Fun Ways To Learn Math

Me: Isaiah you have a test tomorrow. Do you know how to multiply by 3’s?

Isaiah: No. It’s too hard.

1 hour later…

Learning can be fun! I think someone’s getting an “A” tomorrow 🙂

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How To Choose Your Words

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Me: Aaron, What did you have for related arts today at school?

Aaron: I don’t know. It’s a long name.

Me: What?!? Tell me what you did there and maybe I can figure it out.

Aaron: Well…we touched cotton balls and sandpaper. Continue reading

Multiplication Monday

Hey everybody!!! It’s been a while since my last post. We just started week #2 of the school year. HOMEWORK TIME!!

This time of our day can be a battle sometimes. Tonight we changed it up a little bit with some rocks and guess what?!?! Multiplication was no longer hard 🙂 Isaiah did a FANTASTIC job practicing his math. Continue reading

“How To Make DNA”

Step 1: Freeze a small cup of water.

Step 2: Allow frozen water to melt slightly.

Step 3: Add the following ingredients…5 bay leaves, salt, pepper, cinnamon, & a small drop of dish soap. 

Step 4: Freeze again.

DNA is complete! 

Can He Afford His Big Dreams?

Isaiah was recently hired by his father to do dishes. I know…that’s a topic all on its own.

The focus here is Aaron’s meltdown regarding the whole situation.

Aaron: “Isaiah, can I help you with the dishes and then we can split the money?”

Me: “Isaiah are you seriously subcontracting out your one chore. I mean, I guess it’s fine because you’ll do less work and still get some money.”

Isaiah: “No. I don’t need help.”

Aaron: “AAAAHHHHH!!!!!! It’s not fair! I’m never going to catch up to him now!”

Me: “Huh?”

Not knowing at this point that daddy told them the $10 Isaiah was offered was a great deal considering the most mommy would ever pay them would be maybe $5.

Once I was brought up to speed the insanity continued.

Me: “Aaron, calm down. I can offer you a job. Stop freaking out and then we can talk.”

Aaron: (hyperventilating in the backseat) “It’s never going to work. I really need to save $300.”

Me: “For what?” (trying my best not to laugh!)

Aaron: “I need to save $300. After that I’m going to save a billion dollars so I can buy whatever I want. I was thinking about buying an island.”

Let’s pause here… what the devil am I supposed to say to that?!?!?

An island, really sir, an island???

Ok…you can do this…get back in there and see if you can help…

Me: “Ok let’s see. At $5 per week that would be a total of $20 per month. At that rate you’ll have the $300 goal met in 1 year and 3 months.”

Aaron: “AAAAHHHHH!!!!” (completely hysterical…)

Me: “Aaron…Aaron…Aaron…………Listen…Aaron! You really need to start thinking creatively if this is going to work.”

Aaron: (finally stops sobbing for a second) “What do you mean?”

Me: “Clearly your salary isn’t going to cut it. Is there anything you can sell? Maybe some toys that you don’t want anymore?”

Aaron: “I think so.”

That’s pretty much as far as we got tonight.

We’ll have to do some further research to figure out where this billion dollars is coming from!

 

The Value of a Genuine Smile

For seventeen years I have worked in customer service. I’ve done my time in the fast food industry. I’ve worked in sales and marketing. I currently manage a call center.

I understand the high level of stress that comes with the role but I also know from experience it is possible to exceed the customer’s expectations. It drives me insane when I give a business my money and I receive substandard service. Continue reading

7 Reasons Why I Blog

  1. My quotes, stories, pics etc. needed a home.
  2. Maybe someday it will make me money!
  3. I love stats…actually I’m addicted to watching this site grow!
  4. I wanted to learn more about website/blog building.

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  5. I wanted to learn how to manage social media in an effort to drive traffic to my site.
  6. I wanted to learn about networking.
  7. It’s an outlet. I love to tell stories and I believe there are parents out there that can relate.