• Parenting

    Best Toy Ever

      Momma’s get your kids a trampoline. I mean if you want something that’s going to bounce the energy right on out of your child. Invest in one. Life saver for sure, or maybe I should say sanity saving haha. Honestly though, you can do so much on a trampoline. Their favorite thing has to be this water sprinkler I found on a fluke scrolling through amazon. I had already so many variations of sprinklers, but the net wouldn’t let as much water get through like the one I found.  It’s a water sprinkler that you attach to the top of the net and just tie it around the top.…

  • Parenting

    Middle Child

    Any of you a middle child? My husband is so his perspective on how to raise my middle is always so helpful. I don’t know about ya’ll but I always have some kind of guilt trip with any of my kids. I’m either not showing or giving enough love, I’m not playing enough with them, I’m not teaching well enough while home schooling my daughter. It’s always something. Right now, I’m more talking about my Baby J. He’s 4 now, but we’ve always called him by that nickname. Baby J is probably one of my most entertaining, charismatic, and very independent child.  He came a week early before my scheduled operation.…

  • Parenting,  Uncategorized

    Patience

    Patience, God bless you if you have an abundance of it. Share some. So I’ve learned to listen to my children. They are each so different and have their own way of listening, understanding, voicing, and loving. You really have to pace yourself and listen to their needs. Realizing that has helped me to parent each of my kiddos in a much more healthier way. Now I’m not saying you can’t yell because sometimes you gott full coach on them to make them “hear” you.  My husband and I have decided to take the approach of listening first then react accordingly. I think it’s important that we acknowledge that our…

  • Life

    Draft Day

    By the time anyone reads this it will be old news but alas I shall persevere. Any who tonight is the football draft, yes ladies I know haha. I have actually started to enjoy the sport so I don’t mind too much. My husband is going on and on about whose who and I’m not mad about it. Especially since my Patriots have gotten themselves another QB. Crossing fingers he’s another Brady, but we shall see.  It’s interesting though to see these players going through the draft and seeing how their eyes light up with such relief and joy knowing they finally made it. It’s important to smile even if…

  • Parenting,  Uncategorized

    Moms

    So I’m a momma to 5. Crazy? No, I love being a mom. My youngest is actually 2 and I think I’ve become way more laxed compared to my first 2. Also I should put out there that there are 4 boys and 1 girl. I know, God bless her little soul. Moms definitely don’t get enough credit. Like we literally hold it all down. We gotta cook, clean, do the dadgum laundry, some of you are also juggling a fulltime job outside of momming, be everything in one. Shoot when companies ask for skills or what your prior employment was, putting “mom” down should be all the confirmation they…

  • Catholicism

    Misconceptions

    Being Catholic. To me that just means a life with Christ. A more fulfilled life because it’s about much more than jumping and dancing in church. Mass is everything to me. Its the peace the worshipping through the Eucharist. It’s life. The prayers, fasting during lent, the rosary. Ugh there’s too much to share. Anyhow, I wanted to clear up some common misconceptions about our faith.Now there are so many but I stuck with 3 for now. We worship Mother Mary, saints, and idols. Our church is anti-women. Eucharist is simply symbolic .   Being Catholic is something beautiful and spiritual. I love love love the church. The artistry of…

  • Food

    Mexican rice

    Spanish rice…yummmm. There are so many different versions out there and you really can’t go wrong with any of them. This one is pretty basic. My def go to. Got it from my momma who learned it from my grandma (her MIL). 1. Heat up pan to medium heat and drizzle 2tbs of your choice of oil. I use vegetable. 2. Go ahead and get your 2 cups of water, Knorrs chicken bouillon, 3 cloves minced garlic, and 8 oz can of tomato sauce open and all ready to go beside you where you’re cooking to make it easier to grab. 3. Add 1 cup of rice to pan and…

  • All you need is love.

    John Lennon
    Parenting

    Postpartum depression sucks

    Postpartum depression. It is a very real disorder, and I don’t believe it’s spoken about nearly enough. There’s information out there if you look for it but I do not believe I hear enough about it on social media, tv, or even at the hospital after you deliver. Like it’s a taboo subject. Those of us who suffer or have suffered with it should not be ashamed about it. We should be open and honest about postpartum depression disorder. For myself I was one month away from turning 21 when I gave birth to my eldest son. It was an emergency cesarean since he was stuck, and his heart rate…