Thursday, February 12, 2015

Motherhood Woes

I know it been a few months since I have written a blog post, I've had a bit of writers block. I'm bored with what I was doing and nothing exciting has been happening. I don't want to just sit and complain about how crappy I feel with fibromyalgia and these crazy sever migraines, who wants to read about that?!?!

But that's all that has been happening. I know they say to be a good blog writer you have to make exciting things happen and I use to be a very funky fun person, but you know, then I started to blog!

Once there was I time when blogging took over my world, it became a passion that overstep all
boundaries. Then one day it just stopped. I didn't feel like trying to keep up. I realized this is a race you don't win or lose, you're just in. I was neglecting what really matter most in my life. Or maybe it was that blogging was such a great escape from reality that I become enthralled in it. I needed a place to go, but at the expense of my everything.


Things got a little rocky there for a minute.... A really long minute. I was just stabilizing into a new marriage with two kids and than added another. Then it hit me like a wrecking ball, things aren't so stable. I wasn't stable. My emotions had been fried from the wild ride I had been on. When I thought I was finally thinking straight, I had let the most important things slip thought the cracks. My husband, children and me. Who am I?

Where did that upbeat, fun loving girl go that I use to be. Now I look in the mirror and I see the
mean old Red Queen screaming at everyone " Always MY way!" Is motherhood just setting in? Did having 3 kids just sap me of every fun cell within my being? Is this it?

No it can't be! I have to be in there somewhere. I can be me and be a mom too... right? I tell myself if I just get out of these sweatpants and dress like a real person, I might have more exciting adventures. But then I remember none of my jeans fit me because I'm still not pre-baby body. To much work. When did going to the gym and getting outside to enjoy a little fresh air become such a chore? I'm I just having a mid life motherhood crisis!?!

Don't get me wrong I love my kids. I love when they smile and laugh and play and sing, but lets be honest there is alot of crap that sucks about being a parent. I guess I am just coming to grips with that. When I had just one it was SO easy, now I see why they say you're not really a parent until you have at least 2! With 3 though my brain is mush, my pants are sweats and my house is a constant circus of complete chaos. I use to be up my son's butt about homework and manners, now I'm lucky if I can get him and the Dormouse to school on time! Homework, what homework?!

Am I the only mom that feels like motherhood swallowed them alive? Tell me it gets better...



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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Serenity Now, Serenity Now!

I'll never forget the first time I came into contact with doTERRA oils. My friends mother-in-law is a massage therapist and I had her work on me before, she's amazing. Knocked out a migraine with some crazy ear trick. Anyway my friend, we'll call her L, always smelled awesome but in a natural hippy way. I loved it. Come to find out her mother-in-law sells doTERRA and she wears the oils.
Well one day I was at our place of worship and I... was... having... a... meltdown! I got there late, sat in the back and was alone with the kids (then it was just the March Hare who was like 9 and the Doormouse who was like 2). Well then the Doormouse had an accident... she was still in diapers but "it" leaked out.... EVERYWHERE!

Yes poo juice was everywhere, on her dress, tights, my skirt AND the seat! I was humiliated. I had the March Hare run to the bathroom to get wet paper towels so I could at least clean off the cloth seats!

Thank goodness the program had just ended. My friends sitting beside me were helping as much as they could, but could tell I was just a mess. Just then L walked up and asked why I looked like I a crazy person. I told her what just happened and she runs back to her seat. She brings this little pouch and tells me to put some on, that it will help me calm down. She hands me Serenity by doTERRA, I put some on my neck as instructed. She tells me to fan it toward my face... So here I am covered in poo, waving my hands towards my face and chanting "Serenity Now, Serenity Now!" 

My new defuser!
A few months later I asked the mother-in-law for a bottle of Serenity, but only used it occasionally. That is until a few months ago when a friend posted a picture of her new oil diffuser and a bottle of doTERRA. I had no idea about defusing the oil in the air! So I bought 1... ok I  bought 3 of the same defuser. Great little machine but only defuse for about 6 hours. Today I got 2 of big ones, they defuse for 12 hours! I even defuse in the car!

Oh and of course I wanted to be able to the oils at a discount so I became a wellness advocate consultant with doTERRA! So you can buy these amazing oils through me or even better sign up and get them at a discount yourself! Find out more at www.BenefitsOfBlending.com! I am so in love with this stuff! I sleep better, helps with my migraine and yes is very calming!


Diffusers I Use


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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mommy's must have these 10 things in their cars....

Today is the third day this week I have been unable to convince myself to wake up earlier enough to shower and put a full face of make up on. Then it dawned on me I have everything I need in my car (aka the bus, aka Kat the cool mom SUV) to make it look like I functionally got out of bed, got dressed, put make up on, brought the kids to school and carried on with my day responsibly. Here I am this morning after applying the following must have's while in my car....

1. Wipes Make-up remover
I have actually just used my babies wipes but they do sell such a thing as make-up remover wipes. I have these wonderful cucumber smelling ones that leave my face feeling refreshed and moisturizing. And you would never know I haven't showered in three days! (P.S. I'd like to know a mother of three that showers everyday...)

2. Eye Shadow
Have a neutral colored eye shadow combo, like white, nude, tan and grey with an applicator. Something that will match everything.

3. Black Eye Liner
I buy two of my favorite eye liner, one for the car and one for the house. I like liquid which isn't always easy to apply at a red light but gives a much more precise line. Don't be cheap but two!

4. Mascara
This is a no brainier. I have like 5 of my favorite mascara... just in case. One in the car, the bathroom, my purse, my hubbies truck and in the night stand. (you never know when you'll need it!)

5. Lip tint
Don't get me wrong I love me some dark blood red lipstick but when you have done you face in a barely there make up look that's not exactly the lip color you want to slap on, so having a tinted lip balm of some sort helps to round out the look. As far as make-up goes though, that's it, just the basic's. With three kids I've given up on much more than that and I'm trying to let my skin have a breather and age gracefully. (Ugh those word coming off my figure tips make me want to gag, but I'm already sick of covering up the inevitable... wrinkles, laugh lines and age spots).



6. Hairbrush
Even though I short hair it still needs to be brushed once in a while, so I make sure I have a small brush in my car, which lead me to my next point.

7. Bobby pins and/or Rubber bands
I have both. With short hair I can only use bobby pins. But since I'm Italian and my hair gets greases in like an hour I have to pin it back for it to look the slightest bit professional, otherwise you'll see me in a baseball cap. My girls on the other hand have long hair that always looks like they just emerged from an ally somewhere. So on those days where we are literately racing to beat the school bell (which is most days) I brush their hair and throw it in a pony when we get to school or where ever we're going.

8. Hairspray
I go to Target, buy one of the travel size hair sprays and throw it in my center console. When I need it, it's there.

9. Deodorant
Again I go to Target buy the travel size. I can not tell you how many times I have ran out of the house first thing in the morning and forgot to put this on. Having it in the car solves my forgetful mom brain, that is once I am completely awake and realize how God awful I smell.

10. Lastly... body spray. As we already know I stink and need something that smells good to cover up my I ran out of the house after making 5 lunches, getting 3 kids dress and dressing myself semi presentable (do yogo pants count?), non-showered, half awake stench.

I hope you enjoyed the reality of making it to school and beyond on time, brought to you by this mother of three, always in a hurry and never on time mom! May you always keep your car mommy friendly and stocked with easy to look presentable in a bind goods. ;)

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