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What’s in your diaper bag? Local moms reveal their top baby must-haves

We asked local moms about their favorite must-haves for babies. From unisex diaper backpacks to fancy wipes, here are some of the products moms...

“Mummies of the World” exhibit opens Feb. 10 at Arizona Science Center

A new blockbuster exhibit comes to downtown Phoenix on Sunday, Feb. 10. “Mummies of the World: The Exhibition” features 40 human and animal mummies...

Birth to Five helpline offers support for soothing fussy babies

The Fussy Baby program, part of Southwest Human Development’s Birth to Five Helpline, provides support for parents who are concerned about their baby’s temperament...

Transitions: Helping your child navigate to a new school or on to college

Consider a visit to a foreign country where you don’t know anyone, you don’t speak the same language and you aren’t familiar with the...

Sari on Science: How to make your own tin-can laser show

Laser light is not a natural form of light; it’s man-made. Here’s an activity for an at-home version of a laser show you can build yourself.

Childsplay and Black Theatre Troupe stage “And in This Corner: Cassius Clay”

A bell sounds, and a young fighter named Cassius Clay Jr. steps into the ring. Before becoming a strong civil rights advocate and one...

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament opening this summer in Scottsdale

You’re not hallucinating if you see a castle taking shape adjacent to Salt River Fields on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community near Scottsdale....

Big-picture parenting: The new year is a great time to consider long-term goals

As parents, we can quickly get stuck in the daily minutiae of child rearing and forget to look ahead. A new year is a...

Family venues offer federal workers free entry during government shutdown

Local family venues are trying to ease some of the pain for federal workers who remain unpaid during the partial federal government shutdown that's become...

Mud maniacs: Obstacle course races offer family fitness and fun

On a normal day, kids are asked dozens of times to act and look a certain way: Tuck in their shirts, fix their hair,...

Fewer worries in 2019: One mom’s New Year’s wish

You know those job interviews where they ask about your worst quality? I know. Everyone hates that question. But it’s not a tough one...

Q&A with Arizona’s 2019 Teacher of the Year Kareem Neal

Kareem Neal was a chemical engineering major until late into his junior year at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Then he attended a...

Detour Company Theatre stages “Shrek,” “Legally Blonde”

The 46 actors have 16 weeks to get ready for their January performances of the Broadway musicals “Shrek” and “Legally Blonde.” In the piano...

Teens: Phoenix Sister Cities applications due Jan. 11

Phoenix high school sophomores and juniors can apply to serve as Youth Ambassadors and travel to one of Phoenix’s 10 sister cities. Youth Ambassadors...

New Year resolutions for kids include practicing kindness

The ancient Babylonians may have been the first to come up with a set of New Year resolutions, hoping to find favor with the...

Six neighboring families, six different approaches to school choice

We are mothers, neighbors and friends. Each of us values faith, family and education. Yet each of us made different school choices for our...

Party Articles

Out-of-the Box Birthday Party Ideas

Wanting to do something a little extra special for your child’s next birthday party? Maybe it’s a milestone birthday—like turning double digits or entering...

Party Etiquette

Whether you’re hosting a party or attending one, you may be wondering—do people really RSVP anymore? What about goodie bags, are those still a...

How to Throw a Birthday Party that Won’t Break the Bank

I remember the days when birthday parties consisted of colorful balloons, streamers, a simple cake, and the classics like musical chairs and tag with...

How to do a drive-by birthday party

As we get deeper into quarantine, people have gotten creative with birthday celebrations. One result: the drive-by birthday party.

Home pool party? Hire a lifeguard!

Drowning happens silently and quickly. That’s why children are at risk even when — and sometimes especially when — adults are nearby. Even a "designated...