OK its been a little bit since I’ve posted. Lets recap on what’s happened in my life. Read a lot of books (7 between August and today) Its was Tyler’s Birthday, Docs Birthday, Bams birthday and 5 other family friends birthdays. I started volunteering to teach art once a month at Docs school. My car… Continue reading Long time no post!
Dear Bam, Happy birthday. Today you are 3 years old. On your birthday I always take a moment to look back on the years. The day your were born (A day early) you came into this world with such an energy that still shows today. You might not be our first 3 year old, but… Continue reading Letters for your 3rd birthday
Dear Doc, Happy Birthday! You are 7 years old today and full of joy. On your birthday I always take a moment to look back on the years. From the day you were born (two weeks late by the way), to today dancing and wrestling with your sister. I look at how far you have… Continue reading Letters for your 7th birthday.
At Bethany Christian, kids are supported based on their abilities. If a child needs extra support and tutoring, the academic support is there. They even have a program that is directed specially towards dyslexia. If a child is excelling in reading or math they are allowed to move to the next level. Not a lot… Continue reading Back to school? Consider redirecting your Arizona state tax dollars.
This is a great blog that I came across last week by Mark Manson. Here is the link to his best of blog page. https://markmanson.net/best-articles Enjoy... If you have to try to be cool, you will never be cool. If you have to try to be happy, then you will never be happy. Maybe the problem these… Continue reading STOP TRYING TO BE HAPPY By Mark Manson
Attending back to school night last night only makes me confirm that we made the right choice with sending Doc to this school. Bethany Christian is very small school in comparison to other schools in the valley. Ask any one of the parents or even kids about why they love Bethany Christian and they will… Continue reading I love our school
I was watching an episode of Call the Midwives and in this episode the husband was very upset that he had a girl. In the episode he wanted son to carry on his family name and help with the family business. When his daughter was born, at first he couldn’t even look at her. Towards… Continue reading Little Girls. Confessions of a girl mom.
A few days ago we lost a great coworker and a friend, Carlos Gonzales. He died suddenly of a heart infection and organ failure. He would have been 33 years old on July 17th. (See my last post for more information) I deal with death a little bit different then most people. I tend to… Continue reading Friends loss…and a loss of words
Hello everyone, A dear friend and colleague of mine needs our support. Carlos Gonzalez, who works with me at Kovach and is a Team Leader has undergone heart surgery and has experienced heart failure several times since the operation. He was air vacced from El Paso to Dallas, TX on Saturday and is now connected… Continue reading A dear friend and colleague of mine needs our support.
We are constantly living in competition and comparting our kids to others. Comparison is a common approach to establish the performance of your child. You compare your child’s grades with others and then determine whether your kid’s academic achievements are “normal”, better or excellent. I am just as guilty as others when it… Continue reading Be the good kid
Ok I wanted to post a speech that Chris Pratt gave after accepting the generational award. Its funny and honestly and I think we can take a lot away from it. No he’s not perfect and like all of us he has flaws but I thought this speech was pretty good. Chris Pratt Generation… Continue reading Chris Pratt Generation Award Speech
There are some milestones that as a parent makes your heart happy and that you want to remember forever. The first time your child rolls over The first word your child says The day they took their first step The first time they slept through the night The day they were finally potty trained The… Continue reading Diaper Free Is The Way To Be
Warning… this is my mom rant. LOL Doc loves to swim. So much so that all though out June, Doc will be swimming every day. Literally… every day. We enrolled her is swimming lessons again this year. Although she can swim (a little) I would like her to be a better swimmer by… Continue reading Swimming and learning how to ride a bike
What can I say. The week has gotten away from me yet again. Last week was a blur of work and end of the school year. Doc finished her last day of school and is moving on to 2nd grade. This year she received the reading award for reading the most books during the year… Continue reading Schools out for summer… or is it?
At work am took it upon myself to be Miss Positive and spread that positive energy to others. Every day I pick one positive quote to share with the world...since I have a blog I thought I might spread that positive energy to all of you using quotes I found online.
This weekend we took the kids to their first Arizona Diamondbacks game. I remember going to minor league games with my dad as a kids. Just spending time as a family, eating hot dogs and cheering for our team was fun. Some time we would catch balls and sometimes our team lost but it was… Continue reading Striking out, Family time, and mothers day
Yesterday of our really good friends graduates with a masters degree in engineering as I started to respond to his wife’s Facebook post I realized its been months since we have seen them. Sure we keep in touch via Facebook but its really not the same. Looking back the only excuse we have for not… Continue reading Two broken wrist and a teddy bear
Let me first start out by saying you had me at Cinderella…then it was downhill from there. I had high hope for the Lunar Chronicles series since it was highly recommended to me by several friends, amazon, and Goodreads. After reading this book I found myself wishing I hadn't bothered. Going into this… Continue reading Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
Last week was a blur of events. #RedForED As many of you might know, the RedForEd movement in Arizona was in full force. Teacher went on strike and abandoned their classrooms until the governor signed a bill that would give teachers a 20% raise by 2020 an increases classroom finding and building infrastructure. Needless… Continue reading My thoughts – #RedForED Vs #PurpleForParents
It’s a sad day for Arizona and its kids. I understand that teachers want better pay and better classroom funding. I understand that 30+ kids in a classroom has negative effects on teachers and students. I understand the frustrations with giving your all and feeling like you do not get anything back. There are a… Continue reading Arizona kids loose. Why I do not support a walkout.