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Ideas for Family Vacations and Road Trips From Arizona

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Arizona is a state that does not seem to run out of gorgeous views and landscapes. It’s naturally beautiful, making it perfect for family vacations and road trips. There are surely plenty of exciting...

Colon Cancer Screening {what you need to know}

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By Dr Nayan Patel  Nayan Patel DO is a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist with Arizona Digestive Health in Scottsdale.   This past year was dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We had a lot to worry about, and many...
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The Day the Sunshine Faded Away

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Pre-pandemic, I lived a pretty typical suburban life. I spent my days taking care of things for my family - meal planning, shopping, brunch with friends, running kids to and from sports. Then one...

Engineering Camp for your child!

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Featured Summer Camp of 2021! Thank you so much, Engineering for Kids of Phoenix, for sharing this information with all of us.  Engineering For Kids of Phoenix Metro is the all-in-one solution for your child's...

How Your Sleep Position Affects Your Health 

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When you’re a mom, getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep each night is very rare. Unfortunately, a full night of shut eye is extremely important for our health. It can improve...

I’m a Mom and I Run a Microschool From Home

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This year I taught four kindergarteners to read.  Really, truly read.  As a mom of six kids, I’ve been a part of this process before and marveled with gratitude at my child’s school teacher, wondering, “How...

The Benefits of Minimalist Living for Your Mental Health

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With so many things competing for your time each day, how are you to get it all done? Not only is it easy to get overwhelmed and burnt out, but you’re also left with...
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How to Keep Your Skin Hydrated in the Desert

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Living in a dry climate with low humidity usually leads to dry skin, wrinkles and a very dull complexion. Once temperatures in Arizona hit 90-degrees, it seems as though dehydration is inevitably knocking at our...
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Home and Your Family’s Mental Health

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When you think of home, there are likely a lot of things that come to mind. Not only is your home a place to unwind, but it’s also a great place to spend quality...
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Three Great Places to Celebrate the Luck o’ the Irish

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From Green Beer and Irish Soda Bread to Corned Beef Sliders and Cannabis-Infused Pesto Pizza, below are three great places to help you celebrate the luck o’ the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! At AJ’s Fine...
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World Down Syndrome Day is March 21st: Local Mom Shares Experience

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When I learned my unborn daughter would potentially be born with Down syndrome, an extra 21st chromosome, I wasn't the least bit surprised. I was 41, advanced maternal age, and working with families and...
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8 Ways to Put Together a Family Movie Night Your Kids Won’t Forget

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If there is one thing every kid loves, it’s a family movie night! But heading out to the movie theater isn’t always practical, especially when you’re dealing with a global pandemic. The good news...
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Benefits That Come with IV Therapy

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IV therapy is growing in popularity, and for several good reasons. This type of treatment offers a variety of benefits that boost your health and wellness in powerful ways.  An IV infusion works with a...
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Tips to Organize Your Kid’s Closet Like a Boss

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Raising a child and corralling their closet truly takes a village! It’s hard to avoid a closet cluster especially when our kiddos accumulate so many clothes, shoes and accessories. While dreaming of containing the...

Moms Everywhere Rejoice: The Laundry Fairy 

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The laundry fairy is real. It’s hampr.  It’s a Saturday morning, and I’m sitting on the floor of my kitchen surrounded by laundry. I am tired - having just flown in from a business trip...

I Think My Child May Need Braces – How Do I Know When It’s...

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It’s a new year, which means new beginnings, new insurance, and bigger smiles. If you’re considering orthodontic treatment for your child this year, our partners at Dunn Orthodontics in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Litchfield Park...
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Fermented Lemonade Makes the Perfect Holiday Beverage

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You are what you eat, and that includes foods that will help your body fight off infectious diseases this winter including colds, flu, and coronavirus. Instead of filling up on all of the fixings this holiday...

Treat Yourself This Season With 25 Days of Self-Care

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Self-care is often overlooked and pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. Especially this year, as stress and uncertainty has taken over a majority of our lives. Nonetheless, self-care is extremely important as...

End 2020 with a Smile!

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The Top 4 Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment As 2020 comes to a close, our partners at Dunn Orthodontics want to help your kids end the year smiling. The benefits of straight teeth go far beyond...

Gift of Adoption: An Organization that is Changing Lives

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Hi everyone. I’m so excited to be here and share my story with you! My husband Eric and I both played sports in college, which is how we met, and I have continued to...

Six Easy Tips to Make Your Teeth White, Bright, Strong and Healthy

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They say “you are never fully dressed until you wear a smile.” A white and bright smile is many people’s aspiration. It’s a proven trick to make an excellent first impression. Do you know...
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Sun Harvest Baby Food: Ending the Picky Eater Stand-Off

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Are you a stressed mama of a picky baby? The symptoms of a picky eater can be pretty stressful. Your baby might push away the spoon or turn their head from it. They may...

Affording Braces for Your Child

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The investment made to improve a smile is some of the most important money you will ever spend to boost your child’s self-confidence. Our partners at Dunn Orthodontics believe finances shouldn’t stand between your...
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How Journaling Can Enhance Your Life

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From helping you to feel more confident to boosting your critical thinking skills, journaling provides many benefits. This self-care practice can aid you in your pursuit of happiness and growth by giving you a...

Start Smiling More! Orthodontic Treatment Options for Every Age

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While orthodontic treatment can be accomplished at any age, many parents find it difficult to determine the best time to start. Our partners at Dunn Orthodontics are helping us explore the benefits of seeking...

Family Pictures – What’s The Big Deal?

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Family pictures… what’s the point?  Have you ever found yourself wondering this exact thing as you contemplate putting yourself through all the stress of finding the perfect photographer, coordinating outfits, and then hoping and praying...
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Online Etiquette for the Classroom

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Who would have thought that we would be wearing masks, socially distancing and our kids’ classroom would be at home learning online? We can be proud of our children for hanging in there and experiencing a...

BRACES VS. CLEAR ALIGNERS

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If you’re thinking about getting braces or clear aligners for your child, you may have wondered which orthodontic treatment option makes the most sense for your family. Did you know that an increasing number...
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Makeup Junkies Rejoice! Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

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Makeup junkies rejoice! Coupon Chief rounded up tons of ways to get free makeup samples, plus ways to DIY your own spa day when you’re at home!  Sephora Tricks  When shopping at Sephora, there are plenty...

Amazing Smiles, Safely Dunn

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Drs. Matt and Courtney Dunn are thrilled to be back doing what they love – giving Phoenix and Scottsdale area residents amazing smiles! The talented and experienced team at Dunn Orthodontics is committed to...