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SURPRISE!!!

SURPRISE!!!

You know that moment when you think that you are done having kids.  You say no more, we are all done.  And then one day you wake up and SURPRISE! there is another baby on the way.  Yeah, that was my husband and me last August. We kept our little surprise quiet for quite some time, due to m history of complicated pregnancies.  I was considered high risk right away, and had to be followed by a team of doctors….

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When Life Gets In The Way Of Life

When Life Gets In The Way Of Life

We take so many things for granted in our daily lives.  We don’t appreciate things until they are gone.  Simple things like electricity, heat, even our vehicles. After last year, when everything that could go wrong, was going wrong.  It was one bad thing after another, after another.  We have really had enough.  So begins the tale of the past 15 months. November 2013, our landlord informed us that our rent would be increased by $200 on January 1, 2014. …

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How Wal*mart Ruined Christmas 2014

How Wal*mart Ruined Christmas 2014

We were doing our Christmas shopping & purchasing the big gifts for the girls.  We had order  for the teenager.  We purchased a battery operated Volkswagen for the 6-year-old.  We just had one more big gift buy for our preteen. Here is where the problem begins.  My husband goes online to order the Nexus Tablet on December 19th.  Wal-Mart.com declined his card (which had more than enough money on it).  My mom offered to let us use her card.  Her…

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Working Parents & Sick Kids

Working Parents & Sick Kids

I am not a stay at home mom.  I work full-time and my husband worked two full time jobs, just to get us through the holiday season.  We lived 300 miles away from most of our family.  So what do working parents do when their children get sick, daycare is not an option when kids are sick, and there is no family close by to help? When my five-year old at the time was sick.  We were hoping it was…

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Travel

Travel

Who doesn’t love to travel?  We take one family trip a year to Ocean City, MD in September.  My husband and oldest daughter are into going to car shows and one weekend a year there is a major car show down there that we all attend.  It’s not just fun for them, its fun for us all. There is so much to do there.  They have miniature golf, the shops on the boardwalk, and my favorite, the beach.  I love…

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Thoughts From My Teenage Daughter

Thoughts From My Teenage Daughter

“Boy, when you’re dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a god damn cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you’re dead? Nobody.” – The Catcher in The Rye Honestly, this quote makes a lot of sense to me. Mostly…

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Ramblings of a Worn Out Mom

Ramblings of a Worn Out Mom

What am I thinking?  I am thinking that I have no idea what to write about this week.  I have been sitting here, in m living room, lap top open for an hour now, and I am at a loss. I could go on and on about the kids going back to school.  I don’t really want to write about the hottest backpack, clothes, uniforms, shoes, and must haves for this school year.  Those topics have been written about so…

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Guilty!

Guilty!

Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. I am guilty! My lovely, crazy teen sent me this link a few years ago.  “11 Things I Never Do As A Mom,”  and I am guilty! Let’s pick this article apart as it pertains to me. Article: 1) Play with my kids Are you horrified? Flabbergasted? Well, sorry, but it’s the truth. When I had but a mere one and even two children, I played with kids aplenty. All morning, I’d drop whatever chores I had…

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Prepping for a Cat. 5 Hurricane

Prepping for a Cat. 5 Hurricane

How does one prep for a category 5 hurricane with kids?  There hear about it all over the place.   We live in south FL and have been preparing for the storm for a week now. The kids were very scared at first when the weather forecasters said it is a category 5.  We talked about what that means, what destruction it can do.  We had the kids make lists and start packing what means the most to them as…

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Kids, Cars & Pools

Kids, Cars & Pools

Another touchy subject.  I have to wonder… 17 Month Old Found in Pool   I saw this on my local news this evening.  The parents of this poor baby are able to walk around, go to the store, go to work, and continue living as best they can without their little one.   18 Month old Left in Car Parents get arrested and charged for accidentally leaving little kids in cars.  However, parents who neglect to watch their young children…

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