Friday, 7 September 2012

Change is good! ...Right?

Wow, it's been a while.  Those last couple weeks of summer just flew by!  I should have known not to start something new right then, but when is a GOOD time to start something new?  There's always something that can prevent us from changing and moving ahead.

I think that's been my biggest issue lately.  We need big change in our house to make things run smoother, and I feel like I'm the only one who is doing anything about it!  Of course, change isn't easy for anyone and trying to establish routines for yourself is hard enough, let alone establishing new ones for 3 little kids as well! About 6 weeks ago I started a cleaning schedule that I saw here, I did mine in Word, and adapted it for my family, adding some extra things both on the daily and the Friday rotation list.  It worked fabulously!  For the first 2 weeks.  Just so happens, hubby was out of town for one of those weeks.  Coincidence?  Also, there was a retirement party I had to do a bunch of baking for, AND I got the flu.  That third week was not fun.  But I haven't been able to get back on it, which has really been bothering me, because while I was following it, I felt GREAT!  Like I was totally on top of things, I had time to do some baking with the kidlets and have fun with them, because things were under control.

Princess, my eldest, "started school" this week.  I have that in quotations, because she started Kindergarten, and I don't know what that entails elsewhere, but here it means about an hour and a half of "class" spread out over the week.  On top of that, Sweet Pea, my 3 year old, started preschool 2 afternoons a week.  That was a fair bit less disrupting, as they started the regular schedule right off the bat, and to say she had no issue with leaving Mom for the afternoon is a total understatement.  Next week, Princess will be on more or less her regular schedule, so I'm going to really try to follow my cleaning schedule and get back on top of things.  I'm hoping I can get it ingrained before the new babe arrives in November so that it's second nature.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

29 weeks down, 11 to go

Why does growing a human have to be so exhausting?  At least with my previous pregnancies I was able to take a nap during the day, but with a busy 5 year old who very rarely naps, and the other 2 on different schedules (how the heck did that happen, I was so careful with the first two to keep them the same!) Mommy naps are few and far between.  As a result, by 7:30 when I'm tucking my little angels in for the night, I'm ready to conk out with them!  But alas, there is always so much more that has to be done.

This week is especially busy, as my mom is hosting a retirement party for my aunt (her sister) and let's just say it's not a small affair.  We're expecting upwards of 80 people, so needless to say, Mom is going a little crazy about getting things just so around her place.  Now, both of my sisters still live at home, one with her hubby in the basement suite, and one in the largest room that she has very little inclination of leaving until she can afford to buy herself a house (not a condo, or town-house, a detached single family dwelling).  To be honest, I'm not sure who would have a harder time when she finally does move out because it's a pretty big place for just Mom and Dad.  I'm thinking that E, O, W and ? will be spending a lot of time over there!  Anywho, back to the craziness of getting ready for the party.  My whole point was that I get the stories and am an ear to the woes of my dear sisters.  

Not that I get off scott free!  Oh no, I have my own marching orders, which are mostly baking related.  So far I've made 2 different brownie squares and a nanaimo bar.  Still to come are Lemon Champaign cupcakes and a chocolate raspberry cake.  Maybe I'll get some photos on Saturday of my handiwork and post them up for the world to see...  

Tonight I'm praying for a good night's sleep for all my little ones, so I can have one, too, for tomorrow I'm watching 2 more little ones, just to add to the madhouse!

Sweet dreams!

Sunday, 19 August 2012


Let me start off by saying I am not a writer.  I have, however, had a bunch of things floating around in my head that need an outlet, so I'm going to give this a try.  I apologise in advance, as this may be a little scattered.  It is my first blog, and I have no idea just where this journey is going to take me. 
I am Megs, a busy Mommy to four amazing kids (Princess, Sweet Pea (both girls), Mr. Mischief and Bean (both boys).  Most of my posts will be kid related in some way shape or form, as they are the centre of my life right now.  I am a happy (well 95% of the time) SAHM, and I love watching these little people I incubated grow and learn everyday.  
I am working towards the title of Domestic Diva, but have a fair way to go to reach that.  To be honest, I love the kids part of being home, but I hate the housework part.  I keep telling myself that it'll get easier as the kids get older and are more able to help but I really just need to suck it up and figure out how to get on top of it myself.  It's a lot easier to get the little ones to help if I'm not trying to dig myself out from piles of stuff!  
So here's to new adventures!  Here's hoping I can stay on top of this one ;)