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Wilderness at the Smokies Hotel & Waterpark Resort in Sevierville, TN
{Winter Stay & Play FAM at Wilderness at the Smokies}

No one wants to die in the forest!! Kids have a way with words.

Conversations with my best friend BG. #thebgs

This will be a random question that will be from a CrAzY conversation with my Beastie Grits.

The first ever question asked since the very small, more work to do, blog change over.

1)  Where do you keep your wine?

My response,

"Above the washing machine as no one else knows how to use such a complex machine."

She said, I picture with her hands on her hips, "Yeah, NO SHIT!  LOL"

Thank you thank you thank you,

Who’s your favorite child? I know you have one. We all have one. Right? #keepingitreal

Recently on vacation with the crew my three daughters were giving me hell saying their brother Ben, who wasn’t able to come with us because of school and work, was my favorite.  Blah blah.

Ben could get away with murder and Mom would help bury the body!!!

Such crazy talk.

So the WHOLE week we were at the beach it’s all I heard from the three girls.

Ben this.  Ben that.  Ben this.  Mom would never let me do that but Ben does.

Insert HUGE Mom eyeroll here.

This got me to thinking.

All four of my kids have been my favorite at one time or another.  I really feel it’s that way with all parents and their children.  Hannah was my favorite when she was little and as she likes to tease her sisters - she became my favorite when she moved out of the house and when she made me a grandmother.  Twitch twitch.  I am too flipping young to be a grandmother?!?  It still feels weird telling people that I have a granddaughter.  I love sweet sweet baby and we are blessed to have her in our life.

Then wh…

Topless Thursday #TT

This is not an actual "topless" picture and I wasn't topless while I took this picture.  I just wanted to get away from the norm of "Wordless Wednesday" and turn it into something more fun.  Know what I mean?

My mind went to "topicless" immediately.  Then my pervy mind went right to "topless".

Then "Topless Thursday" was born.

You're welcome.

Today was a sad day. I realized that my kids don’t think of me.

I kind of figured that was the case but I was in denial.

I did give birth to them and nurse them from my breast.  Yanno, that kind of thinking.

Then this morning….

I woke up, went to make coffee as they are already bickering in the living room.

Then I see it!  Like a huge RED flashing light.

I about fell to my knees and cried out “why don’t you love me?”.

They wouldn’t have heard me over their bickering anyway.

So, I sadly put the EMPTY milk jug in the recycles.

This just proved that NO one listened when I gave the “Save Mommy Enough Milk For Her Morning Coffee Speech”!!

Like I didn’t know this but I had hope.

Sniff sniff.

No one ever listens to Mommy.

Look at how sad my coffee cup looks all empty???  Tragic.

The Great Debate - Who loves the other more or the most?

It’s the usual night time ritual with parents and kids.  After the bedtime story has been read, and covers are tugged up, right down to their sleepy smile.  You know it’s about to be on!

I love you.

I love you more.

I love you most.

Nope, not possible.  I love you the most.

I love you a million times more.

Kid!  You ain’t gonna win this debate.  Trust me.  We gave you life.  Even though we used to wipe your butt for you, WE still love you the most.

One night I was in bed as my youngest was hollering her “I love yous” to me.  I was a genius, I tell you and got her good.

Kid - I love you.

Mom - I love you more.

Kid - I love you most.

Mom - You probably do.

Bwah ha ha ha.  Score one or five for MOM.

Some days it may feel as if the kids do love us the most but deep down we will always love them more.  It’s just the way it is.  No matter how they may irritate the crap out of us, we will continue to adore them.

Just don’t spill my wine...

Eating Crackers in the Bed - I am a shitty parent and you might be too.

Recently I recovered from a cold that had me in bed for a few days and nights, just sleeping.  Earaches, sore throat, and headache and just generally feeling yucky.  It wasn’t how I had expected to spend my weekend for sure.

Sadly, or maybe not, when I don’t feel good it prompts me to make changes.  I started thinking about the blog and should I change the name.  Changing my name on Twitter and Instagram as I try to move away from the glitter that once was Supermom.

Know what I mean?

I tried to leave the blogging world but I listened to my peeps.  They wouldn’t LEAVE me alone.

Then I got the best email from a PR company I had recently worked with saying, "You have more to say than you think. Keep posting. All of life is funny, strange and wonderful! :)".

So my friends didn’t want me to leave.  I didn’t want to continue to be Supermom.  I wanted to be myself.  I want you to know that it’s okay if you are a shitty parent.  You probably aren’t but I know I think I am a shit pa…

I should be in the CIA. Maybe they have a parenting division?

Kids just gross me out.  Totally.  It's always about poop, farting, burping, and boogers.

It's making me crazy.  Like want to drop the "F" bomb crazy.

The other day I found a booger wiped on the arm of the couch while cleaning house.  WTF!?!?!

Were they raised by wolves??  Do they know how to walk to the bathroom and get some tissue?


Come on.  I know we all pick our nose occasionally and if you say you don't then you are totally lying.

So I thought about how to handle the situation.

At bedtime I told the girls I was collecting their toothbrushes and booger to send off for DNA testing to see who the BOOGER belonged to since no one would take blame.

I knew it was Ninja.  It says "totally lazy Ninja" all over it but she wouldn't admit it.

It seems like this happened with my son too, wiping a booger on the wall in his bedroom, and it was brought up on LIVE TV about 8 years ago.  You'd think my …

Drum Roll Please......
Here's The Peggy Denny clips from the show I was on.

A Dogs Life

The Peggy Denny Show and Keystone Meats
I was on TV.

I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to come cook on The Peggy Denny Show a few weeks ago to show how fabulous Keystone Meats are for a busy parent like myself.  I'm no stranger to Peggy Denny as my Mamaw watches her show and has told me about her.  I was super excited to call my Mamaw to tell her I was going to be on Peggy's show!

Here's one of the recipes that I cooked on the show,

Skillet Lasagna Florentine

I was impressed with Keystone Meats as someone who cooks all the time for my family.  The meat is tender, tastes delicious, and cuts down on the cooking time which means dinner is on the table a lot quicker.

Only two ingredients.  Meat and Sea Salt
Cooked and ready to use.
The Keystone family are butchers who take pride in their product.

For four generations, our family has been proudly producing quality all natural lean meats and flavorful broths without artificial ingredients. We don’t compromise quality because neither would you. It’s what we serve…

It was a Happy Birthday kind of dinner.
A Wordless Wednesday Post #WW

I'm just not Supermom anymore....

I think I’m just worn out with blogging.
I’ve been around a long time and I think I have given all the advice that I know.
You first met me 13 years ago when I was pregnant with my third child.  Then came number 4, NINJA GURL, who has made you laugh out loud while I have shaken my head.  You were there for me when I was going through depression and anxiety and when I had to have a hysterectomy.   You've been there for parenting nightmares, proms, graduation, holidays, and birthdays.  Then you were excited with me when I became a grandmother and added Mamaw to the list of names that people call me,  We've been best friends without getting matching tattoos.
My kids are older and don’t do crazy silly things anymore.
I don’t do crazy silly things anymore.
Well, that’s not true,  I do silly things but I post them mostly to Facebook.  If you want to keep up with the there then send me a friend request.
In fact that is the best way to keep up with me since I’m not going to be postin…

Wordless Wednesday #WW
{I think I look pretty in this picture.}

I made a baby blanket.

The damn best peanut butter pie AROUND!!!!! I love True Confections in Asheville, NC.

Just Roll With It

We bowl on Tuesdays.  With tequila.  Note I didn't say we were all that good but we sure do laugh a lot.

Wordless Wednesday #WW
{It's not just happy to see you, it's a UNICORN!!!}

The she turned 12
To the best twelve year old I know. I love you, Mommy

PLAYMOBIL 1.2.3. My Take Along Farm {A Review from my Granddaughter}

I love it when PLAYMOBIL contacts me about a product because they always send the fun stuff.  This time is was a My Take Along Farm for sweet sweet baby.  She was super excited when she came over to my house one day and saw the box in my bedroom.  We couldn’t get it open fast enough for her to enjoy.  She set it up in the living room and even let Sophie play with her.  {More like Sophie is a camera hog and couldn’t stand that I wasn’t taking her picture.}

Wordless Wednesday #WW
Last night was league night.

Just in case you've forgotten...

We've known each other since middle school.

Here's a before picture.

Wordless Wednesday #WW {A day at the park.}

A Day in My Life {Just Michelle}

Recently, as in two weeks ago, I went bowling with my friend Kelby and we had a blast.  I was able to see people that I used to work with and people that were regulars at the bowling alley were I worked briefly.

Briefly as in when we started to homeschool the girls in November and I left a part time I enjoyed.

However I enjoy teaching my girls more than the part time job.

I have always been for the most part a stay at home parent then I added full time teacher to my role.

I didn't have a moment to myself.

I think it was getting to me.

So while bowling with Kelby that night I saw where a new bowling league was starting and it was right up my alley.  Pun intended.

Last week I joined the league.  I had so much fun.  My son and his girlfriend bowled with me.

I needed this. {An amazing fun and learning review. Perfect for #homeschool and for that child who may need extra help in spelling.}

I’ve been blogging and posting on social media about our homeschool experience just in case someone else is going through the same thing and in the chance that someone can even offer advice.

We started our wonderful homeschool adventure in November 2016 and it has been a learning experience.  I had to find what works for and what doesn’t work for us.  I’ve found programs we love and programs that didn’t work for the girls which required me to find another program to replace it with.

We use Spelling Workout for both girls and I love the workbooks they use weekly for a new lesson however they didn’t have the word definitions with each lesson so the girls could learn that too.  I didn’t want them to have to look up twenty plus words a week in the dictionary because it would have taken them ALL day to do that.

So I started looking around online for a program that allowed the girls to enter their weekly spelling list from their Spelling Workout workbooks that told the girls the definition…

Wordless Wednesday #WW
{Robins in the snow.}

When we had snow a few weeks ago I got these great pics of the robins in the snow.

Supermom Reviews
This is where I post all the links of products that have been sent to me.

I must deeply apologize to those companies that have sent me a product but I didn't get around to posting a review on this blog The Adventures of Supermom®.  All I can say is things got super busy, laptop being dead for months - coming back to life only to DIE A SLOW PAINFUL death after a month making me lose everything {yes, everything}, getting a job outside the house at a bowling alley {where I met amazing people that are now friends}, WRIST SURGERY where I was in a cast for 6 weeks and then a brace, then pulling our kids out of their private Montessori school so I could homeschool them.

Summer vacation.  Bad back.  Yadda yadda yadda.

Or is that yada yada yada??


I have been wanting to just make a list with links so you could check these wonderful companies out.  Tell them Supermom sent ya.  {insert big smile here}

* Element Snacks

They sent an assortment of delicious rice cakes.  Gluten free. Non GMO, No artificial ingredients.

They are the perfect treat and come in s…

She marches for the future. #womensmarch
Women's Rights are Human Rights

Homeschool ~ 9 Weeks {Not for the timid and weak.}

We've done it!!!!!   We've been homeschooling for 9 weeks {tomorrow}.  After tomorrow we will have 9 days off.  Woot woot.  We are trying the 3 weeks on 1 week off schedule right now. 

It's been an adventure for sure.  We have learned what works for us and what we needed to change because it did not work for us.

Homeschool is not for the weak!!  I've had to drag myself out of bed on a few mornings for school and even make myself finish school after our lunch break!  I even had to teach recovering from wrist surgery.  While sick!  I thought stay at home parents didn't get any rest.  I was totally wrong.  Stay at home parents that homeschool their kids get ZERO ZERO ZERO rest.  ZEROOOOO!

Thankfully Superdad took on making dinner at night for me.  I cook every once in awhile but he mostly holds the fort down.  {Without feeding them cold cereal or almond butter sandwiches every night.}  I don't know how he does it.  I'd sprinkle some cereal on the dining room…

Library Book Find
{A beautiful French book. Le Bandeau by Félicien Hampsaur}

Superdad started it!

Buying used books at the library for a DEAL!  A buck for hardcover and fifty cents for a paperback.

Told you it was a deal.

So every once in awhile I scope out the books and I have found some amazing ones!  I don’t even mind if I cannot read them because they are in another language.

This little French beauty has tickled me pink.  I love it!  LOVE IT!  LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

It was written in 1916 by Félicien Hampsaur and it includes the most beautiful pictures in it.  Nude pics.  Beautiful nude pics.  Drawn pictures not nude photographs.  That’s what makes it extra special to me.

I thought I shouldn’t keep it all to myself so I wanted to share a few pictures with you.