Stamped feet and hands on hips, my three-year-old and I were locked in a power struggle across the daycare parking lot. I am the parent and he is the child but I was a lifeline away from being a clear-headed adult. “Get in the car!” I snarled through gritted teeth. “No!” He yelled back. A […]
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Join us for bubbles, books, maracas, movement and more as we learn some Spanish along the way.
Join us for bubbles, maracas, books and movement while learning some Spanish along the way.
When I went back to work after my first daughter was born, my grad student husband and my mom were able cover most of our childcare needs. And then we moved away from family to Portland. With Nana no longer around the corner and my husband now a busy assistant professor, I’ve been researching the […]
Join us for a FREE Spanish Story & Play Time with books, bubbles, maracas and oodles of fun for the whole family!
We had no doubts we wanted our kids to go to St. Agatha Catholic School. A few blocks away from our house, we used to walk by it regularly before kids and dream about how one day we would send them there. Then, we moved to the East Coast, overseas, and back to the East […]
Will this mom thing ever get easier? Nope. Not easier. Just different. I’ve cracked the code, friends. Basically through each stage, your problems just move to a different area of your house. Trouble has somehow gotten ahold of your blueprints, and uses it as a map. For me, trouble began in my twin boys’ bedroom. […]
As I walked my youngest into his classroom on the first day of school, I was eyeing the kids inside and silently begging, “Please be kind to my son.” His sweet teacher must have picked up on my efforts to hide my concern under my smile and quickly came over. “How you doing, mama?” she […]
We spend a lot of time doing art in our house. Being creative has always been a passion of mine and our three youngest have followed in their mama’s footsteps. You can find brushes, paints, crayons, and paper in many of our rooms, so when inspiration hits supplies are easily accessible. Wherever there are stacks […]
To kindergarten or not to kindergarten? That is a question for many parents with children who have birthdays on the months immediately preceding the cutoff date. In a time when expectations of young children are increasing, and kindergarten in Oregon is now full-day, families are choosing to delay entry into the formal school system. While it is a […]