Keeping our children safe in cars is probably one of the most important health-related issues that parents, grandparents and caregivers face. From the moment we take our newborn on their first car ride until the day we FINALLY give...
If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent many hours daydreaming about space travel; maybe you’ve even considered home décor for retirement on Mars. So, when I heard of an opportunity to watch the Orion parachute tests, I knew I...
The Elementary School years are some of the most formative years of your children's early life. There are SO MANY wonderful schools in our area to choose from. To make it easier for you to see your options, we...
I always thought that picking a school for my kids would be one of the easier decisions I’d make as a parent. In addition to two kids of my own, I like to say I have another 36,000 in...
Becoming a mom was never a part of the plan.  From a young age, my dream of becoming a career woman was absolutely certain. The future I envisioned consisted of completing a Doctorate in Philosophy, working my way up in...
Bring up the word homeschool and you’ll get two completely different responses: one gets it and other doesn’t. One says encouraging words and other might recommend you not do it. I’ve been wanting to homeschool my children for a few years...
For a lot of kids, the final weeks of summer mean anticipating new school clothes, learning about future teachers and looking forward to catching up with last year's school friends.  But for others, the transition back to the classroom...
February is Black History Month; a time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans, their impact on American history, and to educate our children about racism, discrimination, and bias. This month’s book round up focuses on children’s picture books that...
Phoenix Center for the Arts offers fantastic art camps year-round for children ages of 6 to 12. Camps are held in Downtown Phoenix at the Phoenix Center for the Arts main campus and in North Phoenix at Thunderbird Arts...
As I write this, our state in experiencing the most historic movement in public education since…really, ever. With an affirmative vote of teachers from across the state, a walk-out has been scheduled to protest the need for increased funding...
This school year will be one for all of us to remember. Most Arizona students headed off to Spring Break having no idea that they wouldn’t step foot in their classroom again for the rest of the school year....
The Shops at Norterra launched their annual Earn and Learn School Rewards program on October 1st For the fifth year in a row, customers can help schools earn a grant of up to $2,500 simply by shopping, dining, receiving services or...
School is out. It’s hot. I’m feeling lazy and my kiddos are restless. What’s a mom to do? I can only allow my kids to melt their brains with YouTube for so long before I start having Phoenix-Summer mom...
Two weeks after I gave birth, I found myself checked back into the hospital. But, this time, my husband checked me into a psychiatric facility and my newborn daughter wasn’t allowed to visit me. Instead, my husband brought printed...
Finding Purpose Leads To Longer Lives  Do you ever ask yourself what motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?  Having a sense of purpose just might be extending your life. A new study by JAMA, the Journal of...
Microschools are gaining popularity in the Phoenix area as families search for flexibility due to the pandemic and the ever-changing variants. While some parents prefer remote learning in the current COVID-19 climate, others are seeking schooling options elsewhere. Micro...
At New Way, we strive to equip our students with the tools, experience and self-awareness to flourish. While every student has diverse strengths and areas of need, in my humble opinion, one of the greatest predictors of lifelong academic,...
Sending your child off to college is scary enough, but add in tens of thousands of dollars in debt and a 30-year repayment term, and it's downright terrifying. My hope is that these tips serve as a guide to...
Almost a year ago I wrote a post for the North Phoenix Moms Blog, This is Why My Son Will be Redshirting Kindergarten. At the time I felt certain in the decision we made for our August baby, but...
“Is my child ready for preschool school?” If you’re the parent of a young child, or children, chances are you’ve asked yourself this question. We all want to make sure we’re giving our children every advantage and opportunity we can....
Video Gaming Then & Now I remember when my family got our video gaming console in the 1980s. I grew up in a small town in Indiana, where summers were for running around outdoors, but the winters could be brutally...
Covid 19 has really changed the landscapes of schools in 2020. One of the effects for schools is a move to virtual learning. This has been one the biggest and hardest challenges for students, teachers, and parents. It's a...
March 14th is recognized around the world as Pi Day. Are you wondering, What in the world is Pi and why does it have it's own day?” Well, you probably aren’t alone. We’ve got some ideas on how to...
It's no secret that teachers don't make a lot of money. Right now teachers across the nation are making national news with their fight for improvement in different aspects in their career. The hashtag #RedforEd has gone viral and...
Covid has really increased the time we spend in our house. Being constantly in the house with a baby and a four year old has been rough. My house was getting messy more often and I was struggling to...

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