Category Archives: dmom

Five Minute Friday: build

I’m really trying to build a better relationship with my kids. For the last seven years my parenting style hasn’t worked. I have a hard time when my kids don’t listen. I tend to get louder, to the point of yelling, when I’m frustrated or annoyed. I realized that I was setting a horrible example …

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Mommy and TJ fail (but not too bad)

It’s just another crazy dinner time in the Ortiz home. I plate up everyone’s food and get it on the table. We say grace and dig in. G needs many reminders to eat his dinner (this time it’s was the potatoes he tried to ignore). TJ surprisingly ate everything on his plate without any arguing. …

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Winter walks

We have a couple of local trails we like to go to for some family exercise and fun. They are paved so the boys can ride bikes or scooters, making it possible for us to go further.   The one closest to home goes from South Prairie to Orting and is very flat. This is the …

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I wasn’t planning to go…

The hospital where TJ was diagnosed puts on a little kids camp every summer. It’s just a short 2.5 hour party with activities for the kids and a free lunch. The boys have enjoyed it every time we’ve gone and the first couple years we went my parents came too. It was a fun time …

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Our Tiptoe through the tide pools 

We want to Tacoma parks “tip toe through the tide pools” last week. It’s a free event that Tacoma parks puts on and it was lots of fun! TJ didn’t want to go. It seems that lately that’s his favorite phrase, “I don’t want to see the butterflies/go to the tide pools/do whatever mommy planned …

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From traffic to pool time

We had a super busy day today, parts of it were really tough but most of it has been lots of fun. We had to rush out of the house to get TJ to a dermatologist appointment in Bellevue.  During our hour plus drive TJ did his school work. He only had some English, math, …

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Our first week of summer

and TJs first week of second grade!   It has been gorgeous outside! Lots of sunshine and so warm. We slept in a couple days (6:30am–that’s sleeping in for my boys).  We had breakfast and then got started with schoolwork.  It was so nice!  We got started early and finished before lunch every day! It’s …

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Dmom fail

My poor boy! He has been over 300 all day.  It’s really my fault and I feel horrible. He was due for a new pump site (the plastic cannula we insert under his skin for the pump to be able to drip insulin into his system all day) but had plenty of insulin so we …

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Responsibly

We’ve been trying something new in the Ortiz house this week! I’m really excited about it and the kids were surprisingly excited too! The boys are taking on new responsibilities. They have a new bedtime routine (that they are expected to do on their own). I made a list for TJ to follow. (And he …

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First trip to the library!!!

Today was TJ and Gs first trip to the public library! Maybe I’m a bad parent, but I’ve honestly never taken them before. I haven’t been in so long! Since I started buying the books I’ve wanted and especially since getting my kindle, I just haven’t felt the need to go to the library. But …

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