor. The main competition will take place on May 18th with a more picnic style event occurring on Sunday. $2 samples […]

Dining with Shamu

One of our favorite things to do in San Diego is to spend a day or two at SeaWorld.  Really, what’s a trip to San Diego if  we don’t make it to visit the whales! There is so much to do at SeaWorld that we can never do it all, but some of my favorite […]