Back To The Grind!

Things are finally getting back to normal after 6 weeks of being in lots of pain and attempting to recover. My foot is still healing, but I am back to my job and back to my second job of writing awesome posts for you, my followers.

I’m excited to say that there are a lot of awesome things coming in the next few weeks. I will hopefully become sponsored by an up and coming Mommy Blogger group. This will be a big move for my small blog, but I am thrilled to be able to help other mothers and spread the word on awesome products.

I have been thinking about possibly having a small business spotlight every other week for the Southern Nh area. It is important that small businesses thrive in this economy and the best way to get word out is word of mouth and networking. If anyone would love to be considered in one of my spotlights please let me know by contacting me on my blog email.

Thanks for always being awesome and for being patient as I have been recovering for the past couple of weeks.

I am thrilled to let all my followers know that I am back to the grind!!

MOTHERS DAY?

The question is Mothers Day? What’s that?

As a single, working mother its always a struggle on Mother’s Day. It’s a struggle to see all the happy posts about being able to sleep in and all the kind gifts some moms receive. Sometimes it makes me envious but than I think? “Why am I envying others situations when I’m totally owning being a single mom!” I have everything I could ever wish for right in front of me. I have my loving kids who aren’t old enough to give me gifts but give me the awesome role of being a mom and love me no matter what mistakes I make. There is no greater gift than that.

Any single mothers that sometimes get envious or discouraged on this “Hallmark” holiday please remember that you are doing the best you can for the cards you were dealt. Keep your chin up, hug your kids, and stay positive!

Also, Happy Mothers Day!

 

Life Changes

Its crazy how much a few days, months, and even year can bring life changes. I feel horrible for leaving my followers hanging. Life has thrown me a lot of curve balls but I am finally in a good place.

In the past year, I have learned so much about myself. Mentally and physically I have gone through so many good and bad changes.

Six months ago, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. This condition has taught me lots about myself. I have learned that I am doing the best  I can to manage my 3 babies and this condition. Listening to my bodies cues and learning how to become a healthier me has been extremely important. Some days it is discouraging but most days I look at the positive. I am alive! My kids have a mother who loves them and works hard for them to have the best in life!

I know that this condition is difficult for anyone that has it, but being positive is the key for me living a happy and fulfilled life.

I’m looking forward to sharing some important changes that I will be making in the next couple months that will help my overall health.

 

M.I.A

It is crazy how fast times flies. We are almost done with the first month of 2015 and I have been M.I.A. (Missing In Action).

I wanted to officially apologize for not being as active in posting as I would like to. I recently had a major foot surgery on January 7th. Unfortunately the recovery is not fun at all. It is something that I am considering blogging about.

It has only been 2 weeks since the surgery, but I’m hoping to be able to share my experiences about my lisfranc injury and my midfoot fusion sometime in the near future. So, No I am not M.I.A, I am just trying to relax and heal through this painful recovery.

Thanks for being awesome followers!!

Kid’s Academy App Review

This post was created in partnership with Mom Buzz Media and Kids Academy. All opinions expressed are my own.

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I was beyond thrilled to find out that I was able to review this application with my little ones. I have a 5 year old and 2 year old who are perfect candidates to try this app. The pictures and the bright colors of the animated stories kept them entertained. I enjoyed how the text was on one side and the pictures were on the other side. The app itself comes with 2 demo books but allows parents to choose to purchase more animated books at a great rate.

Get Preschool & Kindergarten Books, Songs & Early Reading Games App on iTunes

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This is my favorite app out of all the Kid Academy apps. I love how this app is laid out. It gives parents the options to chose right handed mode and left handed mode. I find it tough to find apps for my left handed son, but this one works. It teaches children how to properly write their letters and numbers. It has great in-app purchase options to expand what the free app allows. It also helps kids with phonics and has some fun activities that will keep them preoccupied.

Get Alphabet Tracing & Montessori App on iTunes

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This app has great preliminary skills to teach someone that is in preschool or just going into it. It teaches kids a little bit of everything from phonics to tracing. It has amazing graphics and keeps my children preoccupied for quite some time while teaching them basic skills of writing and reading. I would recommend this app to any mother that is looking for a fun entertaining app that will teach and keep their child preoccupied.

Get the Preschool & Kindergarten Learning Kids Games on iTunes

Android users can also find Kids Academy on Google Play!

Also be sure to visit Kids Academy on social media!

Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

#MomBuzz | #FreeKidsApp

Patient and Positive

I can’t believe it has been 12 days since the new year has started and I have yet to write a blog post. I’m sure everyone is thinking “Wow! What a slacker!”.

The last few weeks have been a complete blur. I had a great low-key Christmas and New Years. Unfortunately, I took in the New Year with two sick kiddies. The stomach bug/cold ripped through my house like a tornado. So I rang in the new year wiping boogers and changing yucky diapers, but I loved every bit of it. I appreciated leaving the sickness and the miserableness of 2014 in the past and bringing in the new year with my kids that I love more than anything. I’m not one for resolutions, but I definitely have a few goals and promises that I have going into this new year.

My theme for this new year is Patient and Positive. I find being a single mother is hard enough why allow negativity to run through me and my family? The most important part of this theme is to be patient in everything I do. I know as a working mother that sometimes I rush things which makes things more frustrating and difficult because I feel overwhelmed. I promise that in the year 2015, I am going to be patient in parenting my children, in my work environment , and with my blog. The second part of my theme is to stay positive. I have caught myself getting caught up with negative influences and just having a negative attitude. My first goal is to rid myself of any and all negative influences in my life. As a mother trying to being patient and positive is probably the hardest struggle that we deal with. So as a mother and a blogger, I am depending on you as my followers to help me to stick with my theme. To try to find the positive in everything even when I think that there is no positive and to be patient with myself, kids, family, and my followers.

I appreciate all of you as followers and am looking forward to a “Patient and Positive” 2015.

Holiday Rush

I apologize ahead of time to my all of my followers for the lack of posts lately. I have been caught up in the “Holiday rush”. I have been non stop working and have zero energy lately. I wish that me being in the holiday rush meant that I has at least in the holiday spirit, but I’m not.

This is the first year that I haven’t decorated or done Elf of Shelf. I feel bad for my poor kids because this holiday I am totally out of it. Work and home life are totally wiping me out. Thank God for Amazon. If it wasn’t for Amazon Prime, I would be one of those moms out on Christmas Eve doing all of her shopping. I’m almost done all of my shopping. Thank God!!

I have come across so many people that feel the same way as me. The holiday season has become a more commercial thing and has almost lost all of meaning. I’m thankful that my kids know the true meaning of Christmas, but I will admit that I’m a little bah humbug this season. The holiday rush has officially taken over in my life. I feel like I have no life because I’m constantly working and then working at home to keep my house in order.