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MASK's Minute with Mom: Gina Salazar Hook

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It’s being called a cultural phenomenon, the role of technology in our children’s lives. From iPads and iPhones, today’s kids can be connected anytime and anyplace with the simple click of a button. Just last year, in fact, PC World claimed the iPad would be the No. 1 Christmas gift for kids. And if a recent UK survey by Westcoastcloud is any...

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MASK's Dad Dialed In: Bret Michaels

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As a rock star, a life-long diabetic and, most importantly, a dad, my life is a constant balancing act. It’s not easy to juggle everything, but I find a way because I want to. My career, my health and parenthood are the most important things in my life, and I work mindfully every single day to make sure I’m not just meeting my responsibilities, but also rising to the challenges as best I can.

It’s no secret that the rock star lifestyle can take its toll if you let it. As a 25-year veteran of the music industry, I’ve done...

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MASK's Dad Dialed In: Matt Williams

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Sports are fun and should always be fun. It really is that simple.

My experiences as a father, a professional athlete and now as a coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks have affirmed that belief. Along those same lines, my parents always encouraged me to “do what you love and love what you do.” To this very day, I live my life with those two basic principles in mind.

The pressure and expectations on kids who play sports, recreationally or competitively, is incredible these days. In addition to one’s own drive and...

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10 Things To Do This Weekend in Phoenix: Family Edition

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It’s time to kick the holiday season into full gear with Christmas at the Princess, a trip to Santa’s workshop at the North Pole Experience and a holiday classic, “The Nutcracker.” Here are our top picks for the whole family for the weekend of Nov. 21-23.

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Phoenix Christmas Tree Lightings

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The Valley is celebrating the best part of the season with its own take on tree lighting ceremonies, from Santa Claus visits to tumbleweed trees to free cookies and cocoa. Don’t just limit yourself to one ceremony this season, but check out our entire roundup of the best Valley tree lightings.

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5th Annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Nov. 20; 5:30-10 p.m.

Get in the holiday spirit with delicious spiced cider and cookies, strolling carolers and, of course, a four-story, musically animated...

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