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Looking forward to the future

MacKenzie Scott charitable gift helps Arizona early childhood nonprofit celebrate 40th anniversary  In 1981, Southwest Human Development started with a single program serving young children with...

Arizona Ski and Snow Destinations

We desert dwellers are lucky. We can visit winter weather just a few hours north or south of the Valley, get our fill of...

Co-Parenting Your Baby: 3 Guiding Commitments

Research confirms the accuracy of these poignant lyrics—even for newborns. Here are three commitments separated parents can make to best support the physical and...

Journey to Parenthood

A look at RAK Editor, Monique Seleen’s pregnancy experience: My husband and I are so excited to become first-time parents in 2022. Our little boy...

Win a virtual viewing to HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA: TRANSFORMANIA

My family loves going to the movie theaters but now that we have 3 kids, two of which have a hard time sitting through...

Happy trails! Try hiking as a family at these favorite scenic spots

As we head out for any adventure, big or small, we keep our destination a secret from the kids. Most of the time, we’re...

Parenting hack: Here’s a week of easy go-to family meals

Meal planning is my jam. This process is essential for my family to function. Planning brings calmness and clarity to our typically over-scheduled weeks...

Healthy Love Habits: Happy Holiday Humor

By Karen Aurit, LAMFT Could the secret to navigating holiday stress and even the success of your marriage depend on making your spouse laugh? Research shows...

Courageous Co-Parenting: Sharing New Year’s Resolutions

By Michael Aurit, JD, MDR Struggling to agree on the pick-up time for Christmas morning? Unable to reach an agreement on Winter Break schedules? Are...

Easy Butter Toffee Pretzels

If you're like me you probably spend a lot of the holiday season baking...and eating. These pretzels are a family favorite and we love...

Common Sense Picks: The best holiday movies for kids

By Ilana Lowery, Arizona director for Common Sense Media When you're ready for some quality family time amid the chaos of the season, there's nothing...

Using Common Sense: 8 Ways to Balance Family Screen Time this Holiday Season

By Ilana Lowery The holidays often mean gatherings and time spent with friends and immediate and extended families. Holidays also can be a tough season...

Holiday Tradition Ideas

By Kate Reed My family loves holiday traditions and while we’ve added new ones as a family some of our traditions were passed down from...

5 Tips to Avoid Child Meltdowns and Tantrums During the Holidays

Between holiday parties, cookies, hot chocolate, family get-togethers, school festivities, and more, it can be a crazy time of year for both kids and...

A tongue-tie may be having a bigger impact on your child’s health than you realize!

By Dr. Erika Rowe I triple dog dare you to breathe solely through a coffee stirrer straw for ten minutes. Did you try it? Do...

Ask a pediatrician: Keeping Kids Safe and Healthy this Holiday Season

Dr. Shelly Klein   Holiday decorations, parties, and the overall hustle and bustle around this time of year can pose a threat to children. What are...

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