Battle For The Net


If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10thEveryone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown: http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown Get creative! Don’t let us tell you what to do. See you on the net September 10th!

via Battle For The Net.

Catching up


I guess I should get everyone up to date on here, I can’t believe its almost September already! It’s been crazy around here but all for good reasons! First, how has everyone’s summer been?! Done anything fun/interesting, and are your little ones ready for school, or already in school?

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The birthday boy!

On July 28th, T turned 5 years old!! I can’t believe he is 5 already, it doesn’t seem possible, I swear children grow super fast. On the 26th we had a little birthday party for him and he had a blast. It was nice getting everyone together to celebrate T’s birthday. Sadly it did start to rain, but everyone stayed and the kids had even more fun after it rain, running in the puddles.

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Family photo on T’s birthday.

We have had some major positive success with nighttime potty training with T. We started him going to bed with no pull up since April 16th and he only had 3 accidents within the first 2 weeks. He has been really good about coming down stairs to go pee at night and going pee when he first gets up in the morning. Now if we could work with him actually getting proper amount of sleep we will be doing even better! We send him to bed at 8pm and he will not fall asleep til almost 11pm, its crazy and with him starting school soon that’s not good, since he is back up between 7 and 8am if not earlier on some days.

September 3rd, T will officially start kindergarten, he is super excited! We were able to attend student orientation, that’s when he got to see where his classroom will be and find out who his teacher is. On September 2nd is open house so we get to actually meet his teacher. I’ve been told the lady he will have is a good teacher, so lets hope they are right. I am just nervous cause I know how he can be sometimes, but maybe being in actual school it will be different. One of the things he is most excited for is getting to ride the big school bus. I know dang well I am going to be crying when we put him on the bus for the first day.

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How he dressed to go shopping, it was a fun day!

Beginning of August we had to take T to get tested for Autism, they said they don’t see where he is autistic but could have ad/hd, but they want to re-test him again in November. That day was just a very long day. Plus it didn’t help T acted like he would when meeting new people, being super good and doing whatever he is asked to do. I wish he would have acted like his normal self, but maybe next time they will see how he really is.

This summer has been quite interesting and busy, with keeping T entertained. We went camping and he had a blast until he got stung on the neck, he screamed so loud I am shocked no one woke up. He now won’t go outside for long because he is in fear of getting stung again, so its been even crazier trying to keep him more entertained since he won’t go outside, and having a small budget we can’t afford to do much.

Overall, summer has been fun and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way, well T getting stung I wish that didn’t happen. Myself and D are excited and sad about T going to kindergarten but I can’t wait to see him come home and be excited about how his days were at school. Thanks to all of you that still stick around to following my blog :-)

Goodbye June Hello July!


June was a busy month for us this year! T is all done at Head Start and now will be starting kindergarten in the fall, I can’t believe it!!! I literally started crying when it was his last day and was the last time he was going to walk out of that building as a student there. I may have had some problems with the school for 2 years but they helped T out in so many ways and he has progresses so much! His one teacher Miss. M she literally started crying cause she didn’t want to see T leave, everyone loved having T there, but we promised to bring him in to visit his teachers.

Miss. M was crying

Miss. M was crying

Last day of Pre-K

Last day of Pre-K

With T’s class there were a few field trips that they had planned. They had the fire truck come in and they got to use the fire hose, which T was excited about and had a blast. Then we went and visited the fire hall, the kids had fun seeing everything and getting to sit in the ambulance. Then the finally field trip was to a cow farm, the kids get to see baby cows and then see how cows are milked. Poor T he couldn’t handle the smell of the cows so we had to walk away from the class, but I don’t blame him, normally I can handle it but it was a bit strong that day lol.

He loved getting to use the fire hose

He loved getting to use the fire hose

Also in June, D got back to work, where he was working the company decided to lay off about 49 random people. Its like they took a hat a just drew names, it was just all random people they laid off. That was back in February and it was so depressing cause D couldn’t find work where we live. Finally he did find work, its doing what he is good at and we get him out of the house 8hrs a day so that’s all that matters lol. We loved having D home but after awhile he got to be annoying and he just needed to get back to work. If your husband/wife was out of work for 4 months would you be able to handle them the whole time or start going nuts? Its okay be honest here, I was and D knows it lol.

Another good thing happened in June, my little Etsy shop KreativeMumma, made 4 sales bringing it to a total of 8 since last September!! I know not very good sale numbers but I am glad to see I am able to make some sales on Etsy, I guess some people don’t like my stuff or something. Right now I am trying to think of some more geeky related items to work on to add to the shop and maybe a few more quilts. If you would like check out my shop on Etsy and also Facebook page!!

On June 18th, me and D celebrated our 7 year anniversary! Well we didn’t do anything for it just spent it as a normal day but hard to believe it has been 7 years! I couldn’t ask for anyone else but D to be in my life. He is always there for me, especially when I am sick, and always willing to help when it comes to my shop. He is an amazing father to our son and I just couldn’t be any more happier.

The month of June was a very good month! There was a lot of good things that went on yes a few stressful things but that’s called life. I am hoping July we have just as much fun as we did in June! Hope all that read this have a wonderful summer this year and make lots of memories with  your family!!