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“Raising an Entrepreneur” offers tips to nurture a child’s creativity, independence

When business and parenting are mentioned in the same breath, or in the same book, the bottom line usually involves encouraging the parent to...

Smart Cookie: Original—and easy!—cookie creations

Christi Farr Johnstone, of Phoenix, impressed family members and friends with her chocolate-covered pretzels with sprinkles on top. “It isn’t rocket science,” she told...

Phoenix mom launches Artful Giving

"Like a lot of women, I tried for years to find my niche at local non-profits," says Phoenix mom Peggy Baze. The self-described "empty-nester,"...

Mom-daughter entrepreneurs support arts in schools

Scottsdale mom and daughter Jen and Ariana Silver are working together to support arts education in Arizona and beyond. Ari, then just 8 years old,...

Mom-daughter artists raise cancer awareness

Scottsdale mom and art teacher Rachel Householder has been known to drive around town with a stack of torsos in the back of her...

Dad and daughter share interest in Phoenix history

Robert Melikian’s interest in Phoenix history lead him to publish Vanishing Arizona (Arcadia Publishing, 2010), a book of historical photographs of buildings in Phoenix...

Making time for mom

RAK staff members Jenny Gillespie (graphic artist), Tina Gerami (advertising trafficking) and Brandy Collet (circulation). Photo by Daniel Friedman. As a mom and an entrepreneur,...

Fitness works out as a business

As one of three owners of AZ Pro Physiquesin Gilbert, Whitney Jones of Chandler is proof that working out and proper nutrition yield results....

A gym built for competition and fun

Every four years we get our gymnastics fix by watching the summer Olympics on television. But Valley gyms are full of kids in competitive-...

Creating a healthy environment for growth and learning

Sisters Genna Batycki and Allyson Tewers opened Natural Choice Academy for infants through pre-K after each had completed years of experience in education. Genna...

Making sure new moms look their best

It’s not often that a business owner can test run a business and then come back to it eight years later. Daryl Collier of...

All that glitters is goals

Jaime Ingram of Queen Creek sells tens of thousands of Glitter Headbands each month through a business, Diamond Duds, that she runs out of...

CARRIE CURRAN: A place of her own, finally

Carrie Curran of Scottsdale opened Carrie Curran Art Studios in December after working with children and art for 17 years. She started with a...

Look good to feel good

Kristin Provvidenti of Phoenix ((at right, with employee Lynne Saccento) named her business Stella Bella after her mother, who passed away from liver cancer...

Coupon smarts

Though her company is called CouponSense, “really, we are a technology company,” says Laurie Meyers, owner and founder. She can track the history of...

Danielle Wurth has a system for organizing your stuff

Danielle Wurth of Scottsdale has always been an organized person. She likes sorting things, arranging things and setting up systems for managing her stuff. Her...

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...