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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 …

Son’s summer memories come from books

July 30, 2012 – 12:51 pm

What did we do this summer?
Apparently we did a lot of reading!
One of my son’s first school assignments was to create an acrostic poem about summer.
Basically, take the letters – S-U-M-M-E-R – and use them …

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 …

Fishing brings about son’s birthday wish

July 4, 2012 – 5:39 am

For his birthday this summer, my husband and I asked our son if he wanted to go to Disneyland.
“I want to go fishing,” he responded.
Pack up the bags. Grab the poles. Let’s go.
My kids were …

Summer schedule flies out the window

July 2, 2012 – 12:48 pm
Summer time "up north" always puts a smile on the kids' faces.

As summer approached a few months ago, I grabbed my calendar, my emails from camps and programs about special deals, and started marking up where my kids would be when.
Very little has transpired according to …

Summer schedule means an earlier bedtime

June 11, 2012 – 10:40 pm

Several months ago I decided to register my kids for morning swim team.
Early morning swim team.
We’ve used different schedules the past two summers. Last year, the kids (then 6 and 8) were on the same …

Bicycles start the summer right

June 7, 2012 – 8:12 am

What say “summer” more than a bicycle ride?
A few days before school ended last month, my husband and I decided to order the kids new bikes. It’d been three years since they’d received their old …

Have you thought about your kids’ summer plans?

April 12, 2012 – 8:56 am

I sat around the table with the women from my Bible study this week and someone asked us moms, “What are the kids doing this summer?”
“Well,” I started, “Swim team practice begins at 7 a.m.”
It’s …

How does YOUR family garden grow?

April 2, 2012 – 12:26 pm
With any luck, I will have something that looks like this soon!

I pulled the picnic blanket – an old bed cover – from its storage spot (aka my daughter’s floor – don’t ask), and carried it out under “my” tree on Saturday.
That’s where I spent a …

Planning to register for summer camp? Check out discounts now

March 29, 2012 – 8:35 am

How did this happen? The calendar is really almost ready to turn APRIL?
It’s abundantly clear if you’re trying to register for summer camp. Schedules are already out (you can find out what field trips are …