Apr 23, 2018


Given that Earth Day was yesterday, I decided to have some fun outside with the kids.   First, we did school, and then we put some bird feeders and bird houses out in our yard.  It was a great day.

Apr 22, 2018


We took Little Prince to visit a small get together at the local Autism Center.  He was so excited.  He had a great time running from one spot to another.  It was wonderful to see him so happy.

After we left, Prince Charming surprised me with a beautiful necklace:

And we got home, I set up a sandwich bar for supper:

Apr 21, 2018

Big Moment

Today, I brought some books home for the kids.  They love books and were really excited to dig in.  While I as putting things away, I noticed Princess Snifflefritz was reading out loud from a book with long words.  I stopped her and asked if she realized that she was reading, that she could actually read now.  She paused, thought about it and started to dance.  She was thrilled!  She has been reading for hours now.  It was a special moment.

Apr 20, 2018


I have been baking a lot lately.  It makes me happy and my family loves it.  My next recipe that I want to find is the perfect oatmeal raisin cookies.  Princess Belle loves them and I want to do something nice for her.

This is the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe I want to try.  Do you guys have a family favorite cookie recipe?


I had a good day today.  It was simple but it feels like I am getting things done.  I got a other pretty good night's sleep and that helps.

My kids were sweet and helpful and made me smile so much.

Apr 19, 2018


I actually had a good night's sleep last night!!  For the first time in over two months, I slept for six hours without any bad dreams.  It made my day so much better!!!


I love learning about new foods from around the world.  It is exciting for me to think about new flavors and traditions from other places.  So I was thrilled when I discovered "Ainsley Eats the Streets" on Netflix.

In it Ainsley Harriot travels the world trying the street foods that the local people eat every day.  It is so fun and interesting.  It is relaxing and calming for me.

Apr 18, 2018

Wordless Wednesday


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Apr 17, 2018


I love the way my kids are together.  They enjoy each other's company and that is wonderful.  I often find them all together piled on the bed playing, or just sitting side by side playing.  It makes me so happy.

Apr 16, 2018

We'll . . . there it is

I have been working hard to get myself in a good head space.  I have been trying to cut back on my stress and just enjoy my children.  Today, I went to the doctor.

I haven't had a good (nightmare - free) night's sleep for at least two months.  I am really stressed with trying to keep everything together.  The doctor and I talked and he put me on medication.  It wasn't why I went there but I am okay with the idea of medication, I just want to get into a better place so that I can be the mom my kids deserve.  So far, my kids have no idea that I am struggling and if I can keep it that way, I will be happy.  They are everything to me.  I just wish I could pull myself together and not be such a mess.

Apr 15, 2018

Not Bad

Today was a pretty productive day.  I did a lot of work in the bathroom, and it looks so much better. I organized more of laundry room and got some more clearing out done in the sunroom.  I went through the little girls' clothes.  They NEED to stop growing so much!  I can't keep up with them.  They outgrew clothes that they hadn't even worn yet!!  I made cookies as a yummy snack and made baked ham for supper.  Then macaroni and cheese with broccoli as a side dish.

Not a bad rainy, cold day.

Apr 14, 2018


I am sitting here trying to do my budget and the stress of working to pay more bills than no ey I have is stressing me out.  I really wish I could have had my breakdown a month or two later.

But I have to say, listening to my kids play always makes me smile.  Gosh, I love my babies.

Apr 13, 2018

These Girls

These two little girls are my superheroes.  Every day they help me with everything that they can.  They help lift, carry, clean, and cook.  They help with their little brother and they thoroughly enjoy him.  They brighten every room they enter.

Apr 12, 2018

So Good

Fresh air is so good for the soul.  My girls helped me get a little more done in our yard.  And after they came in from playing , I rewarded them with cake and cookies I made today.


Apr 11, 2018

Wordless Wednesday


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Apr 10, 2018

Some Days

I am having a bit of a day.  I am so very tired.  I really need a good nights sleep.  I did however, get a little cleaning done, got some groceries, and made supper for my family (burgers, salad, and ravioli).

Apr 9, 2018

I Did It Anyway

Despite the fact that it has been weeks since I had a good night's sleep, I still managed to get some more cleaning done.

The girls helped me scrape between the floor boards in my kitchen and then vacuum between the boards to finally make my floors look a little better.  (Paint would go a long way to fixing the rest.)

We also cleaned the windows in our porch, laundry room, and kitchen.  It looks so shiny and bright.

Finished off with a nice spaghetti supper and everyone was happy.  (Now if I could have a nice, long, nightmare-free nights sleep.)

Apr 8, 2018

Sleepy Sunday ??

I spent the day tidying up with my kids.  A lot of the little things that need to be done.  My porch and laundry room look so much better as does the playroom and landing.  I have more things on my list but it is refreshing to be getting things done.

Apr 7, 2018


I am having some fun ideas for our place.  First, I have a source for free tires and I want to get the girls to help me paint them and turn them into cute planters that they could enjoy too.  Like these ones:

I also want to find a way to have a bed for Little Prince that he can't move or break.  I have had a lot of ideas but my latest was inspired by a raised garden bed.  I want to create a bed frame inspired by this picture:

I think it could really look good in our house, especially with all our wood beams.