You Want to Be Your Child’s Hero?

Are you a teacher, graphic designer, a gardener, a zookeeper, an office manager? Or are you a builder, a realtor, a safety guard, a doctor, a banker or a stay at home mom or dad? Today, April 24th, is “Bring your Child to Work Day”.

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One of the most wonderful memories I have from childhood was when my dad would bring me to his workplace. All of his coworkers would greet me and spoil me with cookies or drinks. I loved to see how respected my dad was. Maybe he didn’t realize this but I could recognize it no matter how young I was. My dad was a mechanic and he worked with power generators. I was so fascinated of those things and especially of the little things I would find on the ground.

My imagination would fly there. I would imagine that the nuts of the screws were rings and I would put one on each finger.

I felt like a queen!

Take your child to your work today just for a little bit and show them what you do! I bet you will be their hero!

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Before There Were 3, We Were 2

I love my husband!

I never thought I would find someone like him because I thought this kind of guy didn’t exist. But when I wasn’t even looking for love, he found me, and never let me go. We got married in Albania and today will mark 4 years since we said “I do” to each-other.

Yes, being happily married is a true thing. I fall in love more and more with this amazing guy and I thank God for who he is every day of my life. He makes me feel like the most beautiful girl alive, he makes me laugh… a lot, we talk and have pleasant conversations about different topics, try to build up one another and love to see each-other successful in what we do, we read together, we pray together and he is the most amazing dad for our little daughter.

He is a great example to her and to what she should  look for in a guy in the future. Every bit of her happiness starts from her two parents being happy and in harmony with each-other. That’s what we try to teach her everyday! So regardless of how many you have in the family, don’t forget to focus on the two of you. The husband and wife relationship is the spine of a family.

If you know Daniel… you know I’m not exaggerating. Also he loves people, he is generous and he knows when to say “Sorry!” Happy Anniversary my love and thank you for making me believe again in marriage and true love.

Here are some pics from our wedding 4 years ago…

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Children Activities Parents Can Do This April

April is a great month! Here are some special events and also some special fun learning activities you can do with your children. I have worked with kids most of my life and I loved it! I’m so excited to help you make this month unforgettable bonding with your children. I will try to do this for every month.

April is Gardening Month and Volunteer Month.

April 1stApril’s Fool’s Day. Teach your kids what are good jokes and bad jokes to make on this day. Also laugh if they are trying to make you laugh today!

April 2nd – International Children’s Book Day. Hans Christian Andersen was born. He is my favorite writer as well. Read to your child about him. Also go to a library or a book store. Let your kid touch the books and choose one. Read it to them in a special corner that you both like. My daughter loves books. Barnes & Nobles is our place to go. Image

April 3rd – Find a Rainbow Day. Teach your kids how a rainbow is formed, when does it appear in the sky etc. If you can’t find one in the sky, just show them colored pencils, crayons, mom’s closet, nail polish bottles and tell your child/children to pick different colors that would make a rainbow.

April 4th – Walk around things Day. Take a walk to the park. Tell your children to walk around benches, each other, playground etc. Have fun with them, If walking is too slow then, run!!!

April 5th – Read a road map Day. – Show to your children the importance of a road map and explain some guidelines how they can read it. I would let my husband do this since I’m not good at this. I get so confused sometimes. Hahaha!

April 6th – Jump over things Day! – Kids love to jump! Be creative! Put toys or boxes around the house and tell your kids since it’s Jump over things Day, we’ll try to jump instead of just walking over.

April 7th – World Health Day – Explain to your children how important is to stay healthy and help them to understand that there are so many kids all over the world that suffer from diseases. Also, donate to an organization that is helping kids. I worked with poor kids for more than 10 years of my life in Albania and nothing compares with the joy of making a little child happy just because they get some gloves that are going to keep them warm.

April 8th – Go to the Zoo Day. – Find the nearest zoo and go! If not, get a documentary about animals or a movie about the jungle. If your child is less than 2 years old then read to them about animals.

April 9th – You name it Day! – Today just do whatever you want to do! I would call it “Stay in bed day” but with a baby that ain’t gonna happen!

April 10th – Siblings Day. – Make your own card, drawing and write nice words for the siblings. If yours is the only child then you make your own card for your siblings.

April 11th – Jackie Robinson Day. – He was the first black person playing baseball in the Major League. Google more about him and share some interesting facts with your child.

April 12th – Wind Day. – If it’s not windy outside just turn on the fans in your house and pretend like you are having a bad windy day! 🙂

April 13th – Scrabble Day. Teach your kids how to play scrabble. Fun!!!

April 14th – Reach high Day. – Today ask to the kids to try to touch things that are too high for them. Maybe top of the door frame, jump to get dad’s hat off his head, or high five!

April 15th – Leonardo Da Vinci was born Day. – Read to your kids about this painter and show some of the most famous paintings he has made to them.

April 16th – No stress Day. – Parents, let it go! If something brakes or get dirty, just smile and nobody should stress about it! If kids ask you what stress is just find fun ways to explain.

April 17th – My anniversary! – I know it’s not a fun day for kids but you can explain to them how important your marriage to their dad or their mom is to you.

April 18th – Pet’s Day. – Take your kids and your pet (if it’s a dog) for a walk and go buy them a special treat. My daughter loves her pet! First word she said was “Coco”! If you don’t have a pet, show to your kids the fun things and responsibilities that come owning one. Image

April 19th – Humorous Day. – Read or tell a bunch of jokes today and keep the humor up for your kids and family.

April 20th – Easter!!! – Read to your child the story of Easter and of course don’t miss egg hunting!!

April 21st – Kindergarten Day! – Show kids what kindergarten is about if you are homeschooling and if they already go to kindergarten tell them what a special place kindergarten is.

April 22nd – Earth Day. – Plant a tree or a cactus, a flower etc.

April 23rd – William Shakespeare was born. – Tell your kids what a great writer he is and that many theatrical pieces were written from him.

April 24th – Take your kids to work Day – It says itself! Bring your kids to work and show them what you do. If you are a stay at home mom like me, ask your husband to do that instead.

April 25th – Telephone Day – Show to your kids old telephones, maybe grandma still has one! If not go online and show them pictures.

April 26th – Hug a friend Day – Give hugs to all of your friends! Encourage kids to do that today!

April 27th – Tell a story Day – Ask your children to tell a story. If you want to include grandparents or other cousins and make a little theater while your kids tell a story would mean so much to your kiddos.

April 29th – Zipper Day – Show to your kids some clothes, pillows, etc that we put zippers on and how important they are.

April 30th – Honesty Day – Remind your children how important is to be honest every day of their life and start by being honest yourself to teach the best lesson.

 

Well, here they are! Leave a comment if they are helpful to you! Give your children a big kiss from me!