Summer Activity Guide: Make it a Pizza/Movie night at home! {Papa Murphy’s Pizza Giveaway!}

With this summer heat, who wants to be outside?  Why not make it a pizza/movie night in with your family? Let’s face it, we moms (and dads) don’t always feel like making dinner. Sometimes getting take out sounds much more appealing.  Even my kids know it’s a treat when we eat out or pick up […]

Summer Activity Guide: Keep cool in the pool!

Living in Arizona, we survive our summers in the pool.  When it’s 110+ outside, there’s not much else you want to do when you’re outside than get wet!  We don’t have a pool, but many of our friends and family do, so if one pool is unavailable for the day we don’t despair.     […]

Summer Activity Guide: Find a Vacation Church School

This past week was our church’s annual Vacation Church School (and the reason it was so quiet around my blog last week too)!  Every year my kids go, and every year they look forward to the next, counting down the days.  Not only do they love spending time with their friends every single day, but […]

Summer Activity Guide: Visit your local library!

If you’ve never visited your local library, you’re missing out.  Not only are there tons of great books for your children, but there are fun movies, books on tape, and even kindle books available to download! Our local library even offers Kindles to borrow!  Best of all, it’s all free! Libraries also offer more than […]

Summer Activity Guide: Find a 4th of July Fireworks Show

One thing my kids always look forward to in the summertime is the annual 4th of July fireworks shows! We live in hot, dry Phoenix, and over the past handful of years it’s been quite a bit more difficult to find fireworks displays around here because of the extreme fire danger. However, every year our […]

Summer Activity Guide: Cirque du Soleil KOOZA- A MUST SEE!

We were recently invited to see Cique du Soleil KOOZA here in Phoenix.   KOOZA tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world. KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil: It combines two circus traditions – acrobatic performance and the art of […]


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