As I'm brushing Tutz's hair the other morning, I could tell she was deep in thought about something. I watched her poke at her cereal with her spoon as she pondered over what must have been a very consuming thought. After a bit, while still looking down, she said to me in her sad, concerned… Continue reading Confession of a 5 year old
For any of us that are raising children of divorced or separated parents, we all know that horrible feeling when you hear your little one crying in their bedroom because they miss their mom or dad. Tonight about a half hour after tucking Tutz in, I hear her crying to herself in her bedroom. She… Continue reading When she misses her “real” mom
I started forcing down ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) about 6 months ago every morning before work, I had originally tried drinking it with honey and pineapple juice, this was just not for me! Instead I prepare 2 tbs of ACV with apple juice and a dash of cinnamon. Now I actually enjoy it instead of… Continue reading Drink this every morning
If you are like me and hate shopping, or simply don't have time for it, you probably do most of your shopping online for the convenience. Well how would you like to also GET PAID FOR SHOPPING??! When I learned about Ebates I thought for sure it was a scam, then I tried it and… Continue reading Paid to shop? Yes please..
Lets be real here, what parent actually sits down to relax and enjoy a nice calm, quiet and wholesome breakfast before work in the morning. For those of you that have figured out how to master this, well my hats off to you. However, if your mornings are more like mine, a typical morning in… Continue reading 5 minutes of prep for “smoother” weekday mornings
I was raised without my birth mother, so it seems ironic to me that I am now the "non-biological-mother." I now get to hear those horrible four words that I threw around so carelessly as a teenager: "you're not my mother." My birth mother died when I was a baby, which is something I grew… Continue reading Explaining step-parents and loss to a 5 year old
Every parent knows that familiar sound. The one that wakes you up from a dead sleep at night. The sound of little pattering feet in the hallway and your bedroom door creaking open....she's awake. On good nights maybe it'd be once or twice a night. However, on those extra special nights, it'd be on the… Continue reading How I got my 5 year old to finally sleep in her bed all night!