Monday, October 31, 2011

Tis the Season for Needing Help

I volunteered for WIC for a long time.  I got to know the ins and outs of the system.  I thought that I would post some helpful links here for those of you living in Iowa.  Please feel free to ask me questions if you have any.  I am well versed with all of these agencies.  If you need something that's not  posted here please ask me.  I probably know that system too, but forgot to add it to the list. These are in no particular order. 
*Childcare Assistance*
General Web site


*Food Assistance* Also Title 19 Medical Coverage
General Web site

*Hawk-i* NOT Title 19. State of IA program that is awesome.
General Web site

Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope is Coming to Des Moines!  

Saturday, November 12th from 10am - 2 pm
It is being held at the Hy-Vee Hall in Downtown Des Moines (if you need directions feel free to ask me)

There will be free family entertainment, free family portraits, free haircuts, a heath fair and even a kid zone.  They will also be giving away 5,000 bags of groceries.

How cool is this?!?!  Spread the good word if you feel so inclined.  :)

I am in no way affiliated with this event or this program.  I just thought that it was a great idea and I wanted to share.

I Am A Bad Mommy

I forgot to take pictures of them in their Halloween costumes.  *headpalm*  Last night was trick or treat.  We do it on the 30th here.  They made quite the haul I've gotta say.  The weather wasn't too shabby either.

So imagine an Army guy in an authentic army outfit bought at Camp Dodge (a National Guard base).  And now imagine a black and yellow bumble bee complete with one stinger.  Cute, eh?

A couple of observations:
1) The big kids don't let the littles go first.  DD3 was being ran over all night long.
2) Whatever happened to Thank You?  I know mine said it each and every time, but that was not the norm.
3) It appears that the understanding of the word ONE is lost.  I saw many kids grabbing handfuls of candy after they were told to just take one.  So many houses ran out of candy early.  It's not fair to everyone else.

Now, I'm not saying that my kids are perfect, but geesh.  Compared to some of these little candy hogs they look like freaking angles.

How was your Halloween?  Did you take any littles our trick or treating?  Did you pass out candy?  Did you dress up?

Edited to add:  I didn't take them to the pumpkin patch (they both went there on field trips for school).  We didn't carve pumpkins ('cause honestly I forgot till it was too late).  We didn't decorate our house.  I know, bad Mommy!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Holding Patterm

My house seems to be in a holding pattern.  It's not getting any more organized, but it's not becoming disorganized.  I need to snap out of this rut and start getting back onto the organizational band wagon. 

Anyone else feel like this?  What did you do to snap out of it?

Which Blogs Really Suck You In?

Recently I've been sucked into The Scary Mommy site.  It's like an interactive blog with a message board and a confessional.  This site provides me hours of reading.  Check it out!

What are you reading?  I'm always looking for new blogs to read/follow.  :)