Thursday, April 9, 2015

Stop with the Mom vs Mom

I had a very unnerving comment made towards me. So I feel obligated to address it. And what better place than on social media where the comment originated...

Someone sent me a message that read, "…but don’t you feel that the most important job you can have is to raise your child?  Don't you hate that somebody else is raising him?"

First off – screw you.  People like you are the ones who widen the rift between stay-at-home moms and working mothers.

I agree that the most important job you can have is to raise your children. When you brought your child into this world, from that point on, it was made your responsibility to raise and teach your child good and bad. I will not argue that at all. But just because I cart my sons off to daycare everyday does not mean I am not raising them. If my children misbehave, that’s all on me.  Same as when my child is well-behaved.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tornado Safety and Planning Checklist


Did you know that 3 out of every 4 tornadoes touch down right here in the United States? You could probably guess that. But do you know which state has the most? Many would say it was one of the states in tornado alley.  But that's actually wrong.  It’s Florida.  Florida is the thunderstorm capital of the world.  The tornadoes spawned in Florida usually don’t reach the width of a tornado that happen to occur in tornado alley, but on average, they receive the most with 12.3 tornadoes per 10,000 miles. 

So which state receives the second most tornadoes?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Creative Tips & Tricks for Leftover Candle Wax

 
It’s always hard to see the leftover wax sitting at the bottom of your favorite candle unused and untouched. Especially when there is still fragrance in the unburned portion.  So what do you do?  Do you throw out the candle and open up a new one?  Or do you re-purpose and reuse that perfectly good candle wax?

Reusing candle wax is incredibly easy!  Here are a few ways that you can re-purpose the wax and save your sanity (and pocketbook):

Friday, March 6, 2015

This Is Why I Drink...


You’d think I’d be use to it by now.

There is a reason why there has been a TV show about this. Kids DO say the darndest things.  Sometimes they make us laugh and others times, they simply stump us.

This list is probably over just a two-day time span.  But who’s counting...



7yo: “Mom, you know what would be cheaper than BUYING a swimming pool?  Just buying a tractor and digging a hole and putting water in it. We should totally do that."

 --------------------------------------------Read on cupcake. Read on--------------------------------------------

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Jackpot Candles Review + Giveaway

If you love candles … and you love jewelry, you’ll REALLY love Jackpot Candles!  Jackpot Candles is a unique product that combines 100% soy wax candles and beautiful jewelry in one!

Last week, I was granted the opportunity to review Jackpot Candles and I couldn’t WAIT to start burning it!  Because of my love for burning candles, I spend a lot of unnecessary dollars on them.  But that’s about to change.

For an excellent price, you can enjoy the long-lasting glow and aroma that is sure to consume and indulge you into serenity.  Jackpot Candles’ variety of scented candles are among the finest you will find, each with a free jewelry surprise hidden inside.  It’s like the adult equivalent of finding a prize at the bottom of a Cracker Jack box at a baseball game.

I chose to review the Blueberry Muffin candle. It smelled DELICIOUS from start to finish and the fact that it was a healthier alternative to paraffin and safe for the environment, was a major plus! Both of my boys have allergies and the soot that regular candles burn, depending on the scent, can make them sneeze uncontrollably and get headaches as well.

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Dress: An Accidental Kick-ass Example of an Illusion


Original Photo Posted by Swiker
Seriously … our world err… internet, has gone bat shit cray cray over this {Roman Originals} dress.  It’s either Blue and Black, White and Gold, or Who f’ing cares.

I love the people posting the pictures of how they don’t give a shit.  Maybe I don’t have anything else exciting going on in my life, but I have learned SO much from this ‘debate’.  It’s not about a picture gone viral.  It’s about how different people’s perceptions can be and I find that to be extremely fascinating!  And I don’t see how people can’t care about learning something new.

At first I thought maybe it was the lighting in the room.  So my husband and I pulled our two boys (7 and 4) in the room to look at the exact same screen at the exact same time. The 7yo saw an orange and white dress.  The 4yo, a black and blue dress.  I saw the same as the 4yo while my husband sees a gold and white dress.

Dirt Don't Hurt - In Moderation

The never-ending battle to keep my house clean is no joke.  I raise boys – it’s borderline impossible. The walls always need wiped, the floors always need mopped, and the toilets always need scrubbed. Like most moms I know, I try to keep my house free from germs.  But there are many days when I just can’t keep up. Sometimes you just have to let the germs win.

Let’s face it … children are tiny, disgusting, walking, cesspools of microorganisms.

When both of my boys were really small, I worked diligently to keep the germs away.
I never let them eat the dropped goldfish off the stadium bleachers.  We washed our hands like it was an Olympic sport.  And if anybody tried to touch my kid’s binkies or face or ANYthing … I pulled out my martial arts moves quicker than kung fu panda.