Fat Be Gone…For Good!

nofatSo, a while ago I promised all of you I would keep you up to date with my weight loss battle.  But I didn’t.  I didn’t continue posting, and I also didn’t lose another pound.  Not. One. More. Pound.  BUT.  And here’s the important part: I am going to lose this fat.  I have changed my mindset.  I am not worried about the scale, I am more concerned with the fat surrounding my middle, top, and bottom.  I have a plan…and I would love if you guys would all come along with me. Continue reading

Play Group Isn’t Just for Your Kid

Our two Princesses playing dress up at Second Sunday

Our two Princesses playing dress up at Second Sunday

For a while now, our family has been part of a play group that is for our kids with special needs and their siblings.  We’ve been going for about 8 months or so.  It’s always on the second Sunday of the month, thus our name: Second Sunday Play Group.  It is this group that is always there for us, and we for them.  It is this group of folks who have made us realize that you can’t bury your head in the sand and hope all of your kids’ issues will just go away.  And it is this group that has shown us that no matter what, there is always something for which to be thankful. Continue reading

Mama Needs a Brand New Bag!

Gosh darn it, mamas, something’s gotta give around here!  I’ve dipped into some sort of funk.  I’m pretty sure my yoga pants rolled their eyes at me when I put them on (yet again) and didn’t do any yoga (yet again) last week.  I’m not doing a very good job of taking care of myself right now.  We’re eating out too much. I’m not exercising nearly enough and, frankly, I’ve let myself go.   Continue reading

It’s Okay, Mommy Brought the Magic

How to turn this face

 

into THIS face!

As most of you know by now, I have 4 kids and three of them have special needs.  We see LOTS of doctors in several different locations.  We’ve been seeing lots of doctors for lots of years.  Add to this that my children have lots of anxiety and lots of sensory issues and, as you might guess, I’ve endured lots of headaches from watching my babies suffer lots of meltdowns.  Luckily, through lots and lots of trial and error, I have found some things that really help all of my children get through doctors appointments with far less stress (a lot.)   Continue reading

Tell Us Your Go To Recipe

It’s “Tell Us Tuesday” so I thought I’d share one of my favorite recipes.  Now, I have been working (with mixed results) to move my family toward eating “clean” but this recipe is not clean, I admit.  However, it contains no fat or oil, it makes a good amount, it’s delicious and it’s cheap.  This is the recipe I pull out when the PTA calls on Wednesday afternoon and says, “We’re throwing a teacher brunch tomorrow and we’re short of volunteers.  We need 30 of something in the morning.”  (Please tell me how I got on the PTA’s “Oh shit” list?) Continue reading

Stolen Mama Moments

It’s finally quiet.  Your children are napping or have been sent off to school.  Your husband is at work.  OR, you’re in the car on your way to work.  Really, it’s the best part of the day for you. YOU ARE ALONE!   Grab a cup of coffee and get ready to relax.  What works for you may not work for everyone, but whatever you do to relax, get on with it, Sister!  Your time is limited! Continue reading

The Little Product That Changed My Life

I have a child that doesn’t sleep.  I mean seriously, he doesn’t sleep well at all!!! Newborn, colicky infants have nothing on my sweet boy.  His sleep disturbance is part of his disability.  His body doesn’t know how to wind down and if he sleeps even a few minutes and wakes up, his brain tells him he’s slept already and it’s time to get up.   Yes, he takes medication to help because, otherwise, he’d be suffering physical effects from exhaustion, however, we still needed help.  You see, when he wakes up at night, he is prone to getting up and wreaking havoc. Continue reading