Meet GigglesI am an educator and PhD. I quilt, belly dance, run, read, and try to grow things. I am a Mormon. I am infertile. I am a daughter, sister, aunt, grand-daughter, friend, wife, and mom. more...
The start of foreverBrett and I got married 10 years, 4 months, and 22 days ago.
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We went to the Children’s Museum Tucson for the first time on December 18, 2015. We tried it out on a Saturday when Brett could come with me and all three kids so we could see if it was something we would want a membership to and something I could do regularly with the kids on my own. Iddo was 2.5-years-old. Shimri and Shimei were 7 months old. We had a lot of fun and decided to get a membership. … I never would’ve imagined this would be the outcome when we first started going to the children’s museum. It’s been worth so much more than the price of the membership. Our kids have learned about science, art, safety, the world around them, work, and especially love. Keep reading
To the Governor of Arizona and my representatives, I am a registered voter in Arizona who highly values education. This coming school year our oldest will enroll in kindergarten. … I will gladly provide my daughter’s teacher with however many reams of paper she puts on the supply list, with facial tissue, crayons, pencils, and whatever other supplies she needs. Because I care about my daughter’s education, and all her classmates. And I know that based on past actions my daughter’s teacher will not be able to count on the state supporting her. Keep reading
We’ve been going to the Children’s Museum Tucson pretty much every week for almost two years now. We’re regulars. We’re greeted enthusiastically when we show up. The employees have watched our kids grow up and are as excited about their growth as we are. … Everyone knows our names and watches out for my kids. Keep reading
Teaching kids is definitely important and needs to start as soon as birth (and does, whether you realize it or not), but it does not need to be complicated. In my professional opinion, and I went to school long enough to have a professional opinion on this, teaching kids is really quite simple. … So put the flash cards down and stop it with the unnecessary guilt and stress. You’ve got this. Keep reading
This is the part of my story as a reader where I became obsessed with Harry Potter. … This is the point of the story where everyone who knows me now rolls their eyes so far back into their head they see their brain stem. … I’ve never left a book store to a cheering crowd before. It was real amazing. … The books completely fill, left to right and top to bottom, a shelf on my bookcase. … And that’s the power of a good book (series). Keep reading
From books I loved (and hated) as a child, through books I loved (and loathed) in high school, to the literary discoveries of books I loved (and discarded) in college. Library trips and book series (finished and unfinished). Authors to follow and unfollow. Keep reading
They’re having the 20-year reunion for my high school graduating class this weekend. … For some high school might have been one of the prime times in their life and they enjoy reliving it from time to time. For others high school is a time they want to completely block from memory. I probably fall somewhere in the middle. It was good. I had a good time. I’ve got some fun stories from that part of my life. But I don’t feel the need to go back there at all. Keep reading