Sunday, March 31, 2013

bossy little brats

This easter I was at work all day today enjoying all the rude people on the holiday. Holidays bring out the worst kind of people at restaurants.  So im already having a crappy easter and I get this table of three. Its grandparents and their 10 year old grandson and let me tell you this kid drove me crazy. The ten year old was the worst person I had all day.  And the grandparents did nothing. So being parents how do you get your kids to act like you want them to even though you are not there?   I had to run back and forth for this kid. He ordered anything he wanted then told me to send it back and get him something else and do you know what the grandparents did. Nothing. Because that is what grandparents do. They were way to old to try pay attention to the kid and didn’t even notice half the time that the kid was being a little pain.  Now the question is how do you keep your kids from acting a fool when you are not there, because I know a parent wouldn’t have let him order three things and send them all back. You would tell him to suck it up and eat it or not let him order it in the first place. Children are a direct reflection of the parents and I never want my children to treat any adult they way these grandparents let this kid treat me.  Tell me how to keep my kids from being little BRATS

easter sunday

Happy Easter everyone. on this happy day let everyone remember to be nice to their servers when you go out to eat. we are all stuck there on easter. and make sure you get lots of pictures of your little ones in their cute outfits

Saturday, March 30, 2013

happy ladies everywhere

Shout out to any woman that has every given birth, been pregnant, or is currently pregnant and is in a good mood. The miracle of life is sometimes taken advantage of by ladies that just want everyone to know how hard it is and how sick they feel and how swollen their ankles are.  I understand I have not had a kid yet nor have I been pregnant but shouldn’t you at least seem happy about being prego.  I have worked with all kinds of pregnant ladies and all of them are amazing for waiting tables with that bigglo belly.  Each girl I’ve worked with seemed so happy about the baby coming. Letting people feel the kicks. Talking about the baby’s room and getting ready to welcome a new life into the world.  Sure they let out the occasional “oh my back hurts” or my favorite “pancakes make me want to vomit” but all of them were or are generally happy about the joys that come along with the pains and the emotions.  Now there are some people that just wont see the good in pregnancy. Sure the attention is nice but “oh congrats you’re pregnant” only last so long.  The constant reminder that your life sucks because you are pregnant is over the top.  You are supposed to be happy sometimes and just telling everyone around you that you are unhappy and sick and fat and unhappy and sick and fat takes away from the joy of childbirth and the happy miracle growing inside you.  I’m just glad that I know so many happy ladies that have kids or are pregnant and made it through realizing that being pregnant it something special and not all women are capable of having kids and what a blessing it is.  

update garden

our garden is coming along so well. the red skin potatoes are huge. we have onions, garlic, corn, tomatoes,green beams, squash, peppers, and one lima bean.

this is Hass the avocado tree (guess why his name is Hass, he is a hass avocado tree)
start a small garden of your own 
our friends started their own gardens too
cassi's garden. i just love gardening now i cant wait to eat something

magic erasers

found all these uses for a magic eraser on baby center thought they would help with raising the little ones.
1. Remove coffee and tea stains from mugs.
2. Clean stains left inside the crock pot.
3. Clean pet and child vomit from carpet or clothing- I’d try a test spot on any fabric before you use the Magic Eraser on it!
4. Remove grass stains from shoes after mowing the lawn.
5. Clean outdoor furniture and toys, like white resin, plastic toys or white painted furniture (but scrub lightly on the painted furniture!).
6. Clean pool liners.
7. Clean vinyl surfaces.
8. Clean your car’s hubcaps.
9. Clean the built-up gunk from inside of your refrigerator.
10. Clean the dishwasher interior.
11. Remove rust from most surfaces.
12. Clean your computer, including your keyboard, mouse and some even say your laptop itself! I’d go lightly as you wipe down these electronic pieces.
13. Clean your phone- try gently wiping down your phone’s mouthpiece to get rid of built-up grime.
14. Remove cooked-on stains in pots and pans.
15. Clean your sticky/dusty range hood over the stove. (What, yours isn’t sticky or dusty? Mhmm… well mine is! Ha!)
16. Remove nail polish spills or stains.
17. Clean your gutters.
18. Clean mirrors and windows- some say that the Magic Eraser gives them a streak-free and clean mirror! And it will apparently prevent your mirrors in the bathroom from steaming when you shower… hmmm.
19. Remove mildew from tents, vinyl canopies, awnings, fiberglass items, etc.
20. Remove paint over spray that has dried.
21. Remove food stains inside plastic food containers.
22. Remove fingerprints and dirt on light-colored kitchen cabinets.
23. Clean grout and tile (I have GOT to try this one for grout stains!).
24. Remove dried paint from door hinges.
25. Remove tarnish from silver.
26. Remove adhesive residue after removing stickers.
27. Remove hair dye from counter tops.
28. Clean plastic coolers inside and out.
29. Clean oven shelves and the grates on your grill.
30. Remove melted plastic from the side of the toaster oven.
31. Remove green algae from cement (such as bird baths, steps, ponds, etc.).
32. Remove toilet bowl rings- apparently you can simply cut off a piece of the Magic Eraser and let it sit in the toilet overnight to clean. Sounds easy enough to me!
33. Clean stained caulking along the kitchen sink and counter top- another must try!
34. Remove paint scratches on your car from minor fender benders.
35. Remove stains on the underside of the toilet seat.
buy in bulk here

Friday, March 29, 2013


Easter and religion.  When you think Easter you think cute outfits for your little ones and great pictures of Easter egg hunts. When do you tie the Easter with religion? We don’t go to church now because we haven’t found one that fits us but with kids it’s important that they start off going to church so they learn the basics morals, behavior, and manners. At what age do you get them to start to understand the holidays? Our kids will go to church until they are old enough to make the choice about whether they want to go to church or if they want to explore other religions or lifestyles. I know I wanted to stop going to church at about thirteen because our family church did not fit my views. My parents didn’t see my way then and I don’t want my kids to feel that way, like church is a punishment. It’s not one, you just have to have one that fits you. But with small children Sunday school starts to teach them right and wrong and morals that they need. Sunday school seems to be the right spot to tie Easter with religion but will they understand it just from that. I know Easter and Christmas were all about the candy and gifts but I still know somewhere in my mind that it was for something but should our kids realize it and register it so they will understand more about the holiday rather than gifts and candy.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013


What are some sneaky was to get kids to take medicine? I remember only liking grape flavored stuff when I was younger. That bubble gum crap was awful. I know from having a dog if they don’t want to take the medicine you have to trick them. Buckeye will take the pill as long as it’s stuck to peanut butter. But you can’t do that with a child. Do you bribe them? That could get every costly after about seven days of an antibiotic. What if they do the no hope mouth pinch that I use to do when I didn’t want to eat something?  There was no way you were going to get me to eat fish. So if the mouth is pinched shut how do you get them to take it.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Went to the dentist today and was numb almost my entire shift at work.  Found out I had to get all my wisdom teeth removed, YAY. I hate going to the dentist. Every time I go I end up in pain and I own way more money then I want to pay.  Now with kids they need to go every six months for their cleanings, how do you keep them from hating dentists as much as I do? Maybe tell them ahead of time that they want the dentist to be proud and they should brush their teeth really well for him. But even then they go one time and its “I hate the dentist” all over again. Is it a cycle? If I liked the dentist would they like them as well? But who likes the dentist? Find me one person that likes having their mouth opened far too wide and getting jabbed at. So is it possible to get your kids to like or at least not freak out when you have to go to the dentist.


Germs are everywhere and I know you can’t change that but how I’m I suppose to handle it.  I don’t have a problem with blood and I don’t have a weak stomach for gore.  But what I don’t like is spit and vomit.  I have only had to clean up vomit one time and it was not good. You know how everyone thinks they are a sympathy vomiter (you know when you see and smell someone throw up you do the same) well I found out I was one.  It all started after a night of drinking with a good friend of ours, I was driving so I let Leif drink whatever he wanted. When we made it home he realized that he had too much and went to bed. So we are sleeping and I’m minding my own business when I smell the smell.  The trash car inches away and he is just chucking on the bed.  So me, being the good wife I get up to clean it and Leif being the loving husband wrapped the bottom sheet up so I could carry it out.  When I got to the bathroom I was doing fine holding it together only being bothered a little by the smell but still I was by the toilet getting ready to clean the sheet. Then I discover that the vomit had rolled to the fitted corner of the sheet and when I flopped it out I lost it. So now that I know I have a weakness for throw up and sensitivity to snot coming up people’s throats how am I supposed to be a mom.  Does the strong stomach come after so long or does it just happen.  If my stomach doesn’t get stronger the kids going to throw up, then I’m going to throw up and then Leif is not going to be happy about cleaning up all the vomit all the time

Monday, March 25, 2013

sick kids

Sick kids, how is it prevented? I know a couple who call out of work three times a week because “their child is sick” half the time they just want to go to the beach or something dumb but all the time I see that they are in the er again. Its normally just a cold or the flu but how do you keep your kids immune system up.  Kids are just little balls of germs if they are in daycare your pre-k.  How do you keep your kids from being one of those kids? Vitamins seem like they would work but when I was younger I popped those like candy and I’m not sure if it made a difference. Can you wrap your children in a plastic bubble and just let them out to use the bathroom. Haha. That doesn’t seem like a good idea but it would work. With all the germs running around how do you keep your children safe?

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Teaching kids about money

My husband and I are savers. We save money all the time. There is a restaurant that we have never been to without a coupon. When we have kids we want them to be super savers too. At what age do you teach them about money. We want to give our kids options with money, like you can get a five dollor toy now or wait until next week and you would then have ten dollars to spend.  Getting them to learn about money early will help us teach them that you have to earn what you want and that you just don't get something because you scream and cry for it. If your kid knows ahead of time how much they have to spead and can choose wisely then I think that's starting them off pretty good when thinking about money.  But what age can you teach them this.

Thursday, March 21, 2013


I know everyone loves talking pictures of their kids and posting them on facebook for all to see and I know that when we have kids we are going to do the same thing.  But when getting pictures done should you do it yourself, go to a store and get them done or have a personal photographer do the shots. I know one of our friends has the cutes little girl in the world and she loves pictures. it seems to be cheaper for her to get someone to shot the pictures for a small fee and then pay for a cd and pick from those pictures.  then some people swear by big store deals being cheapest, then you only get like four pictures of your kids sitting down and if you want anything extra you have to pay out the wauyzoo.  I have a digital camera but I know I can’t take a good picture to save my life. Which do you get the most bang for your buck and with taking pictures yourself is it worth the money you save with wasting twenty hours trying to get one or two good shots.

baby in the family

Talk about prefect timing. We are planning on trying to get pregnant in august and leif’s brother is about to have his first child, a baby boy.  I love that we can get hand me downs from family. Now we just found out that my older sister and her husband are expecting their second child due sometime before December (if my math is correct).  Congrats to both couples, cant wait to welcome 2 new family members into the world. But the best part of all this baby time is HAND ME DOWNS. The ultimate money saver. They can both give tips, tell us what we need and don’t need, what not to waste money on.  Who would have thought the timing would be working out so well.   

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

beach day

My dad is in town from Illinois this week for his yearly visit. Funny how his yearly visit is always close enough to bike week for him to make a pit stop there too.  Since he lives in Illinois we wanted to take him to the beach on our only day off and would you believe it was so windy we couldn’t stay there. We eat our tasty sandwiches from Publix deli and left. But sitting on the beach watching the water for the 30 minutes we lasted out there I started thinking about how you introduce kids to the beach and the ocean. Being from Illinois my first beach trip wasn’t until I was like seven, we went to visit family in North Carolina. I loved my first beach trip but at what age can you start taking kids there.  I see little ones on the beach all the time but you have to worry if the parents are watching in case they run towards the ocean, step on a jelly fish, or feed a chip to a seagull and the whole flock rains down on you. It just seems like it would be a very stressful experience until they know the rules of the beach. Like don’t go near the water without a parent. It will be a great first and lots of pictures are in order but at what age do you try.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Cooking at home is important with little ones. It keeps costs down and you can know what's in the food your family is eating. Crock pot meals are nice time saving meals. There are thousands for 30minute meals out there. Now what are good ingredients to include in these meals to make sure you keep things interesting and yummy. Links are welcome and are coming soon
this is the one i have works really well for chili and stew. keeping the chili and stew homemade will keep all the unwanted salt and processed stuff out.

Monday, March 18, 2013


Kids today have a whole new language. You can write a full sentence with like five letters.  Lmao. I saw someone spell close "kloz" the other day. So you dropped one letter. That made your life so much easier.  With all these new spellings and slang its a wonder how anyone is going to be able to understand anyone. 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

dinner and a ipad?

As some of you know I work as a server in a restaurant and tonight I saw something that caught my eye. It was a sweet family of four, 2 kids around 3 and 5. As they were waiting for their food they had the kids watching dvds on their tablets.  In the restaurant I work at the food doesn’t take long at all, at most the family would be waiting for 20 mins and that’s if they got well done steaks.  When I was brought up dinner time was a time to talk to each other. I’m sure the parents work all week long and have the kids in day care. What happened to interacting with your family. At that age kids have all kinds of stuff to tell you but instead they sat and watched part of a movie while the parents just sat there.  I know kids need to be entertained or they get restless but is it that much easier to stick a movie in front of them rather than listen to them tell stories about their day or draw a picture and tell a story about the picture. We give you crayons and something to color on, so why would you need the dvds. It might just be me because we don’t have kids but I think that listening to your child get excited about their job as line leader for the week is something to hear at the dinner table.

Friday, March 15, 2013


Organization!! Having a baby makes you want to get organized. You want a diaper bag that is organized, a toy box that is big enough to keep everything off the floor and out from under your feet in the middle of the night (yes I’ve heard stories about blocks and gi joes being very painful) and you want your house to run smoothly. Being organized makes leaving the house at the right time not ten minutes later when you find the hat in the coach that the little one refused to leave the house without. If you worked with the little one and they knew that the hat should always be put in the same spot so they never lose it then you just gained ten minutes of calm time. I need to know what the must haves for organization are and how to teach the little ones to take part once they get old enough.  Time saving, money saving, toothpaste saving? If you have a tip I want to know.  When becoming a mom or planning to become a mom all the help and organization helps.

music and babies

Music, Music and babies, Music and children. Hearing starts pretty early on and that’s why most people play music to their stomachs. I’ve heard the best is classical because its calming and smooth but can you switch it up in hopes that you kid will learn and hear better with different types of music in the womb. Im a journey lover myself and I think journey is calming and smooth. What about musicals, their songs range from calming to dramatic but have a lot of emotion and feeling. Would that have any effect on a kid when they grow up? Could music help them have a caring calm personality? For that matter keeping your kids away from the now sexy pop songs, god only knows what they are really singing about, could change their personality. Kids today grow up way to fast and maybe the music has something to do with it. If we start them out on better music could we postpone them from getting exposed to the evils of the world or would tv and other children just bring out the overly mature attitude that the kids today have.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

magic WD-40

anything that can make life easier helps out when you have children, so i found this list of all the uses of WD-40 and its amazing
What IS The Main Ingredient of WD-40?
Before you read to the end, does anybody know what the main ingredient of WD-40?
No Cheating.....

WD-40 ~ Who knew!
I had a neighbor who bought a new pickup.
I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason).
I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news.
He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do....
probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open.
Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off.
It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job that was on the truck. I was impressed!

WD-40 who knew?
"Water Displacement #40".
The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts.
WD-40 was created in 1953, by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company.
Its name comes from the project that was to find a 'Water Displacement' Compound.
They were finally successful for a formulation, with their fortieth attempt, thus WD-40.
The 'Convair Company' bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts.
Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.
When you read the 'shower door' part, try it.
It's the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door.
If yours is plastic, it works just as well as on glass.
It's a miracle!
Then try it on your stovetop.
It's now shinier than it's ever been.
You'll be amazed.

WD-40 Uses:
1. Protects silver from tarnishing.
2. Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3. Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4. Gives floor that 'just-waxed' sheen without making them slippery.
5. Keeps the flies off of Cows, Horses, and other Farm Critters, as well. (Ya gotta love this one!!!)
6. Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7. Removes lipstick stains.
8. Loosens stubborn zippers.
9. Untangles jewelry chains.
10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12. Keeps ceramic / terracotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13. Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14. Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
15. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16. Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17. Lubricates noisy door hinges on both home and vehicles doors.
18. It removes that nasty tar and scuff marks from the kitchen flooring.
It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off.
Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19. Remove those nasty Bug guts that will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly!
20. Gives a children's playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21. Lubricates gearshift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers...
22. Rids kids rocking chair and swings of squeaky noises.
23. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
24. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
26. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
27. Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
28. Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
29. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
30. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31. Removes grease splatters from stovetops.
32. Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33. Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34. Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35. Removes all traces of duct tape.
36. Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
37. Florida's favorite use is: 'cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.'
38. The favorite use in the state of New York, it protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
39. WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose.
Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.
40. Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
41. It is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray it on the marks and wipe with a clean rag.
42. Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and rewash. Presto! The lipstick is gone!
43. If you spray it inside a wet distributor cap, it will displace the moisture, allowing the engine to start.

As for that Basic, Main Ingredient.......
Well.... it's FISH OIL....
Who would have guessed ? ? ?

children books

One of the things that I cant wait for once we have a kid is being able to write them children books. there are websites that you can send your story book to and the will publish it for really cheap. You can read your kid a story that you wrote and its in the form of a real book. Once they get one enough you could write the stories together and let them draw the pictures. Could you imagine a kid reading their own book before they go to sleep at night. Talk about making a kids imagination pop. All these new experiences for you and your child, its going to be a great.

heres a link to a website that starts at about 10 bucks

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

healty website

I was looking up things that have to do with kids and exercise, this link has good tips and healthy ideas to help families keep the little ones happy and healthy. remember children are our future and keeping obesity down might make this world a little better

keep them happy and moving at the same time it's playing and exercise

no fast food for little ones

Since I'm on the topic of weight , I'm going to talk about fast food . Now how soon do you introduce your kids to fast food. I know some parents who start their kids early and the kids freaks out every time there in a drive thru. Is there a way to keep your kids from screaming for a french fry every time you go through drive thru

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

stopping childhood obesity

A big topic about children now is obesity. And its becoming even more important to keep kids active at home because of all the cuts at school involving gym and recess. In order to start them off at an early age staying active you have to be creative.  How do you keep new activities to keep them busy?  We know its important for the parents to get down and play to keep the children interested.  Some parents just let their kids sit in front of a tv all day and I think some tv is fine but we want to keep the electronics away as long as we can.  Imagination is very important and I think to much tv and electronic at an early age well keep them from meeting there full potential. We need tips and ideas on starting kids off the right way.

Monday, March 11, 2013

odd baby names, how odd is too odd

Odd baby names, they are all over. People wanting their kids to stand out from the crowd.  My husband’s name is Leif so I understand how hard it is when you have to keep telling everyone under the sun that its pronounced LaAAf .  I love his name and its just frustrating  knowing someone for some time and they still can’t get his name right, then you start thinking they have learning or hearing problems because you have pronounced it for them over and over again. We are not going to do that to our kids but we don’t want too normal of names. Its just as hard being one of the hundreds of jessicas and having to use your first and last name or middle names. How do you find the balance between having your kid be different and not wanting them to get made fun of their whole life? I think we want to do nerdy names (from books, movies, songs or video games) but we are not sure. we both want boys but we only cant think of really good girl names. Any ideas?

Sunday, March 10, 2013

last hurrah!!

With our last vacation without kids coming around the corner, it’s got me thinking about what trips would be like with kids. Extra bathroom breaks, car games and tasty snacks are what I’m expecting once we have little ones.  One of my friends was telling me that even small things become wonderful again once you have a baby. She said the first road trip was one of her favorite things about being a mom. The little one got to look at the world in wonder and amazement at all the new things they are seeing. Lot of picture taking must be in order for these things and I Hope we don’t forget the camera.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

good behavior

The other day I was at work, I’m a server at a restaurant, and there was a family of 5. Three perfectly behaved kids. They said please, thank you and eat their food rather than tossing it all around them.  Now that type of family is what I want ours to be like.  All 3 kids where less than 7 years old.  Now the question is how do you become a well behaved family rather than one of those other kinds of families.  Working at a restaurant you see all kinds of the other families. Kids screaming, food all around them and half the silverware on the floor, kids refusing to eat, kids that run up and down the restaurant. Man those type of kids are really good birth control.  We plan on starting early with manners, giving our kids lots of attention and make sure they know how to behave in public.

Friday, March 8, 2013

save 1000 bucks in a year

 Me and the husband (leif) are getting a plan ready to start saving money for when the time comes.  Did you know if you save 20 bucks a week you can save 1000 dollars in one year.  20 bucks a week doesn’t seem so bad. We actually used this method to save for our last baby less vacation coming up this spring. We had a list of everything we wanted to do before we have kids and we have done everything but zip lining so lets hope we can squeeze that in on this trip. After our trip we are going to start our baby ready fund. 20 dollars a week plus whatever else we can manage to put away.  The saving and buying small things throughout the pregnancy is our plan so far. Not to mention we have lots of loving friends that have hand me downs for boys and girls and kids that range from 2 to newborns plus the two still in the oven.  I’m thinking we can do this.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

prices of diapers

We went shopping for our baby shower gifts yesterday and man are babies expensive.  We went looking for some cloth diapers thinking that it would be a nice gift they wanted and wouldn’t be that bad on the budget ( because I’m a budget queen) and wouldn’t you know a six pack is $109 bucks. I couldn’t believe it. Then I started thinking about how much money a month they save you and it doesn’t seem soooo bad but still my brain is going to have to be reprogramed before I have a baby.  I try not to buy anything for full prize and clearance is my favorite word but diapers never go on clearance and you can’t just wait for a sale because it will never come.  It’s going to take a lot of planning but man are we going to be some money saving parents.

our garden

With planning for a baby comes eating better. You have to make sure what you eat is good for both of you. That is why we are working on our first garden.  Not really sure what we are doing yet but we have some sprouts already and couldn’t be prouder.  If anyone knows any safe ways to keep bugs away or tips for getting these bad boys to grow big and strong please leave a comment.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

boys vs girls

 girls vs boys

boys vs girls
which is easier
what ages are the hardest

how to choose

Thinking about babies starts to make me look at things in the baby sections and wonder.  Some strollers have 3 wheels some have 4. Which ones are better?  Cribs, car seats, playpens, diapers, and so much more how is someone supposed to choose. I have 2 people close to me expecting in the next 2 months and I don’t know how they handle it. The baby showers are this Saturday and we want to get them both something they need. Oh baby section why do you have so much confusion in you.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

our family

Our little family.

before we even think about trying to have a baby we need a plan. we need to find ways to save money now and when a baby comes. we need to figure out what to spend money on for a baby and what to get used. with all that comes alone with planning to have children it amazes me on how people do it.  In a couple of months all this talk will be put into action because we plan on trying to get pregnant around august. Tips on keeping the love and budget alive will be greatly appreciated.

advice and stories

Advice and stories are always welcome. If you share maybe you could help me or others make that step into parenthood.

from dog to baby

 from dog to baby
this is buckeye our little baby. we treat him just like a child, but children are a lot harder to handle. we know we will be good parents but how do you give up knowing that you are happy and settled to all hell going to brake lose once you have children. our schedules would have to change, we might not be able to see each other as often, our bills will get higher, and our little bubble of our happiness will change. We can only hope that we change together handle the stress well and keep our marriage at the top of the priority list.

baby fever

The baby fever has never been in me. When people would ask we would always say 2 years from now and it has been that way for the last 5 years.  My husband unknowingly brought this all about with one statement that he doesn’t even remember saying.  He had just got a “new” used car and just off the cuff said “now that we have a house and two reliable cars it’s time to let our credit go to crap.” And by that he meant that we could have kids because all of our major purchases were out of the way.  Little did he know that he set off a spark in my head thinking baby time?  


hi!! im lizzy. this is my first blog and i have babies on the brain. im happily married. we have been together for 8 years and married for 3 of them. but is it baby time