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Articles in Print and Online – Our Byline

Jill Frier’s original articles appear monthly in a variety of newspapers and blogs, both online and in print. These publications include hyperlocal newspapers in the Phoenix area, reaching more than 120,000 homes monthly by direct mail.

Jill also publishes regular posts and articles on Ladybug’s Blog, and has been highlighted in a number of other online publications.

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Ladybug’s Blog features original and unique content, focused on Arizona travel, adventure, and activities with kids. All writing, editing, research and photographs are the work of Jill Frier of Ladybug Writer. Ladybug’s Blog is dedicated to getting Arizona kids outdoors and excited about nature, science and the world outside.

Deer Valley Times 

North Tatum Times

North 32nd News  

  • Arizona’s West Coast – Getaway to Western Arizona
  • Kids and Golf in Arizona
  • Out Wickenburg Way – Great Getaways in Arizona
  • Taking Your Kids to a Professional Hockey Game
  • Visiting Arizona State Parks
  • Phoenix Family Holiday Traditions
  • Giving Back – The Importance of Teaching Kids How to be Thankful and Generous
  • Visiting Southern Arizona – History, Nature and Outdoor Adventures
  • Pumpkin Patch Season Has Arrived!
  • Visiting Sedona
  • Back to School Basics in the Valley of the Sun
  • Visiting Prescott
  • Going to the Lake! Tips for Fun and Safety at the Lake this Summer
  • Visiting Northern Arizona
  • Why Stem Skills are Important for Your Kids
  • Watch Your Kids Around Water! Water Safety in the Valley of the Sun
  • Visiting the Verde Valley
  • How to Find the Right Summer Camp for Your Kid
  • Route 66 – Travelling the Mother Road in Arizona
  • Visiting Southern Arizona
  • Tips for Getting Your Kids Involved in Sports
  • Visiting the Grand Canyon
  • Hiking with Kids in Arizona
  • Celebrate the Holidays – Arizona Style
  • Fall Fairs and Festivals Around the Valley
  • Ghostly Places in Arizona – A History of Haunting
  • Riding the Rails, Big and Small, in Arizona
  • Art and Culture in the Valley of the Sun
  • Make a Big Splash! Water Parks and Swimming Pools in the Valley of the Sun
  • Water, Water Everywhere – Aquariums in the Desert
  • Tips for Camping with Kids in the Desert
  • Kids and Baseball: Take Me Out to the Ball Game!
  • Butterflies and Wildflowers – Spring Blooms in the Sonoran Desert

Scottsdale North News

  • Arizona’s West Coast – Getaway to Western Arizona
  • Kids and Golf in Arizona
  • Out Wickenburg Way – Great Getaways in Arizona
  • Taking Your Kids to a Professional Hockey Game
  • Visiting Arizona State Parks
  • Phoenix Family Holiday Traditions
  • Giving Back – The Importance of Teaching Kids How to be Thankful and Generous
  • Visiting Southern Arizona – History, Nature and Outdoor Adventures
  • Pumpkin Patch Season Has Arrived!
  • Visiting Sedona
  • Back to School Basics in the Valley of the Sun
  • Visiting Prescott
  • Going to the Lake! Tips for Fun and Safety at the Lake this Summer
  • Visiting Northern Arizona
  • Why Stem Skills are Important for Your Kids
  • Watch Your Kids Around Water! Water Safety in the Valley of the Sun
  • Visiting the Verde Valley
  • How to Find the Right Summer Camp for Your Kid
  • Route 66 – Travelling the Mother Road in Arizona
  • Visiting Southern Arizona
  • Tips for Getting Your Kids Involved in Sports
  • Watch Your Kids Around Water – Water Safety in the Valley of the Sun
  • Visiting the Grand Canyon
  • Hiking with Kids in Arizona
  • Celebrate the Holidays – Arizona Style
  • Fall Fairs and Festivals Around the Valley
  • Ghostly Places in Arizona – A History of Haunting
  • Riding the Rails, Big and Small, in Arizona
  • Kids and Baseball: Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

The Scottsdale Standard

Upper Westsider

In the Zona Newspaper

Jill Frier occasionally writes and publishes articles for other local publications. See our article published in the Arcadia area newspaper, In The Zona, a publication focused on Valley area schools, education and kids activities. We are proud to be a part of this publication in Central Phoenix.

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