Perched on a barstool at Starbucks, Gilbert gym owner Felicia Romero sips her whipped-cream-topped grande caramel latte with a smile and an ease most health-conscious people wouldn’t display while consuming so many calories. “That number on the scale doesn’t define you by any means,” says Romero, describing why she started her own workout routine and […]
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“I don’t have time for myself” is a common lament among mothers. With work commitments, managing a household and caring for children, finding pockets of “me time” is a luxury for most moms. But scheduling downtime isn’t indulgent—it’s essential. A few hours for yourself helps you be your best self, and that benefits your family. […]
The familiar buzz of my iPhone jars me awake. It is 5:30 a.m. and the house is still at rest. Despite the early hour and the temptation to catch a few more minutes of sleep, I slip on my shorts, toss my cap on my head and tiptoe to the garage. My running shoes offer […]
Kids can work out with two of their favorite local sports mascots, thanks to a free interactive video accessible online. “Join the Challenge” was produced in partnership with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, the Phoenix Suns, the Phoenix Mercury and Univision Arizona to offer educators a new option to keep kids moving. It […]
Kari Taylor had girls running up and back on a part of the field at Larry C. Kennedy Elementary School last week, in various organized drills and games meant to increase soccer skills. She was at Kennedy Elementary for a “Soccer Extravaganza” with help from The Phoenix FC Wolves, the new USL PRO professional soccer […]
It was the middle of the night when my husband and I were awakened by a frantic sound of splashing mixed with helpless, panicky yelps. Being new to pool owning, it took us a moment to follow the sounds outside. Luckily it was still cool at night and our bedroom windows were open. Had they […]
Want to help your children avoid our country’s epidemic of childhood obesity? Pack lunchboxes for school instead of buying school lunches. That’s one conclusion from a recent study by the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. Check-ups of 1,003 Michigan sixth graders in a school-based health program showed children who are obese were more likely to […]
Maybe Sarah Palin, in one of the upcoming Republican primary debates, will cite Lulu as her favorite political philosopher, just as George W. did in the now infamous 1999 debate when he chose Jesus Christ as his. WWLD?
SUMMER SURVIVAL GUIDE: 30 tips for getting through the summer, including indoor play places, staycations, nighttime adventures, “doing Disneyland” tips and more.Add to cart
ARIZONA’S CHILDREN: Gilbert couple Becki and Brett MacLay always knew they wanted a lively household. When they became foster parents, that’s exactly what they got.
On our cover: Phoenix Municipal Court Judge Cynthia Gonzales and daughter Winter Warnicke (12) at the Arizona Cactus-Pine Girl Scouts new Parson’s Leadership Center.Add to cart
As director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, Dr. Cara Christ promotes vaccinations, healthy habits and the state’s new Infants to Work Program.Add to cart
Day and overnight SUMMER CAMPS: Find day camps that meet every interest, from horseback riding to theatrical performance, sports and STEM/STEAM themes. Plus overnight camps in Arizona and beyond that celebrate the great outdoors or build science and technology skills.Add to cart
Girl Power: 13-year-old entrepreneur Aleena Valdez is ready to change the world.Add to cart
20 ideas to help families get active in the new yearAdd to cart