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.

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




The job hunt is back on in full swing…

well..kind of full swing…I’ve been utilizing, CareerBuilder, ManPower, and Frankel Staffing to help me find a job.  As much as I’ve enjoyed staying home with the kids (who wouldn’t love hanging out at the pool or library all day long?!), by the end of the evening I’m ready to pull all my hair out trying to wind us all down and finish all the housework I neglected earlier in the day… LOL  Being a SAHM is TOUGH when the kids are so high maintenance and in constant demand! So BIG BIG props to all those SAHMs out there!! 

I procrastinated and didn’t get far with my business plan for the cafe/bookstore like I had planned, I ended up being selfish and refuse to give up all my precious books for the online used bookstore (believe me…hubby’s NOT too thrilled that my books have carried out into the garage…at least they are on a bookshelf alphabetized and I finally got rid of multiple duplicates of books)!  I haven’t even had much time to keep my blogs updated (and I DO miss it so)!  Do you think I ever got the kids rooms and their bathroom completed?! HA…not to mention I feel sooo underappreciated and my brain feels like mush!! LOL

So I’m ready! Ready to get back into work chaos.  Apparently it was easier for me to juggle family, work, chores, and errands when I had a full schedule!  I find that so odd…

Next week I do have an interview for a Quality Assurance Administrator for Value Option so I do hope it works out well for me and everyone involved.  I’m a bit nervous about requesting a 7:30-3:30/4 schedule or at least 1 day that I get off by 4pm so I have time to take my daughter to soccer practice.  Hopefully it won’t be an issue and automatically write me off their candidate list.  I figured if i was up front in the beginning it would be better for all involved.  If that one doesn’t work out, I know something will come along.  At least I’m drawing unemployment alongside my hubby’s income.  Yet it’s still a major cut in our previous income. 

I never realized all the things we took for granted til our income was dropped tremendously.  These past 2 weeks have been grueling in trying to determine what warranted a drive out and then which vehicle was better for the distance.  Meals are becoming harder to be creative with a smaller grocery budget and with the heat so high, utilities are higher since we’re inside a little bit more when we don’t take that drive to the pool.  And believe me…on the days we don’t go…the kids get antsy and whiny kids just make me want to pull my hair out (i’m surprised I still have some)! LOL  In the past two weeks we’ve gone from swimming everyday (and yes…I’ve been swimming laps and trimming down too!) to swimming 3x a week just to save gas!  And starting next week we’ll have sports practice 4x a week in addition!!!

Anyone know of any healthy tight budget meals for 5?