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Mommy nose: What happens when mornings are rushed

February 27, 2012 – 10:22 am |

So Saturday morning I was by the front door where we leave our backpacks and jackets.
There was an odor.
Moms, you know what I’m talking about.
“What’s that smell!#!” sort of smell.
I sniffed every bag. What mom …

Weekend craziness: Yes, we went to the store in our PJs

February 26, 2012 – 9:16 am |

So when you’re out of milk, and you have three hungry kids, you run to the store, right? I confess, that exhausted from being up since 4:30 with my toddler, I just loaded them all …

NieNie hosts mom essay contest

February 23, 2012 – 9:53 am |

Former East Valley resident, and amazing blogger and author, Stephanie Nielson is hosting a mom’s essay contest on her website. The topic is “Motherhood is” and you can write up to 500 words. For more …

Sleepless nights, snotty sleeves and please, where’s my coffee?

February 23, 2012 – 9:25 am |

Forgive me. I’m running on fumes – and caffeine.
Thus the quiet absence for a few days – or is it a week? I’m not sure. It’s all running together.
Since my daughter started in a daycare …

What choice do you make when it comes to vaccines?

February 16, 2012 – 10:06 am |

Arizona allows children to attend school without vaccines as long as parents sign an exemption form. When diseases appear that could lead to a large outbreak – such as the case of the mumps in …

Arizona school options: What are yours?

February 14, 2012 – 1:42 pm |

I recently wrote a column for the Tribune about how many different public – and private – schools are available within a very short distance from my home.
I choose to send my kids to my …

Before your week starts, what does your prep work look like?

February 13, 2012 – 10:27 am |

What does your Sunday week-starting prep look like?
Mine started Sunday after church as the kids and I went through their backpacks, looking at any papers I missed last week, doing homework, and having my husband …

When should you drive home the idea of careers and college with kids?

February 7, 2012 – 8:27 am |

On the drive to school/daycare/work this morning, my big kids asked me a question: Mom, do you get to pick what job you do?
The conversation was sparked by my 7-year-old daughter’s question about the traffic …

Checking in on: Around My Family Table

February 6, 2012 – 10:28 am |

I took a moment this morning to check on our East Valley Mom Bloggers Connect page. Wow. I found this wonderful blog about Strawberry Cupcakes with Almond Buttercreme. Oh, if only I had a reason …

Checking in on: Finley and Oliver

February 1, 2012 – 8:09 am |

Oh, I love good craft ideas.
So I was so happy when I looked over at Finley and Oliver on our EV Mom Bloggers Connect page.
There are not one, but two adorable Valentine’s Day crafts. You …