Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Best Snot Sucker!

After recently having a new baby I am impressed by all the new gadgets that are available for new mothers.  I am going to start a baby gadget series and fill you in on all the new stuff available.  The first one is the NoseFrida from a company called Fridababy.  This health appliance is very unusual and it does looks kind of gross but it works so much better than a bulb suction syringe.

You can purchase the NoseFrida at Target, Amazon or online.  When purchasing the NoseFrida it comes with extra filters so you can change them out after every illness.  I know it looks gross but it is nice to be able to apply as much suction as needed to clean out the babies little noses.

When using the NoseFrida one part goes into your mouth and is connected to a plastic piece with a filter.  The larger piece clicks in around the filter and the end of that is placed in the babies nostril to suction out the mucus.  It is kind of like a large straw with a filter in the middle.

The blue filter can be changed and you can purchase replacement filter separately.  The whole setup usually runs around $16.00 plus shipping if you purchase it online.

Keep your eyes peeled for more baby gadget reviews coming soon!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Really?! Really?!

As I am trying to decide which direction to take this blog I have been reading other blogs about farmer wives and their lifestyles.  Looking at other people's blogs I have to ask WTF!  I mean really? How in the hell are these people doing all these activities with kids?

One blog talked about making homemade granola bars and another showed gardening in egg shells.  It looks like something from Martha Stewart.  Now to be honest I was a little jealous, I would love to be able to make homemade snacks for my kids but who has the time?  I am lucky to get laundry done, feed baby A and not open a bottle of wine before the girls come home at 3:30pm.

How do women do this?  How do they have children, keep a house that doesn't look like a tornado just came thru and still have time for arts and crafts?  Not too mention keeping a happy marriage and being a farmer's wife.

I like reading the blogs but come on! Try to put something real online.  I want to read about other women who are bad at housework, feed their kids fast food every so often and still have a great life.  So that is where this blog is going to take you the reader, all 4 of you. LOL

Sunday, May 15, 2016

I'm back!

I can hardly believe that it has been so long since I have updated this blog.  I am using the blog to try and get a feel for writing.  There will be some stories, reviews of my favorite things, recipes and Pinterest successes and fails.  Probably mostly fails but it sure is fun to try new things.  So join me on this adventure and lets see where it leads.  Here is a little information to bring you up to date on the happenings here in the Iowa country!

A lot has happened since I last posted.  K (the oldest) is getting ready to finish 4th grade in a few weeks, E is getting ready for Kindergarten in August and A is a new addition that arrived in March.  Needless to say, things have been busy around here.

It is also that time of year when my husband is busy in the fields.  Corn is planted and coming up already.  Bean planting is in progress but we have had a few days off due to rain and cold weather.

I thought with all the new things happening around here I would get this blog up and running again.  I am hoping for at least one post a week.  We will see how that goes!

Wish me Luck!

Friday, August 29, 2014

What was I thinking?

I have decided to return to school this semester.  I have been taking a class every semester but I took the summer off and thought it would be a good idea to take 3 classes this Fall semester.  I can not remember why I thought it would be a good idea so I am chalking this crazy idea up to too much wine! LOL

The semester started last week with the first assignment due tonight by midnight.  Of course, I am submitting the assignment on the day it is due.  I am a true procrastinator at heart.  I always start with good intentions but find myself rushing at the last minute.

Of course while I am trying to do research I am still bombarded with mom duties.  "Mom, I want a drink" to which I reply "I don't respond to wants, I respond when it is asked correctly" this usually leads to her asking correctly so I have to get up and get chocolate milk, I get some for her too. LOL Then the older one comes home and I get an earful about how school was.  What they had for lunch and how they got to play outside because their teacher said they were being good. 

So I finally get back to research and posting on the message board when they both come over (I guess they thought strength in numbers) to ask about supper.  I mean geez, you have to feed them more than once a day? LOL I don't complain, at least I get a valid excuse to delay researching INTERPOL.  This semester is going to be a challenge!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

More Proof that I am a Mom!

I have two girls who are 8 and almost 3.  As if the toys taking over the living room, Dora on the TV and the bottomless pit of laundry hampers isn't enough I discovered more evidence that I am a mom.

My youngest daughter E likes to watch movies during car rides.  Even if it is only to town which is about 10 minutes away.  So one morning I took my older girl to school, I usually make her ride the bus but it was Friday and I decided to let her sleep in a little later.  She loves it when I take her to school because we stop at Subway and get her a breakfast egg sandwich.  I have offered to make her one in the morning at home but it just isn't the same according to her.  Maybe it is because I give her the money and let her go into Subway by herself.  She orders her sub and pay for it herself.  Yes, I live in a small town and I have no problem letting her be independent. 

So we stop at Subway and then K scarfs down her sub as we drive to the other side of town.  We drop K off and head to daycare for E all the while I am listening to Despicable Me 2.  I think I heard that movie about 3 times before I got to watch it and really appreciate how funny it is.  I drop off E at school and yes, I leave the car running, small town remember.  I get back in my car and head downtown to do some errands.  I catch myself mimicking the lines and yes, laughing at the jokes for about 5 minutes before I realize I don't have a child in the car and can change the channel.  Needless to say Despicable Me was left for later in the day when I picked E up from daycare.  I laughed out loud at just more proof that I am a mom!

Friday, March 7, 2014

I'm baaaacccckkk!

I had to share my blog with my Art Appreciation class that I am taking at NICC here in Iowa.  I am going on for my BSN and hopefully on again after that.  So I thought I better make a new post just in case someone from my class comes and reads it. LOL

Today was like being on vacation! It was about 40 degrees here and I enjoyed every moment of it!

I helped Jeff fill a couple of trucks and for a moment I just stood by the leg and listened to the melting snow dripping off of the roofs of all the bins.  I have never been so happy to hear water dripping!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

This will give you a good chuckle

So, there is not much I get worked about.  OK, maybe I should list a few thing I do get upset about just for a disclaimer.  I don't like late people, the crinkling of a chip bag, people who talk on the phone when I am with them or people who think it is a piece of cake being a farmers wife who stays home. 

I think the one that gets me the most are people who don't take care of their kids.  I am not talking about food and stuff like that.  I mean the ones who don't make sure their kids have a coat on or if they haven't brushed their hair.  That kind of stuff.

Kara and I were finding a parking spot at Wal-Mart the other day when I see this young couple walking toward us.  I mean young, like high school young.  The girl was carrying a baby car seat and some sacks.  The guy was carrying the baby.  This looked like a very young baby.  The thing that upset me was that the baby didn't have a coat on.  I could see the arms and legs were exposed.  The couple was wearing hoodies cause it was only about 47 degrees outside.  I told Kara "see that baby, that baby needs a coat" I was getting aggravated at the lack of clothes the baby had on. 

As Kara and I continued to drive up the isle in the parking lot we got closer to the guy holding the baby and I realized that it was a fake baby.  They must have been in a parenting class and were made to carry around this fake baby.  Boy did I feel like an idiot then!

Kara sure thought my mistake was funny!