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Mom's Moment: Momming Goals for 2019

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I've been doing a lot of thinking about the mom I want to be. Kind of a loaded thought process, as of course I want to be it all... the fun mom, cool mom, motherly mom, crafty mom, healthy mom, etc... but truth is, I'm only...

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Mom's Moment: Laying Low in 2019

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Like most people, I make new year resolutions. And like most people, they're easily forgotten by February. So this time around, I'm keeping my goals simple; one being: to "check out" more often... and by that, I mean escaping with my family, putting my phone down, and spending serious QT with my husband and sons. 

I'm a big fan of road-tripping, and love exploring places that are an easy drive from the Valley. While many consider the Palm Springs area a hot destination for romancers, it's also quite fab for...

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Two Family-Friendly Ways to Ring in 2019

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While bubbly and sequins at midnight sound amazing, so does sparkling cider and laser tag at noon. Here are two kid-friendly ways to ring in the new year in the Valley.

 

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The Children’s Museum of Phoenix will celebrate with its guests at noon on Dec. 31 with sparkling apple cider, music, prize giveaways, dancing and a balloon drop at the stroke of noon in the museum’s first floor atrium space. Plus, guests can make a noisemaker...

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10 Things to do This Weekend in Phoenix: Family Edition

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Celebrate the first weekend of 2019 (and likely the last weekend of winter break) with ice skating, a chilly trip up north or an educational excursion. 

 

Friday:

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CitySkate

Arizona’s largest real outdoor ice rink, CitySkate, is taking over Central Avenue right along CityScape Phoenix. Revel in the joy the season brings by ice skating in the heart of Downtown Phoenix—under the twinkling...

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The Holiday Break Challenge: A Survival Guide for Parents

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The holiday season can be such an exciting time of year for parents and children alike. In many households, it means school breaks, shopping, cooking and family time. Parents and children who experience these seasonal privileges also experience challenges along the way, such as changes in routine, changes in eating and sleeping habits and too much stimulation.

How to Survive:

Create a Routine for Each Day

As a parent of a spirited 5-year-old, I understand these challenges all too well. The change in routine is a big one. You don’t realize how important...

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