Mermaid Lessons at the Phoenician

Has your daughter {or you} ever dreamed of swimming like a mermaid? There is an amazing class that you can sign up for as a guest of the Phoenician. We had the pleasure of letting our girls take the class one afternoon last month and the girls are STILL talking about it. The Phoenician is […]

11 Great Staycation Spots in the Valley

Sometimes we all need to recharge a little and take a vacation, but don’t necessarily have the time or funds for all that a vacation entails. We live in one of the most gorgeous places in America, so why not take advantage of the fabulous resorts here in the Phoenix metro area? We’ve compiled a […]

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 […]

La Jolla Shores Hotel

For the second half of our trip we traveled up the coast about 30 minutes from Coronado to La Jolla.  La Jolla Shores Hotel graciously offered to host our stay and let us sample their wonderful food at The Shores Restaurant. We’ve only been to La Jolla once for lunch and the aquarium, so we were […]

Hotel del Coronado

My family and I recently took a week long vacation to San Diego, Ca.   San Diego is a popular destination for us here in the Valley since it’s only a 6 hour drive from Phoenix.  Since we go so often, I wanted to try some new things and stay at some different hotels.  I […]