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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 …

Unscripted time means family time

January 23, 2013 – 6:19 am
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Most weekends in the Reese house – OK just about ALL weekends in the Reese house – are unscripted, few, if any, plans in the place.
For the Reese children, weekends often mean playing outdoors, reading, …

School back in session, but forget the idea of ‘normal’

January 7, 2013 – 12:54 pm
So, what activities are your children participating in this year?

Children returned to classes this week after winter break.
And while lots of friends posted on Facebook or commented to me that they’re happy life is “back to normal,” I’m convinced there is no “normal” in …

Lice, the hallway trampoline and figuring out school

August 2, 2012 – 12:40 pm
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Did you see the glazed-eyed woman in the checkout line buying two bottles of lice shampoo yesterday? The one trying to keep the toddler from grabbing ANOTHER bag of M&Ms from the register counter?
That would …

Homework time! Kids discover their desks

August 1, 2012 – 10:32 pm
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Homework began at our house last night.
After a fun afternoon with friends, we arrived home about 7 p.m. Since I’m still getting used to the idea that my kids are back in school (and so …

2 year old takes over mommy’s blog for back-to-school rundown

July 19, 2012 – 4:00 pm
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Hi! I’m Miss L, Michelle’s nearly 2-year-old daughter (Mom has called me “2” for nearly three months. So hey, where are my presents?”)
Today I spent the day with my mom. It started easy enough. Wake …

Back-to-school shopping signals start of new adventure

July 16, 2012 – 3:10 pm
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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 vacation stops you should make

July 9, 2012 – 5:01 am
My son and my mom created "Washington" this weekend - a fun sewing project for them, plus an item to mark off my son's "before I turn 12" list!

Summer break is almost over.
That statement is more true for some students than others – especially those in modified year-round schools in the East Valley. The entire Chandler Unified School District operates that way, with …

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 …

The final countdown: School’s almost over for the year

May 15, 2012 – 9:46 am
The school year is almost done! (Submitted/Photospin)

Song lyrics keeps ringing in my head this morning: “It’s the final countdown!”
Less than two weeks until school is done for the year. Gone will be third and first grade for my big kids. Gone …