Showing posts from November, 2018

Lessons Learned

Life as a single quad mom can be summed up in two words: exhausting and lonely.  I often feel like no matter how much heart and how much effort I put into the task before me, I'm climbing a mountain that few people can say they've attempted. And while I'm never ever alone, I always have my four blessings with me, not having someone who can completely understand the struggles you face can make one extremely lonely.

Today, a friend of mine who knew me when I was just a kid, posted a quote to my Facebook wall.

"You can rise up from anything. You can completely recreate yourself. Nothing is permanent. You're not stuck. You have choices. You can think new thoughts. You can learn something new. You can create new habits. All that matters is that you decide today and never look back".  I'm not looking back.  My long-time blog followers know that I've been through a lot in the past five years. From finding out I was having quadruplets, to having quadruplets,…

Halloween 2018 - The Zoo Goes Trick-or-Treating

One of my most favorite things about having quadruplets is the endless amount of group costume ideas. In the past, we've done the Four Seasons, The Four Aces, Mickey, Minnie, Donald & Daisy. And this year, we went as (drumroll please) the Zoo!

For months we went back and forth with different costume ideas.  In the past, I only dressed the kids up but as they get older, more and more they want me to dress up with them. As a single mom juggling a lot of priorities, working, keeping up a house and trying to raise four small children completely by myself, I decided that for the first time, I would not be able to make their costumes and maintain my sanity at the same time. So we started looking online for costumes on sale.  When we started finding lots of animal costumes and they started getting excited choosing their favorite animals, we decided that we'd go as the Zoo and Mommy would appropriately go as the zookeeper!

We had so much fun dressing up in our costumes. Fortunatel…

All Fish Go to Heaven or ...

One of my boys absolutely loves fish. All fish. Sharks included. Seriously, we are obsessed with sharks but basically, we love anything that lives in the water. This explains why we recently became the proud owners of a one-gallon aquarium and two live guppies named Felipe and Taco. Felipe and Taco were great fish. The five of us humans spent hours watching them in the entire month we had them.  We'd feed them at night before bed and aside from an unfortunate incident where the child who calls them his pets thought they were extra hungry and dumped an entire bottle of food in the tank, we seemed coexist well with fish.

Sadly, upon arriving home today, my Fish Child ran to his room to check on his pets.  As I was pulling out leftovers to heat up for dinner, Fish Child ran into the kitchen to report that one of his guppies had gone missing.  I finished the task at hand and promptly went to investigate the case of the missing guppy. Unfortunately, much to Fish Child's disdain, Fe…