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Resolve to teach your kids financial skills this year

Gregg Murset is a Scottsdale-based financial planner and a Queen Creek father of six who has long thought about preparing his kids to be...

Phoenix offers free coding and robotics classes for kids

Only a fourth of Arizona’s elementary schools offer computer science courses. But the city of Phoenix’s new codePHX program aims to jumpstart these skills...

5 questions with Danielle Wurth about getting organized

RAK featured Scottsdale mom Danielle Wurth in an August 2011 web-exclusive story. Her business, Wurth Organizing, served a growing list of clients who craved...

Parenting in the Digital Age: Helping parents understand social media risks

Jessica Swarner is not a parent. But two things prompted her interest in helping parents better understand social media trends and ways to keep...

Owner of Joy Bus Diner feeds body and soul

Five years ago, Jennifer Caraway had two simple reasons to cook for a friend fighting cancer: She wanted to help fight the disease with...

Books about snow: celebrating the magic of frosty flakes

Snow is so much more than cloud chemistry; it’s a state of mind. It’s about stillness, seeing old things with new eyes, and adding...

My daughter’s Iraqi best friend taught me to hope and help

At our kitchen table one evening, my 10-year-old daughter, Victoria, wanted to show me something as I checked her homework. “Here’s how you write the...

5 ways to teach children gratitude — beyond Thanksgiving

As we approach Thanksgiving, many of us reflect on our blessings.  As parents, we’re also pondering how to teach gratitude to our children. Why is...

Preschool art: Bubble wrap creates an undersea scene

Help preschoolers create ther own undersea landscapes using bubble wrap, paper plates, paint and a little imagination. A simple do-at-home art project.

Kindergarten redshirting: Should you hold back your preschooler?

Arizona parents with pre-K children right now are prepping them for kindergarten. For some, the process is pretty straightforward: “My child turned 5 by...

31 (somewhat) spooky Halloween books for kids

Every holiday celebration helps cultivate children’s roots — those strong, deep connections to family, traditions and values. Halloween festivities can help kids develop and...

Spooky Slime for Halloween

If your children don’t mind getting their hands dirty, work together to create this delightfully disgusting slime. Empty a four-ounce bottle of school glue...

Grandparenting in the tech age is still about sharing our family stories

My cellphone alarm beeped at 5:30 Tuesday evening. Time to video chat with Grace and Finley, my 6- and 4-year-old grandchildren, who live in...

5 places to help you maintain fitness during pregnancy

Working out is an important part of your routine---but when you are pregnant, you may wonder which exercises are healthy for you and your...

Happy New Year fireworks craft

This festive craft came to me when when I was trying to figure out a creative way for our family to celebrate New Year's...

Handwriting help for kids

Why do some children have such beautiful handwriting while others' looks more like scribbles? The process of writing---physically putting pencil or pen to paper---is more...

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