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Sandra Day O’Connor Institute launches online O’Connor U

The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute has put its educational programs online. O’Connor U offers civics education opportunities through a digital platform, teaching “Civics For...

Children’s Museum of Phoenix to host a Graduation Drive-Thru Parade

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix will celebrate all graduates, from preschoolers to college age, with a Drive-Thru Graduation Parade 9-11am this Saturday, May 23....

Recognize a 2020 graduate on May 20, Arizona Graduation Day

Expect More Arizona is encouraging all Valley families to celebrate Arizona Graduate Recognition Day, cleverly scheduled on Wednesday, May 20 for the Class of...

Arizona Boardwalk will reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend

Arizona Boardwalk announced Monday that it will be reopening to families on Thursday, just in time for the Memorial Day Weekend. The popular Scottsdale entertainment...

Were you “weekending” on your first free weekend?

"What are you doing during your first real weekend following the May 15 expiration of Arizona’s official stay-at-home order?" It didn't seem like a loaded...

A virtual graduation project to inspire Arizona’s future leaders

Rhonda Bannard of Phoenix recalls her graduation from Sunnyslope High School with wistfulness and gratitude: “It was an amazing celebration — a way to...

Junior Achievement of Arizona honors 18 Under 18 in virtual celebration

Need a little inspiration? Meet 18 local teens who are making a difference in the community — and around the world. Junior Achievement of Arizona...

Georgie and the Giant Germ helps kids (and parents) process COVID-19 anxiety

Georgie and the Giant Germ might look like a coloring book for kids — and it is. But it's also a guidebook for parents...

Dining and distancing: Mesa family shares their experience

Rebecca Powers of Mesa took her 12-year-old son Jaxson to lunch Tuesday at one of their favorite local restaurants — BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery...

Restaurants reopen to a rush of relief, and remaining mixed feelings

Early Monday evening was just as busy as a weekend happy hour at the O.H.S.O. Eatery and nano-Brewery, thanks to a reopening rush. O.H.S.O....

Children’s Museum of Phoenix takes summer camps virtual with Camp in a Box

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix will offer a virtual camp experience this summer with Camp in a Box, designed for children ages 4-10. The summer-camp-at-home...

Being a mom: What’s changed, what hasn’t, in 30 years

A young East Valley mother talks with her own mom about parenting challenges both new and timeless.

Phoenix Indian Center seeks donations for hard-hit Navajo nation

The Phoenix Indian Center is collecting donations of much-needed supplies to deliver to the Navajo Nation, the third-highest coronavirus-affected area in the United States. Acceptable...

Is screen time a COVID-19 parenting panacea? I wish!

Screen time. In my mind, this term stands for a conglomeration of tablet-based kids’ games, Cosmic Kids Yoga, and — most of all —...

Pandemic Parenting Poll: Lots of apprehension about the state reopening some businesses

Nearly three-quarters of Arizona families are opposed to — or undecided about — the state’s decision to partially reopen some services starting this week,...

Common Sense launches Parent Trapped podcast for families sheltered at home

Parent Trapped, a new podcast, aims to offer comic relief — along with common sense advice — for parents who fear they are dropping...

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