a quiet room
It’s 4:30 and the girls have gone home. Our 3 day weekend has officially started and I’m celebrating by drinking a beer and looking at tumblr while my kids watch Signing Time.
Brian’s on his way home and is bringing fast food.
Most of the time I’m too cheap to buy alcohol or beer but I have a friend who leaves beers in my fridge for me. We have the same love of dark beer and stouts(maybe that’s the same thing). This one is particularly good and there’s a second one for after the kids go to bed.

It’s 4:30 and the girls have gone home. Our 3 day weekend has officially started and I’m celebrating by drinking a beer and looking at tumblr while my kids watch Signing Time.

Brian’s on his way home and is bringing fast food.

Most of the time I’m too cheap to buy alcohol or beer but I have a friend who leaves beers in my fridge for me. We have the same love of dark beer and stouts(maybe that’s the same thing). This one is particularly good and there’s a second one for after the kids go to bed.

mywildloves:

did-you-kno:

Source 

Breakfast of champions.

I read this in a nutrition book recently and it provides me with endless jokes.

mywildloves:

did-you-kno:

Source 

Breakfast of champions.

I read this in a nutrition book recently and it provides me with endless jokes.

This week has not been my favorite. Everyone is grouchy. 

Isaac COVERED the couch in sand so Luke is vacuuming it up for me. 

I’m playing the Brand New pandora station ridiculously loud and angry cleaning the whole house. The kids are mostly dancing so they’re not making any extra mess.

Brian has off tomorrow and for that I am beyond thankful.

This week has not been my favorite. Everyone is grouchy.

Isaac COVERED the couch in sand so Luke is vacuuming it up for me.

I’m playing the Brand New pandora station ridiculously loud and angry cleaning the whole house. The kids are mostly dancing so they’re not making any extra mess.

Brian has off tomorrow and for that I am beyond thankful.

Kinda crafting.

Kinda crafting.

Clearing the table after breakfast/eating everyone’s leftovers.

Clearing the table after breakfast/eating everyone’s leftovers.

I don’t have the heart to tell him that’s not how you spell “sorta”.

I don’t have the heart to tell him that’s not how you spell “sorta”.

dearestpj:

Whenever I see some mom with her nose in the air like, “Why do you complain about parenting! It’s not a job, it’s not challenging, it’s not hard work, it’s a JOY every second! It’s magic! It’s nothing but fluffy pink clouds of cotton candy, lemon drop cupcakes, rose petals, and iridescent rainbow…

Yep, Luke was perfect as a toddler and he still is kinda perfect. He rarely gives us a hard time and is very easy going. He was never a true only child though. I came home from the hospital on a Friday and started nannying full time on Monday for a 4 and 7 year old. 

I feel like even you are a true SAHM to one kid, you’re entitled to rough days or to vent. It’s not healthy to suck it up or pretend like everything is perfect. Parenting is crazy hard and it is ok to admit that.

Saying your day was hard shouldn’t take away from someone else’s job or imply that their life is easier. Everyone has struggles. There’s no way to really compare who’s life is harder and it shouldn’t be about that anyway.

My kids(even the ones that I watch) bring me so much joy but having a day like yesterday where I needed to be so far from Isaac doesn’t take away from that.

wordslikeswords:

itcouldbefate:

pam-aka-mommommom:

I am just genuinely interested. My cousin that is 3.5 months older than Lucas is 37” and weighs 42lbs. To me that seems really heavy. Lucas is 36” and 30lbs. If you have a 2/2.5 year old can you reblog with their height and weight? Or what your child’s…

My daughter turned 2 in February. She was 36 inches and about 28lb. I checked it out on kidshealth.org and it says 37in and 42lb is very overweight, but it depends on the kid. I know people whose kids were more muscular and always measured “overweight” but were very healthy.

Luke has always been really heavy(and tall but still he’s heavy). I guess he’s just built solid, He’s thick and his head is big and he’s got XW(sometimes XXW) feet. He hit 30 pounds at like 6 or 8 months. Right now he’s 60 pounds and 5. 

The WIC people have told me a hundred times that he needs to loose weight but he honestly is at a healthy weight for him. He only drinks milk and water(mainly water) and snacks on apples. He’s also active and plays outside a lot. 

Things I’ve spilt today: nutritional yeast, raw egg, greek yogurt and applesauce.

Luke spilled water all over his school booth.

Maggie peed on a fabric chair and the floor.

I’m over cleaning up messes and the fact that I’m making most of them.

tasteslikeburning:

That stupid job interview video for the most difficult job in the world is the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen and exemplifies everything I hate about modern day mothers.
Motherhood is not a job. Parenting is challenging, yes, but it’s not this horribly difficult job. Degrees in medicine and…

I liked it BUT I also thought it was extreme. Some days do feel like I haven’t sat or slept in days but 90% of the time I enjoy being a mom and don’t feel burdened or insanely exhausted. Parenting is HARD but so are tons of other jobs.

I still cried thinking of how much my mom and grandma have done for me and how much I love my kids but I’m also a sap.

Made my first vitacost order. How is it so cheap? And free shipping!

Yesterday was so rainy. Today it’s in the low 50’s so we’re stuck inside. These kids can’t take the cold. Yes, I know in most areas, 50 isn’t cold but we live in Fl and that’s freezing.

The kids are going nuts and being so loud. We need trampolines or an indoor jungle gym.

mothertoaprincess:

For a while now I have been thinking of switching over to use cloth wipes but I just never got to it. I want to make my cloth diaper routine no hassle in case anyone else has to watch her. I hate having to throw away my wipes, it would be much easier to just use cloth…

I kept wipe solution in a spray bottle. It was mainly water and then a small amount of baby shampoo(organic, no perfumes) and a couple drops of tea tree oil. I’d usually spray it right on my kids or on the wipe.

I had originally bought bumGenius spray(I think) but it was too strong and I had to half it with water. Then I re-used those bottles for 5 years. I tried to look up the solution online but I couldn’t find it but I bought it like 6 years ago when I was pregnant with Luke so they probably changed packaging or something. Anyway, the bottles were great and lasted forever but the solution was too strong.

All aboard!

myangeljames said: Do you drink that just because or does it have health benefits?

I drink water with raw apple cider vinegar, lemon, cayenne pepper and ginger every day for my immune system and energy and because it’s so delicious. I sweeten it with organic stevia extract or sometimes put in the blender with some frozen berries. 

A couple months ago when everyone in my house got a nasty stomach and Isaac puked in my mouth. Like real toddler puke IN MY MOUTH*. I had started drinking that this drink as soon as Luke got sick and I credit it for being the reason that I didn’t get it. Any other time, I have always caught whatever bug the kids have.

Supposedly it’s good for weight loss and your skin but I haven’t noticed either of those things. I just feel less sickly and have more energy.

*It’s hard to control where a toddler pukes, especially when they’re puking a lot. A couple times we had to force him to stay in the tub where he would just throw up repeatedly then we’d wash him off. I put towel all over the furniture and hoped for the best. He projectile puked in my mouth while I was trying to hold a towel up to stop him from puking on the carpet. It was the worst. I had a puddle of puke in my mouth and was trying to catch the rest of his puke in a towel and not swallow what was in my mouth. Parenting is not for the faint of heart.