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Playing games on the weekend

May 23, 2011 – 2:23 pm
My son tries to fish out a golfball that's fallen in a water hazard during our trip to Golfland this weekend.

It was GAME ON at the Reese household this weekend.
The theme started – for better or worse – when my dad, visiting from California, broke out his iPhone to show my kids. We got talking …

East Valley mom bloggers unite

May 17, 2011 – 2:11 pm

I love reading blogs. Sometimes my sleep deprivation is more from time spent reading than time spent caring for kiddos at night.
And I’m not alone. I knew I wasn’t. But I’d never gone on a …

‘My tree’ is no longer my own

May 17, 2011 – 1:41 pm

Family von Reese was beckoned outside Sunday. Who can resist with the knowledge 110 is around the corner? It’s time to take advantage of this (77 outside! Really?) while it lasts.
The big kids grabbed their …

Deep breath: Five minutes of thoughts

May 14, 2011 – 9:26 pm
I love this photo of my daughter digging in the sand. A nice memory to end the day.

I’m taking a blogging challenge from the Gypsy Mama today. She encouraged writers to take just five minutes to write based on her prompt: Deep Breath.
I sit here now with my two big kids in …

Caught by a clean bathroom

May 13, 2011 – 10:49 am

My kids didn’t brush their teeth yesterday morning.
I discovered this last night when we got home from my son’s spring concert. How do I know?
The bathroom NEVER looks this clean after they brush their teeth. …

Friday talker: Botox for kids?

May 13, 2011 – 9:47 am

I’ve not entered the world of childhood pageants. I could see where my daughter may enjoy it. But I don’t have time and it’s not a priority. She’s too busy with gymnastics and swimming and …

A supportive, creative community in mom blogs

May 12, 2011 – 10:04 am

Four years ago last month I began blogging. My first post was advice for my sister, who was then expecting her first child.
At that time, my son was 4 and my daughter was 2.
The paper …

Inviting chaos into the day

May 11, 2011 – 11:25 am

My kids and I got an invite to a sneak peek into a children’s store opening here in the Valley (I’ll give you a clues: A mouse with big ears) last night.
I knew it meant …

Parenting sometimes requires a change of subject

May 10, 2011 – 11:29 am

My daughter is in LOVE with flip flops.
Being an Arizona baby, I suppose there is no surprise here. If she could, she’d wear them year-round.
Despite my urging, she’s worn them bicycle riding, running around at …

A full day of mothering on Mother’s Day

May 9, 2011 – 11:51 am
My baby lets her brother know how she feels about photos during a visit to our favorite bookstore over the weekend.

I hear the first footsteps at 6:30 a.m. Sunday.
My son comes to my pillow and crawls next to me.
“Cuddle time!” he says.
Being the first to rise, he steals that time to sneak in some “mommy …