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Day Fourteen – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Day Fourteen – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

I have to say the weekend didn’t go as I had hoped. It was one of the moments when I realized we had taken one step forward, two steps back. It was a completely frustrating weekend and Sunday night I felt very unappreciated and defeated. However, I will keep on...
Day Fourteen – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Day Ten – Increasing Financial Stress

Believe it or not, financial stress within a family can cause a lot of problems in the household. When I am stressed over adult issues, it is hard not to let that stress show to the kids and they react to it by acting out. Even though the kids are 7 and 5 now, they...
Day Nine – Food

Day Nine – Food

One of the things that causes a little chaos because it annoys me greatly, is my kids “stealing” food in the afternoons. When they come home from school, I provide them with a healthy snack and some juice. I know they are starving because they get home at...
Day Six – My Rheumatoid Arthritis

Day Six – My Rheumatoid Arthritis

Believe it or not, my rheumatoid arthritis also contributes to the chaos of this household as well as the physical condition of the house. It may seem like a cop-out, but there are days when I can barely get through the day much less be the Mom that I want to be and...
Day Fourteen – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Day Four – A New Rule

As I mentioned yesterday, I have implemented a new rule in the mornings which so far has been helping the kids to not fight as much and to pay attention to eating and getting ready for school. The new rule? No TV in the mornings before school! It used to be that when...