The Month Of May

I know, I have been absent with nothing to say.  Sometimes the Internet has days weeks and months where it feels like it is weighing me down. It is strange I know.  Something that if I want this blog to work I need to sort out and get over. So this afternoon I am just going to share some photos from my May 🙂

My sweet Trev on his bike at the park

Trev, hard to think my baby will be 16 in October! We were out enjoying one of our very few nice days!

little Miss Toddler Picking Flowers at the park

Little Miss Toddler at the park picking flowers.

50 years old and can still peddle a bike.

Hubby Peddles away on Trevs bike!

Stormy days

Storms and lots of rain was the theme all the month of May

We welcomed a new granddaughter to our family . <3

table setI finally replaced my round table and folding chairs with this new to me set. Yay!

Memorial Day was celebrated with a small parade that passed by our front door.

So that is our month in a small nutshell. Tons of rain here in New England. I will be glad for warmer sunnier days!

Five On Friday (Link Up)

This post was inspired by the Five on Friday Link up.

One

Last night we decided to go out to dinner with the kids at the Home Town Buffet and roam around the Maine Mall for a bit of time after my hubby got home from work after eating we ended up over at best buy. I decided to break away ad go admire cameras. (A girl can dream, right?)  Because at tax time we decided to forgo the camera we had picked so I could have a new computer. Hubby walked up behind me and says “That’s a nice camera. Is that the one you want?” I told him at some point I would like it. He picks it up and buys it…Along with a camera bag, new rechargeable batteries, and a bag. So my number one is how blessed I feel by my husband’s gift. There were things he needed that he put aside for me.

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Two

Friday visits from my little Grandson and his daddy are always a great ending to my weekdays. Watching my son interact with his son is heartwarming to me.

son and father

Three

I have a great little playmate in Little Miss Toddler. My girls never liked Barbies and she adores those Barbies! My cute little excuse to get down and play with them and of course her! Just look at that smile!

toddler and barbies

 

Four

Finally, the two plus feet of snow is starting to disappear from my yard and I am not complaining in the least. I am ready for kiddie pools, popsicles, sunglasses, tall cold glasses of sweet tea and sunshiny days. I am even excited to start the spring yard clean up.

Spring is Coming

Five

This week I happened to get my box from Pinch Me. It’s nice to get something in the mail besides bills. New FREE body wash is a pretty cool sample and Lucky Old Boy will enjoy his wet dog food treat. I do not have any affiliation with www.pinchme.com and have not been asked to post this I am simply sharing with you something I enjoy.  So if you love freebies Pinch Me is a pretty cool site.

Pinchme

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The Word Friendly and Why I Had Stopped Blogging

I joined up Mama Kat’s Writing’s Workshop about a month or so ago. When I joined I was writing pretty regular and getting to know some of the pretty friendly people that also blog and join her link up.  I have known what the prompts were this week for a while now and just keep drawing a blank. Even still as I sit here my mind is just totally frozen. In fact, I have barely blogged at all. But I picked a prompt the word friendly.

So, really no blogs from me this week.

Why?

 

Because of life. Life just threw up all over me and I have not been feeling friendly, happy or like blogging at all.

I have been filling my mind with things like playing Ring Around The Rosie with little Miss Toddler. I sing she sings she holds my hands while jumping wildly on my bed and then we all fall down just so I can hear her laugh. Her laugh that makes everything right in this sometimes very, very messy unfriendly world.

I have been cleaning in a circle like I often do when I am stressed because my ADHD like symptoms show up uninvited when my world brings me for a ride that leaves me hanging on by a thread. This really mean the house is cleaned sub-par for my mind is hyper-focused on other things. So many things get started and left while I trail off to the next.

I wouldn’t call it depression. Maybe frustration that there are certain things in life that I can not fix. Or that nagging feeling I get that tells my mind something is off in life or coming at me and it eats away at me until it finally happens. By the time it happens, I am relieved in one aspect it did, it’s over and now it is about just getting back up and dusting myself off. Righting all those wrongs.

I have decided though it is time to just breath. Let things be and get back to being friendly, and doing the things that make my life have more joy and stop letting life sit so heavy on my shoulders for a while. Breath in … breath out. Ahhh much better already… right?

 

So while this is a lame blog post it is the start of pulling my boots back on by the straps. Therapeutic perhaps? 🙂

 

Tell me, when life does you wrong how do you bounce back?

And I will leave you with some happy moments from my week in case you have been missing our photos.

 

Boxes are a great place to sit for a toddler

Box with a Toddler in it
Little Miss Toddler playing Tablet in her box.

 

Turkey
Turkey for dinner because it is a comfort food and man does my oven need a cleaning. Yup real life.

 

Then go on over to Mama Kat’s Writer’s  Workshop and link up with those fine friendly people that make me smile each week. 🙂

 

 

Mama’s Losin’ It

Writing Prompts For Mom Bloggers

Writing Prompts for those days I sit here and rack my brain about what to write, Everyday it gets a bit harder. Or I have a great idea and start to write and then just get stuck.  I am hoping as I write more it happens a bit less. One can hope, right?

So tonight I will stretch my mind and put some ideas out there. Because other bloggers prompts have helped me. Maybe I can help a bit too. 🙂

Writing Prompts for Mom Bloggers

  1. Your child’s birth story.
  2. Plan a birthday party.
  3. A list of things you hope to do this year.
  4. 10 ways to save money.
  5. Gardening tips.
  6. Creative ways to calm a fussy baby.
  7. How to get the spark back in your marriage.
  8. You biggest cooking blunder.
  9. A funny story from your childhood.
  10. The moment you knew you were an adult.
  11. Things your mother told you that turned out to be wrong.
  12. Share a recipe you love.
  13. Your top 25 favorite baby names.
  14. Review a product you love.
  15. Reorganize a space in your home and share the process.
  16. Do a craft with your child and share the process.
  17. Do a Vlog.
  18. Tell about how you and your spouse met.
  19. List the a-z’s of you.
  20. Share what is in your purse.
  21. Share 5 of your favorite photos.
  22. Tell other moms how you stop tantrums.
  23. Share your best potty training tips.
  24. Tell why you do or do not cosleep
  25. Share a list of Dollar Tree Products you either love or hate.
  26. Interview a family member.
  27. Tell a story about life from a baby or pets point of view.
  28. Share tips on cleaning your home.
  29. Share the items in your latest shopping trip.
  30. Make a bucket list.
  31. Share funny photos and the story behind them.
  32. Make a list of writing prompts.
  33. Journal the before and after of a hair cut or hair coloring.
  34. Share a journey of weight loss or getting healthier.
  35. Share your thoughts on a news story.
  36. Share your thoughts on a highly debated mom topic
  37. Take a walk and make a photo journal of it.
  38. Tell why you started blogging.
  39. Give new bloggers tips for a successful blog.
  40. Share your daily schedule.
  41. Share a funny story about your child.
  42. Tell why you do or do not share photos of your little ones online.
  43. Share a quote you love and why you love it.
  44. Compose a letter to someone you have lost.
  45. Pen a letter to your child for when they are grown.
  46. Write the rules for dating your son or daughter.
  47. Tell what kind of mother-in-law you think you will be or hope to be.
  48. Write about your favorite vacation.
  49. Tell about strange habits you have.
  50. Write about the hardest part of being a new mom.
  51. Write about the last time you surprised yourself.
  52. Tell about the best gift you were ever given.
  53. Write about a happy moment in your life.
  54. List your favorite books and why you love them.
  55. Make a list of favorite children’s books.
  56. Write about the sort of parent you thought you would be versus the parent you really are.
  57. Tell about the worst parenting advice you were ever given.
  58. Tell about a scary life event.
  59. Write about a moment you will never forget.
  60. Plan an interesting meal.
  61. Come out with your weekly meal plan.
  62. Share the TV shows or movies you love.
  63. Divulge what TV mom you are most like.
  64. Share a day in your life with words and photos.
  65. Tell about your pregnancy cravings.
  66. Share tips on baby care.
  67. Share your cleaning schedule.
  68. Tell why you cloth diaper.
  69. Share how you care for cloth diapers.
  70. Do a review on a brand of disposable diapers.
  71. Do a toy review.
  72. Share a recipe for play dough.
  73. Share a sensory bin you put together.
  74. Tell about your child’s first day of school.
  75. Share your child’s artwork.
  76. Tell why you are a stay at home or working mom.
  77. Share a favorite spot of your home.
  78. Do a home tour.
  79. Tell how you organize your child’s toys.
  80. Share a homemade cleaning product recipe you make.
  81. Reflect on a time you had to apologize to someone.
  82. Write about a disappointment that you were able to make into a positive.
  83. Recount your worst E-bay purchase.
  84. Tell about your biggest pet peeve.
  85. Tell about how you helped someone.

What is your favorite writing prompt?

 

Tips For Brand New Bloggers

It is almost funny to me to even write one tip on blogging since I am very new, to the idea and process of blogging though I have made many half attempts at blogging and rather flopped about like a fish out of water because that is just how I feel.
 Blogging Tips
Everyone is doing link ups, and blog hops and all this fancy stuff. I am just sitting here trying to figure out what to write and how to write it. My style is not all that fancy. I have great ideas that often sound very flat typed out on the screen and I wonder why bother? Who would even read any of this?
So here is my best advice. Stop wondering who is reading. Write for you.  Yes, keep it interesting and fun but, do it for you in a way that is really allowing the person you are to shine, though. It is my thought and I know it is what brings me back to other blogs that people want to know the real you.
 Another thing I look for is regular posting. If a person posts a lot here and there and then not for long periods of time I tend to lose interest. I decided that when I wanted to give this whole blogging thing a try for real this time that I would post at least once a day and I do.
Find a simple and clearly laid out Link Exchange. Read the rules and follow them.  I have joined a couple so far and it does increase traffic. It also gives me a topic to write about when honestly there are days I can think of nothing.
That brings me to my last tip if you will. When you can think of nothing there are a million and one writing prompts out there for you to pull off. I am not a great writer I do not pretend to be. I do truly feel thought the more you write the better you will become at it. The prompts get my brain moving in a forward direction.
Happy Blogging.
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