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Spring, try again.

Yeah, so it's Finally spring!

Whooooo! *High 5! *

Oh, p.s. it's only 29 degrees and it's supposed to snow {again} on Monday.

{photo from}

{thanks Michelle for posting this photo 1st, lol.....}

Spring, I think you need to try harder.

A lot harder.

Hey Mommy? Oh, nevermind.....

{Scene: me in bed, presumably still asleep, this morning, 6 a.m.}

Second son: {knocks, comes in} Hey.... Mommy? Mommy? Mommy? Mommy?...... Mommy??

Me: mmmohhgjfjdummmm...huh?

Second son: Mommy? Mommy? Hey, uh, Mommy? Mommy? you're awake, right? Mommy?

Me:  uuugghhhhh?!

Second Son: oh, nevermind...... {exits}

Me : gah! {now awake, no turning back, I get up to start coffee}

Buh-bye 2012

Well, we are almost all done with 2012!

 I'm feeling a little boastful about some of the 'trends' that I managed to avoid {again} this year.

1. Kardashianything

2. Angry Birds with Friends

3. Honey Boo Boo

4. Uggs

5. Any Real Housewives of anywhere

6. jeggings, and it's cousins "hey! leggings are not pants", and "yoga pants are for yoga, you are not doing yoga!"

7. Never ever ever, Adele, Goyte, or Call Me Maybe

Merit Badges for Parents

This might not be the most coherent post I have ever written.

I am up at 3:30 am, on a Saturday.

"Why?", you may ask.

Not because I am up to some wicked fun cool stuff..... nope.

Parenting stuff.

The best parenting stuff always seems to happen after 1am, you ever notice that?

This was an epic battle with the teenager's nosebleed. He is fine, me.... I'm ok now, but when the 2 little dudes get up in 3 hours.... well probably not so much. Start the coffee IV, stat!


I am by no means a photographer.... not even close.....

but have you ever tried to take a photo of four boys at once?

I'm not sure it's possible to get a shot where someone is not blurry....

four boys, two mine, two friends

We have 2 "extra" little boys here to play today.... "hold still" haahhaa!

It's Like Magic!

I don't usually watch much TV.

{For many reasons, but the top 2 are: 1.  I'm busy and  2. most TV is awful crap.}

I also hate commercials. Hate them. Like yell at the TV crazy person arms flailing hate commercials.

Like the one for "Soma Intimates Vanishing Tummy" underpants.

{ You can see a promo here, click  the "See Us on TV" to watch, it's about halfway down the page.}

So, here is the magic:

Holy *$#!

As a kid, it always made a big impression on me when my Catholic grandmother would say, "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!!". You knew something {or someone!} was about to go down when Mrs. Mom was aggravated enough to bust out with the Holy Trinity! I have caught myself saying it lately, too {I don't know why, but it's even more fun with an Irish accent!}. I don't want to be busted for impersonating a Catholic....As a kid, it always made a big impression on me when my Catholic grandmother would say, "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!!".

The Importance of Content

Good content on your blog is SO important!

1. Readers need good healthy content.

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2. It can be stressful trying to provide good content.

Three Forbidden Foods

So I was channel surfing a few evenings ago and ended up re-watching Silence of the Lambs.

Work from Home...Far From Home!

I am a full time stay at home Mom, homeschool teacher Monday- Friday, and in my spare time I am a full time small business owner/crafter/handmade artist/entrepreneur/blogger/social media do-er.

Ok, you got me. I really don't have spare time.

{sorry, the 5 year old just stopped in to ask me have I seen his "diamond". I have not}