Household Blues

I look around my house and think about how much money I would need to put into this place to make it look the way I want it to look. Keeping up with three kids, working from home and school stuff for my oldest is certainly a challenge. I enjoy a challenge and that is why when I look around my home I think of how pretty stainless steel kitchen sinks would make my home shine. Only problem is I haven’t mopped since moving back in this place and it is much needed.

Why have a shiny stainless steel kitchen sink when the floor isn’t shiny? I know that in time things will come along to work out the way I want them to. I know that in time when the children are all in school I will have more hours in the day to work thus increasing income and opportunity to remodel the home and maybe add on another bedroom.

My dream is to have all new appliances and when I do go that route i will certainly go online to look at prices because sometimes it is cheaper to order online and have shipped than go local when you live in a small town. When I go online to search out kitchen sinks I will look for style, pricing, and quality. I think customer service will also play a key role in my purchasing habits when it comes to remodeling.

What do you look for when purchasing new items for your home?

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2

Oh my gosh this is the cutest movie ever! I watched the first one through Netflix with my children and they were in love with this movie so much that when Disney released this version I certainly had to get a review copy to see what it was all about. A great movie full of love, parenting and so much more. I enjoyed watching the little dogs get married, take care of children and learn that family and friends love you until the end. A heart warming story that will have you wanting to watch over and over again!

Bonus Features:


* French & Spanish Tracks and Subtitles
* Sneak Peek at Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure
* Learn How To Take Your Favorite Movies On The Go
* Dylan & Cole Sprouse: Blu-ray™ Is Suite!
* Bonus —
o Music Video: “This is My Paradise” By Bridgit Mendler
o Blooper Faux Paws


* 1.78:1/ Enhanced for 16×9
* French & Spanish Tracks
* Sneak Peek at Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure
* Learn How To Take Your Favorite Movies On The Go
* Dylan & Cole Sprouse: Blu-ray™ Is Suite!
* Bonus —
o Music Video: “This is My Paradise” By Bridgit Mendler
o Blooper Faux Paws
o Beverly Hills Chihuahua Challenge – interactive game show led by Papi

Film Credits:

* Voice Talent —
o George Lopez as Papi
o Odette Yustman as Chloe
o Zachary Gordon as Papi Jr.
o Emily Osment as Ali, Pep, Lala and Rose
o Bridgit Mendler as Appoline
o Miguel Ferrer as Delgado

* Human Characters —
o Marcus Coloma as Sam Cortez
o Erin Cahill as Rachel Ashe
o Susan Blakely as Aunt Viv
o Lupe Ontiveros as Mr. & Mrs. Cortez
o Elaine Hendrix as Colleen Mansfield (Appoline’s Owner)

George Lopez is a riot, I have always loved his sense of humor and he plays a great voice in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 that everyone should add to their Disney collection!

S-E-X … and Third Graders???

I am not that old, I am 29 years old and hey I had a great rebellious teen life, I had my first experience at age 14 and well never stopped. I graduated high school in 2000, I had my first child in 2002, I had my second child in 2006, I got married in 2007, I had my third child in 2008 and I got divorced in 2010.

I have lived … I have learned … but one thing I haven’t ever been ready for is the S-E-X topic with children. I learned by reading some literature from my pediatrician that you should start talking about this topic at a young age, at age five your child should be familiar with the basics of gender differences, such as the body parts and what they are used for. Growing up S-E-X was not something we discussed, seriously when I was 14 and asked to go on the pill my Mom was ready to LOCK ME UP.

It was a topic you just simply didn’t discuss, but I personally want my children to know what it is at their particular level. I haven’t ever talked to my children about it yet and they are a girl age 8, a boy age 4 and another boy age 2. I recently became aware that my daughter has a friend {now ex friend} who had gotten into some trouble, but tried to get my daughter into trouble. They are third graders mind you … riding bus with OLDER kids, come on school don’t you realize little elementary students should not, and I repeat should NOT be riding the school bus with older kids and if they do then they should most certainly be at separate spots on the bus, not sitting together congregating!

My daughter informed me that this other little girl asked to use her paper and proceeded to write a note on this paper, the note said something BAD and yes my daughter emphasized that it was a BAD BAD WORD, so bad in fact that she wouldn’t even speak it, my daughter finally spelled the letter out for me …

I want to have S-E-X with SPECIFIC BOY NAME HERE

That is something along the lines of what she told me, forgive me I am having a memory lapse and I could not be wording it 100% but I am sure you have the point. A third grader wrote this and even more worse … about a SEVENTH grade boy. Are you kidding me?!

What is this world coming to?! I am all about being open, being honest and teaching my child about sex, but we have not had that discussion yet until the other day when this came up, of course the school has yet to actually call me about this incident … I wonder why? I mean if a child goes to the principals office should they or should they not call me? If it involves a topic such as S-E-X in a third grade level with a seventh grader … and my child was in the middle of the situation … should I be called or not?

What do you think about all this? I am still a little too shocked to formulate the words of how I feel at this moment.

Lee Ann Womack – I May Hate Myself In The Morning

I have been able to relate to this song, never heard it until today and wanted to share as I am sure there are others out there who can relate to this or have at one point in time! It is country music, but the lyrics I love dearly!

So … here ya go … can you place yourself in the shoes of the lyrics of this song in your past or current situation? I can in my past …..

Happy Valentines Day

Good morning everyone! I hope whatever you to do today to celebrate Valentine’s Day that you simply enjoy the day.

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Hug your children, kiss your spouse and do something special today to enjoy the love filled day!

I normally do not celebrate this fine day, really never got into it, but I am thinking about making yummy cupcakes with the children to celebrate with them and when they woke up the first thing I said to them was Happy Valentine’s Day!

Inglesina Avio Stroller Blog Tour Review

Today I get to review a great new stroller that I received. I use a stroller most frequently during Spring and Summer seasons and during Fall for soccer season with my youngest child. I had never heard of the Avio Stroller before and when asked to participate I was completely game, since my current stroller is worn out.

One feature I noticed first, was the instructions were not clear enough for me when provided in the box, I am not good at putting things together and so I went online to Google directions and found a YouTube video of the stroller put together so I was better able to put this together.

I think the five point harness feature is the best feature along with the umbrella top so that my child can be shielded from the bright sun on a NH Summer day. I love five point harnesses as they keep young ones held in tighter and safer when going for a walk or being out in a busy shopping mall.

The Inglesina Avio Stroller folds up so wonderfully that I get a full size stroller with small size stroller benefits. I am able to fit this stroller into any trunk of any car without an issue, which makes life of this Mom of three much easier! I used to have to try to cram my full size stroller into the back seat of the car in between my two youngest children leaving them with no room to feel comfy, not any more, I am now pleased to have a great sized stroller with little stroller benefits.

The Inglesina Avio Stroller glided along smoothly and has been a benefit to our family. I can not wait for Spring time walks now.


Avio strollers are available at and purchasers will get a free fast table chair with their order by entering promo code AVIOFAST at checkout.

“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Inglesina and received an Avio stroller to facilitate this review.”

Hefty® Basics™ Paper Plates Review

For the past little while I have been testing out Hefty Basics Paper Plates that are biodegradable! I tested out two sizes, one being more of an adult size and the second being best sized for my children or a small meal for an adult.

These plates are awesome not only because Hefty® Basics™ has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation™ on a quest to plant 10,000 trees but because these plates rock. Heavy duty, biodegradable, no dishes, what more could a mom ask for?!

Every ten likes on Facebook will mean one tree gets planted! So what are you waiting for? Head on over and Like Hefty® Basics™ on Facebook and get your friends to as well. Every ten people can help plant one tree, together we can get 10,000 trees planted easily!

Let me know in a comment below if you Liked Hefty® Basics™ on Facebook, I would love to hear if you have tested out these paper plates as well :-)

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