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Hello! For all of you that have been following me, and showing my posts love, my site is moving!! You can now subscribe and follow at http://www.adventuresofastayathomemom.net.     Thank you for all the love and support!! Hope to see each of you at my new site location  Melanie 

grief · loss · loss of a parent · Mental Health · Parenting · Stay at home mom

A Birthday In Heaven

I feel like there are some days that come along that will break your heart over and over…. every year. For me those days are the dad my dad died, and today…his birthday. It has only been a couple years but I guess I have this weird expectation that things will get easier, but the… Continue reading A Birthday In Heaven

Parenting · preschoolers · School · sports · Stay at home mom · summer · Tee ball · Toddlers

7 Things To Do With Your Kids This Summer

Summer is here and it can be hard to find enough activities to keep your kiddos busy. Don’t stress! I’ve come up with a list of free and inexpensive activities to keep your kiddos busy all summer long! Sprinklers This is a great alternative to planning a day trip to the pool. First of all,… Continue reading 7 Things To Do With Your Kids This Summer

Health · Mental Health · Parenting · Stay at home mom · Uncategorized

Mental Health Awareness Month and Semicolons

Serious post alert: In honor of mental health awareness month, I’d like to share a little bit about one of my tattoos. But first…some facts. It is estimated that 1 in 5 adults will experience some form of mental illness in any given year. That’s 20% of all adults! That’s over 43 million people! In… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month and Semicolons

DIY · Gardening · Hobbies · Home improvement · Parenting · Stay at home mom

Planting Trees…or should I say Tree

We bought our house almost a year ago and have been slowly adding to the back yard. First we had grass put in which has been great for the kids and the dogs. Over the past few months I have made a few planter boxes out of old palettes and planted a few flowers. But… Continue reading Planting Trees…or should I say Tree

Parenting · preschoolers · School · Stay at home mom · study tips · Toddlers · Uncategorized

Study Tips for Moms in School

Coffee, coffee, coffee Since going to the library usually isn’t an option; set aside 30 minutes – 1 hour before the kids wake up or after they go to bed to work on school Be realistic in your study goals. A 3 hour cram session is probably not going to happen. Aim for lots of… Continue reading Study Tips for Moms in School

Parenting · preschoolers · Stay at home mom · Toddlers · Uncategorized

A weekend without kids…only cried once

This weekend I hit a mom milestone by dropping the kids off at grandma and grandpa's house for a weekend alone with my husband. This was the first time we had ever left the 1 year old overnight with anyone. I was not too heartbroken about leaving the kids. Ok, I will admit I got… Continue reading A weekend without kids…only cried once

Parenting · preschoolers · sports · Stay at home mom · Tee ball · Toddlers

The Joys of Tee Ball (insert sarcasm here)

Recently my husband and I had the brilliant idea of signing our 4-year-old up for tee ball… need I say more. Remembering my own tee ball days, I did NOT go into the first practice with high expectations. Like I suspected, it was an hour of total chaos. The second practice was pretty much the… Continue reading The Joys of Tee Ball (insert sarcasm here)

Crochet · Hobbies · Parenting · Stay at home mom · Uncategorized

Old lady at 26

I am a firm believer that moms (and parents in general) REALLY need to take up hobbies and have interests of their own, especially those that do not revolve around Disney Channel or Nick Jr.  Not only is it healthy mentally, but it gives you topics of conversation that do not revolve around baby poop,… Continue reading Old lady at 26

Holidays · Parenting · Stay at home mom · Toddlers

Easter and Mexican Food

Hope everyone had a good Easter! Whether you went to church or simply enjoyed a family day I hope it was fantastic. As another Easter has come and gone, I have a few thoughts.  First off, I’m pretty sure I rank in the top ten worst Easter Bunnies ever. I am an oilfield wife, which… Continue reading Easter and Mexican Food