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Do moms cross a line when blogging?

February 25, 2011 – 9:54 am |

I came across a blog last week written by the publisher of a local parenting magazine. She described a recent experience she’s had with an mom who asked for a story to be removed from …

Children show their creative side

February 24, 2011 – 9:55 am |

This post was written last week, but didn’t make it to print! Forgive me…
Valentine’s Day provided a lesson in creativity and, I learned, the reason teachers are good at adapting their lessons!
I spent time at …

Three sick kids and one sick hubby equal few blog posts

February 24, 2011 – 9:49 am |

I was drained last week. Completely. Utterly. Drained.
The weekend didn’t help.
With my husband down with the flu (that then spread to my two older kids, though to much less degree since both had flu shots) …

It’s the love

February 11, 2011 – 3:06 pm |

Some days, all I need to see or hear is this, “I love my mom.”
That makes all the craziness disappear.
It reminds me of the simple relationship between me and my kids. They love me. I …

My kids drive me up a tree – and that’s a good thing

February 10, 2011 – 12:18 pm |

I want to climb trees with my daughters, both of them when my infant is old enough, and throw a football with my son.

What do you do with sick kids at home?

February 3, 2011 – 2:35 pm |

I confess, the television has been on quite a bit today. My 6-year-old is home after throwing up yesterday at school. My baby is home, too. She has an upper respiratory infection and ear infection.
I’m …

Sharing the love: My children respond

February 2, 2011 – 2:31 pm |

Last night, my kids came home and saw the notes I’d written them on the whiteboard (part of my monthlong plan to tell them why I love them).
They enjoyed them. My daughter asked me to …

Florida lawmakers proposes grading parents

February 1, 2011 – 4:19 pm |

In Arizona, parents may soon have a chance to grade their schools, with their comments becoming part of a school’s label.
Mesa schools already poll their parents each year. New state superintendent John Huppenthal hopes to …

Sharing the love: My family gives me joy

February 1, 2011 – 2:22 pm |

I’m in love.
Completely. Addictively. In. Love.
That’s what I’m sharing this month. My love for with the ones I live with.
I left a note on the white board listing the reasons I love them today.
For my …