Finally, I get to write about music.
I've been hanging out on the cultural side of the New Times site, Jackalope Ranch, writing a little column called Parent Hood. Not a "how to parent" column, more like a look at pop culture through the eyes of a parent (five kids aged 11 through 30) and a hoodlu ... More >>
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Breast feeding in public has its vociferous avatars and detractors but at the end of the day it is not unreasonable to say that the issue is debatable. Modesty ... More >>
County Attorney Bill Montgomery and other child welfare experts have been pegged with the task of figuring out how to fix Child Protective Services. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced today the members of a task force she's organized to review the state's child-safety policies following a rece ... More >>
www.icanhazcheezberger.comSpring has sprung, which means one thing for high school seniors and tuxedo-rental stores: prom season.No prom is complete without the risk of a potential unplanned pregnancy coming nine months after the big night, and nothing helps an able-bodied teen get laid qui ... More >>
Chef Chrysa Robertson of Rancho Pinot is a true Italian chef; why, you ask? "I always make way too much food!" Robertson laughs. Today she tells us about her first nerve-racking Italian feast, sweetbreads and all; her embarrassing fryer oil incident three days into a job, and the one addictive snack ... More >>
www.herestheproblem.comIf you're a pregnant teenager in Arizona, congratulations! Not for throwing away your youth by lettin' one slip past the goalie, but because your geographic location (and likely Arizona's astonishingly-high teen-pregnancy rate) allows you to be one of the most fashion ... More >>
www.photobucket.comA Vermont woman, who was thrown off an airplane for refusing to put a blanket over herself while she breast-fed her 1-year-old daughter, is suing Mesa Air Group.
The incident happened about three years ago and sparked national protests, or "nurse-ins" at 19 ai ... More >>
A Phoenix neighborhood activist in failing health will get a home makeover, courtesy of Home Depot and Phoenix police.
Guadalupe Arenazas played a major role in ridding her neighborhood of criminals and scofflaws, also working with the Phoenix City Council on improvement issues. Now she's in need ... More >>
Image: Wikimedia CommonsPhoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, Councilman Claude Mattox and officials with the Sister City program will kick off a fundraising effort this morning to benefit families of children burned in a Mexico day-care facility fire.
At least 44 children were killed in the blaze. Abou ... More >>
A team of surgeons and nurses at Phoenix Children's Hospital early this morning finished a 17-hour operation to separate conjoined twins.
The hospital staff released these photos this afternoon to tout the achievement and the national media attention it brought. NBC's Today Show is scheduled to re ... More >>