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Pets in your home? Your children may thank you

June 13, 2011 – 2:28 pm

A new TIME report discusses the health benefits of having a dog or cat in the home with infants to reduce allergies.
Based on what I read, a study found babies – well, boys anyway – …

Get baby tips on your phone

June 13, 2011 – 12:02 pm

Welcome to parenting, momma.
Now the real texts arrive.
I haven’t tested this, but it caught my attention, so I decided to pass along the information.
The National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition is offering free, health education …

East Valley mom bloggers unite

May 17, 2011 – 2:11 pm

I love reading blogs. Sometimes my sleep deprivation is more from time spent reading than time spent caring for kiddos at night.
And I’m not alone. I knew I wasn’t. But I’d never gone on a …

Inviting chaos into the day

May 11, 2011 – 11:25 am

My kids and I got an invite to a sneak peek into a children’s store opening here in the Valley (I’ll give you a clues: A mouse with big ears) last night.
I knew it meant …

Parenting sometimes requires a change of subject

May 10, 2011 – 11:29 am

My daughter is in LOVE with flip flops.
Being an Arizona baby, I suppose there is no surprise here. If she could, she’d wear them year-round.
Despite my urging, she’s worn them bicycle riding, running around at …

A full day of mothering on Mother’s Day

May 9, 2011 – 11:51 am
My baby lets her brother know how she feels about photos during a visit to our favorite bookstore over the weekend.

I hear the first footsteps at 6:30 a.m. Sunday.
My son comes to my pillow and crawls next to me.
“Cuddle time!” he says.
Being the first to rise, he steals that time to sneak in some “mommy …

Blessings fill my ‘bad day’

May 4, 2011 – 3:16 pm

“Bad day! Bad day! Bad day!”
Jackie Chan’s animated character says this often as he’s chased by demons and enemies in a show my children love to watch on Netflix.
I found myself repeating those words …

Summer treat: Longing for the porch swing

April 25, 2011 – 1:02 pm

I found myself thinking about my grandparents’ porch swing this past week.
As days grow longer, my kids and I are spending more time outdoors. Summer is around the corner. We better enjoy the weather while …

Have YOU looked at the calendar?

October 21, 2010 – 10:34 am
Thanksgiving elf

OK, brace yourself. Five weeks from today is Thanksgiving. Christmas is nine weeks from Saturday. My son started his Christmas wish list a month ago! (Thankfully since sales have started and grandparents are asking…) I …

Mom of three. Lover of life.

October 20, 2010 – 3:46 pm

Today is National Day on Writing. I found this out while researching a story that took me to the U.S. Department of Education website. I’m taking the challenge a teacher posted there to write a …