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Can they play outside alone?

May 23, 2008 – 12:41 pm

 photos by PHOTOSPIN
 Last night, a neighbor’s daughter knocked on our door. “Can she come out and play?” (I’m not sure she always remembers my daughter’s name). It was beautiful last night and both kids jumped …

I want Hannah Montana juice!

May 22, 2008 – 11:08 am

Branding for kiddos
My 3-year-old daughter asked me the other day for a “Hannah Montana” birthday. This came as a bit of a surprise because a) We don’t have cable. So I know she hasn’t watched …

Gifts for teachers

May 20, 2008 – 12:28 pm

This week, school ends for thousands of students in the East Valley and their teachers.
As they prepare to say good-bye, parents may be want to say THANKS to the teachers with a gift, a card, …

My daughter has an evil nighttime twin

May 20, 2008 – 10:27 am

It’s back: My 3-year-old daughter’s nighttime twin.
It’s funny that this happened Sunday night because I was JUST THINKING on Saturday, “Wow, it’s been weeks since my daughter has thrown a fit at night.”
Guess again.
It all …

Moms of tweens: Twilight's coming

May 19, 2008 – 1:36 pm

As I mentioned in my last writing, I a HUGE Stephenie Meyer fan. I checked her Web site today and there is a link to the movie trailer for “Twilight.” I thought I’d share for you …

Move over Rowling. Meyer is here.

May 16, 2008 – 4:27 pm

As a mom, I have a few books memorized – “The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and The Big Hungry Bear” (and its Christmas version), “Thomas and the School Trip,” “Brown Bear Brown Bear …

Little collections

May 15, 2008 – 10:30 am

My 3-year-old daughter has started a collection. Actually, she’s started several. It began last weekend when I spilled a box of zip-close baggies all over the kitchen floor. I thought I grabbed them all, but …

Dinner on the go-go

May 13, 2008 – 2:03 pm

How do you connect with your family? For the past eight weeks, my 5-year-old son has been enrolled with a tutoring program in Chandler three times a week. But that means, three times a week, …

A bad word just in time for Mother's Day

May 9, 2008 – 10:21 am

It’s happened. My youngest has used a curse word – correctly even (no, I’m not proud of it, just pointing out the fact).
This weekend, my husband fell off a ladder while holding a nail gun …

What a mother is worth

May 8, 2008 – 3:40 pm

Pony up the check.
And while you’re at it, double it.
The annual Salary.Com survey is out just in time for Mother’s Day. Since I work outside the home, I’ll give you that figure first: $68,405.
And I …