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Son’s summer memories come from books

July 30, 2012 – 12:51 pm

What did we do this summer?
Apparently we did a lot of reading!
One of my son’s first school assignments was to create an acrostic poem about summer.
Basically, take the letters – S-U-M-M-E-R – and use them …

Bringing the home back into order after a messy summer

July 24, 2012 – 1:58 pm
After a flurry of weekend cleaning, we can finally access our front door without stepping on shoes and other clutter.

As children prepared to head off to school, I looked at my house and sighed. Weeks of hours of play at home with lots of friends showed in the toys on the floor, the books …

Checking in on: Krazy for … Kloth, Kids and Keeping it Real

July 23, 2012 – 7:04 am

We have a new mommy blogger on the East Valley Mom Bloggers Connect Page. Kristen wrote us and we clicked on her blog at Krazy for … Kloth, Kids and Keeping it Real to take …

Encouraging words give my little girl a confidence boost

July 20, 2012 – 8:00 am

So when your child is struggling with something, do you lend a hand or let them try to figure it out? Do you offer encouraging words? If they want to quit, do you say, “Yes?”
Or …

2 year old takes over mommy’s blog for back-to-school rundown

July 19, 2012 – 4:00 pm

Hi! I’m Miss L, Michelle’s nearly 2-year-old daughter (Mom has called me “2” for nearly three months. So hey, where are my presents?”)
Today I spent the day with my mom. It started easy enough. Wake …

Soaking in the last few days of summer

July 18, 2012 – 5:57 am

So summer officially just started a few weeks ago. And in the Valley, we’ll feel the heat well into October.
But for a lot of schoolage children, “summer” is near its ends.
Unlike schools in states where …

Checking in on: 71 Toes talks about raising children’s confidence

July 16, 2012 – 9:56 pm

I recently made a trip to our East Valley Mom Bloggers Connect site and, with an invitation from the author of 71 Toes, I’d like to present one of her blogs. Shawni is an amazing …

Back-to-school shopping signals start of new adventure

July 16, 2012 – 3:10 pm

Pencils and glue sticks and paper, oh my!
Two different shopping trips, six bags of supplies, and $100 later – eek! – and my kids have everything on their teachers’ lists for back-to-school.
“New Crayons for me? …

Summer shock: It’s almost time for school again

July 10, 2012 – 10:40 am

It’s that time of year again!
The “back-to-school” supply lists arrived at our house – via email and Web, of course – in the last week.
How is it possible it’s time already?
Of course, this photo says …

Summer vacation stops you should make

July 9, 2012 – 5:01 am
My son and my mom created "Washington" this weekend - a fun sewing project for them, plus an item to mark off my son's "before I turn 12" list!

Summer break is almost over.
That statement is more true for some students than others – especially those in modified year-round schools in the East Valley. The entire Chandler Unified School District operates that way, with …