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January 31, 2016

{Child Support Court Update}

So I'm writing this the night before in hopes it will calm my nerves. I'm so non confrontational and this whole situation has me flipping out a little bit. Earlier today D asked me what my plan is for tomorrow. He knows I hate being the bitch, and I hate calling people out in their crap. But he also knows that I know it has to be done. This should have been brought to light when I found out and not held on to for four years. But like I said in my other child support post, I didn't want to rock the boat. I don't know whats different. Maybe I'm just tired of the whole situation and I'm done with dead beat dads (the fact that my own dad is in jail right now for his own stupidity probably factors in to this as well). I don't know.
What I do know Is that tomorrow I have proof he was working in 2012 and I didn't receive any child support until this year. My proof? 

January 29, 2016

{8th Grade Round 2}

As most of you know, if you've been following me for any amount of time, Dawn has been our "trouble child" for as long as I've been with D. First it was behavior just at home, then it became obvious we weren't special anymore and she branched out to bad behavior at school also. The fits thrown were unlike any fit I'd ever seen a child throw in my life (and if you know my little sister, this is hard to imagine lol). She spent most of her time grounded or unable to participate in things because of her behavior. I even ended up taking Christmas and Easter from her (Easter twice). It was insane. Having babysat through most of my teen years and growing up with three siblings I thought I knew quite a bit about kids. But she was a new breed for me. And I was at my whits end with her most of the time.

January 27, 2016

{Volunteering at a Crisis Nursery}

When I was about 15 I told my grandma I'd like to volunteer at the Children's home. It had always been a goal of mine to help kids who would otherwise be alone and that seemed like a great way to do that. To show a child love that might not have gotten it otherwise. My grandma inquired about it, but her connection at the home told her it wasn't really the right fit for a 15 year old girl. She suggested I apply to volunteer at a Crisis Nursery.

The Crisis Nursery was more than happy to have me. I interviewed like I would have a job, although I don't really remember much of it. It was 17 years ago lol.

I started right away.

January 25, 2016

{The Child Support Struggle}

I have been debating for days if I wanted to write about this or if I just wanted to leave it private and not involve whomever might be reading this blog (hello? Are you out there??). But when it comes down to it, I write about what's happening in my own little world. I write about my life, my kids, my marriage. This isn't one of the mom blogs that has stopped focusing on why it became a mom blog in the first place. No I keep it pretty real around here. If only for my own sanity.

January 22, 2016

{It's Report Card Time! *Update*}

The time has come for report cards! I dreaded this day when I was in school. Probably because I always had super crappy grades and ended up grounded or getting yelled at. Which was funny because neither of my parents graduated high school. Blah.

That is not the case with my kids though, at least not this time anyway.

January 20, 2016

{Our DisneyLand Adventure!}

When I was 15 my cousin graduated from the Marines all the way out in California. My grandparents automatically said This is something the kids should see and arranged to take us four kids with them on this trip.


We borrowed our aunt and uncles large van, the kind that the back bench seat turned into a bed, and loaded up. There were four kids, my grandparents, and my great-grandma (gram) in this van on our 2,000mile, 30 hour trip. It was an experience that's for sure.

January 12, 2016

{Nightmares!}

I am not usually one to have nightmares. I have weird dreams and I have dreams about my husband cheating on me, and I have emotional dreams. But it is rare that I will have a dream that makes me scared or completely unable to sleep.

Last night though that is exactly the kind of dream I had.

January 1, 2016

{Merry Christmas! (late)}

So this is obviously a few days late, but I thought I'd get it up anyway and share my awesome Christmas with you all. So here we go.

Christmas morning was pretty mellow. As we like it. I stuffed the stockings and put out the gifts. That's one of my favorite parts of Christmas.