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I thought this was supposed to be my prime...

Warning... contains adult talk that may be offensive to some--Umm, so yeah. 

It's like it happened all the sudden, over night even. One day, everything was fine.  I wasn't even thinking about the upper hand...because I had it.
And then, a few months ago...
I was looking in the bathroom mirror, at my starting-to-sag tits, and my tired face...and wondering what the FU@! is happening here?

Like seriously... WTF?!?!?!

When did I start to age? When? I demand to know.

I never really thought I was a vein person, but I guess I am. This shiz sucks. It's a hard pill to swallow (pun intended).

When crying to my mother about it...she reassured me that this is my "prime" when I'm supposed to look and feel my best. Well then what the hell is this, Mother?  Because I don't feel my best!!! I don't look my best!!!  I don't feel prime at all!!  😓😓😓😓

My body is betraying me. I'm growing a muffin top (and a mustache). My used to be a kinda peach booty, is gett…

That Time My 9 Year Old Gave Me The Bird

An old Cherokee Indian, teaching his grandson about life...“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”  He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?” The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

A few months ago, I told my son (9) to go take out the trash. He didn't do it. In fact, almost every time I asked him to do it, he would "forget."

When I found him outside, I said: "Hey, I told you to take out the trash." He got a bad attitude. Rolled his eyes and said, …

New Year to Adapt

It's a new year y'all! 2018 started with a bang for me and ended with an explosion. It was likely the biggest year of my entire life!
It wasn't full of good. Wasn't full of bad... fair share of both I suppose.

Going into 2019 though, I have decided that more than ever, I want to be authentic and present. I want to soak up the days with my new baby and my big kids. I want to be out in nature and craft more. Read my Bible more. I hope to take more field trips with the kids and connect with other moms. Maybe I'll finish my book.  I'm striving to eat better and get intentional exercise at least 3 days a week. I want to make each day count.

The truth is though, thinking about all that wonderful stuff gets me really overwhelmed and even  little depressed... Why? Because life just doesn't flow that smooth when you are a fickle woman with 5 kids that never has it together.

Let's just be real...
It's not my year to shine... 

This is my year to adapt and conti…

When You Feel Like You Have To Fix It All...NOW

Overwhelmed. Tired. Sinking. 

These are the feelings that creep in and make us feel like we're failing at it all.

#FailingAtLife

It usually starts with one small task or responsibility being put to the back
burner...and then...well, it's like a domino effect.

Life feels as though it's unraveling. You start to panic.

You think: I gotta get it together, and NOW! 

Right. Flippin. Now.

Sound familiar?

Maybe not? Perhaps you're super-awesome, responsible, perfect, and always stay on top of things.
If this is you, please give me your tips!

But if you're like me, and often find yourself scrambling, trying to get it together, then please read on... I have some insight 💗

Here is a little (true) story to illustrate...

Life is smooth sailing for a week or two, I feel that I'm juggling well.
Then BAM!  I get the smack down!  Maybe I get behind on the laundry.
Or, I'm busy working, and we don't do school for a few days (or weeks).
Or perhaps it's something as simp…

Buy Yourself Some Time: 2 Super Simple Sensory Activities For Your Preschooler

I have a 4 year old. We call her "The Bean" She's a beautiful little blonde headed, blue-eyed spitfire. Full of sass and energy. She can go from happy to total meltdown in about 5 seconds...and when I fail to keep her busy, her frustration with her 4 year old life, is very apparent. 😏

I love to spend time with her... reading, playing in her dollhouse, tossing a ball, and all that good stuff...but I can't give her every second of my time because well-- she has 3 other siblings, and Mom  needs do other things throughout the day. With 4 kiddos that I home school, working from home, and running a household, I just simply cannot entertain her all the time!

Sure, I could stick her in front of the TV, a tablet, my phone...some kind of device, (Click to read about what happened when I took screen time away) and I do from time to time. But those things aren't fueling her imagination, creativity, or her brain. I could also do the obvious things such as sending her outsid…

Our Flexible "Routine" How I Juggle Working From Home, Homeschool, & Life

As homeschoolers, we enjoy the perks of being able to choose what we do, and when we do it.
If a fun opportunity comes up, and we don't do school that day...It's okay! If something throws me off track, and I need to handle it-- I do. If we decide to take a spontaneous vacation or lake day in the middle of the week, we can!  It's beautiful!

But this isn't how it has always been for us...

When we first started homeschooling, I struggled to find a rhythm. I was constantly reading blogs about homeschooling, and how others scheduled their time. I thought I needed a routine to stick to...and that all of our time should fit neatly into each day. I (desperately) tried to match how others were doing things, so that we could be "successful."  I was trying to make homeschool, like public school. It was the only idea I had of how to teach my children so that they could learn.
I can't tell you how many schedules I wrote out, typed out, and scribbled on marker boards.…

What Happened When I Took Away Screen Time

As I walked from my kids disgusting bedrooms ...into the messy living room... I became discouraged. I marched onward...into the kitchen ..flipping lights as I went.
I glanced at the dishes piled up. I felt the sticky on the floor. 
I just cleaned all of  this, I thought to myself.

I just freakin had this entire house clean 3 hours ago.   

I started to feel the angst bursting out from my inside my chest....my emotions were threatening to get the better of me. I clenched my teeth. The roaring sound in my ears came....you know that sound you hear when you're trying really hard not to cry. Crashing waves from inside my head. It had already been a rough week, and I was trying really hard to keep it together. 

Don't cry. Don't you flippin cry!!! I told myself. 

You did good today. Think of all you did... but it's never enough the other voice says. You can't seem to get it together. What's the problem... this isn't that hard.

There really are voices in our heads... get q…