Enchanted Island: Charming amusement park delights young and old

Enchanted Island  Charming amusement park delights young and old. By Julie Carlson One of the Valley’s simple pleasures, Enchanted Island is a charming amusement park. Nestled in the heart of Phoenix’s picturesque Encanto Park, listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the Top 12 Best City Parks in America, Enchanted Island is designed for children ages 2 through 10 and their families. An oasis in the city, Encha ...

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Bridging the parent-child digital divide

Parenting in the Digital Age  Local parents sound off about screen time, cell phones, and social media and how they’re bridging the parent-child digital divide. By Kristin Caliendo   Parents talk iPad use “I’m no expert by any means but we are limited on technology. We don't have strict limits like ‘30 minutes of iPad’ or anything because that makes me feel like if it’s too much of an award and adds to ...

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Summer must-haves

Sweet Summer Essentials School’s out for summer, and that means backyard lounging, vacation, grilling, beach cruising, and soaking up the sun. You’ll be stoked with the following summer must-haves. There’s something for everyone. By Nadine Bubeck Beach Bikes The coolest rides ever. These high quality completely customizable cruisers are fit for biking the desert, city, or beach. Design your bike by color, a ...

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Hit the open highway with your family this summer using the happy road trip plan

Road Trippin’  Hit the open highway with your family this summer using the happy road trip plan. By Kristin Caliendo  “Mommmmmmm! Addie hit me!” “Leif is so annoying, he’s picking his nose right in front of me.” “Don’t make me pull this car over!” Sound familiar? Somewhere between my kids flicking bodily fluids at one another and Yuma, my dreams of driving into the sunset while catching up on my latest nove ...

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Update your family’s wardrobe with these stylish looks

11 Spring Styles  Update your family's wardrobe with these stylish looks.   By Nadine Bubeck Spring: a favorite season for clothing. It’s time to bid farewell to winter blacks and invite color back into your wardrobe. Here are 11 trending brands and items for the whole family.   Isabelle Grace Sugar Pearls This jewelry line has an all-new, spring-infused necklace for those who love elegant pastels ...

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Fabulous homey must-haves for families

12 Home Essentials Fabulous homey must-haves for families. By Nadine Bubeck Home is where the heart is. It’s also where toys are scattered, laundry’s piled, and dust seems to linger. As a mom of two under 2, I favor pretty, practical, and posh décor items and essentials for my house, so I’ve scoured to find fabulous homey must-haves. Dynamic Frames These frame sets act as cabinets, opening from the front, a ...

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A Royal Room for Baby

A Royal Room for Baby  All babies should live like royalty. Behold, here are some fabulous finds and essentials for your little prince or princess. By Nadine Bubeck By Marisa Belle Photography   Complementary Separates Romina cribs are stunning, sturdy, safely crafted, and available in many finishes and designs. Pictured: The Classic Crib Nerva in natural. rominafurniture.com Elegance meets affordabili ...

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