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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Archive for the ‘Fathers’ Category

Two generations of gratitude and giving back

It’s been about a year since I joined the board for Raising Special Kids, a 38-year-old nonprofit that provides parent-to-parent support for families navigating disabilities and special healthcare needs in children from birth to age 26. As a rare board member who doesn’t have a child with special needs, I’m learning a lot. The most […]

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Queen Creek dad, Olympic gymnast Alex Naddour eyes 2020 U.S. team

Young dads typically have a lot on their plates, and that’s especially true for Olympic gymnast Alex Naddour of Queen Creek. In addition to raising his 1-year-old daughter (alongside his wife, Hollie), he’s a real-estate agent and is training for the U.S. Men’s National Team tryouts in August. Every other day you can find 26-year-old Naddour […]

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Father’s Day roundup: 6 fun things to do with Dad in metro Phoenix

Still not sure what to do for dear Dad on Father’s Day this Sunday, June 18? Here are a few quick ideas and great deals around the Valley! 1. Free admission! Dads get in free at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix and the i.d.e.a. Museum in Mesa on Father’s Day. Both museums offer hands-on play, […]

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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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The Rites of Passage offers parents help with ‘the talk’ and more

Discussing sex and puberty with kids is difficult. Extreme awkwardness aside, parents often hold outdated ideas about the birds-and-the-bees talk since they had theirs decades ago. Just trying to determine exactly when your son is ready for “the talk” or navigating your  preteen daughter’s wild, tearful mood swings is tough. That’s why Jodi Kaye, a […]

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We want you! (To join the RAK Readers Advisory Panel)

Somehow, we went from summer to the holiday season in a snap. If that’s not fast enough, we’re already looking ahead to the January issue of Raising Arizona Kids. In January, we’ll welcome a new 2017 RAK Readers Advisory Panel — a dozen local parents who will be our informal sounding board. We’re looking for […]

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D-backs’ Derrick Hall talks fatherhood, youth sports and surviving cancer

As CEO of Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks, Derrick Hall has a big job. But he would tell you that his most important job is being a dad. The father of three lives in Paradise Valley with his wife, Amy. Two of their children, Hayden and Kylie, still live at home; their eldest son, Logan, […]

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10 ways to celebrate Father’s Day

As You Wish, Arizona, Father's Day, free

Father’s Day is June 19. What are you doing to celebrate the special guy in your life? We’ve pulled together a roundup of activities and events to honor the fathers, grandfathers, uncles and all of the men we lean on and turn to in our life. Here are 10 ways to celebrate Father’s Day. Play at […]

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Phoenix Mercury kicks off 20th season, works to draw young fans

If you need an “assist” keeping the kids busy this summer, the Phoenix Mercury is ready to help. The WNBA team’s lineup, with a home opener on Friday, May 20, will include lots of things for the youngest fans to do both on and off the court. Vince Kozar, the team’s vice president of business […]

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Project Jigsaw: A family for everyone

This story begins with two people who met through mutual friends at work. They found it comfortable to be together. A friendship blossomed. One night, they decided to go bowling. They didn’t think of it as “a thing”—they thought it was just hanging out as friends. It was fun—playful competition, easy conversation. They discovered how […]

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