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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.

The joys of grandparenting

When I gave birth to twin daughters 32 years ago, I never imagined my babies becoming parents. It seemed light years away. But in...

ARIZONA’S CHILDREN: Forming forever families through adoption

Fourth in a series about foster care in Arizona Chandler mom Michon Javelosa always knew she wanted to adopt. “I was not interested in having...

6 ways to celebrate Grandparents Day

Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 is National Grandparents Day. Children's museums and family venues in metro Phoenix are celebrating with free or discounted admission for...

Kinship care: Grandmother of four takes on the unexpected

Third in a series about foster parenting in Arizona Four years ago, Kelly Ray left her job as a special needs instructor in Ohio to...

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

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...
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Books that celebrate grandparents — on Grandparents Day and every day

Grandparents. They are the hot sauce on our ribs, the fancy sprinkles on our cupcakes, and, if we are truly lucky, the whipped cream,...

Changing Hands offers Grandparents Day Build-A-Book events

Sunday, Sept. 11 is Grandparents Day. What a lovely idea for a holiday --- setting aside a day for grandchildren to celebrate the special-ness of...

The changing role of grandparents

“Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go…” So goes the famous nursery rhyme. There was a time when the...
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Grandparents raising grandchildren – a success story

“I wanted to thank you for raising me into the wonderful person I am and putting your name onto something so huge, it means...
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10 great ways to spend Grandparents Day

Most grandparents appreciate the gift of sharing time above all others. We’ve found some great ways to spend Grandparents Day, which takes place this...
Grandparents Day Magnet Craft

Grandparents’ Day refrigerator magnet

Make a special craft for grandparents this week (Sept 3-8) at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. Art Studio Manager John Bomhoff shares instructions. Ages:...

Send a hug for Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day is Sept. 9. If your kids’ grandparents live out of state, here is an idea for sending them a big hug through...

Riding with the grandparents: even safer with new AAA classes

Researchers found that a child’s risk for injury was fifty percent lower when riding with the grandparents than with parents.

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