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The H1N1 vaccine: What will you do?

August 25, 2009 – 4:54 pm |

With the latest H1N1 flu news from the Feds – as many as half of us could get sick this fall from the virus - my fellow parents and I have started a discussion: Will you …

Parenting lessons from my pug

August 25, 2009 – 9:31 am |
Parenting lessons from my pug

Sometimes my trials as a mom come from my dog, not my kids.
Last night was a brilliant example.
My husband and I crashed into bed late and I stuck my hand under my pillow, only to …

Son's teacher offers insights I didn't see

August 24, 2009 – 3:35 pm |

Last week I had the chance – eh, hem – to talk to my son’s teachers, twice. Keep in mind, it was the second week of school. Last year, I had the same pleasure of …

Stephanie Nielson's story continues

August 18, 2009 – 9:27 am |

A good friend posted a link on Facebook to a story that just had me smiling last night. Some readers may remember the story of Christian and Stephanie Nielson, the young parents formerly of Mesa who …

Time management: I still need lessons

August 13, 2009 – 3:25 pm |

Just a few days into our school year and I am at a crossroad.
Because of my work schedule, my son is enrolled in afterschool care. He attended last school year and he LOVES it. It is a …

What I want: Playtime and a carefree childhood for my kids

August 11, 2009 – 3:29 pm |
What I want: Playtime and a carefree childhood for my kids

 “I want to be a kid forever.”
“I want to be a grownup forever.”
Coming home from church on Sunday, something spurred these comments from my kids (I don’t remeber what!).
The first is from my 7-year-old son. …

School's in!

August 10, 2009 – 10:12 am |

With ZERO hesitation, my son marched off to first grade today. Last night he packed his bag, picked out his outfit and went to sleep at a decent time.
But when we arrived this morning at …

Link fixed

August 6, 2009 – 9:11 am |

Hi folks… I got comments that the link I posted Wednesday for the computer give-away was not working. I fixed it. Please take a look at the blog again!

Computer giveaway

August 5, 2009 – 3:09 pm |

Parents: Just in time for school to start, Nova Mesa Computer Systems in Phoenix is giving away netbook computers.
To enter, children in grades one through 12 can submit a 150-200 word essay that answers the …

Sleepover debate

August 5, 2009 – 1:39 pm |

The Tribune has posted a story about the preteen- and teen-ritual, sleepovers, going out the door.
Every parent can – and should – make decisions on how to parent.
Here’s my thoughts: My son – then 6 …