There’s an owl in my house!!

Do you have night owls…
I mean kids that never seem to sleep early enough living under your roof like me?! 

I have THREE children that no matter WHAT time I put them into their beds they manage to NOT go to sleep.  I try to get the 2 year old in bed between 7:30 & 8:30 AND the older two to bed between 8:30 & 9:30 due to sport practices ending at 8…you’d THINK they’d be tired! Unfortunately…their WIRED! I’ve turned off TVs (yes…I’m one of those bad parents that have tvs in each bedroom)…I even sing all the songs I can think of yet they’re STILL awake!!! Sometimes wide awake staring at the ceiling welll after hubby and I got to sleep (and we’re night owls too! I know…we set bad examples…LOL).  Every 30 minutes it seems you hear stomping towards the kitchen or bathroom by the older two (luckily the toddler ACTUALLY STAYS in bed!)…ERRR Constant knocking on our bedroom door when all we want is peace and the chance to be lovers (not sure why but that sounds funny here…LOL) and friends rather than mommies and daddies…DOUBLE ERRR

I’m tired of this routine especially with school in full swing.  This means earlier wake up calls than the lazy summer days of sleeping in.  Even the 2 year old has to be able to wake up early so she can be dressed to help mommy take her older brother and sister to the school bustop. 

Hyland’s Calms Forte is DEFINTELY the ticket for your child to “reach their zen” (gosh…am I even saying that right?! Oh well…LOL).  Check out the site below (course everything from the page IS below…LOL).  Everyone took their suggested dose by 7pm tonight in hopes that they would be asleep BEFORE 9pm.  These are TINY disolvable pills that caused no grief to the kids as far as keeping it down.  Once they get the sleep pattern going they will stop taking the supplements (praying for week end) and hopefully their bodies will continue to sleep at its new accustomed time. 

Hyland’s Calms Forté™ provides 100% all-natural, temporary symptomatic relief of simple nervous tension and insomnia (sleeplessness). Hyland’s Calms Forté™ works without contraindications or side effects. No drug hangover, no sedatives, just nature’s answer to a good night’s sleep.

Indications for Use: For the temporary symptomatic relief of simple nervous tension and sleeplessness.

Formula:
Passiflora 1X Triple Strength – for restless or wakeful sleep

from exhaustion

Avena Sativa 1X Double Strength – for stress, nervousness or

nervous headache

Humulus Lupulus 1X Double Strength – for drowsiness with

incomplete sleep

Chamomilla 2X (Chamomile) – for nervous irritability

And the following biochemic phosphates for enhancing cellular function:
Calcarea Phosphorica 3X HPUS, Ferrum Phosphoricum 3X HPUS, Kali Phosphoricum 3X HPUS, Natrum Phosphoricum 3X HPUS, Magnesia Phosphoricum 3X HPUS

Available in the following sizes:
32 caplets
50 tablets
100 tablets

For more information: Check Out All About Sleep – articles and tips to help you overcome sleep deprivation.  This brand new site includes a dream log and free dream interpretation page.

 Well…by 10pm ALL were sound asleep…THIS is a FIRST DEFINITELY for the oldest (the other two really vary in the department of when they EVENTUALLY go to sleep but for the oldest…MAJOR accomplishment)! SO I believe we’re going to take the dose right after dinner before 7pm in hopes that all will be asleep by 9/9:30pm tonight.  And can you believe I was actually in bed by midnight last night?! THAT is a first as well!!! LOL

 

 

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Exercise Playlists

Fitness magazine shows this songs as the best for exercising.  So start downloading away like I’m about to! 

Songs for Powerwalking
Jump – Madonna, Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol, Haven’t Found – Pras, featuring Sharli McQueen, Hip Hop Is Dead – Nas, featuring will.i.am, High Road – Fort Minor featuring John Legend, What a Feeling – Peter Luts & Dominico, Teen Love – Peter Bjorn & John

Hot Body Playlist
It’s My Life – No Doubt, Wanna Be Startin’ Something – Michael Jackson, Seven Nation Army – White Stripes, Say It Right – Nelly Furtado, We Fly High – Jim Jones

Cardio Easier Playlist
Irreplaceable – Beyonce, What Goes Around, Comes Around – Justin Timberlake, SexyBack – Justin Timberlake, Be Without You – Mary J Blige, Wait a Minute – Pussycat Dolls

Ultimate Mood Booster Playlist
Call Me – Blondie, Good Girl Gone Bad – Rihanna, Everybody Got Their Something – Nikka Costa, Jump – Madonna, Hate On Me – Jill Scott

Cardio Playlist
Hood Boy – Fantasia Barrino, Long Way 2 Go – Cassie, Hollywood – Jay Z featuring Beyonce, Hip Hop Is Dead – Nas featuring will.i.am, Everything I Can’t Have – Robin Thicke, Ever Blazin – Sean Paul, Glamorious – Fergie, Maneater – Nelly Furtado

Strength Training Playlist
Chop Me Up – Justin Timberlake, Entourage – Omarion, Last Night – Diddy, Lost One – Jay Z, Show Me – Janet Jackson, Mama Africa – Akon, Like a Boy – Ciara, We Ride ( I See the Future) – Mary J Blige

Got a song not listed above but think is a great tune, leave a comment with the title and author!

The Swanky Suit…

Oh I put on my new swanky suit today for the first time of the new season…wonderful expensive gift to me since it holds me in at all the right places. A beautiful It Figures suit AND it so happens I am TWO sizes smaller than LAST YEAR and in a 16 now (and STILL aiming to get smaller by the way)…but I digress as to why I’m actually writting this post! LOL2 teen girls (course I know them) thought they could out lap the older gal…The first girl of course had a rule in addition to getting to the end and that was to never lift up for air…VOOOOOOOOOOOOM…who do you think got there first? ME!!! (NOT that I wasn’t SHAKING from muscle tiredness and from being out of breath!! LOL) So then what happend next once I get back to the other side?  The OTHER then thinks she’s faster and asks me to race her BUT she says we could come up for air…OOOH Why thank you for being considerate of an older gal! LOL Once again…VOOOOOOOOOM…yep…you know it…I swam my arse off and again beat another young one…LOLBut THEN of course my sister in law whose older says try to beat me! OMG…by this time I was SUUUPPPPPPPERRRRRR tired….LOL  But this time I had to dive into the pool and then swim to the other end…WTH?! My legs were jelly and she’s like several inches taller than me and could dive out further because HER leg and shoulder muscles weren’t mush from pushing hard for the first time in YEARS!!! So how much did she beat me?!  A HAND LENGTH!!!  That’s ok…Monday’s the rematch between just the two of us…LOLSee…just like I told my hubby…that suit was WONDERFUL a investment as it empowered me in knowing I was just as young as these other gals!