At Work

When work seems overwhelming I…

When I’m feeling over whelmed with too many deadlines and not enough time to get it all done or so I think.  The first thing I do is go for a quick walk around the block.  It always seems to clean the cob webs out and by the time I get back I can think more clearly.  Once back I will get things organized and make myself that wonderful thing we all call a list, I prioritize.  I that fails I sit down with girls and a half gallon of our favorite ice cream, spoons no bowls and we all dig in.  Our problems and stress melt away and at least we can all have a good laugh with one another.
Every good thing is better if you can share it with a friend.  (Pam Brown)

Top Ten ways we can talk to our children to nurture greatness and create who they are.

Five ways we can take the time to phrase a sentence in the positive way to produce a much better result in our children.

1.)     Try Saying:

          “I bet you had fun making that picture.”
          Instead of:
          “It’s the wrong color.”

2.)      Try Saying:
          “Would you like to tell me about your picture.”
          Instead of:
          “What is it?”

3.)      Try saying:
           “Can you do it yourself or shall I help you?”
            Instead of:
           “You have to do it now.”

4.)        Try saying:
             “That’s a nice job you just did.”
              Instead of:
              “That’s a good boy/girl.”

5.)         Try saying:
             “If we put our jackets on quickly, we’ll have more time outside.”
              Instead of:
              “Hurry up and put your jackets on.”

Five ways we can give our child inner wealth. Instead of “good job” or “thank you,” try using a few extra words that explain what you are seeing in your child. This will make your positive influence even more powerful.

I love the way you are choosing to be cooperative.

I see the way your are paying attention to detail and I appreciate that skill.

I like how you are looking out for others. That’s a nice quality.

You are showing great curiosity, which is a great way to learn.

I see your determination and the effort you have made.

Our children need to hear that they are…

A leader
Being wise

And the list goes on and on. Let your child know who they are and they will become it. Building our leaders for tomorrow.


Show us your life/ room/ work/ house/ drive to work, etc. in pictures!

My day as a working mom begins at 5:15 am where the first stop in the kitchen to have that morning cup of wake up.

Once I have the proper mixture of cream and coffee I head to the couch where I sit with my grandma’s quilt and enjoy my coffee with the morning news or a show on HGTV. 
Once I wake up which takes me awhile because I’m not one for mornings.  I head to our huge master bathroom.
OK so I stretch the truth a little we have an extremely small bath room that’s right you are looking at all of it. All that is missing from this picture is the door to the shower that you have to turn sideways to get in because it is the size of a refrigerator. Once ready I’m out the door by 6:45 am, for my commute through the rice fields and fruit orchards.

Once at work, I have the best job ever and that is to play! I’m a preschool teacher where I get to help working moms like you have a great day knowing that their children are in good hands learning a playing so that they can tell you all about their adventures at school.

Come and see what I do at Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers

You Know You’re a Working Mom When….

• You don’t have time to write Working Mom Wednesday until Saturday Morning while you sip on your coffee and catch up on your reading.

• You rush our the door only to find out when you get to work that you have on two different color shoes, since you put them on in the dark. This happens because you find a really comfortable shoe and you buy them in two different colors.

• You find out at lunch time that you have your son’s lunch and he has yours. Hope he likes that whole wheat, cream cheese, and veggie sandwich.

• You run home to make dinner and all you have time for is a Stouffer’s Frozen Family Lasagna and a bag salad, before running back out the door for sports practice.

• Your only time for a work out is the 10 minutes between this and that and you hope those minutes add up to a full work out for the day.