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Sarah Mckeown

Family Ties: Easter is a time for fun, but also serious reflection

Spring is in the air. New life, wonderful weather and beautiful scenery take over during this time. And with this refreshing season comes one of my favorite holidays — Easter. It’s a time to really reflect on the countless blessings God has given us. And it’s a time when family comes togethe…

April 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Mural is a huge achievement for artist, 89

Mural is a huge achievement for artist, 89

Art Dahlstrand may just dabble in art as a hobby, but the 89-year-old certainly has a talent for it, as evidenced by a recent mural he created for Tucson Country Day School.

March 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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As son grows, so does his love of reading

A love of reading is something I hope to instill in my children, and thankfully, it looks like that may already be happening with my 2-year-old son.

March 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Family Ties: Cupid's arrow can even strike online 'friends'

Ah, February — when Cupid comes calling. With Valentine’s Day Friday, I got to thinking about love and first encounters with our significant others.

February 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Family Ties: Flu season makes the rounds

In the midst of the winter sick season, I’m beginning to wonder if it comes around every year to make us anticipate spring even more.

January 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Gym aims to provide comfortable atmosphere for women

We all have our favorite places to go, but one that really helped me put my life on track — and helps others do so as well — is Ms. Fit Health Clubs.

January 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Family Ties: Ornaments reflect years of happy memories

We celebrated Christmas Wednesday, but with the festive season still in full swing, why not take a moment to reflect upon some great memories via those beautiful ornaments hanging on your tree? Many of them likely hold unique stories of your family’s history.

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Family Ties: Production makes stars out of community members

With Christmas just around the corner, my family and I are eager for the festive season to begin. So when my son Zachary and I were invited to be a part of the Arts Express “Follow the Star” production, which tells the story of the birth of Jesus, we jumped at the chance.

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Family Ties: Turning 2 turns out to be fun and festive

Family Ties: Turning 2 turns out to be fun and festive

Being mommy to my son Zachary is one of the biggest blessings I have been given. So when Zachary recently turned 2, planning and hosting his birthday party was right up my alley.

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A soldier returns and a family gets reacquainted

A soldier returns and a family gets reacquainted

The moment a family locks eyes with a loved one returning from a lengthy tour of duty is a flash in time that is likely never to be forgotten.

December 05, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Moving requires time, organization and — most of all — patience

Most of us would likely agree that moving from one house to another is not exactly a breeze. For my family, it’s a slow and steady process that while productive, is not always executed in the most organized fashion.

October 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Family Ties: Fall is full of things to enjoy

The aroma of freshly baked pumpkin pie, a cool evening wind whistling through the yard, the return of long-sleeved shirts and a new season of television shows. Yep, it must be autumn.

October 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Years later, Backstreet Boys still resonate

If we had the opportunity to relive fun moments from our younger days, most of us would jump at the chance.

September 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Family Ties: Fun tradition continues through the generations

Long before National Kids Day was created in 1994 , there was a Kids’ Day already in play. It wasn’t national, but it was “official” in the McKeown household, and had been since 1988.

August 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

My active tot doubles as a personal trainer

Forget the treadmill, StairMaster, weight machines or gym. My personal trainer is available 24/7 in my own home and doesn't require any special workout equipment. This trainer comes in the form of my 20-month-old toddler.

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Family Ties: Infant is a reminder of military's sacrifice

Family Ties: Infant is a reminder of military's sacrifice

As we honored the birth of our nation this month, I found myself reflecting upon the servicemen and women and their families who celebrate birthdays, accomplishments and many holidays thousands of miles away from one another.

July 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Family Ties: Infant is a reminder of military's sacrifice

Family Ties: Infant is a reminder of military's sacrifice

Eight-month-old Addie Ashcraft holds a doll that has her father Tim's face on it. Capt. Tim Ashcraft is currently on duty in Afghanistan.

July 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Family Ties: Park Place offers plenty of kid-friendly fun

Family Ties: Park Place offers plenty of kid-friendly fun

If you're looking to escape the summer heat while keeping the kids entertained, I suggest you head to Park Place. The mall offers something - no purchase required - for nearly all ages and caters to early and late risers.

July 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Family Ties: Dining at childhood home not just about food

Everyone enjoys a great home-cooked feast. Whether it comes from your own kitchen or someone else's, you can't beat delicious comfort food. For me, the tastiest recipes are prepared fresh in my parents' kitchen, and the friendly chatter that takes place when visiting before and during mealti…

June 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

A road trip helped put toddler strategies to test

Traveling with a toddler - or any-age kiddo - may be challenging, but it's definitely doable. As summer approaches, it's time to think about possible vacation destinations and how you plan to arrive there, relaxed and with happy children in tow.

June 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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