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Stilling the wakeful mind that keeps mommy from sleep

March 6, 2013 – 7:40 am

Last night brought little sleep. Three wakeful children each made their way to my bedside before midnight. Coughs, bad dreams and thirst kept babes – and their mom – from getting deep into dream land.
Problem …

Science fair sparks ideas, creativity for kids

February 5, 2013 – 1:37 am

I think I’m missing the boat at home.
In the last week, my big kids have come home with packets for their school’s science fair. My engineering-minded, LEGO-building 10-year-old son struggled to come up with an …

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, …

Illness forces this mom into overdrive to slow an active child

January 11, 2013 – 5:54 am

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 …

Crackers on the floor, marker on the wall: Yes, a toddler lives here

September 12, 2012 – 1:15 pm
Now, what trouble can I get into next?

There are fishy crackers all over the floor (melting in a dumped glass of milk). I spotted black marker (nonpermanent I hope) on the refrigerator this week. And naked baby dolls are strewn on every …

Team mom or soccer coach? Which role do you play?

August 9, 2012 – 12:12 pm

My 7-year-old daughter announced this she wants to play soccer for a fifth year in a row. We’re signed up and ready for our season, which begins in October.
Here’s the catch: Last year, I was …

Moms: What awaits you this weekend?

August 4, 2012 – 10:01 am

A little 2-year-old woke me around 6. We snuggled for awhile. Then we were joined by sister, who immediately started picking out clothes for a church event we’ll attend later today.
Big brother came in the …

Lice, the hallway trampoline and figuring out school

August 2, 2012 – 12:40 pm

Did you see the glazed-eyed woman in the checkout line buying two bottles of lice shampoo yesterday? The one trying to keep the toddler from grabbing ANOTHER bag of M&Ms from the register counter?
That would …

Homework time! Kids discover their desks

August 1, 2012 – 10:32 pm

Homework began at our house last night.
After a fun afternoon with friends, we arrived home about 7 p.m. Since I’m still getting used to the idea that my kids are back in school (and so …

2 year old takes over mommy’s blog for back-to-school rundown

July 19, 2012 – 4:00 pm

Hi! I’m Miss L, Michelle’s nearly 2-year-old daughter (Mom has called me “2” for nearly three months. So hey, where are my presents?”)
Today I spent the day with my mom. It started easy enough. Wake …