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Grandparents on the Go
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Grandparents on the Go ESCAPE TO CityScape

In the heart of downtown Phoenix is a little gem known as CityScape. Its zero-zero address is a piece of cake to find. Located between 1st Ave. and 1st St and bounded on the north by Washington St and south by Jefferson, it is within walking distance of all major downtown attractions. Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Back to School

It is a time anticipated with excitement and apprehension. The long lazy days of summer now transition into the schedules and structured activities of the school year. The class schedule, bus schedule and time for activities and homework are all part of back to school. Click here for the full article.
Sydney Paige McCutcheon
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My First Bra Trip

Britt (my sister) was busy taking pictures while mom watched with a smile in the background. The people in the adjoining dressings room probably thought we were nuts - but didn't you laugh with joy and hysteria at your first bra shopping trip? Click here for the full article.
Dr Peggy Marshall
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An Attitude of Gratitude Today

In May, I introduced the concept of the Happiness Advantage. I provided you with a list of Happiness Boosters. Today, I want to add another happiness booster. Gratitude. I spent the weekend with my family celebrating my father’s 85th birthday. How can one not be grateful for the ability to experience this major event with one’s parents? I began to reflect upon how easy it is to be grateful for the big things yet how often we forget about for the small things. Click here for the full article.
Kas Winters
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Kas Winters Easy Ways to Teach a Child to Read

Reading is a key to learning both in school and in every day life. It is important for employment and essential for gathering information. The best part is that it really can be fun! Whether you have a beginning reader or an avid student, this is an activity that can bring parent or grandparent and child together in a special way while preparing a child to succeed in any arena. Click here for the full article.
Becky Campos
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End of Summer

Summer is coming to an end and that means we are looking forward to some relief from the high temperatures and some warm comfort foods like chili, stews and lasagna that we sometimes reserve for the fall and winter seasons. Although I consume these three all year long some Phoenicians wouldn’t think of enjoying them in 115 degree weather. Don’t blame them one bit. But as soon as the weather begins to cool to 100 degrees we can think about enjoying them again. Of course I recommend you convert your standard chili, stews and lasagna into plant based menus. Click here for the full article.
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Jodie Wilson “Do you feel buried alive or Are you planting seeds to grow?”

What is the difference in being buried alive or planting seeds? 99.9% is how you view the outcome. In essence they are one in the same. The seed goes into the ground with uncertainty, but it uses the gifts of the soil, the rain and the warmth of the sun to help it grow to its full potential. Click here for the full article.
Kas Winters
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The Arizona Monsoon

Discover the rain! We haven’t seen much of it for a while, and as long as there is no lightning, it’s fun to walk and dance in the rain. Use a raincoat if you choose, carry an umbrella, or just get wet! It’s warm enough that “wet” can feel pretty good. If children are indoors or riding in a vehicle, they can have raindrop races by choosing raindrops at the top of a window and watching to see which one(s) get to the bottom of the window first. That’s the kind of simple fun that doesn’t take time or work from parents. Some other things happen when it rains in the desert. Roads become streams and paper Click here for the full article.
Becky Campos
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Simple Food Handling Skills

The recent E. coli virus out break in Germany originated with the contamination of bean sprouts. According to ABC world news 31 people died from the virus and 3,100 became ill. Germany’s national disease control center is continuing their investigation to establish precautions that will ensure European vegetables are safe to consume. In previous years the medical community, the Center for Disease Control, and the United States Department of Agriculture had little understanding of food borne illnesses. Today, health organizations like the USDA work with global organizations that investigate and trace down food borne viruses and bacteria in our food supply. This is not the first time or the last time that our food supply is infiltrated with some sort of food borne pathogen. It is necessary to take precautions like washing your fruits and vegetables - but there are a few more things you can do to prevent food borne illnesses. Click here for the full article.
Dr Peggy Marshall
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Regaining Momentum for Change

It’s the middle of the year and many of us have lost momentum on what we wanted to change or improve upon during 2011. This is very normal-as humans we get busy doing what we have always done and lose momentum in achieving goals we set for ourselves. When you asked yourself at the beginning of the year what you wanted to change in 2011-what led you to your decision about what you wanted or needed to change? Did you choose your goal or did someone else guide you in the selection of the goal? We know that unless the goal is freely chosen by you, it’s going to be more difficult to achieve. Click here for the full article.