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Crafty mom bug bites

September 30, 2009 – 2:30 pm |
Crafty mom bug bites

I had to pass these along. I found a few craft ideas on other mom blogs that may be tried in the Reese household during fall break. One idea I saw is creating butterfly or fairy …

Michigan story sparks Arizona child care questions

September 30, 2009 – 1:53 pm |
Michigan story sparks Arizona child care questions

A mom in Michigan is under fire because state regulators say she is violating childcare law there. Each morning, the woman’s neighbors bring their children to her house for care before the bus arrives. Then …

Author offers look into "Momnesia" on Oct. 7

September 29, 2009 – 8:33 am |
Author offers look into "Momnesia" on Oct. 7

Well, if for no other reason than a “Been there, done that” feeling, I want to pass along notice of an author speaking at a local bookstore next week.
(As in, after giving birth to my …

Online advice site for moms

September 28, 2009 – 12:22 pm |

I found a new online resource for moms (well, new to me!). It’s called Mamapedia. I just spent a few minutes browsing through it. Users can post questions (such as, “How do I keep a …

Bribery pays off for a mom

September 28, 2009 – 10:21 am |
Bribery pays off for a mom

I confess: I bribed my kids this weekend.
On Saturday evening. we hit the store to pick up food. While there, I discovered a flu shot clinic.
Knowing I was leaving in less than 2 weeks for …

Mom alert: Tylenol recall

September 28, 2009 – 9:59 am |

I meant to report this last week. I have to go through my own cupboards to see if I have any of this medication there. Here’s a bit from the story:
The products being recalled were …

Tribune story tells of loss and hope for moms

September 26, 2009 – 8:49 pm |

A story in today’s Tribune shares the brave tale of a mom who lost a child late in a pregnancy, and then turned her own feelings of despair into a desire to help others in …

Taking vacation without daddy

September 22, 2009 – 4:01 pm |
Taking vacation without daddy

In a few weeks, my son has fall break. Seeing as I would have to shell out a bunch of money to put him in camp while I work – and seeing as I have …

Check your pocket before rummaging through the garbage

September 20, 2009 – 1:31 pm |
Check your pocket before rummaging through the garbage

Sometimes moms hear words of wisdom: from other moms, their own moms, or even strangers.
Here’s mine from a Saturday running errands with the kids:
• Before sticking your hand down a garbage can at a local …

The great mommy escape

September 14, 2009 – 10:45 am |
The great mommy escape

On Sunday, my girlfriend and I pulled off “The Great Mom-Me Escape.”
I didn’t even know I was part of the conspiracy to do this (I swear!).
Earlier in the week my son and her son were …