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Texting now a baby milestone

October 31, 2011 – 1:11 pm

I took my 15-month-old in recently for her well visit. The doctor ran down the list of activities she should accomplish before her next visit at 18 months. Imitating phone use. Doubling her vocabulary. Pretending …

Happy Halloween: Safety reminders from health officials

October 31, 2011 – 11:02 am

This came in from the Arizona Department of Health Services. I thought it was worth sharing:
Halloween can be a day full of fun or it can be a real fright.  Nationwide, the number of pedestrians …

Happy Halloween: The costume decisions

October 31, 2011 – 10:33 am

I wrote a few weeks back about trying to figure out the kids’ Halloween costumes. Since today is the day, here are the answers:
A trip to the craft store resulted in a $12 Ninja costume …

Is digital learning for your child?

October 26, 2011 – 11:53 am

“Mom, you know you can go to school on the computer? I want to do that.”
That comment was COMPLETELY unsolicited this morning from my 9-year-old as I drove him to school. This third-grader is doing …

Checking in on Becoming Homegrown

October 24, 2011 – 3:19 pm

How did she know I was wondering about this?
Just this weekend, as I looked at our soon-to-be carved pumpkins, I thought, “So how do you use real pumpkins to cook and not just buy the …

Soccer coach update: What a blast

October 20, 2011 – 7:16 pm

Well, tonight we had our fourth soccer practice. Five weeks ago, I volunteered to coach my 6-year-old daughter’s soccer team, a first for me. (My husband indicated I was crazy, or insane, or something like …

This mom’s best friend: the kitchen timer

October 18, 2011 – 4:24 pm

OK, busy moms, what tools do you use to keep you focused, on time and sane?
My No. 1 tool is simple – the timer on the microwave. I use it in the morning as a …

Halloween 2 weeks away? Say it isn’t so

October 17, 2011 – 4:24 pm

A few thoughts on Halloween:
I thought I had it together! More than a month ago, I took my daughter to the craft store and picked out a pattern for her Halloween costume. It would be …

Mom blogs: Checking in on 71 toes

October 17, 2011 – 2:20 pm

I decided to check in on a few of our Mom Bloggers and found an older post by Shawni that I would like to share. I had the opportunity to sit down with Shawni last …

Backyard re-do: Check one off my list of goals

October 13, 2011 – 8:30 am

What’s on your “I want to get it done” list?
I don’t mean chores like laundry, dishes or organizing the closets.
I mean something that really has meaning for YOU.
Maybe it’s keeping a journal, doing a Bible …