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Spring brings long list of fun activities

April 2, 2013 – 7:53 am

Should we go for a hike at Boyce Arborteum or head to free jazz performances in Gilbert this weekend?
I keep reading about lots of activities I’d like to take the children to in the next …

Halloween decorations add fun to the season

October 17, 2012 – 6:46 am

There are spiders all over my living room, and my kitchen, and outside to greet guests.
Yes, Halloween is just around the corner.
My kids love to decorate the house. I do too, though I’m not always …

Teachers keep last days of school cool

May 22, 2012 – 1:34 pm
So slow down for my daughter this year. In the last two weeks of school, her first-grade class is studying Egypt.

My kids keep coming home with facts about Egypt, segregation, inventions and more.
And there’s seriously only days left of the semester.
I don’t know how they did it, but the kids’ teachers have crammed a lot …

Diving into new activities

May 17, 2012 – 12:24 pm

We’re taking a dive into a new sport this summer at the Reese house.
Literally, diving.
My 7-year-old daughter has decided to try the diving team through the local parks and recreation department rather than join her …

Conversation with my daughter: jobs, school and clothes

March 7, 2012 – 12:48 pm

While my 9-year-old son was getting help with math (from our favorite friend and tutor), I got the chance to spend an hour with my two girls.
What a conversation.
My 7-year-old started with “We had J.A. …

Before your week starts, what does your prep work look like?

February 13, 2012 – 10:27 am

What does your Sunday week-starting prep look like?
Mine started Sunday after church as the kids and I went through their backpacks, looking at any papers I missed last week, doing homework, and having my husband …

Remember when errands meant just sitting in the car

January 19, 2012 – 2:05 pm

The kids and I had big plans Monday when they were out of school. We had our annual MLK Day lunch and playdate with friends, an afternoon at Bounce U and gymnastics in the evening.
My …

Holiday illness knocks us down, but not out

November 28, 2011 – 1:01 pm

I feel like I’ve lived in the “Twilight Zone” for the past week.Eight days ago, my youngest was sick with a cold, pink eye and the tummy bug. Before Thanksgiving, four of five members of …

Driving back to school, again, and again, and again

November 3, 2011 – 3:59 am

It’s a trend, apparently.
For the second time in a week, I’ve dropped the kids off at school only to have to return within the hour.
Last week was the best excuse: I had to bring SHOES …

Chores: Do you take a break during vacation?

October 12, 2011 – 8:36 am

Monday was the first day of fall break. All three of my kids were home. I surprised the big kids (6 and 9) in the morning with the following greeting: “After breakfast, it’s time to …