Saturday, February 27, 2010


Does anyone have any good recommendations for an ObGyn in the Chandler/Gilbert area?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Little Busy Bodies Preschool 2010-2011

It's getting to be that time of year again where spring is upon us, and many preschools will begin registration in the next couple of months.

For anyone in search of a preschool, my name is Amber Kunz and I run Little Busy Bodies Preschool from my home in Continental Ranch (7509 W. Mission View Pl...if you want to Google it). I received my degree from BYU in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, so this is something that I have been trained to do. I taught second grade for two years and have taught several summers in various preschools. My program will be both academic and structured, but most importantly FUN, fostering those social skills that your child needs to be successful. Although I do not have a "professional" establishment, I do run my preschool as such. In fact, the reason that I began this endeavor was due to the fact that I wasn't finding the type of professional preschool that I wanted for my son within the community. My goal is to provide a developmentally appropriate learning experience for your children through active, hands-on learning. I want the children to enjoy themselves while they are at school and learn through play. I also believe that the heart of every classroom should be literacy. I plan on using quality children's books as the vehicle through which we learn the alphabet, writing, numbers, science, cooking, and more.
For the 2010-2011 school year, I will be offering two classes: M/W 9am-12pm (3-4 year olds) & T/TH 9am-12pm (4-5 year olds). Your child needs to turn 3 or 4 (depending on the age of class) by August 1, 2010. I will keep each class size at 5 children. Monthly tuition will be $100. Along with a completed registration packet, a non-refundable registration fee of $50 is required to hold your child's spot as well as assist me in purchasing classroom materials (crayons, markers, journals, etc.) .
I currently have one spot available in the 3-4 class and 4 spots available in the 4-5 class. If you are interested, please email me and I will send you a sneak peek slide show which will give you a better idea of my set up and range of activities.
Amber Kunz

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fun Fridays

Clydesdale 150x150 Rodeo Days at Flowing Wells 

In honor of rodeo week, the Flowing Wells Public Library is going to block off their parking lot with bales of hay and bring in a real Clydesdale horse. The kids can sit on the hay while the horse's owner talks about horses in general and answers questions. Then the kids can line up to pet the horses. There will be free crafts for the kids inside the library, and story telling all about horses.  You can park across the street at the Baptist Church.
  • Where: Flowing Wells Library. 1730 West Wetmore Road. (520) 594-5225.
  • When: Friday, February 26, 2010 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • How much: Free.

Friday, February 19, 2010


It's Rodeo time and I know many of you have asked questions in the past and are asking me questions now. Every year I take my boys to the SLACK performances (Mon. Tues. and Wed. morning until they finish)

(Feb. 22,23, &24)

On Monday and Tuesday it's $5 for and adult and kids under 13 are FREE! (Parking Free too!) I always park on the East side of the stands... This is where the families usually sit. It is not crowded on this side -because the field trip kids sit on the west side.
(Wed. it's $10 for an adult -kids under 13 FREE)

We pack a lunch in the wagon and it works great.

So what is SLACK?  All rodeo participants must qualify in order to make it to the finals on Th F Sat Sun. -So basically it is the qualifying round. Every participant has to race in SLACK.

The difference between the Finals, and Slack is the Finals has less participants (the best) and so you see a large variety of events. Whereas on Monday and Tuesday you will see maybe half of those events. -Usually tie-down, and team roping.
(I am in no way an expert on this, but this is how I have understood it)

This year we are going on Tuesday and Wed.

COME ALONG! -All are invited. The more the better!

If you have more questions go to:

Or reply to the post, and I can try to answer them.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


A relative gave us a BIG box of grapefruit recently. I'm the only one in our family who will eat grapefruit, and I've had my fill :). We still have a lot left so if anybody would like some grapefruit you are more than welcome to as many as you'd like. Just let me know!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Bailee is doing a science project on what diaper holds the most fluid and is testing a cloth diaper and some different brand disposable diapers. Would anyone be willing to donate a diaper for her project? I just hate to go buy a couple different packs of diapers to only use 1 out of it. Thanks so much - you can email too @

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Bountiful Baskets

Hi. This is Mariah, I'm the volunteer site coordinator for the Bountiful Baskets site at DeGrazia Elementary School. Cherise asked if I could post some information about the process.

At this point all the Tucson sites are offered during week A only. All sites are conventional basket sites, not organic.

I don't know how to embed links, but the site is

The easiest way to get going is to sign up for the newsletter at the above site. When it's time to order Sally & Tanya (the head coordinators) will send out an email with a link you can click on to contribute.

Each time a different assortment of produce comes. I've had fun trying new things and figuring out new ways to prepare old things. There's always different stuff, but I've noticed there are a few that come quite often...bananas, lettuce, tomatoes, broccoli or cauliflower, strawberries, and potatoes. These don't come every time, but fairly regularly. During the winter months we're getting different varieties of oranges/mandarins and apples. Over the summer we got lots of different varieties of grapes and berries. The rest is a wide variety of other fruit and veggies. You can't pick or choose what you want. A truck comes with everything packed in big boxes and volunteers distribute equally among all the baskets. I DO NOT like celery, so when something like that comes I trade it with my mom for something I like and she doesn't after we get home.

In addition to the baskets a variety of breads and extras are usually offered for an additional contribution. My son is soy and lactose intolerant, so feeding him is obviously expensive and difficult. I love the bread because it's just basic wheat, yeast, salt, honey type of ingredients and it tastes good too. :-) Also, there is usually some kind of "bulk" offering. Over the summer I was able to get a big flat of blackberries for jam. My mom canned cherries, pickles, and peaches from the bulk items she was able to get through bountiful baskets.

When you come to pick up you'll need to bring your own container to transfer all the produce into to take home.

Friday night a list of all the participants, along with other paperwork, is uploaded to a private site for the volunteer coordinators. I print all those lists off and have them at the distribution site. Each person signs before they get their basket. If you also got any of the extras you'll need to sign a second time for those.

When you are processing your order be careful to contribute once. If you're not sure if it went through or not give it some time before you try again. If something happens and your order goes through multiple times you'll receive multiple baskets. They are very strict about not giving refunds for accidental double, triple, etc orders. In the past when someone has ended up with more baskets than they can use they have been able to find family or friends to pass them too. One lady ended up with 4 baskets because she thought it wasn't going through, but it was. Most of the time you won't need your receipt, BUT if your name doesn't show up on the list for some reason the receipt is the only way to prove you've contributed. So, I always suggest that you bring that with you too. We can't figure anything out with a driver's license or the debit card used; volunteer site coordinators don't have access to any of that information.

If you don't show up you'll get a very early call from me or someone else reminding you to come get your produce. If we can't get a hold of you the order will be donated to a fire station. I try to hang onto the produce till Saturday afternoon to give people a chance to contact me. When you're entering all of your information on the order form make sure to put a phone number that will reach you on a Saturday morning. If I only have a work number it will be donated before you get the message Monday morning.

Hopefully this answers the questions out there. If you have any additional questions let me know and I'll answer them the best I can. It's a fun thing that I've really enjoyed. Anyone who wants to volunteer, we start distributing at 6 am. ;+D

Friday, February 5, 2010


I am looking for a good Dermatologist & Pediatric Dentist. Doesn't anyone have any recommendations?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bountiful Baskets

I have had questions regarding how much you receive from Bountiful Baskets. So here is a picture of the produce I picked up. Laura and I split an order, which came to be $8 per person, we split what you see here.
If you want to participate ask Cherise, Kati C. or me and we can give you the info.
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Dr. Seuss Event at Bookmans

You're invited to celebrate the beloved author Dr. Seuss' 106th birthday with Bookmans! All ages are welcome to come enjoy refreshments, games, crafts and Seuss story time!

Tucson (Grant store): Saturday, February 27, 10:00 a.m.

The Cat in the Hat will also be making a special appearance at Tucson's Dr. Seuss Birthday Party at Bookmans Grant. Bookmans will be providing free keepsake pictures with that special Cat at the event. (Thanks, Tamara, for this information!)

Enter Bookmans "Love of Reading contest"and you could win a $50 gift certificate. Go to your nearest Bookmans and fill out a form nominating your favorite book and tell us how it inspired your love of reading, OR you can e-mail your entries to More details in the Bookmans newsletter here.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Contact info

I forgot to mention that if you need directions or anything you can email me at  Hope to see you tomorrow!

Dinosaurs in the Park

Dinosaur Day
Thursday, February 4th

at the gated park at Misty Brook & Silverbell
(in the case of rain, we'll do it at my house)

If you never got a chance to go to the Trex museum here in town before they closed their doors, this is your chance to see what they were all about.  They are going to be coming to our neighborhood park to give a hands on presentation where the kids get to touch real fossils, see pictures, and ask questions.  Then they'll get to do a "fossil dig" where each child gets to dig for and take home real fossils like 80 million year old shark teeth, ammonites, crinoids, etc. Feel free to invite your friends. It's going to be fun :)

Your Help Is Needed!!

Hi Ladies,

This morning I read the first presidency official address regarding Haiti:

And the church has asked that, "members.. donate to Church Humanitarian Services as their means allow in order to help our Haitian brothers and sisters."

I thought of an Idea: Cookies For Haiti

I was wondering if you would be willing to bake a couple dozen cookies and bring them to me by next Thursday Feb 11th. I am going to package them really cute (with a "Cookies For Haiti" sign on each of them) and have some cute kids I know sell them around gladden farms for $1 per pack (I was thinking three cookies per package).

The proceeds will be donated to the Church's Humanitarian Emergency Response fund.

Please e-mail or call me if you are interested in helping!