I know you two are excited to meet your baby brother, but this will bring on many new things. Mommy will be needing your help, and the biggest help you can give Mommy is patience.
Mommy is going to be up at all hours of the night feeding and changing your baby brother’s diapers. She’ll be tired and possibly forgetful. Baby brother is going to demand most of her time. Mommy will be in pain and healing after having baby brother. Mommy may not always be able to play with you, and this saddens me.
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This is to my sweet, little growing baby boy still snuggled inside my womb. Mommy already loves you. And Mommy can’t wait to meet you.
But I also have mixed feelings considering your arrival. Although the thought of finally having you in my arms brings me great joy, it also saddens me. I’m being selfish. I want to keep you all to myself. I want you to stay with me. We have our little bond together.
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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.
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.
Continue reading My Son’s Middle Name Should Have Been “The Destroyer”
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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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.
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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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.
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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I know, I know. I missed last week. With Easter weekend and getting my husband ready for his guy’s weekend, I had ran out of time. So, now I am playing catch – up.
This week has been pretty brutal in terms of the pregnancy. What a way to start off my third trimester. I ended up not going to my physical therapy appointment because I was in so much pain. The past few nights I guess I have been sleeping better in the sense that I haven’t been tossing around throughout the night. But then that leads to very painful, burning hips in the morning. Apparently, staying in one spot all night isn’t helpful. I also felt a very strong painful crack in my hip/tailbone area. I let out a very strange squeal that made my husband laugh.
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Okay, It’s not the end of the school year, yet. But since it is coming around the corner I’ve been thinking about the last day of school.
Last year I think was my most brutal year thus far. You get an attachment to the kids you’ve brought to or from school throughout the school year. Even though they may have only been on my bus for 10 minutes a day, I still enjoy seeing them and await the stories they can’t wait to tell about.
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You read that title right. I am not one of those moms who seem to be able to do every single thing imaginable all at once while keeping her family AND herself together. Okay, maybe that’s throwing too much into one pot, but the point is I don’t see myself being like many of my friends who do have umpteen things and come on top of it all like a boss.
But when I least expect it, I am told I’m a supermom, too. And I can’t help but internally ask, why? Is it because my kids aren’t starving and have meat on their bones? That my youngest son has a clean diaper on? Or that my oldest son knows his numbers, shapes, letters and colors?
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I do believe the content I write should be seen by every person who is a parent or guardian to a child who is or will be riding a school bus. When these guidelines are followed not only I, the school bus driver, will be having a fantastic day, but so will you as a parent/guardian and the child. We all like our day to run as smoothly as possible, right?
What I am here to talk about is the students stop time. This is the time transportation gives you that says this is when the school bus will be at the stop to pick up the student.
This is one of the most frustrating things to deal with as a school bus driver: when a student is late to their stop. Normally, it is what it is and if the student is late, they miss the bus.
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