Monday, June 30, 2008

Musical Monday #9


Q: What song title includes the word:
Dance

A: I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston

What's your answer?
Post it on your blog and sign Mr. Linky so we all know who's playing




Mrs. Marine

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Loud Narrator A.K.A. My Daughter - update

My daughter, who's 5, is the household narrator. She narrates EVERYTHING she sees, hears and what everyone is doing. All the time. She always has a story to tell. Her "inside voice" is LOUD, shes yelling all the time.
So she is constantly talking and constantly yelling.

Narrator example:

My son could be in my lap and have the hiccups. She says to me:
"Mommy, my brother has the hiccups" (I already knew that, hes in my lap)

Today at lunch while eating pineapple she says:
"I'm eating my pineapple"
"I have 3 pieces left"
"I have 2 pieces left"
"I have 1 pieces left"

Every word that comes out of her mouth is LOUD.
I tell her constantly, lower your voice, quiet down please, shhhhh. I don't know how to make her stop Yelling at everyone. I have used her loud voice back at her to give her an example of how she sounds to everyone. Didn't work, she's still LOUD. She just doesn't get it. I don't know what to do to make her quiet down.

Any suggestions?

(update June 26)
Thanks for all your comments and suggestions.
I have tried ignoring her and it does not work. She will continue to repeat herself or ask "did you hear me mommy?" I have also made her say things again in a quiet voice. And majority of them time when she says something to me I response in a whisper. She also seems to think that I need to response to EVERYTHING she says. When half the time with the random things she says the only response I can give is "OK".

She definitely does not have any hearing loss. I have whispered to her from another room while her brother is making noise and she hears me.


Mrs. Marine

Wordless Wednesday - Fuzzy in the Window Again




Mrs. Marine

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Our new family member!

I had to re-post this to make sure she gets a proper introduction!

Meet Bella, our new German Shepard!
We adopted her on Saturday she is 6 years old!
She is has become my shadow around the house. :)




Mrs. Marine

Monday, June 23, 2008

Please click my badge on Top Momma!

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Mrs. Marine

Musical Monday #8


Q: What song title includes the word:
Girl

A: California Girls

What's your answer?
Post it on your blog and sign Mr. Linky so we all know who's playing!





Mrs. Marine

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Novel Bloggers - Internet Book Club

Novel BloggersMy New blog Novel Bloggers has begun. Were reading "The Notebook" by Nicholas Sparks. I posted the first discussion post yesterday on the first two chapters. Get the book and join my Internet book club!



Mrs. Marine

Wordless Wednesday - Fuzzy in the Window




Mrs. Marine

Monday, June 16, 2008

Musical Monday #7


Q: What song title includes the word:

Angel

(Kudos if you can think of more than one)





Mrs. Marine

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Roller Skates Drama

We all went to a roller rink last night with the first (and maybe last) attempt to teach Princess how to skate.
Getting the skates on:
P: "Owe it hurts, its too tight"
M: "There supposed to be tight"
P: "Why"
M: "Because there Roller Skates"
P: "There too heavy, I cant hold my feet up"

Finally got her to calm down and we got the skates on.
P: "Its too slippery, I'm gonna fall"

Daddy was holding her hands and almost had her out onto the rink when she did a face plant onto the floor and busted her bottom lip. She freaked out and would not stand up again.
The only roller skating that was done was by mommy and daddy doing laps around the ring and taking turns. One would stay with the kids while the other did a few laps.
Little man had fun people watching and munching on cheerios. But Princess turned out to be a party-pooper.


Mrs. Marine

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

DADDY'S HOME!!!!!

A lot has been going on lately. Which is why I have not been blogging much and have missed the last two weeks of memes.

My husband is back from deployment!!! For now. Starting next week he will be doing training for the next month and will only be home on the weekends.... Then he deploys again in August for 7 months.

Our son has had quite a few Dr. appointments over the last few weeks which has kept me busy along with several "end of the year" activities at Princess's school.
Hopefully things will mellow out for a bit now that school is out. Who am I kidding, its going to be crazy having her home all day every day....


Mrs. Marine

School's out for Princess

Today was my little girls last day in Preschool. Her summer break is 6 weeks, she is going to a year round school next year. Then my Princess will officially be a Kindergartner!
It's so exiting how much she has learned this year and how far she has come.

I'm not sure how I am going to keep her busy the next 6 weeks..... It's going to be kinda weird having her around the house every day. I know we will get together with "our" friends at least once a week. But other that that, I'm not sure......
I don't know what I will do without my daily "mommy talk" time?
I might go crazy, I don't know.


Mrs. Marine

Wordless Wednesday - Cute Fuzzy


See more Wordless Wednesday participants at joggingincircles.com


Mrs. Marine

Monday, June 02, 2008

Being a Stay at Home Mom

I got an email the other day from a new SAHM (stay at home mom) who stumbled across my blog. She asked "How do you manage? Do you network with other moms? Is it easier over the internet because it is not like walking up to a stranger?"
I decided to answer her questions on my blog not only help her but hopefully other mom’s as well.Once my daughter began preschool my whole world kind of changed. Not only did our routine change but I had somewhere to go five days a week. I’m not comfortable with her riding the school bus so I take her to and from school every day.
I drop her off in the morning then I hang around and talk with the other moms who are there. In the afternoon I get to school early so I can talk some more. I have made friends with a few of the moms so now I am able to get the daily adult interaction that I need.
I didn't have that in the beginning. I was at home every day with my daughter just sitting around the house. Some days were really boring. We didn’t have anywhere to go and I didn’t have any friends. It makes you feel isolated after a while.
Before we moved here I had found a "Mommy & Me" Gymnastics class that we would go to once a week. My daughter LOVED it and it got us out of the house. I found myself looking forward to it every week. We had so much fun. Any kind of class or playgroup is a great way to get out and socialize. Also most public libraries have "story time" once a week.Although I would much rather talk to someone in person or on the phone, I don’t always have that option. So, I turned to the internet. There are so many resources online to help you connect with other stay at home moms. The number of mom bloggers is constantly growing, along with online communities for moms. It’s easy to find other people to relate to. My blog helps me; I can share whatever I want and get feedback from my readers. Blogs are a good way to get advice and to communicate with other stay at home moms, to feel that someone else understands your life and to let other moms know, there not alone.
My husband has been deployed the last 4 months (he will be home very soon!). When he is gone I am a "married single parent". It’s not easy. I am their sole provider and it’s draining. I am in "mommy mode" from 7 am to 8:30 pm 7 days a week. I don't go anywhere without my kids. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my kids and I love being a stay at home mom. Anyone in my situation knows what I mean.After a while I guess I just get used to doing it all on my own, everything becomes very routine. Sometimes the days seem to mesh together. Once my daughter began school there was finally some significance to the weekends. When daddy was gone and she wasn't in school Saturday was no different than Wednesday. There was nothing to signify it was a weekend.
If you’re a stay at home mom, you have to find something to break up the monotony. It can be something as simple, and cheap, as having a picnic in your yard, or on the floor in your house (pretend you’re outside). Or craft projects, there are plenty of ideas online. Build a fort in your living room, pretend you’re camping. Children have such great imaginations. Doing anything out of the ordinary at least once a week can help prevent mom and kids from becoming board and restless.

Here are some helpful links to meet other moms:
http://www.raisingthem.com/
http://www.mamasource.com/
http://www.matchingmoms.org/
http://www.myplaydate.com/
http://parentzone.babyzone.com/
http://www.themommiesnetwork.org/
http://sahm.meetup.com/cities/us


Mrs. Marine