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It’s time for moms to GET OUT

January 31, 2012 – 12:54 pm |

Moms, if you need a break — and a massage — here’s your chance.
The next Mom’s Nite Out event is coming Wednesday. The event is hosted and organized by Choosing Love blogger (and EV Mom …

What would be your perfect day?

January 26, 2012 – 9:44 am |

Last week, our big kids (7 and 9) crawled in bed with us about 7 p.m. (We were all TIRED!). They asked, “What are we going to do tomorrow?”
My husband’s response prompted a 45 minute …

Kindergarten registration: It’s here!

January 25, 2012 – 11:28 am |

More than five years ago, my husband and I faced that school milestone known as kindergarten.
Our son – our oldest – was a summer baby. During my years as an education reporter, I clearly remember …

Remember when errands meant just sitting in the car

January 19, 2012 – 2:05 pm |

The kids and I had big plans Monday when they were out of school. We had our annual MLK Day lunch and playdate with friends, an afternoon at Bounce U and gymnastics in the evening.
My …

Teen driving: As a mom, I’m a bit nervous about this one

January 18, 2012 – 1:11 pm |

Do you have a teen in your house?
Is that teen driving?
I’m years away from that point, but it terrifies me none the less.
Those first driving lessons with dad were – um – a bit laughable. …

Checking in on: Surviving Unemployment

January 15, 2012 – 10:27 pm |

I decided to check in on one of our East Valley mom bloggers and found the best news on “Surviving Unemployment.”
After 3 years, 9 months and 12 days, her hubby is working again! You can …

What choice do you make for your child’s education?

January 12, 2012 – 11:04 am |

Arizona often ranks very high in the country for school choice. I wrote a piece for the Tribune last week about this fact – and asked different groups to talk about whether or not that …

Turning the platform over to dad

January 11, 2012 – 12:11 pm |

My husband can light up the face of any of our children just by walking into a room. My youngest wraps her whole body around his neck when she hugs him. My middle daughter loved …

Sometimes it’s OK to throw out the plan

January 10, 2012 – 9:58 pm |

I picked up the kids tonight after work and school. We didn’t have gym, soccer or tutoring. My husband was working late and I’d had a long day juggling work and family obligations.
I got an …

What age is good for ear piercings?

January 9, 2012 – 12:15 pm |

I took my oldest daughter to get her ears pierced – again – this past weekend. We did it to mark her 7th birthday.
We’d done the same thing about a year ago for her 6th …