Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Babies Are...

A boy and a girl! We are thrilled. DH is trying to make it known we are excited for BOTH, but he is excited to finally have a boy in this sea of girls. Most important, both look healthy and so far we are all doing well.

I do have a question for you all, will you send me the names of your favorite baby gear and why you like them? I am looking for things that will make my life easier.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

To all of you moms out there - Happy Mother's Day. You work hard, sacrifice a lot, and try to keep life moving forward in the chaos we call life. Thank you for all the tips you have given me to help with my own chaos. I hope that you have had a wonderful day and had at least a little moment of quiet. You deserve it!
To all you women with mothering hearts in my life with no children I just want to say THANK YOU! Your help and words of encouragement have helped me when I have been driven to the point of exhaustion and insanity. My children are much better people because of you!
Love to you all!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Sneaking It In

I have managed to sneak in another chore with NO complaining from the troops. What is it? Setting the table for dinner.

Everyday DDs get one hour of movie time before DH gets home and while I am cooking dinner. (This is my sanity time.) However, before they can start their screen time, they have to set the table.

To my surprise, they don't complain about it. They want screen time so badly that they whip the dishes on and are out of the kitchen in no time. BEAUTIFUL!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Back On with Coupons

Ready for another confession? I haven't clipped (or used) a coupon in five months. I know that has some of you gasping, "How can a Coupon Queen bail on her coupons?!" Well, life happens, to all of us and some things go on the back burner.

HOWEVER, I changed my subscription to the Pottstown Mercury and am set to go this weekend. (My neighbors are going to love the sound of 5 papers hitting my driveway at 6 a.m.) I'm not quite sure how it is going to fit into my life right now, but it needs to. My grocery budget has been a lot for special diets DD2 and DH have been on. It is time to take control again.

I miss my savings (see the above receipt, yes that is a $187 savings) and need it back! I can't deny the power of the coupon.