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

Guide to Hosting Kids with Allergies and Food Intolerances

By April Johnston

More children and adults live with allergies, food intolerances, and diseases like Celiac Disease than ever before in history.  It is harder to cook a meal or serve snacks for kids and adults with regular food that most people keep in their homes.  But when you have a child or an adult that visit ... Read More

3 Delicious Recipes for Blackberries

By Monica Jamer

I love eating blackberries, we used to pick them when we were kids. I was super excited to find them when we went camping on the Mogollon Rim, and we picked plenty so that we could use them when we got home. I probably picked quite a bit more than what I brought home but they were so yummy. Plus, ... Read More

How to Make a 6-Week Dinner Menu

By Melissa Choate

The start of a new school year is upon us. If your life wasn't busy enough already, it's about to get even busier. There's shopping for school supplies and clothes, haircut appointments, and parent orientation night to attend. The first week of school also means lots of papers to sign, like emergenc... Read More

Camping on the Mogollon Rim

By Monica Jamer

We recently took a break from the heat and went up north to the Mogollon Rim to go camping for a couple of days. It was so nice to get away from the heat and to spend some time relaxing and not worrying about life. While we were there we cooked some great food, went on four wheeling rides, had camp ... Read More

AZ Things to Do May 2013 Part 2

By April Johnston

Everytime I think I can stop looking for activities, I end up finding more!  Here are more fun events happening this month to keep you and your family busy, happy, and learning. Free Science Saturdays - Chandler.  Tumbleweed Ranch.  2nd Saturday, October -May (excluding November and March).  ... Read More

Snacks to Bring to the Zoo

By Monica Jamer

At the Phoenix Zoo, they will let you bring in a cooler and your own food. This is great, because the food is quite expensive inside the zoo. These ideas are also great for other outings or road trips. Frozen Water Bottles These keep everything in the cooler cold until lunchtime. We bring in a wag... Read More

Quick and Easy Gluten Free Roasted Potatoes

By April Johnston

This is one of my husband's favorite potato recipes and it is gluten free!  It's very simple and requires a little prep work, but it can be done in under an hour including the baking time.  We made this for Thanksgiving last year instead of mashed potatoes and it was healthier, too! It is best to... Read More

Quick and Easy Gluten Free Zucchini or Summer Squash

By April Johnston

This is one of our family favorites and it is easy to make.  Depending upon what is in season, we either use zucchini or summer squash. 3-5 Zucchini or Summer SquashOlive oilGarlic PowderRosemaryChop up all of the zucchini or summer squash and toss it into a frying pan.  I usually don't measure... Read More

Arizona Events for October 2012 Part 2

By April Johnston

There are so many really cool events going on in the state that I had to create a sequel! I wish I could take my family to all of these events, but it is just not humanly possible.  I hope that some of these events inspire you to create time for your family and allow your children to explore a litt... Read More