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Why you shouldn’t delay well-child checkups

The coronavirus is scary for all of us. Pediatric offices across the Valley are doing their best to keep everyone safe and provide good...

Raising Outdoor Kids: What we’ve learned from raising chickens

The adults used to be the first ones awake at our house, pretty regularly. In recent weeks, that’s changed. Now, it’s not uncommon for...

Children’s Museum of Phoenix opens expanded outdoor play space

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix reopens on Friday, Nov. 20, with 15,000 additional square feet of outdoor play space featuring a straw-bale castle, a...

Pandemic parenting: Forget perfectionism

If the pandemic has taught me anything in the last seven months, it’s that we all handle stress differently, and these differences create conflict...

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...

Giving thanks: 3 ways to practice genuine gratitude

Could gratitude give us a reason to keep going when the going gets tougher than ever?

Boyce Thompson Arboretum opens new Wallace Desert Garden

The Wallace Desert Garden lies within Boyce Thompson's natural desert setting and includes new walking trails and loops.

8 books for kids on civil rights, democracy and voting

We'll likely be talking to our children about this year of civil unrest and reckoning, the election, and its eventual outcome for decades to...

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...

Phoenix Art Museum offers $5 admission for kids

Phoenix Art Museum is lowering its admission price for visitors ages 17 and younger from $14 to $5 through Jan. 31, 2021.

Using Common Sense: High-speed internet access complicates distance learning

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools in ​47 states, including Arizona,​ closed their doors, leaving ​55 million students at home. And the...

Skate After School gives free skateboards to kids

Skate After School, a Phoenix-based nonprofit, is giving free skateboards to kids. Skate After School began in 2012 as a small community project and...

Sari on Science: Creepy screaming balloons for Halloween

This time of year, there’s nothing like creating a spooky atmosphere. My daughter loves to try to scare people, so we spent some time...

The quiet blessings of “interesting times”

Perhaps it takes living in “interesting times,” to recognize quiet blessings — the birds at the windowsill, the butterflies in the garden.

Raising Outdoor Kids: Enjoy fall scenery on colorful Arizona hikes

Although we’re surrounded by cactus and desert landscaping in Phoenix, there’s no shortage of fall scenery to explore on a day trip to other parts of Arizona.

Chandler High School Spanish teacher is Arizona’s 2021 Teacher of the Year

Sara Wyffels, a Spanish teacher at Chandler High School, was named Arizona’s 2021 Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Educational Foundation.

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