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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Work-life balance: Mesa couple creates family-friendly networking events

We’ve all been there: After grinding through another long work week and tackling an even longer list of household chores, you get invited to happy hour with co-workers and friends. You almost jump at the chance to have a night out. But first, you need to find and pay for a babysitter. Then, guilt settles […]

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Rafterhouse: Two Phoenix families’ HGTV pilot to air on Wednesday, April 12

A few years ago, builder Chris Liles and real-estate agent Austin King were quietly transforming midcentury ranch homes in the Arcadia neighborhood of east Phoenix, striving to preserve the classic style while giving the homes modern amenities and making them functional for young families like theirs. This year, their company, called Rafterhouse, may find a […]

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Girl power! Phoenix teen is ready to change the world

Wearing a sleeveless navy-blue dress and white low-top Converse shoes, Aleena Valdez stood behind the microphone and adjusted her glasses. “You’re never too young to change the world,” she told the more than 60 tween and teenage girls listening to her soft, measured voice. “That’s what my dad always told me, and it’s always really […]

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“Milk. Beer. Wine.” is a networking event for parent entrepreneurs

MORE — a local start-up created to help time-starved parent entrepreneurs — is launching a series of family-friendly happy hours called “Milk. Beer. Wine,” meant to unite business and family in a relaxed setting, so kids can play and adults can network and connect with other family-minded business owners. This month’s event is 5:30-7:30 p.m. […]

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“Raising an Entrepreneur” offers tips to nurture a child’s creativity, independence

When business and parenting are mentioned in the same breath, or in the same book, the bottom line usually involves encouraging the parent to employ some type of transactional behavior with the child(ren), such as paying allowances for chores; exchanging money, points, privileges or treats for proper behavior; or — I kid you not — […]

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LA comedians, co-creators of “I Mom So Hard” sell out Phoenix shows

  To stressed-out moms everywhere, Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley are internet rock stars. The co-creators of online comedy act #IMomSoHard have gotten about 15 million views with their organic banter on the trials of parenthood — most of them with wine glasses in hand. The LA moms/actors/comedians recently kicked off a national comedy tour […]

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Smart Cookie: Original—and easy!—cookie creations

Christi Farr Johnstone, of Phoenix, impressed family members and friends with her chocolate-covered pretzels with sprinkles on top. “It isn’t rocket science,” she told them. Initially trained as a photojournalist, Johnstone earned a degree to become a marriage and family therapist. Currently she is known for her quick, easy and fun cookie treats. “I always […]

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Phoenix mom launches Artful Giving

“Like a lot of women, I tried for years to find my niche at local non-profits,” says Phoenix mom Peggy Baze. The self-described “empty-nester,” whose son and daughter are both in their 20s, tried volunteering with a food bank and a hospice organization before she landed at UMOM in Phoenix. Baze learned about UMOM, Arizona’s […]

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Mom-daughter entrepreneurs support arts in schools

Scottsdale mom and daughter Jen and Ariana Silver are working together to support arts education in Arizona and beyond. Ari, then just 8 years old, came home from school one day dismayed that art classes were being cut. “I have an entrepreneurial and activist bent,” says Silver, who told Ari, “If you’re going to complain, […]

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Mom-daughter artists raise cancer awareness

Scottsdale mom and art teacher Rachel Householder has been known to drive around town with a stack of torsos in the back of her SUV. They’re not real, of course. They’re works of art created to help raise awareness of the hereditary cancers that have plagued her family for generations. Householder stored several of the torsos in […]

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