Monthly Archives: May 2016

My Son’s Middle Name Should Have Been “The Destroyer”

My soon to be middle child seems to break anything he touches. If he had powers, things would just disintegrate upon his touch. Nothing is safe in this little guys hands.

My Son's Middle Name Should Have Been "The Destroyer"

At first, it was passed off as his fine motor skills aren’t perfect yet, or he didn’t know his own strength, or just purely because of his age that he didn’t know any better. But, as he’s getting older we are finding out the hard way nothing has changed with his destruction.

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Confessions Of A School Bus Driver – Split Shift

Ah, yes. The schedule of a school bus driver, the split shift. To me, it’s a love/hate kind of thing.

ConfessionsofaSchoolBusDriver - Split Shift

Us school bus drivers work around the times children go to school and when school ends for the day, cuz you know, we bring them to and from school. This means we typically don’t work during the midday.

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The Final Overwhelming Weeks of Pregnancy

Today, I am 34 weeks into my 3rd pregnancy. If I’m “lucky”, I only have 6 weeks left. In the last couple weeks, the size of my belly exploded to an uncomfortable size. It grew so big so quickly, people are now joking that I could have two in there, even my husband says this (please no).

The Last Overwhelming Weeks of Pregnancy

I am still not at the point where I want to be done being pregnant. I have too much to still do to want to be done being pregnant. If the baby came now (okay, how about a healthy gestational age of 37 weeks the earliest) I’d be even more overwhelmed than I am now. Nothing would get done after baby boy arrives. Once he’s here, it’s basically all about surviving those first few weeks with him, not starting projects.

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My Go-To Smoothie – Protein Boost

I love this smoothie! To me, it’s delicious!

My Go-To Smoothie - Protein Boost

My midwife says I need to increase my protein intake and eat more. So that’s what I am doing.

It’s easy to make, and can either be a meal of its own, since it has so many calories, or a good way to get what you need when you are falling short.

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Confessions Of A School Bus Driver – Charters

ConfessionsofaSchoolBusDriver - charters

Hey! I’m actually writing this post while on a charter!

What is a charter? Kids like to call them field trips. These can also be softball games (like this one I’m on now) where I take the team to the place they play the game.

Charters are a good way to make extra money in the week aside from your regular daily school route. If it fits in your schedule, and have the time, signing up for charters is a good idea.

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Making Room For Baby In A Small Apartment

When Considering adding a baby to your family, whether it be your first or third (like me), a few conditions come to mind about the changes needed to be made to include the new bundle of joy. The basics would be the cost, changes in routine, how much your sanity can handle, and another one being .. space.

Making Room For Baby In A Small Apartment

 

Some families already have the space in their current home. Some families can afford upgrading to a bigger home. Or there’s families, such as mine, that live in a home perfect for their current sized family but either can’t move into a bigger home yet or don’t want to for various reasons.

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Confessions Of A School Bus Driver – The Rowdy Bunch

ConfessionsofaSchoolBusDriver - The Rowdy Bunch

Lately, I’ve been picking up an extra route to increase my savings. I have been doing this one route that is only out of one school. It has 9 students, 8 stops. At first, I was a bit worried being put on a route with that many stops and not know where I am going. Luckily, I found out it was much easier that I thought.

I get to the school and await my passengers. Oh, by the way, this route has one of our brand new buses assigned to it. First time driving one of them, and it was amazing.

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Potty Training Can Make A Grown Woman Cry

My youngest (but not for long) is just over 3 years old. He is very smart (I know many parents say that about their own kids, but it’s true). But he can be a stubborn ass.

Potty Training Can Make A Grown Woman Cry

There has been a few times now we attempted potty training with him. With our first son, we had a few struggles, but he got it down pretty quick. Francis (our youngest) on the other hand, seems to be testing how far my patience will go.

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Confessions Of A School Bus Driver – Baseball And Sing-Alongs

ConfessionsofaSchoolBusDriver - Baseball and Sing-Alongs

I was covering a shift in the afternoon one day. I had my two back seat drivers with me and we were on our way to drop our last student off at their stop.

5 minutes before I get there I hear dispatch chirp over the radio that they needed someone to cover a charter immediately. After a few minutes of silence they chirped again, repeating the message. Since I was going to be done soon, I figured since nobody was taking it, I’ll do it.

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