Family Staycations

By Nora Heston Tarte Summer is almost here and that means it’s time to plan your summer vacation! Lucky for Phoenix families, there’s no need to travel far to enjoy a little fun in (and out of) the sun. These vacations offer opportunities for families to rest, relax,...

Secrets of Happy Moms

By Christa Melnyk Hines “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama We know that happiness is an emotion that can come and go. But how do we recapture that bubbly feeling amid the challenges and stresses of parenthood?...

The Sugar Rush

By Dan Williams PT, BCN Sugar is everywhere. We know that sugar is bad for our weight and waistlines; so how much of the sweet stuff should we be allowing our kids to have and why? To answer this, let’s first take a look at what sugar is and how it affects the body...

Yogi Kids

By Christa Melnyk Hines Many adults swear by the ancient practice of yoga for stress relief; to improve flexibility, balance and strength; and to enhance daily focus. With playful names like downward dog, cat, cow and gorilla, yoga poses easily inspire the imagination...

Horse Crazy

By David Cains The loyal, willing nature of the Arabian breed suits itself as the perfect family horse. With their affectionate personality, gentle demeanor and fondness of humans, these qualities also make Arabians a great horse for children. Here at Stonewall Farm,...

Family Volunteer Opportunities

By Michelle Talsma Everson Giving to others and the community is a lesson we all want to teach our children—not only during the holidays, but also year-round. How do we go about fostering a tradition of giving back? One way is to encourage kids to get involved in the...

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