Make the Most of the School Year

The start of every school year brings excitement, nerves and anticipation. For both parents and students. There’s no shortage of things to address, including shopping for supplies, making time for meet-the-teacher night or completing all the necessary forms and...

Coping with Chronic Childhood Illness

By the American Psychological Association Parents want to protect their children and keep them safe. It can be particularly devastating to learn that your child has a chronic illness such as diabetes, cancer or juvenile arthritis. By managing your own emotions during...

Stress Free Museum Visits

By Denise Yearian Museums and science centers are a way to explore art, history and science in an educationally engaging environment. To make the most of these visits with children, consider these 10 tips: Plan ahead. Get on the museum’s website to familiarize...

Summer Learning

Beat Summer “Brain Drain”, with Engaging Educational Activities School is out for summer! Children all over the state are enjoying the abundance of free time. The vacations, pool parties and trip to grandma’s are all entertaining, but the long break from...

Mother’s Day Juggling Act

By Kerrie McLoughlin Remember Mother’s Day before you were married? The day probably revolved around your own mom, stepmom or other mother figure. Then your mother-in-law came into the picture, and you had to really split your time every second Sunday in May. Once YOU...

Pool Party Safety

  By Nora Heston Tarte In any given year, the sun makes an appearance on 296 days in Phoenix, so it makes sense why the Phoenix-Mesa metropolitan area nabbed six of the top ten spots for cities with the largest percentage of swimming pools in the country,...

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