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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 …

Service project starts holidays season right

November 19, 2012 – 12:45 pm

Last week, I wrote a column for the Tribune’s Money page about holiday spending anxiety.
A reader commented that teaching kids about service leads to appreciation.
I know the reader didn’t realize this, but just that morning, …

Bumbo Baby Seats under recall by manufacturer

October 10, 2012 – 10:00 pm
Bumbo seat with new restraint belt available to product owners after a recall of 4 million seats. (Bumbo)

The recall of about 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats was announced by Bumbo International Trust of South Africa. The group urges parents and caregivers to keep babies out of the seats until a free safety …

Summer vacation stops you should make

July 9, 2012 – 5:01 am
My son and my mom created "Washington" this weekend - a fun sewing project for them, plus an item to mark off my son's "before I turn 12" list!

Summer break is almost over.
That statement is more true for some students than others – especially those in modified year-round schools in the East Valley. The entire Chandler Unified School District operates that way, with …

Checking in on: Finley and Oliver

July 5, 2012 – 5:01 am

One thing has really been missing from my summer: crafting.
I may have just been inspired. I decided to take a look at EV MOM BLOGGERS CONNECT and found this post from Finley and Oliver on …

Remember when errands meant just sitting in the car

January 19, 2012 – 2:05 pm

The kids and I had big plans Monday when they were out of school. We had our annual MLK Day lunch and playdate with friends, an afternoon at Bounce U and gymnastics in the evening.
My …

When blogs go silent for a bit

December 19, 2011 – 6:56 am

Sometimes, life catches up with you.
That’s been very true the last few weeks. So this is me, apologizing, for being silent on the blog.
Do you blog? Do you find you have dozens of ideas about …

Counting blessings when nothing goes as planned

November 23, 2011 – 10:13 pm

So it’s the night before Thanksgiving. There are clean dishes in the dishwasher. Dirty ones in the sink. My dining room table doesn’t have a tablecloth on it (and hasn’t for weeks). It’s covered in …

Toddlers make it look so easy

November 16, 2011 – 11:16 am

She looks at me in the review mirror, those piercing blue eyes full of wonder.
She doesn’t say it – at 15-months her vocabulary is limited to “momma, dad, bye-bye” and her siblings’ names (though sometimes …

I am thankful for …

November 3, 2011 – 6:08 am

(Note: I wrote this last night with intention to get it posted to stay up-to-date with my month of “thankful” posts. Life happens! So here it is.)
I’m writing this sitting in my car outside a …