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What makes for a good weekend in your house?

March 30, 2012 – 6:52 am

Ah, Friday. For us, it often means Saturday morning sports activities (right now we’ve got karate and gymnastics going for the big kids), lounging outside (until the temperatures warm up) and a visit with a …

Planning to register for summer camp? Check out discounts now

March 29, 2012 – 8:35 am

How did this happen? The calendar is really almost ready to turn APRIL?
It’s abundantly clear if you’re trying to register for summer camp. Schedules are already out (you can find out what field trips are …

Moms: Have you followed your dreams?

March 28, 2012 – 3:59 pm

Every woman should have someone who inspires you to dream.
When I met Patty Leon, I found out she is a scrapbooker. I immediately liked her.
She’s also followed her dreams to own her own store. The busy mom …

Got old Starbucks cups? Grow a plant with the kids

March 28, 2012 – 10:41 am
I built this in summer 2009. I have yet to have anything really grow in it. Maybe this year?

Normally I start this post: checking in on …
But I liked the subject of AZ Plant Lady’s post so much, I wanted to make sure you all saw the title.
A member of our EVMom Bloggers …

‘I have a crush on a boy’

March 27, 2012 – 9:58 am

Yea, that’s how my 7 year old daughter started the conversation last night when she and I had a little one-on-one time.
I just looked at her. I started to say something ultra-mommy smart like, “You …

NieNie update: Her book is coming out

March 24, 2012 – 11:31 am

What a whirlwind for mom, former Mesa resident, blogger and, now, author Stephanie Nielson. Stephanie’s story first captured national attention in 2008 when she and her husband survived a horrific plane crash in Arizona that …

Column gets personal

March 23, 2012 – 11:31 am
baby julian

I got to write about a happy ending this week – a story I share with a little boy named Julian. Born with a not-so-common condition known as a TEF – or trachea-esophageal fistula – …

Photos, photos, everywhere!

March 16, 2012 – 3:01 pm
One of hundreds (ok, thousands?) of photos I need to scrapbook soon!

If you have kids, you’re likely taking photos.
If you’re taking photos, like me, they’re likely stuck somewhere in a camera, a computer, or – eek! – your phone. I just checked. There are 400 pictures …

East Valley Mom Bloggers Connect: Welcome, Janice

March 15, 2012 – 10:26 am

We’ve added a new mom to our mom bloggers page at EVMoms. Check out Janice’s blog when you can! She has lots of giveaways and links for family information. Best idea? See how she turned …

What’s ‘missing’ in your home?

March 14, 2012 – 10:58 am

I swear I put the charger for my Nook in the basket on my dresser.
And the video display for the baby monitor? It was just downstairs on the counter, right?
My favorite pair of earrings were …