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You Really Know You’re a Mom When…

Mama you endure a lot each day! You are strong, you have endurance and you learn more each day. Your day looks very different from your childless days, yet you wouldn’t trade a single one. So often we find ourselves laughing at those small moments when we recognize just how different our lives are. So […]

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Stride Rite’s Fit-Topia at the Phoenix Zoo

Just in time for the season ahead, iconic kid’s shoe brand, Stride Rite, known for its baby bootie, embarked on a Fit-Topia tour across the U.S. this April/May and the next stop is…Phoenix! We’d like to invite you to join the brand for an immersive tropical experience April 21 at the Phoenix Zoo from 9AM-4PM.

You’ll receive a first-hand look at the latest Stride Rite styles and will be able to meet with brand representatives. It’s a family-fun filled event, so please feel free to bring your family to share in activities including a lei making station and swing photo experience. Goody bags will be on-hand as well.

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How to Explain #RedforEd to Your Child

It’s no secret that teachers don’t make a lot of money. Right now teachers across the nation are making national news with their fight for improvement in different aspects in their career. The hashtag #RedforEd has gone viral and the red being worn on Wednesdays in Arizona by educators and their supporters continues to increase. […]

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Kid’s Day at Phoenix Film Festival

The Phoenix Film Festival has announced the family friendly, Kids’ Day
to take place on Saturday, April 7 th from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Kids’ Day is presented by IFP/Phoenix and
Bookmans and is a great way for kids of all ages to come out and experience the festival. Guests can
select from a series of hands-on activity stations focusing on different aspects of film production and
geared to various age and ability levels. Stations are age-appropriate and run the full gamut of the
filmmaking process. And best yet, it’s FREE! Some of the fun activities include:
 Walk the red carpet and get a paparazzi photo taken courtesy of Bookman’s
 See the magic of getting transported to amazing places via a Green Screen
 Learn tips and tricks on filming with a smart phone
 Coloring reproductions of the Phoenix Film Festival poster
 Develop and write the next best-selling screenplay with storytelling games
 Soundtrack station to create a musical soundtrack to a fun film

In addition, the Phoenix Film Festival Kids’ Day offers a $5 Family Friendly screening of SPACE JAM
showing at 1pm!

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6 Easy Things You can do to Help Your Child Learn to Read

Learning how to read is a really exciting time for children and parents. Although most children start to learn how to read in elementary school, there are several pre-reading skills that they will need to develop before then. Parents can help strengthen these pre-reading skills to better prepare their children for when they are ready […]

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Park West – 3/18 Bunny Cares

In partnership with Autism Speaks, individuals within every spectrum of special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session with the bunny at Park West! Experience the time-honored tradition of a visit with the Easter Bunny in a quiet, calm environment during dedicated hours. Photo packages that capture holiday memories will be available for purchase at the event. The event is FREE but requires a reservation.
For more information, visit To reserve your family’s spot, visit

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Real Life, and Finding Joy in an Ordinary Day

Maybe it’s me, or maybe it’s all moms, but it feels like everyday has a schedule, a predicable routine, a rhythm of its own—it’s in fact an ordinary day. Our mornings, whether on a weekday or weekend, seem to all start around the same time and flow in the same pattern—breakfast, chaos, lunch, chaos, bedtime. […]

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Sherlock Gnomes Storytime at Barnes & Noble, Desert Ridge Marketplace

Sherlock Gnomes is coming to town on Sunday, March 11 for a free family event at Desert Ridge Marketplace.

The event will be hosted and story will be read by Arizona Midday’s Destry Jetton. There will be a character photo opportunity with Sherlock from the new Paramount Pictures’ animated film, SHERLOCK GNOMES. The event will also feature a coloring station, light refreshments and giveaways. This is a free family event.

Sunday, March 11 from 11:00 AM to noon at Barnes & Noble at Desert Ridge Marketplace.
21001 N. Tatum Blvd., #42, Phoenix, 85050

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The 65th Annual Rodeo Scottsdale

The 65th Annual Rodeo Scottsdale is back for more action-packed shows!
Formally known as Parada del Sol Rodeo, Rodeo Scottsdale is back for its 65th year! Join us Thursday March 8th through Sunday March 11th, 2018 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Rodeo Scottsdale is a PRCA Sanctioned Rodeo and will consist of action-packed performances as well as a Pro Bull Riding Show. Thursday-Saturday after the rodeo enjoy live music and dancing with acts including Luke Kaufman and Kianna Martinez.
Tickets are available at

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