Monday, April 28, 2014

101st Mommy Mondays - Mouth of Babes

My Daughter and My Son both say this often, "Water keeps me hydrated and milk makes me strong."

My son at the gas station.... A couple Saturdays ago, we went to get gas and the attendant filled us up. My daughter asked what's his name, and I told her I didn't know. My son was like maybe his name is Phillip because he filled up our car. =)

My trouble makers at Wal-mart.

A couple weeks ago, I heard my son tell my daughter "Don't trick that it's alcohol!" so of course I go out to investigate especially since we don't have alcohol in our home, being Latter-Day Saints aka Mormons. In my daughter's hand was a bottle of Lime Juice. =D She was confused about the word "acohal" I told my son, it's not alcohol because we don't have any in the house and told my daughter she could try if she wants, but she probably wouldn't like it. Reminds me of the day when she wanted to drink lemon juice.

What funny things have your kids said lately?

Monday, April 21, 2014

100th Mommy Mondays - Scary Moments with your Kids Spotlight

I asked this question to some local ladies about a month ago, after we thought my 5 year old son might need surgery.

What things have scared you that happened with your kids?

Here's one mom's story after giving birth to her second child.

**Slightly graphic images**


"My labor and delivery was super rough. The doctors even called a McRoberts which come to find out later means they are stuck. Luckily I was able to push him out. The doctor said his head and shoulders came out at the same time. The doctor thought he had a clef pallet (thankfully once again nope). He was misshapen really bad from the delivery and I wasn't able to see him for almost 2 hours after he was born. Then I tried to nurse and he wouldn't latch on right. The nurse tried to help but there were some issues so she brought a NICU nurse up to try to figure it out. He ended up having a high pallet and issues and swelling from the delivery. He even ended up with a blister on his nose.

When they went to go to get the NICU nurse my husband sat in the corner crying holding our son. I kept saying "Honey everything will be fine (of course I didn't see him when he looked his worse but, my husband did)." I asked him what he was thinking and he just said "I am scared something is seriously wrong with him." Later he said that he thought we would have a child with serious mental and physical disabilities. Thankfully he is fine today. 


Monday, April 14, 2014

99th Mommy Mondays - Just a Touch of Crazy

Today I'm guest posting over at Just a Touch of Crazy, a new mom blog from my friend and her SIL. It's hilarious! I feel so much better about dealing with my kids every time I read their blog posts.

Just a Touch of Crazy

Check out my crazy mommy moment over there!

Crazy Mom Post for Just a Touch of Crazy

What do you LET your kids do so you can accomplish something else in your house?

Here's one thing I let my child play with so I could bake without messing up. The last time I let her help me, the cookies didn't quite turn out right - miscounted something. So I give her a bowl filled with some flour (flour is pretty cheap right?) and let her mix herself. Unfortunately it turned into a huge mess --- good thing for vacuums!

 Of course I couldn't yell at her; I took pictures! Memory keeping shouldn't just show "perfect" lives.

Needless to say, in the future, I gave her a lot less flour to play around with, like a couple spoonfuls instead of a couple cups.

Most of the time I help my kids bake, but with things with a lot less ingredients (especially for children who really like to do things their own way like my daughter). A favorite in our house to bake together is cheesecake or banana bread. 

Check me, Maryanne, out on my blog, Crafty Mommy Diva for Mommy Mondays, Wellness Wednesdays, and Fashionable Fridays and when I find time crafts, recipes, and other fun ideas. You can also follow me on Facebook.

Monday, April 7, 2014

98th Mommy Mondays - Scary Moments with Kids

What things have scared you that happened with your kids? #MommyMondays

Yay my son doesn't need surgery (as long it doesn't come back). He had a 4 cm swollen lymph node sticking out of neck. After 3 check ups with the specialist, it has continued to go down. What a relief!
He's had stitches right before he turned 4 and then had to fix his circumcision as a toddler so he's not been fond of the doctors so I'm grateful he doesn't need to go through surgery.

I asked this question to some local ladies about a month ago, after we thought my 5 year old son might need surgery.

What things have scared you that happened with your kids? I'd love to hear your answers in the comments or e-mail me your story to include in a future Mommy Mondays.

Jessica --- "My son had to go to Primary Children's to have a cat scan of his head. He has Benign external hydrocephalus--ie extra fluid in the brain. It was a really scary time for us but we were so glad that he didn't have a tumor or something that needed a shunt. This same child has been in the hospital 3 times in his little 1 year old life."

Cassie --- I had a little 14 month old who had to go in for surgery to remove a cyst on her neck. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done, to carry my baby to the doors of the operation hall and hand her over to a nurse. Especially when she looked back at me and cryed. But she was okay and recovered super fast.