New Year 2020

New Year 2020

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all the best in 2020.

Everyone’s talking about their goals for the new year. I’m not sure what mine are.

Well, besides making sure the kids eat, get to soccer practice and games on time. They should probably get to school on time too. Hmm…

I should probably try to get to work on time too. Ya, that’s a good one.

Staying organized. Being positive. Finally get that business up and running. Get some writing done…

Nope, I have no goals for this year.

Family is…

Family is…

Family is…

eating together

listening to each other

arguments and making up

silly moments

laughing until you can’t breathe

silent treatment

hugs without question

being there

drying each other’s tears

loving each other even when its hard

Kids, Vacation, Relaxation…?

Kids, Vacation, Relaxation…?

Traveling with children.

It’s always a bit stressful, even when they’re no longer toddlers. You still worry that they have everything they might need. Trying not to over pack or overthink it all. For me, its always a struggle. Then the moment of dismay when you realize you’ve forgotten something “essential”.

Sigh…

The Soccer Diva will be 13 next year. I told her she’s doing all her own packing next time. She looked at me like I was crazy. Baby girl still has a way to go. But they did pack their own carry on bag, so we’re half way there…?

Now if they could pay for their own plane tickets…

Summer Vacation for Parents

Summer Vacation for Parents

Baby Girl asked me the other day why parents don’t get Summer vacation too.

I thought it was a valid question.

Who’s idea was it to make the Summer mandatory working months?

Have you no heart?

I could be home every day with the kids, spending money…on the kids

Breaking up fights and cleaning up the mess that they make and refuse to clean themselves

Hearing “Mom…” every five minutes of every day…

Ooohhh…now I get it.

Summer 2019-Wk 1

Summer 2019-Wk 1

The first week of Summer break is now behind us. I was able to work from home this week. My husband thinks that this should be said with air quotes as if I do no work. I wish he was right. Baby Girl thought staying home with mom was going to be filled with amazing adventures. Instead it was filled with “Just give Mommy 20 more minutes, ” and “We need to hurry, because I have to get back to work “. I could see it happening but I still needed to get my work done. There were also 2 visits to the walk in clinic for both girls. There were errands to run that I never have time to do.

So today, I promised her that we would go to the splash pad. After 2 hours sitting in the walk in clinic and rushing home to check emails and trying to figure out lunch or at least a snack until lunch…we finally made it to the splash pad. There was the promise of a thunderstorm but we made it home just in time.

It was a bit tricky at times and there were moments of frustration, but the week turned out fairly well. Wish I could CD work from home more often.

But that was only week one. I could be delirious due to the amazing weather…

Mother’s Day 2019

Mother’s Day 2019

Hope you mamas all had a beautiful Mother’s day.

Mine was quite nice.

It started off with a few pouts and some arguing…

No, it wasn’t me this time!

But my girls pulled it together and we grabbed Nana and had a nice brunch after church.

The hubby made a lovely dinner and a good time was had by all.

Seriously…

Who do I have to pay to change every day to Mother’s day?