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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
My mother once told me, “Finding quality education for your child will be the hardest thing you do as a parent”. She wasn’t wrong. I pride myself on knowing a lot about education, educational politics, and different teaching methods without being a teacher. Over the last 3 years I’ve researched the death out of every… Continue reading Moms struggles with educational choices
The Gravity of Us By Brittany C. Cherry Holy cow! This book had all the feels. I couldn't put it down and ended up staying up all night to read it. I laughed, i cried,i wanted to yell... The slow build and characterdevelopment great. Toss in kids, sisters and family...and you have a great… Continue reading The Gravity of Us
What’s going on with us? ENJOYING THE QUIET It was nice having the week of the Christmas off to relax and spend time with the family. Cuddling with Bam made me realize that I need to stop, slow down and enjoy the little moments. The moments where I don’t worry about the house being… Continue reading In The Quiet Place