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What a day! I feel like since I’ve changed my attitude things are so much better. Who would have thought?

I’m not perfect, although I like to make people think that. My kids drive me nuts most days. You know what has helped me with that? I’ve excepted them for who they are. Kids are kids. Bonus and Atticus are so different. Atticus is calm, quiet (most of the time), and likes to cuddle. Bonus is my little wild man. He is running non stop, loud, and full of life 24/7. It’s hard for me to get Bonus to calm down. Why does he have so much energy? It was a constant battle between him and me all day, until my husband said to me “That’s just how Bonus is. We have to accept him for that. We shouldn’t try to change him.” Why did it take him saying that for me to figure it out? #1 mom here shouldn’t need someone to tell her that. I’ve realized lately I’ve been a little on edge. I can’t snap at the kids because they’re having fun. Maybe they’re being to loud. I’ve realized the kids don’t know why I’m upset if I don’t explain why I need them to be quieter. If I freak out on them they think they’re in trouble for simply having fun! How wrong is that?

Not only has it helped them, it’s helped my attitude tremendously. Thanks to my husband I’ve been able to step back and take a look at myself. I feel less tense. The kids listen better. Overall there’s a better vibe in the house.

Today I took the kids over to play with their friend Foster. Here’s a picture of all three boys. It’s hard to get them to look at the camera at the same time.

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The boys had a great time playing with Foster. I think we are taking them to the zoo next week since the weather has been so nice! They will love that. After we left Foster’s house, we had dinner with Pam (mom in law) and headed home. We had a great day today. I love my boys.

Just know if your kids drive you nuts…you’re not the only mom that feels that way. Just take a deep breath and accept it. We’re not perfect and neither are they. No matter what is going wrong, it could always be worse. Being a parent is tough, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.

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Happy Saturday friends! Today has been a great day!

Here’s a few things I did today.

*Woke up early and made pancakes and sausage for the family.

*Did all the laundry!

*Cleaned the house up a little bit.

*Ran some errands and grabbed snacks for the boys.

*Got the Halloween decor outside! (most of it anyway)

I got all that finished by 3 o’clock this afternoon. I was on a roll! We had family coming over so I wanted to get it all finished so I could enjoy my time with them.

The kids were really good today. Jeremy was in a great mood. The weather was nice and cool today. We had the windows open all day and it felt great! I love days like today. Relaxing and beautiful day.

The last two days I’ve been really focusing on my attitude and the way I talk to the kids. I don’t want to take my frustration out on anyone, especially them. I’ve realized I let things build up through out the day and naturally I hold it in until I’m home and release it on my husband and kids. They are my happy place and I want to make sure we are enjoying our time together all the time. It’s not fair to them and they deserve more, so I’m changing that about myself!

Both the boys fell asleep on me tonight. Look how precious they are.

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I love my little men. It’s crazy to think one day they’ll be big and too busy for mommy. I need to soak it all up and take advantage of this time.

Have a relaxing Sunday!

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Today was a good day. I’m not going to lie and say I had the best attitude all day, but overall great day.

Granny watched the boys for us while we took care of some stuff. It was nice to get that time with Jeremy. It’s rare  that we get away during the day with no kids. We met up with my friend Cindy and had lunch. She is from Arkansas and travels here with business once a month. I picked where we ate, so I was pleased with the selection!

Back to my attitude…It wasn’t horrible, but it definitely needs some work. I am catching myself throughout the day and I know that something isn’t right. Maybe it’s hormones? Maybe I’m just crazy? I tell myself I’m not crazy! Does that make me crazy? My husband says yes! 🙂

I guess it’s a good thing that I realize I’m doing it. I just need to learn how to catch myself and pull myself from that zone faster. Why should I waste my emotions on something that’s really not that big of a deal? So what if my husbands computer is louder than id like it to be at 11 o’clock at night. Will it make the situation better if I snap at him and tell him it’s annoying me? NO! He’d probably just laugh at me and go on watching his YouTube video!

I need to remember to not sweat the small stuff.

Focus on what is actually important.

You’d think that wouldn’t be so hard. For someone like my husband, it’s not. I’m glad I have him here to keep me in check.

I was faced with something today that I didn’t really want to deal with. I had a bad attitude at first, but it slowly wore away. I realize now it’s not a big deal, but I make it a big deal in my head. Then what happens? I stress out. Is it worth it? Never.

It may take sometime, but I want to will change. I want to be the best that I know I can be. The best wife, mother, friend, business partner, etc.

Today was a good day. I’m making progress and that’s what counts.

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Remember back a few posts when I went on about life and how I need to stop taking it for granted? Well…I should go back and read it.

I’ve been in a funk the last few days. I don’t know why. I’ve just been in one of those moods where certain people just get on my last nerve. I get tired of hearing people complain…it could be about the simplest thing…they just go on and on. I think to myself “Stop complaining!” (I think to myself because I’m to chicken to say how I actually feel) So, I come home and rant about how everyone’s driving me nuts to Jeremy.

How productive is that? I’m complaining about people complaining!!!

It’s horrible and I catch myself feeling that way, but why can’t I just pull myself out of the mood? If I know I’m just complaining, why do I keep doing it? It’s like a never-ending cycle.

I really need to meditate. I find myself so busy through out the day. By the time I get into bed…I blog…and then I’m ready to crash! I tell myself I’m too busy to take a minute for myself and relax. Calm my mind.

I need to make a change. Probably a few. I need to get in a new frame of mind.

Tomorrow I have to take care of some business. I’m trying to stay positive. It shouldn’t take long, but I have to meet up with someone who I would really rather not see. This is a perfect time for me to practice what I preach. Let’s take care of business, smile, and move on! Luckily, I get to have lunch with my friend from Eureka and Jerms afterwards!!

Oddly enough….writing this blog has helped me. It really puts into perspective of how ridiculous I can be!!

Now all I need to do is put this stuff to use. Tonight…I shall take 20 minutes and relax. I will clear my mind and take a moment for myself.

Thanks for listening!

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P.S. I miss Eureka.


I had every intention of blogging last night. I walked into the bedroom to grab my laptop, glanced at the television and got sucked into a Marilyn Monroe movie. I blame this on my husband! 😉 I feel horrible that in my ‘one year of blogging’ I already missed one day! Today I will make up for it. You are lucky enough to get 2 post today. That’s right folks….2 post in one day! So here we go…Welcome to yesterdays post.

Hi it’s Friday!! (just go with it!) School has been fabulous this week. The boys are doing great and I have to say Jeremy and I are doing pretty well with it also.

I will admit…I have stressed myself out on more than one occasion. Home schooling is a huge deal. You want to make sure your kids are getting educated and that’s a lot of pressure to put on yourself. You want the best for them.  I feel great about it now that were back into routine. It feels so awesome to sit down with your kids and teach them. Watching them grow and learning. I wouldn’t change it for the world.

We’ve made some changes this week.

1. We started school!

2. We started couch to 5k.

3. I started my blogging everyday for a year!

4. We made a list of things we need to do everyday. Exercise. Craft. Work. School. Fun Family time. etc.

Check out this awesome dry erase board we got to help keep us focused.

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We put it in our bedroom, so it’s the first thing we see when we wake up. I love it and I especially love that my husband wrote “Make wife happy!’ You can find this and other super cute items here. I thought this was great for our new journey in life. Just a helpful reminder everyday of things to do.

Changes are hard, but they are also exciting. By changing a few things this week, I feel like we’re on a better path. Taking control of our day. Creating what we want and making it happen. It’s helped me not stress out so much. Even if I fail at something, it’s not the end of the world. I can try again and do better next time!

What are some things you do throughout your day to keep you on track and focused? I’d love for you to share! Also if you home school, I’d love to hear your experience.

See you in a few hours!

Steph Shock


Wow! Where has the time gone? A few things have changed since I last posted.

1. We decided to move.

2. We were in a wreck.

3. We moved…to Oklahoma.

1. Why did we move? I suppose we like change every once in a while. Change of scenery. We have family here. Saves us money. More land to garden. We love Eureka Springs, but we can always vacation when we need a get away. We thought it was best for the family at this point in our life.

2. The wreck was scary. Yes…we are all doing great! The kids were fine! Car seats are so worth the money and my kids will probably be in one until they’re 16! 😉 Our jeep was totaled. (Looking into getting a minivan!) Jeremy has been sore and is recovering well. He’s getting back into his daily routine and feeling better everyday. My left hand is broken. This was the worst of our injuries…Thank God!! I will say it has been a super pain in my butt, but I am grateful that nothing worse happened.

3. We moved. It’s only been a few days and we are 100% unpacked and enjoying our new space. Our allergies are out of control, but everything else is great. I’m a little (okay…A LOT) behind on my work/projects and trying to get back in routine and back on track. Please bear with me. I have been exhausted and have missed a lot of  blogging. I apologize for my MIA status.

We’ve made a lot of changes in our life within the last month. A lot of good changes. I’m excited where life is heading and thankful everyday for my family and friends. I’m usually one who hates change. I like a smooth flow of things. Nothing to get in my way. Im starting to realize…with the help of my husband…change is good! It’s a way to learn. Have new experiences. A way to grow as an individual. It’s crazy how you can change even the smallest thing and get such a big outcome. I encourage you to try it. Change something!! Kiss your spouse every morning…put special notes in the kids lunch…take a bubble bath and relax at the end of your day…rearrange your living room. Just do something!!!! I promise you will learn something, feel better, and grow from a little something different.

It’s nice to be back! I’ve missed all my blogger friends! 🙂 Have a great week everyone.