Sunday, September 25, 2016

Fall Activities

Even though it doesn't seem like it in Florida fall is coming.  These are some activities that we enjoy in Central Florida this time of year.

1.  Bake an apple pie
2.  Enjoy everything that is pumpkin
3.  Make S'mores
4.  Go to a Pumpkin Patch and Maze-  We go to Long & Scott's Farm

5.  Go on a hayride
6.  Carve a Pumpkin
7.  Jump into a pile of leaves
8.  Eat a caramel apple
9.  Drink cider
10. Build a scarecrow

Hope you are able to enjoy some fall activities this year.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Am I Making A Difference?

As moms we worry about a lot of things.  Are our kids eating enough?  Learning quickly enough?  Keeping up with other kids? (that's a big one).  The questions can be endless.  The second guessing we as parents put ourselves through can be pretty torturous.   After all none of us are expert parents and learning kind of as we go.

In the parenting game, I often wonder if I am making a difference in my child's life with my lessons in moral character and attitudes.  I constantly feel as if I am trying to instill things in them but are they really getting it or are they listening to me at all sometimes.  Then when you feel like your child never listens to you they go and surprise you with something that floors you with their maturity and insight.  Then you think, maybe I am not doing so bad after all at this parenting thing.

What are some ways your child have showed you in an unexpected way that they are listening to you?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


With the start of the new school year comes the new year of activities available to your child.  My boy has been in Karate for a few years and really enjoys it.  He also started Cub Scouts last year and even though he was the only kid in his group and grade he stuck it out.  Fortunately this year there are a lot more kids in his group to experience it with.   Surprisingly, my non sports boy decided last year that he wanted to take up soccer.  I told him we had to wait for the new season to start to sign up and I also wanted to give him time to change his mind if it was a fleeting request.  When the new season was about to begin he asked again about soccer so we signed him up.  Now my 8 year old has Karate, Cub Scouts, and Soccer to attend and I am feeling very busy and quite possibly a little overwhelmed. When I add all this activities to all the things I am participating in, it is a extremely packed schedule.  It makes me think how am I going to integrate my 4 year old's interests into our schedule as well?  Hopefully they will have some of the same interests.  At least I won't be hearing the dreaded "I'm Bored" anytime soon.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Baby Items Giveaway

I have been frequenting some local Mommy conferences in my area and have amassed a collection of baby products.  So I am doing a giveaway for all of these items to one lucky winner.  The prize has the following items:
-Evenflo Advanced Milk Storage Adapters
-Pink Munchkin Basket
- Aleva Naturals Pacifier & Toy Wipes
- Aleva Naturals Tooth & Gum Wipes
- Aleva Naturals Hand & Face Wipes
- Sage Spoonfuls Container
- Mam Anti Colic Bottle 4.5 oz
-Phillips Avent Bottle
- Fresh Wave Odor Removing Spray
- Kinde Breast Milk Collection and Storage Kit
- Bans UV Bucket Hat
- Maya & Max Hat

a Rafflecopter giveaway

***This giveaway is not sponsored by any of the product brands listed in the giveaway.  Winner has one week to claim their prize through with valid address.  Winner will be randomly chosen by Rafflecopter.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Update of My Life with 3 Kids

Our family dynamic has been pretty hectic lately.  We are less than a month into the school year and I feel, maybe naively, that we have some semblance of a schedule in place.  Fortunately, the wake ups have gotten easier and less painful to endure.  Homework, although it is not looked forward to, is greeted with a more positive attitude than in past.  Inwardly though I am probably the one most in need of an attitude improvement.  Juggling an 8 year old with at least an hour of homework requirements and keeping him focused is challenging.  My 4 year old who is a preschooler has been receiving homework as well so getting him into a positive groove is definitely a priority.  My school days are pretty hectic with drop-offs and pick ups.  My 10 month old has been going with the flow thankfully not that she has any choice in the matter.  Finding the time to take care of everyones needs exactly when the have them is my biggest challenge.