Thursday, April 22, 2010

Piano Lessons

Interested in learning piano or enrolling your child in lessons? I am looking for a few new students. If you are interested please call me or e-mail me at lmichels at gmail dot com.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I found this on the PYP Blog...Enjoy!

AVEDA Freebies!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Lowe's: Build & Grow Clinic 4/24

Lowe's is having their FREE Build & Grow Clinic this Saturday, April 24th at 10 a.m.. This week's project is a Bird Feeder (see pic below).  Click here to sign up your kids.  They limit the class to 50 kids.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Lillymae Bags: 15% off code

My friend, Ruth, designs these darling mini bags designed to hold cellphone, cards, cash, and keys.  They are great for exercising, traveling, shopping, dancing, or any activity where you don't want to carry a huge purse.  Right now she's offering all Marana Moms a promo code for 15% off:


Click here to visit

Friday, April 16, 2010

Dog Shock Collar?

Does anyone have a Dog shock collar I can borrow for about a week? I want to test it out before I spend $100 on one -only to find out that it doesn't work.

Weekend Ideas for the FAMILY!!

(Jeni, Thanks for these great ideas)

Celebrate Tohono Chul Park’s 25th Birthday

Come to Tohono Chul Park to celebrate its birthday this Saturday at the Silver Birthday Bash! Tohono Chul Park is turning 25 and pulling out all the stops in celebration! This family-friendly event features arts-and-crafts events for all ages, including helping sculptorSelina Littler build an outdoor environmental ground spiral out of desert branches and a paper version of the Birds of Tohono Chul quilt, readings by local children’s authors and a performance by Tucson on the Cheap favoriteStories That Soar.Activities include a reading of “Two Arizona Blackbirds” read by Marilyn Heins at 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM. The “Adventures of Zachary Z. Packrat” will be told by Brooke Bessesen at 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM in the Children’s Ramada.
Stories That Soar is a local literacy group whose professional adult actors act out stories written by local Tucson children. There will also be cake and ice cream to help celebrate 25 years of this beautiful park. Admission prices are regular and Park members are free, so get into the celebratory spirit and enjoy the Tohono Chul Park community!
  • Where: Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ, 85704, 520-742-6455 ext. 0.
  • When: Saturday, April 17, 2010 from 10 AM – 2 PM. Stories That Soar Performances are at 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM in the performance garden. Other special events as noted above.
  • How Much: $7 adults (13+), $5 seniors (62+) and active military, $3 students with valid ID and $2 children aged 5-12. Tohono Chul Park members free.

Tucson Earth Day Festival–2010

The 16th Annual Tucson Earth Day Festival is this Saturday at Reid Park Zoo! Enjoy environmentally-themed exhibits, music by Tucson 60s Rock-n-Roll band The Retro Rockets and Rolling Stones tribute bandRunning Hot, performances by Tucson beloved dance group Batucax√© and food vendors.The theme this year is “All Species Deserve a Place on Earth”. As part of the theme, there will be a parade, the All Species Procession, starting at 10:00 AM that asks participants to dress up as a species and make a banner telling parade-watchers why your species is important. Use the banners to let people know what to do to help all species have a place on earth! Winners are announced at 11:30 AM.
There will also be a Solar Competition, where middle school students will have designed model solar electric cars and houses through kits of solar cells, motors, batteries, lights and other optional parts. The winner will be declared at 1 PM. Throughout the day there will also be an Alternate Fuel Vehicle Show that will demonstrate how vehicles run on alternative fuels like biodiesel, compressed natural gas, electric, ethanol, propane and waste vegetable oil. Here, you can ask experts how to convert your car as well.
There will also be a free bike valet and a miniature solar car race. Last, but not least, there is free admission to Reid Park Zoo for any biker that shows his or her safety helmet used en route to the park!trans Tucson Earth Day Festival  2010 Take advantage of the free admission either before or after the day’s events, which can be found on the Festival website. Bring the whole family to Reid Park to enjoy the Tucson community, celebrate the beauty of the Earth and contribute to a green event!
  • Where: Reid Park, South Country Club at East 22nd St., Tucson, AZ, 85716, 520-975-2813.
  • When: Saturday, April 17, 2010 from 9 AM – 3 PM.
  • How Much: Free.

Family Movie Night Under the Stars

I need to mention that this Saturday event is in Sahuarita, so if you aren’t interested in a bit of a drive, read no further. But I thought it looked like a great event for the family, and it’s free. Come out for a free screening of “Firehouse Dog,” kid’s activities, a firefighter photo booth, and food vendors.
Take a blanket or some lawn chairs and enjoy the show, which is hosted by the Green Valley Fire District.
  • Where: North Santa Cruz Park, 14455 S. Rancho Sahuarita Blvd. Sahuarita, AZ 85629
  • When: Saturday April 17, 2010, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • How much: Free

The Pima County Fair

see their website for more details. *I believe they are in town for the next week or so.

Thursday, April 15, 2010 Website

Just wanted to pass this along...

I found this website and it looks like a good one to subscribe to.

One thing that caught my attention was the post about the glamour mom nursing tanks that they found on sale a little while ago (there is almost no inventory available, now, though).

These tanks are truly awesome and I remember spending a lot on one with Gwendolyn and only being able to buy ONE because of the cost. I'm sure plenty of women can wear the regular ones that are around $20 (half the price)...but I tried lots of those (walmart, target, etc) and they are definitely not made for those of us with big boobs that need lots of support : ).

You can get the GlamourMom tops with long length and they are very supportive, with thick material.

These can also be found on the Mom4life website (a real favorite of mine). At Mom4life, shipping is always free (no minimum) and I have found their prices to always be at, or below, the comps. Also, their customer service is impeccable! I have exchanged and returned countless things due to size, etc...they are always great to work with.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

FREE Parenting Class from Renown Psychologist at Estes on May 11th

Parent & Teacher Night Talk 
with Dr. Carolyn Crowder, Ph.D.

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.
Estes Elementary School Cafeteria

Dr. Crowder is a licensed psychologist in practice in the Tucson area for 30 years who specializes in working with parents and children.

She also has...

*    Published three parenting books: The national bestseller Backtalk (1998), Whining (2000) and Eating, Sleeping, and Getting Up (2002).

*    Appeared on national TV shows including The Today Show, 20/20, Dateline, and Lifetime Live. She has been interviewed by many magazines, newspapers, and radio/television stations including NPR.

*    Lectured in local and national professional conferences and seminars in the US and internationally.

*     Held many positions in the Tucson area including therapist for elementary school special education students with behavioral problems, psychologist and department head with the state prison, consultant with juvenile court, children’s treatment coordinator for Las Familias, and therapist at the university counseling center.

*   Teaches a parenting model that is based on the Adlerian tenets of mutual respect, consistent follow-through, social interest, modeling, and a kind but firm attitude. She also includes parent education as an alternative to prescribing medications for challenging behaviors.

RSVP by May 3rd to and you will be entered in a drawing for one of Dr. Crowder’s Books. Must be present to win!

Questions? Contact Ms. Rubinstein, Estes School Counselor  

Monday, April 12, 2010


Anyone know a good painter? They don't necessarily have to be pro.