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Letters for your 3rd birthday

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

Arizona · Christian · Education · Family · Kids · Money · Outreach · Uncategorized

Back to school? Consider redirecting your Arizona state tax dollars.

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.

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Be the good kid

  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

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Striking out, Family time, and mothers day

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

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Two broken wrist and a teddy bear

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

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My thoughts – #RedForED Vs #PurpleForParents

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

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Feed the Need. Us pack 10,000 meals for starving kids in Haiti.

  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.

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Holy week stomach bugs and Easter egg hunts

Ok. I’ve been a bad blogger and haven’t posted anything in a few weeks...so lets just recap the last week. So the week started off shitty…and I mean literally. Not to go into any details but at one point between Friday and Wednesday we all got a 24hr stomach bug. Friday Bam had a very… Continue reading Holy week stomach bugs and Easter egg hunts

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“Unfriended” a Mom and son’s Facebook battle

Last week my husband and his mom got into on Facebook because apparently that’s the place to hurl insults and the truth at family. The conversation ended with his mom telling us to have a nice life then, blocking and unfriending both of us on Facebook. She claims to be about La Familia…but she hasn’t… Continue reading “Unfriended” a Mom and son’s Facebook battle

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We finally found a preschool for Bam.

I know what you’re thinking. I’m one of those neurotic moms that tries to look for everything wrong with a school. That mom that thinks nothing is good enough for her snowflake child. That mom that calls daycare up 10 times a day because she’s worried about her child. Or that helicopter mom that make… Continue reading We finally found a preschool for Bam.

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Life of a book worm with kids

So this weekend we went down to Tucson for a toy convention. While Tyler went looking for toys and collectibles he can sell, I went there for books. Its safe today that I am a book worm. I enjoy reading to my kids everything from picture books, to middle school chapter books. I’m often up… Continue reading Life of a book worm with kids

Arizona · Education · Family · Kids · Uncategorized

Renaissance festival..the good…the weird…and the bad

In keeping with our New Year’s goal of doing one big family adventure a month, we went to the Arizona Renaissance festival. We try to go every year in February when the festival first opens. For the first few weekends of the festival people forget its that time of year and so the line are… Continue reading Renaissance festival..the good…the weird…and the bad