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

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...
great moms

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...
no to the elf

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...
sleep trained

We Sleep Trained and My Kid Still Loves Sleep

It's controversial to sleep train but honestly why? Why embracing sleep is a controversial thing doesn't really make sense. Let me be clear, my kid never cried it out for hours, but I sleep...

#metoo Matters

This weekend something happened across my Facebook feed and I'm sure it was on yours too.  Countless friends, coworkers, and family, men and women, with the hashtag #metoo. It has been posted over 200,000 times...
hoping for healthy baby

Hoping for Healthy

I read something recently where a blogger said that when someone says "they hoped for healthy babies" it was hurtful to those who have had babies who were not born healthy. I do not...
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Cooking Up Something Wonderful

Confession: I LOVE to cook. I LOVE my kitchen. It is seriously my favorite room in my house. Cooking or baking is a huge stress reliever for me. However, after working all day it's...