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Monday musings: Food allergies and schools

April 30, 2012 – 11:23 am

I got to talk to Chandler mom and nurse Angie Norton last week for a story about food allergies in schools. Several years ago, as Norton’s daughter prepared to enter kindergarten, Norton looked around to …

How do you keep learning going during the summer?

April 23, 2012 – 12:17 pm

There are less than 25 days of school left for my children.
An academic progress report came home last week. For my son, his grades are anywhere from high Bs to high As in math, reading, …

Welcome, Charlotte Nielson

April 23, 2012 – 11:20 am

Just a shout out to mommy blogger, NieNie, (Stephanie Nielson, former Mesa resident) on the birth of her AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL daughter, Charlotte. I missed it (last week was a little crazy!) on her blog. So, …

Make a move to help a mom this Mother’s Day

April 17, 2012 – 1:22 pm

I got this release and thought I would share:
Valley-based Two Men and a Truck Local wants to help mothers in shelters this Mother’s Day.
The group will be collecting essential items for moms through the national …

Getting away to get put back together

April 16, 2012 – 5:01 pm

I needed to step away from it. The hectic schedule: karate at 9, tutoring at 4, gymnastics at 6. Reading, writing and feeding kids in-between.
Nothing all on the same day. Well, most of the time.
It …

Have you thought about your kids’ summer plans?

April 12, 2012 – 8:56 am

I sat around the table with the women from my Bible study this week and someone asked us moms, “What are the kids doing this summer?”
“Well,” I started, “Swim team practice begins at 7 a.m.”
It’s …

Family game night: Do you follow the rules?

April 11, 2012 – 11:45 am
With pieces missing and silliness, our family didn't exactly follow the "rules" during our game last night. But we sure had fun.

We don’t have a set “family game night.” But now and then, one of the kids brings up the idea to play a game (we have a bunch) and it comes to fruition.
Last night was …

Happy Easter! Goodbye, bunny

April 8, 2012 – 9:59 pm
My youngest finds an egg Sunday afternoon at grandmas. She had to open each plastic egg before putting it in her basket!

We at the Reese household kept with our traditions this Easter weekend: attending church services Saturday, rising and finding gifts Sunday morning, eating brunch out and then gathering at the grands for a (plastic) egg …

EV Moms: Five years later

April 6, 2012 – 10:32 am

I wrote my first post for this blog 5 years ago today – about potty training. From discipline to crazy mornings to nighttime issues to teeth falling out (ICK!), tales of my kids – and …

What happens in YOUR house when the kids get home?

April 5, 2012 – 10:47 am
Two green color choices for wall: Ah, decisions.

With three active kids, a working mom and an overly worked dad in our house, let’s just say our nights don’t always go as smoothly as I probably would like – or even portray.
Each night …