Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park – A Family Adventure

As an Arizona native I have a love for the desert that just comes naturally. But there is something inside of me that loves greenery, water, colorful flowers, and shade. I cannot always hop in the car and drive up north so  I am comforted by the fact that just 30 minutes east of Apache […]

5 Family-Friendly Places To Experience the Old West

Arizona is well known for its western heritage but it can be easy to get lost in suburbia and urban life as we go about our day-to-day routines. Sometimes it can be rewarding to put on your boots, let your hair down, and kick back. But don’t take my word for it. Check out these […]

11 Amazing Kid Party Drinks

I love hosting parties!  I love creating tasty foods, planning games, making the party favors, but what I love most is an awesome party drink!  I remember growing up with the most delicious punches…my mom always had the best recipes. If you are looking for a great party drink or punch for your next kids’ […]

Road Trip Destination: Tonto National Monument

I love Roosevelt Lake and the area surrounding it, Tonto National Forest, which is full of fun things for families to do.  When I was kid we used to visit Roosevelt Lake quite often since my grandparents had a weekend trailer there. Other than swimming, boating , and fishing at the lake we used to […]

Five Awesome Hiking Trails in the East Valley

Arizona is well known for its opportunities for outdoor living. While it is true that the summer months bring intense heat, most of the year the weather is perfect for hiking. We are avid hikers in my family and have been taking the kiddos out hiking since they were infants. There are many great hiking trails in the East Valley that you can enjoy […]