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gAsp I’m Breastfeeding!

Written by RAK staff member, Monique Seleen. Alicia Samone, a Glendale-based photographer and mother of three, is hosting her sixth annual free “gASP I’m...

Pseudo safety in the water

I taught swimming lessons for almost 20 years and always emphasized that very young children do not have the judgment or cognitive memory to respond reliably in a potential drowning situation.

Post-pandemic mental health: Will the kids be all right?

Parents and educators continue to worry about the mental health fallout from teens being physically isolated from friends, teachers and extended family members during...

Project Cactus: Celebrate Young Learners!

In our classroom, we read many, many stories. Recently, I read The Three Little Javelinas, by Susan Lowell, which takes place in the desert....

Early Childhood Day at the Capitol goes virtual

On Tuesday, March 9, early childhood educators, parents, community partners, and other early childhood champions will gather virtually for the annual Early Childhood Day...

Get information on speech and language development by text

Parents and caregivers who have concerns about their child’s speech and language development have free access to a resource from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s...

Olivia and Liam are once again the most popular baby names in Arizona

Olivia is once again the top name for girls, and Liam — for the fifth year in a row — is the top name...

Expecting? What to know about choosing your baby’s doctor

A good time to start thinking about finding a pediatrician for your new baby is at the beginning of your third trimester. The last...

Pandemic Pregnancy: Expecting the unexpected during COVID-19

As if the physical and emotional adjustments to pregnancy and childbirth weren’t enough, tens of thousands of Arizona women have been experiencing it under...

High school students: Apply soon for Midwestern University’s healthcare career experiences

Application deadlines are looming for three popular Midwestern University programs designed to provide healthcare career experiences for Valley high school students. Virtual Arizona Regional...

Great baby gifts

1. Lovevery Play Kits. This gift takes the guesswork out of choosing a toy for your favorite growing baby. Lovevery toys are designed by...

Nominations sought for Junior Achievement of Arizona’s 18 Under 18

Junior Achievement of Arizona’s annual 18 Under 18 awards program honors 18 outstanding young people in Arizona — up-and-comers who show exceptional entrepreneurial spirit,...

The secret to selecting great toys

What is the best toy for a young child? Go ahead, guess. I’ll wait. Here are some hints: It doesn’t have batteries or any...

The 16 Vaccine: Teens need all the protection we can give them

My son Chris passed away just two weeks after kicking the winning goal that made his high school soccer team Arizona state champions. The day...

Hubbard Family Swim School opens new location in Goodyear

Hubbard Family Swim School has opened a fourth location in the Market at Estrella Falls, 1785 N. Pebble Creek Parkway in Goodyear. Derek Cochran, general...

A new way to fast-track students to bachelor’s degrees

Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC), a public school district dedicated to career and technical education programs, is partnering with Arizona State University to create...

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