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
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
Scarlett is a leader in her classroom and is always helping and encouraging other in her class. She is the first person to volunteer to walk a classmate to the nurse’s office and the first person to play with a new friend at recesses. This year Scarlett was blessed to attend the ACSI spelling bee.… Continue reading Tax Credits, New School, Tight Budget, Stress
Time has come and gone. A few season have passed and a lot has changed. Here is an updated. I found a new job. I took a leap of faith and decided to switch careers completely. As many of you know I’ve worked in the structural engineering world since I graduated college in 2007. Along… Continue reading Time has come and gone. A few season have passed and a lot has changed.
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 the end… 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?