Learning Style

Watching my girl at gymnastics the other day, the thought hit me that she will probably be a lot like me.

IMG_4168 She has energy like no one I’ve ever met. And I have a 3 year old boy so I know what a lot of energy looks like. She has more. I think I probably did too at that age. Girls don’t have ADD, or so popular culture thinks. But I do. And she might. And thats okay. My road was a treacherous¬†one. I felt stupid, shamed, alone. I never want her to feel like that.

Okay, probably getting off topic here. My point is this, she’s a mover, a shaker. And in my adult life I have discovered that I think A WHOLE LOT more clearly when I’m active. When I discovered running I felt a sense of clarity in my mind that I’m not sure I’ve ever experienced before.

So I want to tell my future self this, let her run. Make her run. Quiz her on test subjects while she is running. Get outside. Go for a bike ride. Do whatever it takes. But I promise you she will do better if she is moving. Make her run around the block then come and sit down for homework.

I’m writing this so I don’t forget what it was like to be that age and struggle so much just to remember a single line from a textbook.



I couldn’t resist checking out the Walmart Beauty Box. I was thinking it was going to be like the Ipsy box only half the price. It’s not like ipsy really, but its still very fun!

Riding the Polar Express!

We live relatively close to the state capital and at the California State Railroad Museum, every year at Christmas time, they put together a Polar Express train ride experience. It really is amazing all that they do.

I’ve been wanting to go on this since my kids were just a few months old. But figured it was probably best to wait a few years. So here we are, a few years down the road and my kids are finally old enough to ride the rails!

I really wanted to remember this experience so I took some video and I think it turned out really cute.