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M.O.M. Brain

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and I’m alone in the house to clean and get some work done, while my family enjoys a day at Knott’s Berry Farm during their annual Salute to the Military. So I’ve got the music playing (I love it when Rod Stewart sings to me while I clean!) and I [...]

Lovin’ Summer!

There’s no denying what time of year it is around here.  We’re packing everyday with fun and friends.  Our schedule is completely out the window and I keep forgetting what day of the week it is.  I’m so used to being on a tight schedule during the school year that I always know just what [...]

Whoo Hoo! Back from the Rod Stewart Experience!

It’s been a long and tiring day, but it was worth every minute! We got the house and kids in order and the sitter came in the afternoon. Once the kiddos were on their way to the beach with the sitter (God bless her for taking them out!), Maggie and I hit the road. We [...]

It’s Here!

So…..if you’ve been following the blog, you might have gotten the idea that I’m a Rod Stewart fan and that I just might be looking forward to going to his concert. Yep (giggling)! I guess I’m so excited because I just never get to do this kind of thing. My sister, Maggie, has been staying [...]

Check THIS Out!

So…..my favorite vidcaster…Chassy Cat (Wonderwoman AND Technogenius) was asking for videos awhile back and though I thought of obvious things to submit (you know, singing, dancing and the like), what I actually came up with was an idea on how to use her “One Click Server” idea to help deployed service members and their families [...]

Grocery Shopping

Today was shopping day. I HATE shopping day! The job is so huge and takes up so much time! There’s GOT to be a better method for grocery shopping. Think about how many times we touch our groceries before we actually use them; 1. Take them off the shelf and put them into the basket [...]

Biking!

Since summer started and my older kids came home, I’ve been trying REALLY hard to listen to their ideas and put them into play. The other day, Kateri suggested we have a beach day and let the kiddos run wild and enjoy the sand and water. We did it and it was (of course) a [...]

Getting Back on Track

Well, it’s been a couple of crazy weeks, as you know, but I am pulling it together and getting back in the groove. It’s amazing how easily things can fall apart when you walk away from the routine. I’ve stopped writing the morning memo and the daily schedule and have been winging it (you know, [...]

~Sigh~ Remembering to be Flexible

It was only days ago that I was telling us all to be flexible and enjoy the days as they come. Today, I am trying to take my own advice. This has been a challenging week and a few bumps were put in my path. So, I’m trying to take a deep breath and remember [...]

Doing the Dance of the Children!

Here is a good example of this dance I do; This morning I took Arianna and Tristan to the dentist for extractions and fillings (yuck!). While I was there, my sister called and I could hear Gabi and Luke-Xavier crying in the background. Gabi had gotten her knee stuck in the rungs of one of [...]

Mommy of Many Loves-THE OCEAN!

After a long and tiring day, where I was bitten by the “must clean and organize” bug, I decided to unwind and go down to the beach. I hardly EVER do this, which is ridiculous! We live SO close to the beach and I always find a reason not to go. I think I’m afraid [...]

Mommy of Many Show #35: Learning Lessons #7-Be Flexible

This week’s show is sponsored by Aveeno Baby! I learned a valuable lesson this week! I often get so locked into the plan of the day that I can’t enjoy a nice surprise or change of plans. When I realized that I had forgotten to write down plans with one of my sisters I had [...]

Mommy of Many is Running Behind! (and a little *wish*)

Wow! Time has really gotten away from me this week! It was the first week of summer and I had set it aside to plow through the paperwork that’s built up over the last couple of months (yes, months!) and to try to catch up on the laundry (“try” being the operative word, here). Well, [...]