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
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...
cooking with family

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...

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...