Monday, August 30, 2010

MckLinky Monday -Routine Changes?

Today on the RHOK - They would like to know -Now that school has started -Has your routine changed?
Yep! Yep! - Like Mrs. Nesbitt I do love my sleep it's so nice during the summer to occasionally get to sleep until 7or 8am However now that school has started I must get up at the latest by 6:05am - and I do take that extra 5mins -often ;) It is hard since I'm not the best at going to bed early -I still stay up sometimes til 11pm or so. Luckily my husband is here to drag me out of bed and while I'm showering he's helping get the kids breakfast-etc. Then he has to leave for work. Then I get ready enough and take my daughter to the bus stop by 7am (We're pretty good at the tag team thing ;)
Once my daughter is off to school - my son and I come back home - I finish getting ready like getting other clothes on besides my "house clothes", get my son's lunch ready, and make sure everything is in order to take my son to school. Once I get him into class -I come back home. Now that it's the 1st time I've had both kids at school -It is a different routine -I haven't figured out any particular routine for my "me" time - I do usually do some blogging,or work on an Examiner article, do some cleaning,- I try to be productive -But, admit I do watch some TV and so far tried to fit in a movie once -I was almost done watching a movie when my Gma stopped by the other day (Which reminds me I do need to type up some stuff for her) - There's always unexpected things that come up -The other day I got a call that I won a prize and went to go pick that up -It's nice being able to run errands by myself. Some people might think that I have a lot of time to "do nothing"- But, not really - if I eat lunch at about 11-12pm then I have a couple of hours before and after lunch- basically. And I'm sure I'll get more involved with the PTA -I was just asking the PTA VP who's kid is in my son's class what all they need help with -and she said she'd get back to me-So, we'll see. And as much as I love sleep -So, far I haven't fit in a nap -Maybe 1 of these days. Today I have a Dr's checkup -it's nice to be able to go the Dr. without having to have my husband get off work and watch the kids.
So, as you can see depends on the day -But,there are routine changes - And I'm expecting some more as we figure out extra curricular activities -etc.
So, how about you? Be sure to link up on MckLinky Monday's at the RHOK

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Back to school

Well, the kids have been back to school for about a week now -Here goes the back to school story...
Of course a few days before school started we got prepared -Got my daughter's schedule and met my son's teacher-etc.
On the 1st day of school we all got up early-my husband even stayed home to make sure things went smoothly. We got my daughter off to the bus -on time and everything-which is pretty early- 7am! Went back home packed my son's lunch and waited until it was time to take him to school. We took him into class for his very 1st day of school! He seemed a bit nervous but, excited -we stayed just a few minutes -as we (me and hubby) were leaving I noticed my son had that look he gets when he wants to cry but, is trying really hard not to. I held it together- it did make me a bit emotional though. Once we got home we left a message for the pediatrician that per the school cafeteria-etc. we need a Dr's note to confirm my son is allergic to milk and will need to drink juice instead. After hanging around the house for awhile we went out to eat lunch -(a somewhat belated birthday outing for me ;) After lunch - since we were right by the pediatrician's we decided to pop in and see if they had the Dr's note ready -we got that and also stopped by the store. We came back home and it seemed not too much longer it was about time to pick my daughter up from the bus stop...
Which we were really wondering what time that would be-since they couldn't give us an exact drop off time -We figured anytime between 2:30 -3pm -Hopefully closer to 2:30 because I would have to leave to pickup my son about 3pm. We got to the bus stop about 2:35pm we waited,and waited -No sign of the bus -When we got there we did notice some kids were walking home but, weren't sure if they were from the same bus as my daughter's and we did not see my daughter anywhere - I was getting quite nervous as it got closer and closer to 3pm .... I finally noticed that I had a missed call on my phone- there was no message though -I tried to call the # back but, it was busy -My husband also tried the # -we realized it was my daughter's school - & it was almost 3pm! We figured she must've missed the bus -we then decided my husband would get his car and pick her up -while I went and picked up my son- and we would also keep trying to call & get through to the school for sure. I was actually a little early to get my son -so, I called my daughter's school -they said she is there and that her dad already called and is picking her up -Whew! We all got back home - I found out my daughter was confused -she thought someone would pick her up at school -we did talk about that possibly depending if the bus dropped off late like 3pm or later -But, I thought we all knew we were going to see how the bus went 1st. We also heard how my son's 1st day went - he likes his teacher and everything. All in all- we survived the 1st day of school!

Now we're getting pretty much used to the routine -we've learned my daughter's bus does drop off early enough to get her and then go get my son. We've also been to my daughter's open house and met her teachers. One of the main problems now is my son -the last couple of days he gets upset before school -starting to cry;saying he doesn't want to go to school (which make me emotional) -But, when I pick him up he's fine and is excited to tell me about his day. I've tried to figure out why he doesn't want to go to school -Sometime's he says he misses sissy,sometimes he says he doesn't like the food (so far we've packed his lunch- except 1 day),1 time he said a kid was mean to him,sometimes he just says he wants to stay home -I'm really not sure?? - I try to tell him that sissy goes to school just like him -so, he wouldn't see her until school is over. I've also had a talk with his teacher -she assures me he is doing fine and just remind him that if someone is mean to let her know - We're thinking he just has before school nervousness ?? I know he likes his teacher,he has fun, he does have some friends - Just today there was a kid walking in front of us and he said it was his friend - they waved at each other - So, when he started pulling away from the school/class -I tried to coax him by saying -let's go see your friend! - Sometimes that's all we need -a glimmer of hope - Just trying to hang onto that- Oy- The Mom Mayhem!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wordless Wednesday -Back to school

Yep -Back to school is in full swing! Still not exactly sure how I feel about all this. Stay tuned for an upcoming more in depth post about -Back to school ...

Monday, August 23, 2010

MckLinky Monday - 2 Truths and a lie

Today on the RHOK they are playing a fun game - 2 truths and a lie about yourself -Here goes mine:

I once ... was a telemarketer
I once ... called Mrs. Cleo for a psychic reading
I once ... won a $1,000 shopping spree to the mall

So, can you guess which ones are the truth and which one is a lie? I'll give the answer in the comments in awhile -But, I'd like to see some guesses first ;)

And don't forget to join in the MckLinky Monday fun on the RHOK !

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wordless Wednesday -End of Summer

Well, our summer is officially coming to an end - We did some traditional Summer fun things like swimming and eating sno cones, we had a couple of birthdays (my daughter's and mine :), we went on the road -sometimes little trips in town like to the splashpad;sometimes road trips out of town to my family's cabin or visiting the in-law's. But, now it's back to school time!

Happy Wordless Wednesday! P.S. -I know I'm horrible at staying "wordless" even on WW ;)

Monday, August 16, 2010

MckLinky Monday - What do you write about?

Today on the RHOK - Mrs McGillicutty is just getting back from BlogHer '10 in NYC and there was posed the question -What do you write about? Apparently you're supposed to have a concise shpill called an elevator pitch - Interesting! - 1st time I've heard of that. And that is the MckLinky Monday question - What do I write about? ...
It's funny because I never thought I'd have a blog -I've always enjoyed writing -it can be fun and cathartic. After being a Stay at home mom for awhile -I did start this blog though.
And at the time I didn't really know that I would join so many in the "Mommy blog" thing -That's the general category I tell people- Mommy Blog. But, I guess if I had come up with an "Elevator pitch" -I might say something like: I blog about the ups and downs of marriage and motherhood AKA -The Mom Mayhem :)
Of course as I've mentioned before sometimes it's not just about what I blog about but, why I blog -Being a SAHM it's nice to feel relevant and be connected to others that can relate. Of course I've also dreamt that 1 day maybe I'd have some divine inspiration and write a novel that took off (ala Stephenie Meyer or J.K. Rowling ;) But, I enjoy writing here and more professionally on
So, what about you - What do you write about? Be sure to join in the MckLinky fun on the RHOK!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

CSN Stores review - New Laundry Basket

You might remember awhile back I was contacted by CSN to do either a giveaway or review and I did a giveaway. So, I was really excited to be contacted again and I decided to do a review this time. As I've mentioned before CSN Stores has 250 sites and so many different products -it was actually kind of hard to pick what to review!

I looked at Accent Furniture Direct and thought there's a few things I could get...
But, one thing we needed around here or more specifically that my daughter needed was a new laundry basket. It seems the laundry baskets she's had -have not lasted very long. She had a pop-up laundry basket but,eventually the wires started poking out of the fabric. Then not too long ago I found a different kind but, was disappointed that after about a week it started getting bent and the metal started to poke out of that too -Here's a picture of what I'm talking about:

So, a few weeks ago I picked out and ordered a new laundry basket -We decided on this hamper. I can say that the ordering process went smoothly and it was delivered in a timely manner. As you can probably tell we got 1 with a little bit of a design but, it's kinda plain -white:
But, luckily we could add the fabric liner from her old hamper for a little punch of color-See:

So, it's been a few weeks and so far so good! I would recommend checking out CSN stores for your shopping needs.

Monday, August 9, 2010

MckLinky Monday -Back to school -Happy or Sad?

Today on the RHOK - They want to know Back to school -Happy or Sad?
Well, it is true the countdown to back to school has started -Indeed. I always find it bittersweet -I do love being able to sleep in and spend time together -But, then again sometimes it can be an overwhelming amount of time together ;)
This back to school year will be especially bittersweet since my baby -my son is starting school -for the 1st time! Sure we've read books to try to ease my his fears ,we got him a backpack, and are preparing to meet his teacher and everything -So, hopefully it will go ok. Of course my daughter will be heading back to school -middle school. So I'll have to figure out how that will all go getting them to 2 different schools and everything - I might be feeling just a bit anxious about all this -It will be an adjustment for sure! But, hopefully it all turns out fine -and then ?? Then I'll be here at home -By myself!! That does make me a bit happy since I fully intend on watching some movies that have been piling up and enjoying "me" time -Oh and I guess I'll actually have more time to clean -etc. Not sure what all else I'll do - But, I'm sure eventually I'll miss everyone and wonder -Is it almost summertime?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wordless Wednesday -Splashpad fun

This is how my son has fun at the splashpad - Hii-yah! -Karate chop the water that squirts out and just generally run around and have fun -Because this is serious business ;)

Be sure to check out the RHOK for more wordless wednesday fun!

Monday, August 2, 2010

MckLinky Monday -Friends

Today on the RHOK they want to know about friends -specifically- What are the top 5 qualities that are most important to you in friendships?

I'd have to start with Loyalty / Trustworthiness (that's 2) - I think any relationship should have this - synonymous with honesty and being supportive. As far as loyalty -some of my closest friends have been my friend for years -some for a few -some about 15 yrs! -Definitely loyal and trustworthiness there on both sides. And sometimes it can quite the ride- I have been there for some marriages then divorces and even some remarriages!

Which brings me to the next thing -serious things can happen throughout anyone's life -Sometimes it is about the Seriousness -whether it's a serious conversation, or a serious situation a friend should be there.

But, in life sometimes you've got to be silly! So,there's got to be Silliness also! My true friends know my silly side. I might go through the toy aisles and turn on the toys, have fun in make believe land, or be enthralled in the latest fad (Twilight anyone;) -Can you believe some people might think this would be immature?! Pfft -Whatever!

And what I think all this means is being open -Communication. Yep, as they say communication is key -which I find true for most true,deep relationships.

Also on this subject I can't help to think of that saying -Some friends are here for a reason,Some a season, and some a lifetime. As it seems with me -I get along with most people -I am usually shy at 1st especially, but those that take the time will get to know me better and hopefully be a good friend -maybe even for a lifetime!