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My Wonderful Mother’s Day from My Kids

May 12, 2015 By · No Comments

We all have wonderful children right? Especially on Mother’s Day where they shower you with all types of attention and possibly gifts right? These last few years they have went over and beyond with each Mother’s Day that passes. I got flowers of course and they were lovely, a card that the kids made for me and a gift. The kids picked me out a dozen roses and jewelry with the money their dad sent them. Talk about feeling spoiled. To top it off I went to church and all the moms (and daughters) were given a carnation of their choice.

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For many years I have had a Pandora Bracelet on my wish list for all holidays, birthdays and celebrations but this year I saw the Hallmark Connection Bracelet and I fell in love with it. I love the little chunky charms that you slide on and look at them every time we visit Walmart. This did not escape my children, in fact I told them for my birthday this year they could get me one. I love my bracelet and can’t wait to add more charms to it. BabyGirl (11 yr old) told me she plans on buying charms for it for all the holidays/bdays coming up. Little does she know I plan on buying her and her big sister their own bracelets in the near future for that very reason. Do you have one?

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Being a Mom Sometimes mean Little Accidents Happen #RecycleYourPeriodPad

May 10, 2015 By · No Comments

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Today I look around and smile at the realization that while I did not do as I thought I would at 16 I am so much happier. I remember a time thinking I wouldn’t be a mom EVER, but that first time I heard the words I was pregnant I couldn’t help but wonder about that little baby growing inside me.  Okay so pregnancy wasn’t always my best friend, I had the really horrible 24 hour morning sickness that lasted the entire pregnancy. What no one would tell me was the first time you have a child, even if you did Kegels you would end up having LBL. Yes, I have the “when I laugh I might actually pee a little…but I’m not the only one so I feel better. Thank goodness there is something called a Poise thin shaped pads.

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WHAT IS LBL? (aka Light Bladder leakage)
-One in three women experience Light Bladder Leakage (LBL) – little leaks that can be triggered by everyday occurrences like coughing, sneezing, laughing and exercise. Yes this really does happen. Don’t be ashamed by it, many women go through this….we just don’t normally talk about it because that is how we are.
-Weak pelvic floor muscles, pregnancy, childbirth and weight gain are just a few LBL contributors.
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What I Learned at the Carnival

May 7, 2015 By · 10 Comments

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I recently took my kids to the carnival that came into town and let me be the first to tell you it is EXPENSIVE. You got that right? I can remember back in the day I could afford this type of thing and it isn’t just because I have 5 kids but it is seriously gone up in price. It is sure to break any budget you have. Games these days are no longer a simple dollar like they use to be instead it is like $5 for 3 darts/balls, etc. In order to get a Cotton Candy you will pay $7 for a small size but they call it a large. WOW! Needless to say this was not a carnival I hung around long with my 5 kids. Being a mom though meant I wanted to have some type of moments with my kids playing some games or watching their face as they were impressed. So instead I purchased a funnel cake, don’t even ask me how much that put me under. I bought two.

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Huggies Snug & Dry Ultra Gives a Good Reason for Selfies

April 29, 2015 By · No Comments

Nicoli turned 2 years old this past Monday and I can’t help but think of how quickly time has past. One thing is for certain I am so very thankful of all the pictures I have taken of him throughout his tiny little life, all the moments caught on a picture so it’ll never be forgotten. Now it is time to start transitioning to potty training. Which means I’ll need to begin finding diapers for night and begin training him.

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Nicoli is the last of my children (1/5), he’s the one everyone is always giving attention, maybe it is because they are all far apart in age. Who knows, one thing is for certain…he is loved. If I’m not the one to take photos you can guarantee that one of his two older siblings have something he did during the day on their camera phones. I have so many pictures of him running around in the park, being picked up into the air by a sibling, ate by a dinosaur during a family trip, and of course trying hats on in the store or he takes oh himself with brothers phone (selfies). [Read more…]

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As a Parent How Would You Have Responded?

April 28, 2015 By · No Comments

Many have seen the video of the mom catching her son taking part in the #BaltimoreRiots by throwing rocks at people/police cars. When she realizes it is her own son hiding behind a ski masks she confronts him, takes it off, begins trying to hit some sense into him and tells him to get his butt home. I’ve seen people both applaud her and shame her for trying to get her son home. (Some say adding violence to the situation) Even the Baltimore police commissioner said he wished more parents would step in and be more like her. So watch the video and comment below.


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