Ladybug’s Favorite Birthday Party Venues in the Valley for 2018

The holidays are over, the tinsel and lights are coming down soon. So what’s next? Well, at our house it’s time to get ready for Ladybug’s Birthday! There are many great places to host birthday parties in the Valley. The venues we list here range in price, size and location, …

Ladybug’s Favorite Hiking Spots in Phoenix for Kids

[Published in the December 2018 edition of the Deer Valley Times} Phoenix is well known for its fantastic hiking trails. There are over 200 miles of trails on more than 41,000 acres in the City of Phoenix park system. Maricopa County has 10 regional parks with over 120,000 acres of open …

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 …

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

[Published in the 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. It’s a great way to get outside, enjoy the weather and see nature and wildlife in …

Hiking in the Desert with Kids

[Published in the 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 …