2013 – The Year of Improvement
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I’m no different than any other mom around town.. I’m busy with work, school, errands, playing referee, chauffeur and in-home counselor to teenage angst. Adding “prepare for Christmas” to that and my kids are lucky to get stale cheerios for dinner much less a home cooked meal. So when Whole Foods of Winston asked if I’d be up for trying their Whole Value Meals, I replied “yes” and “my kids thank you”. I was actually given the choice between their Whole Value Meals and their upcoming special of Wild-Caught Georgia Shrimp (you save $5 a pound — Friday, 12/16 ONLY) and while I love making Shrimp and Grits, that seemed to defeat the purpose of making my life simpler right now. The Whole Value Meals are promoted as ”meals that will feed a family of four and comes with a salad. The food is of great quality, free of antibiotics and hormones and are cheaper and … read more
Is unfortunately, usually, their parents. One of the things that I noticed pretty quickly when we moved back to this area is that in the South people tend to live by the rule of "do as I say, not as I do" – especially when it comes to RSVPs. I have been bitten on more than one occassion by parents who didn't RSVP for birthday parties. I don't mean responding "no"… I mean no response at all. One year, I had to move an entire party altogether due to parents not RSVPing for it. Try explaining that to a 4 year old who had her heart set on a certain type of party. I'm not the only one who's faced this.. I have a friend who went thru the effort and expense of having professional invitations printed up and still ended up having to call each person who was invited to … read more
I'm not sure if it's just the time of the year – everything gets busier and I just finally snap at feeling like I'm the only one doing everything. Perhaps I'm finally worn out after 9 months into the year complaining that I'm "apparently the only one who can bend at the waist" or the only one who "has any idea where things actually go". Whatever the reason, it seems every year I get to this snapping point and try to figure out, once again, the best way to delegate chores. When the girls were younger, the cute sticker charts worked okay. Then it was a smaller, excel type sheet. I've tried cash on Friday, rewards instead of cash, reverse cash – you name it. I have no idea what to try next. All I know is that at ages 12, 9 and 7.. they need to have certain chores … read more
We have gotten so lucky with the weather the past couple of years. Once again – a stunning day to spend with friends and family. This year, we had the pleasure of starting in the Education center where Mackenzie had some of her artwork on display. We are SO proud of her. She’s really become quite the artist. Next on the agenda… rides of course! We scored for the younger ones.. kiddie ride wrist bands!! All you can ride for $8! I have a feeling this will be the last year for Sydney to do this, so we let them ride, ride, ride..