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How do moms start the New Year right?

December 29, 2012 – 7:12 am

With 2012 about done, I have a question for you moms out there: What would you like to do different in 2013?
Last year, about this time, I wrote a blog and column about how moms …

Holiday memories to last all year

December 27, 2012 – 11:06 am
christmas tree

The wrapping paper’s been put away.
The Christmas tunes are done.
But the memories of this year are many.
We mixed up our holidays traditions in 2012. It started with a trip to the snow – something I …

Making memories and keeping the kids close after tragedy

December 16, 2012 – 10:21 am

As Friday came near an end, I drove to my children’s school. My step quickened as I neared the door.
I could not get to my children fast enough. And I’m sure many East Valley parents …

What do you do when the kids find the gifts?

December 13, 2012 – 8:17 pm

Yes it’s true. My children found a few of their holiday gifts this week.
Well, sort of. What they “found” in the trunk of the mini-van was a set of gifts I’d planned to return. I’d …

Getting through the holidays one sniffle at a time

December 12, 2012 – 4:44 am
photospin

A red nose here. Some green snot there.
Ah, the holidays are upon us.
Since just before Thanksgiving, someone in my family has battled “something” just about daily. Just when I felt I was done with the …