Teaching your children

This is one of the main things we have to do as parents. We cant just expect their teachers to do all the teaching, but we need to play our part in it too. Just recently I bought a chalkboard easel to help with my teaching. The children love having that here, because they get to interact more without a book. I think its important for children to learn hands on rather than through a screen or just in a book because it helps them remember better. They will remember drawing an apple on the board for A or a bumble bee for B. They may not remember the game they played or which letter they wrote. I noticed an improvement with the children once I started using the chalkboard.

They are kids and like to have fun so we need to make teaching fun. This is why we finger-paint letters and numbers here. This way they can learn and have fun doing so. The kids think they are just painting for fun, but in reality they are learning how to write letters and numbers. I found some pretty nifty ways on pintrest as well and the kids love them. Yeah we make a mess sometimes but that’s what we do. We always clean it up, but as long as we re having fun why get upset over a mess. There’s too many people that take these ties for granted and worry too much about the mess than what their children our doing.

You don’t get these memories back and need to enjoy them while you can. Especially now while they are young, because they grow up so fast. They wont be little long and we need to focus on shaping them for the future and making sure they are having fun still. Its important that e show our children unconditional love. We need to worry less about them getting in trouble and doing things they’re not supposed to and worry more about how were going to have fun next. We took the kids to a dolphin show not long ago and the smiles on their faces were unreal. They were so happy and were learning! The trainers were telling stories about how even farmers play a role with dolphins and the kids just sat there listening and engaging in the activities. That was an amazing experience and I’m so glad my husband took us there because even I had fun.

Life isn’t about what clothes you wear, what house you live in, and how organized you are, but its about the love you grew up with, the fun you had learning, the memories you have, and the moments you shared with one another. So we need to slow down and really evaluate what we re living for and how much time we are spending with out children. These are the moments that last a lifetime remember that.

 

Ginger Mama

A Sick Mom

Hello Friends!

Today I woke up so sick! I could hardly move without wanting to vomit! My wonderful husband though decided to take 3 out of the 4 children to the gym and then the store, this way I could stay at home and rest. Well he had a meeting for work tonight; which meant me alone with four kids. I wont lie I am so glad they are in bed now! It was a long 3 hours without him.

The kids refused to eat, they didn’t want to pick up their toys, and it was non stop! They were whining over everything. I love my children more and more every day, but sometimes a mom needs a break. It was wonderful being alone with our daughter Marlene, but I would like time all to myself. Moms don’t get sick days. I didn’t get anything done today! I have been slacking on the housework and everything. We just got back from vacation, it was wonderful, and I am still in vacation mode. I don’t want to come back yet.

My wonderful husband cooked dinner for the children before he left and all he asked was that I make the bread sticks. Needless to say I’m so sick I was busy doing other things and burnt them. It was a good laugh when he got home though. Things are very rough in the household right now with me being sick and having all 4 kids plus my husband being home. I need to get back on schedule that way my house is somewhat back to organization rather than looking like a tornado went off in it. I know it drives my husband insane and I honestly feel bad, but I will get back to it once I start feeling better!

If it wasn’t for my husband today, I have no idea how I would’ve gotten through the day. It has been really stressful and busy. With him by my side though I know we can accomplish anything. He helps me when I am feeling down and just need someone to be there for me. He is truly my rock and I couldn’t ask for a better person to have by my side right now.

Ginger Mama

bay wearing to get things done
bay wearing to get things done

 

School and Life

So I am in this IT class, and it is hard for me. I won’t lie when I say that I struggle a lot at it mainly because I have no idea what i am doing. I can atch numerous videos on it and still never understand exactly what I am doing.  I have a relatively good grade in the class though, only because I follow his rubric to a T and never miss a thing on it. I’m not necessarily learning anything from the class, but I am doing great!

I just had a HUGE power point due and I have been stressing over my grade for a week now. Well guess what? I got a 16/16! I’ve never been more excited until now. I was literally screaming I was so happy. Don, my husband, didn’t know what to think until I told him why I was so happy. This was a big deal for me, because I worked really hard for a week straight on this. I exceeded everything that he required and to be completely honest, I cant tell you a thing about it!

It is hard to juggle my schoolwork with everything, but it will be all worth it in the end. I am going to school for my Associates in health Administration and also a certificate for medical coding and billing. I am excited to start my career when the kids go to school. Don wants me to be a stay at home mom until all the children are in school full-time, that way we don’t have to worry about them in someone else’s care.

Especially now a days. There have been so many bad things happening in daycare’s and by babysitters that I cant trust anyone with my children. Well my mom I can trust. She just spoils the kids rotten. They love their Nonna very much. If she was a stay at home grandma then the children would definitely be in her care rather than anyone else’s, but no she has to have a job! haha

Our oldest daughter, Makayla, absolutely loves the fact that I go to school. Mainly because I tell her that if she doesn’t bother mama when doing her schoolwork that my very first paycheck we are going out shopping! She hasn’t let that one live down, not even a little. The two younger ones, Liam and Addison, still don quite understand what I am doing; other than the fact I am on the computer. I hope to inspire them one day that its never too late to go back to school. As long as you have the right mind set, everything is possible. No matter what it is, and I hope when they are older that they can look back at these moments and remember that.