Thursday, May 2, 2013

Morning Madness

“Good morning, time to get up”
“Uggggggh! I don’t want to go to (insert any activity here)”

This is what I have to deal with. EVERY MORNING. It’s exhausting. A few weeks ago I saw a blog post written by a woman with a seemingly perfect family – where the children wake and get dressed on their own, come down for breakfast without incident. Where does this blogger live? Can I bring my kids to you? ……. Please?

I don’t know, maybe it’s because they are 5 and 6 years old but they never want to get out of bed. Ever. Even on the weekends: “Nooooo, I’m tired!” No one even asked them to get out of bed!

My son is even more difficult than my daughter – I have to pull teeth to get him to do anything:
“Let’s go to the playground”
“Nooooooo, I don’t want to!”

“Let’s go to the birthday party”
“Noooooo, I don’t want to!”

“Let’s go get some ice cream”

Clearly, I am doing something wrong. I am convinced I am just a horrible, evil mother who makes her children go to school, playgrounds, parties, etc. Everything I have tried to do to make our mornings easier just doesn't work.

Please tell me I am not the only mother suffering through this every morning.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Technical Difficulties


Sorry I haven't posted anything in a couple of days. Seems like there is a new problem every time I try to post.

I hope to finally have this worked out and a new post up by Thursday.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Book Review: Making Marriage Simple

Making Marriage Simple was written by husband and wife team Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt. They have been couple counselors for over 20 years and are also the authors of books like Getting the Love You Want and Keeping the Love You Find.  I got my copy on Amazon but I'm sure you can find it at any bookstore/major website..... 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Take a hike!

The best part about Spring is getting to exercise outside! I love going for walks and jogging. 

Do you jog? If not you should give it a try, even if you just go for a walk. It's so nice, it's like a quick little get away from everything.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

101 in 1001: multitasking at its best!

I took care of two goals from my 101 in 1001 list in one shot (sorta). #59: "Plan 12 date nights for the hubs and I" AND #19: "Pick things from the entertainment book and do them." 

The hubs and I usually have our date nights inside so I thought if we plan a night out once a month, that’s not spending too much money, right? (RIGHT!). So I started searching Pinterest for date night ideas but was blown away with the many options. And, like a sign from the universe, right next to my laptop was the entertainment book.....

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Supper Sunday - Our first head wound


Well, better late than never, right? I'm sorry this post is so late, it's been a pretty crazy weekend. We actually just experienced our first minor head wound and it scared the hell out of all of us. I have never been so scared (and helpless) for my one of my children before. Luckily, it was just a tiny cut.

After we got all cleaned up and realized there was no need to go to the emergency room, we settled down to enjoy my daughters favorite drink: Lemonade. We had regular lemonade but here is another lemonade that we often make:

Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday Favorites: My 10 Favorite Apps

A screen shot of my phone :-)

Open letter to my children: In your life you will have to make many difficult decisions. Most of these decisions I will not be able to help you with, as you will have to decide on your own. 
The only decision I can help you with is iPhone or Android? And the answer is and will always be IPHONE!

I'm just kidding! But I do have an iPhone and this week I would like to share with you all my favorite non-gaming apps. So let's get to it: