April 2, 2018

{What My Kids Got for #Easter2018 }

Just like shopping for Christmas, shopping for Easter is no picnic. I struggle to find things for all three kids these days. Dawn being the easiest and Gaige being the hardest. Owen isn't awful, but it's getting way more expensive. But I thought if I'm struggling to find things for my kids (especially the boys) then there is probably someone out there also feeling my pain. So here's what I got my little heathens...in case you're sitting in the walmart parking lot trying to search for ideas.

March 26, 2018

{My House Almost Burned Down}

My Sunday started out like this...


Note the time in this picture. 5:44am. I was on my way to work, battling the left overs of the snow that had fallen all day the day before (apparently mother nature did not get the memo that it's spring).

March 9, 2018

{His First Set of Stitches!}

I'm not sure I'm cut out to be the mom of a kid who has no regard for his own safety lol. I vlogged this, but I thought I'd go ahead and blog it too. Since no one seems to have watched this vlog but me lol.

February 9, 2018

{We Are at a Loss | #parentingsucks }

I have attempted to write this post several times and I always discard it. I just don't know how to write what I need to without sounding like an awful parent.

But here I go again, so lets see how far we get this time.

February 7, 2018

{I've Lost How Much?! | #weightwatchers Update}

I'm just going to come right out and say it, joining weight watchers along with getting this job has been the kick in the pants I needed to really start focusing on myself. I have seen my self esteem sky rocket the last few months. Sure there's drama where I work (it's a room full of women for crying out loud), but I love working. I love knowing that at the end of two weeks I'm going to have money in my account that I did not have to ask for. It's not taking away from a bill (hell, I've helped to pay a couple). If I want to go shopping, I can. Because I have the money to do so. If I want to book a trip to Disney, I can because I can pay for it myself (over time...that business is expensive!). Not all of it is finances though, I find that I like having somewhere to be every day. I like knowing that I get up in the morning, take Owen to school and have to be at work (or sometimes I pick him up depending on my shift that day). Really I just love the whole thing!

And joining weight watchers again, definitely the right move at the right time for me. I know that I've said that before in the past, but this time it's true. I think I was a little depressed. I sat around the house all day just sitting in my own misery and boring life. I couldn't commit to weight watchers because I couldn't see past my own depression. With everything that has happened the last three years, I just stopped caring about myself. But I'm glad that I got back into it when I did.

Ivan would be proud of me for this.

January 29, 2018

{I'm an Awesome Mom}


The faces the lady I work with makes when I talk about my kids never cease to amaze me. She looks at me as though I'm one of those moms who just does everything for her kids and they're not going to be prepared at all for the real world. She is wrong of course. I've had other people tell me that I shelter my kids too much, or that I baby Owen too much. They are all wrong. I do not baby him too much...I baby him just the right amount lol.

January 10, 2018

{Garmin VivoMoveHR Review! | Spoiler Alert: I Love It!}

Excuse my excited expression lol

I have been wanting to upgrade from my Fitbit Alta for a little while now. I still love it, but I wanted something a little more smart watchy. 

January 8, 2018

{Losing Weight Is Hard | #WeightWatchers Update}

I honestly can't believe I'm about to post the pictures I'm going to post in this post (lol) but I feel like it's important to document. Especially at the beginning so I have something to look back on and remind myself that I don't want to go back to this space.
I have been employed for three months as of the 19th of this month, I have been on Weight Watchers about as long (thanks to that sale they had on Black Friday!). And ladies, it could not be going better!

January 5, 2018

{The Internet Is Forever}

I'm not sure how to write this post. It happened a week ago and I'm still seething from it. I don't know what I'm supposed to do anymore. But I am convinced that teenage girls are the worst kind of parenting nightmare I have ever encountered.

I would happily take bleeding nipples and diaper blow outs over the drama and BS that come with teenage girls any day.