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10 Things to Do in Phoenix This Weekend: Family Edition

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Ring in the end of August with a weekend filled to the brim with fun activities. Make one of the last official weekends of summer one of the best with these top picks for family-friendly events in the Valley from August 28 to 30.

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Mom's Moment: Please Don't Blacklist My Toddler

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rsz_img_6394.jpgDear fellow moms,

See this pic of my son? Swoon-worthy, right?! He is the sweetest most lovable little man in the world. My best friend. My soul mate (don't tell my husband). My first born. He has the face of an angel (totally biased); that is, until he morphs into a hair-pulling, pushing, downright defiant devil.

I admit: my toddler pulls hair. He pushes. Sometimes he'll pinch. And just yesterday he bit his baby brother (a love bite, I assume). With that being said, I swear he isn't mean spirited. He's not evil. In fact, I consider him rather passive and even...

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Family Approved Dining : Cibo e Vino

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Before I became a mom, I sometimes wondered why parents felt it necessary to take young children out to dinner. (I previously preferred wine without any whining.) Now, I am so grateful to have a well-behaved social butterfly who loves restaurant experiences.  However, at 16 months, my husband and I can’t quite depend on her always having “acceptable” restaurant behavior. She’s a toddler. Yet, we still enjoy dining out as a family.

Many Valley moms and dads agree that it can be a challenge to find quality restaurants that are family approved.  And, you aren’t likely to ever spot my family of three at a chain restaurant. My husband is an extreme foodie, I’m a vegetarian who loves an upscale and / or trendy...

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Eliminate Toddler Brain Drain

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Back to school season is here but toddlers aren't quite old enough to head to class. It may be no surprise that parents around the Valley are working hard to ensure their tots are being engaged and working those little brains. By birth, a newborn’s brain is 25% of its adult size. By the age of three, it will grow to be 80%. This means that parents must prioritize their child’s brain development for long-term growth and health.

As a mom, I know how challenging it can be to find toys that evoke fun yet are stimulating to our growing tots many senses. We’ve put together a list of top products that are sure to add fun to your little one’s day and also aid in their growth and development. Although we are often inundated with...

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10 Things to Do this Weekend in Phoenix: Family Edition

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Parents, now that school is in session are you missing those lazy summer mornings with your kids? Realizing how little family time you get now that homework and after school activities take over the afternoon and evening? Here are our top picks for family activities for the weekend of Aug. 21 to 23 to get some quality time with your little (or big) ones.

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