Pastor David Bowen’s “dates” with his daughters teach them self-respect for the real thing

10 Great Daddy Dates Pastor David Bowen’s “dates” with his daughters teach them self-respect for the real thing. February and Valentines. The month of love. As a father of three girls, I have always understood the influence and responsibility that comes with the privilege of being called Dad. In a world that seems to get more selfish, I’ve made it a point to teach my girls to be generous and to understand h ...

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Moms get behind sweet treats to fight pediatric cancer

Good Cookies Moms get behind sweet treats to fight pediatric cancer. By Tisha Morgan When 2-year-old Liam Witt was diagnosed with pediatric cancer in 2007, his mother, Gretchen, was shocked to learn that cancers in children are the leading cause of death by disease for kids in the United States. And she was equally appalled to learn just how little money was being spent to fund new, more effective treatment ...

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Stylista Kimberly Hufford celebrates with an angelic Valentine’s tea party

Love Is Sweet There’s always something to cherish on Valentine’s Day month. This month, stylista Kimberly Hufford celebrates with an angelic Valentine’s tea party. Photos by Kailee Moore/Sarah Ortaldo February is the month of love. It’s the perfect time to honor your closest relationships. Whether it’s the love of your life, the love you have for your kids or your pets, or the beautiful friendships that you ...

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Local meteorologist Shelley Sakala on how to keep your outdoor plants alive when the weather takes a downward turn

Cover Up, It’s Freezing! Local meteorologist Shelley Sakala on how to keep your outdoor plants alive when the weather takes a downward turn. Everyone’s heard that old joke: “If you don’t like the weather in (insert your city), just wait 10 minutes.” Well, that doesn’t really apply in Phoenix––except during the winter. One minute you’re power-walking in shorts and a T-shirt, and the next minute you’re on the ...

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After the lights go out on the Big Game, pigskins do fly in the 85085 area

Huddle Up  After the lights go out on the Big Game, pigskins do fly in the 85085 area. By Fred Speck I don’t know about your household, but with a 5-year-old boy in mine, it’s all about football right now as the Big Game arrives in our hometown. There have been Sunday games, Sunday Night Football, Monday Night Football, and—let’s not forget—Thursday Night Football, and he’s also discovered college football ...

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Local crafty mom Shannon Fisher talks handmade art projects to show you care in 85085 Magazine.

Made with Love Local crafty mom Shannon Fisher talks handmade art projects to show you care in 85085 Magazine. Photos by Shannon Fisher Photography Love is in the air! This is a great month to make things that show your love to family and friends. Love Canvas This makes a cute gift or a family keepsake. Take a canvas that’s eight by 10 inches or larger. (We used a 16-by-20 since my kids are older and have b ...

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Your hair, your way: For 2015, make yourself a promise to trust your stylist to guide you toward your best look, trendy or not, says hair-care professional Martin Weston

Your Hair, Your Way  For 2015, make yourself a promise to trust your stylist to guide you toward your best look, trendy or not, says hair-care professional Martin Weston. The holidays are over! Now, you and I both know that as fast as our Phoenix snow can melt from beneath our sandaled feet, the winter holiday will be upon us again. And what separates these two wonderful seasons is a brand-new year! Twelve ...

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Cleanse: The new year is the perfect time to try a cleanse, says dietitian Kelli Morgan, who serves up some delicious recipes to get you started

Cleanse The new year is the perfect time to try a cleanse, says dietitian Kelli Morgan, who serves up some delicious recipes to get you started. Photos by Adam Triplett January 1 is a fresh start. The holidays are over, and we can turn our attention back to our health. Many usher in the New Year by wasting money on seldom-used gym memberships or equipment and unhealthy crash diets––both of which cause the l ...

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Five Weighty Fables: Physician James L. Hardeman debunks some of the myths that aren’t helping dieters

Five Weighty Fables  Physician James L. Hardeman debunks some of the myths that aren’t helping dieters. Dr. James L. Hardeman has seen firsthand the consequences of unhealthy habits during his 30 years as a practicing physician. He partially credits the slew of misinformation swirling around about diet and exercise to contributing to the national epidemic of fat-based disease. Here, he takes on some of the ...

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Start your year off fresh with these tips to tidy up your household

Start your year off fresh with these tips to tidy up your household Toss Out Your Slippers Trade in your slippers and flip-flops for a pair of tennis shoes. Wake up and lace up! You’ll be amazed at how much more ground you can cover in record speed with the right footwear. Spray, Swipe, and Swish Keep a bottle of bathroom cleaner and a microfiber towel under your bathroom sink. Every time you use your bathr ...

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