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Saturday, April 30, 2016


Some days - like the last few weeks have been crazy stressful and downright ugly.

Can anyone vouch for that?

I work full time, I am finishing up my Master's in History (Military History), I have 4 kids, sell on eBay for extra money (we are currently following Dave Ramsey to get out of debt -- it has been life changing), and have several other things on my plate. My days are usually filled with starting off like Mary Poppins -- and by the end I feel like the Wicked Witch of the West.


This morning, the boys were up at 6:38 am. This was the first Saturday that we were able to sleep in, and they were both up before 7. It is almost 9 am -and they are laying in their beds ( I am hoping they take a nap)

The above picture reflects parenting accurately.

BUT - while I end up looking like Monday just hit me in the face with Barb wire - there are such positive moments.

Yesterday, the boys learned to play slapjack, Go Fish, and Old Maid. Stephanie and I played Speed for about an hour (I won all games -- btw) We have not laughed that hard in a long time. NO electronics, distractions, just good old family fun.

This blog was created for laughter, humor, and outlet to my crazy life - as it gets going, please be patient. You may find guest posts written by my children, reviews, give a ways, Pinterest fails, and other entertainment.



Hello! My name is Connie - I am a married mother of 4 beautiful children. I also have 1 grandchild. For the last several years, one of my favorite sayings has been "I need a reality show". The shenanigans that go on in my home on a daily basis is enough to write any comedian sketch. While my personal Facebook friends see my humor, life happenings, and other parenting related items on a daily basis - why not blog about it.

This blog will be a mix of my life in parenting, faith, recipes, and other fun filled adventures.

Let me introduce my brood.

My husband and I have been married for almost 6 years. We met online. He is my rock. Yes, he drives me crazy (and I am sure that I drive him more crazy), but our life works.

Raquel -- age 17 - my first blessing. She loves: Beatles Music, taking walks with her daughter, reading and has a great artistic ability. (She won't admit to that)  She is also  a phenomenal baker. She works hard to overcome obstacles and has a great sense of humor.

Stephanie - age 14 - my youngest daughter. She loves: Supernatural, Twenty-one pilots, laughing outloud, reading, writing, snap-chat, and dogs.

Colton - age 4 - my oldest son. He loves: Dino-trux, WWE Wresting (his favorite wrestler is currently Kane), operating the amazon fire stick, and bossing his siblings around. (Not sure where he gets that from)
Wyatt - 1 week shy of age 3 - my baby. He knows it too. He loves: Power Rangers, Ninja Turtles, Spider-man, Cudding with mommy, and wrestling. He gives the best little hugs.

I also have an amazing grand-daughter Harper (almost 10 months)
I wish someone would have told me how different being a grand mother is from being a mother.
Harper loves: puffs, playing with her uncle's action figures, running people over in her walker, and beating up her uncles.

Here are a few accurate snapshots into my life:

And because Stephanie has been reading over my shoulder -- and she absolutely hates this picture (but it is one of my favorites...)
(I will tell the story behind this at another time)