Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Below you will see what has been my Facebook status for the last 10 days or so. Curly Girl's giving nature has once again humbled me beyond belief. I could not do what she is planning.

Hey friends! Our daughter, Rita age 8, has decided to fundraise for childhood cancer research. On April 14, 2012, Rita will participate with the Loras College Baseball team in a St. Baldrick's event. She, along with the ball team, will have her head shaved. She is collecting donations for St. Baldricks between now and then. Here is a link to her St. Balricks page http://tinyurl.com/7rrs5dy . To date, she has raised $575.

Please share this on your blogs, twitter, Facebook, everywhere! If you share it, please let me know :-)

Schooling made fun

Lately we have been in a rut with school.  Therefore today Wondertwin C decided to read to the dog rather than to me.  Apparently, Tosha really likes Green Eggs and Ham.  Also, Wondertwin A has been struggling with motivation to do her Math.  Today and yesterday, I added an activity to each answer.  She is reviewing one digit subtraction, so 9-7=2, do 2 jumping jacks, or tell 2 sisters that you love them.

Monday, February 6, 2012

American Heritage Girls

As many of you know, when we moved we decided to not put the girls in Girl Scouts.  There are many reasons for this, one being that GSUSA chose to use an anti-Catholic play as an example in one of Journeys.  This was not okay with me!

In our new home we discovered American Heritage Girls.  AHG is a wonderful Christian scouting program for girls, with a strong service component.  Our troop is sponsored by a local Catholic church, therefore there is a strong Catholic feeling to it.  Our girls pray Catholic prayers and learn about Catholic customs.  They also perform service for others (and are rewarded with stars), work on various badges (Curly Girls has earn many already, including ones for: sewing, stamp collecting, home decorating, money management, and more!).  All of the girls have earned multiple patches and service stars.

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments and I will update this post with the answers.

Some picture from our local Right to Life March Chili luncheon, the AHG troop helped to serve the chilli.

Wondertwin C and A

Curly Girl on the right

Diva on the right

New Chapters

So, the Crazy family is starting some new chapters in our already crazy life.  We hope and pray that these changes will be for the betterment of all of us.

Next year Diva will attend middle school at a local Catholic Middle School.  Many things led us to this decision.  First of all, it is an amazing middle school, and a perfect match for Diva.  She will have opportunities to get her Diva-ness out in an appropriate way (aka, she will be performing LOL).  They have small classes, and they keep the 6th graders away from the 7th and 8th graders as much as possible.  Diva's favorite things about the school are that she already has a friend there (from American Heritage Girls) and the school is implementing 1 to 1 computers (aka she will have her own laptop).

Another change in our lives is that Mom (me) is trying to stay off of facebook.  It started as a sort of protests, I did not want to keep reading about how great the Obamacare plan is for America. I realize that people have difference of oppinion, and I am okay with that, it is the bashing that was getting to me. Being off of facebook is challenging for me, I use facebook more than I should.  I am hoping that this allows me to break the habit.