Friday, March 1, 2013

Keepin' it real

I am finally feeling like I have clawed my way out of all the boxes.  There are a few here and there, and the garage, well that's another story.  But, for the most part, things are unpacked.

It's funny about moving into a new home- cabinets are different.  They are different sizes and things have to be changed up from how you were used to having it.  This really upsets me at first, but then I adapt.  

Also, things that looked good in your previous home, will undoubtedly not always look good in your new home.  Now a lot of things have made the transition, but definitely there will be some decor shopping.


I don't want to paint pretty roses around here all the time and let you assume I have no struggles going on in my life.  Lately, we have had some pretty intense discipline issues.  I know it comes with the territory, but it is most assuredly one of the hardest parts of parenting.

Most of the problem stems from them wanting to have their way or not do something that they do not want to do.  Epic battles ensue and I am left at the end of the night needing a hot bath and a Xanax. 

However, I feel like I have to do hard work now and set the standard for how we want to raise them from here on out.  I am not naive enough to believe that harder struggles are not coming.  My husband is a principal and I know all too well what is lurking in the ages to come.

I don't ever want to be lax or naive about what is going on in their lives.  This may not make me popular with my kids or with their friends or even their friends' parents, but I will not stop working hard to keep them in the best situation possible.

When we discipline them, even now, they get angry at us.  We instill over and over how much we love them, but how they are acting is not acceptable.  I pray every night for help in being a better mother and pleaseohLordamIdoinganythingright?! 

I'm just ready to see fruits from all of this work.  Heh.  They may be 30 before I see it.  It's so hard to persevere, but I know it's what needs to be done. 


This morning, I was going to head out to Walmart to get some groceries.

Things have not went according to my plans.

I'll spare most of the details, but cat vomit was involved.

So instead, I decided to blog and do my menu for next week and maybe clean the kitchen.

My other plans for the day include going an eating a Seussical lunch with both the kiddos and then finishing up with our PTO fundraiser by handing out prizes.  Hopefully these things go according to plan!

Hope your weekend is beautiful and not as cold as ours!

a little more realness for ya-
B's room before we moved looked like this:


  1. Love it! Ting's room looks like that most of the time as well.

    We are also having discipline issues at our house. It's so hard to be consistent and have her mad at us. But if we want to raise her right we have to keep it up. I've decided it is definitely the hardest part of parenting.

  2. Yeah! Just glad someone else posted an older 'Day in the Life' on Kelly's Korner. How do people see what's coming up and throw together a post in like 5 minutes? Super moms I guess. :) Anyway, your children are just adorable! I love finding blogs where mommas are just a bit older than my Drew as I can always use advice from blogger friends. Not sure where you are, but you mentioned it's cold. I'm in Cleveland, Ohio and it's been SUPER cold up here lately. I'm SO ready for some 50 degree days! Hope you'll stop by and follow back!


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