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Teacher departures create a void

June 28, 2011 – 11:14 am

I picked up a recent agenda for a school board meeting and searched the list of resignations. There, I see it. My children’s music teacher is leaving. I’m pretty sure this teacher was in her …

New EV Mom Bloggers

June 27, 2011 – 10:16 am

Welcome to Mommie 101 and Around My Family Table to our family of bloggers! Check them out on our EV Mom Bloggers Connect page.

Looking for some extreme couponers

June 27, 2011 – 9:33 am

Do you live in the East Valley? Are you an extreme couponer or getting started? Contact me at mreese@evtrib.com.

Looking for parents of incoming kindergartners

June 27, 2011 – 9:32 am

I’m working on a story for the back-to-school guide. Are you the parent of an incoming kindergartner preparing for class in the East Valley? Contact me: mreese@evtrib.com.

Summer swimming: Which public pool do you visit?

June 27, 2011 – 6:35 am
My baby at a public pool we frequent. Can you guess which one?

In the past few weeks, the kids and I have hit several public pools in the East Valley. This weekend, we hit three: Mesquite Groves in Chandler and Mesa’s Skyline and Brimhall.
Mesquite Groves is a …

White House visit gives E.V. lawmaker new inspiration

June 20, 2011 – 2:24 pm
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State Sen. David Schapira, D-Tempe, spent one afternoon last week at the White House with the Young Elected Officials Network.
The event gave Schapira, also a Tempe Union High School District board member, an opportunity to …

Do your kids use an ereader?

June 20, 2011 – 6:17 am

My husband got me an ereader for Christmas. And I admit, I am in love with this little device. I probably drool over it more than use it with being a busy mom. But still, …

Keep news straight, simple with kids

June 16, 2011 – 3:23 pm
Arizona Wildfires

During the past week, I’ve turned on the news several times to check updates on the Wallow fire in eastern Arizona. Not only do I do this because I’m a reporter, but because I remember …

What are your kids reading this summer?

June 15, 2011 – 11:34 am

My son is a bookworm. In other words, he takes after his mother! He’s reading no fewer than four books at one time right now (Throne of Fire, The Lost Hero, Kingdom of Fantasy and …

Pets in your home? Your children may thank you

June 13, 2011 – 2:28 pm

A new TIME report discusses the health benefits of having a dog or cat in the home with infants to reduce allergies.
Based on what I read, a study found babies – well, boys anyway – …