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New kitty

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I didn't want to take care of a cat, I had 4 *ahem* 3 children and my husband who is never home (he was included in the 4, us wives all do that!).  A friend of mine decided that my daughter needed a kitten so she went and looked for one and let me know after.  I can't complain much considering she bought all the stuff for the kitten, I just have to go and get her shots taken care of and of course she (or he?) got fixed. 

Yeah, I can't tell if her new kitten is a boy or girl.  She is all black, except the tip of her tail which is white and feisty as hell! 


Once I get her to the veterinarian they will be able to confirm it.  She's a pretty good cat overall and I haven't seen ONE bug in the house so that is a HUGE plus!

Breakfast and study crunch

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I am thinking about making a page about my roaming around Killeen. Which I think I will. I want to give a review about a new place that opened awhile back called Jimmy's Egg.The first time I visited was back in March when my in-laws visited. The food was great, the scrambles and pancakes were phenomenal. I decided to try it again a few weeks later and was disappointed.I decided to try the omelet. Now, if you are like me, you don't care for crunchy vegetables. Apparently their veggie omelet has only fresh vegetables which meant you get uncooked peppers, onions, mushrooms(eww), and spinach. No bueno y'all.I was pissed and more pissed that the manager gave me attitude. I left a bad review on their facebook page. I got personally contacted by her and she apologized profusely and shared her personal life about a death in her family but also knew that it wasnt an excuse to act unprofessional. She invited me back for breakfast on her and I came back the next day. I thought it wou…

No Hitting!

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I was thinking about posts to make and a friend of mine who has an almost 2 year old and a baby due in June (bless her soul) messages me frantic because her toddler won't stop hitting.  She will only hit her and her grandma not her dad.  I had to think about when my 2 oldest were at that age since they are 23 months apart.  My son was almost 2 and he went through that stage and me, still being a new mom dealt with it the way my parents did, sternly say NO and slap his hand.  Experts say that is a huge no-no and will confuse them.  I was an 80s kid so things have changed drastically since then!

Dr. Sears says that you should use time-outs and model non-aggressiveness.  What if those don't work?  You find other alternatives that don't revolve around violence and aggressiveness. 

Here are some helpful tips to use:

Reward charts always worked for my kids.  If they did well they got a sticker or a reward.  Kids love rewards and it makes them proud of themselves.  Positive encourag…

Work at Home Jobs and apps

If you are like me, you are always looking for a side job or something that can make some money helping pay bills.  Over the years I have done jobs that made a few bucks but every penny and dollar adds up!  I will add more as I find them and update!

Fiverr

This is a gig job that you post your talents are and people hire you for as low as 5 dollars.  You can increase the dollar amount to how much you want to offer and how long it will take you to do a project.  I have earned over 100 dollars helping people with their projects.  The link will take you to my custom offer but you can also browse and find jobs people need or even post a job!

Rat Race Rebellion

This website does all the work for you!  The founders, Christine Durst and Michael Haaren take the time to find legit work at home jobs so you don't have to weed through the scams!  I go to this site to find side jobs since I live out in the country, my upload speed isn't very high!

Dosh

This is a phone app where you put in your…

Depression

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I felt like I needed to post about this subject today because it hits me hard most days.  

What is depression?

The Mayo Clinic defines depression as:

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn't worth living. More than just a bout of the blues, depression isn't a weakness and you can't simply "snap out" of it. Depression may require long-term treatment. But don't get discouraged. Most people with depression feel better with medication, psychotherapy or both. Depression has been a huge part of my life since I can remember.  My mom had me see a psychologist when I was 14, the age where you don't know how to deal with life, you are still going through…

Teacher Appreciation Week

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I'm becoming more organized these days because I usually forget Teacher Appreciation Week.  I decided to make cookies and then went online to find cute labels to add to the bags.  I'm pretty crafty and Pinterest is my go-to for anything I need to make.

I found these cute labels HERE.  I didn't have time to decorate the cute cookies on the page but the labels fit perfectly!



The cookies I made are from a recipe I have used for years and they never disappoint.  I have doctored the recipe to my liking.

Printable Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 C softened butter
1/2 C butter flavored Crisco 1 1/2 C brown sugar 1/2 C sugar 2 eggs 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp almond extract (I sometimes add more, but adjust to your liking, its really strong!) 2 1/2 C flour 3/4 tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 bag chocolate chips(I'm a Ghirardelli chocolate snob!)
1. Preheat 350 degrees.  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time, mixing in be…

Instagram (Mama Kat blog prompt)

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This picture gives me a lot of emotions.  I had never done a baking competition and this was so much fun and it was also a huge headache!  We had a team of 4, one of which was a high school student doing college credits.  We worried about him but he knocked it out of the ball park!  We didn't win but we had a fun day of laughs and drama!  The camera crew was our local college station and one of the guys wanted us to have some drama in it so I started talking about how my husband was in the army, had PTSD, is now a trucker who is gone 3 weeks out of the month, and I stay home to take care of our 3 children.  I'm sure they will edit the heck out of this day when the show gets shown on TV!  I think I will definitely do another one in the future though I hope they tell us what points were knocked off so I can learn what to do/not do in the future.

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