Finally. Lia became the girl I wished she was in the first two book. This book started off really strong. I laughed, I cried and I yelled at the characters. There were time my heart broke and Mary Pearson were put back together…only to break my heart again. I loved the first half of the… Continue reading The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles #3)
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
Let me just saw wow! Again I would recommend listening to the Audiobook. Its set with a full audio cast and you really feel the characters personalities though the narrations. I loved Illuminate and Gemina even though I am not a big SciFi novel reader. I love how its written and how, as a reader… Continue reading Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2)
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.
What am I reading? I haven’t posted a book review in quite some time. I’ve read a lot but just haven’t had the time to review a book…so here goes... I’m currently reading the Remnant Chronicles books by Mary E. Pearson. I’ve read book 1 & 2 but only just started book 3. Kiss of… Continue reading The Remnant Chronicles By Mary E. Pearson – Book 1 & 2 Review
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
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
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.
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
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
Our family has been at the same preschool for 7 years. Doc who is not 7, went there and Bam who is 2 has gone there since she was 10 weeks. I went to high school with the current director and many of the teachers. Several of our close family friends have sent there kids… Continue reading Mom advice needed
Holy cow! How have I not read this book. This book is amazing and not usually the type of book I like to read. Don’t get me wrong I’m a Star Wars fan but this is nothing like Star Wars. This is just one of those books you have to pick up and read… Continue reading Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
I hate, hate, HATE timed math test. I’m not talking about standardized test, which I also loath for different reasons, but I hate timed test. You remember the ones where you have a list of 25 to 100 math problems and you have 90 seconds to complete them before you can move on to the… Continue reading Time is ticking…let’s do 1st grade Math!
Oh WOW! Why does it have to end and why do I have to wait for the next book? I was warry to start this book since there has been so much hype. Even before this book officially came out I wanted to read it. I loved everything in this book, from “heroes” to the… Continue reading The Cruel Prince
Tyler got stung by a scorpion at work. Ok. Lets back up a little. For those of you who do not live in the Southwestern United States (or Arizona) let me just clarify things. Yes Arizona is hot in the summer. So hot that it feel like you are going to melt and… Continue reading Scorpion Stings, Dry Heat, and Wildlife
It's been a very rough week. We have the flu...and when I say we...i mean me and my kids! It started with Doc being sent home from school on Tuesday. Trip 1 to Walgreens to pick up children's Motrin for fever. Wednesday Doc stayed home with grandma since she had a fever. She slept most… Continue reading The flu has hit us hard
One of the many things I love about living in Arizona is the scenery. As we were driving the 80 miles up to Payson from Phoenix I couldn’t help but think how lucky we are to live in the beautiful state of Arizona. Besides the three summer months of hell… the weather is nice. Almost… Continue reading Our family weekend in Payson AZ.
Dear Friends and Family, This is the time of year that I use my blog to humbly ask for your help and support. A year ago, Tyler and I prayed fervently about where to send Scarlett to 1st grade since our local school district was not giving her the academic support she needed to excel.… Continue reading Do you know where your AZ State Tax dollars are going?
Since I haven't posted any book reviews over the last two weeks...im going to post my favorite quotes from Neil Gaiman who wrote fairy tales for adults, and kids.
It’s odd how two kids from the same family could be completely different. Doc is pretty easy going. She’s not a picky eater, she follows the rules, she loves school, she goes with the flow and we can take her anywhere and know exactly how she will behave. Bam is always on the go.… Continue reading You’re my favorite child