Author: Melissa Larsen

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Fab Moms: Arizona

In honor of Mother’s Day, meet nine Valley mamas at various stages of parenting–from being a doting grandma to recently welcoming home her days-old darling–as they share their greatest joys, greatest challenges and greatest wishes for their children.

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Pet-Friendly Restaurants

Treat your goodest boy or girl to a night (or morning!) out on the town. These pet-friendly restaurants in Phoenix offer comfy patios, water bowls and, in some cases, specially crafted dishes just for furry friends.

Nonprofit of the Month: Better Piggies Rescue

Founded in 2017 in Cave Creek, Better Piggies Rescue aims to rescue, rehabilitate and educate about pot belly pigs. Danielle Betterman, director of Better Piggies Rescue, discusses how the nonprofit came to be, myths about this smart creature and Better Piggies Rescue’s adored pig yoga events.

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Tucson’s New The Citizen Hotel

With the distinction of being Tucson’s only wine hotel (in partnership with Sand-Reckoner Wine Cellar), the newly opened Citizen Hotel is an oenophile’s desert dream come true. Bonus: It’s less than 10 minutes from the University of Arizona campus.