Exploring World Cultures

By Sandi Haustein “Mom, what can I do?” “Are we going somewhere today?” “I’m bored!” Sound familiar? Instead of turning on the TV or video games when kids get antsy this summer, why not take a trip around the world? Traveling internationally might not be in your...

Family Staycations

By Nora Heston Tarte Summer is almost here and that means it’s time to plan your summer vacation! Lucky for Phoenix families, there’s no need to travel far to enjoy a little fun in (and out of) the sun. These vacations offer opportunities for families to rest, relax,...

Stress Free Museum Visits

By Denise Yearian Museums and science centers are a way to explore art, history and science in an educationally engaging environment. To make the most of these visits with children, consider these 10 tips: Plan ahead. Get on the museum’s website to familiarize...

Summer Getaways

Compiled by Michelle Talsma Everson School is almost out and now is the perfect time to plan a summer getaway. Whether you prefer a staycation here in the Valley or choose to drive a few hours for a more out of town experience, you won’t be disappointed with these top...

Family Day-Tripping

By Judy M. Miller Are the kids restless? How about you? It might be time for a change in routine or scenery. Day trips are a wonderful and often inexpensive option to family vacations, and the possibilities are endless and abound everywhere, no matter where you live....

Exhibits Around Town

Compiled by Michelle Talsma Everson   It’s already half way through summer, which means many of us are looking for new and exciting things to do before the kids go back to school—indoors of course! Luckily, the Valley is home to a variety of family-friendly exhibits...

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