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ZZZ … the sweet sound of summer

July 8, 2010 – 9:36 am

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

‘Mom, what about dinner?’

February 25, 2010 – 10:28 am

The past few weekends have been a bit chaotic at the Reese household. But nothing, I suppose, tops Sunday.
After picking up my son from his grandparents and spending a few hours at Ikea, the four …

Music soothes dinner time blues

January 20, 2010 – 5:15 pm

Last week I discovered something I should have been doing for years: turning on the radio when preparing dinner.
After a long day of shuffling kids to schools, work and getting them again, this mommy can …

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. …

Mommy's helper saves the day

December 4, 2009 – 9:40 am

I have my own personal Christmas angel this year. A good friend – knowing how bogged down I’ve been with work, holiday travelling and preparations for Christmas, offered to help organize my home.
She came over …

My layoff: Seasons come, seasons go

November 3, 2009 – 5:33 pm

As a working mom, I’ve come full circle.
When my son was born, I returned to work six weeks later, full time. Eight months later, I left to freelance.
I became a part-time, working-at-home mom. I about …

Crafty mom bug bites

September 30, 2009 – 2:30 pm

I had to pass these along. I found a few craft ideas on other mom blogs that may be tried in the Reese household during fall break. One idea I saw is creating butterfly or fairy …

Parenting lessons from my pug

August 25, 2009 – 9:31 am

Sometimes my trials as a mom come from my dog, not my kids.
Last night was a brilliant example.
My husband and I crashed into bed late and I stuck my hand under my pillow, only to …

What I want: Playtime and a carefree childhood for my kids

August 11, 2009 – 3:29 pm

 “I want to be a kid forever.”
“I want to be a grownup forever.”
Coming home from church on Sunday, something spurred these comments from my kids (I don’t remeber what!).
The first is from my 7-year-old son. …

Dreaded weekend activity: Matching socks

April 28, 2009 – 9:37 am

Ok, I admit it. I hate, hate, HATE doing laundry. It’s not the putting it into the washer and dryer that I dislike. It’s the folding, putting away and organizing of piles for the various …