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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 …

‘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
Photo by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

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 …