at home mom, Intro into our family, Uncategorized

This One’s for My Mom

Screenshot_20170513-080555.jpgMy mother has been my best friend for as long as I can remember. She held me when I was little and called me her “sweetheart”, dressed me up in poufy dresses and frilly socks, took me dance lessons and recitals, added to my collections of Barbie dolls and Precious Moments figurines. She baked cookies for Santa with me and took me to school carnivals. She sang with me in the car, took me to see my first concert, taught me to love Garth Brooks and George Straight. She helped me through my first breakup….Though all of my break ups. She stood up for me anytime I was bullied, taught me to stand up for others, and made multiple trips to my school to defend me from dress code violations (yes, there was glitter on my pants and no, I still don’t tuck my shirt in or wear a belt). She taught me that black is our best color, we can gradually go blonde by consistently adding highlights to our hair, and we don’t have to dress provocatively to be noticed or to fit in. She knows when I’ve been crying, just from my “hello” on the phone. She has always allowed me to tell her anything and she’s never judged me for my poor decisions. Anytime I call, she answers. Anytime I need help, she offers. She’s my rock in the toughest times and I love her so so much!

Mom, I just want to say thank you for 30 years of exceptional motherhood. I am so ridiculously lucky to have you! You are my rock and I would be nothing without you. Thank you for being a smart, strong, hard working, and beautiful example of what a woman should be. I can only hope that I can be as good of an example to my kids as you have been for me. I love you with all of my heart! Happy Mother’s Day!

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Uncategorized

Back in Action

Sorry for being away for so long. The struggles of life tend to weigh me down at times and I find it hard to continue to write during these times. I want to get back into a routine of writing at least weekly for you.
Ok, now that I’ve gotten that out of the way it’s time for some exciting content!
I don’t know how you all do birthdays for your kids on the spectrum. But I do know that it can be a challenging affair since a lot of kids on the spectrum have a hard time making friends and may even have a hard time with all of the chaos that comes along with having a party. For this reason, many ASD kids don’t get the same appreciation that other typical kids would have on their birthdays. Recently I found a Facebook page called Project A Birthday To Remember. If you want to find it just search the name on Facebook. Once you like the page you see posts from them on your timeline. This page gives you names, pictures, and info for kids on the spectrum so that you can send them birthday cards or presents. I sent a couple of cheap gifts directly from Amazon recently and can I just say that it made me feel so joyful to be able to give directly to a child on the spectrum. They will never know who I am or even be able to thank me but I know they will get something they like ( and we know how hard it is to find things out ASD kids will like) for their birthday and can know that someone out there is wishing them a happy birthday. I highly encourage you to join the page and send a birthday card at least. It’s good for the soul!
Sorry so short today, I’m just getting warmed back up! As always comments and shares are greatly appreciated.

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at home mom, weightloss

Losing weight sucks!!!!!

Happy Monday morning! I noticed yesterday that I have earned my first 2 followers!!!!! Yay! Thanks so much y’all. I am glad what I have to say is worth reading.
  Ok, quick update from yesterday, i cleaned 80% of the day and my house now looks about 25% better than it did. 😳 I was starting to get discouraged yesterday afternoon when I looked around and saw that my house actually looked worse than when I started. Then, as if it was sent as a meesage for me, the song “Do Everything” by Steven Curtis Chapman came on the radio. For those of you who may not be familiar with this song, here is a link (Do Everything). The lyrics start of by describing a mom that does basically the same things I do “picking up socks, sweeping up lost cheerios that got away” it goes on to say “I know you wonder sometimes does it matter at all? Let me remind you it all matters just as long as you do everything you do to the glory of the one who made you.” Well let me just go ahead and tell you, God uses my connection to music to speak to me. Not like crazy I can hear God’s voice speak to me. But I do believe he puts messages out there for us. He knew I needed encouragement and there it was! I was able to finish what I was doing and if I can keep my kids out of there all day I might even be able to keep my bedroom clean. There’s no hope for the kitchen though I’m afraid. With all of these kids about to get up and get ready for school it will once again be trashed before 9AM even rolls around.  Oh well, that’s the life of an at home mom. I work all day and it looks like I did nothing.
   Speaking of working all day though…..You would think being on my feet cleaning all day would add up to some major calorie burn right? WRONG! I didn’t even hit my 10k a day step goal on my fitbit. Also frustrating, I told you yesterday I was going to master cleanse for the next 3 days in hopes of losing these last 3lbs by Wednesday so I can win my dietbet. Well I was killing it until dinner time. My husband decided to bring home KFC though. How many times a day can you tell yourself “no you can’t have that” before you give in? I swear, being addicted to food is like having someone wave a bag of cocaine in your face all day everyday. It’s SO hard to say no! I generally walk during the week on a walking trail for about 3 miles a day as my main form of excersize. For the last week or so it had been super cold and rainy and there is no way I am taking my kiddos out in that kind of weather just to sit in a stroller for 45 minutes. So, I haven’t been burning the necessary calories. I cleaned almost all day yesterday and only ate real food once and according to my fitbit (and the scale) I still didn’t burn enough calories to lose any weight :evil:😤👿! So, now I have 3 days if you count today and my weigh in day to lose about 3lbs. It is in fact still freezing outside but if it doesnt rain I am still going to strap the baby (he’s almost 3) in the stroller and hit the road! Im working on training to jog a 5k with the iphone couch25k app and hopefully i can complete a workout today. Well wish me luck!! If you have any advice on how I might be able to drop those stubborn lbs in the next few day please leave me a comment and remember today God has given you a message too through reading this blog post….”It ALL matters just as long as you do everything you do to the glory of the one who made you!” Watch the video and get this song stuck in your head too. You won’t regret it!

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