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‘We’re just following the law’

Each daily dose of news typically contains something heartbreaking or infuriating, but the recent news about the U.S. government separating children from their parents as part of a border-enforceme…

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    Where’s the parenting manual?

    Sometimes between the morning rush to school and the chaotic bedtime routine, it occurs to me that part of my job as a parent is to prepare my children to become functioning adults, which ultimatel…

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    Saying goodbye to our dog

    We had to say goodbye to our dear dog Clyde last week. For the past three weeks or so he hasn’t been doing so well – losing weight and coughing/sneezing blood. When I first took him to the vet with…

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    Scottsdale pharmacy delivers family dreams nationwide

    Each day, Integrity RX, a fertility specialty pharmacy in Scottsdale, ships packages of 15 to 20 prescriptions to patients across the country. But to Jeffrey Karp, who founded the pharmacy three years ago, each box contains more than a list of medications

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    Our first Rosh Hashanah seder plate

    Years ago I was at a Rosh Hashanah meal where each person had their own little seder plate with the holiday’s symbolic foods on it and we said prayers over each food before sampling them. It …

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      Reflections on graduating from preschool

      Last week, my youngest son “graduated” from preschool. Although we’ve experienced this milestone two other times, this time it feels more significant because not only is he making the transition from preschool to elementary school, but w

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        Finding balance

        One Friday in August, I conducted two interviews for an article I was working on. I had planned to make one more call on Monday before writing the story. But a few hours later, my water broke - more than a month before my due date - and by Monda

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          The day the Earth shook

          Phoenix natives returning to the Valley after a long absence are often shocked by the city's development over the past decade, with neighborhoods and businesses standing on what they remember as open desert land.

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            The missing piece of the puzzle

            Sharon, who grew up in Phoenix and now lives in Northern California, started searching for her birth parents when she was a teenager. Her adoptive mother, Joanne Rockoff, had done some research a few years earlier in hopes of finding medical history that

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            The Facebook experience

            In today's technological world, you don't need a close call for your life to flash before your eyes - you just join Facebook.