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5 Family-Friendly Places To Experience the Old West in Arizona

Arizona is well known for its western heritage but it can be easy to get lost in suburbia and urban life as we go about our day-to-day routines. Sometimes it can be rewarding to put on your boots, let your hair down, and kick back. But don't take my word for it. Check out these five family-friendly … [Read More...]

Top Gun: Maverick

The original Top Gun movie debuted in theaters when I was in fifth grade and I saw it at the drive-in theaters with my family. As you know, it was a huge hit and immediately became part of popular culture. Roughly 36 years have passed since then, so one has to wonder if a Top Gun sequel is something … [Read More...]

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park (Arizona)

As an Arizona native I have a love for the desert that just comes naturally. But there is something inside of me that loves greenery, water, colorful flowers, and shade. I cannot always hop in the car and drive up north so  I am comforted by the fact that just 30 minutes east of Apache Junction lies … [Read More...]

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

The latest installment of the Fantastic Beasts series is out with even more allusions to the Harry Potter series. But is Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore appropriate for younger kids? Read this family-focused review to decide for yourself. The third installment of the Fantastic … [Read More...]

The Batman (2022)

Batman stories have been done over and over again and the list of Batman actors keeps getting longer and longer. With the recent release of The Batman, moviegoers may be asking themselves if they should go see this newest iteration. My answer is a qualified yes. We meet this newest Batman (played … [Read More...]

The Arizona Renaissance Festival

Modern times can seem so rushed and hectic. Sure, we have running water, antibiotics, and deodorant, but sometimes I wish I could unplug and go back in time. Maybe that is why I simply love the Renaissance Festival and have made it an annual tradition in my family. If you are an Arizona resident, I … [Read More...]

Monster Jam 2022

I remember going to watch monster trucks battle it out when I was a kid. It was some real rip-roaring excitement and was always fun. Today I enjoy taking my family out to Monster Jam events. Monster Jam is coming to the Phoenix area where I live, but also has many shows planned around the country. … [Read More...]

TobyMac Hits Deep Tour 2022

  TobyMac is a creative and talented artist who has been making music for decades. Some of my favorite TobyMac songs include Lose My Soul, I just need U, and pretty much every TobyMac song I have ever heard. He is one of my all-time favorite music artists. If you have not heard of him, head … [Read More...]

Family Fun and Activities

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park (Arizona)

As an Arizona native I have a love for the desert that just comes naturally. But there is something inside of me that loves greenery, water, colorful flowers, and shade. I cannot always hop in the car and drive up north so  I am comforted by the fact … [Read More...]

Monster Jam 2022

I remember going to watch monster trucks battle it out when I was a kid. It was some real rip-roaring excitement and was always fun. Today I enjoy taking my family out to Monster Jam events. Monster Jam is coming to the Phoenix area where I live, but … [Read More...]

40 Things to Do If You Are Bored

Several years ago my kids really started zoning out on technology and before I knew it they had one serious bad habit on their hands. So I took action by giving each kiddo a screen time punch card.  I also posted 40 Things to Do If You Are Bored on … [Read More...]

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Recipes and Food

Patriotic Desserts for Independence Day

I love Independence Day. It is one of my favorite … [Read More...]

Star Wars Tie Fighter Cookies

After an over 30 year wait, Star Wars: The Force … [Read More...]

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