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August 8, 2013 – 2:31 pm |

How did it happen already? School’s just started and already we are up to our eyeballs in spelling lists and tracking “reading minutes” at our house. I’ve been up past 11 several nights in a …

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Survey: Moms of 3 report most stress

May 7, 2013 – 6:24 am |

Well, this comes as no surprise to this working mom of three! When reporting how much stress they feel, a survey found that moms of three children feel more stressed than moms of one or …

Brave to write, brave to live

May 2, 2013 – 11:07 pm |

I’ve been gone too long, my friends. But yet, I’ve always been here.
Deadlines loom. Story lists pile up. Breaking news breaks.
Yet each day, I see the same headline from A MONTH AGO on the EVMOMS …

Child care report shines light on different arrangements

April 8, 2013 – 8:28 am |

Got childcare?
A recent report out last week shows 61 percent of children nationwide under age 5 are in some type of regular child care.
My 2-year-old is one of them.
I’m pretty much been a working mom …

Spring brings long list of fun activities

April 2, 2013 – 7:53 am |

Should we go for a hike at Boyce Arborteum or head to free jazz performances in Gilbert this weekend?
I keep reading about lots of activities I’d like to take the children to in the next …

Encouraging dreams: Yea, that’s what a mom does

March 25, 2013 – 10:12 pm |

Growing up, I wanted to be an astronaut. From about 9 or 10 through the first year of high school, I KNEW that would be my career. Back then (dang, it wasn’t that long ago, …

Remember: They grow up so fast

March 22, 2013 – 11:56 pm |

I’m taking Lisa-Jo Baker’s 5 minute challenge today. That’s five minutes of unedited writing with a theme. This week, it’s REMEMBER.
I want to remember it all: the way my girls giggle at night as they …

Spring break blues? Hit the pool

March 15, 2013 – 4:30 pm |

After hearing, “I’m bored” and “There’s nothing to do” by 8 a.m. Monday (the first day of spring break), I began to wonder how we would get through the week. Thanks to some helpful parents …

Making time for important sounds in life

March 12, 2013 – 1:46 am |

The dishwasher quiets after its cycle. An airplane hums overhead.
I hear snoring, a tree branch blowing across the house, the keys of the computer click and the buzzing of a computer.
It’s not too much noise …

Mom needs to step back to get science fair project complete

March 9, 2013 – 4:44 am |

My son’s first science fair project required a lot of patience on my part, a few hours with grandpa and a lot of tongue biting.
My 10-year-old son, a fourth-grader, came up with is own project …

Home: It’s messy, lived in and a blessing

March 8, 2013 – 12:28 am |

I’m taking Lisa-Jo Baker’s 5-minute Friday challenge today. She gave the topic – home – and asked writers to spend five-minutes typing on the topic.
Here’s my contribution.

Home
It’s messy and dusty. It’s piles of paper work …