Fun Places to See Santa this Year in Arizona

[Published in the November 2017 edition of the Deer Valley Times} Arizona is a unique place to celebrate Christmas. Our residents weave traditional celebrations from around the country, and the world, into a magical holiday for both locals and visitors in the desert. One of our favorite visitors each holiday season …

Gratitude for All – Happy Thanksgiving from Ladybug’s Blog

We are thankful for family, friends, food, festivities, fresh air and freedom. May everyone have a wonderful day of thanks and gratitude for all that you have and everyone you know and love.   Much love and a very Happy Thanksgiving!   – mambug  

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 …

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 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 …