Thursday, September 11, 2014
However, I am here to tell you right here and right now that I am done with people-pleasing and worrying about if my kids are learning what they should or should not be learning at a certain age/stage. My kiddos are happy and healthy and intelligent. Why should I care if somebody thinks something should be done differently? I mean, if I continue to do what's expected ONLY, then the kids and I won't have fun. I won't be able to really experiment and find new fun things to do.
I mean, look at all of those amazing things on Pinterest! I bet that moms/teachers didn't get to do all of those things by following the books. Right? Maybe I'm over thinking all of this, but it's been bugging me for years now. Seriously, where is the fun in living if you have to follow every body else's rules?!
So... Rant over. Look forward to seeing my fun activities that the kids and I will be doing since I feel like I am finally breaking free of my internal chains that have been holding me back from greatness. I'm a creative person by nature, and I really cannot wait to put it to good use and see where it leads me.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Who doesn't love chicken? Besides, ya know, vegetarians and crazy people. I could seriously eat chicken every single day and never tire of it. Ever! And, to make chicken breasts even better, stuff them! Here's a simple, quick recipe:
-1 tsp Cayenne pepper, Chili pepper, Pepper, Italian Seasoning, & Garlic Powder (Good amount for 4 breasts)
-1 Tbsp Oregano, Garlic Salt, & Basil (Good amount for 4 breasts)
-1 Tbsp per breast of Parmesan Cheese
-1 Tbsp per breast of softened Cream Cheese
-2 Tbsp per breast of Spaghetti Sauce
-Shredded Cheddar Cheese
You'll need aluminum foil for cooking.
Go ahead and preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together the seasonings, cream cheese, and the spaghetti sauce.
Monday, April 14, 2014
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The official summaries can be found here.
I have recommended this book to so many people I can't even keep track anymore. Even though it's been almost a month since I read it, my heart still beats faster and harder and my palms get sweaty when I think or talk about it. Laurelin Paige is definitely the best author I have come across. Ever!!!!!! Hands down.
While reading the third book - chapter 18 to be exact - my stomach overturned, my heart stopped, and I cried. (Don't worry, nobody dies.) I had to reread the pages several times to make sure I read it right and then had to put down the book... er, phone... and walk away for a while. I'm not the only one to do this. My best friend called me and was upset because of it. Like, crying and pissed off, kind of upset.
We went to our local used book store and were talking about the character so animatedly that you would think they were real people. No joke. Yeah... We're kinda nerdy like that. But that's why we are friends.
So, if you are a book lover, please read this book. And then message or comment and tell me your thoughts on it. Or, we can just discuss the book like we personally know the characters. I'm cool with either.
P.S. - I'm buying the SIGNED COPIES of the trilogy and pre-ordering the book from Hudson's point of view - also signed, of course - for me and my nerd friend. That way, I have a copy I can hold and put on the shelf of my future awesome library. =]
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
2.) The sun is a natural bleach. Bye, bye, harsh chemicals and vapors!
3.) It's free and low-energy. And it's free. Free!!!
4.) Your diapers will last even longer, so that's less chance of having to purchase more for the next kiddo.
5.) The sun is amazing at removing the stinky scent of poop and pee, and leaving a fresh scent of outdoor air. I just love that smell - yeah, I'm a nerd. I'm aware.
See? Save money and use the sun's natural goodness! Even in the winter when it's negative ten with three foot of snow I still sun my diapers. I just do it in the windowsill on a hanger. Takes all day instead of just a few hours, but my diapers always look amazing!
Thursday, March 20, 2014
I was looking at my life tonight and had a revelation: being mom is the most amazingly sucky job ever. I love being a mommy so much, but there's so much they don't tell you. Remember those textbooks you read in high school health class? The ones that talked about how beautiful becoming a parent was? They lied.
10 things they don't tell you about being a mom:
-You will never be able to laugh, sneeze, fart, bend over, kneel, or cough without peeing a little bit.
-Your fingers will become chew toys.
-Your boobs will look exactly like your grandmas.
-Your child will not wait until their teens to start arguing and having a bad attitude.
-You won't remember how to hold a normal conversation - you'll use words like "potty" and talk to everybody like they are idiots.
-You will have to dress somebody and one day they will start telling you what to wear - even if it doesn't match, you will wear it to make them happy.
-You can no longer be afraid of puke down your shirt, poop on your hands, and pee running down your leg - none of which is yours.
-You will share shower/bath time with somebody and it won't be sexy at all.
-You will no longer spend money on yourself. Not because somebody is forcing you, but because you would rather spend it on the little people in your home instead.
Realistically, this list could go on and on. But, at the end of the day, you realize you love being a mom... Usually after the kids have gone to bed and you are soaking in your bath tub - along with the mermaid Barbie and twenty rubber duckies.