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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 …

Guest column: Research shows benefit of early swimming lessons

June 21, 2013 – 4:10 pm

Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by as much as 88 percent among young children age 1-4, who …

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 …

Unscripted time means family time

January 23, 2013 – 6:19 am

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, …

What would it take to raise an Olympian?

August 3, 2012 – 3:10 pm
U.S. Olympian Gabby Douglas with her gold medal after the all-around gymnastics competition. (AP Photo)

“I want to do that!”
We’ve heard that statement several times in the last few days as we’ve watch Olympic gymnastics, diving and swimming competitions each evening.
I’m sure we’re not alone.
In the last week, I’ve signed …

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 …

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 …

Checking in on our summer to-do list

July 26, 2011 – 9:37 pm
Summer check off

There’s only two weeks left until school starts. So I thought I would check back to see how much of our to-do list we’ve accomplished.
Not half bad – and I guess we have a few …

Summer swimming: Which public pool do you visit?

June 27, 2011 – 6:35 am
My baby at a public pool we frequent. Can you guess which one?

In the past few weeks, the kids and I have hit several public pools in the East Valley. This weekend, we hit three: Mesquite Groves in Chandler and Mesa’s Skyline and Brimhall.
Mesquite Groves is a …

Sweet signs of summer

June 6, 2011 – 3:54 pm
Mommy's favorite part

Forgive the absence. I’ve been busy being a mom.
My camera at my side, I’ve recorded the first signs of summer.
I can’t wait to collect more. What are your favorite summer spots? Memories? Activities? Leave a …