Giving Back – the Importance of Teaching Kids How to be Thankful and Generous

At this time of the year, we stop to reflect on all the things that make us thankful. A roof over our head when so many are homeless, food in our stomachs when so many go hungry, and the love of friends and family when so many are alone. As parents, it’s so important to pass on our values to …

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How to Find the Right Summer Camp for Your Kid

The summer months are coming soon and parents all over the Valley are scrambling to find ideas for ways to keep their kids busy or provide weekly childcare while they are out of school. One solution many parents take advantage of is summer camp. Here are some tips for finding the right summer camp for your kids this year. Why …

Visiting Grand Canyon National Park

One of the best things about living in Arizona is ready access to one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, the Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon National Park is one of our very favorite places to visit, all year round. On February 26, 2019, the Grand Canyon will celebrate it’s centennial – it was designated a National Park 100 years …

In Memory of Those Who Died for Our Freedom

Happy Memorial Day and God Bless You mamabug

Ladybug’s Blog Featured in VoyagePhoenix Magazine!

We have exciting news to share! Ladybug’s Blog own Jill “mamabug” Frier was recently featured as a Trailblazer in VoyagePhoenix Magazine!  This is an exciting milestone for Ladybug’s Blog and our parent organization Ladybug Writer. We want to send a huge THANK YOU to all of our regular readers! You made this possible. And an equally huge thank you to VoyagePhoenix …

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 …

Happy Birthday, Ladybug!

Giant hugs and kisses! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo – mambug  

Merry Christmas from Ladybug!

Here’s hoping you kept Christmas well ? Merry Christmas to you and yours! ???

A Season of Light – Holiday Light Displays Around Phoenix

[Published in the November 2017 edition of the North Tatum Times} ‘Tis the season for the wonders and magic of holiday light shows! Whether you celebrate Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanza or Christmas, beautiful and festive lights are probably a big part of your holiday celebrations. Nothing warms the heart on a cold evening in the desert like the twinkling glow of lights, …