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Places to Celebrate National Hot Dog Day

If you didn’t get enough of your hot dog fix at BBQs on the 4th of July, you’ll have another chance to indulge in...

How preschoolers can paint their own fireworks

Kids are fascinated by fireworks! Continue the fun well past the 4th of July with this  painting project, a Raising Arizona Kids exclusive from...

Teaching fireworks safety to kids

Growing up in Virginia, I learned about fireworks safety early. In our neighborhood near Washington, D.C., fireworks stands began appearing around the first of...

2022 Easter events in Arizona

Events fill quickly. Please call ahead or register in advance to avoid disappointment. We will be adding to this list as we discover more...

Easy Butter Toffee Pretzels

If you're like me you probably spend a lot of the holiday season baking...and eating. These pretzels are a family favorite and we love...

5 Tips to Avoid Child Meltdowns and Tantrums During the Holidays

Between holiday parties, cookies, hot chocolate, family get-togethers, school festivities, and more, it can be a crazy time of year for both kids and...

Experience the magic of Christmas in Tempe, Arizona

My family loves to soak up as many holiday experiences as we can so when we saw discounted tickets to World of Illumination at...

Gifting Pets Over Holidays The Right Way

Is a puppy at the top of your child’s Christmas List this year? We talked with Kimberly Vermillion from the Arizona Animal Welfare League and...

Enter to win a family pack to see Santa’s Circus

Santa's Circus, a holiday-themed acrobatic show founded, created and produced by former Cirque du Soleil performer and co-creator Francisco Santos, is coming to Arizona for the first...

Gift guide: What teachers really want for the holidays

Scented bubble bath? Goofy holiday socks? Ornament in the shape of an apple? You shouldn’t have. Really! These are items your child’s teacher doesn’t need...

All Things Hanukkah

I grew up with a Jewish father and a Catholic mother. My parents agreed to raise my brothers and me Catholic but in my...

2021 holiday events for Arizona families

Last updated Nov. 26, 2021 Celebrate the upcoming holidays with some of these local events and experiences. Start a new tradition with a performance, tree...

Toy Drive Benefitting the Banner Cardon Pediatric ICU

The Armer Foundation, a local non-profit aiming to help families who have children with extreme medical needs, is hosting their 3rd Annual Holiday Toy...

5 ways to teach children gratitude — beyond Thanksgiving

As we approach Thanksgiving, many of us reflect on our blessings.  As parents, we’re also pondering how to teach gratitude to our children. Why is...

Fall Flavors: Don’t Miss These Pumpkin Picks Available for a Limited Time

Embrace the flavors of fall with the plethora of pumpkin dishes available from local restaurants. Better yet, grab the kiddos and whip up your...

This Valentine’s Day, celebrate you!

There’s a disturbing trend I’ve noticed becoming more fashionable over the years. I call it the scourge of the Valentine’s Day Grinch. You’ve probably...

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