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Thank you, my baby, for the joy

July 27, 2011 – 12:36 pm

How did 12 months go by so fast?
Wasn’t it just last week that we shot a photo of my belly compared to a watermelon? And didn’t we JUST spend an evening anticipating her arrival and …

Time to explore tutoring options

July 27, 2011 – 10:27 am

With each passing school year, expectations are raised, the work gets tougher and the amount presented to students grows.
More students — or their parents — are seeking outside help from tutors to keep up with …

Checking in on our summer to-do list

July 26, 2011 – 9:37 pm
Summer check off

There’s only two weeks left until school starts. So I thought I would check back to see how much of our to-do list we’ve accomplished.
Not half bad – and I guess we have a few …

Photos, words and memories: Documenting my family

July 19, 2011 – 8:50 am
Kids hiking

I’m sitting outside a coffee shop, feeling the heat of the Valley’s summer start to bare down – and it’s only 9 a.m.
I miss our vacation.
For 10 days, the kids and I enjoyed the coolness …

School supplies in high demand

July 14, 2011 – 5:25 pm
Shopping for school supplies

Three shopping trips, luckily with a sleeping baby, a few frazzled moments as we wandered from aisle to aisle, and five (or was it six?) bags later — and I think we’re done.
Welcome to back-to-school …

Calendars quickly fill up for students, teachers and parents

July 14, 2011 – 5:04 pm

Twenty-six days.
That’s how long before school starts again for my kiddos.
That’s how long I have to get them ready for the reality that first grade and third grade will be a lot tougher than kindergarten …

EV Moms is back – and so am I

July 11, 2011 – 2:28 pm

Our family took a vacation last week. We escaped the Valley heat – and apparently a big haboob – by seeking refuge at my parents’ place “up north.”
We took games, books and craft supplies. We …

A beautiful, blank slate

July 1, 2011 – 5:33 pm

Remember my white board when summer started? On it I wrote our daily activities when we had to be at camp or swim lessons or theater activities.
This is what it looks like today.
We’re taking some …