Happy Blogaversary to Me!!


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Today marks 5 years since starting this blog, when I first started I didn’t know where it was going or even know what I was going to blog about. Over the years it has just became a blog to share different things and just blog about my personal life. I’m glad to still have some followers from the very beginning, and of course it’s nice seeing new ones follow along as well:-)

This place is always a roller coaster when it comes to posts, but hey we everyone has a personal life, so I tend to just blog when I feel like it. To those who manage to blog everyday for several years, my hats off to you :-) I still plan on keeping this blog up, and keeping it as it says, “Mom’s place of sanity”, it will always be random rants, from parenting, stress, my shop and who knows what else!

So…Happy Anniversary to my blog, 5 years and still continue on!!!!

Have a wonderful day everyone:-)

P.S. Wanna see my first blog post? Click HERE, I read it and wonder why that was ever my first post lol.

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Day out with Thomas 2016


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This post is a tad bit late but at least I’m finally getting around to it right? Every year Thomas the train comes to our town, they have tents set up with activities for the children and you have the option to buy tickets to ride the train, otherwise the whole event is free to everyone. We’ve been taking T to the event since he was about 10 months old, he’s loved Thomas the train since that little. It’s always fun going there and seeing T’s face just light up when he sees all the awesome things.

The event is usually always the same every year, and that’s alright because it’s always a good time. They have tattoos and face painting, then a spot with motorized trains for play, Legos to play with, rice table with toys, wooden trains to play with, coloring station, a bouncy house and a maze. T’s favorite is the motorized train play and running thru the maze. He’ll run thru the maze the right way, then back track go thru it again, he’s such a goof. Where we live there is a train museum, and you get to go into it with your train ticket or pay just a small amount to go in. The museum is AMAZING! There is a ton of old train items throughout the entire thing, and then the main focus is the biggest model-train layout. T flips out every time he gets to go into the museum, he loves seeing all the train model set ups.

In 2013 we decided to actually ride the train for the first time, now tickets are $21 per person, so it’s not cheap to some people especially us, but it’s worth it. The ride all together is about 25 mins, some have complained about it, but we haven’t because it’s worth the money for a short ride, because it’s about the experience T is having and just seeing his face light up every time he goes on the train. But, we’ve gotten smart about buying tickets, at tax time we get our tickets so we have them months in advance, yes sometimes they have sales closer to the event for the tickets but I’d rather already have them in advance:-)

Overall, the event is a fun time, at first it was annoying to me but it has grown on me because c’mon my son is obsessed with Thomas the train. It’s always a good time when we go, and seeing T’s face light up every year with the event is worth it.

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Kicking my ass (day 27/30)


I started this “30 Day Writing Challenge” back in February 2016, and well this days challenge I just couldn’t think of anything to write so I actually forgot about it and just recently remembered and guess I need to finish it.

Day 27: “Conversely, write about something that’s kicking ass right now”

To be honest, life is kicking my ass right now😦 the past month has been a crazy month for us. If it isn’t one thing it’s another, and doesn’t seem to be getting any better. My fiance lost his job back in April because his contract had run out, so he’s been looking for work since and haven’t been having luck.

With that going on our son has had a wicked temper lately. Not sure what’s causing it but I wish it would go away. It’s like we get him under control and the attitude gone and then all of a sudden BAM he’s back at it again. It’s just so damn frustrating when he acts up, because his temper is super wicked. At time’s he’ll get so pissed off he’ll jump and stomped down on the floors and our floors are already crappy he has literally put holes in some spots. We have carpeted floors but you can feel where there is a piece of board missing😦 thankfully our landlord hasn’t said anything about it, but what doesn’t help is the floors suck anyway but that complaining is for another time. I just wish I knew what is causing all of T’s issues, there are days where I sit and blame myself.

My Etsy shop KreativeMumma, has also haven’t been doing to well, I get some views a day but the sales just ain’t coming😦 I try to work on things for the shop but funds are so tight right now I’m limited to what I can make.

I’m just hoping soon we will see some better days, I’m not sure how much I can take before I completely lose it. I’m tired of all the stress this has been causing, it wears down a lot on a person😦 so please say a prayer and fingers crossed for us that D is able to find a job and things start improving for us❤

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Mother’s Day


Happy Mother’s Day a day late:-) I hope those reading this had a great mothers day. My day was good, bad then good again, but that’s how it is being a mom.

Started the day with sleeping in, then woke up and D was making breakfast. He made some yummy pancakes, bacon, sausage and blueberry muffins. I even got to shower without having to rush or being interrupted.

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T was excited cause he was finally able to give me my mother’s day gifts, they’ve been in his backpack since Friday. I loved the little gifts he made at school, he colored a picture, made a cute card and his teacher’s assistant made flower pens for the students to give to their moms. I thought it was the cutest thing ever! I cried reading his card and I love the pen.

My brother came into town and surprised me and our mother for mother’s day. It was awesome being able to see my brother. We don’t get to see him much anymore, I know T was excited to see his Uncle B. Then D went and made us dinner, he was supposed to grill burgers but it started raining so he had to fry them, oh well. After my brother left, it was time for T to head to bed, and then I got to relax playing World of Warcraft.

When I was playing World of Warcraft (WoW), I was able to obtain 4 new mounts on my toon and I even got my achievement to fly in Draenor. I was so excited to finally get that achievement, I’ve been working hard lately on getting it. The 4 new mounts I got was Reins of the Corrupted Dreadwing, Wild Goretusk, Soaring Skyterror & Armored Razorback. I was like a kid getting candy for the first time, I was so excited with all the stuff I was finally getting!!!

Overall, I had a good mother’s day, T had a bit of an attitude for a bit but what kid doesn’t? It was nice that I didn’t have to do anything, D took care of everything, and let me sit and relax.

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Love Days Like This


 

 

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The day started out iffy but as soon as T came home from school the day just seemed to get so much better. Normally, when T gets home he does his homework but today he asked if he could play outside. We gave in and let him, it was just so nice out we couldn’t say no. T was still in his school clothes when he started playing then complained he was getting warm, I told him to put on shorts and he kept saying it wouldn’t cool him down but guess who was right…..me! Oh the joys of being a parent, the child always thinks he is right. T was having a blast running around the house and playing with his trucks, he even helped D with the garden:-)

I mentioned to D that our garden needed to be cleaned up so our roses could grow back. Next thing I know he’s in the garden cleaning out all the weeds. I’m so lucky to have an awesome man do that for me. I told him I love having the garden but not a fan of pulling out all the weeds lol:-)

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It was just nice being outside enjoying the warm weather and not having to worry about the people that live near us. We don’t get many days like that anymore cause our new neighbors are just nosy and loud, so we usually stay inside, but not today:-) and I’m hoping we are able to do it again tomorrow. T even tried pink lemonade for the first time and said he loves it:-)

Now as I’m typing this, T has done his homework, showered, dinner in his belly all with NO arguing and watching the new Spongebob Squarepants. I’m not sure how we managed this afternoon with no arguing but, we need more days like this:-)

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Temper, temper little one


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Things have been a bit crazy around here lately, but that’s the joys of life right?! T has had a wicked temper for quite a while and it was starting to get out of control. It was to the point no matter what we would say, he would yell at us for no reason at all, and then throw his hands in the air and say “fine, I don’t care”, “fine just throw my stuff out” and bunch of other things and we would simply ask him to eat his dinner or if we had to go somewhere I would get that attitude. Now, D is home 24/7 for a while so now he got to see what I was dealing with everyday and now understood why I was always stressed. Due to T’s bad attitude it would get me stressed and D at the time couldn’t fully understand why and then it would cause us to start arguing. With D being home, T’s attitude has improved a lot, and it’s only been a week of D being home 24/7. We still get a bit of an attitude but we are able to quickly get it under control, it’s nice having both of us here to manage these outbursts.

We’ve also started reading a story every night to T before bed. We are reading Magic Tree House books, if T has been good all day we will sit and read a whole book (which is 10 chapters like 70ish pages), if he’s had an attitude we will only read half of it and the rest the next day. He has really been enjoying these books, they are really awesome stories and I would recommend them to anyone with kids.

I’m just hoping T’s attitude continues to improve, and when it’s back to me and him during the day, his attitude won’t change for the worse and we won’t go back to how he was. I’ve been noticing we’ve been having a lot more good days with T than bad like we’ve been dealing with before.

On the good note! T’s 3rd quarter report card came in, and he is doing amazing job in school. He has improved with a lot of his work, and his math he went up from a 76 to an 84! That’s actually really good for a 1st grader and has to work with common core. Part of me would still love to home school him but he’s been doing really good in public school, so he’ll probably stay in school until he graduates.

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Crocheting basics….tutorial included!


Crocheting is an relaxing hobby to pick up on, and if you get really good at it you can make some amazing things and make money off them. But, first you got to get to know the basics, some may say that it’s hard to crochet. Honestly, it is a little bit hard at first to learn, but when you get the hang of it, you’ll be like “really, it’s so easy”!

I’ve decided to start making videos on how to crochet the basics, and maybe sometime in the future showing how to make other things. So far I have made only one video, and I am actually quite happy with how it came out. I just hope the videos over time will help people to learn how to crochet.

Below is my video, it’s only a little over 8 minutes long and shows how to do a slip knot, chaining and single crochet. I hope those interested find this video helpful, I’m hoping to get more videos made and put online.:-)

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