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Moms: How do you set your priorities during this season of change?

October 1, 2012 – 2:35 pm
Another season of change (and my favorite season), means a time to reflect on priorities. How do you determine yours?

I’m still in shock: How did it become October? How is fall break next week? Where did our summer go?
I haven’t blogged in more than two weeks. So here’s a quick recap: School, work, golf, …

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 …

Let the kids lend you a hand this holiday

December 22, 2011 – 2:28 pm

My kids are at home with daddy this week as I finish writing a few stories.
To keep them busy, and from arguing, I handed them tape, scissors (gasp!), wrapping paper, and the gifts we’ve made …

Do you give your kids’ teachers a holiday gift?

December 19, 2011 – 2:09 pm

Each year, I try to remember and give my children’s teachers a gift. Most years, it’s a coffeehouse gift card. Sometimes, we make it personal. I try to remember the after-school care instructors and bus …

What are your family holiday traditions?

December 7, 2011 – 1:16 pm

Monday night when we arrived home, I pulled out a 9′ inflatable, holiday polar bear – to put up in my living room. Last year we didn’t put it up – I was afraid my …

Christmas Eve: Nothing happened

December 29, 2010 – 1:38 pm

Ok, so that’s not entirely true. We had a very eventful Christmas Eve. But in previous years, I’ve had some story to report after Christmas Eve Mass: my daughter falling into the fountain, the kids …

Holiday baking: It’s a wrap

December 27, 2010 – 3:28 pm

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 …

A Christmas adoption: Congrats Lonkar family

December 23, 2010 – 1:04 pm
Cherrie Lonkar and her daughter, Maile. Photo by Chalice Leaman Photography

This morning, dozens of parents and children filled the lobby at one of Maricopa County’s courthouses.
Boys were dressed in ties and sweaters. Girls donned their best sparkly dresses and shoes.
Families and friends awaited their turn …

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: Decorating cookies

December 19, 2010 – 9:42 pm

My sister in law held her annual cookie day this weekend! I’ll post a few of the recipes we used (as soon as I find them!) but in the meantime, I’ll share her decorating tips.
I love …