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Imaginary Friends

Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends Cartoon
Lately Baby M, who is 3 1/2 has two imaginary friends and their names are Stacy and Jack.  I’m not sure when Stacy and Jack appeared into our household but they are here now (not really taking up space or adding to my food budget).  I’m not worried about Baby M’s psychological well-being because I see imaginary friends as an awesome use of a child’s imagination!  How cool would it be to have these awesome people to talk to and play with!!?!?

I never had an imaginary friend growing up but after seeing Baby M with hers I wish I had of had one or two like she does.  I hear her talk to Stacy and Jack with such love because in her mind they are real people and they are playing with her. 

One of these things is not like the other.

For a year or two I’ve been having this debate with Baby M and you’d think that since she is 3 1/2 that she would catch on.  But, sadly she hasn’t.  ha ha 

I’m pretty good at remember cups and which cup I give the kids during the day and then when a milk cup goes missing and cannot be found I know where to look.  HERE:

The play kitchen in the play area.  (This kitchen was H's and 15 years old!!!)

Sometimes it will have been in there a day or two and be YUCKY!!!  I try and try to explain that her fridge will not keep things cold and will make her milk sour!!!!  *shaking head*

My dream fridge!
I think it’s just being “lazy” and not wanting to stop playing to take it to the real fridge in the kitchen but then you’d think she’d know that her fridge isn’t cold but she doesn’t.

Perhaps one day I will stop finding sour milk cups in the play kitchen and in the real fridge in the kitchen.  I can dream, right?

Kids are so cool!  Everyone should have one or four! 

Big Day For Me

Last night I went out with my girlfriends and my lil sis to our hangout for delicious food and awesome drinks.  I had three Caramel Martinis and they were absolutely delicious.  Like lick the glass to get all the caramel out delicious!  And the Crab Rangoos were finger licking good and my steak was perfect and the chocolate brownie for dessert was yummy.  I'm all about delicious food!!!!  Thankfully my girlfriends are too! 

I wanted to make the night extra special so beforehand I typed up a speech of sorts to read to my table to express how 2011 was for all of us and how much we have to look forward to in 2012.  I kept getting all weepy and didn't think I was going to make it through but I did.  I wanted my friends to know how special they are to me and I hope I managed to do that. 

Revolutionary Road, hated it.

Why oh why did I do that to myself?  I was wide awake last night so I grabbed a movie from the cabinet to watch along with a bag of peanut butter cups.  I picked out Revolutionary Road to watch with Kate and Leo which surprised me because I thought they were all wrong for Titanic when that movie came out.  But I wasn’t consulted with about the choices so I didn’t have a say but I know that I could have picked two better people for the parts in Titanic.   **SPOILERS AHEAD, so turn away if you don’t want to know.**

Back to Revolutionary Road, it was just one train wreck after another over and over and over again.  With a young couple Frank and April trying to live with their two kids in the suburb, one doing a job that pays the bills and one that regrets becoming a mother because she couldn’t pursue her acting career.  So of course she blames him I suppose for buying the cute little house to raise their two children in. 

They argue like every other normal married couple, he has an affair with a secretary, how cliché BTW!  Then April comes up with an idea to change it all!!!!!  Move to Paris.  They begin to make all these big plans and they are extremely happy about the new adventure.  Until he gets a job promotion that, you can tell, he doesn’t want to turn down and whoopsie she gets pregnant for a third time after a hot and heavy session in the kitchen one night. 

The tale of the Easy Bake Oven.

I did all my Christmas shopping in November and I was so proud of myself finishing such a feat as that!  I was even more proud of myself for grabbing the last Easy Bake Oven on the shelf at Target on that Saturday morning while shopping with Superdad.  I was SUPER HAPPY ABOUT THAT because it’s all that Lil O has been asking for since seeing those stupid commercials on TV.  Commercials are plain EVIL and shown on purpose on cartoon networks!    So anyway….

Christmas Eve night while all the kids were in a slumber and I in my robe, set out to make Christmas dreams come true.  I got out my super-secret stash to put under the tree and realized that the Easy Bake Oven was funky looking.  It has been squashed or dropped, who knows and I was devastated!  Where could we go at midnight to find another Easy Bake Oven?!?!?   I was even thinking that Superdad could go grab a screw driver and a hammer and fix this thing!!!  No such luck but Superdad came up with a genius plan, let Santa leave a letter!

Twas the Night before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.

And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

Where's mom?

Hiding in the bathroom in the bath tub in very hot water feeling the water caress her aching and tired body. 

It was nice. 

Feeling the weight of the book on her tummy made her realize how nice the escape was and how much she had needed it. 

It reminded her of how much she loved being in New York City and how much she wants to go back.

All I want for Christmas
is my two front teeth.

She lost the other front tooth in her sleep last night.

I have a muffin top!

You’ve heard it here first!  I Michelle, AKA Supermom, has a muffin top!  If you watched the most recent vlog then you know that I’m being bombarded with Christmas candy in all shapes and sizes!  Lord knows it is starting to show in my midsection.    Tonight I wanted to go to the local pizza place beside our house for dinner so I grabbed my favorite, fit so awesome, jeans to wear and it’s where I saw it first!


As I glared into the mirror visioning the cupcakes, peanut butter balls, haystacks and fudge I said a naughty word that I will not repeat here.  It wasn’t a nice word!  Yeah yeah, I can say I don’t mind being fat and happy until my favorite jeans don’t fit!  My favorite jeans…..sobbing. 

It’s not fair I tell you.

So does this mean I have to be like everyone else that makes that cheesy New Year’s Resolution to join a gym or work out *hilarious laugh* because Supermom doesn’t do any of that!  AT ALL!  DAMMIT! 

My favorite jeans!!!! 

That’s it!  I’m not getting near a scale or my favorite jeans until like February!

Inside Cookie HQ To Create The Perfect Holiday Cookie


The perfect holiday cookie recipe!!!!!!  Or actually for every single day because cookies are just awesome like that!  Thank you Hershey's and Betty Crocker!!

This is for you.

I get a good feeling....

Wordless Wednesday

This seriously makes me think of Michael Jackson!
 *If he wore his shoes on the wrong feet.  ha ha*

A Christmas Present Idea

Do you still need a few ideas for someone for Christmas?  I made these baskets for some friends (and they haven't gotten them yet so I hope they aren't reading this post). 

10 Baskets:  Dollar Store
Tissue Paper:  Dollar Store
Several Boxes of Christmas Ornaments:  Dollar Store
10 Jars of Paul Newman Spaghetti Sauce, I buy his sauce because they donate it back out
10 Bags of Pasta
Assorted Candy

Making of the baskets.

Christmas and Candy?

Seriously what does Christmas Candy have to do with the birth of Jesus?  I've gained five pounds the past few weeks and I blame you!

Merry Christmas!

Happy Monday

I'm rather smitten with Matt Hales.  You know I have a thing for British men.  *swoon*

Supermom does a video that doesn't
have sex in it.

YAY, I'm back but I'm GrUmPy!  I'm inna mood because I cannot get some work done because my kids are stir crazy!  At least they are in the bedroom screaming so I can do this video and not bothering me.  I'm a crap parent!  ha ha

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 

Much love,

PS.  Justin, this ones for you!  Lets do a vid together but not one of those sex vids!  ha ha

Click this Paypal button to donate to an amazing woman who left her abusive spouse with her two children.  Click here to hear her story.

Happy Friday!

Sunday Morning.
Last Christmas
Yay, it's Friday!  Not that it really makes any difference for me.  I still have work to do no matter what day it is.  Lil O hasn't been feeling well so she's been home the past two days so we've just been sitting around watching TV and getting ready for the big guy to come.  I cannot believe that Christmas is nine days away!  NINE DAYS!!  How did that happen?  Didn't we just celebrate this recently?

Well, it feels like it anyway.

I'm glad that the kids will be out of school and I can spend more time with them for a few weeks without the hustle and bustle of school and running the roads for carpool.  Things like that.  It'll be nice to sleep in and hang out with my family.

It's all grey and dreary looking here but rather warm.  Not December weather for sure.  I know that some of my friends want snow for Christmas but I do not!  Christmas morning we have everyone over for breakfast and to see what Santa brought so I want nice clean roads for travel that morning!  Last year people had just started to arrive when everyone had to scurry back home because of all the snow!  Over a foot by the end of the day!!!  I don't want a repeat of that! 

Hmmm, I'm rather boring these days.  Cooking.  Cleaning.  Crocheting.  Reading.  Working.  Typical mom stuff.

Are you ready for the holidays?

I can make a difference and so can you.

Yesterday I hope that you read my blog post about domestic abuse and how I helped someone that I love very much go to Helpmate with her two daughters to get out of a dangerous relationship.  She left everything behind, material things that is.  She is safe and sound with family right now and with the help of Helpmate we hope that she will have her own home as soon as possible.

Thanks to a generous outpouring of the school the girls (ages 6 and 11) will have a wonderful Christmas this year during this difficult time.  Then my friend Twilight Junkie suggest I blog about it and accept donations for this amazing woman and her two children.  She still needs gas to run the car, money for insurance to be able to drive the car and a car payment to make.  If you want to donate money for this family I have set up a special Paypal button.  I will collect the money for her and give it back to her in the form of cash or gift certificates to use at area stores. 

I just want to tell everyone thank you for the kind words that you've given me during this difficult time.  I love this woman with all my heart and I hope in time she will be happy and not worry about fear or in her words, "being homeless".

PS.  If you do donate to this family I will be more than happy to share photos of them with you so that you know the family that you are helping. 

Wordless Wednesday

All I want for Christmas is some teeth.  Lil O lost two in one day this week.   :)

I'm losing faith.

I’m wearing my emotions on my sleeve.

Lately I’m on the verge of tears about everything.  It can be a commercial, TV show and even while reading the kids their letters from Santa over the weekend.  Everything is making me cry.  Everything is weighing on my heart.  I’m a very emotion woman and I’m so passionate about things. 

Out of confidence I cannot go into many details but this week I helped someone very special to me go to Helpmate to seek help for herself and her children.  Here it is Christmas and this person is homeless, in a sense, because of her useless husband!  The one that emotionally abuses her and calls her names in front of her children and the man that has physically hurt her.  This is the husband that she vowed in front of God to love forever.  This is the man that she loved and started a family with because of love.  The man that thought it was okay to abuse his wife.  He’s a piece of shit to me now.  *sorry for the anger*

I was sitting in this little office knowing her story as my heart literally broke as I sat there hearing.  Feeling.  I wanted to scream at the top of my lungs and just cry but I didn’t let myself.  I had to keep it together for her.  I wanted to take the weight off of her shoulders and protect her from the world.  I wanted to do that for her and I’m hurt that I’m not able to make it all better!  I’m not able to say things that can help.  I have a home.  I have a husband.  I have a place to sleep at night.  I am safe.

From my Kitchen on a Sunday

It seems like all I post these days are pictures of something that I've made or something that I've cooked. ha ha I guess because all I've been doing is eating and making things. Yesterday while grocery shopping at Earth Fare I saw the most beautiful steaks at the meat counter. I mean like my mouth was watering and I wanted that meat! So this is what I did today:

Crocheting a bead bracelet.

Sometimes I dream up these crazy things and the other day I woke up knowing I wanted to crochet a bracelet with wire and glass beads. This is my first attempt.

Beautiful Glass Beads

Heard on the Playground
By Andrea Sherr

As a parent with four children it never ceases to amaze me what might and will come from their mouth.  Heard on the Playground is the place to go to read some very funny things!

AND NOW you can purchase Heard on the Playground in BOOK form to share with everyone that loves a good laugh.  This book makes a wonderful gift for parents, grandparents, teachers and friends. 

If you want to share a funny story that may even make it in the next book then submit them to www.HeadonthePlayground.com.

I was able to read this book and it's Laugh Out Loud funny that will require snorting from laughing so hard!  It's adorable because we've all been there!  And thanks to this site you can easily share your story with others, like me! 

Please check out this amazing book and be sure to add it to your Christmas list!

Oh, and another thing.  I'm mentioned in the book on page 135!!!  It's just a little snippet but I'M in a book!!!  How cool is that??

As a mother of four children ranging in age from a teenager to a toddler, I deal with a lot of things most Moms relate to like teenager behavior, potty training, saving money, etc. I tell funny stories and give helpful advice.

**I wasn't paid to post this!  I was sent an e-copy of the book to read!  It's really funny!!**

The Help was an AMAZING MOVIE!

I just hung up my bathrobe in my bathroom on a hook on the back of the door and then I glanced around my bathroom.  I just stood there in my bathroom looking at the things I needed to do like vacuum and dust.  Then as I walked into my bedroom I noticed there was laundry that needed to be folded and put away.  These are things that I happily do every day in my house.

Then Baby M caught my attention as she was mimicking me getting ready as she was throwing the clothes from her set of drawers trying to find the perfect pair of pants and a shirt that she loved.  Matching clothes isn’t a concern of hers and I don’t care.  She loves being independent and I love it too. 

Then I became so overjoyed at looking at my daughter and I was so happy that I was able to stay home with her every single day.  We have no “help” around the house and it made me extremely happy knowing this.

Christmas Shopping, Supermom style.

With 18 days left until the big day it’s time to make sure that your gifts have been purchased OR MADE or at least have a general idea of what you need to get done.  It’s pretty easy for us because we don’t go all crazy and go into debt when it comes to shopping.  The kids are easy!  I let the kids make a list of the things that way would like to have knowing that just because it’s on the list doesn’t mean that they will get it.  They know that I will pick 2-3 things off their list to get and that can be anything from a DVD , video game, clothes or TOYS (if you go by the little ones lists). 

Homemade Chocolate Walnut Brownies
with Homemade Peppermint Icing

For some strange reason when I get sick and don't feel well I dream of food!!!  Remember that time I called all the donut places in town looking for a chocolate peanut butter donut or if they could make some for me???  Only to have to make up my own cake with the most creamiest chocolate peanut butter icing (EVER) when I felt better!  Same thing happened last night.  I woke up wanting brownies and peppermint!  So I just made some homemade chocolate walnut brownies and a fluffy peppermint icing for them!

They were delicious!!!  The chocolate with the peppermint icing was AWESOME! 

I have icing left so tomorrow I might make gingerbread cookies!

Did you miss me?

One of the things about being a blogger is some days you have time to sit in front of your laptop, desk top, Droid, Blackberry or IPhone and work.  Other days you just don’t want to do any of the above.  It’s been like that for me the past few days.  I was even happier when I had a few things scheduled to post so there wasn’t a huge blank on the blogs.

I’ve not been feeling well this week.  At one point I thought I was having a heart attack, PAIN in my chest, shortness of breath and I couldn’t stop burping.  I just knew that something was wrong.  I went to my doctor and he did an EKG which showed my heart was doing well at the moment in time anyway.  Then he gave a Nexium (GO ANNA) to see if it was indigestion.  Hours later I was still feeling bad with chest pain and shortness of breath so an ultrasound of my gallbladder was scheduled.  The gallbladder looked fine but they did find kidney stones, which I already knew about.  YAY, lucky me!

Happy Anniversary

Today marks the ten month anniversary of the day I had my hysterectomy.  That is cause to celebrate!  Ten months of no period, no excruciating pain and no back pain.  It’s wonderful!  I will say that I had an amazing doctor take care of me throughout the whole process.  She diagnosed my unhappy uterus then schedule my surgery right away only to change it because she wouldn’t let me go on tour with Vaseline three short weeks after surgery, so the day I got back from dog sledding in Duluth I was in the hospital showing the goods off in a hospital gown.

The recovery was hard for me but now I’m super-duper and don’t miss having a period one bit!  My life has improved since I don’t have to worry about a period!  LOVE IT!!!!!

Yes, I still get sad from time to time when I see an adorable baby because I can no longer have one but then I see the four wonderful kids that I do have and I know how incredibly I am blessed.  They are all wonderful amazing kids and I couldn’t ask for more.

I do hold out to the thought of perhaps adopting if the chance ever was presented to us or becoming a grandmother down the road.  WAY DOWN THE ROAD, glaring at the teenage daughter.  I don’t have to worry about that just yet thankfully.  I know she won’t be a virgin forever but I know that it’s not on her plate now and that makes me proud.  *proud mommy smile*

Anyway, sigh; I’m enjoying my babies, my husband and Sophie the Superdog!  Happy Anniversary to me!