A Spoonful of Sugar

Making every day life as a mom just a little bit sweeter.

May Moving Madness~The Final Countdown May 31, 2010

Filed under: May Moving Madness!,Movin' on up! — Janine Chance @ 7:34 am

Can you even believe it?  I so can.  I’m so ready for this.

Moving a close distance makes it easier in some ways for sure, but busier.

A lot of back and forth trips can be equally as tiring.

Just as I was about to even entertain the thought that I was just too tired,

God tapped me on the shoulder, cleared His throat,and spoke five little words.

Five powerful, motivating little words that I share with my girls often…

“You can do ALL things.”

Philippians 4:13 says,

“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”

It was a kind, quiet reminder that I’m not in this, or doing this alone.

So, I woke up, dragged myself out of bed, showered, put on THE SHIRT, smeared cover up under my sleepy eyes staring into the mirror like a focused quarterback, pinned back my bangs to avoid any wispy distractions, pulled on the New Balance for the ability to run faster and jump higher, and grabbed my perfectly creamed to-go mug of caffeinated goodness…

I’m ready.

Ready to conquer.

This morning a great friend of mine is coming to do the ‘woman’s load’.

A small truck and trailer, a gutted out mini-van,

And two determined women is a force to be reckoned with.

I’ve been to the new house, bleached everything but my kids and I’m as organized as I’m ever gonna be.

I’m determined to get this thing done without a hitch.

Who’s with me?

I know He is…

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May Moving Madness~Happy Blessed Sunday to Ya’! May 30, 2010

Filed under: Happy Blessed Sunday To Ya'!,May Moving Madness!,Movin' on up! — Janine Chance @ 5:38 am

Well, its only:

Im pretty sleepy, but even more excited!

Heres another cool video by my talented nephew.



May Moving Madness~It’s a Blog Meet Blog World! May 28, 2010

Filed under: Calling all bloggers!,May Moving Madness! — Janine Chance @ 5:11 am

I decided to join a blog carnival. No, it’ s not like joining the circus…although that may be fun, this is different. It’s a way to be introduced to new blogs and get your own blog out there to ‘socialize’. Who wants their baby blog to be unsocialized? Not me! Being new to the blogging world, I don’t have all of the 411, but there’s only one way to find out, right? To link your blog, click the cute little Friday Follow button below. Or, click it even if you’re not a blogger…it’s a super cool way to check out other super cool blogs!

So, I’m jumpin’ in…hold your nose ….CANNONBALL!!!!!


May Moving Madness~Yeah, I’m Askin’ for it!

Filed under: Calling all bloggers!,Talk to Me! — Janine Chance @ 1:00 am

With my moving day quickly approaching, it’s getting a little hectic and I’m not sure when my internet will be set up at the new house,

so I thought this was a good time to ask you guys for a small favor…

I would love it if you would take time to give me some feedback on my blog and make some sweet suggestions, and/or positive criticism!

What do you want to read?  What improvements could I make?

More of this?  Less of that?

I really want to know!  Please go to the comment section and tell me what you think!

I’m all ears!

Please be honest, but kind.  If you feel the need to tell me off, please email instead…3girlmomblog@gmail.com.  Thanks!


May Moving Madness~I’m Always Hiring May 27, 2010

Because of this:

I re-posted this short but sweet little tidbit of mommy 411 for your arsenal. It’s a goodie for sure… I myself appreciated the reminder!


When my girls seem to have nothing better to do than to instigate problems, or start trouble with one another, I give them a job. My oldest daughter, as smart, kind, and wonderful as she is, just can’t help herself sometimes. She gets to feeling feisty, and messes around with her younger sisters. It happened about five minutes ago.

She’s giggly today, with lots of energy. Not always a good combination. I heard her go to the back of the house and stir up something with her youngest sister. “Stop it Kaitlyn!” is all I heard. I called Kaitlyn into the room, and calmly said, “It’s obvious to me that you need an occupation…clear the table from lunch, please.” “Yes ma’am…” was her reply.

Now, that didn’t stop her from laughing and being silly, but, it gave her an outlet for some of that energy, it intercepted what was going on between her and her sister, and I got the table cleaned off. Bonus! I tell my girls that I’m always hiring…if you need a job, I’ll give you one. For me, it’s multi-tasking without lifting a finger!

Sometimes they just need some re-direction. If I disciplined my kids for every little thing, they’d be in trouble 24/7. As I’ve said before, pick your battles. Re-direct when you can. It keeps things more sane for you, and less dramatic for them, and everyone goes to bed happier.


Scooby Snack~Tip of the Day~Tidbit of Money Saving 411… May 26, 2010

I actually had a few minutes hours this morning to catch up on some of my blog reading and came across this post from

Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. (Yes that means I’m 99.9% done packing and I got up at the crack of dawn!)

Anyway, It’s great ‘how-to’ 411 about Drug Store shopping and savings.

I know, I know…who has time for that? Well, honey, time is money!

I’m willing to invest some time if I know I can save some sweet moolah!

It’s like anything else, once you know how it works, it ain’t nothin’ but a thang to put it into action!

I signed up for Rite Aid’s Wellness + card today online and got a $5 off $25 coupon, plus more coupons sent to me via e-mail.

It literally took me four minutes.

Click the link below if you want in:

Click on the link below for the ‘rest of the money-saving story’!


May Moving Madness~Unexpected

With all of this going on:

You’d think we wouldn’t have time for this:

Well, think again.

We rescued her on Friday with the intention of ‘finding her a good home’.

Well, with three weepy, already-attached little girls,

we decided to give her a one week trial.

Okay, fine, I’ll admit it. I fell for her, too.

(After all, she has my husbands long legs and my brown eyes.)

After only two days,

After searching for a reason NOT to keep her…

A vet visit telling us she wouldn’t get much bigger,

and that she has an amazing disposition,

there wasn’t a reason to be found.

She’s completely 80% house-trained, is just so sweet, crazy cute,

has the most beautiful face, and has captured all of our hearts.

Introducing Abby.

Our five-pound friend is here to stay.

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