Birthday Party Life Lessons

By Kerrie McLoughlin A birthday party may look like just a birthday party to you now, but what I see is a setting for life lessons kids can learn that will carry them through their lives to help make them successful, happy and kind. Aren’t those things that we really...

Pumpkin Decorating Made Easy

By Christina Katz Most of these looks work best for medium-sized to smallish pumpkins. For best results, choose a pumpkin with a smooth, unblemished surface. Wash your pumpkin gently with mild soap and water and allow it to dry overnight before you begin decorating....

Mommy Me Time

By Nora Heston Tarte Back to school is the perfect time to steal a few moments for you. The kids are out of the house and whether you work or stay at home that hopefully means you’ll have a few minutes to yourself each week—a welcome change from the busy,...

Camping 101

By Michelle Thompson & Louis Juers Overwhelmed with camping options? That’s understandable! There are so many different types of tents, equipment and accessories that you can get lost in the options. But Arizona State Parks and Trails wants you to get out in...

Education: A Choice Decision

By Denise Yearian There are a host of reasons why parents decide to send their child to a particular school. Here in Arizona, there is a plethora of choices, including the local public school, public charters and private schools. For some it is a smaller...

Paying for college

Don’t let money be a barrier to higher education If your child’s goals after high school include college, they are on a good path! By 2020, nearly seven of every ten jobs will require education or training beyond high school. But let’s face it, the cost of college can...

Safeguard Your Home

By Titilola Afolabi, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS Safeguarding is a continuous process of ensuring that children grow and develop in a safe and effective environment. Standard childproofing solutions such as cabinet and toilet locks and electrical outlet plugs immediately...

The Perfect Note

By Michelle Talsma Everson Music lessons – whether they are instruments or voice – are nearly a childhood rite of passage. “Thousands of scientific and academic studies have shown that music education improves academic achievement, builds communication skills, fosters...

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