Its Here Its Here .... Well Soon! Merry Christmas Eve

It's Christmas Eve and the house is full of excitment.
We as a family have kept busy !!
It is always nice to have these moments.


Mom Gone Softie...

I am as strict of a mom as they come. I have set up rules in my house that i expect each of my children to follow to the best of their ability. When said rules are broken then there is a punishment to be had. As each child gets older there is less of a need for disapline for them. I thought it was getting easier and maybe just maybe i would be able to be the "fun" parent. My luck ran short today, and to be honest i am not really sure how to deal with the issue that i am facing. Am i a softie now??
After what happened this past friday the way i look at my children has changed dramatically. I've always loved them and always felt blessed to have them. But realizing that i truly could lose them at any given moment rocked me to the core. Which makes getting frustrated, upset, the dealer of punishments, and the moments of disapointment harder. So here is my problem.

28 Days to a Stress Free Christmas - Tip #23

Tip #23


Over Taking My Home...

I have lived in my home for what seems like forever now. Funny thing is I don't think I am fully unpacked yet. I have let what ever style the previous owner had take over what I wanted my home to feel like. With scattered pictures, ugly paint and not cohesiveness at all, I finally did it. I took my home back!!

A while back I was able to paint almost every wall in my home. I was able to get rid of a really bad green. I knew what my color scheme through out my house would be, it was just a matter of finding the right colors. This took a while. But it happened. We washed down the walls and painted everything with a fresh coat of paint.

28 Tips to a Stress Free Christmas- Tip #15

Tip #15


50's Housewife ... Getting Back On The Horse

I seem to have just stopped. The little experiment that was suppose to be so easy became more than i thought it would be. Tons of people, some who don't even follow my blog, emailed me wanting to know my next step. I have gotten a few emails recently asking if i would start over or continue. After giving it a lot of thought and really thinking through my blogging free time, i am excited to say i will be able to get back to this experiment.

This time it will be a little different though. I have goals that i want to achieve, task that i want to complete, and projects that have been sitting here for what seems like forever. Along with that i want to teach myself a better way of doing my day to day must haves. Cleaning, laundry, meals and budgeting. I can not be who i want with less stress and not running around like a chicken with my head cut off unless i have a better understanding of what it is im trying to achieve. Truth be told, i am not nor do i do all the things a mom/wife should. I make up for it with the things i actually do do but am left with no excuse for the things i don't do.

               So some of the goals that i want to achieve this time around are:
* better time management
* finishing task that i have started
* blogging on a regular bases ( at the very least update regularly)
* take back my home! (cooking cleaning and over all feel of my home)
* become a even better mom
* attend church again
* bring back the values that i once worked so hard for and stop
      living the life everyone else finds acceptable.

So there it is. Keeping it simple this time. Or so i HOPE!

28 Tips to a Stress Free Christmas - Tip #9

Tip #9