Spending Time with Moms Dogs

My Mom has three English Mastiffs and they are big, sweet babies, however, they are not used to being around my wild children. They have done super well this past week with the kids and I have been trying to capture some images of them around the house. Basically when they are inside they are lazy and ready to sleep.

English Mastiffs Spending Time with Moms Dogs

I feel bad because one of my moms dogs was the sweetest ever, her brindle looking English Mastiff but he went to another home and came back aggressive. The awesome thing isĀ  he is real sweet with the kids and me. Loveable pup for sure! Here he is trying to play Memory with us.

Can English Mastiff Play Memory Spending Time with Moms Dogs
I love these dogs dearly but my mom will be home soon and taking at least one if not two with her back to where she is living. I am currently at her home so we had a blast spending the week with them while their Mommy was away!

 Spending Time with Moms Dogs

Men Tend to Annoy Me At Times

Maybe it’s because I haven’t found the right man who mixes well with my work at home routine and crazy schedule of non-sleeping boys but over all I have found that after a period of time I get annoyed with any person I am around a lot. The person usually ends up being a male because in all honesty I don’t hang with too many females and usually it’s a boyfriend I would spend time with when not with kids. Although I am attempting to change that so I can have more friendships and less relationship issues, as I can’t do the relationship thing with my life at the moment.

I often am wondering why a person can make me smile and laugh one moment and then the next be on my nerves so bad that I want to wring their neck?! Is it a hormonal imbalance thing or maybe it’s because I have a hectic schedule and fitting another person into that almost stresses me out. I am quite content just taking care of the kids and working in between the chaos I call my life.

Although having friends is important to me, I don’t think I can focus on it as much as I want to right now at this time in my life.

 Men Tend to Annoy Me At Times

Coupon Clipping & Raising Kids … Didn’t Work Out So Well

The other day I was on my Swagbucks page when I realized that you can get Swagbucks by printing and redeeming coupons. I was game for that because after all I am saving up my Swagbucks for a cool prize or trade in for $100 PayPal cash!

So I was sitting around earlier today when it dawned on me that I could let the boys run around outside while I cut coupons on the patio table up on the deck where I would be able to keep an eye on the bike and dump truck racing kids.

Apparently the boys knew I had a plan and so I didn’t clip my coupons today but I plan to over the weekend and use them so I can get my Swagbucks account up higher than the 913 it is at now!

Love how the kids always seem to want the most of Mama when Mama is trying to accomplish something, you see when I am sitting around doing nothing and want to hang with them they would rather be away from me.

 Coupon Clipping & Raising Kids ... Didnt Work Out So Well

When I Think About cheating – Country Song

There is this country song that has been playing often on the radio and part of the lyrics go like this “When I think about cheating, I think about you leaving”. It’s funny because when I had thought about temptation in the past I always had a similar mindset, although I didn’t think about the person leaving, I thought about the pain I would be inflicted upon another human being.

I am a person who feels if you are not happy with the person you are with, then you need to be honest with them and move forward. I have seen all too often what having another person on the back burner does, usually the back burner person doesn’t last in a long term relationship with you because you are leaning on them to move forward from another broken relationship.

Believe me, I have needs, wants and desires just like the next person, however, I think it makes a person stronger when they fight that urge or temptation to stray. Having a bit of self control makes you a stronger, more trustworthy person and in turn your life will be a lot happier.

Karma comes to mind with cheating, you see I believe in “what goes around comes around” and I have had my fair share of karma; both good and bad. I wouldn’t wish negative karma on any single person in the world so please think before you act and if you have children; think about whether you want them to take the easy way out of things or the more, lesson learned difficult way out of things? Doing things the right way doesn’t always mean easier. The next time you think about cheating, just think about that person leaving….

 When I Think About cheating   Country Song

What country Music Does for Me

When I am having a rough time with life I turn to country music. The problem with turning to country music while having a rough time is that this music tends to make me cry. Why a person would want to turn on the sound of music that makes them weep when they are already down and out baffles me. Upon analyzation of my own actions, I determined country music lyrics are something I can relate to. Almost every country song has a story behind it that I can find in my past and either weep or laugh about.

Most country songs remind me of my father, times with him growing up. While some love type country songs make me wish a man would dedicate that song to me, or sing it to me if they feel that way too. Then there are the country tunes that make me sad wishing that I could have done something different or bring back memories of a time when life was a tad bit easier and I took that part of my life for granted. Whatever the song is, I surely can relate to it in a personal way when it’s part of the country genre of music.

Singing the words aloud always clears my mind. A good cry, a good country song and a tall glass of water usually turns a bad time into a great time for me and allows me to move forward in my life!

 What country Music Does for Me

Raising Boys; Mooning, Challenges and More

I am a NH mother of three children, two of which are boys who are two years and six days apart. My ex husband and I thought it would be great to have our children close in age so that when the children were grown up we would still have our “young” years to enjoy. Little did we realize that raising two boys so close in age would prove to be a challenge. I work from home, which is a privilege I fully enjoy, however, this means 24 hours a day, 7 days a week I am with these two boys of mine. Their names are AJ and Baby K, they are 3 & 5 years old now which hasn’t proved to make life any easier except I must admit there are more laughs at the things these two attempt to do.

It all started with small challenges to each other, such as who can win a race to brush their teeth in the bathroom, who can win to their bed at bedtime and who can win at a Wii video game, of course AJ always won because he is older, faster and a rather competitive soul. As the boys got older it became evident that Baby K would need to get in touch with his inner competition mind, so now it’s not just who can win to the bathroom, it’s who can win at eating dinner, who can win when Mama calls them to her and who can win when eating melting ice cream at the local ice cream parlor. All of this male testosterone drives me bonkers, I am a girl, I am not into the whole “who can do this first” scene.

I have really tried to understand this competition between the two but all I can come to realize is that “they are boys” and this is in their nature. Baby K seems to think he is a monkey and AJ seems to think he is born to race! Since Baby K is more of a clumsy monkey I must admit I worry when the boys are outside ready to raise their bike down my front steps, granted it’s only three steps but three steps is a long way to fall for a little one. The other day I was outside getting the mail which is a short distance from my front steps, when I turned around my sons were racing head first down the three little steps, I ran so fast to catch them but guess what? They didn’t even fall! Part of me had hoped they had totally failed at this attempt to race down my steps so that they would give up and move onto another venture but since they succeeded this has simpy been part of their daily life and every time I want to close my eyes and cringe.

Another thing life brought upon me raising two boys so close in age is their love for body parts, yes I mean their you know what’s and their bums. I have actually attempted to get a picture of the boys playing together when I click the camera to find AJ had mooned me just at the right moment. Since AJ has started to moon his sister and me, Baby K has started to think this is okay behavior and does the same thing quite often. I am the kind of mom who has a real hard time not laughing at this unacceptable behavior becuase if you think about it, it’s rather funny wondering where these two came up with this idea of mooning people. I don’t moon people, their sister doesn’t moon anyone so where do these boys get these ideas from?

Every day is a challenge, every day brings on more bruises, more cuts and more challenges of what their little bodies can handle which makes this Mama have more near heart attack experiences, tears and worrisome days, but when I sit back and think about the days that have passed raising these two boys I feel happy and loved more than ever because these boys love their Mama and want nothing more than to make their Mama proud. As my sweet AJ heads to kindergarten I feel a piece of my heart aching but I know this Fall I will have one of my double trouble team members making life a little easier and a little less hectic .. I hope.

 Raising Boys; Mooning, Challenges and More
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