One Proud Mamabug – Ladybug Received a Kindness Project Award

The weekend before Mother’s Day, on May 5th (yes, Cinco de Mayo), Mamabug and Papabug had the honor of watching our very own Ladybug receive recognition for showing kindness at her school. She was selected by her teachers, out of all of the second grade students in her school, for always demonstrating kindness and caring to others. This Kindness Project recognition …

Tips for Camping with Kids in Arizona

Summer is fast approaching and there is no time like the present to start planning outdoor activities and trips with your youngsters. One new activity our family plans to tackle this year is camping. We are avid hikers and love to find fun adventures around Arizona, both indoors and outdoors. But we have yet to take our daughter camping. I …

Route 66: Traveling the Mother Road in Arizona

{Published in the April 2018 issue of the Deer Valley Times and the North Tatum Times} Route 66. The Mother Road. The Great American Highway. No matter what name you give it, U.S. Route 66 is a true part of historic Americana and a great way to see some of the most delightful destinations in the western part of the United States. …

Butterflies and Wildflowers – Spring Blooms in the Sonoran Desert

When spring bursts to life in the Sonoran Desert, it doesn’t hold back. Mother Nature paints with every color available in her palette to bring to life an abundance of wildflowers and butterflies throughout the landscape. Many of these places can only be found by pulling on your hiking shoes and hitting the trail. But others are more readily available …

Kids and Baseball: Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

{Published in the April 2018 issue of the Deer Valley Times and the North Tatum Times} Baseball season has arrived! Our family loves to go to baseball games. Not only does this activity let you get your kids out of the house, you can also see nature and science in action. Fresh air and birdwatching abound, not to mention baseball statistics, field geometry and …