Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

what a tangled web we weave

i found this article in trying to assess what to do about my child being taught all year the things she already knows in kindergarten. in googling, we came upon this article


i have to say, i whole heartedly disagree w most everything that is said here!
the problem is yes socially she does need kindergarten, HOWEVER should she really do 26 days straight of learning a says ahh and b says ba and c says ka ... etc.. i mean, this is going to lead her to be unchallenged, bored and possibly labeled as a problem child or troublemaker- see, the school seems to be worried about only their "rules" they say, mrs byrd, we cannot test her until she has been enrolled for 20 consecutive SCHOOL DAYS, which equals to us 1 month later. y the rush. u might wonder, when she is going to be in school ALL year? well, i think they should do IMMEDIATE evaluations, per child, as to not waste anytime. they think the best a kindergartner SHOULD do, is see sally run, run sally run, when my child could probably read this whole blog to you.

iove even read some sites online that say, oh, do you really want your kid to be 15 when every1 else is 16 and driving and dating. ... ??? yea, bc one year is such a big deal?


this article (from the same website) is also incredibly biased and only looks at one side of issue. and even says, if they are smarter in k- they will b smarter later on as well, this is not true if you are not nurturing it, and wasting a whole year teaching what is already known to the child..... you have to encourage a child to be smarter not lazier!!!! excuse my capitalization please, i am in a rush to go to bed early to get my kindergartener off to school tomorrow to be treated like a dunce (yet again)..

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


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Saturday, July 17, 2010

What tips, tricks or strategies do you suggest to make sure kids to embrace summer reading?

My lil girl is only five. Yet reads on a 3rd grade level. I taught her how to read! We started off w Flash Cards w ABC's on them. and then we moved up to tracing letters. Then, we moved on to a set of 5 dvds by leapfrog, phonics, learn to read at the letter factory, etc, etc. the songs and bright colors are so captivating to at toddler than she became immersed in the movies and would watch them up to 4 or 5x a day! It was long at all before she4 was reading her board book, and w positive reinforcement and encouragement from me, moved on to much bigger and better books, she doesn't yet read chapter books, and hasnt started kindergarten yet, but will be in a few months, but for a child who has never even been in daycare, I'm so proud of her! (...and me too!)

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Harlen Coben-Just One Look "...u know, those moms who ALWAYS have the right supplies 4 afterschool crafts, she suspected those women were profoundly disturbed.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

now u don't need $ w a face like that, do u honey?

this blog is about the new movie babies that premieres mothers day, follows four babies n four diff parts of the world.
i have seen the preview and my honest opinion is i have to see this movie!
(of course given that i am 7mo preggo, you probably shouldn't be surprised)
4,5,6 now come on and get your kicks?


Everybody loves... BABIES. Coming to theatres this Mother's Day Weekend (May 7th), this visually stunning new movie simultaneously follows four babies around the world - from first breath to first steps. From Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo, BABIES joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all.


The adventure of a lifetime begins…
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Thomas Balmès, from an original idea by producer Alain Chabat, Babies simultaneously follows four babies around the world – from birth to first steps. The children are, respectively, in order of on-screen introduction: Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia; Bayarjargal, who resides with his family in Mongolia, near Bayanchandmani; Mari, who lives with her family in Tokyo, Japan; and Hattie, who resides with her family in the United States, in San Francisco.

Re-defining the nonfiction art form, Babies joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all.

A Focus Features presentation of a Chez Wam/StudioCanal co-production with the participation of Canal +. Babies. Executive Producers, TBC Productions, Chez Wam. Original Idea, Alain Chabat. Adapted by Thomas Balmès. Edited by Craig McKay, A.C.E., Reynald Bertrand. Produced by Alain Chabat, Amandine Billot, Christine Rouxel. Music by Bruno Coulais. Directed by Thomas Balmès. A Focus Features Release.


Hattie from San Francisco, California

Hattie, who lives in the United States with her family, is one of four babies followed from birth to first steps in Thomas Balmes' BABIES, a Focus Features release. Photo credit: Focus Features

BELOW picture


Mari from Tokyo, Japan

Mari, who lives in Japan with her family, is one of four babies followed from birth to first steps in Thomas Balmes' BABIES, a Focus Features release. Photo credit: Focus Features

BELOW picture


Ponijao from Opuwo, Namibia

Ponijao, who lives in Namibia with her family, is one of four babies followed from birth to first steps in Thomas Balmes' BABIES, a Focus Features release. Photo credit: Focus Features

BELOW picture


Bayar from Bayanchandmani, Mongolia
(the only boy baby in the movie)

Bayarjargal, who lives in Mongolia with his family, is one of four babies followed from birth to first steps in Thomas Balmes' BABIES, a Focus Features release. Photo credit: Focus Features

BELOW picture


Ponijao lives in Namibia with her family, including her parents and eight older brothers and sisters. Ponijao’s family is part of the Himba tribe, and lives in a small village with other families, following traditions including speaking their own (Himba) language. The men in the Himba tribe are generally off looking after the cattle and searching for grass, so Ponijao is most often with her mother and other female relatives; she plays, eats, and is bathed through the traditional method of mixing concrete red ochre with oil. Ponijao’s favorite things to do are dance and play with other children in the tribe.


EXCLUSIVE: Meet Ponijao

Ponijao, who lives in Namibia with her family, is one of four babies followed from birth to first steps in Thomas Balmès' BABIES, a Focus Features release. Photo credit: Focus Features

awww! sooo cute!!!!

Everybody loves... BABIES. Coming to theatres this Mother's Day Weekend (May 7th), this visually stunning new movie simultaneously follows four babies around the world - from first breath to first steps. From Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo, BABIES joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all.
smelley cat, smelley cat what are they feeding you? smelly cat , smelly cat, its not your fault.." lol

i said, are u gonna be my girl?

Friday, March 12, 2010

navy stuff

Goin2silly "meetings"? Y would I cooperate? U cant find some1 2take his place so he can b w me in labor, but when u say jump, Im supposed2say how high? I'm not enlisted!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Spending Time w hubby and GiGi

Original Sin is hands down one of my favorite movies. :)
Whats yours?

Sunday, February 28, 2010

gigis funny

Lmao! Fed gigi taco bell, she gets done and says, "I was ALL over that chz roll-up! Cuz when u understand, then u understand!" Haha! :) funny girl! Cracks me up!

Monday, February 22, 2010


I hate bein prego! W every ounce of my being. Idk y I agreed2this. ? It frequently daily. Its retarded how sensitive I am &how frustrated& 4getful I've become!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

funny kid

Gigis new thing is to say, "easy peezy, lemon squeezy" in a funny tone. Lol

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Gigi justTOO sweet,we watchd end of Miss America pageant,was tellin her bout 1girl frm evry state(try2explain2her)she said,mommy u could win! Aw,shes delusional

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Watching FOOD, INC- a documentary about what is really in our food. So far, its very intresting. I would recommend this movie, its stuff ppl really SHOULD know!

the submariners wifes life

I talkd2the ombudsman 4noahs sub for 30min, cried my heart out, obv2no avail. Noah said that he got told when he arrived back frm lunch not 2 let me talk him n2 "doin anything stupid" is that all she got from our conversation? :o ty for the help. Im sure they're really goin2b willing to let him off the sub now. Some1 needs2raise awareness that this is a problem-if it has2b me, then so b it. They shouldn't tell the submariners they will be allowed 2b present for the birth of their 1st child, n then tell noah when time comes. "Ur wife has our support groups. She should understand the lifestyle." If some1 needs2kick up dust-then let it b me. I'm not afraid of any1-this is my family. My family is much more important. How can they say no, without even trying2find a replacement4him from some other sub that will b n off crew? It shouldn't b "silently tolerated" I have a voice, I will use it. How many women for how many years have suffered this b4 me? I have already had a child by myself ty. Just bc other women have tolerated it, I'm supposed to? Its BC other women have tolerated it that I shouldn't have to. This is 2010-not 1900-were talking about a 3mo deployment- that's it. re-enlistment might b easier if they cared about the sailors. Seems to me, they don't. I know we'd be willing to pay up to 600$ to have some1 take his spot. If he had some help finding that some1-itd b easier. If they can't find some1 to take his spot, then they should pull the weight for him. So he can b w us. U can redo xmas n birthdays. I can't re-push a child out. Its supposed 2b a "tight knit" community, doesn't seem very much like it to me, when some1 is in need, do u turn ur back, or help? Especially if I am the only pregnant wife whose baby should be delivered DURING this deployment. If noah were to fall ill, would the sub just not go out? NO! They'd go w out him. As they should this time. Their should b exceptions made for pregnancy. Its not something any1 woman should have2endure alone, bc of military, talk about how ppl respect the military service members? By god! PROVE IT!
if something happes and his is et off. then great lovely. i couldnt ask for more ill print these words and literally EAT them. but we all know it isnt goin2happen.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


look how much $ ive made on surveyhead! ive been a member for a yr and a half. and i take surveys occasionally.
i have cashed out like 4 or 5 times for cash, amazon gift cards, ect ect.

cuz ima pothole

idk y but i nvr get on here anymore- could i b bc im uber lazy now?im literally reeking of boredom. if it had a smell it would smell delicious., maybe butterfly flower by bath and body works. or maybe tommy girl, happy by clinique or even just me, by miss paris hilton. yea i smell like whore, but boredom does too! ;) lol- hahah
idk what i came here to write about. i really have not too much to say. o yes, i did find out my due date is june 1st but i will b 40 weeks on june 2nd? weird.
ill tell u why this is weird.
wird bc the new babys bday would b
june 2
gigis bday is july 2
& then u guessed it my bday is august 2

then haha funnily noahs is sept 20
yeah he missed it by 18 days
but it still has a 2! lol

k thats about it
ill leave you with the funniest bit of commercial hilariousness ive found recently

: "oh no! your tire's all flat 'n' junk! oh no, did i do that to you? i'm sorry! let me get out my cellular phone, call your record, oh shoot... i got no phone! cause...

IMA POTHOLE! ..... hmmm.....kkkkkkkk..............BYE!!!!!!!!!!