Happy 2010 everyone!!! Boy did 2009 pass quickly??? It sure did. I miss blogging on all my ning networks. It sure is a great way to network. I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Years. We sure did. Most of my immediate family was sick, but that didn't stop us from celebrating.
I'm also investing time with my new business barefoot books. I have 2 girls in elementary school, and they love to read. They also love to be read to. So I bought these beautiful books. They are simple… Continue
Added by carole harris on January 5, 2010 at 9:57pm —
The Kid’s Gym provides a preschool program where children have the opportunity for individual growth through developmental activities and “play”. All of our Preschool classes are building blocks to enable your child to fall in love with learning. Your child will gain knowledge of letters, numbers, colors, shapes, and how each of these play a part in creating this amazing world of academics we love to share.
A program dedicated to helping your child reach their full potential through… Continue
Added by The Kids Gym on November 23, 2009 at 1:24pm —
I found an old crush from elementary school. I didn’t find him on Facebook. I did it the old-fashioned way. I road my bike passed his house seven times a day until one day he finally came out to get his mail and I said, “Warren? Warren Beatty? Fancy meeting you here!”
Okay. Not really. That’s the OLD old-fashioned way. I internet stalked and I found my first Asian crush with the famous American actor’s name when I was doing research for a manuscript I was writing. I was hovering over… Continue
Added by Amy Musing on November 7, 2009 at 8:34am —
NOVEMBER UPCOMING EVENTS
November 7th – Our 3rd Annual Fall Festival from 11:00am – 2:00pm
Free open play for all kids, we will have food, a cake walk and lots of holiday specials! This event will be at our facility.
November 14th – South Shores 9th Annual Holiday Boutiques
We will have a booth set up to offer specials on our programs, as well as a tumbling zone for the kids to play in. We will also have an arts and craft center set up for the children to make… Continue
Added by The Kids Gym on November 4, 2009 at 1:02pm —
Ok, so here’s the deal. I’m not exactly as vigilant as I should be about what my kids watch. I tend to watch something, get seriously into it, and then when it’s too late, notice my kids are with me watching it, and it is TOTALLY inappropriate. Bad news. Well, this bad habit has come back to bite me in the ass in a somewhat disturbing, yet totally hilarious way. %
Here is a pic of my son’s latest homework assignment, front and back.…
Added by Jeniel Petrovich on October 27, 2009 at 3:00pm —
It goes without saying that everyone wants their children to have the best education...the question many parents face is where
will my child receive the best education, public, private or home school?
When I grew up, this choice belonged to only the very wealthy families. At no point was where I would go to school a topic of discussion. Public school wasn't even referred to as "public" school. It was just school. Everyone I knew just went to… Continue
Added by denny hagel on October 26, 2009 at 12:40am —
You know what’s sad and funny at the same time? It’s when you discover that something you believed to be true about yourself, beyond a shadow of a doubt, isn’t true at all. It’s especially funny when that thing you believed was flattering, like a special talent you thought you naturally possessed, but, in fact, was non-existent. What’s worse is once you discover the unspeakable truth you can’t help but take inventory, remembering all the times you shared that “talent” publicly. The feedback you… Continue
Added by Amy Musing on October 12, 2009 at 1:00pm —
The Kid’s Gym 3rd Annual Fall Festival
When: November 7, 2009
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: 34190 Sepulveda Ave, Dana Point, CA 92624
Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to celebrate fall. Join us in some fun with games, cake walk, face painting, free play in the gym, and food!
We will also be offering special discounts for our programs that day!
Added by The Kids Gym on September 28, 2009 at 1:55pm —
Need someone to watch the kid's on a Saturday Night?
Bring them to The Kid's Gym!!!! We offer a fun and safe place for your child(ren) to enjoy music, art, friends and free
play under the supervision of our caring instructors. Dinner and juice is provided!
October 10th ~ 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ages: walking - 9 years old
$37 for one child
$59 for two children (siblings)
$88 for three children(siblings)
Added by The Kids Gym on September 28, 2009 at 1:52pm —
Enjoy 3 hours of alone time to run errands, clean house or just pamper yourself. You can rest easy knowing that your child is safe and enjoying games, music, crafts and laughter with friends under the watchful eyes of our caring instructors. Please provide your child with a snack lunch.
Fees are as follows:
$30 one child
$50 two children (siblings)
$70 three children (siblings)
Please pay when you drop off your… Continue
Added by The Kids Gym on September 28, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Pee Wee Sports - Monday 1:00 pm
October 5th – October 26th
November 2nd – November 23rd
December 7th - December 28th
A fun parent and me pee wee sports class. Children will learn basketball, baseball, football, and soccer skills, playing fun games and drills.
Cost is $35 per month
Mini Science – Wednesday 1:00 pm
October 7th – October 28th
A unique chance to see our world and universe through observation, investigation,… Continue
Added by The Kids Gym on September 28, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Living only for this moment
Hearing this today in a song by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood (love will always win), made me stop and I had to blog.
If we want it we have to go through it
fight for love and the world tries to break us down
these are two lines of lyrics from the song. And how true these words are. If we want something we have to go through it. I take this as, if we want love, we have to give love. We have to go through what love… Continue
Added by Bethany Jones on September 21, 2009 at 6:07pm —
It is that time of year again... Which school fundraisers to choose from to raise the money to fill the gaps. Are you able to "green" your PTA? Or are they signing up for the same bag of fundraisers?
Make a Difference Day!
How to Prevent 67 Pounds of Lunchtime Trash
The average school-age child using a disposable lunch generates 67 pounds of waste per school year.
The average sized elementary school generates 18,760 pounds of… Continue
Added by Christy on September 10, 2009 at 1:20am —
Wait a second. That's not a bass! What happened? Find out here!
Added by Amy Musing on September 4, 2009 at 5:47pm —
This morning I dropped Keenan off at 7:15 a.m. to begin his high school career. What choo talkin’ bout Willis? Yes, somehow I am of the age to have a high schooler and my sweet baby boy has legs covered in hair, a deep voice and fears wedgies. I was specifically instructed to stay as far away from the Senior parking lot as possible when I dropped him and his friend off.
Senior parking lot? That’s your big fear? Because mine are drugs, alcohol, sex, heartbreaks, college, losing you… Continue
Added by Stefanie Mullen on September 1, 2009 at 5:27pm —
Just wanted to say to all the moms with children going back to school this week congratulations! Some of us have been looking foward to this day for a while but when it's finally here we feel somewhat sad. My oldest did not want me to drive him but he wanted to take the bus instead. I have been taking him to school on the first day for the past 5 years and now he is so independant. I think he saw my sadness because now he has changed his mind and I will be taking him. He made my day! To all the… Continue
Added by purpleorchid22 on August 19, 2009 at 11:32am —
In my town, when you move up to the 4th grade, children can select a musical instrument to learn in school. They can pick from flutes, saxophones, oboes, bells, tubas, french horns, violins, violas, cellos, clarinets, trombones, the string bass, snare drums.
My little angel came home from school just before it ended in June, excited because he was given the instrument that was his first choice. Yay him!
The String… Continue
Added by Nancy on August 5, 2009 at 9:34pm —
ITS THAT TIME AGAIN. SCHOOL SHOPPING. HAVING TO GO GET EVERYONE NEW CLOTHES, SCHOOL SUPPLIES, AND NOW WE HAVE TO ADD AN EXTRA ON THE LIST. ONE NEW BOOSTER CAR SEAT. IT IS NOT FOR SCHOOL. WE ARE JUST GOING TO GET IT WHILE WE ARE OUT SHOPPING. IT IS THIS NEW LAW FOR KIDS UNDER 8 YEARS OLD OR 80 LBS.
I HAD TO BREAK THE NEWS TO ABBY ABOUT. SHE HAS TO GET A BOOSTER SEAT FOR THE CAR. OF COURSE MASON HAD TO MAKE IT WORSE, BY PUTTING IN HIS TWO CENTS AND LAUGHING ABOUT IT. SHE SAID WHAT ? I AM NOT… Continue
Added by jennifer locke on July 22, 2009 at 8:40am —
Healthy Birthday Snack Ideas:
A child’s school birthday celebration should be centered around the child; instead, it has become centered around cupcakes. Parents bring in these unhealthy treats and kids rejoice. Yet with the current child obesity crisis, many are rethinking this caloric tradition. In response, I have created this list of healthy birthday school celebrations. Enjoy them! And please, let me know if you have any additional suggestions.
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 30, 2009 at 1:50pm —
The Cupcake Wars: As Seen in the NY Times (Plus More!)
Last week, there was an article in the NY Times about Meme Roth and her fight with her children’s school concerning school birthday parties and cupcakes.
What sets her off is the junk food served on special occasions: the cupcakes that come out for every birthday, the doughnuts her children were once given in gym, the sugary “Fun-Dip” packets that some parent provided the whole class on Valentine’s Day.
“I thought… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 25, 2009 at 9:36pm —