Gift Ideas for Lance 2012

2 12 2012

The season is just flying by.  I’m loving it, but really I can’t wait for it to be over!  End of year holidays are exhausting!

The next person I need to shop for is my wonderful husband, Lance.

My husband is a difficult person to shop for.  I’m sure many of you can relate.  He doesn’t have hobbies and is interested in very few things.  But if I get him something he doesn’t want, I swear he takes that as a sign of offense.

So, what does he like?  Whiskey, video games, weaponry, and television.  Sometimes he likes gadgets as well.  I don’t really know what to get him, so I’ve just complied a list of things that I think are cool and hopefully he’ll like one of them to.

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Gift Ideas 2012 for Little Bear

25 11 2012

My Little Bear turns two 10 days before Christmas.  It’s crazy!  I cannot believe how quickly time flies.  It feels like I just birthed him a few days ago.  Now he’s my little mischievous, darling, sweet boy.  Just this afternoon we were snuggling on the couch when Lance tried to kiss him and Little Bear said, “No! I’m snuggling my mommy!”  Insta-tears.  He just really is something special.

For Christmas I wanted to get him toys that he would really love.  This is my third toddler, so shopping for him at this point is kind of… well, boring, to be honest.  I’ve seen it, heard it, and played with it all when it comes to this age group.  So my focus was to find toys that I could handle hearing and playing with for a whole year.

Click to see what gift ideas I have for my Little Bear.

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Gift Ideas 2012 for Stud Muffin

11 11 2012

So pretty much that means the season is going by far too quickly!

A few days ago I posted about gift ideas for Bubba, so today I think it’s Stud’s turn for Christmas browsing.

Stud is turning 4 in December.  He is all boy, but he is just starting to learn what his interests are.  Because of this, my goal for presents is to get him a wide array of items that will encourage him to discover his interests further.  However, he is at this really awkward stage in toys.  He is still interested in toddler and preschool toys, but he is starting to like big boy toys as well.

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Bubba

5 11 2012

Bubba is at a really cool age.  First of all, his independence is a mother’s dream, his helpfulness (on most occasions) is unmatched, and his compassion is inspiring.  Most of all, the toys for this age group are just better.  Long gone are the days of blocks, ABCs, 123s, and a throbbing headache for mom.  Of course they have been traded for the days of stepping on legos and back talk, but I can deal.

So first of all, my son is a builder.  I slyly encourage him to be an architect or engineer.  What do they call it?  Subliminal messages.  He really has a natural talent, and I encourage him to head in this direction without telling him to do it.  Its working… but only time will tell how well it works.

He’s also a total boy.  He loves all things gross–so long as he doesn’t have to eat it, he loves baseball, outer space, the military (especially WWII era), and Star Wars.

While looking for Christmas gifts for him this year I really wanted to encourage his natural talents and interests even further.  I have found quite a few really flippin awesome ideas!

Keep reading.  You’ll be amazed at what is on the market and not offered at Wally World, Target, or any other major retailers.

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Happy Halloween!

1 11 2012

Happy Halloween!

I had such a busy day and I am So glad its over, but it was fun while it lasted.  I didn’t go all out this year.  Actually, I haven’t since I started going back to school, but you know what?  Look at those faces.  The happiness that radiates from each of them reminds me daily that they don’t care if I am super mom, the perfect mom, wonder woman or anything else.  All they want is a mom who loves them unconditionally, wants to know them, and is always there for them when they need me most.  I give that to them and they are happy.  That is all I want for my loves.  I couldn’t be happier today because I know they will each have fond memories of trick-or-treating in the rain 2012… Well D will anyway.  😉

By the way, I tried to be a crazed mom today.

How do you think it turned out?

A New Routine

28 10 2012

Good Evening from the circus!

If you remember last week, I posted about being overwhelmed due to the lack of structure we have formed around here.

Well, I am happy to say that the pity party has ended!!

I finally stat down and figured out our routine.  What I came to realize is we did have a routine, it just wasn’t a very good one.  So I added a bit of specifics, structure, and some discipline to it and this is what I’ve got.

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I Gotta Admit…

22 10 2012

I haven’t been the best blogger… in reality I haven’t been the best mother, student, wife, or friend either lately.  I can’t figure out exactly what has gone wrong, but I think its a combination of having Connor, starting school full time, and combining households with my Dad.  I just never really sat down and worked out how I would manage all of my responsibilities daily without losing it.

Well I did lose it.  Not go get on meds lose it, but I did screw up in school a bit and I have slacked in many of my duties.  For instance, I just don’t cook anymore.  It came down to choosing between hanging with my kids or cooking dinner.  Luckily I have my Dad here to back me up and I haven’t gone down in a blaze of failure.

So here I am, coming out of my depressive phase and I am ready to get everything back on track.  So mothers, students, homemakers combined,  How do you schedule your days?