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So much for my big idea

July 31, 2009 – 9:27 am

Now what?
So after writing my last blog about wanting my son to take up karate again – and completely unprompted by me I swear! – my son announced in the car the other night: “Mom, …

What's the right balance of sports and activities for kids?

July 28, 2009 – 10:53 am

So when do you go with the desire of a child or make a decision for him?
My husband and I have always believed in exposing our two kids – now 4 and 7 – to …

Vacation memories still linger

July 23, 2009 – 10:33 am

Sometimes, simple is best.
After our whirlwind vacation last summer on a cruise with my inlaws (VERY FUN), we decided to chill out this summer at my parents’ place in north-eastern Arizona.
And chill we did.
I can’t …

I want vacation mommy back

July 21, 2009 – 9:10 am

I was arguing with my 4 year old this morning.
One day back from vacation, my nails that were looking nice are gone, peeled down to nothing. The fun, calm demeanor I returned with from vacation …

Vacation past us, it's back to the office

July 20, 2009 – 12:49 pm

Last week my family took a much-needed, do nothing vacation. My parents have a place up north and it is there that I, my husband and the two kids recharged. The weather was great (never …