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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 …

‘Mega Wedding’ highlights importance of family

August 13, 2012 – 9:54 pm |

Every now and then I look back at a story I’ve done and realize I got to share something special.
A story last week hit that note completely.
Wednesday of last week I found myself at the …

Need a little time? I sure do

May 8, 2012 – 4:13 pm |

Yes, I’m behind again. I have excuses – what mom doesn’t. This week, mine include allergies, illness, a field trip and, of course, deadlines.
So when I read this article on “preparing for the week” in …

Welcome, Charlotte Nielson

April 23, 2012 – 11:20 am |

Just a shout out to mommy blogger, NieNie, (Stephanie Nielson, former Mesa resident) on the birth of her AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL daughter, Charlotte. I missed it (last week was a little crazy!) on her blog. So, …

Some days are crazy, but they make me smile

March 29, 2011 – 3:11 pm |

There are crazy mornings. And then there are comical ones.
Most times, they are one-in-the-same.
Like Monday: I left my phone upstairs so I missed the multiple calls and messages from my friend/babysitter that she was ill.
I …

Diary of a wimpy mom: Wiggly teeth make me squirm

March 28, 2011 – 11:22 am |

I confess, when it comes to loose teeth, I’m a big wimp.
I knew this before I had children. When they were younger, my nieces happily jumped in my face to show off their latest soon-to-be …

Give the baby some room at 30,000 feet

March 21, 2011 – 10:29 am |

Last week, I took my three kiddos halfway across the country to visit my sister for spring break. We had a great time. We even spent one day playing in what was left of the …

Monday morning mom: Violinist Jennifer Frautschi

March 7, 2011 – 1:43 pm |

Monday mornings should be easier at the house, but they’re not. We’ve started a “night before” routine (picking out clothes, showers, etc), which has improved the start of our week, but I’m still making adjustments.
But …

On the run: At least, it’s a start

March 7, 2011 – 12:14 pm |

Sunday morning I woke up early, loaded the three kids in the car and drove to Tempe Town Lake.
Our goal: To see Dean Karnazes, who is running across America. I got the chance to talk …

Do moms cross a line when blogging?

February 25, 2011 – 9:54 am |

I came across a blog last week written by the publisher of a local parenting magazine. She described a recent experience she’s had with an mom who asked for a story to be removed from …