by Deirdre Hahn, Lifestyle Contributor | Remember when you were in school and the frozen sandwich your mom put in your lunchbox also functioned as the ice pack? Great concept, but eating a half-frozen sandwich at noon wasn’t my favorite experience at school. Oh, and those lunch boxes! My third grade Grizzly Adams lunch box elicited a chorus of laughter from my classmates who were sporting new Star Wars boxes. So, for most of my childhood, I was a punch-card cafeteria kid. Salisbury steak, meatloaf, drumsticks, green beans and lukewarm milk ruled my school lunches. ...Read more.
Where did the summer go??!! So many kids have already gone back to school and other schools are kicking off the year within the next few weeks. Angela and her models have the latest styles from Mae & Marie boutique in Phoenix and how to wear them on Channel 12’s Arizona Midday. Plus, if your kids wear uniforms to school, we're sharing thoughts on how to personalize your look with super cute accessories. AND, great news, Mae & Marie is hosting a major back-to-school sale and event this Friday through Sunday! You won't want to miss out. Here's to a fantastic school year! ...Read more.
It was the '90s. I was in my 20s, living in California and having a golden tan was a must-have "accessory." My skin is naturally pale and when I tan my skin turns a reddish-brown that doesn't last very long. Oh, but the damage to our skin from tanning and sun exposure has lasting effects as we all know. As irritating as it was at the time, I developed brown patches on my face from baking in the sun with low SPF sunscreen or baby oil (!) -- who else did that?! Ugh. At first, I thought - wow, my mom is right and I have skin cancer... Of course, when you're 20-ish and not yet a parent you have yet to realize that your mom ...Read more.
by Dr. Deirdre Hahn, Lifestyle Contributor | Eight years have passed since our daughter Lilly was tested for food allergies. We’ve adapted… but it shapes every single decision we make about eating. Every. Single. Decision. From buying a box of cereal to eating dinner while on vacation in Spain, we assess the risk of every morsel that may pass her lips. Sometimes it’s easy. In the United States, a box of cereal has a nice, clear label that lists ingredients and possible cross-contamination with other allergens. In other countries, this information may be missing from the label. The following 8 foods account for ...Read more.
When I first moved to the Valley of the Sun from the Seattle area 20 years ago, there was no Nordstrom. No Starbucks. To a born and raised Seattleite, this was distressing. Particularly the no Starbucks situation. Thankfully, within a year the first Starbucks opened not far from our house and Nordstrom at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Whew. Fast forward to today and Fashion Square has changed dramatically over the last two decades, turning into a major luxury shopping destination. And, big news, the mall is undergoing a major makeover! Or glam-ovation as I'm calling it. ...Read more.