Arizona Out & About

Arizona Butterfly Wonderland

By Raejean Roberts

My last article featured some of my favorite Arizona attractions. I found another one – the Butterfly Wonderland! The best part of chaperoning school field trips is finding cool new places. Almost a year ago, Scottsdale became home to this new attraction. We started our tour with a 3-D IMAX exp... Read More

A Taste of Greece Festival – Chandler, Arizona

By Monica Jamer

This weekend the Taste of Greece Festival is going to be back in Chandler, Arizona. We were able to go to the Greek Festival last fall and it was great. I was happy to experience the food and culture. I haven't had much experience with Greek food or culture outside of this festival. In fact, ... Read More

Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival 2014

By Melissa Choate

Cinco de Mayo celebrations began as a way to commemorate Mexico's victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. As its popularity grew in the United States, the holiday evolved to include a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. The Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival is one of... Read More

Toddler Outings In Arizona

By Monica Jamer

I love to take my toddler out and about. At two and a half he loves to explore and we both love to spend time out of the house. I take pictures to show him later, but I am truly amazed at how much he remembers and soaks in. We went to the Greek Festival last fall and they shuttled us from the parkin... Read More

Schnepf Farms Peach Festival

By Monica Jamer

Schnepf Farms is one of our favorite local places to visit. They are a family farm that has tons of history and even more going on still. They are open from the beginning of October for the Pumpkin and Chili Festival until May or June, after the Peach Festival is over and it gets too hot. Schnepf ... Read More

Ultimate Play Date At Scottsdale Public Library

By Melissa Choate

The perfect Saturday for me can be summed up three words: free family event. If you're looking for one to put the finishing touch on a fun Spring Break, this is the event for you. The Scottsdale Public Library is hosting the Second Annual Ultimate Play Date on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 9:00 a... Read More

Arizona Spring Training Guide 2014

By April Johnston

Spring Training in Arizona attracts people from all over the country who want to watch their favorite teams in warmer weather to escape the cold.   You will see a lot of retirees and people on vacation flocking to the games.  However, this is a perfect opportunity for those of us who live in Ariz... Read More

St. Patrick’s Day Parade And Faire Of Phoenix, Arizona

By Melissa Choate

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and Phoenix will be celebrating this year at the 31st Annual Parade and Faire. Mark your calendars for this fun event happening on Saturday, March 15, 2014 starting at 10:00 am. Bring a chair and come early to get a good spot. ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE ... Read More

5 Best Birthday Party Venues In Phoenix

By Melissa Choate

I'll be honest. I R.S.V.P. to almost every birthday party invitation that comes home in my kids' backpacks. Why? I like giving my kids a chance to be social with their friends outside of school. I like meeting the other mothers. Buying a present seems like a fair trade-off. While I've been to my ... Read More

9 Things To Do With Kids In Arizona

By Raejean Roberts

With temperatures in the 70’s, this is the best time to live in Arizona! Before those of you who have been dealing with freezing temperatures and copious amounts of snow think I’m bragging, just remember this is our reward for surviving our 120 degree days in July. So how do we take advantage ... Read More