Friday, December 25, 2015

Took a break but I'm back

What can I say but life happens! I've been busy with my kids and we welcomed baby number 4, an amazing little boy into our family in early November. Life is just now settling down so I'm getting back into writing product reviews that are family friendly. I'm interested in working with companies that make products for babies, and moms. My 3 big girls ages 15, 13 and 11 are interested in trying out age appropriate products and telling me all about how they like them. In the spare time I manage to get I plan on continuing to homeschool my kids, having them help me bake some goodies and trying out some new recipes. i hope you enjoy my blog! If you have a positive comment please feel free to add it. Anything rude or disrespectful will not be tolerated. Hopefully we don't experience this.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

What a beautiful Sunday!

On Friday evening I dropped of Lil Angel at my older sisters house. My sister has a 10 year old daughter, and 2 boys ages 5 1/2 and 3. All of her kids just love Lil Angel. We are going to pick her up just after dinner and I can't wait to hear what she did. I know they went go cart riding, we have never done this.

My husband and I took Monkey and Pumpkin to a local hotel and the girls went swimming. A good friend of mine built a relationship with this hotel and they do some things for our Autism community. The girls had a great time! I did hear Pumpkin talking to a sibling of anther child who has Autism and they said they were exhausted. That was so nice to hear! They will go to bed early and sleep good tonight and that's a huge plus.

Monkey could hear her echo at the pool so she squealed happily the whole time. She squeals when she can hear her echo, it gets annoying but boy does she love it! She splashed like crazy the whole time and I had to laugh when one of the other kids splashed her and she yelled at him. Monkey didn't really play with the other kids but she did have fun. When she was done swimming she wanted a towel, then she walked around the pool and complained she was cold so I had her sit down and I put another towel on her lap. After more complaining I asked her if she was done swimming, she said yes so I took her to get dressed.

I hope you all had a great weekend too!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Beautiful Day

It is supposed to get up to 39 degrees today! That is just exciting for those of us who live in the mid Atlantic area because a few weeks ago we got a ridiculous amount of snow and today will melt some of it. My husband was traveling for work all week and last night he safely flew in from Oregon, thank you God for getting him home safe and sound! Because it's going to be so nice out today I am hoping to go out for the day. Lil Angel is spending the weekend with my older sister and her kids so I am ready to enjoy a somewhat calm weekend. It's interesting, I find that when you take one of my kids out of the house it really changes the dynamics. For clarification go back to my Blizzard and Nor'easter blog post.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Skin MD

I like this lotion because it isn't thick like some other lotions but it isn't so light that you barely notice you put in on. I think this lotion would be good for people who must wash their hands frequently like moms of young children and moms of special needs children who are not potty trained. Initially you need to apply every 2-8 hours then when moisture level improves then you apply the lotion every 12-48 hours.

I apply the lotion in the morning and because I am so busy I forget to apply it again as the directions suggest, but in the evening I can still feel that my hands are soft. With other lotions when I wash my hands I can feel that it washes away, by three hand washings later I need to reapply it. I don't have that problem with Skin Md's Natural lotion. Once I apply it I can feel throughout the day how soft my hands and face are.

I think I have Rosacea and I never put lotion on my face because if I did my face would break out and get red. I did apply Skin Md's lotion on my face because I wanted to put this lotion to a test. So if my face broke out then I know that it isn't a good lotion. Well, I found that not only has my face not broken out but the lotion has left my skin soft and to my surprise I noticed the red is a lot lighter. I will make several other posts about Skin Md's lotion as the week goes on and I will keep you updated.

I also like that this lotion has no animals products or testing. Therefore because I am so happy with this lotion I recommend it. Not only do I like that it makes my skin soft but I am thrilled with how it is taking the red in my face away. A bottle costs $18.00. Don't let the cost scare you away, if you have to wash your hands regularly, have Rosacea, or other skin problems then this is a must have product!

I'm exhausted

My husband is traveling for work, he left on Tuesday and wont be back until late tonight which means the kids and I wont see him until tomorrow morning. I am just exhausted being on my own this week. It's not so bad when he is away for 2 or 3 days but 5 days I feel like a single mom. God bless single moms especially those moms who have autistic child(ren) my heart goes out to you and I will start praying for you because this is NOT easy!

Yesterday my fibro went nuts, I think it was due to getting the blood work done, I just love needles, and having to go to the store. There is a reason I stay at home a lot. I get so tired too when I have to drive around it's weird how it takes so much out of me. But today I am feeling much better I think staying on top of the med schedule helps.

This week has been really hard on Monkey, I think having her daddy away most of the week hasn't helped her but last Friday she came home from school saying she was screaming for mommy. She said she spent some time with the discipline lady at her school and this woman told her to think about it. Monkey NEVER tells me anything about school so I was very upset. Monkey has no clue what she is supposed to think about so I think she remembered what happened because she got so upset. Her teacher sends home daily reports of how she does each day and I was not happy to see he wrote she had a great day! Plus no report on what happened. I wrote a note back what she said and his response was it wasn't a big deal. I told him I want him to keep me updated on what is going on. Then yesterday and this morning Monkey told me she doesn't want to go to school and she was screaming and crying. I have to send her to school, this is where she gets her therapies. I am homeschooling Lil Angel and having Monkey home to it would be impossible for get anything done with either of them. I don't think pulling Monkey out of school is a good solution.

Anyway, I am working on a product review for Skin MD and I am planning on having it on my blog sometime today. My husband reads over my reviews so not having him home is really set me back.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Can you say pain in the but? I can!

I got a letter in the mail yesterday from my Dr it was attached to a order for blood work. The note said that my Dr wants to recheck something. I'm just thrilled because I really hate needles! At an appointment a little over a month ago my Dr wanted to check all the fun stuff when you get older like Thyroid, diabetes, etc. Then last week I got sick, I had a really bad ear infection and the whole side of my face swelled up pretty bad, I had blood word done again. So what can they possibly need to recheck? I'm calling the Dr in a little while to ask and going in around 9 to have the blood drawn.

On a positive note we went to bed early last night and Monkey woke up in a really good mood. Then Pumpkin and Lil Angel came downstairs smiling and ready for a big hug. Now I need to finish up my morning email, Facebook and blog check then I need to jump in the shower and get Lil Angel and Pumpkin ready to go to my Dr's office so I can have blood work done. Then I have to go to the grocery store to pick up a few things then I can relax for the day, that is until Monkey gets home from school.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Just wanted to re visit my post about the Journals Unlimited

If you are looking for a new journal or even a daily chart like the one I mentioned in my review for Journals Unlimited I hope you visit the website for Journals Unlimited. I love mine and I know you will love yours too!


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