About Mom's Place of Sanity

Stay at home mom to an awesome little boy, gamer mom, loves to sew/quilt, crochet and has a little Etsy shop to sell my handmade items.

Who is who?


I first started this blog back in May 2011, back then I was still kind of a new mommy, my son was only going on 2 years old. So when I started this I wouldn’t use peoples names, I’m not sure why, maybe I was afraid of people knowing my sons actual name or something.

But now 6 years later, you get so used to calling your child by their name but when you go to blog you have to not type their name, along with your fiance name. So I think from now on I will start using actual names. I’m not afraid of people knowing our names anymore. Plus if I get too worried again (which probably won’t happen) I can always go back thru and delete this post and edit the names again lol.

So for introductions, I’m know on here as mom, mommy, mumma whichever I usually use lol but my actual name is Kristen. My fiance is known on here D, his actual name is Dave. My son is known as T, his actual name is Trent, I bet some of you didn’t figure that one out cause it is but isn’t a popular name.

So there ya have it, our actual names, now you can continue on with your day lol

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Summer Enrichment Program


This summer T was able to attend our schools summer enrichment program. They allowed any child to join but there was a limit amount they could accept, so we got our application in right away, best part was it was all free to the parents.

Each week was a different subject, it was a 4 week program and each week they would attend a field trip based on what the subject was that week. Of course T wanted me to go with him on each trip, which the school encouraged the parents to come along (which most of the trips I was the only parent). It was really fun going on the trips with T, the only part I didn’t like was being cramped on a small bus with like 17 kids lol, but it was still fun and T was so excited when I came along ❤

Week 1: Book Making

This week he learned about the different ways you can make a book. Each day he brought home a different mini book he had made in class. This weeks field trip was to Western New York Book Arts Center in Buffalo, NY. This was a long drive on a bus, over an hour and of course we hit grid lock so that took forever. Once we got there they showed the kids how to use a printing press and stuff. All the kiddos had a blast, T thought it was really cool that him & everyone got to use the old printing press to make a poster they all got to take home.

 

Week 2: Clay Work (can’t remember actual title)

This week the kids in this group learned different clay work techniques. T brought home a clay magnet & then another type of clay that glows in the dark which was pretty cool. This weeks field trip was to Brushstrokes Studios right here in town, which is literally down the street from us. The kids got to pick one ceramic to paint, and then 2 weeks later was able to bring it home. The kids all had a blast, it was fun seeing all the different colors the kids were painting their ceramics. This was T’s first time to the studio & he had a blast, he’s now hooked on going there lol.

 

Week 3: Change

This week was learning about history dealing with dinosaurs & science. It was an interesting week hearing all the stuff he had learned. This weeks field trip was to the Buffalo Museum of Science in Buffalo, NY. OMG this place was amazing!! All the kids had fun & I even had a good time, sadly we didn’t have enough time to explore all of the museum but what we did see was amazing. My group of kids was T & 3 of his friends, they were all just having way too much fun. When we got home both me & T told D how much fun it was and that we need to take a trip there again.

 

 

Week 4: Teamwork (or something like that lol)

This week the kids learned about working together as a team. This weeks field trip was to a YMCA camp where the kids go to try out the rock climbing wall. I didn’t attend this due to being sick but my mother went instead. T was nervous at first but put on his harness, he started to try the wall but as soon as they lifted him off the ground I guess he freaked out so he didn’t do it, but its okay at least he tried ❤

 

This summer program was pretty awesome and I am glad my son was able to participate in the program. We’re hoping the have this again next year & he is able to go again.

OMG your 8 years old?!


That’s right, if you’ve been a follower for a few years T has turned 8 years old!! Man does time fly when you have a child. He is growing up way too fast, but I’m one lucky mumma to have him as my son. Yes he can be a handful what kid isn’t but I wouldn’t change anything about him. T is a unique little boy young man and I love that about him, he doesn’t try to be like everyone else ❤

pictures from birth til 8 years old

This year we had a little party at our place, it was family and friends that came to his party. One of our best friends came all the way up from Pennsylvania for the weekend. T was so excited to see who all came to his party and was excited about his cousins being there. It wasn’t a fancy party just a big ol’ get together to celebrate T’s birthday, but it made T’s day, so that’s all that matters. Later in the day we decided to have a little fire and make some s’mores, but by then most of the people already left, but oh well T was still having a good time. I’m just glad his birthday party was a success and that he had a great time on his birthday ❤

RetroGameCon 2018!!


That’s right, my shop KreativeMumma will be attending again at RetroGameCon this year!!! I’ve already been accepted & paid my vendor fee.  This is their 5th year & it will be my 3rd year being a vendor. At first I was a little hesitant about doing it, but decided to just do it. I’m super excited and can’t wait to attend this year. I’m thinking of bringing something dealing with crochet but I’m not sure, so I got a lot of thinking on what to do. I do know will bring the items I had a SCCC in June, which is pillows, lanyards, magnets, pokeballs, DS cases, etc. I’m hoping this year is going to go better than last year but either way, I’m going to think positive and have a good time!!

Salt City Comic-Con 2017


As some of you know my shop KreativeMumma has had a table in artist alley the last two years for RetroGameCon, well this year I decided I wanted to be part of another convention, well I should say attend 2 conventions this year. A fellow artist which we’ve been getting to know more, suggested I see about getting a table at a convention called Salt City Comic-Con, so I did and got accepted. As usual I waited til the last minute to get stuff completed but got it done and on June 23, 2017 we loaded up the car and off to Syracuse we go.

It’s awesome seeing my shops name on here (I put the stars there after screenshot lol)

We got to Syracuse with a little bit of time to find our booth that night and set up early. Our table location actually got switched than what was planned. A lot of people got moved around because they had too many vendors and not enough space.

My tables all set up!!

Saturday June 24, 2017 was day one of Salt City Comic-Con (SCCC) we thought we were going to have a decent spot because we were located by bathrooms and not too far from the food vendor so there was a lot of people walking by, well that’s what we hoped. There was a decent amount of people walking thru the hall we were in but they kept going in the opposite direction than where we were. We did sell some things on the first day but not very much.

Sunday June 25, 2017 was day two (last day) of SCCC and it was no better than the first day. At times there was hardly anyone walking thru the hall we were located. I did a lot of walking around checking out other vendors while D stayed at our table. In the main area there was still a lot of people and I seen a lot of vendors making sales yet not many people would come to the hall we were located along with other vendors in the hall.

It got to the time that the con was over and everyone was packing up, I was literally in tears while packing stuff because I couldn’t believe how badly I had done. I only made enough money to cover my vendor fee which was $180, that doesn’t include the money we spent on a hotel for the weekend, gas in the vehicle, money spent on supplies, etc. But, after thinking about it I realized yeah I didn’t make much money, I still got my business name out there and was able to sell a few things. I also learned between RetroGameCon last year and then SCCC that people can be cheap and don’t want to spend a lot of money on handmade items but will on other things.

Even tho we had a so so time, my favorite part was seeing the cosplay. I just love seeing all the different types of cosplay and seeing how much time people have put into what they love to do. My favorite cosplayer was there and of course I was too shy to say hi, but she’s going to be at RetroGameCon 2017 and I can’t wait to see what she cosplays and I’m hoping to not be so shy/nervous lol.

My favorite cosplayer…Inner Havoc Cosplay, she’s the one as Chris from Yuri on Ice ❤

Overall, SCCC was pretty decent, did I make a lot of money? No. did I have a good time? Hell yeah I did! Will I do it again if possible? Hell yeah I will. Like I said I may not make a lot of money but I’m having a good time and getting my name out there, that’s all that matters.

Last Day of School


Hard to believe that my son has finished 2nd grade and will be going into 3rd grade next school year. This school year has been a crazy one for us. T’s teacher, boy I couldn’t stand her ass, she kept taking stuff away from T even tho he didn’t do anything, always complaining about him, etc. Of course we couldn’t move him into a different class because our school is already packed since they closed the other elementary school a few years ago, so classrooms are at their max.

Then we dealt with T being bullied in his classroom & on the bus. The bus driver would keep moving his seat & didn’t help with the issues. Then one day he came home & told us about a kid threatening to fight him & that was it, we went right up to the school, made the principal leave a meeting to talk to us. We told her what happened & what has been going on with the classroom & the bus. Needless to say things got better real quick, she talked to his teacher & looked at the camera footage from the bus & got everything taken care of. She also told T to don’t be afraid to go see her if something happens. Apparently he was afraid to get into trouble for going to the principal what’s happening.

Besides from having a few problems, T did really good in school. We are super proud of him & excited that he is moving onto the 3rd grade.

Now T is enjoying summer vacation then in July he starts his summer enrichment program the school is having. Its a 4 week program each week is something different then on that Friday the kids go on a field trip that is related to what they learned that week. This is something new the school is doing and was limited to a certain amount of students & the best part is that it’s a free program!!!