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So much for sleeping last night

February 27, 2009 – 12:43 pm

A night in the Reese Family household:
8 p.m. After four books, two trips downstairs for drinks and a fruitless search for a stuffed toy, the kids are in bed.
9 p.m. I realize they’re asleep – …

In order to get the house fixed, the kids got to play games late

February 22, 2009 – 5:45 pm

I can’t think of one subject to focus on. It was a normal, busy, sunny Arizona weekend for our family: complete with remodel project, a birthday party and a visit to grandma’s.
Yes, remodel project. Again. …

Now I really have a story to tell my son's class

February 18, 2009 – 3:23 pm

I know this sounds funny, but, here it goes: I had to tell my son’s teacher I couldn’t come to class today because of the president.
President Obama’s visit today meant that I would be at …

Sickness, remodel, work: Forgive my absence

February 18, 2009 – 3:13 pm

As I mentioned last week, I was sick for a few days. And since then, well, I’ve been playing catch up! But I hope to get back into the blogging return soon.
So what’s kept me …

When mommy is sick, she's the "best on Earth"

February 10, 2009 – 3:43 pm

I left work yesterday sick and decided, rather than running from home to the doctor to home to the kids’ schools, that I would just pick them up early. But I also knew, with Mr. …

The verdict is in: The tonsils come out

February 6, 2009 – 12:44 pm

Well, the doctor called. Actually, his messaging service called. One of those, “Dial this number to hear a message from your doctor.” The results of my son’s sleep study show he has severe sleep apnea …

Like mother, like daughter

February 4, 2009 – 12:58 pm

I don’t know why she does it. The screaming. The crying. The wailing.
But last night, it happened again.
At about midnight, I was attempting some computer work when my 4-year-old let out a cry.
Make that a …

Sleep and the 6-year-old

February 3, 2009 – 3:07 pm

My son and I spent Saturday night at a local sleep clinic. After years of him wandering from bed to bed, kicking whomever he happened to be next to, along with the added worry about …

Hello freedom! Goodbye glasses.

February 2, 2009 – 4:25 pm

I gave up a bit of my identity a few months back. But I can only admit to now embracing it.
After more than 20 years of wearing contact lenses, I’ve given up. There, I said. …