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9th Annual Carefree Christmas Festival - And it's Free!

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Each December, Arizona’s high Sonoran Desert comes alive with sugarplums, elves and Santa at the Carefree Christmas Festival (#CCF2016.) The annual event, an iconic celebration, offers merriment, entertainment, and free holiday fun for the entire family, including beloved pets.

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Mom's Moment: Presents for Mama

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Every year my husband asks what I want for the holidays, and every year, I say nothing. Sound familiar? So this year I thought about things I REALLY could use- stuff that would make my every day life easier.

Here's my official gift guide for moms, teachers, friends- basically any special woman in your life.

Dyson V8 Cordless Vacuum

A mother’s dream come true. This cord-free, hassle-free, powerful vacuum stays charged for 40 minutes. It works like a charm, cleaning carpet, hard flooring and beyond.


Where to See Santa in Phoenix 2016

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This time of year, kids can be sure to find Santa and his helpers all around the Valley. From the local mall to family farms, Santa is setting some time aside to listen to your tot’s Christmas wishes, no matter if they have been naughty or nice. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite places around the Valley where the kids can spend some quality time with Old Saint Nick.


10 Things To Do This Weekend in Phoenix: Family Edition

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Bring the magic of the holiday season to life for the kids this weekend. There are a variety of winter activities, as well as a few educational events, to attend around the Valley and up north. Here are our picks for family events the weekend of Dec. 9-11.



Glendale Glitters Enchanted Evenings: Winter Wonderland

With 1.5 million gorgeous LED lights illuminating six blocks of historic...


Moms Moment: Gifts Under $40

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I’m all for a good deal, and when you have a growing list of people to buy for, you gotta have a budget. Here are some diverse gifting finds under $40. There’s something for everyone- mom, dad, kids, friends and teachers!

Bumkins Finer Baby Products has a variety of adorable and functional items perfect for mom’s diaper bag. There are bibs, tethers  art smocks and splat mats- all affordably priced. Shop their new line of Nintendo prints for boy mamas!

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