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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 |

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 |

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 …