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Plan a Phoenix Staycation For Under $40 a Person

By Michelle Gardner

It is summer and I am totally in the mood for a vacation! Aren't you? Unfortunately, a family vacation out of state is not in our near future, but a fantastic and affordable STAY-cation is thanks to our new adventures with Pogo Pass. We can have a blast without leaving the state for under $40 a pers... Read More

10 Things to Do in Phoenix Before School is Out

By Melissa Choate

The last day of the 2013-14 school year for my children is May 22nd. When the school bell rings that afternoon it will be an end to classes and the beginning of a long, hot summer vacation in Phoenix. A little preparation can make an average summer awesome. Here is a list of 10 things to do in Phoen... Read More

Cinco de Mayo Crafts and Recipes

By Melissa Choate

It's no surprise that Cinco de Mayo is a highly anticipated event in Arizona, the home of a growing Latino and Hispanic community. Use these crafts and recipes to help celebrate Mexican culture on Cinco de Mayo. Don't forget to mark your calendars for the Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival on May 3 &... 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

Fun-Filled Arizona Summer Camps 2014

By Melissa Choate

School is almost out and for many of us mothers that means hearing the dreaded, "Mom, I'm bored." One way to beat the boredom this summer is to enroll your child in a fun-filled summer camp. There are plenty of options for all ages whether they love singing, sports, or storytime. With so many cam... 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

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