Saturday, January 31, 2009

Whew....True Love Does Wait.

Yesterday I had hoped to sit down and type up a blog after I got back from collecting the kids from school. It didn't happen as you can see. I got busy with them and stuff. I was in bed by 10:00. Ahhhhh, nice indeed.

I blogged about the purity ring idea and wondered if anyone had a child wearing one. I got one response. A very good response. So good that I want to share it with you.

Purity Rings. I think that it is less about the ring itself, but the imagined protection that comes with it. Some parents don't feel that quality sexual education is necessary, because...my kid promised and wears the ring...she/he won't need to know those things. I think this is a problem.

I have read that teens who pledge virginity do usually wait longer than their peers to have sex, but because they are unprepared, are more likely to have unprotected sex.

My motto is educate and talk, often and openly with your teen. Making sure that they understand that you are there for them anytime they have a question.

Education plus a pledge/ring might be a great combo.

Kelly--Mom of a nineteen year old daughter.

I totally agree with you. Educate your children about sex. Sex has become more of a topic at our house since H likes to watch The Secret Life of the American Teenager. We talk about the show. If you aren't familiar with it, let me catch you up. Amy is 15 and had sex once at band camp. She is pregnant. The guy she slept with has issues and not a good guy. Blah Blah. So now Amy has to decide to keep the baby or give it up for adoption. When I watch this show with H I am able to say, "Life isn't like that" or other various comments. Having sex just one time can change your life FOREVER!!! I want this drilled in her head!!!

Now H is a wonderful bright young woman. She is active in church. She goes to GA Camp every summer. She knows RIGHT from WRONG. We talk talk and talk to her about sex. About life. About everything.

I mentioned getting H the purity ring. True Love Waits. We think it's a great idea. We are already being totally honest with H. She knows we are there for her. She knows that she can talk to us about A N Y T H I N G!! I am not living some delusional world thinking the ring will keep her from having sex. Being honest with her, talking with her and her knowing about sex will keep her from having it at a young age.

I am going next week to buy her the ring. She has already picked one out that she likes. There is a contract that comes with it. I am very proud of H wanting to wear this ring to let everyone know that True Love Waits.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Kool-Aid and Purity Rings

I remember it well. Carefully selecting those little packets by the handful at the grocery store.

Coming home and tearing one open. Adding about one whole cup of sugar to the pale colored powder. Then carefully adding the water to watch it change into a bright green color.

Green Kool-Aid was my favorite drink when I was a child. Sadly, I grew up and preferred Coke to green Kool-Aid. I had completely forgot my love of green Kool-Aid until I opened my Earth Fare Vitamin Water, Lemon Lime flavor.

I had these awesome memories flood over me when I took my first sip. It even smells like green Kool-Aid. I could have cried tears of happiness.

I just wanted to share that special moment with you.

From Kool-Aid to purity rings.

What's your opinion of these? Does anyone have a child that wears one? Fill me in. I will talk more on this when I get home to the computer.

-typed up on the Blackberry while sitting at the high school to collect hormonal teen.-

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Three words that will change your life forever.

Okay, I am being dramatic. But these three little words will change your DAY forever!

Chuck E Cheese. Is that even considered 3 little words? Two words and one letter then.

Today we had plans to meet friends at CEC and Lil O knew about it. They weren't able to make it because mommy was sick. You know how that goes. Sooooo, Lil O was persistent about going anyway.

It's like when something happens in slow motion in a movie. Chuck E Cheese all in a distorted voice with your life flashing before your eyes.

Once they have been spoken there is NO going back!

Can you guess what we did today???

No, we didn't stay at home in our pajamas all day like I had originally thought I would. We went to CEC!

~smile here~

I came home and actually took a nap. It was heavenly!!!!

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A little while ago I called Lil O by her big sisters name.

She said, "You got the wrong child." From now I will just call her Three.

Some days OCD can get the best of you.

Here lately I feel myself in a weird crazy place. I can tell because I have the urge to clean the whole house with a baby toothbrush. Cleaning is therapeutic for me. It always has been. Sadly, when I get in a weird place it is also my hell.

Maybe it's the state of the world.
~ Knowing my husband is in the "building" industry and works on straight commission. He tells me everyday how bad things are and that things will only get worse. Probably something someone with depression issues shouldn't be hearing every day. I understand he has to talk to someone but please honey pick someone else. :)

I am compacting. It's going great.

I know that things will be okay in time. I just worry that people will start to get desperate and then get stupid. Stupid as in breaking into places and stealing. You know if I have extra something or other, you can have it, it doesn't have to be stolen.

I hope that more people will be like that. I know that when things get hard we need to be there for our neighbors.

Maybe it's that H is growing up a bit faster than I care to know.
~I know it's perfectly normal for her to be "peck" kissing a boy. Perhaps holding his hand between classes. We've all been there. I just don't want my baby to grow up so fast. Just think it's flashing before my eyes and she will be in college before I know it. Then married. Then maybe a mom. Like 20 years from now that is.

I have to know when to pick my battles and when to let her enjoy being a teenage give. Give her the growing room she needs to flourish.

Superdad said the other day, "You just have to plant the seeds and then see if it grows".

I'm just going to get up every day and do the best I can. I hope that you do to.

I am going to be on TV.

I feel as if I am going on a first date or something. What will I wear? What will I say? Will I embarrass my kids? Who cares about that, will I embarrass myself? What if I stutter?

At least I won't have to worry about a kiss goodnight or someone wanting to hold my hand!!! Or do I?

Last week I was left a comment on my Facebook account. WYFF 4 wanted me to come down to talk about my blog on the air one Sunday morning. I was in shock and in some fashion thought maybe someone was teasing me.

Well, they weren't. They really do want me to come down and talk about my wonderful amazing funny blog. They didn't call my blog all that but I DID! LOL

I wasn't going to blog about it until it was all set.

So, February 8th I will be on TV in the morning. I am super excited!!!! Hopefully I can post the segment on here to show you!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Baby M

Had a wonderful visit with ZERO shots!!!

Height. 28 1/2
Weight. 20 lb. 13 oz.

That's my little buddha!!

You've got the wrong name again!!

Here lately I have been calling Lil O the wrong name. I will call her H or Baby M. She will laugh and tell me, "You've got the wrong name, I am Lil O."

Then she will laugh and call me silly.

That's what I get for having 4 kids. I knew I should have named them One, Two, Three and Four!!!!!

I do know I will answer to H and Danielle. And H will answer to Michelle. LOL My mamaw calls us all different names. I just answer because I know she is talking to me.

Tonight is LOST night. Are you still LOST about it?

Last week I discovered something about Lost in Season 2. Just in case you missed it I wanted to mention it again.

My husband is a HUGE Lost fan!

Today he put in the first show of the second season. Where the two people are brought in the hospital where Jack works because of the car crash.

The woman ends up marrying Jack.

The man was pronounced dead. I noticed that he looked like Ben. Upon further review the name of the actor that plays Ben was in the opening credits.

They were saying that the man was Shannon's step dad and Boone's dad.

You can also see him in the coffin at his funeral.

So does that mean Ben was their father? Does this mean Ben is dead??

My husband googled what we found and NO ONE had caught onto this!!!

Sooooooooo, now if you are a fan go get your season 2 DVD set and put the first show on. Look at the dead man and see for yourself that it is Ben.
So there's you something to think about!


How do you like that piece of information?!?!?!?!!?

Okay, I am off to take Baby M for her check-up. Then I want to tell you a SURPRISE!!! I am going to be on the news to talk about THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMOM BLOG!!!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Date night into detail.

Last week I posted about planning one specific day for sex.

I am here to say it didn't exactly work out like I had thought.

First, I told Superdad what day in advance. From now he said to not tell him. Just spring it on him so to speak.

Second, we both were excited about the thoughts of what was to come. I was looking forward to spending time with Superdad. I even shaved my legs, I think.

Third, we saw a movie. The Benjamin Button one. Not exactly the right movie to get you in the mood to have sex I might add.

Our date night didn't happen. After watching that movie "date" night was a distant memory.

What I did learn from this was to not plan a certain day for sex. Just commit to YOURSELF that, "I WILL HAVE SEX ONE DAY THIS WEEK!". Well, you insert whatever you want. I think that way when you can find the time for sex, then just DO IT! You don't have that added pressure to "perform" on any certain day. That way you aren't disappointed when things don't go as planned.

Okay, go have fun with this!

It's the new "black".

When I first met Superdad he had already started his sticker art in the kitchen. Now it's a family tradition. This is what it looks like now.

sticker art

Sometimes we get questions about the stickers in the kitchen. No biggie. We all enjoy adding to the mix now. I love it. I figure that once we get that cabinet full we can varnish over it and move to another one.

I am telling you about our quirkiness because Superdad sent me this today.



Click here to read all about it.

It's nice to know we aren't the only ones doing it.

I have to wash my mouth out with soap.

Me: Lil O it's raining outside.

Lil O: Oh, DAMMIT. Now we have to put our coats on and get the umbrellas.

~grin~

I heart Big Love.

I have been a huge fan of Big Love since the beginning! I love all of the actors and the storyline. I could go on and on about my love for Big Love.

Last night after I finished watching it I went to bed with polygamy on the brain. I told Superdad that if you had the money, everyone had their own space then I wouldn't mind a few extra wives! I feel secure in my relationship with my Superdad and we are able to communicate with each other soooooooooo. It would be nice to have extra women to cook and clean. Not only that but to have all these people in your family to love. Just think of all the children you could snuggle with!!! I told Superdad to think about all the sex he could be having!!!

Needless to say he didn't jump on board. First, he said it was illegal! He is such a party pooper! Second, he said he wouldn't share me with anyone. Isn't he the greatest!?!!

The last thing I said before bed, "Be looking for your second wife. Make her younger than me so we can have lots of babies.".

I know it is just a TV show. That it's not all big houses and everyone getting along. Polygamy is not joking matter. When I think of the right way to do it, if there is a right way, it would be the Big Love way.

Big Love

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Allowance Challenge has begun.

I really think it is important for our kids to know how much things cost. Not continuing to think that money grows on trees or in a secret pocket in my purse.

I am showing them by example with my compacting and now I am taking that a step further. I am going to love this!

This week we will start to give them an allowance.

10 % to go to savings. IE: The Disney account I have started at the bank.
10 % to go to church.
80 % for them to spend or save how they choose.

I am not longer going to buy their gum, mints, bag of Twizzler's they will die without, make-up, hair stuff, trading cards or whatever...

Yes, I will continue to buy necessities like deodorant, toothpaste and soap!!! :)

The rest is up to them. They will have to decide what's important to them and plan ahead. I will help them keep a log of their money and how it's spent.

I'll let you know how it goes!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Lost Theory - You call yourself a Lost fan?!?!?!

My husband is a HUGE Lost fan!

Today he put in the first show of the second season. Where the two people are brought in the hospital where Jack works because of the car crash.

The woman ends up marrying Jack.

The man was pronounced dead. I noticed that he looked like Ben. Upon further review the name of the actor that plays Ben was in the opening credits.

They were saying that the man was Shannon's step dad and Boone's dad.

You can also see him in the coffin at his funeral.

So does that mean Ben was their father? Does this mean Ben is dead??

My husband googled what we found and NO ONE had caught onto this!!!

Sooooooooo, now if you are a fan go get your season 2 DVD set and put the first show on. Look at the dead man and see for yourself that it is Ben.
So there's you something to think about!

No Bake Bars are AWESOME!

As promised I am back to post about making my own bars! I altered the recipe a tad. Here is the one I came up with.

My helper.
No Bake Bars

Some are organic and some are not. Somethings aren't worth it and everything doesn't have to be organic. :) I was going for cheap and even bought store brand if I was able to find it.

No Bake Bars

* 2 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal
* 2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
* 1/4 cup chopped pecans
* 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
* 1/2 cup chocolate chips
* 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
* 1/2 cup light corn syrup
* 1/2 cup peanut butter
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Directions

1.In large bowl, combine cereal, rolled oats, chopped nuts & chocolate chips; set aside.

No Bake Bars

2.In small saucepan, combine brown sugar and corn syrup.

No Bake Bars

3.Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
4.Stir in peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla; blend until smooth.

No Bake Bars

5.Pour over cereal mixture; mix well.
6.Press into ungreased 13"x 9" pan. I lined mine with wax paper to get it out easier. I sprinkled chocolate & peanut butter chips down first to add more taste.

No Bake Bars

No Bake Bars

No Bake Bars

7.Cool; cut into 24 bars.

No Bake Bars

No Bake Bars

As you can tell the bars were a HIT!! They are a bit crumbly so next time I will adjust the liquid part to make them more "hard".

I added up the expenses. $18.00 was spent on groceries to make the bars. I figure I can get three different batches from all of those ingredients. Lets say I get 24 bars times that by 3 then you get 72 bars for $18.00. Not bad at ALL! That's averages $216.00 for a year to make these bars!!!!! WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!!

These bars were sweet and can substitute the place of store bought cookies. They are perfect for small snacks as well! They aren't all that healthy but not everything has to be. I am going to add dried fruit to a batch. There are so many different ways to make them. Just be sure to adjust the liquid part so they don't end up dry and crumbly.

Recipes and lusting over the organic brown sugar!

First, I'd like to take a moment to share my love of organic brown sugar. Usually I don't buy organic brown sugar. I don't see it something I'd spend extra money on for it to be an organic purchase. Until now. I wanted to only shop at ONE grocery store this trip so I picked up a bag of store brand organic brown sugar.

O.M.G. I really would like to fill my bathtub up with this stuff and roll around in it for a couple of days. It is the most beautiful textured brown sugar I have ever seen. I never knew that someone could actually lust over brown sugar.

I was just measuring out some brown sugar pressing it firmly in the measuring cup when the affair started. It felt so awesome on my fingers. Seriously! This picture doesn't do it justice.



Breath in. Breath out. Okay.

In recent posts I have mentioned all the new cookbooks and cooking going on in the superhouse. I really haven't had the time to share the recipes with you. I am making myself sit down this morning and type a couple up for you. Now, if I can get Lil O and Baby M to stop distracting me that would make things easier! Even breastfeeding Baby M while typing with one hand at times!!!!

I am going to give you the easiest chicken recipe you will ever need for your crock pot!!!!! I found it in a Fix-It and Forget-It Slow Cooker Magic magazine. Thankfully I found the recipe online to make things easier. I love copy & paste!!!

Chicken Stroganoff

INGREDIENTS

* 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubed
* 1/8 cup margarine
* 1 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix
* 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
* 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup

DIRECTIONS

1. Put chicken, margarine and dressing mix in slow cooker; mix together and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours.
2. Add cream cheese and soup, mix together and cook on high for another 1/2 hour or until heated through and warm.

Add something green and Bob's your uncle!!! You can easily change the recipe up! This week I am going to use a dry Ranch mix. Add some frozen peas when I add the soup. Sprinkle with fresh Parmesan cheese! (I didn't even cube the chicken. I just put whole breasts in. The chicken was so tender that when I added the cream cheese and soup I was able to break it up with a spoon.)

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Pork Chops. Looking for the perfect recipe? I found it! BONUS, you can cook it in the crock pot!!!! I am all for crock pot cooking. Anything to make my extremely busy life any easier is a winner!!!

This recipe came from one of the America Test Kitchen cookbooks that Superdad gave me for Christmas.

America's Test Kitchen

I wasn't able to find the recipe on their site without signing up for a free 14 day trial. I think NOT!!! So I did a quick search and found the recipe on another blog!!

Slow-Cooked Smothered Pork Chops

Serves 6

These pork chops are so tender that you'll need to remove them from the slow cooker with a spoon.
4 slices bacon , chopped fine

Vegetable oil (if necessary)
6 bone-in blade-cut pork chops , about 3/4 inch thick
Table salt and ground black pepper
3 yellow onions , halved and sliced into 1/2-inch half-moons
1 teaspoon light brown sugar plus 1 tablespoon
1/4 cup water plus 2 tablespoons
3 cloves garlic , minced
2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme leaves
3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley leaves

1. Fry bacon in large skillet over medium heat until lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels, leaving fat in pan (you should have 2 tablespoons fat; if not, supplement with oil). Refrigerate bacon.

2. Heat fat over high heat until smoking. Meanwhile, pat pork chops dry with paper towels and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook 3 chops until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chops to slow-cooker insert. Repeat with remaining chops and transfer to slow-cooker insert.

3. Pour off all but 1 teaspoon fat from skillet; add onions, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 cup water to now-empty skillet. Using wooden spoon, scrape browned bits from pan bottom and cook over medium-high heat until onions are soft, about 6 minutes. Stir in garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds longer. Pour onion mixture over chops in slow-cooker insert. Add broth, soy sauce, and remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar to skillet, bring to boil, and add bay leaves. Pour mixture over onions in slow cooker.

4. Cover slow cooker and cook on low until pork is very tender, about 8 hours (or cook on high for 4 hours).

5. When ready to serve, reheat bacon in large saucepan until crisp and transfer to small bowl. Carefully transfer chops to serving platter with large spoon and tent with foil. Discard bay leaves and pour liquid through mesh strainer into now-empty saucepan. Transfer solids to blender with 1 cup liquid and blend until smooth. Stir back into remaining liquid in saucepan. Mix cornstarch and remaining 2 tablespoons water together in small bowl and stir into sauce. Cook over medium heat until thickened, about 8 minutes. Add vinegar, season with salt and pepper, pour over chops, and sprinkle with bacon and parsley. Serve.


I discovered that you can actually add more pork chops to the crock pot so you will have leftovers. There is plenty of leftover gravy and room in the crock. I love having two meals from ONE recipe. Feeding 5 (almost 6) that's a rare event and should be treasured when it does happen.

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"Compacting" history in the making.

Here's an organic product that can totally blow your grocery bill. They are the only thing that H will eat before school. A grab and go meal. Since we had the Target 911 day I
encourageMAKE H eat before leaving the house in the morning.


This little box of 5 bars will cost you about $5.00 a box. There are usually 3-4 boxes in the cabinet at any given time. That's about $15.00 every grocery visit. Not much you say. Multiply that by 4. $60.00 a month. Multiply that by 12. $720.00 a year. OMG! Is that right? Let me do my math again. For GRANOLA BARS/APPLE BARS!!!!!!!!!! You've got to be kidding me. I wrote this blog out on paper without doing the math. Now that I am typing it up I am figuring it out! I spend that a year (give or take) on convenience snack bars?!?!?!?!? That's way to much. For a "compactor"or any other type person that too much to spend.

I told Mrs F about cutting that out of my grocery bill and making my own granola bars. She emailed me a NO BAKE bar recipe. I am going to use that as a draft for making my own bars today. I'll go into more detail after I have made the bars. Telling you what I changed on that recipe and of course there will be a taste testing!

I figure I can cut some into bar sizes for H to eat for her grab and go breakfast, cut some into smaller squares for Lil O snacks (cutting out buying convenience snack food) and perhaps crumbling some up for cereal!!!!!

I'll be back with pictures, a total cost for this venture and tell you how they taste!!!! BTW I haven't forgotten the thermometer review. I was busy yesterday and was unable to type it up. I'll have it up and the giveaway started before the weekend is over.

Friday, January 23, 2009

I wish I wasn't so in control right now!

I wish my kids would do something or say something so I could write out a really cool blog to start a discussion!!!

Grrrrr, I might pull out the chocolate to get this Par-tay started!

TwitterMoms and Super Moms

This is what I came up for the Super Mom group. You should check us out.


Who needs Ann Landers or Dear Abby when you have a Super Mom to ask?? That's what I say anyway.

Hi other Super Moms! My name is Michelle and I am the Supermom over at The Adventures of Supermom. When I saw that TwitterMoms had a brand new Super Mom group I HAD to join! DUH!! I'd like to thank Lana for starting this wonderfully named group. It's a great idea to join other moms in a great networking forum.

Starting on Monday I will have an "Ask Super Mom" discussion! I will do this 2 times a month. EXCITING!!!!!!!

What makes me qualified for this part you ask? Well, where do I begin. I was married at the young age of 19. Became a mother for the first time at the age of 20. Welcomed another child at 23. Became a divorced mother of 2 at the age of 26. Joined the work field at 26 to manage a drug store. Met and fell in love with my soul mate and married him the DAY after I turned 30! Nice huh?

Welcomed my third child at the age of 30. Yes, she was our honeymoon baby! How cool is that? Then I welcomed my fourth child at the age of 33. (A month shy of turning 34.)

I have been faced with my doctors telling me there was a chance my child would be born with DS. I thank God everyday that all four of my children are healthy and so called "normal". Whatever that means. I was diagnosed with depression after having my son almost 11 years ago. I managed to pull myself together and be medication free about 6 years ago. Sadly I was diagnosed with Postpartum Depression after having my last baby and put on medication again. I have been since weaned off of that and pretty much lead a life free of depression. However, I still take a very low dose for anxiety everyday.

I stay at home giving up my glamorous job managing the drug store. I started The Adventures of Supermom. I blog there everyday. Sometimes I blog there several times a day. I founded Kid Friendly Asheville and write there everyday. Not to mention the other groups I am in and try to take part of everyday. That becomes difficult when you are taking care of a home, raising four children and try to stay sane.

Here I am about to turn 35. I have a teenage hormonal daughter who started high school. I have a 10 year old son who is a Boy Scout Chess Whiz. I have a temperamental 3 year old who is giving me all my gray hair. Then I have Baby M who is 9 months old. I call her the Boobie Snacker because that's all she does. Currently I am trying to talk my husband into baby #5. Wish me luck!

We are a 90%-95% all organic family. I have begun to "compact" our daily life and feel great about that. I believe in sleeping with your baby, wearing your baby and breastfeeding you baby. I am a DONA Doula and working on my DONA certification. I love everything about birth.

I am here for you to ask me anything. From staying organized, birthday gift ideas, cooking tips, parenting advice, marital advice, etc.... You name it, you can Ask Super Mom!

Please check back on Monday for all the excitement! Be thinking of what you'd like to Ask Super Mom!!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Here's the plan.

Yesterday I sat down and made the menu. Today I went and bought most of it. I still need to get a few fresh veggies and fruits. I'll have to buy those closer to cooking time.

Veggie Night
Egg & Sausage Casserole
Baked Tilapia with Mango Salsa
Homemade Tortilla Pizzas
Chicken Pasta
Cheeseburgers

Sounds pretty TASTY huh? Everyone here will think so.

This morning I got up and headed over to see Mrs F. I had a lovely visit with her. I really need to get out more. It does my body good. Lil O didn't want to leave. I think she enjoyed the shoe collection there rather well. :)

I am getting a migraine. I just took my meds and fixed something with caffeine in it. I am going to crawl in bed when Superdad gets home and veg until Grey's comes on. Night night.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Almost Famous Again!!!!!

I'd like to thank Sound Off South today. I was catching up on my online reading and look what I stumbled across:

Almost Famous

by Justin Antoniotti on January 16, 2009

Last week Supermom, authur of The Adventures of Supermom, re-posted her best blog posts of 2008. Included in her “best of 2008″ section, Supermom’s long list of events that make her almost famous. The list includes her chance meetings with celebrities, and the relatives of celebrities in Asheville.
5- I have dated a CEO/President of an aerospace company. Does this even count?? I know he isn’t Bill Gates but I will include him as well.

6- When I managed a drug store, I spoke with Andie McDowell a few times. She still lives in the area. I really have no opinion of her as a person. We didn’t go out for coffee or have late night pillow talk. I think I just gave her a basket once because her arms were full.

To read the full list CLICK HERE.


~sniffle~ Some days I really think you love me. :)

Girl Scout Cookies!!

Let's help these girls make it to summer camp!!! Everyone loves a Girl Scout Cookie!! You know I am right! Who doesn't like to hear, "Do you want a thin mint?". Short Bread? Peanut Butter Patties? Carmel Delights? ~insert your FAVORITE Girl Scout Cookie here~



When you think about it 12,000.00 isn't that much if we all buy a couple boxes. Spread the word!!!!

You can go here to find the order form.

What are you waiting for??? Go order a box, or 2 or 5!!!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Supermom is one smart cookie.

I was sitting down for my 5 minutes 4 mom taking some me time. I was approached to host a discussion in a group that I am a member of earlier today. I was thinking things like, "Do people really care what I have to say?", "What sort of knowledge can I share that I learned the hard way?", "Can I make others moms life less hectic by giving tips and advice?" and "Wonder what I can get Superdad to pick up for dinner?'. You know simple things like that.

I thought I would tell you a few things that I firmly believe in. My opinion on things. Life in general.

  • I believe that I had to go through life exactly the way I did to be brought to Superdad. We met at the exact time we were supposed to meet and that has brought us where we are today. It's funny how we knew some of the same people before we even knew each other. I knew pretty quick that I'd be with him for the rest of my life. I am so happy to be with him.
  • I will always love my first husband. Without him I wouldn't have H & B2. I know I hurt him in the divorce but "What blesses one, blesses all". I hope that he forgives me one day. We both have moved on with our lives and I only wish him happiness.
  • No matter how frustrated the kids make me. Mainly H since she in in high school I really believe and KNOW she will turn out just fine. She will go to college. Get a great job and enjoy the life ahead of her. I also know she will NOT make me a grandmother ANYTIME soon!!!!!!!! I love you H. I love you B2. I love you Lil O. I love you Baby M. I love you un-named baby #5.
  • I believe in co-sleeping with your baby. Who would want to sleep in a cold bed alone anyway? My kids have always been in the bed. Except B2, he had to be in his room. It's so wonderful waking up next to a baby who is looking at you, smiling. Ahhhh, now that's true love.
  • I also believe in breastfeeding you baby. I breastfed H for almost 3 years, B2 for a year, Lil O for over 2 years and Baby M is still loving her boobies. I mean my boobies. Hence her new name, Boobie Snacker.
  • Wear your baby. Take them everywhere. All 4 of my kids have been worn. Baby M just loves the wrap and carrier. I wish I could fit in that wrap myself!!
  • I don't go to church. That doesn't mean I am not a religious person because I am. I have faith and I pray. Would be getting all dressed up going to church change how I am? Make me more religious? I don't think so. It would however get me into a social circle. When I did go to church it was to Unity.
  • I teach by the example I set. I am honest. I never lie to my kids. I am a good mother. I am loving. I am a leader and I am a teacher. I don't really cuss in front of my kids and in turn they don't cuss at me. I nurture them. I encourage them. Most of all I love them unconditionally and they know it. What you see is what you get.
  • I was glad to see President Obama today. To hear his speech gave me hope. I hope it gave you hope as well. I look forward to the change to come.
  • I owe my BIL to my blogging. When I was pregnant with Lil O he said I should start blogging. So, I did. At first it was boring crap that no one read. Like breath, eat, breath, sit down, etc..... Now, I do whatever whenever I want to. How do you like that?
  • I believe girls/women shouldn't even be looking/hunting for a mate until they are 24-26 because you change. You really do change. I can guarantee you aren't the same woman at 19 as you will be at 26. Promise you that.
  • I think that shit happens. It happens everyday. Just keep your head held high and smile like you could care less. Then the next day, you can start you day all over again and make it the way you want it to be.
  • I know that without you, I'd be talking to myself.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Everyone is doing it! So, I must be HIP!

Let me say that when you google "making time for sex" and "setting a day for sex" can bring lots of information. Some I needed to know and some I didn't need to know. LOL

I did find just what I was looking for in this article.

Step2
Make regularly scheduled appointments to have sex. Time management means setting aside blocks of time for specific purposes, and sex is a very worthwhile purpose.


This is just what I did! I made a date for sex. I will not tell you what night because I don't want to psyche myself out! Or freak Superdad out.

Since everyone is doing it! I want to toooo! Literally speaking.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

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My 80's hair didn't win.



I entered a contest that involved big 80's hair. I hate to admit it BUT I have this picture with me and all my hair!!!!! I rather like the picture and get a good giggle when I happen to come across it in the picture box.

Want to see the picture? Now you see why BIG hair belongs back in the 80's!!! It is out of style for a very good reason.



We call this "Mall Hair". The awful spiral perm and look at the height on those bangs!!! So this was me in the 80's. Now I know why I cannot stand hair anymore. I wonder if I could add up all the HOURS I spent on that hair? I think it would be depressing.

Me now:



I am such a hot mommy now!

Okay, I am off to make an appointment to get my hair cut! :)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Why? Why? Why?

If I hear Why? one more time I am going to totally lose it!!

Because I am the adult and when I say to do something you should DO IT!! That's WHY!!!

Cleaning and Sex. Maybe not in that order though.

It was fun having those Best of 2008 scheduled to post this week. It has given me a sort of freedom. I haven't been stressing to come up with these mind blowing posts for you. Well, today I want to start a great conversation with you lovely ladies that read my blog. Earlier I posted an "Ask Supermom" and was given two very great wonderful questions. I took the time yesterday to respond to them. The more I thought about them the more I wanted to share them with you.

K-here's my questions and the first is more general and the second may be too personal for you to answer (I'll understand if you skip the 2nd but you did say we could ask anything right?!?!

1-how do you stay organized and clean your house and keep up w/ laundry w/ 4 children?

2-and did I mention this one is quite personal...on average how often do you and your husband have sex? My husband and I just talked about this last night-our sex life is pathetic but I've just lost all desire lately...being home w/ a 5 year old and 2 year old by the end of the day I am just exhausted and the last thing on my mind is sex. Do other stay at home moms deal w/ this or should I get checked out by a professional??? :)



Weren't those great questions to ask Supermom??? I thought so.

Here is my response to how I keep my house running and organized.

Well, for me once you get organized the rest is upkeep. I always tell my kids when things are laying around, "Give it a home, make it happy". Everything should have a place and that's where it goes. If you want my advice I would suggest taking the time to organize the house. Give everything a home. Once you have done that, the hard part is over.

Every day I do a 10 minute tidy. Sometimes it is 10 minutes and sometimes it is more. Usually before bed I pick up and put everything where it goes. There is no way I could go to bed with toys all over the place or a messy kitchen.


I know it may seen daunting to do it all at once but believe me, once you have it together it really is upkeep from then on. I have no problem giving to Goodwill. I once read an article about how Americans believe in KEEPING EVERY FREAKING THING!! Trust me, you don't have to keep everything that you once touched!!! I don't do that and I love that about me. Does that make me not a sentimental woman? NO!! I keep things that have emotional value. Pictures from the kids. Things they have given me. Some schoolwork. What I didn't keep were the things that clutter the house and my emotions!

Moving on to my next answer about my sex life. Or the lack of my having one.

Well, since having baby number 4 our sex life isn't like it used to be. Soooo not like it used to be. It's hard to balance life, kids and sex. Then there is the guilt.

Yes, I miss sex. Not as much as Superdad but I still miss our quiet time.

I think for us we have to set a date and stick to it.

DAMN THAT WOMAN WHO GAVE HER HUSBAND SEX EVERY DAY FOR A YEAR FOR HIS BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!

It isn't as morbid as it sounds but setting a date for sex might be a good start. Even if it's only a quickie. Which would be the case with all the kids in the house.

I know exactly what you mean. Being exhausted. It sucks the life out of you and sex is the last thing on your mind. After being home with the kids. Being sucked on. Crawled all over. The last thing you want is your husband doing the above. It's okay to feel that way BTW. Sex isn't the only way to show your spouse you love them. How about holding each other in bed without strings attached? How about a morning shower before he goes to work? I have thought about doing that with my husband but once I get up the baby wakes up. Your kids are older so you could get away with it better than I could.

I don't think a professional is needed IMPO. I think talking to each other and knowing that it's okay to feel that way is the key.

Just think the kids will be older and you'll be doing it like rabbits before you know it!! That's what I hope for anyway.

Did that help any? Perhaps I should turn this into a blog post question to see how other people feel?????


So here I am turning to subject to my readers. Other moms who take care of the children, run a house, work outside the home and try to have some sort of sex life with their partner. Are you able to talk to your spouse about sex? Does it cause friction between you two? How do you handle it? Do you give in so they will hush? Just insert your opinion to the above or bring something else to the table in my comment section.

I know this is a topic that everyone faces! Not just a select few.

Let's talk about sex, baby
Let's talk about you and me
Let's talk about all the good things
And the bad things that may be
Let's talk about sex
Let's talk about sex
Let's talk about sex
Let's talk about sex

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The history of my belly.



Hello there. I was going through some pictures and wanted to do a ‘history’ of my belly. LOL

This is a picture taken around when H was born. I started out at 105 pounds and got up to 157 1/2 pounds. Which means I gained 52 1/2 pounds. ~I cropped out the faces to protect the innocent. Plus, I was 20 and had a perm.~ ha ha

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This is H. Weighing in at 8 pounds 12 ounces at birth.

baby-h

Wasn’t she just adorable!?!?!?!

Then here I am at the age of 23 pregnant with B2. Starting weight 120 pounds. I guess I kept some pounds from having H. Ending weight was 172 pounds. Which meant I gained 52 pounds.

pregnant-with-b2-belly

H was happy about her little brother. Boy that changed rather quickly. LOL Again I cut my head out. Perm again and awful color lipstick my HB told me. I look pretty big though. LOL

Here is B2 at birth weighing 9 pounds and 13 ounces.

baby-b2

es he was a WHOPPER!!!! I grow them big.

Then my belly at the age of 30. LOL Starting weight 115 pounds. I weighed 172 the day O was born. That meant I gained 57 pounds.

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Here is my HUGE belly. Look how much H & B2 have grown. This is one of my FAVORITE photos of us together before Lil O was born.

Here is Lil O at birth. She was induced a week early and weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces. My smallest baby.

baby-o

This is a great photo of when she was getting her bath.

So here I am. Pregnant with number 4. Starting weight around 130. I am 28 weeks and couple days pregnant. I weigh 162 as of today. I went to the doctor this morning. They are scheduling my cesarean as I type this and will know when I go back in 2 weeks. Here is a picture taken last week.

Preg belly 08

32 pounds heavier. LOL

I hope you enjoyed my photos as much as I have looking at them. Oh, the memories! Well, things to do. I am hungry for lunch.

I wish everyone a lovely Wednesday.

Friday, January 16, 2009

I've got connections. Want me to hook you up?

Said the 34 year old woman to the boy in the McDonald's play area. Well, not exactly like that but close. Well, not even close. This little boy was talking about that new dog movie that is out and he wanted to collect the dogs. No, I don't know this boy. He just happened to turn up at our table while we were eating. I happened to mention to him that my sister works there and I could get him a couple extra dogs. HIS EYES LIT UP AND HE WAS SOO HAPPY. So I went to my sister and got him two more dogs. He was all excited! Hey, it's the little things! What can I say? I have connections. Do you want me to hook you up?

I have been super busy and haven't even checked my mail or comments. That is next on my list if the kids let me. Today was a teacher work day so I had to entertain them all day. First, we took H to the doctor because of this sore on her foot. Turns out it's not a sore but a wart. We were told how to treat it and if it's still there in 6 weeks she will have to see a foot doctor and have it removed. Which would be very very painful so we are going to try everything else first and let that be our last resort.

Then we met a friend at McDonald's for the kids to play in the play area. The store was totally re-done and they have this awesome new play area for kids. It was a big hit for the smaller kids. Well, even B2 had fun and he's 10. H just sat with us adults and talked to us! We had a nice time. I am glad that I have made a new friend. She actually knew my husband many years ago. They even dated. It was like over 20 years ago. She was a teenager and he is 20 something. No biggie. Some how we connected and I enjoy her company. An added bonus: her daughter is four and Lil O loves playing with her.

After playing in the play area we hit one of my favorite stores. Nope, not Target. The 1.00 Store. I LOVE 1.00 STORES!! Where else can you spend 26.00 for 26 things???? LOL I picked up some cute Valentines for the kids. I also picked up 9 search a word puzzle books for my mamaw and 2 great aunts. They enjoy doing those at night. It gives them something to do. When I find a bunch I buy them each a couple or three. I am nice like that.

Wow, I am nice and have connections! Who knew?

We are home now and I am beat. I put chicken in the crock pot this morning to make chicken stroganoff. If the recipe tastes yummy I will share it with you. So far I have tried 2 new recipes already this week and they were a hit. More on those later. :)

Okay, I am off to answer comments and check my mail. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

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There is no "written" rule that your socks have to match.



~Insert quick back story here~
Hi, I am Supermom. I have been a blogging mom for over 3 years now, at various sites online. I am married to HB and we have 3 (almost 4~she will be here in 13 days) children. H, B2 and Lil O. The new one will be known as Baby M, I think.
I purchased my own (dot).com name awhile back and I am FINALLY putting it to use. I have been COPYING & PASTING for DAYS from my WordPress Blog to my own (dot).com name.
Here is a picture of me, I just took it for your viewing pleasure. Yes, it is just my belly. Trust me, that is all you would look at anyway, well my belly or my boobs. So, I am showing you what I'd rather you look at. You are probably thinking, like everyone else, OMG, that poor woman looks like she is going to BUST open at any moment. Well, I am not. My EDD is April 21. Soooooo........

04 April 02, 2008 Belly

Well, that is a quick Bio for now. Please come back and see what crazy things are going on in our house and feel free to comment. I could be your next BFF!!!!! :)

Okay, let's start my very first OFFICIAL BLOG ON The Adventures Of Supermom!!!!!

Right now I taking off my Supermom Cape and throwing it onto the ground. Jumping up and down on it while saying a few foul words. Okay, maybe more than a few foul words. I am not WORTHY of such a title. A title I gave myself but none the less. I AM SUPERMOM. Cape and all. I am still working on the invisible jet though. I don't think minivans come in that color.

I have been neglecting my Lil O, ME and the unborn child I am carrying. I have been a focused crazy man woman trying to change all my archives over to this name. I WILL NOT MENTION I STILL HAVE 3 MONTHS TO GO!!!!!!! Be patient with me please. It's rather annoying having to go to every blog I have written for over a year and COPY & PASTE into my new blog. Without forgetting to change the date as well. I have been living off coffee, banana moon pies and Little Debbie Oatmeal Cakes. Ummm, dammit, now my husband HB will know the whole REAL truth of the junk food in the house. Oh well.... He can start organic boot camp after the baby gets here. ha ha It's all in good fun!

My two oldest kids just had Spring Break and glad to be in school. You have to have that social life yanno?

As for Lil O I have been discussing fashion sense with her. She has a SOCK FETISH for sure. She changes socks several times during the day. SEVERAL TIMES! She doesn't even care if the socks match. I guess at 3 years old it wouldn't be a focal point for me as well. When I have better things to do. Like: color, dress like a princess, play with the toy kitchen, watch certain shows, sleep and eat. So socks matching isn't her thing. At least she has dressing like a princess down pat.

I had better go and do a 10 minute tidy so it looks like I have been doing other things BUT C & P old blog entries. ~and enjoy a banana moon pie of course~

Picking up my Supermom Cape. Dusting it off knowing I can throw it in the wash to use later on in the day when it is needed the most.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

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What it really means to us.


(I wrote this years ago and post it every Mothers Day.)

What Mother’s Day means to all women, young and old. Before you dismiss or put this special day in line think about what it means.

This is a day for all Mothers to be celebrated for the life we have brought into this world. (After all without us you wouldn’t have your little bundle of joys.) For all the noses we have wiped and said it will be all right. For all the times we have bathed our children and tucked them in at night. For reading that story just one more time. For feeding and wiping off the walls 100 times because food has been thrown. For never wearing clean or ironed clothes ever again. For all the advice we have given and the advice not yet shared.

Being a Mother isn’t always easy. Once the ‘Oh my GOD!! I’m pregnant!!’ wears off; reality begins. We carry a baby for 9 long months. We gain 50+ pounds and feel like crap. We are nauseous and throw up. We don’t sleep. It’s hard for us to get around. Our slender figure a distant memory. Our doctors poke on us all the times and we feel like a pin cushion.

Then to our delight our labors are long or we have major surgery. Yes, we are thrilled to finally have our baby. The alien taken from our body. Then we have weeks ahead of us to recuperate. We have a period for 6-8 weeks. We have fluid dripping from some part of our body the whole time.

The only clothes we can wear are the ones we wore while pregnant. We go through our closet hoping to find that one piece of clothing we can squeeze into. And even though the little alien is out of our body we cannot help from feeling that we are from another world. As the weeks pass. And life is calming down. We still have a baby attached to our boobs and stinky diapers to change. With 30 extra pounds we finally just went and bought some ‘big’ clothes just to say we aren’t wearing those damn maternity clothes anymore. NO MORE ELASTIC BANDS AROUND OUR WAIST!!

Then we have the rest of our lives to take care of these little people. We clothe them. Feed them. Play with them. Take them to school. Help with homework. Send them to their room. And we most of all, LOVE them unconditionally for the rest of their lives.

One day we may even hold them to cry. One day we walk them down the aisle. Watch our grandchildren be born. One day we celebrate them being a Mother on Mother’s Day. (Father on Fathers Day) So, to all the Mothers out there: HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!! May this day bring you all the happiness you deserve being the great woman you are.

After all we are Mothers. (And perhaps feel like we aren’t appreciated at times. We take care of our children not because it’s a job. We do it because we love them and want to take care of them.) So before you put our special day in order of it’s importance make sure you really know what it means to all Mothers, young and old. Anyway wouldn’t you rather celebrate a day you gave life than a day you turn one year older?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I was tag teamed!!!!

Two lovely ladies, Stacy and Helene, thought they would play tag with me. Since I am home with all four kids today because of this wacky weather, I am game to play now. The answers might be more interesting since I feel like I am being pecked to death!

You are supposed to tell 10 random things about your self. Then of course tag someone else. If you are reading this and want to play then consider yourself IT!

1- I have had 2 "regular" births and 2 cesareans. I recovered from the cesareans much better. I found this to be odd.

2- I stutter when I get excited!

3- I never really liked having freckles.

4- I have a history of kidney stones for the last 14 years.

5- I cannot whistle.

6- British accents make me weak in the knees.

7- I love to eat fried green tomatoes.

8- I was a twin.

9- I hope to have one more child.

10- I think I may be going crazy. Don't you love those snow days? Plus, no school Friday or Monday. TWITCH!

Doesn't everyone hit their bra with a sledge hammer??

A week or so ago I bought TWO nursing bras from JCPenney with a giftcard I won through BlogHer and JCPenney. You can read about that here.

I grabbed one of the new bras to wear today and guess what??? The damn security device was still on it! I HATE WHEN THIS HAPPENS!!! I am too busy to drive over to the evil place, drag out 4 kids and go have them take it off. I used to work in retail long ago so I know how to handle those pesky lil devices!!!! First, you have to make sure it's not an ink one. Because that ink will not COME OUT if it bursts! I do not know that from experience, I have just heard things. IT could even possibly be a rumor that clothing companies tell people to deter theft. Whatever, I don't steal so it doesn't matter to me.

I wrap up my pretty new nursing bra in a towel and head down into the basement. Lay in on the cement floor and grab the sledge hammer. I don't think it's technically a sledge hammer. The head is bigger than a regular hammer but it's on a stick like a regular hammer. Maybe it's a baby sledge hammer. I don't know! Does it really matter? No, it does NOT.

I take a few hits at the bra. Maybe releasing some pent up anger. ~shrug~ I was actually cussing the security device and the thought of having to drive to the mall to have them remove it. The mall is the OPPOSITE direction than the way to school to collect the kids. That would require some mad anger driving and wouldn't be good for my kids to hear or see.

I got that thing off and I am so proud.



I saved myself a trip to the mall and got out some pent up frustration with the baby sledge hammer! We all won in this case! I give the security tag my cardboard cookie award! :)

OMG, I am turning into one of THOSE people!

Last night while snug in my bed with Boob Snacker I began to think about the Nip/Tuck that I just watched. I was a Nip/Tuck fan for season 1 and season 2. Then there was the "Carver" season and they lost me. I could only take so much bad writing. Sure the sex was fun but I got tired of the whole thing. Anyway....I started watching the new season that started last week. I was up so why not type thing.

So I was thinking about the shows I have started to watch. I had prided myself into only knowing I watched a couple hours of TV a week. That included Grey's and Top Chef! That was it. Then throw in The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Nip/Tuck, I am so screwed! Now there is a show I want to watch almost every day of the week.

M- The Secret Life of the American Teenager
T- Nip/Tuck
W- Top Chef
Th- Grey's

Hmmm, I wonder what night Big Love will come on?????

How pathetic is that??? I will have to plan my dwindling social life around what TV night it is!!!!

~hanging my head in shame~

Tell me this isn't all my life has going for it???????????

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Supermom Convention


This picture was taken at the last Superhero Convention.

Wonderwoman

NOOO, that is not a fanny pack I am wearing in the above picture. It is my UTILITY BELT!!! Which includes band aids, extra pacifier, braces wax, gum, mints, photo ID's of my children just in case they get lost, cell phone, debit card and chap stick. Oh and my favorite color of Clinique lipstick and powder. I must look good while taking care of a boo boo.

I bet you didn't know I was close friends with Batman and Wonder Woman. They are swell to hang out with. Except when Batman drinks too much then he wants every woman to go to his bat cave with him. I think that is how he met Robin in fact. ~eyeroll~ He is such a show off.

Wonder Woman has even let me drive the invisible jet. Talk about a cool ride! I am envious of her. I have been trying to get the minivan to be invisible. It's not really fair that Batman has a cool fast car and Wonder Woman has the invisible jet. While Supermom gets a minivan. Hmmm, I think I need to bring that up at the next meeting. Don't you think so?

Anyway....

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ask Supermom

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It's that time again! Let's have some fun with this!!!

She's such a Boob Snacker!

I have given Baby M a nickname.

Boob Snacker or Boobie Snacker.

It seems that is all she likes to do. Breastfeed! I absolutely LOVE breastfeeding!!!!!

Even though she is almost 9 months she loves to breastfeed A LOT!!!!!!

The other day while I was taking a bath. She stood up by the tub looking in. Once she tried to bend over and get her boob for a snack. Hence, Boob Snacker!

I'd like to thank the academy...

No, seriously! I'd like to thank Mommy911.

They were asking for Supermoms to email them about themselves last week. I sent my email ASAP!!!! Duhh, who wouldn't want to know more about me and my amazing Supermom abilities!!!!! ~insert cheesy grin here~

I just checked my email and look what I was emailed!!!!!

Michelle,

In case you did not see it your mom spotlight is on our site.

http://www.mommie911.com/category/category/supermom-spotlight

Thank you for sending it in to us,


Best,

Kristin
Mommie911.com

What are you waiting for?????? Go look at me. I am in the
Supermom Spotlight!!!!!

I'm looking for a Boarding Preschool!

Lil O is going through the TERRIBLE 3'S!!!!! OMG, it's awful! I think we all are afraid of her! She is even worse than hormonal teen!!! Now, that's pretty bad!!!!!

Everything brings on an emotional STOP, DROP AND CRY! I kid not.

So after ONE of the many outbursts yesterday this came out of my mouth,

"I wonder if we could find a boarding preschool?"

Superdad liked that! So, who's with me????? We can start one. I bet we'd make a killing!

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I absolutely have the term SAHM!


I don’t know why it bothers me so. I just find it an icky term and I have NEVER used it! I just twitch when I see it used by people. lol It’s the little things right?

~warning this post is written at 5:30 am, I am not accountable for words this early~ lol

Yes, I may “stay at home” and I am a “mom”. But I find it ummm maybe “lessening” my duties while at home. I am at a loss to describe what I am trying to say.

For example, these are the duties I have being just a plain “mom” who stays at home:

*CEO ~this is what I personally call myself. CEO of my family and I will write that in Job Description when I fill out paper work or get asked my occupation.~

*Housekeeper

*Amateur Chef

*Nurse

*Therapist

*Sex Toy ~Remember I am married.~ :)

*Teacher

*Art Director

*Police Officer ~Did you take the toy from your sister?? Were you just in the kitchen?? Show me your hands??~

*Laundry Attendant

*Maintenance Manager of the house

*Taxi Driver of “Mom’s Jag”

*Janitor

*Computer Geek ~so I can blog about crazy things I think about early in the morning or google, “strange smells coming from shower drain” for my Janitor position.~

Okay you get my drift.

I started calling myself CEO of my family long ago. It is fitting. I go from being a drug store manager to managing things around the house. I just try to imagine the kids as my employees. lol They have jobs to do just like I do. DELEGATE DELEGATE! lol

I just did a search to find out how much a CEO of the family should be earning a year by their duties. Annual PayCheck Value from 2006: $134,121.

So, go ahead and call yourself SAHM’s if you want, don’t let me stop you. I just wanted to give you something to think about. But for me I will always be:

Michelle, CEO of my Family.
(Don’t go stealing my line either. Make up your own title. lol)

PS. My husband said since I am CEO he is CFO. Chief Financial Officer. As well as Sex Toy. LOL

Monday, January 12, 2009

Best of 2008

This week I am going to be re-posting some of my best blog posts. Well, I think they are some of my best that is! You tell me!!!

Let the Best of 2008 BEGIN!!!!!

I'm Not Famous, Just Ask Julia Allison

I was reading the current Wired magazine that we get in the mail. There is an article about Julia Allison. Who is she you ask??? She is Internet famous. That's pretty much it. She is seen with famous people. She blogs. She tweets. She is a wild a crazy gal!!! Anything to get noticed!
She includes 3 steps to get Internet famous.
Step 1: GET NOTICED
Step 2: KEEP THEM HOOKED
Step 3: EXTEND YOUR BRAND

Well, this got me to thinking. I am a wild and crazy gal as well! I have led a life full of adventure. Yes it was before blogging existed and it was written down in a journal ( before computers were in every household). BUT IT STILL HAPPENED!

I sat down and made a LONG list! A list full of ADVENTURES!!! Mostly happening before I became SUPERMOM but they still count! And yet none of these things have made me famous. Until now. Let me share them! Sit back and be prepared to be shocked.

1- I won a biscuit baking contest in school. I guess this is when my fame started. I was in the paper. I made biscuits all the time. In fact, I refused to make biscuits for YEARS since I made so many during that time. I just recently started making homemade biscuits for my family.

2- I have traveled. I was an exchange student in France. I have been to The Louvre and have seen the Mona Lisa. A rather small picture. Compared to everything else I saw in The Louvre the Mona Lisa wasn't that impressive. Just my opinion though.

3- Once, while at the local mall, I saw Dr Tony Jones from General Hospital. Brad Maule is his real name. He was there for a fashion show. Kind of cheesy I know. But it did happen and I saw him in person. He was very handsome in person all those years ago. I'm talking like 17 years ago.

4- When they were filming The Last of the Mohicans in the area we had all these "Indian extras" running around with their mohawks and such. Several of them hit on me! In fact, I am sure you can see them in a few scenes. Since they all really looked alike, it would be hard to point them out though. Interesting huh? Sadly, I didn't see Daniel Day Lewis. That would have added a few points to my famous factor. I will mention as a side note that my BIL was an extra in the movie too. No, he wasn't one of the Indians with a mohawk. He was a redcoat.

5- I have dated a CEO/President of an aerospace company. Does this even count?? I know he isn't Bill Gates but I will include him as well.

6- When I managed a drug store, I spoke with Andie McDowell a few times. She still lives in the area. I really have no opinion of her as a person. We didn't go out for coffee or have late night pillow talk. I think I just gave her a basket once because her arms were full.

7- Again at the drug store, I met the beautiful Daliah Lavi. She's best known here for a couple of film roles in the sixties. But was apparently a big pop star in Europe in the 70s. I spoke to her about the movie my husband had me watch Casino Royale and how he thought she was a beautiful woman. I think she was naked in this movie with certain parts covered up. She is such a beauty even now.

Casino Royale Woody and Daliah

8- One night when I was out clubbing, I met Edward Norton's dad. There was rumor that Edward was supposed to be there but his plane was delayed. No he wasn't just some older man trying to pick me up. There was a big group of people and they had lots of tables reserved.

9- I was on TV. A Doula special on the local news. I was the HUGE pregnant woman. DOULAS ROCK!!!!! Get a DONA Doula for your next birth.

10- My husband's father was very well known to everyone in our area. He started a radio station in the 40s. I am sure I would have loved him dearly. Sadly, he died long before I met my HB. I hear he was like a local hero around here. I know that many respected and loved him. Since he was in radio he brought many talents to the area. My HB met the "Man in Black". My MIL met Elvis. The list is lengthy.

11- I read Karyn Bosnak's second book and blogged about it years ago. She wrote about me on her blog and became my friend on MySpace. I was even IM'd by her once. She is a lovely woman and I am sure if we met in person we would get along and be BFF's. She has me listed on her blog and I have her on mine. Check her out and say "hello". ~I will talk about MySpace in a few.~

12- I have seen The Flaming Lips, Tracy Chapman, Gomez, Neko Case, The Reverend Horton Heat, Unknown Hinson and The White Stripes perform. I saw huge stuffed animals dance around on stage. I stole a Neko Case poster from a bathroom for my HB. I even think the Gomez drummer was checking me out before they performed. He was at the bar getting a drink. I had my picture taken with Unknown Hinson after the show. I was asking him if I could touch his sideburns. lol

Unknown Hinson meets Michelle

13- I entered a contest on Nerve. They have monthly photo contests. I came in third. I got a naughty sex book in the mail as my prize. And NO I will not post the picture that was submitted.

Did this make me famous? No, it didn't. But it was fun.

PS. I was fully dressed in the picture. Maybe that was why I was third. I don't want anyone to think I sent in a naughty picture because I didn't. It just encouraged people to use their imagination.

14- I have a MySpace account. I would link you to it but it is set as private. It's mostly online friends and friends from high school. I do, however, have Madonna, Lizzie West, Dido, The Talking Heads, The Flaming Lips, Michelle Branch, Damien Rice, Cake, Sarah Mclachlan, and The White Stripes as friends. Does this make me famous? No, it doesn't. They haven't even left a comment for me. That's okay. I haven't left one for them either. lol

15- I have a Twitter account. Hello TWEETS!! My user name is TheSupermom. Look me up and add me as your friend. It's fun! Tweet away!

16- Last, but not least, I have this really cool site: The Adventures of Supermom. It's a blog about nothing. Like Seinfeld. Check me out. Send me out to everyone you know. Comment every chance you get. Add me to your faves! I'd love that. I'll give you a hug. Maybe even send you that naughty sex book that Nerve sent me.

I may not be Julia Allison but I don't have to be. I am who I am and I'm a great gal to know.

BTW, I have Dooce and Fussy in my bookmarks. I read them when I get a chance and will even comment on their pages. This hasn't made me famous either.

UPDATES:

~I am the Founder & Editor of Kid Friendly Asheville.

~I was mentioned in Blog Log.

~I am a member to various online groups. BlogHer, Moms Bloggers Blog, WNC Mom, twittermoms, ashevillemommies and more...

~I joined Technorati and BlogRush.

~I am on the blogroll for BlogAsheville.

Guess what?

I am still not famous. ~amused smile~

OH OH, the best part!!!!!!! I got the best comment ever!!!!!!! It was from Lizzie, Baba & the Dharma Dog too!

Hi Supermom...

We read your blog and it moved us to meet you here in the virtual world of now. We're sorry we haven't commented before now, you should see the mess on the desktop of our minds as the work piles up in the field of creating reality.

Much love and strength to you in your adventures of Supermom. We hope to meet you somewhere on the road soon.

If you'd like to reach us personally, find us at our website: www.lizziewestlife.com

keep it lit,
~Lizzie, Baba & the Dharma Dog too

I HEART Lizzie, Baba & the Dharma Dog.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Follow my blog!

I love this feature!!! I added it to my page so you can follow me much easier!
HINT HINT!!!!!

<~~~~~It's right over there!

I know I must be going crazy...

I am actually thinking of hitting the grocery store with Lil O and Baby M ALONE! Not taking my MIL or Superdad to help. Yes, I have gone alone many times with both girls. Even all four kids. Lately it has become more difficult. Lil O has started the "Stop. Drop and Cry." routine. I cannot handle that with Baby M strapped to me. After I have my 2nd cup of coffee I might grow a pair and TAKE CHARGE AGAIN! In the mean time here's the menu I whipped up yesterday.

Monte Cristo Sandwiches ~ Superdad has been craving one so I am going to make them for everyone! I found a recipe I can use in one of the new cookbooks! Let the comment cards begin.

Quiche with ham, english muffins and hashbrowns ~ Thanks to Jennifer this has been added to the rotation two nights a month. Sometimes three. Everyone loves it!

Veggie night ~ Usually sweet potatoes, corn and something green. Maybe even some mac & cheese for the pickier eaters. IE: B2!!

Chicken Stroganoff ~ A new recipe that looks tasty!

Pork Chops ~ A crock pot recipe I found in the new cookbooks! I have always loved a good chop! I hope this recipe doesn't let me down.

BBQ Roast ~ Everyone loves this so I cannot lose with this meal. Thought I'd make some potato salad as well.

Tuna Pasta ~ My favorite comfort food is on the menu for sometime over the weekend.

BONUS: I am going to make bread pudding for Superdad! It's a surprise. Well, it won't be after he reads this. :)

Sounds pretty good. I have made my list and nothing goes in the cart unless it's on the list. I am doing rather well with this compacting and cutting back at the grocery store has been pretty easy.

Okay, let me go get my second cup of coffee and find some clothes.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Hair Support Person Part 2

Okay, I am reaching that point where I want to call and schedule a hair appointment! I am used to being able to get up and go with my hair or even jump out of the shower and GO with my hair. Now, I am actually having to fix it. If I don't it just hangs there like a limp noodle! UGH!!!!!!!!

These pictures were taken yesterday before I headed out the door. Since my hair was fixed I snapped a few pictures to show you the progress. I know you have been losing sleeping wondering about my hair! :)

Growing Hair Out

Growing Hair Out

Growing Hair Out

Can you see the difference since this picture was taken? I blogged about this picture here. There may not look like a big difference BUT I can tell there is one. I am having to use a clip in the front for my bangs! I cannot stand hair on my forehead!!!! LOL

Hair

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A little about me for 2009.

1. What is your occupation right now?
CEO ~this is what I personally call myself. CEO of my family and I will write that in Job Description when I fill out paper work or get asked my occupation.~
Housekeeper, Amateur Chef, Nurse, Therapist, Sex Toy ~Remember I am married.~ :) Teacher, Art Director, Police Officer ~Did you take the toy from your sister?? Were you just in the kitchen?? Show me your hands??~ Laundry Attendant, Maintenance Manager of the house, Taxi Driver of “Mom’s Jag”, Janitor, Computer Geek ~so I can blog about crazy things I think about early in the morning or google, “strange smells coming from shower drain” for my Janitor position.~ Blogger.

2. What color are your socks right now?
No socks. I have on my pink flip flop slippers.

3. What are you listening to right now?
Lil O doing something to Baby M.

4. What was the last thing that you ate?
Popcorn.

5. Can you drive a stick shift?
No.

6. Last person you spoke to on the phone?
My sister just called.

7. Do you like the person who sent this to you?
She really didn't send it to me. She posted it on her blog. I borrowed it for mine.

8. How old are you today?
34. I'll be 35 in May.

9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
I only watch Carolina Basketball and some football when Superdad has the TV on. It's not something I pick out to watch while I am home alone.

10. What is your favorite drink?
Coffee with sugar and cream.

11. Have you ever dyed your hair?
Not in a long time.

12. Favorite food?
I love ALL FOOD!!! I would say Indian. Or Mexican. No it would be Indian. Or....

13. What is the last movie you watched?
Slumdog Millionaire. Superdad picked it out. He liked it more than me. I thought it depressing even if it did have a happy ending. Totally depressing.

14. Favorite day of the year?
All days that end in "Y".

15. How do you vent anger?
Clean. Clean. Clean.

16. What was your favorite toy as a child?
I guess my Barbie Dolls.

17. What is your favorite season?
Spring.

18. Cherries or Blueberries?
Blueberries. I don't like Cherries.

19. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back?
Sure, if they have time. I know how everyone is busy with life.

20. Who is the most likely to respond?
I am not sure.

21. Who is least likely to respond?
Why do they always ask this? Are you supposed to pick one person out to make them feel bad?

22. Living arrangements?
We live in a Superhero House. Superdad. Super Hormonal Teen. Super B2. Superbaby M. Supergirl O. I also drive an invisible minivan!!!

23. When was the last time you cried?
Few nights ago when I found that blog about the baby with cancer. You can read about Bree here.

24. What is on the floor of your closet?
Shoe Boxes. The throw pillows off the bed. I got tired of taking them off. Putting them back on. Taking them off. You get the drift.

25. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending to?
N/A. I am not emailing. I am posting it on my blog.

26. What did you do last night?
Folded laundry. Watched Nip/Tuck. Then Baby M wasn't sleepy so I watched a Seinfeld and Friends. Went to bed at midnight.

27. What are you most afraid of?
My family being hurt.

28. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers?
All the way please with extra mayo!!!!!!!

29. Favorite dog breed?
I really don't have one. I want a Yorkie. Maybe over the summer.

30. Favorite day of the week?
Hmmm, I have two. Monday--Superdad and the kids go back to school/work. Saturday--Everyone is home! :)

31. How many states have you lived in?
Only this state. State of confusion.

32. Diamonds or pearls?
Doesn't matter. :) I love whatever he gives me.

33. What is your favorite flower?
Again, I really don't have a favorite. I do know I HATE baby's breath!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Off my camera card:

My little girls in matching blue!

Sisters

Sisters

Sisters

Big things are coming!!!!!

Superdad is going to be a guest blogger!!!!!!! It was his idea last year and I have kept it in the back of my head! I have been trying to get him to write something up but he has been busy. I was thinking I would let you, my readers, give him a topic BUT I thought of one myself. Ready???

"Behind the Scenes"

Sounds perfect!!!!!

I emailed and told him so now all that's left to do is wait....

Wait he just emailed saying, "I thought I got to pick my own?"

Perhaps we should let you decide. LOL

Monday, January 5, 2009

I really did marry my prince! Something I already knew but wanted to share with you!

Superdad sent me this email this morning!

Subject line: I love you dearly

...with all my heart.
I feel truly blessed that you came into my life.
I hope you and the girls have a great day.


~sniffle~ Isn't he the greatest!!!! I love my husband! The greatest thing is that he adores me!

The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Sooo, here goes. Yesterday I was sucked into watching
The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

H was watching the marathon on TV because tonight season 2 starts! I was being totally lazy. Drooling on the pillow while Baby M slept on me lazy!

I watched like 6 hours of STRAIGHT TV!!! OMG, how awful! How can people do that every single day?? I cannot!!! Such a total waste of time. I couldn't help it though. I had to know what happened so I could watch season 2 tonight. ~cough cough~ Well, I might want to watch it. I have watched season 1 so why not just see how season 2 opens. Right?

Superdad called it ONE LONG AFTER SCHOOL SPECIAL. HA HA! Very true but I was still sucked in.

Have you watched this show? If not let me fill you in.

Amy is 15 and goes to band camp. Sleeps with Ricky who is also in band. She gets pregnant. She was a virgin and only slept with Ricky that one time. SEEEE IT ONLY TAKES ONE TIME!

Ricky is basically a man whore. Said in a very nice way. He is someone that will do whatever it takes to sleep with a woman. He has foster parents and issues. He is the sperm donor to the baby. He's who we warn our daughters about.

Ben is the sweetest boy who is madly in love with Amy. He wants to make her an honest woman even though the baby isn't his. I hope Ben doesn't get his heart broken because I am rather fond of him. He reminds me of "Eric" on the 70's show.

Adrian is the BAD GIRL of the show. She sleeps with Ricky all the time. She also messes with other boys. She is always talking about SEX. She gets this from her mother. Her mother has many BF's and never around because of her job. Adrian substitutes sex for loneliness. That's just my opinion though. She just found out her who father is and he basically wants nothing to do with her.

Grace is the sweet christian girl on the show. Her dad is played by Bo Duke himself! HA HA! She has an adopted brother who has DS. He's a cutie! She is falling for Ricky secretly. Ricky is playing on her christian side. Claiming that he wants to change his dirty ways with her help!


You'll have to tell me if you are fans of the show or if you watch it with your children!!!!

I have Supermom things to do today! Clean, dust, vacuum and laundry! Have a great day!
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