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Rainy rainy day dance mom blues

I have been on the computer forever. It is such an addiction and I have to wean myself from it. I should only go online for an hour a day. I just get lost on here and at mothering.com. Sometimes I feel like I have no other life as pertaining to adults, than the internet.
Today is a big day for me. It's my daughters dress rehersal and tommorrow is the recital, it is raining though!! So much. I have to go out and buy her some tights and a white T-shirt, then we are coming back here to get to work on her hair. Oh her hair. There is so much of it and I have to figure out what to do with it, believe me I am no hair stylist.

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College Mama

I have been getting up early every morning to check my online class. It's the only time that my house is quiet and I can actually sit and think. I am taking one course now, one over the summer and four in the fall. So I will officially be a full-time college student and Mama of four. For some reason I feel like because I am taking online classes, I'm not a "real" student. Maybe that will change in the fall when I have more assignments etc.,
Any other college Mamas out there? If you have taken online classes do you know what I mean, or am I just being too hard on myself? And any advice for me as a college student and a Mama?

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Any Lactivists here?

I would love to talk with other lactivists(or breastfeeding activists) about ways that they are working in their communities to promote breastfeeding. If you go to the AAP website they will send you up to 6 free posters that say "breastfeeding moms welcome here" and show a mother nursing her baby. I'm not sure of the exact link, you have to search around the site a bit.

I am a Breastfeeding counselor and a doula aspiring midwife and English professor... Yes, I can't decide what I want to be when I "grow up" if I grow up, ever. I am trying to balance college and four kids, and housework and their activities and all that while helping my community see that breastfeeding is the way to go.

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Do you clean your kids rooms?

My daughters (9yrs) room is such a mess. It's so bad that she couldn't even find a pair of shoes to wear to school, so she missed the bus this morning.
So here is my question??

Do you clean your kids rooms?

I've gone in there and spent an entire Sunday cleaning and organizing it more than once, then implimedted "rules" that she has to have a clean room in order to do basically anything. Well.. it doesn't work, it gets messy and then I'm not going to have her miss an activity that I have already PAID for, and when her dad gets involved and tells her to clean she just sits there and cries and cries and says, "I am cleaning it" while she lays on top of a pile of clothes.

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I love being a Mama

I am sitting here trying to type this while nursing my daughters doll.. she is two and she knows when her baby is hungry (she absolutely refuses to give it a bottle..) So it is Mothers Day, and moments like this make me realize how much I love being a Mama. Even when I have to type with one finger. Even when I wake up before my husband on Mothers Day because my kids are fighting and my dog needs to go out.
I ate a delicious breakfast cooked by my husband and four kids, and when I told him that it was the best Sunday breakfast we'd had all year, I was serious. He didn't believe me of course, but it was true.

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Dancing Days almost over

I have survived nine months of my daughters six dance classes. Three of which were on every Saturday. Which I agree was complete overload for me (especially when you factor in my son's baseball games, birthday parties and all the other joys of mothering) So basically I have been at the dance studio four days a week and I am proud to say that my daughter received a perfect attendance award,(personally I think these should be given to the parents) and she also received an award for knowing how to do four different kinds of splits(who knew there were 4?? their are actually more than 18.) Her recital is next saturday and I will dutifully be in the back with my 2yr old on my hip supervising her classes (where are all the mama's without 2yr olds?) And yes, I may be crazy but she wants to take 6 classes again next year.

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Super Mama gets some Rest

My daughter went to the circus last night with our neighbor. We had already been to her dance class, my husband had come home from work, taken his daily nap... and then shuttled my oldest to his baseball game. I was sitting in the living room with my four-year-old and two-year-old wondering what the heck do we do now? We were played out, after building a tower and a jump for a tennis ball, playing catch and a really fun but really long game of charades. With my house being reasonaly clean and my older kids being attended to by other people I found myself suddenly lost.. There was nobody to follow around with a dust pan to pick up his mess.. there was nobody asking for help with her homework or begging to call one of her friends. I had already done my schoolwork and prepared dinner... The kids were clean and I had been to the store earlier to buy, cat litter, dog food and bird food. There was nothing to do but relax. It was a strange and odd feeling as my two little ones sat next to me on the couch and watched cartoons not asking for anything, they were tired too.

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