I was so excited to be invited to SheBlogs first Birthday Bash! After hours of deciding what to wear I walked out the door in a pair of jeans and nice blouse and headed to Ft.Lauderdale with a couple fellow blogger friends.
I had such an awesome time and met some really nice people.
Thanks Julie for a great night!
SheBlogs will be holding their first blog conference in May. You can get your tickets www.SheBlogs.org. Hope to see ya there!
To be honest I haven't always been one to really help with our earth but recently I have been researching things myself and family can do to help do our part. I was really shocked to find out that over 60 million plastic water bottles go into our landfill everyday. That is just to many!!
You can help save the planet while saving money everyday by using EcoUsable's BPA free stainless steel bottles.
Thanks to EcoUsable I received a few bottles for my family to review. My oldest daughter loves hers. She used to take a plastic water bottle to school daily and by mid day it would be warm. Now she doesn't leave home without her new stainless steel bottle that she can refill and it stays cold throughout the day.
Iv been so busy lately with the kids and school I had to find a few minutes for me. I really wanted to share with you the things that I have been going through with my 7th grader Josh.
Josh was diagnosed with Tourettes about 3 years ago. He blinks constantly. We took him to a neurologist who gave him meds to control his ADHD and then more meds to help with his tic, Well that was no help at all. The ADHD meds intensified his tics so bad that he would cry at night because his eyes hurt so bad. I just didn't know what to do. So I took him off of it all. I don't see the ADHD at all in him anymore but the blinking is still so bad especially when he gets nervous.
School for him has not been easy and making friends is really hard for him. Kids can be so cruel at times. Now we are making plans to take him to another neurologist about an hour away to see what they can do. I feel so helpless. As a mom we want to protect our children and teach them God made us all different and its okay to be different but I have to say this has been a long battle already and I pray that soon they will find something that will help him.
I was so excited to have the opportunity to review the Sodastream.
This past weekend we had all of the kids at home so it was the perfect time to try out our new Sodastream. We all loved it! I personally am a diet soda drinker so I just had to see how the diet cola would compare with my diet coke. It was great! Not to much of a difference at all.
The root beer was a big hit with the little ones and my older children love the energy drink.
There was no Assembly required all we had to do was screw on the carbonation tank and we were ready to make our soda.
I personally like the idea of being able to make the soda we want without having all the waste of cans and 2 liter bottles. Sodastream has so many different flavors that you can choose from like peach iced tea that I just cant wait to try.
You can purchase your Sodastream here starting at $99.95
And to make it even better Sodastream is "green"
Using your own home carbonation system means:
•Less packaging waste from cans and bottles.
•Less pollution caused by transport of bottled beverages.
One SodaStream carbonator makes 60 or 110 liters, equivalent to 170 or 310 aluminum cans! When empty, the carbonator is refilled and reused, ready to make more fizzy and tasty soda whenever you want it.
We love our new Sodastream!
Disclosure: I was not paid for this review. I received Sodastream to review on my blog and all statements are my own opinions. Thank you Sodastream for the terrific product!
Well school for all my little ones has begun ans the procrastinating mommy that I am is still running around for school supplies and more uniforms and clothes for the middle schooler. I figure I should be done by the weekend (well that's my plan anyway)
My oldest daughter is a Senior this year and we are working on Senior pictures already. Where does the time go? I still remember that little 5 year old going into elementary school so excited with her little Disney princess backpack. Now it's talk about college and a job for the future. She wants to be a social worker to help children who are being abused physically and emotionally. This is something she has been passionate about for quite some time. I'm so proud of the beautiful young lady she has become.
I will say that being a mommy and watching your children grow up is a very rewarding experience however sometimes I feel so sad to see them growing up so fast and would like to push a button to just slow it down so I can see it in slow motion. Does that make sense?
I am so excited to announce our very first giveaway!
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This weekend we heard of a beach (not to far from us) where there have been manatee's making an appearance in the early morning. So we packed our coolers and lathered on the sunscreen and headed out to the beach. Unfortunately for us we didn't make it there early enough and didn't see any manatee's, but we still had such a great time. The older boys took the little one around looking for crabs and they all buried their little sister in the sand. She didn't seem to put up a fight until they got a little carried away and got alittle to close to her face.
After a few hours of playing in the sand, snorkeling, and looking for crabs It was time for mommy to fire up the grill and make our lunch (yes I'm the grilling mommy in our home) getting them out of the water was not an easy task for me but they finally figured if they didn't get out to eat the birds were going to have their lunch.
All I can say about this trip to the beach is that watching 5 of our children playing so nice together was just priceless. It's not something that happens everyday but Saturday was a day that will stay with me forever. I saw love, friendship, teaching, caring, and sharing out of our children and it was just beautiful.
In our house we talk to God all throughout the day. 100 prayers God loves to Hear was such a great book to teach my children prayers for everything their life. .There are prayers of blessing, thankfulness, praise, comfort, prayers from scripture, and even Inspirational Prayers from a few famous people. We all enjoyed the 100 Praise songs that go along with every prayer. The colors in this book are bright and kept my children's attention. I found it not only an easy read, but also a book that will keep you coming back for guidance in everyday life. I want to share a prayer that my 13 year old loves from this book. It's a prayer for trust in Jesus:
O Christ Jesus, when all is darkness and we feel our weakness and helplessness,give us the sense of Your presence,Your love, and Your strength.Help us to have perfect trust in Your protecting power, so that nothing may frighten or worry us, for living close to You, we shall see your hand, Your purpose, Your will through all thing.
This book has helped me teach my little ones that God listens and answers our prayers!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
This weekend my 10 year old son was doing his normal weekend activities swimming in the pool, riding his bike, and of course fishing. Fishing has become his newest hobby and he loves it. His friend came over and they decided they would go fishing in the canal behind our house. So they got their fishing poles and bait and out the door they went. This child of mine is all boy! He loves doing things outside and trying to get him back in is like pulling teeth. Well while they were on the dock they caught a few little bass and came running in to have me take a picture of them. After them being outside for about an hour I decided to go sit with them and see what was going on out there. I was watching this boy so patiently waiting for a bite when all of the sudden he seemed to have caught something. Up on his feet he stood reeling in what we thought was a pretty big fish for this small canal. As he reeled it in to all of our surprise it was a baby alligator. There they were yelling for my husband to come and get it like we were going to have a new little addition to our already full house. I yelled just let it go!!! I was afraid ,as they were so happy. Thank goodness my husband didn't get there in time and the little alligator got away (yes my hubby would have tried to keep it for a pet.) It was a little scary for me because now all I can think about is that if there is a baby in there shouldn't the mommy be near by. I'm not taking any chances. The canal is now off limits without an adult out there.