A-Z challenge

I was just introduced to the idea of The A-Z writing challenge by Meaning Joy Purpose. I am excited about the idea of this because, I believe it will strike some fires in my mind to my fingertips. I am hoping this challenge allows me to better my writing, and my blog all together. So come on join in. Lets challenge ourselves for 26 days of the month ( Sunday’s off). Some of the letters could be crazy, so hope you enjoy walking through the alphabet with me.
This will start on April First
If you join don’t forget to put link in comments so I can follow your alphabet challenge as well.

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73 question challenge challenge

I saw this on a new blog I discovered called,  mama scribbles blog . Turns out many celebrities have been doing this for a bit now. So, I decided since I was getting baxk into blogging an mine is fairly new that this would be a great post idea for me.

1. What’s your favourite movie?
Sweet Home Alabama…I love Reese Witherapoon

2. Favourite movie in the past five years?
Just Go with it

3. Favourite Hitchcock film?
Not a fan: (

4. A book you plan on reading? 
Joanne Fluke. BlackBerry pie Murder

5. A book that you read in school that positively shaped you?
A day no pigs would fly by Robert Peck

6. Favourite TV show that’s currently on?
Tv addiction makes this hard but 19 kids and counting is currently on my Tv 

7. On a scale of one to ten how excited are you about life right now?
Nine

8. iPhone or Android?
Android

9. Twitter or Instagram?
Twitter 

10. Who should EVERYONE be following right now?
Mom central: twitter parties: ) @MomCentral

11. What’s your favourite food?
Soft pretzels and cheese (concessions stand has the best)

12. Least favourite food?
Vegetables…I’m kind of a lucky eater

13. What do you love on your pizza?
Ham, sausage and extra cheese

14. Favourite drink?
Dr pepper

15. Favorite dessert?
Red Velvet Cake

16. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?
Milk

17. Coffee or tea?
Depends on the mood I like coffee, hot and cold but, I am from Texas So sweet tea is also a fav

18. What’s the hardest part about being a mom? Seeing  little smiles and hearing them laugh. Nothing lije those little giggles

19. What’s your favourite band?
Lady Antebellum.    Got to see them in concert couple years ago: )

20. Favourite solo artist?
Reba McEntire

21. Favorite song?
Fancy by Reba

22. If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be?
Reba.  It’s on my wish list

23. If you could master one instrument, what would it be?
The Piano

24. If you had a tattoo, where would it be?
Don’t have any but probably on my foot so when I wore sandals I could show off

25. To be or not to be?
To be 

26. Dogs or cats?
Dogs. Our buster boy passed away in Nov, and the thought of getting a new dog is tough

27. Bird-watching or whale-watching?
Bird watching, love watching robin’s

28. Best gift you’ve ever received?
My kids

29. Best gift you’ve ever given?
My kids

30. Last gift you gave a friend?
A sweet tea on a stressful day,  if your not fron Texas you won’t understand

31. What’s your favourite board game?
Monopoly

32. What’s your favorite country to visit?  Canada because only other one I have been too

33. What’s the last country you visited?
Canada

34. What country do you wish to visit?
Lots on my bucket list, top being Europe

35. What’s your favourite colour?
Love pink fav is bright pink

36. Least favorite colour?
Baby poop yellow lol

37. Diamonds or pearls?
Diamonds

38. Heels or flats?
Flats…I have rubbish feet 

39. Pilates or yoga?
Pilates

40. Jogging or swimming?
Jogging

41. Best way to de-stress?
Bubble bath, and wine

42. If you had one superpower, what would it be?
To fly

43. What’s the weirdest word in the English language?
Weird  

44. What’s your favourite flower?
Lilly

45. When was the last time you cried?
When we lost our buster boy

46. Do you like your handwriting?
I really dislike it 

47. Do you bake?
I do, but I am not great

48. What is your least favourite thing about yourself?
My confidence fluctuations

49. What is your most favourite thing about yourself?
My legs 🙂 or My laugh

50. Who do you miss most?
My buster boy (yes a dog lol)
I also miss Jesse’s parents. You complain about your in laws and all the silly antics. However, when they are done I promise you will miss it.

51. What are you listening to right now?
Oldest talking to the baby

52. Favourite smell?
Lavender

53. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
My other half

54. Who was the last person you sent a text to?
My friend Jennifer

55. A sport you wish you could play?
Basketball, miss those days

56. Hair color?
Brown, naturally although. Right now its red

57. Eye color?
Blue

58. Scary film or happy endings?
Scary makes me have nightmares so definitely happy endings

59. Favorite season?
Spring 

60. Three people alive or dead that you would like to have dinner with?
Aunt Karen, Jesse’s grandpa and my maternal gma

61. Hugs or kisses?
Hugs

62. Rolling Stones or the Beatles?
Hmmm neither because they are not my generation but if I had to pick I would say Beatles

63. Where were you born?
Texas, born and raised: )

64. What is the farthest you have been from home?
Canada. Summer trip with family

65. Sweet or savory?
Sweet 

66. Lipstick or lip gloss?
Gloss 

67. What book have you read again and again?
The books in the mckade brothers trilogy by Nora Roberts

68. Favorite bedtime story? Three little bears

69. What would be the title of your autobiography?
My Name Is Mama

70. Favourite sound?
Kids laughing

71. Favorite animal?
Dog, or horse

72. Who is your girl crush?
Reese Witherspoon

73. Last photograph you took? Care bear playing

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“Fabulously Ordinary”

I recently listened to power of moms ep 39 with tiffany sowbe and it inspired this post. I have often thought of writing a book called “Not Just a Mom“. Some reasons are because I m so much more than a mom, and another is being a stay at home mom gets overlooked.            Tiffany Sowbe wrote a book called Realized Motherhood. In this book her chapter is entitled Fabulously Ordinary. I have not read the book. However, I would certainly love to. I did listen to the afore mentioned podcast and here is what I took away.
    I was reassured first and for most, I am not alone. Every mother feels ordinary at times. Little things go unappreciated, and overlooked. By the kids, our spouse’s, and extended family. This isn’t always easy. It is often tough to think what you do doesn’t matter. Today though I am embracing the fact I am fabulously ordinary. Whatevwr, I do wether cleaning our humble abode, making a delicious dinner or bathing dirty kids matters. Things we do as moms are just ordinary and often get monotonous. If it was gone would you miss it? Heck ya! I would be lost. I have been an ordinary mother for almost eleven years. So embracing the ordinary day to day things and being fabulous at it, is exactly what I took away from Tiffany’s chapter.
A few Ways I am fabulously ordinary and I bet you are too.
* Healing sick kiddies
Somehow I always find a way to get an ill child to take his meds
Somehow a little extra mommy tlc always heals a fever or tummy ache

* Feeding the hungry
While I am not the only cook in our home I do make meals most of the time. I am also not the best cook but if you request a meal it will magically appear soon.
A peanut butter sandwich taste Vetter when made by mom
A nighttime snack usually gets mommy approved

*Being the dedicated reader
I am the one children cine to most when wanting to share in a story. My children know reading is a passion I have.

Well, I must carry on being fabulous while being ordinary at the same time. Have a fabulous day.

Here’s is Tiffany’s YouTube video about this chapter too.

Tiffany Sowby: https://youtu.be/rL_ec11KWBE

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Hidden Danger That Can Permanently Harm Your Baby

My three month old just gave me a HUGE scare. I went to change her and noticed her toe was purple. A blood blister had formed and toes were swollen. Room her to pediatrician immediately and the called it a Hair tournament. Doctor said if we wouldn’t have gotten her to them when we did. She could have lost her toe. Scary scary.

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So sorry pictures are blurry I took them in midst of shaking from fear

Please read more here
Hidden Danger That Can Permanently Harm Your Baby | Parenting

http://www.parenting.com/blogs/show-and-tell/caitlin-parentingcom/hidden-danger-can-permanently-harm-your-baby

Are cookbooks becoming a thing of the past? #YMCCommunity

I couldn’t agree more with rainycity parent. I love the look of cookbooks on a shelf in a magazine. We even have a family cookbook that I cherish. However, my cookbooks dont get touched. When i want to try somethibg quick my go to is pinterest and i absolutely don’t know how I survived before its days.

Raincity Parent

My Mum had, and still has a book shelf full of cook books.



Every so often, she culls her assortment and hands them down to me.

I now have a box of cook books that I never look at.

It’s not that I can’t cook or don’t like to try new dishes out…I just don’t find cook books very convenient. I’m too busy to peruse the pages and find something that I’d like to make.

Entré l’internet.

Pinterest is my BFF and Google is her sidekick. All you need to do is enter a few keywords et voilĂ , a plethora of recipes appear AND with pictures. Pictures ALWAYS help me decide on a recipe.

I have created my own virtual cook book online and all for FREE! I Bookmark my favourite blogs and websites so that I can go back to them and I subscribe to several as…

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