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
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?
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
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.
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.
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