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Unscripted time means family time

January 23, 2013 – 6:19 am |

Most weekends in the Reese house – OK just about ALL weekends in the Reese house – are unscripted, few, if any, plans in the place.
For the Reese children, weekends often mean playing outdoors, reading, …

Busy moms get creative to make time together

January 18, 2013 – 1:18 pm |

So the saying goes “it takes a village” to raise a family, right?
Well, in my case this week, it took a very good friend, a cup of coffee and a rare opportunity to get together.
After …

Illness forces this mom into overdrive to slow an active child

January 11, 2013 – 5:54 am |
Illness forces this mom into overdrive to slow an active child

Sometimes you just have to tell kids to “stop.”
Stop teasing on your sister. Stop interrupting me while I’m on the phone.
Stop picking your nose!
But try telling an active 8-year-old to stop moving, wiggling and jumping …

Planning the ‘impromptu’ birthday party

January 9, 2013 – 7:11 am |

We recently celebrated my daughter’s birthday with an “unplanned” party. It wasn’t completely unplanned, but as parties go, it was fairly easy to put together. I took a page from a previous year when we …

School back in session, but forget the idea of ‘normal’

January 7, 2013 – 12:54 pm |

Children returned to classes this week after winter break.
And while lots of friends posted on Facebook or commented to me that they’re happy life is “back to normal,” I’m convinced there is no “normal” in …