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Kids on Their Best Behavior

Kids are a funny bunch! This morning, on the way to church, the older kids were REALLY giving each other a hard time. The bickering and picking was almost unbearable. Then we got to church and everyone pulled it together and attended mass the way they each know how to. Then, back to the van [...]

A Good Start to the Day

For the last 2 weeks my schedule has been thrown off because we had Kateri home and really wanted to be able to do things with her and take advantage of having her here before she left for her year-long adventure. So, that meant I didn’t go to the Y or get any “real” work-outs [...]

You’ve Gotta Play When the Spirit Says Play!

It’s a BEAUTIFUL day in So. Cal! I had a busy day planned with two dentist appointments and then LOTS of packing and cleaning since the house is being remodeled starting on Friday. After I got the kids to the dentist, I realized that the sunshine was calling my name and that I couldn’t resist [...]

Clay’s Farewell Party

As you know, we are preparing for Clay’s next deployment and it’s just around the corner in May.  With the help of some great friends who offered their house and yard and the many great people who came to help say, “See you next year”, we had a great party!   Thank you to everyone [...]

Shecky’s Girls Night Out, San Diego! Let’s Go!

I recently found out about the Shecky’s Girls Night Out event that’s coming to San Diego and wanted to share it with you!  Check out the link to see what a great event this is going to be!  Not only am I going, but I get to share the fun with all of you!  I [...]

Mommy of Many Morning Short

A morning exchange with Max Max-Mom, you’re a millionaire.  Millionaire Mom. Me-Wow Max!  I like the sound of that! Max-It’s cuz that’s what we should pay you for all you do.  Millionaire Mom!  Millionaire Mom! Me-Thanks Max!  I feel like a Millionaire Mom.   What a great way to start the day! I hope you [...]

An Evening at Chuck E Cheese and some words from Daddy of Many

This evening we took the kids to an event, put on by the Family Readiness Group (FRG), that was at our local Chuck E. Cheese.  The kids had a great time and being a week night, the place was almost empty.  We used to take the older kids to Chuck E. Cheese every once in [...]

Mommy of Many-Quick Cleaning Tip

  The Spring Cleaning Bug bit me today and I’ve been scrubbing the kitchen like it hasn’t been scrubbed in…….oh, let’s see…..a year!  But all this cleaning and scrubbing brought me to a moment of wanting to share a quick reminder about cleaning. When cleaning, start at the top and move down.  Geesh!  This is [...]

Something Beautiful

Sometimes I have to take a minute to remind myself of the beauty all around me.  Today I opened the sunroof and drove to the water.  There’s nothing like the smell of the ocean and the feeling of it’s breezes!  Taking just a few moments to revel in something that makes me so happy and [...]

Mommy of Many Show #58: Recovery

It’s been much too long since I was able to TALK about what’s happening around here!  Recovery has taken more of a toll on me than I thought it would, but I’ve been listening to the cues my body has sent me and I’m feeling more “normal” and able to jump back into the routine [...]

A Few Words For the Ladies

The other night I was with a group of great ladies and we were chit chatting about life.  We got on the subject of organizing our houses and how we like things done and how our husbands are often times clueless about where things go or how we like things put away, folded, organized, etc. [...]

Let’s Talk Coffee!

If you know me or have followed this blog then you are sure to know that I am pretty much hooked up to a coffee IV drip.  Yes, I’ve given it up during each pregnancy, but only to welcome my first post-delivery meal with a steaming cup o’ joe.  While I was in bed for [...]

Doing the Dance….Someone Slow the Music Down!

I am on day 2 of being back to my “normal” routine.  Yesterday, I woke up to my 4:15 am alarm and got going.  I made the coffee and came to the computer and sat for a few minutes, trying to remember what it was that I did every morning for an hour and a [...]

My First Big Day Out and What a Great Reason!

Well, yesterday was a test of what I could do.   It was my first time back to church with the family and then we had a baptism and luncheon afterward.  I hadn’t done hair and make-up in 3 weeks!  Getting back to our parish with my family was great!  It’s a small parish and [...]

My Grand Epiphany!

I knew that all of this lying in bed had a purpose and it’s now become crystal clear! With all the time my mind has had to roam and “free-think” I was bound to stumble upon some sort of amazing conclusion! Today I realized that the term “hood” stems from the word “neighborhood”.  Good thing [...]