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...

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...

Learning Starts Early

By Ofelia Gonzalez When Lisa Zorita’s daughter was born, the Phoenix business woman put her career on hold to care full-time for Catalina. “My primary role while she was young was to be present for her,” Zorita says, adding that she had no idea all that would entail....

Celebrating Grandparents

By Michelle Talsma Everson When I think of my fondest childhood memories, they usually involve “Beta” – my maternal grandmother. She was an amazing woman; she raised seven kids and then helped to raise my cousins and myself. She made summers special and found creative...

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