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

Best Pumpkin Patches in Austin

Ah, Fall in Texas -- my favorite time of year. It's time for Pumpkin Spice and everything nice! We've rounded up the best area pumpkin patches to fulfill your pumpkin-picking, cider-sipping, fall fest-ing dreams. Here...
IEP or 504

IEP or 504? How to Know the Difference and Advocate for Your Child

When your child enters school years you can easily get overwhelmed with acronyms that come flying at you. This is amplified if you are the parent of a child with special needs in any...
miss breastfeeding

You’re Going to Miss This

I know what you're thinking, but don't curse me just yet. You're going to miss breastfeeding. It's true that in the early days of breastfeeding it's hard to ever imagine that you'll one day...
divorce after kids

When Love Falls Apart

It seemed like a normal enough week. I had lunch with a friend I hadn't seen in a while to discuss some work things and was excited to catch up. I couldn't wait to...
more than a father

My Husband is More Than a Father, He’s a Daddy

I love my father and how our relationship has grown over time, but I grew up with a hands off dad who was very traditional. I always wanted kids and I often thought of...
Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School Season

Growing up there was not much more fun than summer Vacation Bible School! It was wonderful as a child and even more so when I volunteered as I got older. Here are options all...
Memorial Day

Honoring Memorial Day with Kids

Memorial Day is here and so many of us have gone about this weekend with our traditions, maybe with family, or cooking out, or even at the lake. It is a holiday many of us looked...
threenagers are the worst

Three Ways Threenagers are the Worst {How to Survive it}

I have yet to understand why God gives parents threenagers AFTER terrible twos but it happens and it's rough. Let's be honest -- threenagers are stinkin' hard. Here is why threenagers are the worst:  Bye Bye Tantrums, Hello...

Loving My Mombod

Loving your body isn't an easy feat for most women regardless of your age or station in life. Having a child changes your body. Even if you get your body "back" it's not the...
Having a Boy

10 Things No One Tells You About Having a Boy

You can read all the books you want but there are still some things no one tells you about having a boy. Here are 10 things that surprised me about having a boy:  The Appetite is...