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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

Pregnancy 2nd Time Around

By April Johnston

We recently found out that we are expecting our 2nd child and since it has been over 5 years since I had our first son, this has been almost like starting over from scratch.  There are a l... Read More

Cleaning Out the Closet

By April Johnston

Our family is experiencing a major life change right now and part of this involves cleaning out my son's old clothes, toys, etc.  We have saved all of his stuff in the hope that we might have another child, but he's 5 and we are not even close.  We haven't given up on having another one, but we ar... Read More

I Remember School Differently…

By April Johnston

My son started kindergarten this week and I already want him to go somewhere else (out of Arizona.)  I want to go back to the schools of yesteryear when parents aren't prosecuted in court for taking their kids out of school but it doesn't meet their criteria of excused absence, where boys use the ... Read More

Websites to Bridge Learning Part 1

By April Johnston

As a parent and someone who works in the education field, I understand and appreciate the value of continually expanding your horizon.  Although my son is  5 and not very far in school, I want to fill his vacation time not only with fun and childhood memories, but also with continuing knowledg... 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

Flipside in Chandler Arizona

By Monica Jamer

I recently went to Flipside in Chandler with a big group of our family. We had ages 8-15, Adults and my toddler. I had so much fun, I can't wait to go back with a big group of our adult friends! Oh and kids like it too. At Flipside they have quite a few fun things. We really liked playing in th... Read More

ADHD is NOT A Discipline or Family Structure Issue

By April Johnston

Most people's reactions to kids running around, jumping up and down, and an innate inability to stand still is that they were not disciplined.  My son has these symptoms and much more.  But he is the most loving child and very obedient most of the time.  Yes, he is 4 years old and yes, he is stil... 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