Searching For A Tooth Fairy Kit Online

Perfect for the tooth loosing kid!

Perfect for the tooth loosing kid!

My daughter lost two baby teeth in the last two weeks.  I totally messed everything up.  I went to bed and forgot to slip that lucky coin under her pillow.  Now, I have started lookin gonline for some type of mail order tooth fairy kit.  Here is what I found:  The Official Tooth Fairy Kit with chart, deposit envelope and a little certificate.  The total cost is $16 which is a little steep for me but if I could somehow find a service that will send the money and certificate in the mail that would be great.  That way I can explain to my daughter that the tooth fairy has gone high tech because of the tough work schedule she is under.  I mean kids are really sucking down tons of sweets these days.

I plan to keep looking for a delivery service.  I will keep you posted.  What do you think about this kit?

Girl Scout Troop Being Formed At Rhoads Elementary in Katy Texas

A Girl Scout troop is being formed at Rhoads Elementary in Katy, Texas.  The school is located on Clay Road next to Fry road.  There is not a lot of parent involvement in the school because of the demographic and because it is new.  If a business or company can help the school form more of a community, please contact the PTA and help us out.  There are so many students who would benefit from an after-school program.  These are kids from under middle-class families who need an outlet.

Please Obama.  Please make every school have an after-school enrichment program.  These kids should learning how to dance, sew, make art, skate, fix computers, gardening, learn other languages etc.

Katy, Texas is just like any Title I area.  The parents need help and the school needs help.

I would love to start an after school robotics program but I need help from area businesses and other parents.

All schools need after-school enrichment.  The education system needs to be over-hauled with technology….just my little opinion.

I plan to apply for a job in Obama’s cabinet as some type of educational aide.  Good luck to me and to the world.

Childcare And After/Before School Care In The Houston and Katy Area

Take Care Of Your Little Ones.  They Are So Precious.

Take Care Of Your Little Ones. They Are So Precious.

Texas schools start on August 25th.

Time for busy parents to make those difficult  and heart breaking decisions.  If only Mrs. Doubtfire and Nanny McPhee were real (sigh).

Here are some childcare options in the Houston and Katy area (I am not endorsing any of these options.  I am only gossiping.  Always click on the link for more info):

Collaborative For Children, an organization in Houston which provides  childcare search services and assists with early childhood resources.  Call them to speak to a CSR or search on the website:

1-888-833-6805 or 713/600-1234

http://www.initiativesforchildren.org/families/index.html

Craigslist (search with caution and care) :  http://houston.craigslist.org/kid/

Go to the Katy ISD Parents page for more childcare options:  http://www.katyisd.org/parents/parents.htm

Texas Department of Health and Family Services:

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission also has a website with a search page where you can input your zip code and find all licensed/registered childcare providers in the area:

https://www.211texas.org/211/search/childservices/childcare.do

Private:  word of mouth is also good.  A friend of mine is offering before/after school care for students who attend Rhoads Elementary in Katy, Texas.  Reply to this post with a comment and I will give you  additional information.  I will not publicize your contact information.

The YMCA provides before/after school care for elementary schools in the Katy ISD area.

Last year Katy ISD stopped sending flyers home in the Tuesday folders.   Many parents did not know that the YMCA offered before/after care at most schools was an option.

http://www.katyisd.org/files/parents/before_after_YMCA.pdf

Here is the fee schedule:

http://66.162.125.52/kenlay.aspx

The YMCA does not offer care at all Katy schools so please call them and check on where they offer services.  The fee for before and after care is $285 for members of the YMCA and $315 for non-members.

If the fees are a little expensive for you or if like me you have more than one child than please contact the YMCA and they will charge you a fee based on family income which may end up costing you less than the fees posted.  You will have to provide your tax forms and W-2s for verification.

Hope that helps.

Free Kids Tennis Lessons…..At Houston Area Parks

The City of Houston, Texas provides

 free tennis

lessons during the 2008 summer months at various city parks.  My kids took lessons five days a week last summer.  They even provide a tennis raquet.   At the end of the summer there is a city-wide tennis tournament at Memorial Park.

Check out the link below:

 

here or http://www.houstontx.gov/parks/youthtennis

Visiting Fruit and Veggies Farms In Houston Area… Visit a Farm Located in Cypress, Katy, Rosenberg, Richmond or Houston

We did not pick the turnips, peppers or tomatoes.  We just bought these.  They are so nice to admire.Today, my kids and I picked blackberries for about an hour at the

Matt Family Orchard out in Cypress, Texas about an 8 minute drive from 290 and Highway 6.

I plan to make some awesome  blackberry jelly and a tasy blackberry cobbler.

And when I do I plan to post the pictures for the world to see.

Thanks to Helene Erickson’s Blog “Inside Katy” and the Houston Chronicle article on blackberries for providing me with some great information about farms in the area.  The websites and location guide on where to pick the blackberries and and other little tasty vegetables were referenced in both websites.

Also check out this blog by a Kim Pina, a writer, living in Sugarland where she reviews and links to several area farmer’s markets.

If you know of any other locations, please send me a comment.  Also, if you have a recipe for blackberry cobbler send it to me today!

Peace…