Boys and grumpiness are two things our family knows a bit about. Contrary to popular belief, boys have a lot of emotions and expressions. They can even be dramatic. (Gasp!) Without knowing much about the story, I was excited to see that Finegan Kruckemeyer’s The Grumpiest Boy in the World addressed the emotional self of boys.
Get Poppin’ at the Second Annual Bubble Bash
Soapy Sensation Returns to Tempe Marketplace and Desert Ridge Marketplace this May!
When you have little more than a day to get away, I hope you will go see the amazing Tonto National Monument in Roosevelt, AZ. There is hardly any preparation necessary. All you need are snacks, a water bottle, and sturdy shoes.
Zoom on over to Free Comic Book Day on Main Street, where 10,000 comics will be given away on Saturday, May 6th! Start at Gotham City Comics at 10 a.m. to collect your map of participating Downtown Mesa businesses.
Of the probably 5,000 things we saw at Antique Trove on Scottsdale Road, my son wanted this typewriter the most. Making this writer Mama happy 🙂
Signing my name with giant golden quill at Scottsdale Civic Center Library to the bottom of a declaration stating this library is one of the best around.
One of the first National Parks Service sites in Arizona, Montezuma’s Castle has become one of the state’s most identifiable features. (Legoland Discovery Center in Tempe even captured it in bricks!) The beautiful 800-year-old adobe pueblo built high up in the cliff shows the ingenuity of the ancient people who lived there. Even my young children were impressed (and only a little disappointed they couldn’t tour the “castle.”)
Tuzigoot National Monument in Camp Verde, AZ, has history, friendly rangers, beautiful views and some cool ruins. It is a little drive off of the freeway, and would make a great part of a visit to Sedona or Flagstaff. This is what we were able to do with three little kids in well under 2 hours.
Top three hiking spots in the Valley? You may already know if you’re a hiking family. We have the list, chosen by our Active Moms for memorable hikes, whatever the season (K except summer – unless it’s very, very early or one of Maricopa County Regional Park Ranger-led moonlight hikes)