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What makes for a good weekend in your house?

March 30, 2012 – 6:52 am
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Ah, Friday. For us, it often means Saturday morning sports activities (right now we’ve got karate and gymnastics going for the big kids), lounging outside (until the temperatures warm up) and a visit with a …

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
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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 …

Summer treat: Longing for the porch swing

April 25, 2011 – 1:02 pm
Porch

I found myself thinking about my grandparents’ porch swing this past week.
As days grow longer, my kids and I are spending more time outdoors. Summer is around the corner. We better enjoy the weather while …

Holiday baking: It’s a wrap

December 27, 2010 – 3:28 pm
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My daughter and I wrapped up our holiday baking over the weekend with a gingerbread house. I’ll say “baking” loosely since we didn’t actually bake the house. We just decorated it. We giggled and smiled …

Holiday favorites: Class winter parties

December 22, 2010 – 10:37 am
Yummy reindeer treat can be made with honey or peanut butter

Each year it seems my kids’ teachers get more and more creative with winter holiday parties.

What’s a holiday cookie without sprinkles?
My kids attend the same school for the first time, so they had holiday …

Holiday baking: Fudge in a box

December 16, 2010 – 4:50 pm
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This week is CRAZY (ok, so are the next few weeks). So when I bought baking supplies from the store, I picked up a few easy, put together kits (that bakes up goodies I don’t …

Holiday baking: Turtle bars

December 13, 2010 – 11:36 am
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YUM! There are a two downtown Mesa locations that sell a treat called “magic bars.” If I go there for lunch, I often buy one.
Now, I can make them at home! (They look better in …

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 …

Finding the time to get a little scrappy

June 29, 2010 – 12:31 pm
Scrapbooking supplies

I love crafting. Or should I say, I love the IDEA of crafting. In my busy schedule – working full time as a journalist, raising two kids and preparing for a third – my crafting …