Did you know corporations can give a dollar-for-dollar tax credit just like individuals can? I k ow many of you have seen my post about private school tax credits and how many families like us benefit from these types of donations. C-Corps, Insurance companies, Banks, S-Corps, and LLCs who file like an S-Corp can give… Continue reading Did you know corporations can give a dollar-for-dollar tax credit
Can I just say how great it is not having anything to do on the weekends? For the last year we have had soccer practice, music lessons, and birthday parties. It seemed like every weekend revolved around my kids and I was always the one that had to drive them around. There were a few… Continue reading Summer Time in the City
It’s been a crazy few weeks at our house. Doc and Bam finished up school last week and our weekend activities have come to an end. I now have a 3rd grader and a Preschooler.Doc's character trait for the year was compassion. She is the first one to help our a friend that is upset… Continue reading Schools out for summer
Not going to lie, I was in tears when we received the first tuition bill for next school year knowing that with the fees and early June payment, we would not be able to make our first tuition bill on time. After the last day of school last week, I received a general notification email… Continue reading Feeling thankful.
When I was younger I had a good idea what my future would look like. I always wanted to get married and have two kids. I told myself no matter what when I become a parent I will stay cool, keep listening to punk rock, never drive a mini van, live in the city, never… Continue reading Life of a soccer mom
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.
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.
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 the end… Continue reading Swimming and learning how to ride a bike
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
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
I came across this blog post and thought I would share. Parenting is hard but sometimes we have to stop and thinking about what we are saying and how we are saying it. Check out this post by Katherine Jean Books. Words that Win: Adjusting our Attitudes Through our Speech
Help support Bethany Christian as they pack 10,000 meals for starving kids in Haiti. Feed the Need is working with Bethany Christian to help pack and box up over 10,000 meals for children in Haiti. Bethany Christian School will be hosting the Feed the Need Packing Party May but we need your help! We… Continue reading Feed the Need. Us pack 10,000 meals for starving kids in Haiti.