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Sick toddler gives mom a day to cuddle and make chicken soup

October 27, 2012 – 6:16 pm

Today I discovered that when life throws you a curve ball, make chicken soup.
We had lots planned for our weekend, not the least of which was spending time with a very special family that is …

Cooler weather brings neighbors together

October 23, 2012 – 7:11 am

I love this time of year, and not just because of the holidays.
After months of being indoors, the neighborhood kids start to come out more often in the evening. Even better, their parents join them. …

Crafty friend inspires fun activity

October 21, 2012 – 6:57 am

You may have Pinterest, but I’ve got a friend on Facebook who gives me all the inspiration I need. This fun mom of five is a wizard at doing “themed shirts” for trips to Disneyland …

Halloween surprise: A package from grandparents makes our day

October 19, 2012 – 6:48 am

During a recent trip to California, the grandparents there had hoped to take the kiddos shopping – particularly because of a summer birthday. We were having so much fun at the beach that the trip …

Halloween decorations add fun to the season

October 17, 2012 – 6:46 am

There are spiders all over my living room, and my kitchen, and outside to greet guests.
Yes, Halloween is just around the corner.
My kids love to decorate the house. I do too, though I’m not always …

So moms, how did you break your cell phone?

October 11, 2012 – 8:15 am
Yes, this is probably one way to assure breakage of a cell phone. So, how did you break yours? (Photospin)

An interesting conversation took place at soccer practice Wednesday night. One mom noticed another’s cracked cell phone and asked, “What happened?”
Mom 1: “I put it on top of the car and forgot about it. I …

Bumbo Baby Seats under recall by manufacturer

October 10, 2012 – 10:00 pm
Bumbo seat with new restraint belt available to product owners after a recall of 4 million seats. (Bumbo)

The recall of about 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats was announced by Bumbo International Trust of South Africa. The group urges parents and caregivers to keep babies out of the seats until a free safety …

Dinosaurs and LEGOs: Arizona Science Center stop keeps kids engaged

October 9, 2012 – 11:26 am

You won’t get five feet into the Arizona Science Center before your children engage in some serious “oohs and ahhs.”
And if you do make it past the front door, their excitement will grow to, well, …

Moms: How do you set your priorities during this season of change?

October 1, 2012 – 2:35 pm
Another season of change (and my favorite season), means a time to reflect on priorities. How do you determine yours?

I’m still in shock: How did it become October? How is fall break next week? Where did our summer go?
I haven’t blogged in more than two weeks. So here’s a quick recap: School, work, golf, …