About Us

Our Family, December 2019

Thanks for visiting our website! We find and share fun things to do with your kids in Phoenix, Arizona.

This website got its humble beginnings in October 2013 when we created a list of activities for a friend. Before long, the list grew to over 50 suggestions and we thought “let’s share this with other people”. We have expanded our suggestions to include every city in the Phoenix area. Plus, over 250 articles about our favorite places and things to do.

We make the lists. You decide the destination!

phoenix with kids

What’s unique about our website? We specialize in lists, the basics, with just enough information to pique your interest and let you decide where to go. Sometimes we write more in-depth articles for places that we have come to love. But the majority of the time, you will just find a few sentences or paragraphs, a couple photos, and links for you to read more.

We are also very active on Instagram and post photos almost daily!

We are the Tingom family

This web site is written by Jana and Chris Tingom and is produced by our family. Chris is an Arizona native, and Jana is from Wisconsin. We were married in 2010 and have an 8 year old daughter, Emily, a 5 year old son, Owen, and an 11 month old daughter, Claire.

We live in Scottsdale. Chris works as a web designer and Jana is a homeschool mom who loves photo editing and scrapbooking. We enjoy bike riding, trying new restaurants, coffee shops, hiking, technology, traveling (any place with a beach is our favorite) and more! Our favorite places in Phoenix can be found here.

Chris and Jana Tingom

Chris also writes a popular site about coffee shops in Arizona. And we manage another list of things to do in Arizona. That list is more general and covers activities all over the state.

Please feel free to contact us with suggestions or questions! We love Arizona and believe Phoenix in particular is a great family friendly destination at any time of the year. Yes, even when it’s 110 degrees out. There is never a lack of things to do for any age! Come visit and we think you’ll agree.

Our 3 children

What to do next?

Follow @PhoenixWithKids on Instagram and stay in touch!


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Meet Our Contributors

Lindsay Lutes

I love Phoenix because there is so much to do! You can live every day like you are on vacation. There are great restaurants, things to do with kids, beautiful sights to see, and so much more. Even after living here 20 years, there are still places I have not been!

Liz Haveman

I am a New Jersey native who is enjoying my life as a wife and mom here. I miss the fall, but not the snow! My hobbies are writing, digital photo editing, and planning family vacations.

Kim Gudykunst Ollerhead

I love long walks on the beach when I get the chance to! I am a huge baseball fan, even though I can’t play to save my life.

Tamie Cosman

My most important job on this earth is being a mom to my four incredible kids and I absolutely love it. Documenting their lives and creating memories for all of us as a family is what feeds my soul.