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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...

Essay contest: 20 Arizona fifth-graders will win $529 toward a college savings plan

CONTEST CLOSED. See the winners here.  The Arizona 529 College Savings Program has launched its first-ever essay-writing contest for fifth-graders. Twenty winning essayists — one...

Teens can apply now for the Arizona Education Department’s Student Advisory Council

Arizona students in grades 5-12 can apply to be members of the Arizona Department of Education's first Student Advisory Council. The deadline to apply...

Tutoring can lead to free tuition at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix

It’s not every day you hear that a full college scholarship is available for doing something you need to do anyway. Imagine getting 100 hours...

Kindergarten Bootcamp helps kids/parents with school readiness — and it fills up fast!

It’s not all about nap rugs, snack time, shoe-tying and finger-painting anymore. Kindergarten is tough. Seriously. Not quite “Game of Thrones,” but tough. Today’s...

8 ways to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s lunar landing

Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of a milestone achievement in science --- the day America's Apollo 11 mission landed on the moon, and Astronaut...

Registration underway for Maricopa County Reads: A Universe of Stories program

Kids and adults can sign up now for Maricopa County Reads, the all-ages online summer reading program running June 1-Aug. 1. This year’s theme...

Raising Outdoor Kids: 5 eco-friendly family habits to adopt

It took a few trips to the grocery store before we remembered to grab the reusable bags we kept in the car. We’d get...

5 ways to celebrate Earth Day (April 22) in greater Phoenix

Monday, April 22, marks the 49th anniversary of Earth Day — a day to honor the environment that was first organized in response to...

Arizona Science Center’s “Mummies of the World” exhibit: Riveting, eerie and cool

Mummies of the World: The Exhibition at Arizona Science Center has all of the Egyptian mummification artifacts you learned about in grade school: sarcophagi,...

“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...

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...

Challenger Space Center moving into Paradise Valley school district

Having closed its Peoria location in August, Challenger Space Center will reopen in a former elementary school in the Paradise Valley Unified School District, officials announced...

Upcycled Science: Create your own musical instrument

Traditionally made from the skeletons and spines of cacti, rainsticks recreate the sound of falling rain and were believed to be used by ancient...

Essential reading for the girl-power trip

“Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” Nope, it’s not a chorus of the universal kids-in-cars whine. It’s me wondering if the girl empowerment...

What to do when reading is a chore

My 7-year-old son hates to read, but he loves books. He’ll sit in his room for hours, paging through volumes. Most car rides start with...

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...