Summer Schedule :)

I don't know about you but summer is long and miserable. The kids are bored most of the time or they are on their electronics wasting the day away. So this year I am doing something different, we are going to have a plan in place where the kids have to do items before they are allowed on their tablets or tv. Which will be good for all of our sanity at least once they get used to the change taking place. Ginny and Miles both will be going to summer school in the morning during June so that will help break up our summer. Then our new baby will make an appearance at the end of summer. At least we hope she will stay in until the end of the summer. So here are some rules we will be having for summer.

1. Brushed your teeth and hair
2. Dressed for the day
3. Had breakfast
4. 20 minutes of reading time
5. 20 minutes of being creative (writing, coloring, drawing)
6. 30 minutes of outside play
7. Made/built something -legos, crafts, blocks, art
8. Worked in workbook
9. Clean a room up
10. D…

Book Review: The Night Before Easter by Natasha Wing

When Natasha Wing was a little girl she wanted to be a teacher. Just like most little girls she lined up her stuffed animals and would teach them the alphabet and how to count. In High School she wanted to be a tennis player. Then in college she thought that digging dinosaur bones would be a great job. When after college she started to work at her own small public relations agency that she decided she really wanted to write children's books. She sold her first manuscript Hippity Hop, Frog on Top in 1992. She enjoys being her own boss and coming up with ideas on her own is why she decided to keep writing. The Night Before Easter by Natasha Wing is about the Easter Bunny in a delightful spin on Clement C. Moore's beloved poem. It will sure send families hoping to the bookstore for an Easter treat.  My family really enjoys the Twas the Night books by many authors. Natasha Wing did not leave us hanging with this take on the books for Easter. You get to watch the Easter Bunny hide…

Book Review: The Story of the Easter Bunny by Katherine Tegen

Katherine Tegen has been writing since she was ten years old. She has always enjoyed holidays and magic. She is the author of the New York bestseller The Story of the Easter Bunny. She lives in New York City. The Story of the Easter Bunny by Katherine Tegan is about about the true story of the Easter Bunny. A white rabbit watches and helps an old couple make chocolate and paint Easter eggs. As each year the white rabbit helps out even more and becomes the Easter Bunny.  My kids loved this story as it talks about the Easter Bunny. We read this book every year. We love how much detail is in each illustration of the books. The illustrations bring the book to life in the eyes of children. My kids loved that the bunny first starts with helping very little before he becomes the Easter Bunny. It talks about giving more then receiving gifts which is a huge plus in the eyes of a mom who wants her children to be grateful more. Hope you enjoy this book this year.

I Hated Makeup Until I Found My Love in This Business

So I sell makeup, body care, and skin care and I LOVE IT! No seriously I love selling and learning about makeup. But for me it was never like that growing up. I actually...despised makeup. I was the girl who bought all of her makeup at dollar tree to just use for one single night of the year. Prom or homecoming. Even when I was in college, I never wore makeup. Sure I went to some mary kay parties but I would have someone else put makeup on me and then that was that. I took it off soon after I came home. I was just plain girl. I hated dressing up because I never felt BEAUTIFUL. I didn't have the self-confidence that I was severely lacking. Which in truth made me realize that no man was ever going to want to DATE me or even Marry me. Why would they when their was better looking women then me.

I watched a friend of mine who found senegence. She fell in love with the product and started selling it. She was the COMPLETE OPPOSITE of me. She was on the drill team and was skinny. She wa…

Book Review: There Are Monsters Everywhere by Mercer Mayer

Mercer Mayer began illustrating books in 1966. Since then he has published over 300 books. Most of the books happened when he was kid. Though now he writes about things happening now and with his own children. He was born in Arkansas in 1943. When he was 13 years old his family moved to Hawaii. When he moved to New York City  his wife and him started writing the Little Critters stories together.  In There Are Monsters Everywhere by Mercer Mayer about a kid who takes matters into his own hands with the monsters he finds everywhere. He learns karate which will empower kids to beat the monsters out of their house.  I had huge hopes for this story as I love books by Mercer Mayer. The illustrations that Mercer Mayer has created are amazing and so real life. It's like you are right there with the character in the book. The colors make it pop. My kids were rather bored though with the story line of this book. It seemed to drag on and it lost their attention rather quick. We will put thi…

Why I am Selling SeneGence

Hey everyone, so I decided to make the plunge to sell SeneGence. It's scary and it's out of my comfort zone but I am working hard on making it a success. I know what you are thinking because I have thought about it over and over the years. Another I want to explain some things so you see why I made the plunge.

But first I need to explain who I am. I am twenty-nine years old and been married for eight amazing years. I have three children and I stay home with them. My only daughter Ginevera is six years old and started first grade this year. She is complete opposite of me in everything and we butt heads a lot. One of the things she is into is make-up. Being a girly girl and since she is my only daughter I kind of like that she is a girly girl. Then we have Miles who is four years old. He is a child who does things before he thinks of them. He has low-functioning autism and often is pretty aggressive when he is upset. Then our littlest son Mason who is two years o…

Summer Fun: Anniversary Trip

So the weekend before our 8th wedding anniversary this year we took a couple days trip as a couple to reconnect as husband and wife. Raising three kids is hard and a lot of pressure. It takes hits at a marriage over and over. Then add of raising a special needs child really takes hits at a marriage. So we like to get away every couple of months to step away as a couple and reconnect to make our marriage relationship stronger. This year we were lucky in that Stephen's mom and my mom were willing to take the challenge of taking care of the kids this year. My husband planned our trip in where we went and where we are staying. We don't make anymore plans after that as we want to relax and not live on a strict schedule that we often live at home. So this year we went to our state's capital Topeka.

Our hotel was right by the state capital building and from our hotel balcony we could see it every single day. During the day we would relax in hotel or go around the city and find t…