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Puppy-whipped

I can’t leave my house. I am trapped by my puppy. It’s not that she (an outrageously adorable black lab mix whose pregnant mommy...

I’m getting a puppy because…

I'm getting a puppy because...I've lost my mind.

Why spanking doesn’t work

Do you spank your kids? Why or why not? Not sure why you feel the way you do about spanking?

Casting light on the shadow of abuse

Lilian Motz of Surprise was just 5 months old when she was brutally shaken by a caregiver who was a relative by marriage. Her...

Cutting the grass? Check out these lawn mower safety tips

Over 600 children undergo amputations each year due to lawn mower-related injuries.

I hate Mario Kart!

If I don’t share their interest in Mario Kart, what’s next? Suddenly, I can’t stand their music, don’t like their friends, don’t know anything about what interests them. They become goth, start smoking cigarettes to be cool, go off to college, get a slew of body piercings, bad grades, and stds and I have only myself to blame.

Overwhelmed by health care decisions?

Cutting through all of the advice available in today’s information-saturated Internet era.

Truth or denial

My six year old son, who happens to be what we in the mom profession call a "triple threat;" smart, willful and extremely manipulative...

Time for climbing trees

This morning, after I checked my email, looked at my personal Facebook page, looked at the Raising Arizona Kids Magazine Facebook page, perused the...

What to do with an old TV?

A new study in the journal Clinical Pediatrics found that injury rates from toppling televisions are up, and it could be due to where we put these old, boxy TV sets.

A better way to search for answers to health questions

You've probably played this game before. Your child comes down with a fever, complains of pain, suddenly begins acting out at school, needs a vaccination. So you take to the internet, and begin googling symptoms in search for answers.

SHELLY IVY – Just how she pictured it

Gilbert mom Shelly Ivy started Ivy Studios Photography while working full-time. She grew the business to the point that she was able to quit...

Bah, humbug!

I got a formal letter recently from a retail company that advertised with us off and on during pre-recession days. When I first opened...

Your tax dollars at work!

Okay, what is wrong with this picture? Our State is literally going broke. We don’t have enough space to house the criminal offenders we...

Thankful

This being Thanksgiving weekend, I started to think about all the things I’m thankful for: I’m thankful that my family is well and happy (most...

Frazzle dazzle

My son wrote to ask if he could get my pancake recipe. I cherish requests like that, which give me hope that I am...

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...