Quick breakfast options and an easy guide to early morning fun with kids

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Everyone in our home is usually awake early but my daughter likes to take her time getting ready and is easily agitated when I try to rush her. During the middle of summer in Arizona, it's nearly impossible to do anything outdoors during the day. My daughter loves visiting the Phoenix zoo but does not necessarily like being rushed in the morning to get there. Early activities require planning and my easy guide to early morning fun with kids makes it simple as parents. Breakfast is an essential Read More... {Read More...}

Grill for America – help me win a donation to my local food bank

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Who doesn't love to grill in the summer? It's great for family meals and entertaining. It gets you outside with the warm weather. For me, it also means I don't have a big messy kitchen to clean after cooking dinner. In Arizona, it's warm all day and into the evening during the summer. We've been enjoying late dinners from the grill and having some fun with new marinades and hot & spicy mustard. The global flavors of World Harbors Marinades and the bold El Diablo Read More... {Read More...}

Princess Festival (Mesa, Arizona)

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With a five year old daughter at home that loves princesses, she was so excited to learn about the Princess Festival in Mesa, Arizona this summer. Spending the day learning about how to be a princess sounds like the perfect summer play date with a best friend. My daughter and one of her closest friends from her Pre-K class had so much fun at the Princess Festival together. The entire event stays true to the theme teaching being a princess is about showing kindness to others. Read More... {Read More...}

Big Surf Water Park ticket giveaway (Arizona)

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Our list of activities for Arizona family fun includes water parks because of our extreme summer heat. Enjoying the wave pool, riding dozens of daring water slides, and relaxing at Big Surf water park is a favorite way to spend warm summer days.  Big Surf water park has dozens of slides for the entire family to enjoy. My five year old daughter is tall enough to enjoy almost all of the attractions at the park. Areas for smaller children include Bora Bora Bay and Captain Cook's Read More... {Read More...}

Princess Festival in Mesa, AZ July 8-12 (ticket giveaway)

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It should come as no surprise to hear my daughter loves princesses. Our many visits to Disneyland and hours spent watching Disney movies at home has my daughter absolutely in awe each time she has the opportunity to greet a princess. Imagine her excitement when we learned of the  Princess Festival in Mesa, Arizona this summer.  My daughter has always loved seeing princesses during our family visits to Disneyland. From her very first visit before she was even a year old, Read More... {Read More...}

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents LEGENDS (Phoenix ticket giveaway)

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents their all new LEGENDS circus experience in 10 Phoenix performances June 25 – June 30, 2014 at the US Airways Center. The music, clowns, and acrobats are part of the family fun at the circus that is built to amaze. One lucky reader will win the Phoenix ticket giveaway and see the performance opening night June 25th! The LEGENDS show features all the fun of a traditional Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® circus with the Read More... {Read More...}