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3 free treasure hunts families can enjoy together — anywhere

Raising kids in Arizona affords many opportunities to spend time outdoors, especially during these beautiful winter months. But what outdoor activities help strengthen family...
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Kids are spending more time than ever watching YouTube (and much...

Half of the kids in the U.S. will own smartphones by age 11, and phone use is on the rise for kids as young...

Alexa is in the house — so are smart speakers OK...

Alexa, tell me a joke. Alexa, play “Somebody to Love” by Queen. Alexa, rap. My 8-year-old son uses our Amazon Echo — a.k.a. “Alexa” — as his...

6 ways to help young girls grow into STEM careers

As the father of a 6-year-old daughter and the director of the Scottsdale-based kids coding academy CodaKid, I have a special interest in getting...
Observe the Moon

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

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

Sari on Science: Make foam rocket flingers to celebrate the Apollo...

In 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon, and this month marks 50 years since the historic event. At...

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. Laser is actually an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. We...

Getting your act together? There are apps for that!

Moms have minimal time and maximum stress. We have bills to pay, medical appointments to schedule, kids to pick up, lunches to pack, laundry...

Resolve to teach your kids financial skills this year

Gregg Murset is a Scottsdale-based financial planner and a Queen Creek father of six who has long thought about preparing his kids to be...

Phoenix offers free coding and robotics classes for kids

Only a fourth of Arizona’s elementary schools offer computer science courses. But the city of Phoenix’s new codePHX program aims to jumpstart these skills...

Parenting in the Digital Age: Helping parents understand social media risks

Jessica Swarner is not a parent. But two things prompted her interest in helping parents better understand social media trends and ways to keep...

Screen time: One more reason for mom guilt

When we flew with both of our children recently, I was a little nervous. I had never flown with two before. I wasn’t sure...

The real problem with screen time? Speech delays

Ever hand off your phone to your baby to keep her quiet? Or watched an infant stare at an iPad? A new study may...

Inspire girls with stories of trailblazing female scientists and engineers

Normally, I hate TV commercials. I will mute, fast forward, change channels, get a snack, or pay for premium cable to avoid them. But...

Why summer tech camp (teaching kids to code) is worth considering

When one thinks of summer camp, it’s easy to think about kids running, hiking and playing --- free from school desks, homework and, yes,...

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