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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.

March 23, 2017
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Castle in the Cliffs

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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.”)

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March 7, 2017
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Tuzigoot. Fun to Say and Fun to Visit

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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.

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February 14, 2017
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Chasing Blue Skies. Where Our Moms Hike.

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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) Read more…

February 9, 2017
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Childsplay’s The Cat in the Hat is Funny Fun for the Whole Family

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As luck would have it, opening day of Childsplay’s production of Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat was wet and rainy, just like the setting of the book. Before the show, we read the book several times as a family. After all, Dr. Suess’s Cat has said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.”Our preparation just added to the show’s fun, as live theatre always has room for surprises and interpretation makes space for some hilarious antics.

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January 31, 2017
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