I'm a busy mom who works hard for her kids! Hope you can relate to some of my thoughts!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Monday Blues

Is it possible to have the "Monday Blues" even when you're not working? Today I was so cranky and tired ALL day!! I should have been cleaning and folding laundry to get ready for my surgery on Wednesday, but I just couldn't get my butt moving! Today was also the first official day of my summer break so I should have been ecstatic!
I was feeling okay, tired, but okay before watching "Dear John" this afternoon! What a sad movie!! Can a movie really change your mood that much?
I'm sure hoping tomorrow is a better day!! I need to get my house cleaned before my surgery on Wednesday!! After the surgery I won't be able to walk for at least a week!
Here's to Totally 'Tastic Tuesday (LOL)!!


So I just have to say that I have the BEST baby in the world! She is always just so happy and goes with the flow. Her newest words/phrase is "I love you"! It is the cutest thing in the whole world. How can you possibly love something so much?!?!
She is still not walking yet. She turned 16 months yesterday. She does "cruise" on the furniture and will walk when you hold her hands, she just won't do it by herself, she's lil Miss Independent!

Sunday, May 23, 2010


What consequences can you really give an almost 5 year old? He loves watching Noggin, so that's always the first thing to go, next is going to bed early (which he hates), or we'll say no dessert after dinner. What else is there? We went to dinner with my Brother In Law, his wife and his kids at Sweet Tomatoes tonight, Aiden was awful! He was messing around so much he fell and smacked his face on the bottom of the high chair! I was so embarrassed! He went straight to bed when we went home which led to a huge screaming fit. We've gone through this before, he won't remember it next time. He NEVER listens to us! We tell him things over and over again and he never listens and I never know what an appropriate consequence is!
Parenting and discipline is the hardest thing in the world. No one can ever be prepared for this! Ugh...can't even imagine what's going to happen when Addison is this age, she's such a little princess now!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Worst mom and housewife ever!!

So I've been really slacking on all my duties lately! I'm just so tired all the time. How do other working moms do it?
I feel like I've forgotten to cook and everything else! I used to create a weekly menu, clip coupons, clean the house, cook at least 4-5 times a week, and now I hardly do any of it! :( I feel like such a failure! Thank goodness my hubby isn't working right now, we'd starve and live in filth!
Thank goodness summer is coming up! Maybe I'll relearn how to do it all again!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Helpful Places for Moms

So I'm always looking for sites that are helpful for moms by giving advice, giving recipes and dinner menus, or helping us save money. Here's a list of my favorite places!

www.thekrazycouponlady.com (My favorite!!)

Recipes/Advice, etc.

Prayers Needed!

So my mother in law has been having a very hard time with her health for the past few years. Unfortunately, she developed an infection in her heal sometime ago. It ended up untreated for too long and after 2 surgeries and several rounds of antibiotics she now has to have her foot amputated due to the infection getting into the bone :( All prayers would be helpful during this difficult time and long road ahead. I'm just amazed Ben is holding on as well as he is!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

PROP 100

So everyone knows that I'm a teacher and obviously a supporter of Proposition 100, but I really hope everyone else is too! This TEMPORARY sales tax increase will help education so much in Arizona! I totally agree with the opposition that the government needs to seriously rethink the spending habits, but let's not teach them a lesson while destroying the educational system!! Did you know these facts??
If 100 doesn't pass the following will most likely happen!
K-12 schools - Cut $420 million
Higher education - Cut $100 million
Public Safety - Cut $85 million
13,000 prison inmates will be released
Police and firefighter response time will slow due to the $85 million cut on public safety
20,500 jobs will be lost
Arizona will lose an extra $442.5 million in federal funds

Don't know about you but I really don't want to have 13,000 inmates wandering around Arizona just because the government screwed up the budget!! Please make your voice heard!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


I love Sundays! It's the ONLY day my house is clean! LOL That and we get to just hang out and veg. Usually I feel guilty for not taking Aiden to the park or something during the day, but not today! The weather was awful! What's up with this weather? It's May! I hope it's not this windy all week! The weather is not helping Aiden's cough or cold!

3 more weeks until school is over! Can't wait for the summer so I can spend more time with my kids!! :)

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Kids sure can be amazing sometimes! I took my 4 year old to a carnival tonight and he was so good! He wasn't feel well and told me, "mom, I think I'm done, I'd like to go home." I was so surprised! We even had 6 tickets left! You know a kid isn't feeling well when they willingly leave a carnival with 3 different jumping castles! Hope my poor guy feels better tomorrow!


How do we teach our kids to be grateful for what they have? I'm so afraid that my kids are going to grow up being greedy and ungrateful, especially in this new generation where it seems like kids have everything available at their fingertips! I love my 6th graders, but I am amazed at how greedy and ungrateful some of them can! This past week was a big fundraising week for our Relay for Life team at school. The members of our team had "torture buckets" in our classrooms. Students could bring in monetary donations and when the classed reach certain goals there would be a form of "torture" on the teacher. Well my students met the $75 goal and so I had to dye my hair pink. I used the hairspray dye and the can ran out before I was able to get ALL of my hair pink. Were the kids grateful that I dyed my hair at all? No! It was pink enough! Then they also were able to throw water balloons at me yesterday, were they grateful? No! I mean, come on! I can't remember any of my teachers doing things like that!

Am I being too hard on my students? Are my expectations set too high? I know Aiden is only 4 1/2 but I sure plan to make sure he understands he has to work for what he wants! He may not like it growing up, but he'll sure thank me when he's older!


So I was able to get a pedicure today! I was at a baby shower this morning and realized how UGLY my toes looked, especially compared to all the other women that were there! So I decided it had been too long since having a pedicure.
So I get there and then have to wait 45 minutes until my turn. Why is it that women always have to wait for everything?? Anyway, I sit in the chair and my phone rings. I try to grab my phone and drop it on the floor. I proceed to try to pick it up and almost fell out of the massage chair onto my face! Man! That would have been embarrassing!!
So I'm there TRYING to relax but I'm totally embarrassed and feeling guilty for getting a pedicure when my husband has been at home with the kids all morning. Why is it moms can never do anything for ourselves, and when we do we feel guilty for it? Does that just come with motherhood, instead of a paycheck we get guilt?!?! What's up with that? At least my toes now look pretty!

Watch out world, here I come!

So I'm new to this whole blogging thing. Thought I'd check out what all the hype is about!
Any tips of the trade for me? What should I write about? Who'd want to know my thoughts anyway?
Even no one wants to hear it, I'm going to say it! :)