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Bringing the home back into order after a messy summer

July 24, 2012 – 1:58 pm
After a flurry of weekend cleaning, we can finally access our front door without stepping on shoes and other clutter.

As children prepared to head off to school, I looked at my house and sighed. Weeks of hours of play at home with lots of friends showed in the toys on the floor, the books …

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 …

Bicycles start the summer right

June 7, 2012 – 8:12 am

What say “summer” more than a bicycle ride?
A few days before school ended last month, my husband and I decided to order the kids new bikes. It’d been three years since they’d received their old …

Do you dance in the rain with the kids?

May 11, 2012 – 3:49 pm
dancing in the rain

Just a silly Friday musing over here at EV Moms. After a crazy week, I’m looking back through the photos I took. They nearly all involve the children.
There’s the field trip I took Monday with …

Free for mom: Check out these deals

May 10, 2012 – 3:28 pm

So I got this e-mail and just had to pass it along. Check out this link for lots of FREE stuff for moms this weekend (my favorite: Redbox). FYI, the TCBY in Scottsdale is participating. …

Mother’s Day weekend traditions: What’s yours?

May 9, 2012 – 2:46 pm

It’s almost here. A day just for moms! Well, almost.
My kids like Mother’s Day because of a tradition that began, what, five years ago? And now, it includes our extended family.
The year it began, I …

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 …

Weekend craziness: Yes, we went to the store in our PJs

February 26, 2012 – 9:16 am

So when you’re out of milk, and you have three hungry kids, you run to the store, right? I confess, that exhausted from being up since 4:30 with my toddler, I just loaded them all …

Checking in on: Finley and Oliver

February 1, 2012 – 8:09 am

Oh, I love good craft ideas.
So I was so happy when I looked over at Finley and Oliver on our EV Mom Bloggers Connect page.
There are not one, but two adorable Valentine’s Day crafts. You …

Sunshine: The best medicine for stress?

September 19, 2011 – 11:44 am

What’s your escape when the house is messy, the dishes are calling your name and you have no idea what’s for dinner?
Life is chaotic. It’s messy. Sometimes, it can be loud.
I felt all those things …