Welcome to Ladybug’s Blog

Welcome to Ladybug’s Blog! This site is for Arizona parents (and parents who visit our beautiful state) who want to get out of the house with their kids to find adventures with nature, both outside and inside. I share personal experiences, advice from friends and family and tips from experts …

Thank You for Your Service, Veterans!

Many thanks to all the men and women in uniform who put their lives on the line to protect our American freedoms!     To all the soldiers we know, love and truly appreciate. Happy Veteran’s Day!   – mambug

Hiking in the Desert with Kids

[Published in theĀ November 2017 edition of the Deer Valley Times} As Arizonans, we hike mainly in the desert. This presents unique challenges for adults, especially in the summer months. It is critical to be well prepared to make the hike enjoyable and safe for kids before you go. There are …

Happy Halloween! šŸŽƒ

Ready to go trick or treating? Have a safe and happy one! mamabug šŸž

The Zoo Review! The Five Best Zoos and Wildlife Parks in Arizona

[Published in theĀ November 2017 edition of the North Tatum Times} One of our favorite things to do as a family when the weather cools off is to visit the zoo. Any zoo. Every zoo. Itā€™s a great way to get outside, enjoy the weather and see nature and wildlife in …

National Parks and Monuments between the Grand Canyon and Phoenix

[Published in theĀ October 2017 edition of the Deer Valley Times} One of the most fascinating things about Arizona is the vast number of National Parks and Monuments in our state. There are officially 22 National Park Service Units in Arizona. This translates to almost 12 million visitors and $1 Billion …