Kimberly Peña

Kimberly Peña
Hello AMB readers! I'm Kim, a working momma married to the love of my life, Marco. We welcomed our joy boy, Thomas, in 2013 who is hearing impaired and full of energy! I am a history teacher by day and blogger by night. I love staying busy and always have about a dozen projects in my head at any given moment. I love spending time with my boys, creating inquiry based learning units, and blogging about cooking, motherhood, marriage, and womanhood here and at

Finding My Way Back To Okay

Last week was Maternal Mental Health Week and it is something we all need to talk about more. It is okay to not be okay, but don’t feel like that should become your forever reality....

Rejuvenating Intimacy: 10 steps After 10 years

Rejuvenating Intimacy: 10 steps After 10 years There is no exaggeration in the reality that kids change everything about your life, from your body to your marriage they impact everything. It is easy as parents...

Why Would A Mom Carry A Gun?

Why Would A Mom Carry A Gun? I am aware that guns are a very controversial topic and before I start, I will preface this by saying that this post is not meant to offend...

Life After HELLP

Life After HELLP I should still be pregnant.  The weight of that statement falls on me like an anvil.  This was not the plan.  I love being pregnant, from the sickness to the flutters to the kicks, it...

We Go Big For Birthdays

We Go Big For Birthdays Birthdays are a big deal in our family.  For me they always have been. When I was a kid we had "birthday eve." I'm not quite sure where my mom came...
love about you as a father

10 Things I Love About You As a Father

   There are so many things that I love about you but these are the big ones that I love about you as a father.  I love that you are the ultimate #boydad!  From lizards to legos,...
arming teachers

Why Arming Teachers Isn’t a Solution… From a Teacher

I've heard a lot of ideas thrown around in the last couple weeks since the tragedy in Florida for a solution to the issue facing our schools and our society in regards to school...

I Was Induced And It Wasn’t The End Of The World

The word "induced" can bring up a plethora of responses from mothers, midwives, doulas, doctors, and the list could go on and on.  It was not something I had ever really heard discussed in...
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Moments That Make Us Feel Like Great Moms

We've all had our bad moms moments, heck at Austin Moms Blog we even joined together to do a list of ours! (Check it out here). But sometimes there are those moments when our kids...
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Just Saying NO to the Elf

No to the Elf There are a lot of things about Christmas I love. As soon as Thanksgiving is over I fall somewhere between Buddy the Elf and a Who from Whoville. My halls are...