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Back to school shopping done, and only 28 miles put on the car

July 30, 2013 – 5:24 am

It’s that time of year! Armed with two teacher lists from my kids’ school and two daughters (my son was at a birthday party), I hit the stores last week for some supply shopping.
I’ll be …

Sound the alarm! School is almost here

July 24, 2013 – 8:14 am
wake up call

It’s 7:45 a.m. and through no preplanned design, my two schoolage children make their way down the stairs, one right after the other.
One lands on the couch with her stuffy and falls back asleep. The …

What will you celebrate with your child today?

July 15, 2013 – 7:14 am

I woke up in my own bed this morning.
Read that again: I woke up in my own bed!
I did the happy dance in my head, “My children slept all night! My children slept all night.”
Then …

Summer starts its sweet soundtrack

June 6, 2013 – 11:46 am

Summer burst wide open all over the Reese house in the last few days.
I mean “summer,” the holiday, not necessarily “summer,” the season.
Its dripping swim suits, loose goggles, 36 library books and bottles of sunscreen …

Bring out the swimsuits, check the calendar: Swim, dive teams start

May 16, 2013 – 9:26 pm
swim time

I gathered collected half a dozen towels from my car tonight, about twice as many empty water bottles and half as many cans of sunscreen.
At 8:30 p.m., all three of my children were sound asleep …

Child care report shines light on different arrangements

April 8, 2013 – 8:28 am

Got childcare?
A recent report out last week shows 61 percent of children nationwide under age 5 are in some type of regular child care.
My 2-year-old is one of them.
I’m pretty much been a working mom …

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 …

Encouraging dreams: Yea, that’s what a mom does

March 25, 2013 – 10:12 pm
future pilot

Growing up, I wanted to be an astronaut. From about 9 or 10 through the first year of high school, I KNEW that would be my career. Back then (dang, it wasn’t that long ago, …

Making time for important sounds in life

March 12, 2013 – 1:46 am

The dishwasher quiets after its cycle. An airplane hums overhead.
I hear snoring, a tree branch blowing across the house, the keys of the computer click and the buzzing of a computer.
It’s not too much noise …

Stilling the wakeful mind that keeps mommy from sleep

March 6, 2013 – 7:40 am

Last night brought little sleep. Three wakeful children each made their way to my bedside before midnight. Coughs, bad dreams and thirst kept babes – and their mom – from getting deep into dream land.
Problem …