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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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Childhood milestone

May 24, 2007 – 11:49 am |

Let me just gush as a mom for a moment. My son ‘graduated’ from preschool last night. I spent the morning with his class for a pizza party (handmade pizza) and in the evening the …

Dry Heat – Shmy Heat

May 22, 2007 – 12:21 am |

I don’t care what my calendar says about the first day of summer arriving in June, the Arizona Summer has arrived. The sun is out, my kids are free and the pool is calling …

Got it together at last

May 21, 2007 – 5:05 pm |

The kids arose early this morning (5:30) – I can blame this on the summer sun. They’ve already adopted their summer schedule – early to bed and early to rise. I guess they know the …

Nuggets of truth

May 18, 2007 – 8:02 pm |

My son is five years old. He’s been potty trained for 2 years now, he trained early and easily and I stopped worrying about his toilet habits long ago. But that’s just how …

Little joys

May 10, 2007 – 12:59 pm |

I spent the weekend in a "tent," but not underneath the stars. It started after I laundered a quilt and draped it over chairs in the kitchen to finish drying. Yup, the two toddlers in …

Too close for comfort

May 7, 2007 – 2:47 pm |

I’ve come to realize that I hold a lot of fear in my heart. Specifically I fear crowds, heights and enclosed spaces. I’m sure there are more, but these are the big ones. …

Take a bite for yourself

May 4, 2007 – 11:54 am |

I spent this past week doing what every mother should do once in a while. I left town.All by myself. No children, no chores, no laundry and no responsibilities. I went to …

The King and I

May 2, 2007 – 5:44 pm |

Obscure things happen when you’re a parent. I was just now strolling through my house when something in the hall bathroom caught my eye. I paused and backed up in curiosity, only to …

How mommies get things done

May 2, 2007 – 9:07 am |

I had a good morning! I got up, did a few stretches, 10 minutes of cardio (hey, I haven’t done it in a while) and even hand-wrote three pages of a book I hope to …

Hello Monday

April 23, 2007 – 9:53 am |

A story from last year.

Paul hadn’t come home yet and it was bathtime after dinner. Emma usually likes to wash herself, but apparently she got a little overzealous and washed her eyeballs too. I grabbed …