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Mexico’s Rocky Point: A fall break destination

I hadn’t been to Rocky Point in more than 20 years, when the roads were rough and resorts were sparse. Today, the popular vacation...

Family Time: Top October events around metro Phoenix

October brings a bountiful list of outdoor festivals and fairs and a whole lot of comfort food. Get those Halloween costumes ready, because you’re...

Balancing act: Kid performers find harmony between studies and stage

When school starts, some kids are pulling double duty managing academics and a demanding performing arts schedule. Practice time can absorb 16 to 20...

Picture books about storytelling (and why it’s so important!)

“If I had a little book, I would name it Friend. Friend would go wherever I went, our story would never end.” — from...

Flagstaff-area FAVES: Family vacation ideas

Who needs to sweat it out in the Valley when lower temperatures prevail just a couple of hours north? Here are some of our...

How to tell your employer you’re pregnant

Written by Maggie Zehring If you’re expecting, congratulations! If you’re anything like me, it took a minute for that realization to sink in. Being pregnant...

Opportunity closes achievement gap at Pueblo del Sol

Where others might have seen a problem, math teacher Jason Catanese saw an opportunity. Catanese works at Pueblo del Sol Elementary School in the Isaac...

“BlockMania!” opens at Children’s Museum of Phoenix

When the Children’s Museum of Phoenix opened its interactive “BlockMania!” exhibition, no one was more excited than Kate Wells, CEO and a co-founder of...

Crib bumpers and bedding are unsafe

Surrounding a new baby with crib bumpers, cozy blankets, pillows and stuffed animals used to be the norm before researchers discovered that the use...

Is your child at risk for heat-related illness?

Yes, it’s really, REALLY hot outside. It's a furnace, and it's going to be that way for several more weeks. As kids go back to school,...

Pectus excavatum: fixing a sunken chest

Pectus excavatum, sometimes called sunken or funnel chest, is a congenital deformity that several thousand children are born with each year. Though the condition may...

Buying and selling ADHD drugs: What to tell kids

Nearly 23 percent of children and teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who use stimulant medications are approached to buy, sell or trade ADHD drugs, according...

Guns in the home? ASK to keep kids safe

Guns were never a part of my life when I was growing up. Much later, I was surprised to learn that my dad kept...

E-cigarette ads targeting teens?

It’s a Don Draper move that the creative team on Mad Men would relish: Advertising is on the rise for e-cigarettes placed during shows...

Helping young golfers get started

Written by Sharon Enck You could have heard a pin drop—and that’s not a typical observation during a youth sporting event. Then again, golf is...

That kid who gets hurt on the trampoline—yours?

Oh, the bouncy fun kids can have on a trampoline! It keeps them busy and provides exercise---and you can even put one in your...

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