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Fear becoming a ‘bag lady’ someday? Many others do, too

Fear becoming a ‘bag lady’ someday? Many others do, too By Amy Langfield, TODAY contributor If you spend time worrying that you’ll end up on the street in your old age with your belongings stuffed into plastic bags in a shopping cart, you have good company. A new survey shows that almost half of American…

Care vs. Candor by Chris Garner

Care vs. Candor by Chris Garner John Maxwell wrote about the need for balance between care and candor in his book, The Five Levels of Leadership. He wrote about this in the context of leadership in a business environment, but the concept also applies to our marriage and family relationships. Mr. Maxwell stated that, “Care…

DES Takes Proactive Approach in Notifying Parents of Financial Obligations

DES Takes Proactive Approach in Notifying Parents of Financial Obligations The Department of Economic Security (DES) knows parents care about their children. Unfortunately, sometimes parents separate, and financial support of the children becomes an issue. In some instances, if the non-custodial parent (the parent who does not have custody of the child) does not provide…

How Healthy are Arizona Women?

How Healthy are Arizona Women? According to the Arizona Department of Health Services 2012 Arizona Women’s Health Status Report, body weight, physical activity and nutrition are all linked to good health. This report looks at the status of women’s health in Arizona, compared to women across the country. Although Arizona women look remarkably similar to…

Romancing the Home by Chris Garner

Romancing the Home by Chris Garner We don’t often consider the fact that romance between husband and wife affects the whole family. Romance is often seen as an act of passion or intimacy occurring between husband and wife, perhaps once in a while. Yet, romance affects a couple’s children profoundly, sets the tone for their…

Parenting Communication Done Right: There is a Difference

Co-Parenting Communication Done Right: There is a Difference As people settle into the New Year, the excitement of the holidays begins to wane and parents settle back into their old methods of co-parenting communication – with that in mind, let me offer some tips and information regarding how your communication with your co-parent can make…

Financial Matters – Stuart Burns

Financial Matters – Stuart Burns As we enter into 2013 many of us have made some sort of “New Years” resolutions – its known that January is the biggest month for new gym memberships as one of the most common resolutions is for people to get their bodies back into shape. Along with our body…

Building New Beginnings

Building New Beginnings by Jay Hardnen HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Get used to it; you’ll be hearing it for a while. It’s funny, but this time of year always brings about the feeling of change. People make and break resolutions, try new things yet often fail…which leads to feelings of inadequacy or sadness. But this year…

The Weekend Marriage

The Weekend Marriage by Chris Garner Couples often marry thinking that the feelings of love and the enjoyment of being with each other will never change. Thirty one years ago, my wife asked me, ‘This is never going to change, right?’ I quickly answered, ‘Never, we will always be in love like this.’ We were…

Building Strong Families From the Start

Start discovering how to be the best parent you can be! Free parenting programs for expecting parents or families with a child 5 and under Parent Partners Plus connects families to the right parenting program for you. One call can help you decide which one our many programs is the best for your family. We…