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Real life moments

I know I’ve been gone for months now! Life has been super busy and, to be honest, have been at a loss for words or I wasn’t sure how to put my thoughts into words that made sense.

But I think that streak is over….at least for now 😉

The first Friday of November was the first moms group that my church held and it was awesome! We did a craft, heard some great & wise words, and shared. Our speaker shared something that has started to turn inside me and  now sharing with others on Facebook. I will get a copy of this asap!

What I have started on my personal page is share pictures and/thoughts that are my real life moments. So many of us just share the rainbows and sunshine on Facebook. There’s nothing wrong with sharing the great things that are going on in our lives but it does make it a tad bit harder to connect with others if we aren’t sharing the not so great moments.

I have a friend who actually shared her real life moment today! I’m so proud of her because I know it’s not easy and it opens the door to so much judgement from others. Keep sharing those moments!

I’ll make a separate post with everything I’ve shared already, probably will get that up tonight.

Anyway, just wanted to let everyone know that it’s ok to share those real life moments, you aren’t the only one going through these moments!

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Real life – kiddos

I’ve never posted anything that wasn’t true or sugar coated statements in order to make my life come across better than it is. I’ve just not posted about certain things. Not to hide em or pretend they aren’t there, just didn’t know y’all wanted to hear about it all.
And since there are people in my personal life who read my blog, I just want to say that I don’t need/want phone calls or people to rush over to my house after reading this. If/when I’m ready to talk to you personally about it, then I will reach out to you. I am fine, just going through a rough patch.

Rough patch might be putting it mildly. There are things going on that have been going on for awhile, just seems to be getting worse. I’ve tried to get things under control and figure things out an all that stuff someone does when life starts to spiral. But even with everything that I’ve tried to do and change, it seems not be going the opposite way then my intention.

There are a few things going on. I just want to clarify, because most minds go to this, my marriage is just fine and not a problem at all!

What’s going on isn’t things that don’t happen to others and they aren’t things that haven’t happened before, some things just seem to be getting worse no matter what!

Ok, enough, onto the meat of this rambling so far!

My kiddos (minus Lily) are driving me nuts! What’s different from any other day you ask?!
It’s getting worse! I mean really worse. And as I’m getting more and more upset/angry/frustrated with them, the more I’m wanting to give up. Will I? No. Do I want to? Oh heck yes! I’m at the end of rope with them! I’ve dealt out punishments, stuck to my word, didn’t back down…it feels like I’ve done everything in the book. It doesn’t help when people out in pubic say ‘oh they’re fine’, ‘they aren’t bothering me’, ‘its ok’
Almost nothing makes me more mad! No they aren’t fine and it’s not ok!
We have rules and guidelines that they need/have/must follow. What’s the point in setting these standards if you are just going to throw them out the window depending on who you are with and where you are?!
I am tired of people giving my children an excuse to act out.

In the last few weeks I have become harder on them and not let those people give them an excuse. It’s not ok and unless you want to parent my kiddos daily, then you need to step back and let me do my job.

We are looking into therapy for our second oldest. It was suggested last year after his diagnoses but wasn’t sure he needed it. With what happened last week, we think it’s needed.
Speaking of testing, we plan on having B and C tested once they are old enough.

I know many people that are against testing/medicine, and that’s fine, but until you are in my house on a daily basis and deal with what I have been dealt, keep your comments to yourself. It’s easy for you to sit over there and tell me what I should/shouldn’t do or what not to do. Unless and until you either have a child like mine or take over my parenting, you have no idea.

That’s what’s been going on in my life with my kids- on to the next real life subject.

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* 35 weeks * Part 1

I will not be updating about what has been going on this past week…will do that tomorrow after my appointment.
This will be more of some thoughts and things that have been floating around my head….this could get dangerous 😉

So I have 5 weeks until my due date – June 5, 2012.
I am hoping that Baby L will end up being overdue. I know, I must be crazy for thinking that but I have a few reasons why. I think I mentioned one in my last post but I can’t remember nor do I feel like going back and checking. So if I repeat myself….oh well!

#1) We signed our second oldest up for soccer camp a few weeks ago. This soccer camp happens to be the week of 064-068…my due date week. I do not want him to miss this soccer camp. He really enjoys it & I don’t want to have to depend on my mother in law to take him and get him back home (have several reasons for this but won’t go into them now). I am not so much worried about the cost that we already paid for the camp but more about my son being able to enjoy something that is all about him. Something he doesn’t always get because he has siblings.

#2) I honestly don’t know if this will be our last baby or not. *I can get into our views on birth control & things like that if you would like, just let me know* And if this does happen to be our last baby, then I would like to enjoy this pregnancy for as long as I can. I don’t want to be induced but if Baby L could hold off for as long as possible and then my body could start contractions naturally….that would be wonderful!

#3) Our oldest was born on the 31st & Mister’s birthday is on the 31st. I think it would be cool if this baby was born on the 17th because my birthday is on the 17th. (All in different months but I think the same days are pretty cool)

Even with all the bumps in the road with this pregnancy, I have really enjoyed it! I am not sure if I am just embracing it in a different way than all the others or it’s the fact that I don’t know the gender so I am waiting for something other than just meeting my new baby. Whatever the reason is I have just really enjoyed these last (almost) 9 months! If we are blessed with another baby after this one I can only hope to enjoy it as much, if not more, than I have this one. This kids are so excited to meet Baby L! They are all telling me how they are going to help out and what they are each going to do. It just warms my heart hearing them talk about Baby L and the excitment they each have talking about Baby L! I know our oldest is always telling us to have another baby. Mister & I are on a different level in our relationship (doesn’t this happen with every marriage though!?). This new level is really great though & I know it will just get better from here.

I love my growing family & I only hope that we are blessed at least just one more time. I know there are those out there that don’t & will not agree with me…but I also know that it’s not up to them & it’s not their live.  And in the end…it’s not up to Mister and I either.

*Again, will go into more depth with this if you would like. It doesn’t bother me to explain our views on things & we open about it*

Will write up a normal weekly update probably tomorrow night after my appointment! Fingers crossed this baby has turned….if not, we will shot for next week!

🙂

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Crazy Leggies

One of my good friends loves to sew & make things for her two boys. Well she finally made a shop on Etsy & is now selling baby legs & shoes from newborn up to 2T! I am so excited for her & can’t wait to see her shop grow!

I have 3 pairs of baby legs from her & one pair of newborn shoes for Baby L. I love them! I cannot wait to put them on Baby L and see how they fit & look on this baby!

Here is a picture of what I have from her….so far 😉

These are the baby legs that she made & I bought from her.


And these are the shoes! How cute, right?!

Nicole has so many patterns to choose from for both items…you are bound to find something that you want your child to wear! She has a Facebook fan page where she posts new patterns, sales, coupons codes, and pictures of completed orders! Be sure to ‘like’ Crazy Leggies on FB to keep up to date with her! And if you are interested (and how can you not be!?) in ordering baby legs andor shoes, check out her Etsy shop!

Nicole is currently running a special right now on her baby shoes!

If you order one pair of baby shoes in every size: 0-3, 3-6, 6-12, and 12-18 months for $58.  If you use the coupon code (Trel10) with it you get another $5.80 off!! So in the end, you end up saving $18.50 PLUS it has free shipping!

How in the world can you pass up that offer!? You really can’t! So stop by her page & ‘like’ her and then go to her Etsy shop and…..well start shopping! You are not only buying a great product – you are helping to support a WAHM (work at home mom)! To me, that’s the best part of this! I, personally, try and buy from WAHMs rather than a big company. I hope that you will start to do the same thing.

Anyway…seriously….go shop at Crazy Leggies, you won’t be disappointed at all!!

*This coupon code ends in 2 weeks (02612)*

Enjoy 🙂

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Thankful Thursday 08\18\11

This week I am thankful for the following things:

*My husband giving me a few bucks to go buy a book
*My kids for putting up with being a hotel for so long
*My mother & step father for still helping out the hotel
*My husbands boss for giving him a job
*Our church that has been nothing but awesome since we walked through the doors
*Of course, God for being right by our side this whole time.

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My Son Explains Marriage

My oldest son who will be 7 on the 31st on this month randomly started talking to me about when he would ask a girl to marry him….this is a little bit of how it went.

“Mom, when I get older I am going to ask a girl to marry me. I will go up to her and ask her to marry me and if she says no then I will just go the next girl and she will say yes. And then after we get married we will have a baby and there will be a girl in her womb”

That was it! Sounds like he has it all figured it out! I certainly got a laugh out of this conversation and I hope you did too 🙂 Happy Friday everyone!

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Anon Mom

As I was thinking as a title for this post I realized that this sounded like I was talking about someone not being a mom lol! This is not what I am talking about!

So what am I talking about?
I had posted a status on my fan page wanting some opinions on if I should write about something that has been bothering me for awhile. And there were a few of my readers that had said that they would love to be able to talk with someone & get feedback from someone who wasn’t in their personal circle of friends. So it got me thinking alittle bit that maybe I should help them out.

Here is my idea….I am not sure how it will go or what people will think, but I thought that I would put it out there for everyone…..if there is something (anything) that you would feed back about or just need to vent to people that don’t know you, then email me! We will call it Anon Mom (I just shorted the word anonymous). I will not post names or dates or email address & I will never ask for any of those details or for you to tell more then you have. This has to be a judgement free zone….a safe place to vent, get advice, and just let some things off your chest! I will basically copy & paste what you send me but I will read through it to make sure that there are no names or dates or anything like that.

If this interested you or you would like me to post something for you, please email me at mommieventures@gmail.com and put ‘Anon Mom’ in the subject line.
Thanks & I hope that this ends up helping some of you out!

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It’s gone!

I have posted about Simple Green & have done a giveaway with them…but that is not where my use of these product end. I actually use these products on a daily basis and have at least one cleaner in every room in my house!
If you missed it or didn’t read it, please check out my review of Simple Green here.

Ok, not to why am I talking about them again.
The other night my kids were in my daughters room watching a movie and my oldest son came in our room and said that his youngest brother made a mess. Ok-I honestly didn’t think much about it and said that I would be in there in a minute. Much to my surprise there was a big, orange, nasty stain on a cream colored carpet! Somehow he had gotten into my smoothie drink & screwed off the lid. I was so upset because I was thinking that the carpet was going to be stained and that she was going have an orange spot in her room. So I called my husband and asked for his help & he grabbed a rag and got some of it up. Then I came in with my Simple Green carpet cleaner. I spray the stain and let it sit there for a few minutes and started to dab and rub the stain. At first I didn’t see anything working. I thought to myself ‘Oh crap….this isn’t working!’. But I kept working at it for a few minutes….here is the before picture & after picture.


I know this looks like puke but it’s not…my son had some toilet paper….I think that he was trying to clean it up.


I swear that this is a picture that is taken right after I stood up from cleaning up the orange mess!

If you weren’t convinced that this cleaner is awesome with my first post about them…..this will definitely get you to believe!

Are you ready to get your clean on with these awesome products? Click here to get their website!