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Some days are crazy, but they make me smile

March 29, 2011 – 3:11 pm

There are crazy mornings. And then there are comical ones.
Most times, they are one-in-the-same.
Like Monday: I left my phone upstairs so I missed the multiple calls and messages from my friend/babysitter that she was ill.
I …

Diary of a wimpy mom: Wiggly teeth make me squirm

March 28, 2011 – 11:22 am

I confess, when it comes to loose teeth, I’m a big wimp.
I knew this before I had children. When they were younger, my nieces happily jumped in my face to show off their latest soon-to-be …

Give the baby some room at 30,000 feet

March 21, 2011 – 10:29 am

Last week, I took my three kiddos halfway across the country to visit my sister for spring break. We had a great time. We even spent one day playing in what was left of the …

Baby diaper drive hits milestone

March 11, 2011 – 1:36 pm

Seven schools participating in the event collected more than 70,000 diapers, including Summit School of Ahwatukee with 20,493 diapers.
The final tally from this year’s diaper drive more than doubled last year’s results.
“I am always amazed …

Yellow school bus: A trip down memory lane

March 10, 2011 – 4:22 pm

And then, there was the school bus.
This week – for the first time in, um, a decade or more – I rode a school bus.
Growing up, we almost always lived close enough to school that …

Monday morning mom: Violinist Jennifer Frautschi

March 7, 2011 – 1:43 pm
Photo by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Monday mornings should be easier at the house, but they’re not. We’ve started a “night before” routine (picking out clothes, showers, etc), which has improved the start of our week, but I’m still making adjustments.
But …

On the run: At least, it’s a start

March 7, 2011 – 12:14 pm

Sunday morning I woke up early, loaded the three kids in the car and drove to Tempe Town Lake.
Our goal: To see Dean Karnazes, who is running across America. I got the chance to talk …