Monday, October 18, 2010

I am hosting a sale for Wacky Jacqui's Designs!

 I am hosting a sale for Wacky Jacqui's Designs!

Head on over to her site and check out her Blog Design Portfolio 


Don't miss out on this FANTASTIC deal to get your website totally redesigned for a fraction of the regular price!!!

The sale price will be $45 on my largest package.
This package includes:

Just mention that you are ordering from Our Crazy Little Life!
The Everything Package    $65.00
• 2 or 3 column design
• Custom background
• Custom header
• Matching font color
• Sidebar titles (unlimited)
• Custom signature
• Custom post divider
• Social network icons
• Convert to a 3 column layout
• Custom blog button
• Matching profile picture
• Navigation bar with text or images
• Matching twitter background
• Favicon
• Deletion of Blogger navigation bar if desired
• Installation
*Can have Post divider/signature combo instead of Custom signature and Custom post divider*

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sign Language

The Importance of Early Childhood Education-- Sign Language

{This article was written & submitted to me by Kathleen Thomas , hope you find it as informative as I did.}

One of the keys to surviving in a tilted economic system in which opportunities to achieve a decent standard of living will be limited is versatility – and the ability to communicate articulately in a variety of ways with the widest possible audience. This includes bilingual ability as well as the ability to communicate in non-verbal ways for the benefit of the disabled – primarily the deaf.

At the same time, a growing shortage of qualified interpreters fluent in American Sign Language has led to more career opportunities – and if current trends continue, it's likely that skilled ASL interpreters will have little problem securing lucrative employment in a society where such a commodity is destined to be in short supply.

Signing Before They Can Speak

A great deal of research has clearly demonstrated that the early years – ages 2 to five – are the best time to educate children in different modes of communication and language. This goes beyond the spoken word (though it is an optimal time for children to learn a second language); many young children have an aptitude for signing as well.

This is not as odd as you may think. As you know, many indigenous peoples around the world, including American Indian nations, have used sign language for centuries to facilitate communication with other tribes with whom they do not share a language. Some paleontologists and anthropologists theorize that Neanderthals – who apparently lacked the vocal mechanism to produce many spoken words – depended a great deal upon hand gestures to communicate.

In fact, recent research suggests that sign language is innate. An article published in the Boulder Daily Camera in 2003 presented strong evidence that babies as young as six months old communicate with their hands: 6 to 7 months, babies can remember a sign. At eight months, children

can begin to imitate gestures and sign single words. By 24 months, children

can sign compound words and full sentences. They say sign language reduces

frustration in young children by giving them a means to express themselves

before they know how to talk."

The author also cites a study funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development demonstrating that young children who are taught sign language at an early age actually develop better verbal skills as they get older. The ability to sign has also helped parents in communicating with autistic children whether they learn at day care or at home; one parent reports that "using sign language allowed her to communicate with her [autistic] son and minimized his frustration...[he now] has an advanced vocabulary and excels in math, spelling and music" (Glarion, 2003).

The Best Time To Start

Not only does early childhood education in signing give pre-verbal youngsters a way to communicate, it can also strengthen the parent-child bond – in addition to giving children a solid foundation for learning a skill that will serve them well in the future. The evidence suggests that the best time to start learning ASL is before a child can even walk – and the implications for facilitating the parent-child relationship are amazing.

Co-written by Emily Patterson and Kathleen Thomas

*They also have schools all over the country including here in Arizona Primrose Schools

{Emily and Kathleen are Communications Coordinators for the Indiana day care facility, a member of the AdvancED® accredited family of Primrose Schools (located in 16 states throughout the U.S.) and part of the network of day care preschools delivering progressive, early childhood, Balanced Learning® curriculum.}

Monday, September 27, 2010



Thanks to 99% There for honoring me with this AWARD! 


I am tired & I have to work EARLY so I will do what 

this award intells later this week!

Thanks again!!!!


Monday, September 13, 2010


I am No LONGER going to update this blog BUT I will ALWAYS be updating my MAIN blog Our Crazy Little Life! I invite my followers & anyone else to be sure and follow me there or at my Business Site or Preserving Memories!

Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

30 Day Blog Journal 27--30

{Day 30 – a dream for the future}
To be successful in all that I set out to do & be financially secure!
{Day 29 ~ hopes,dreams and plans for the next 365 days}
They are to finish my Externship, 
get a job as a Medical Assistant for a GREAT doctor.
To earn a good income with benefits. To SAVE money 
so that we can get into our OWN home!!! 
That's pretty much what I am focusing on for the REST of the year! 
{Day 28 – whats in my handbag/purse}
Well...lets see.
My wallet {complete with license, insurance cards, etc.}

Baby wipes.


Lip gloss. Carmex.

Pens. little note pad.

hair ties.

pack of gum.

and then just a bunch of junk.
{my worst habit~day 27}

I would say my worst habit is bitting my nails. 


I am a nailbitter! 

I know it is gross!


Saturday, September 4, 2010

30 Day Blog Journal Catch Up!

{Day 26 – your week, in great detail}

I have had an EXTREMELY busy & EXHAUSTING week!

Kind of like yesterday's Day 25!

Was every day this week was pretty much the same:)


the breakfast and add a couple of doctor's appointments, it was like that all week for me!

THANK GOODNESS today is the beginning of a 4 day weekend! 


DAY 25!
{your (my) day, in great detail}

My day in GREAT detail....
I woke up @ 6:30 am got ready, took my 2 older kids to school @ 7:05 am. Then came home & went out to breakfast with my mom, dad & youngest! It was YUMMY!

Got back around 11 am.

Then came home got ready for school and got my youngest ready to go to the sitter's house. 

Out the door @ 12:30 pm.

Then OFF to school I went for my EXTERN class which was VERY informative! 

Arrived at school @ 12:55pm!

That was dismissed at 4pm. 

I drove home & picked up my hubby where we drove back to school for our regular class. 

We took OUR final exam @ 6:15pm then directly afterwards at 7 pm we had a pot luck with all of our class mates.

Got home EARLY around 8 pm!

I am done with the school PART 

Now on to my EXTERNSHIP! 

 In about 5 weeks...I will be a official graduated Medical Assistant (M.A.)!!!! 

{Day 24}

{where I live}
Arizona Desert

arizona desert Pictures, Images and Photos

{day 23~  a youtube video }

I don't know that I have a favorite website, not just one anyway, I LOVE reading all my family & friend's blogs. I also enjoy
FACEBOOK & Twitter....and then again there is REBA's website & any other website that is MUSIC related!

So...yeah...I CAN'T narrow it down to just one!
{Day 21 – a recipe}
~Meat Rolls~
Serves 4

This recipe comes from my Great-Grand Mother on my mom's side.


1 lb Ground Beef

1 can of Vegetable Soup

1 can of Tomato Soup


vegetable oil




First use the directions for making Bisquick Biscuits. Roll dough out flat no to flat. Then in a large frying pan cook ground beef. After cooked, add 1 can of vegetable soup. Stir meat & soup together. Then pour mixer on to the dough & roll it into a roll. Cut roll in to 2 1/2 inch slices & place into greased 13 x 11 cake pan. Preheat oven 450 and heat for 8 - 10 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.

For The Gravy:

In large frying heat enough vegetable oil in the bottom to cover it, then add flour & milk to desired thickness & add 1 can of tomato soup to that.

*For larger servings just increase your proportions.

Viola...pour gravy over meat rolls & serve. Enjoy!
{Day 20 – a hobby of yours}

I love to listen yo GREAT music!
{Day 19 – a talent of yours}

Ooh...this is a difficult one! A talent of mine?! Humm.....

At being a wife & a mother!

{Day 18 – my wedding/future wedding/past wedding}
Our wedding was alot bigger than I would have imagined.
I don't remember a whole lot but it was beautiful and Bishop Cole married us on August 30, 2002.
We were sealed in The Mesa Arizona Tempe on August 30, 2003

{Day 17 – an art piece (drawing, sculpture, painting, etc)}

I really don't know...
lds-christus Pictures, Images and Photos
I love this statue!

{Day 16 – a song that makes you cry (or nearly)}

This song almost always makes me cry but there are so many! 

And with everything that my family & I have been through the last couple of weeks...I can't look through them all!  

 An this one makes me bawl my eyes out! 

Good ole Country Music! Gotta Love it!

{Day 15 – your dream house}

Right now my dream home would be MY Own House, since we have never owned our own home I would simply just Love to own my own home!

{Totally would be to design my own or customize my own!}

{Day 14 – a non-fictional book}

Like I said before I am not much of a reader {unless of course it really captures my attention} 

I of course read Reba's book called Reba: My Story ~ That is my favorite!

Reba: My Story Pictures, Images and Photos

{Day 13 – a fictional book}

I really don't read I don't have one.

{Day 12 – something you are OCD about}

Not to much anymore, since I have had kids.

I use to rearrange my furniture on a regular basis.

I redesign my blog & tweak it all the time.

That's the closed I am to being OCD.

Cure Val

I just read this story from my friend's blog! Please help if you can!
Valerie Aguinaga , is an amazing, young mom of four and has been diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Please help her by spreading the word to your friends or by donating $10, $20, or even $50 if you can. I don't have to explain why I am so emotional about this story...but WOW...let's all do what we can to help!!
You can see her story and find ways to help right *HERE*...THANK YOU So MUCH!
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