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Trying to avoid the 'summer slide'

June 26, 2009 – 2:42 pm |

I admit, I’m a meany.
My daughter called me a “meany” this morning because I told her she wouldn’t be going to her grandmother’s today until she finished a workbook page.
Prior to summer vacation, we got …

My son: The reader

June 24, 2009 – 3:58 pm |
My son: The reader

A major leap took place in my house this morning, a moment when I realized my little boy is not so little anymore.
For the first time, my soon-to-be first grader picked up a CHAPTER BOOK …

There's more to being a princess than a crown and a prince

June 23, 2009 – 10:17 am |
There's more to being a princess than a crown and a prince

We just returned from Disneyland and I still have Disney fever. I have to confess, my daughter is obsessed with the princesses and I’ve not exactly discouraged it.
Last night while surfing the Net, I found …

No ponytail today

June 22, 2009 – 12:20 pm |
No ponytail today

My sister sent me a hysterical e-mail for Mother’s Day that appeared as a newscast about Mother of the Year. Her favorite line is, “And this just in. Pulling your hair into a ponytail is …

Need a summer project? Plant a garden

June 15, 2009 – 4:53 pm |
Need a summer project? Plant a garden

Several weeks ago, in the midst of doing our remodeling, I decided we needed a garden.
Our backyard is a disaster area. But I knew it was time to plant summer veggies. So while visiting my …

I want to go to summer camp

June 5, 2009 – 4:09 pm |

Recently we spent two fairly “unplugged” days up north at my parents’ cabin. It wasn’t nearly enough. I confess I did have Internet access and a DVD player. But I spent much of the time …

No shoes: Big problem

June 4, 2009 – 9:17 am |

I thought I had it together today. I woke up at 5:45. I knew I had to get gas and drop library books off and I wanted to get into the office early. So I …