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Here it goes again

So now that I am pregnant again (and I say again because I have a 17 month old and it feels like just yesterday I was pregnant) I am reminded of the first wonderful months and morning sickness. There's nothing like being nauseous all the time...OK well there are quite a few things that are better, but I guess it goes with the whole no pain no gain thing. I have to say so far it is not unbearable. I have had worse (knock on wood). But it does remind me of all the other wonderful things that will come later on. Swollen ankles, never ending hunger, pains, belly hair, not being able to see my feet. I really could go on and on, but I won't.

Don't think I'm complaining - I'm not. OK I am, but don't I have the right? Lol. So I am creating the miracle of life and sharing my body with another being. How weird is that? It's kind of weird if you think about it right? I mean isn't that the basis of some of the most popular scary movies? Aliens? Well at least this "alien" isn't going to rip out of my stomach and kill everyone. I do love babies though. They are adorable and so much fun. My favorite part is shopping for them though. All the cute and tiny things! I love it. Luckily I got rid of all my baby clothes so I will get to go shopping for more once I find out what the sex is (with my luck a boy). And I will also get to shop for cloth diapers, which is even more fun. Yes people in this day and age actually use cloth diapers. See this site if you want more info.

And really on of the beauty's of having another baby is all the help I will get from the other kids. They just love their baby brother and play with him all the time. I think another baby will fit in perfectly with our family and it will be even easier. I never ever thought I would have such a big family, but it's pretty cool.

I got the shock of my life yesterday

When I found out I'm pregnant! If you have been keeping up with me then you know I already have 5 kids. Two from another marriage, two step sons, and a toddler with my current husband. Yes baby makes 6. We were not planning on having any more kids. I was really struggling with the idea of having another baby because I really wanted to have a girl, but I came to the decision that it was probably best to not have another baby. Raising 5 kids can be pretty challenging and expensive and my husband didn't want to stress about money with another baby. So much for that!

So looks like all that's out the window. I guess I have some time to get used to the idea and hopefully save some money. Thankfully we still have a bunch of things from when my toddler was little that we can use again. I never wanted to get rid of it just in case, lol. It's funny because it's only recently that I decided I didn't want any more kids. I guess I was in denial or something. So! Here we go again!

I'm Back!

Wow, I just realized I have not posted in a little over a month. A lot has been going on and I have been pretty busy. I have been doing a little wah gig during this time and it has been decent. I don't want to talk about that though, for fear I may jinx it! LOL. Do you believe in "jinxing"? I have always believed in it. You know when you say something like "I never get pulled over while driving" or "I never get in car accidents" and then the very next day you get pulled over or into an accident. Thats what I call jinxing. So I try to never say things like that. It never seems to fail that if I say something "never" happens or "always" happens, the opposite magically comes true. Hmmm...maybe I should say I never get any money and I will get tons! Yeah, doesn't work that way.

Other than my wah job, (isn't it funny how "wah" sounds like whinging) I have been busy with my toddler. I have to say, I honestly forgot how much work a toddler can be. I mean, my second youngest son is 8, so it's been awhile. This boy is just crazy too. He loves to climb on everything he can and get into everything he can. I am running around all day after him trying to keep him out of and off of everything! And he just LOVES cars. Any kind of car, motorcycle or anything with wheels. He says "car" everytime he sees one. It's so adorable. It is definitly a fine balance of crazy and adorable. Gotta love him though. He brightens all my days. Not to say the other kids don't, he just hasn't masterd the lovely ability to talk back yet. hahahah.

Free Pancakes

Here is some good news for those of you who can no longer afford to eat in this dismal economy. Free pancakes! Who doesn't love pancakes and who doesn't love FREE! IHOP is supporting the Children's Miracle Network by celebrating National Pancake Day and giving out a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes to every guest. My mouth is watering already!

So on February 24th, you better line up early, cause I'm sure there will be a lot of other hungry people ready to dig in to free pancakes too! Don't forget to bring a donation so you can help out the Children's Miracle Network too!

http://www.ihoppancakeday.com/index.html

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Junk Food Addict

It's unfortunate, but I am a junk food junkie. I have been on and off for years. I have a horrible sweet tooth. I go through periods where I try to eat healthy and get off my sugar kick, but it always seems to come back. I even have tried to eat healthier sugary snacks, lol, that don't have refined sugar and more natural ingredients. I have found some pretty good snacks too. It's just a terrible addiction. One night I am starving and needing a snack and the next thing you know, my husband is off to Taco Bell to get some nachos. Then our healthy eating habits get tossed out the window and we are eating crap every night before bed again. It's bad.

I would love to say that with the new year I have some sort of resolution about not eating junk, but I don't. This is really one of those "one day at a time" type of things. So I did get some healthier snacks last week at the store. Guacamole, spicy black bean dip, and artichoke dip. That stuff hardly has any calories! I was really surprised. I helps stave off that nacho craving. At least for now. I mean, I guess it's better to have a junk food habit than to be a junkie. Maybe not that much cheaper though. Then you see all the commercials though, for nachos and cookies and whatever. I swear they put crack in that stuff. Well, maybe not. But something as powerful, I'm sure.

So, I am working on it (well I mean now that I just finished the last of the Christmas cookies last night, teehee). I really need to loose some weight. I had finally started to really loose weight from having the baby and then the damn holidays had to come and screw that all up. Ugh. Well, I guess once you realize you've made a mistake, you just pick up the pieces and try to start over again. Huh, sounds like I need a New Year's resolution every 3 months.

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Christmas Wishes and New Year Dreams

Now that Christmas has come and gone, I am relieved, as usual. There is so much stress for me around Christmas time that I am glad it only comes once a year. Especially this year with the economy the way it is. I can't say exactly how much it is we spend each year on presents for the kids, but I can say we easily spent over $1000 this year on all 5 kids. Don't get me wrong - I love seeing them happy and ripping open their gifts. Nothing makes me happier than be able to shop for them and give them the things they have been dying to get.

The thing that stresses me out is not having the money to buy them much. Well, we really don't have the money to buy them anything and we end up going totally broke. Now our rent money is nowhere in sight and the 1st is around the corner. Since the housing market has gone all to hell, my husband, who works in construction putting street lights in new housing developments, has had less and less work. So he has now been sitting home without work for over a week. It really sucks.

So I have continued to keep looking for a work at home job. I don't know if you can imagine how much it would cost to put 5 kids in daycare - or even 4 if we let the 13 year old stay at home alone (nothing spells disaster like that). I pray and hold faith in my heart that something good will happen for us. I believe that things are meant to be and I know that whatever is meant for me will happen. In the meantime I have been plugging away at working on an information website about cloth diapers, in hopes that I can someday build it up enough to earn money through Google Adsense and other ads. Trying to get visitors to a website is the hardest part. I have had to teach myself how to create the whole website, learn some html, and create a header and learn how to publish it, but getting people to the site has by far been the hardest part!

So I cross my fingers and hope for a better new year. Happy New Year's to you and your families!

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Why I Love Blog Advertising


Blogging is one of my favorite discoveries on the internet. With my love of writing, it is the perfect outlet for me. I can be creative, insightful or just silly if I want. The best part is that blogging is a wonderful way to reach out to other people all over the United States or even further. When I started this little blog, I had no idea that you can actually make money from blogging. I had heard of it, but never really understood how. It was all a faraway concept to me. One that sounded great, but was just out of my reach. That is when I found out about blog advertising.

What is blog advertising you ask? Well it's when you write posts on your blog about interesting websites, products, companies and services and get paid to do so. This is a fabulous way to make some extra money, especially with the way the economy is now. I looked around at a lot of different blog advertising companies so I could find one that was right for me. That is when I found Paying Post. Paying Post has quickly become my favorite place to go to find opportunities for blog advertising. They have tons of blog advertising opportunities and it is a very easy program to do.

Now I know what you may be thinking - most of the companies that do blog advertising have a so many rules and criteria you have to meet before you can even have your blog approved. Not so with Paying Post. You simply need to sign up, verify your blog, and then log in to see what opportunities you are open to you. It really is that easy. I have already gotten started with Paying Post and I'm really happy with them. If you are at all interested in blog advertising, then I highly recommend Paying Post. I think you will be quite happy with how easy it is to join their program.

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