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Free community and health fair Saturday in Chandler

November 21, 2008 – 12:56 pm |

The San Marcos Community Celebration and Health Fair will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the school, 451 W. Frye Road. The event is free. There will be games and inflatable bounce …

Pancake people

November 18, 2008 – 12:05 pm |
Pancake people

Pancake people live on
In the last two days I’ve read, not one, but two separate books to my kids that involve creatively shaped pancakes. One refers to them as “pancake people.”
Well, I tried my hand …

News for parents: Internship possibilities for high school seniors

November 10, 2008 – 12:43 pm |

This news came into the Tribune last week: The Arizona Dream Foundation’s Dream Scholar program was launched at the Dream Dinner last week. During the event, a call to action was issued to the Foundation’s sponsors and …

Fun day for Nie at local salon

November 10, 2008 – 11:27 am |

Mesa’s Habit Salon, 3454 E. Southern Ave., Ste. 102,  will hold a fundraiser for the Nielson family 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. All proceeds will benefit Stephanie and Christian Nielson, who were …

Parent question: What would you do?

November 10, 2008 – 10:26 am |

I sat down with my son’s teacher a few weeks back to discuss his progress. He’s only in kindergarten; so much of the discussion was on behavior. And, well, apparently there’s room for improvement.
He’s a …

Kids in tow, I voted this morning

November 4, 2008 – 9:14 am |
Kids in tow, I voted this morning

The alarm went off at 6:15 a.m. My husband snoozed it. I got up, started breakfast, dragged out clothes for the little ones and dressed myself. Because they were still asleep, my husband went to …

Web site gives parents insight into literature

November 3, 2008 – 11:57 am |

I’ve found a Web site I really enjoy so I thought I would share it. It’s called The Literate Mother.
I love to read. My kids love to be read to. They are quite young – 6 …

Nielson family update

November 3, 2008 – 11:13 am |
Nielson family update

In case you missed it, I wrote a story updating readers on the Nielson family of Mesa.  See it here. Christian and Stephanie Nielson, parents to four young children, were critically injured in a private …

'I'm glad you're my mommy'

November 3, 2008 – 11:07 am |
'I'm glad you're my mommy'

Last night while sitting down for dinner of yogurt and microwaved taquitos – it was Sunday! – my daughter leaned over to me, grabbed my earlobe and said, “I’m glad you’re my mommy.” Ohhh! It …