Tuesday, November 20, 2018

25 things I'm THANKFUL for...but probably won't share at the Thanksgiving dinner table (#24 might be my favorite)

It’s that time of year…time to gather ‘round the dinner table with family and friends and share what we are MOST THANKFUL for…

Well this year, I thought I’d shake things up…

Instead of sharing the obvious things I'm thankful for: health, happiness and a loving family…

I’m keeping it real and sharing things that I’m TRULY THANKFUL for…but probably won't share at the dinner table.

So here goes:

  1. When I open up the washer or dryer fully expecting to find it full of clothes and it’s EMPTY!
  2. When I’m making a salad and I grab a knife sharp enough to cut a tomato…you know, like so sharp it slices right through and keeps all the tomato insides intact so they don’t leak all over the other stuff
  3. Days my dog doesn’t jump out of bed at the crack of dawn to go to the bathroom and instead let’s me sleep in and maybe even sneak out of bed to grab a cup of coffee and return before he wakes…or any day my husband let’s him out to pee for me
  4. When I’m folding clothes and actually find the match to EVERY SINGLE SOCK I put in the washer
  5. When I get to the checkout at Publix or Target and I’m 4th in line and a cashier in the next line signals me over and turns on the light (THE BEST!)
  6. When I’m in a hurry and EVERY SINGLE LIGHT IS GREEN!
  7. People with COMMON FREAKIN’ SENSE.
  8. When I have a free day to BINGE WATCH WHATEVER THE HELL I WANT!
  9. A super cold Coke Zero
  10. When no one sits next to me at the movie theater or on the plane or really anywhere for that matter
  11. That one second at the end of the day when no one is asking me for something.
  12. That one second at the beginning of the day when no one is asking me for something
  13. A nice, long, hot shower without any visitors
  14. When the shampoo comes out like it’s supposed to without me having to squeeze the bah-jesus out of it or bang it against my hand
  15. When I order a glass of wine and get a proper pour
  16. Valet parking
  17. Moms who keep it real
  18. Kids who say please and thank you and look you in the eye
  19. People who keep their political opinions to their self
  20. When there’s no toilet paper left, but someone remembered to put an extra roll behind me
  21. When I’m talking to someone and don’t actually hear what they’ve said but somehow manage to come up with the right reaction to whatever it was and we both laugh
  22. When I witness someone doing the right thing when no one else is looking
  23. When I see my son/daughter do or say something to a stranger that makes me proud and let’s me know they actually are LISTENING & that I'm raising them right
  24. When I find extra french fries at the bottom of my McDonald's bag
  25. And last, but certainly not least, of course I’m thankful for all of you for supporting my silly little blog and taking the time to read it and let me know that you have read it and that you enjoy it…even if you are just being nice!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Here's a great example of a mom raising her daughter right!


Teach them the CLASSICS... 

The earlier the better...

Watch as this sweet 3 year old phenom from Scotland belts out Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody from her car seat! 😂


Her mom says she sings the song multiple times a day and is dying to see the new movie out in theaters this week!

Friday, November 2, 2018


It seems like every month iPhone comes out with some sort of new update...

A lot of times they are "fixes" for bugs triggered by previous updates...

But sometimes they are ACTUALLY PRETTY COOL and USEFUL!

I take A LOT of pictures...

Like I mean A LOT...

Yes, you read right, that's more than 93,000 PHOTOS on my iPHONE!!!
(Don't judge...or do, whatever ;)

I also have close to 9,000 VIDEOS on my phone...like this one of Baylie stunting at Cheer Express:

And countless SCREENSHOTS, like this one I took of Jake's football playoff schedule, I grabbed it off of Facebook:

Screenshots are a lifesaver for me, they are like a substitute for my short-term memory which seems to be non-existent these days...(hence the name of the blog: My Kids Stole My Brain!)

So....as you can see I love to take pictures & videos...which is a blessing and a curse...

It's GOOD THING because I have pretty much documented my kids' ENTIRE CHILDHOOD on my iPhone...

It's also a good thing for my friends...because I have also documented most of THEIR kids' childhood as well.

I'm pretty much the "go-to" mom when you're looking for that one photo you took on so-and-so date in so-in-so's class or at so-and-so event...you get the "picture" - ha! (pun not intended, but love that it happened!)

So, the NOT-SO-GOOD part...up until recently....was trying to sort through tens-of-thousands-of-pictures to find the picture I was looking for...it was like, yes, you know it's coming...like trying to find a NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK.

Well that's all changed!

iPhone has come out with what I consider a GAME CHANGER!

(in my mom opinion)


Simply type in a KEYWORD: CAT, DOG, BEACH, POOL, PUMPKIN, CHAIR and voila...every picture you have ever taken that includes that word pops up!

I've put together a short video to show you EXACTLY how it works...check it out:

In case you missed the ending...you must search "brassiere"...it's a HOOT!!! (AGAIN, PUN INTENDED!!!) I won't share what came up on my phone 😂😳...

So there you have it, what I truly consider the BEST iPHONE FEATURE EVER!!!
IT'S A TIME SAVER...LIFE CHANGER & I SWEAR YOUR FRIENDS WILL THINK YOU ARE A WIZARD next time you are reminiscing about that "one day" and you pull up a picture lickity-split!

So what's your favorite iPhone feature?

I'd love to hear from you...drop a line below in comments...

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