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Raising Outdoor Kids: Four reasons gardening is great for tiny humans

We call our raised garden boxes an urban micro-farm, because it is. Tending it is good for our tiny humans.

4th Trimester Arizona hosts March 7 conference at i.d.e.a. Museum in Mesa

The 4th Trimester Arizona — a nonprofit that works to support and empower Arizona families during their transition to parenthood — hosts its third...

Valley Youth Theatre presents its sixth production of “The Princess and the Pea” Feb. 7-23

King Maximillian and his mother, Old Queen Maude, seek the insight of Esmeralda Smythe — the wisest (and only) gypsy in the kingdom. They...

5 things to consider when choosing a school for your child

When my twin boys were born, I was elated. I’d never experienced anything as wonderful as being a mom. While I had a lot...

Preparing kids (and parents) for summer sleepaway camp

Sleepaway camp conjures images of idyllic sunny days filled with sing-alongs, matching T-shirts, lake activities, close friendships, crafts, and, with some luck, a few...

Sari on Science: For Valentine’s Day, make color-changing flowers

When you give a flower a drink of water, where does the water go? My daughter and I recently investigated this very question, and...

Wrap up summer planning in one day at Camp Fair AZ!

Camp Fair AZ is a fun place to discover a variety of programs available locally and around the country. It takes place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29 — Leap Day — at Ability 360 Sports & Fitness Center, 5031 W. Washington St. in Phoenix. 

Learn to camp as a family during AZ Family Campout Program weekends

Have you thought about taking the family camping but didn’t feel confident in your wilderness skills — or your kids' attention spans for roughing...

Dignity Health and Phoenix Children’s to debut Women’s and Children’s Pavilion

We're expecting! EARLY NEXT YEAR, a new five-story, 378,000 square-foot Women’s and Children’s Pavilion is opening on the Dignity Health—Mercy Gilbert Medical Center campus. This...

Here’s the problem: We’re not teaching kids to be problem-solvers

No matter where our sons and daughters go after they graduate high school — whether to college, trade school, the military or into the...

Childsplay brings Mo Willems’ “Elephant & Piggie” to life at Herberger Theater

Need a laugh? How about some Motown-style music and groovy dance moves? Then Childplay’s newest musical, "Elephant & Piggie’s 'We Are in a Play,'"...

Study: Emotional intelligence improves school performance

Kids who better understand and manage their emotions perform better in school, according to a new study published in the American Psychological Association’s journal...

Q&A with Lynette Stant, Arizona’s 2020 Teacher of the Year

Arizona Teacher of the Year Lynette Stant talks about challenges facing Arizona teachers, her proudest moments and why she loves her job.

Parenting hack: Start saving for college now with a 529 savings plan

Student loan debt is a continuing problem for young people today, but here’s help: Parents, grandparents and even aunts, uncles or friends can lower...

Black History Month: WORDS can change the WORLD

Well, this is awkward. I’m supposed to be recommending books for Black History Month, but I’m feeling pretty conflicted about the whole thing. It’s...

Olivia and Liam are most popular baby names in Arizona

  Olivia is the top name for girls, and Liam — for the fourth year in a row — is the top name for boys,...

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