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,...

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...

Fun Once the Bell Rings

By Christa Melnyk Hines After-school activities are an essential and fun way to round out your child’s overall educational experience. Integrate both structured and DIY activities that complement your child’s disposition, age and interests. “Students in these...

Healthy Competition

By Denise Morrison Yearian Competition can sharpen kids’ skills and drive them to achieve their personal best. But when undue emphasis is placed on winning and excelling, it can be detrimental to a child and his relationship with others. As a result, the child...

Gotta Catch ‘Em All!

What parents and caregivers should know about Pokémon Go By Michelle Talsma Everson It just debuted two months ago but Pokémon Go has become the biggest mobile game in U.S. history, according to a recent infographic released by Touchstone Research. With millions of...

Teens Making a Difference

This past spring, 32 Arizona teens took home the highest award in Girl Scouting: the Gold Award. “One of the most impactful parts of Girl Scouting is earning the Girl Scout Gold Award,” said Tamara Woodbury, CEO of Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council. “This...

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