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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 …

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 …

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 …

Thoughts on Christmases past

December 29, 2011 – 5:01 pm

I didn’t realize how exhausting baking every day (well, nearly every day) December 2010 was until I didn’t do it this year.
I just pulled down “the baking box” for its location in the pantry. For …

Post holiday roundup: I’ll clean the house tomorrow

December 26, 2011 – 11:24 am

Wow. If you’re a parent like me, the house looks like a tornado came through, there are dirty dishes everywhere, and dozens of new clothes and a few toys are to be put away. You …

Chores: Do you take a break during vacation?

October 12, 2011 – 8:36 am

Monday was the first day of fall break. All three of my kids were home. I surprised the big kids (6 and 9) in the morning with the following greeting: “After breakfast, it’s time to …

Do you take your kids out of school for family trips?

September 22, 2011 – 1:45 pm
Pausing by the harbor before a family wedding in San Diego.

My son came home from school last Monday fit-to-be-tied.
“Mom, why did we miss Thursday and Friday of school? I have SO MUCH homework!”
With that, we sat at the table and got started on the work.
The …

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 …

Photos, words and memories: Documenting my family

July 19, 2011 – 8:50 am
Kids hiking

I’m sitting outside a coffee shop, feeling the heat of the Valley’s summer start to bare down – and it’s only 9 a.m.
I miss our vacation.
For 10 days, the kids and I enjoyed the coolness …

Check out online learning options for summer

June 10, 2011 – 10:58 am

Summer learning?
At our house, I’ve taken the motto of “read, read, read.”
It’s not hard to push my 8-year-old. His backpack is filled with books everywhere he goes. In fact, it’s hard to get his nose …