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Kid friendly New Year's Eve ideas

December 31, 2008 – 1:14 pm |

If you, like me, are planning a low-key night with young kids, I have a few ideas I’ve stolen from stories I’ve read in the past few years. (I would give proper attribution, but I …

Note to self: Watch out for the fountain next Christmas Eve

December 26, 2008 – 10:47 am |
Note to self: Watch out for the fountain next Christmas Eve

Well, I guess if anyone could top last year’s Christmas Eve rendition of “Where is baby Jesus?” during the entire service, it would be my daughter. (Writer’s note: My son probably would have been just …

Merry Christmas to all East Valley moms

December 24, 2008 – 12:45 pm |
Merry Christmas to all East Valley moms

With words of appreciation to Clement Clarke Moore:
‘Twas two days before Christmas and in the Reese home, we were wrapping up presents but we weren’t alone.
The kids sat beside us picking each paper, hoping to …

What will Christmas Eve service bring?

December 23, 2008 – 12:40 pm |
What will Christmas Eve service bring?

I’m writing a story on how churches prepare for Christmas Eve services. Tomorrow night my sister-in-law and mother-in-law have offered to take my kids to 4 p.m. church so they can hear their cousins sing …

A broken water pipe won't slow us down

December 22, 2008 – 9:21 am |

On Friday, I was greatly anticipating my weekend of doing NOTHING. No football games. No soccer games. No holiday events to attend. I just planned to hang at home, maybe get some gifts wrapped, and …

What happened to my organization?

December 18, 2008 – 2:02 pm |

OK, so despite my attempt to do a little at a time – and my success – I managed to miss one major step. At least, in my book, it’s major.
The kids made cards for their …

The week before Christmas

December 16, 2008 – 1:41 pm |

I didn’t get a chance to update my attempt to add a little holiday magic to each day. Without fail, it’s working. And I don’t feel nearly as stressed as usual nor do I feel …

At last, my favorite part of Christmas begins

December 16, 2008 – 1:36 pm |
At last, my favorite part of Christmas begins

This weekend while the kids slept, Mr. Reese took the holiday decoration boxes from the garage. While the kids and I rested, he put up the tree. When they awoke, both jumped at the chance …

Mommy deserves a tardy slip

December 15, 2008 – 1:15 pm |

I tried to do too much this morning.
Upon going downstairs this morning at 7:15 a.m., my daughter and I put powdered sugar on the truffles we made Sunday. Then I melted chocolate, burnt it, and …

Prekindergarten registration under way in Mesa

December 15, 2008 – 1:00 pm |

Call now to register for the spring Community Education Prekindergarten program. Call Mesa Unified School District at (480) 472-7257. Classes are Jan. 12 through May 14. The tuition-based program is located at 13 sites throughout the …