You’re Crying at What?

Who's My Favorite Today?

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Two nights ago, I had to work late.  When I got home, I went around the house to see the girls and find out how their days were.  When I found Brooke (our 15 yr. old), she was in her room.  As I walked into her room, she was sitting on her bed crying.  I don’t mean just a small tear running down your face crying – she was CRYING.  Mascara was all underneath her eyes and running down her cheeks.  Her face was visibly wet with tears.

Our exchange went a little something like this:

Me: Hey baby…are you crying?

She nods her head yes.

Me:  Oh no!  Honey why are you crying?  Are you okay?……(then I see that she is watching something on her phone)  Are you watching something sad on Netflix?

Brooke:  Yes (sniff, cry, sniff, cry)

Me:  What is it?  Are you watching a…

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10 Reasons I’m Rocking Motherhood

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When I saw that Jen from Tripping Through Treacle had tagged me in her post about Rocking Motherhood I was a little surprised to be honest. Maybe even wondering what I could add to such a wonderful tag.…

Rocking Motherhood in 10 different ways – despite chronic illness

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When I saw that Natalie from?Surviving Life’s Hurdles?tagged me in a post about ‘Rocking Motherhood’, I felt both flattered and a bit nervous. ?If you ask my husband, one of the biggest things that…

Children’s Parties for Spoonie Parents

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So, we have survived my daughter’s 7th birthday party!  A couple of months ago, I decided to mistakenly  ask her what she wanted to do for her birthday: a lovely family day out at the beach?  A trip to see Disney on Ice?  Going to a pottery studio?  No! A pizza party at home with a few of her friends, party games and, most importantly, a pizza cake!

‘Can we handle that?’, I asked myself.  The stress of sorting out the house, organising food and entertainment for a group of sugar-fuelled, Katy-Perry-loving girls?  In the past, it would have been easy, but nowadays things are trickier due to how quickly tiredness creeps up on me and stops me from having the energy to shop and organise.  But yes. I was going to do this – with the help of my husband and some clever planning.  The more that I looked…

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Today’s Featured Blog is…What’s For Dinner Moms?!

What's for Dinner Moms?

Last night was the first time since sometime in March that we were all home before 8 pm. It was so nice to have all four of us sitting down around the table to eat together. We know it isn’t going to happen again for a few weeks but it was so nice to be together for one meal.

Now, I am real, so as you can see in the picture below, I pulled out our finest paper plates last night so no one had to do dishes. After dinner the only clean up was the pizza stone, pizza cutter, and the cheese grater. I am all for easy dinners with super simple clean up!

Verdict:

When I first presented this meal to my family they all thought I was crazy. Egg, that is not scrambled, on a pizza? Ewww. But, then they tasted it. I over cooked the egg…

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Interesting Things Kids Say – The A to Z Challenge 2016

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Living with a child at a young age can be entertaining and fun to watch as they try to explain things to you.I have three kids that are under the age of eight.

There is not a single day that goes by I don’t hear an interesting thing one of my kids say.  It Iis normally one of my girls because they are only six years old.

There are way to many of them the remember and there are some that I even forgot.  Kids can say the most interesting things so keep you ear open for them.

Please feel free to leave comments below on your experience with kids that say the most interesting things.

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My Artist

Who's My Favorite Today?

Brooke (15 yrs. old) has always been into art.  She will do any kind of art: painting, drawing, sculpture, knitting, etc…  She’s always been pretty good at it too.  This is a painting she did for her grandmother to put in her beach house.  She first did a small version to work out the details, and then did the larger version to give away.

Unfortunately for Brooke, I have not been good about helping her pursue her talent.  She has chosen to do gymnastics, horseback riding, and cheerleading that has taken up a great deal of time.  Now she has taken up golf as well.  However, she is at a school now that has an International Baccalaureate program and art is part of the IB course offerings.  Therefore, she will take art the next 3 years.  I am excited about the possibilities and what she will learn and create.

Brooke…

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Did anybody else eat chocolate for breakfast?

Who’s My Favorite Today?!

Who's My Favorite Today?

So I am not winning “mother of the year” again…….  Yes, I allowed Kate to eat chocolate for breakfast – a chocolate bunny to be specific.  Okay, not the whole thing.  Usually I make an attempt at breakfast every Easter and make sure the kids eat something other than candy.  Nope.  Not this year.  We had to hurry out to church for me to teach the youth and we totally skipped breakfast.  I did not do my best parenting today and Kate ate A LOT of candy.

My rationale is that I don’t usually let her eat a great deal of candy.  Also, I was pretty strict with the big girls and they didn’t get to eat much candy – well not at much as Kate anyway.  I have discovered that the big girls have turned out okay and like to eat healthy.  I figure that if I only allow…

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