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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, …

Photos, photos, everywhere!

March 16, 2012 – 3:01 pm
One of hundreds (ok, thousands?) of photos I need to scrapbook soon!

If you have kids, you’re likely taking photos.
If you’re taking photos, like me, they’re likely stuck somewhere in a camera, a computer, or – eek! – your phone. I just checked. There are 400 pictures …

With kids comes change, whether mom is ready or not

March 6, 2012 – 12:47 pm

Do you ever feel this way, moms? That change is ever present? I’ve really felt it recently. Sometimes I wish it would stop!
I first glimpsed it on Sunday – tiny buds of green on the …

A beautiful, blank slate

July 1, 2011 – 5:33 pm

Remember my white board when summer started? On it I wrote our daily activities when we had to be at camp or swim lessons or theater activities.
This is what it looks like today.
We’re taking some …

When ‘Harry’ became too scary for the kids

November 16, 2010 – 2:06 pm

Nearly a month ago I wrote in large letters on our white board, “Harry Potter,” to remind myself to get tickets to this weekend’s opening of the final “Potter” film installment.
I bought four movie tickets, …

Have YOU looked at the calendar?

October 21, 2010 – 10:34 am
Thanksgiving elf

OK, brace yourself. Five weeks from today is Thanksgiving. Christmas is nine weeks from Saturday. My son started his Christmas wish list a month ago! (Thankfully since sales have started and grandparents are asking…) I …

Mom of three. Lover of life.

October 20, 2010 – 3:46 pm

Today is National Day on Writing. I found this out while researching a story that took me to the U.S. Department of Education website. I’m taking the challenge a teacher posted there to write a …

ZZZ … the sweet sound of summer

July 8, 2010 – 9:36 am

Ah, summer. In our house, I now associate summer with sleep.

Is it time for another season of sports?

January 14, 2010 – 10:21 am

The spring sports registration reminder arrived in my e-mail yesterday.
I confess, I did look at the dates and the schedule. Registration is the first part of February. Games would run through May.
I also found myself …

Juggling the work schedule

January 12, 2010 – 1:31 pm

A friend sent me a post from one mom who wrote about six ways working parents can get more time with their kids. I’ve done a few of these – actually, more than a few. …