Let’s Be Like a Normal Family – words from your 6yo

Halloween 2015 - the zombie popstar & her manager (6yo wanted the gory look)

Halloween 2015 – the zombie popstar & her manager (6yo wanted the gory look)

Popstar D (she has asked me to stop calling her Princess) and I watched “The Lady in Black” – a PG 13 ghost story, which was a bit scarier than I thought it would be, so I kept asking D if she was too scared. She kept saying no she was fine and together we giggled at the suspenseful bits. I also tried explaining how certain camera tricks were done to trip us out and she said she was having fun. Continue reading

Getting it Done is More Important than Sleep… a parenting truth

1912090_10152088576033370_762349289_nParenting can be hard but being a single parent can be really, really hard. Not having someone to share the duties with is exhausting. There’s often not enough hours in the day to get everything you need to do done. And when you’re sick that gets even harder.

That’s been me this week. Fighting this brutal sinus/ chest cold thing that started with a painful sore throat and no voice. I work in radio, I need my voice. And I have to work. We’re short one announcer so sick days aren’t an option. Continue reading

Here’s My Heart Mommy … a heart melting moment

10985169_10152839770458370_6165458880174386302_nIt was one of those days I just wanted to get home and snuggle with my little Princess. I hadn’t seen her much because of extra hours at work to cover for an announcer who was on medical leave, and I had a list of things planned for us to do. Continue reading

The Power of Love Notes

love note far shotMonday was perfectly living up to it’s reputation.

Princess D missed her bus, so I lost 45 minutes of my morning driving her there. Inherited Teen wasn’t feeling well and I couldn’t find a way to get her home, and spending time trying to figure that out made me late for work. And then there were a fair number of small, Monday style annoyances that happened making me wish I had never gotten out of bed. Continue reading

When Daughter Takes Care of Mommy… a proud momma moment

a kiss will make you all better.

a kiss will make you all better.

My body hates me right now. Partly from not taking as good care of it as I should. Partly from this IUD I got in, which the doctor says should help with my migraines and heavy periods. Anyway, the hormones are messing with me and my body hates me. Continue reading

Getting Back to Healthy… a vow to beat depression

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In December of 2013 I gave up.

I gave up on anything that I had been dreaming of. Things important to me and my personal development. I did not in any way give up on my Mom Duties. No, I gave up on me and put all the effort into my Mom Duties as a way of coping with the fact that daily life was nothing like I had anticipated it would be. Continue reading

Vacation Time… Going to Vegas with my 5year old

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I am going to Las Vegas. For the first time in my life I am traveling to Sin City, the place where nothing leaves, secrets are kept and adults party for days straight. Or gamble their hours away. And I am going with my 5year old daughter. 

We’re going for a wedding, good friends of ours, and it is a family affair but every time Princess D tells someone she’s going to Las Vegas they stare at her, wide eyed, incredulous at the fact that this little innocent is going to Las Vegas, the Disneyland for the X-Rated. 

Am I nervous about taking her there? A little, but she has been to Nicaragua with me and this time there are more kids going so it will be more fun. 

Am I wishing I was going without her? Not at all. Although that might change once I get the Vegas vibe hitting me. 

Will it be an adventure? Yes. And it will be my chance to see how kids friendly Sin City can be. And to get some reviews of it from the mouth of a 5year old. 

What do we want to do? 

  • *M&M world – D wants this. I want to do a walk by. 
  • *Circus Circus acrobat show – apparently free every hour
  • *Shark reef & dolphins – apparently there’s a hotel with these, which kind of makes me sad but will be cool for D to see. 
  • *Ziplining – Mommy only and she’s terrified.
  • *Science / Discovery museum – fun for the kiddies that stimulates the brain
  • *Hiking in the desert – a must because both D and I are excited to see the desert

 

And now the journey begins. Fingers crossed we don’t have any flight issues…. *wipes sweat off brow*