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Guest column: Bullying: What’s A Mom To Do?

May 29, 2013 – 1:45 pm
1 Bullying

This is the second of two columns sent to us about bullying that we felt were worth sharing  – Michelle
As moms, we know when something is not “right” with our kids. Even if they tell …

Survey: Moms of 3 report most stress

May 7, 2013 – 6:24 am
My 3

Well, this comes as no surprise to this working mom of three! When reporting how much stress they feel, a survey found that moms of three children feel more stressed than moms of one or …

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 memories and keeping the kids close after tragedy

December 16, 2012 – 10:21 am

As Friday came near an end, I drove to my children’s school. My step quickened as I neared the door.
I could not get to my children fast enough. And I’m sure many East Valley parents …

Ready, set … start the school year!

August 7, 2012 – 7:03 am

While my kids have been in classes for a couple of weeks now (I helped make photocopies of blank quarterly report cards yesterday), the vast majority of East Valley students head back to school this …

Back-to-school shopping signals start of new adventure

July 16, 2012 – 3:10 pm

Pencils and glue sticks and paper, oh my!
Two different shopping trips, six bags of supplies, and $100 later – eek! – and my kids have everything on their teachers’ lists for back-to-school.
“New Crayons for me? …

Summer shock: It’s almost time for school again

July 10, 2012 – 10:40 am

It’s that time of year again!
The “back-to-school” supply lists arrived at our house – via email and Web, of course – in the last week.
How is it possible it’s time already?
Of course, this photo says …

Free for mom: Check out these deals

May 10, 2012 – 3:28 pm

So I got this e-mail and just had to pass it along. Check out this link for lots of FREE stuff for moms this weekend (my favorite: Redbox). FYI, the TCBY in Scottsdale is participating. …

Mother’s Day weekend traditions: What’s yours?

May 9, 2012 – 2:46 pm

It’s almost here. A day just for moms! Well, almost.
My kids like Mother’s Day because of a tradition that began, what, five years ago? And now, it includes our extended family.
The year it began, I …

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. …