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Teachers keep last days of school cool

May 22, 2012 – 1:34 pm
So slow down for my daughter this year. In the last two weeks of school, her first-grade class is studying Egypt.

My kids keep coming home with facts about Egypt, segregation, inventions and more.
And there’s seriously only days left of the semester.
I don’t know how they did it, but the kids’ teachers have crammed a lot …

I’m the queen of the half-done project

May 19, 2012 – 7:11 am

Blame it on my genes, my schedule, my silly brain. Maybe I can blame motherhood, career plans or the fact that I need to buy groceries more than once a week if I want my …

One fish, two fish? Where did it go?

May 18, 2012 – 7:07 am

I surprised my kids this week and came home with a fish tank. It’s nothing fancy: a small $10 purchase from Wal-Mart. But since my daughter brought home two guppies last week from school, I …

Diving into new activities

May 17, 2012 – 12:24 pm

We’re taking a dive into a new sport this summer at the Reese house.
Literally, diving.
My 7-year-old daughter has decided to try the diving team through the local parks and recreation department rather than join her …

The final countdown: School’s almost over for the year

May 15, 2012 – 9:46 am
The school year is almost done! (Submitted/Photospin)

Song lyrics keeps ringing in my head this morning: “It’s the final countdown!”
Less than two weeks until school is done for the year. Gone will be third and first grade for my big kids. Gone …

Do you dance in the rain with the kids?

May 11, 2012 – 3:49 pm
dancing in the rain

Just a silly Friday musing over here at EV Moms. After a crazy week, I’m looking back through the photos I took. They nearly all involve the children.
There’s the field trip I took Monday with …

Free for mom: Check out these deals

May 10, 2012 – 3:28 pm

So I got this e-mail and just had to pass it along. Check out this link for lots of FREE stuff for moms this weekend (my favorite: Redbox). FYI, the TCBY in Scottsdale is participating. …

Mother’s Day weekend traditions: What’s yours?

May 9, 2012 – 2:46 pm

It’s almost here. A day just for moms! Well, almost.
My kids like Mother’s Day because of a tradition that began, what, five years ago? And now, it includes our extended family.
The year it began, I …

Need a little time? I sure do

May 8, 2012 – 4:13 pm

Yes, I’m behind again. I have excuses – what mom doesn’t. This week, mine include allergies, illness, a field trip and, of course, deadlines.
So when I read this article on “preparing for the week” in …

Checking in on: 71 Toes (and a trip to England)

May 2, 2012 – 8:28 am

My heart stopped when I flipped over to see the latest post on “71 Toes,” which we have linked on EV Mommy Bloggers (are you an EV Mommy blogger? Write me!).
She wrote about living in …