Author: Marco Martinez

My new middle schooler

Hold my breath and pray that good things happen. That’s been my mindset as I’ve watched my older daughter get her first taste of public school as a sixth grader at Foothills Middle School. My daughter attended St. Joseph School in Wenatchee from preschool through fifth grade. And it was a good experience for her […]

Immigration, fear and our children

This isn’t a post that will debate whether the Trump administration’s immigration policies are right or wrong. The Wenatchee Mom Blog probably isn’t the appropriate place for that. What I want to bring to the attention of readers of this blog site is the impact those policies — whether you agree with them or not […]

The gritty world of team sports

My 9-year-old daughter played in her first AAU basketball tournament over the weekend. The tourney drew about 10 teams from all over North Central Washington. As a parent, it was an eye opener. This wasn’t city league basketball, where you often see girls on opposing teams chatting and smiling during stoppages in the game. This […]

Here come the sleepovers

It’s only a matter of a few months now before my older daughter turns 10 and is “eligible” to have a sleepover. Ten is the age my wife and I set for our girls to have a friend over for the night or go to a friend’s house overnight. I know, my two girls live […]

The impossible dream

Maybe you’ve seen me? I’m the guy with the scowl most mornings as I drive my girls to school. It’s not the heavy morning traffic on Western Avenue that has me uptight. It’s my two girls. I know I should accept that my 6-year-old butterfly girl moves like molasses in the morning and politely refuses […]