Pregnancy in the summer. After telling family, friends and strangers that our second child is due in August, I received many comments about having to deal with the heat of the summer. I’m bearing that heat, but I sure am thankful for air conditioning.
The just-concluded graduation season is a time to say goodbye to adventures that have come to an end while welcoming new journeys about to begin.
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…
Ah, February — when Cupid comes calling. With Valentine’s Day Friday, I got to thinking about love and first encounters with our significant others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We all know that men and women are different in many ways. While I wouldn’t make claims about all males and females, I am able to see distinct differences between my husband Shane and I that are, in many ways, quite humorous.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Work full time or part time, have a career from home or be a stay-at-home mom? As a new mom, it's a big decision to make, and it's one each family has to agree on together. For me, my faith is helping me decide which of these paths to take.
Being blessed with the title of "mom" brings forth a lifetime of joys along with endless responsibilities and many moments of concern.
When I married my husband six years ago, vows were exchanged, commitments were made, and I knew, without a doubt, I was in love.
Being part of a large family is reason enough to celebrate - and with up to four birthdays every month to mark, we are quite the party people.
As youngsters, we played with Cabbage Patch Kids and G.I. Joes, Etch a Sketches and dominoes. Today kids amuse themselves with iPods, smartphones and high-tech video games.
When I taught second grade not so long ago, I always looked forward to celebrating holidays in the classroom. Whether they were Thanksgiving, Halloween or Valentine's Day parties, I was excited to take part in these fun times once again at school, even as an adult. Now that I am mom to my al…
Winter is upon us, and while it's a beautiful time, it's a frosty season that seems to beckon cold germs, flu viruses and all sorts of nasty bugs. Being a first-time mom, I do worry - possibly a bit too much - about this increase of not-so-joyful germs going around right now.
Editor's note: Meet Sarah McKeown, a Tucson native and part-time resource teacher who enjoys spending time with her husband, son and extended family here. She will write about them - and many other things - in occasional columns in the East Side Star.