A little something-something on the side.

ribbon, mom of the year award, 1st place

I have this imaginary game I play with myself called Mom of the Year and every time I do something I know will ‘wow’ the kids I give myself some imaginary ‘points’ and this gets me excited!  I love that the only person I am competing with is myself.

This will give me points even after they’ve left home!

I came across a web site with these fantastic recipes for convenient meals that you can prepare on the weekend.   Weekdays you grab a meal out of the fridge or freezer and throw it all in the crock pot.   It takes the worry and stress out of a parents concern on whether your family will be eating healthy meals at night especially with the many unforeseen time hampers during the busy workweek like unexpected stops at the wine store.

To check out the awesome crock pot recipes and bag prep visit Mommy’s Fabulous Finds

Since I currently stay home I don’t have much of an issue with this.

What it did get me thinking about is my many teenagers that are soon to embark on moving on with their lives *tear* and attending college and university (some of them will stay close’ish’ to home – an hour or 2 car ride away but still wanting the ‘full college experience’ aka freedom, aka dorm, aka big bucks *tear*) Continue reading

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Root Beer or Beer, whichever Dad prefers, Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Well, Father’s Day is slowly approaching us.  The day my Mr. gets to sleep in until all hours of the day and have a day all about him.  He deserves it!

I have a great idea (well, I think it’s great) for a Father’s Day gift at the end of this post.

My Mr. is such a fantastic Father.  He is loving and patient, attentive and invested.  His children are his priority and I find that oh, so sexy.  Nothing like a man with kids hanging off him (preferably your own) to make your heart swoon.

Here is Alex with our teen girls, they attacked him with water (I orchestrated it…mwhahha) but it back fired when they all took aim on me (who cried, no no I have my phone…it didn’t work)
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*family fun after the little’s have gone to bed* Continue reading