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RM in Phoenix is doing 36 things including…

be a good mommy

86 cheers


RM has written 22 entries about this goal

New things and more

This past week I took my boys to the art museum. I love the art museum, and seeing as they had a video gaming exhibit, I thought it was right up their alley. It was, although I wasn’t super impressed with that particular exhibit they liked it alright, I am with the rest of the museum. I love that place. I could walk around for hours.

This was new for my 5 year old and he did alright, although it was difficult at times for him to stay interested. The 11 year old did better but I think was thoroughly bored with what I found interesting. I just want to expose them to more things in life like I was.

(The picture show is of fake black butterflies strewn around the entrance of the museum. It’s tough to tell in this pic but it’s quite beautiful.)


My eldest son and I started counseling a little while back and I truly feel it’s helping. I think he enjoys it and it’s giving us insight to each other, helps us deal with things better, helps HIM deal with things better. I really want to continue it for a while and I love him SO much, I want him to be a good, strong man one day.

I never thought we’d “need help” but as I’m getting older I’m seeing that everyone needs help sometime and this is good for us.

Keeping busy!

So being a teacher has it’s advantages and the biggest one is having time off in the summer. I’ve planned tons of things for us but also left time for relaxation. Here are some of the things we have planned-

- Summer Movies: Every week we have movies to see at the theater like The Lorax, Rise of the Guardians, etc. It’s nice to be in the A/C & out of the house. Only $21 for the 3 of us all summer long :)
- Play Factory: I got a great deal from for a month pass for the two boys. It has a jumpy thing, crawling thing, video games, etc. It’s a fun active thing for them. It’s already paid for itself after 3 visits because the deal was so good! And we’re going back many more times.
- Jr. Jr. Lifeguard Swim Program: My oldest son is involved with a city program where he’s learning swimming safety, CCR, and other lifeguard kinds of things. It’s going on twice a week for a month and he gets to free swim afterwards AND does volunteer work. He likes it and hopefully he’ll carry this on every summer. Best part for me-it’s totally free!
- Summer sports: My youngest son will be participating in a summer sports league where he gets to try a new sport every Saturday for 2 months and I think he’s excited for it. I know I’m excited to see him have fun and learn.
- Camping: Although this takes up a little money, for me, it’s well worth it. I LOVE the woods and my eldest son loves to fish and when we go with my friend and her kids, it’s perfect. The kids have fun together and I love spending time with my friend. It’s a win-win.

We’re seeing new movies too, like Iron Man 3, meeting up with friends, hitting up the local parks and more but these things are regulars this summer. I have to say this is starting off to be our best summer yet!


Miserably… :-(

We had a great day

This posting is a little late but the boys and I had a great day, actually a few great days lately.
Last weekend and this weekend, we rode bikes (I walked), we went to the park, rented some movies, had a little sleepover in the living room, made pancakes and went to the library.
It’s been really good with them lately and I want to be more grateful and proactive with my time with them. I cancelled going to my adult softball game on Friday night and skipped out out a meeting last Saturday morning so we could sleep in and relax. I feel like with as busy as I am, I’m missing their childhood.

I feel like I've failed

My older son has said he wants to live with his dad. It’s a myriad of things, he’s getting older, he needs a male figure, a lot of things.

I am completely broken and their dad wants to take more time with them. He has been a complete ass and someone who never follows through and now he wants to be Mr. Dad? This is killing me inside and I need to talk with him and my older son. He even wants to switch his schools. I can’t deal with this right now. I mean I have to but I don’t want to.

Lego Party!

I attempted a Lego party for my son and I think it was pretty cool. I made Lego Ninjago guys (seen up on my avatar-got the idea from Pinterest) and Lego cupcakes. We had some Lego plates too, store bought. He turned 4 and had a great time.

Here are the cupcakes. I’m gonna call this party a win :)

Good or Bad?

I’ve introduced my 3 year old to video games.

I have my old, original Nintendo system hooked up in my room and we play Super Mario Bros. together. I like that we play together but I don’t want him hooked.

I maaaaay have created a monster…Luigi is his favorite :)

Nothing made me smile more today than

when after I sneezed in the truck today, my three year old said, “Bless you.”.
I like to think I am leading by example.

Potty Training!

I am fully committed to getting my son potty trained this summer, if not by the end of June!
Bring it on!

RM has gotten 86 cheers on this goal.


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