Family-Banner

Fun family activities throughout the valley for those celebrating Easter and spring

| Amelia Hadley | Comments
Easter celebrations -- whether faith-based or not -- are springing up all over the valley.  Community organizations and churches from the west valley to the east valley have activities -- most of the ...Read more

Protecting our kids, parental controls for smartphones

| Amelia Hadley | Comments
My oldest son will turn 11 at the end of this month. I keep telling him to stop growing, to stop getting older, but it's not working. In seven years he will be an adult. What the what?! Considering ho ...Read more

Summer will be here soon, time to start planning that family vacation

| Amelia Hadley | Comments
If your family is anything like mine, spring break was a tiny window into what 10 weeks of summer break will look like. Also, if your family is like mine, you don't have the luxury of leaving the dese ...Read more

Spring cleaning can be a family activity

| Amelia Hadley | Comments
It's official. Spring is upon us. That means the valley's citrus crops will bloom and the wind will whip around and the sepia-tone hills will be dotted with green. Spring marks the start of my annu ...Read more

Making the most out of spring break

| Amelia Hadley | Comments
Can someone please tell me how it's already time for spring break? Granted, the break is a little early this year, but I feel like it sneaked up on me. Wasn't it just Christmas break? Or better yet ...Read more

Springing forward with kids in tow

| Amelia Hadley | Comments
"But it's really only 6:30!" my son said recently as we went through the bedtime routine. It's the reason my kids are having a hard time falling asleep, why they're not hungry at dinnertime and why th ...Read more

Family movie night takes little planning and makes big memories

| Amelia Hadley | Comments
Before we had children, my husband and I saw movies in the theater every weekend. He and I both respect the craft of movie-making and appreciate good films. Now that we have four children, we rarel ...Read more

Go, frolic among the wildflowers

| Amelia Hadley | Comments
If you've driven around the valley lately, you may have noticed the wildflowers blooming bright orange, yellow and purple. I've seen small bunches of them in empty lots and along streets, and blankets ...Read more

Childhood is a lot like running through clouds of vibrant colors

| Amelia Hadley | Comments
Anyone with more than one child knows that sharing the same parents doesn't mean kids will have similar personalities. My first two children are so different. When I was pregnant with my third, I reme ...Read more

Valentine's Day can be simple and fun for kids

| Amelia Hadley | Comments
Flipping through The Desert Sun recently, I stopped on an article about President Obama's scheduled visit to Sunnylands on Feb. 14.  I mentioned to my kids that the President will be in town on Valen ...Read more

Copyright © 2014 archive.desertsun.com. All rights reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice, and Ad Choices