You wouldn’t have been able to say no to this Kitten either!

Kittens Make Things Better Right?

 

For a while now I have thought about getting a kitten. Our lives are hurting from cancer in the family, and chaos around the home situation and so many things hard on the heart. I wanted something tiny to cuddle and cry with to be honest. I would often cry with my baby but now she ends up crying too not so very impresses with Mamas tears and who can blame her. She is a vibrant and happy 9 month old baby who wants to play and explore. A kitten I imagined would be like my old cat, happy to cuddle and not mind the salty tears. My old beloved cat passed a few months ago. Truly this isn’t the time for a kitten but as I keep hearing, there never seems to be the perfect time for much of anything in life. So live now I thought. I hunted for a kitten of my own for a few months, the whole area seemed to be vacant of kittens needing home beyond a single large rescue in the area that wouldn’t let me adopt I learned because I wouldn’t strictly make kitty stay inside all the time. My last kitty was a farm cat and lived to a very old age and moved with us all around the county! My daughters kitty, a 2 year old black fixed male loves to come out to the garden with us, keeps the chickens on their toes, and enjoys the grass and fresh air.

I had it in my head I wanted a white kitten of some kind. But as I couldn’t much find any kittens I came to have a more open mind. Still I wanted something white, had an eclectic name picked out and all. Nothing went as planned though. Does it ever?

How I finally got my kitten!

A local farmer said he barn kittens, 9 colors, but had no photos. After a few failed attempts to get a hold of the man he gave us an address and was home at a good time for us to come by. He hunted his farm and pulled out a single screaming angry ball of dark fur. He said he has seen her brother but he could not then be located. I tried to take the hissing pissed off little ball of fluff from the man but she was determined to bite and claw what came near her. My husband took her from the man who was holding on her by her back. My husband was quickly bitten, HARD. She sank 4 razor sharp teeth into him. There was blood. My husband didn’t freak, being the soldier he is, he remained calm. I sought the brother, thinking he might be a more white color, and less a wild animal.

The farmer went on to tell us there had been many kittens but he had found them lacking their heads….. a fox or some kind of animal got to him he said. He also said it was common there…. he mentioned that people shouldn’t feed barn cats or they will not kill mice so if we wanted a mouser, we shouldn’t feed what ever kitten we get, if we decide to get one. He never fed her mother or the other cats on the property, ever. After a few minutes it seemed clear that brother kitten wasn’t going to be found. I noticed the black colored ball of fur crawling on my husband then, quiet, more peaceful, even letting him pet her. Gone were the angry claws and teeth.

Looking at my husband I could tell, he wasn’t going to put the kitten down, he wasn’t going to let her loose her head. She was coming home. So the husband that was all together reluctant to get me a kitten at all right now during all the chaos of our lives basically insisted we bring the little beasty who bit him very hard home.

In the car he said “She will keep her head.” and that was that.

 

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Teleflora – One Tough Mother – Still Loves Flowers

ONE TOUGH MOTHER

No one ever said motherhood was easy.

It’s a tough, gritty, no-pain-no-gain job that takes strength, courage and a whole lot of love. A mother’s perseverance is inspiring to say the least. Yes, motherhood is a struggle, but through all the difficulty comes reward – an endless supply.

Motherhood isn’t always hearts and roses. Mother’s Day can be with Teleflora.

I love flowers and my little ones loves getting me flowers. I am lucky in that it often happens at random, sometimes from the yard, sometimes the kids beg Dad to get special flowers they think I just can’t live without at the store, and sometimes I get flowers in the mail!

Look at the flowers that came for me this time!

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Teleflora’s Garden Pitcher Bouquet (Available on Teleflora.com for $69.95)

Fill mom’s heart by honoring her timeless devotion with this charming 2-in-1 gift she will cherish. A luxurious mix of rich lavender roses and chrysanthemums, fragrant white lilies and eucalyptus is hand-delivered in a tall, rustic Provencal-style water pitcher (FDA-approved and food safe) that is perfect for mom’s springtime entertaining.

There are days when this mommy feels so drained with #homeschooling and keeping 5 little underfoot happy. So many days I feel like I am failing in every way. Other days though I am just so wrapped up in love and learning with them it all seems like wins. I am reminded that being a mommy….. I am some how enough. My kids see me as beautiful and that is enough! Beautiful flowers for beautiful mommy my 5 year old told me! Thank You @teleflora #teleflora #OneToughMother and all those moms who inspire and keep us all going!

Motherhood is not all hearts and roses, goodness knows the mothers in my life deserve the world for putting up with me specially during my teenage years. It is hard and even just day to day can be a battle of sanity and mess and time. There is never enough time is there?

 

Save some time, get Mom flowers she will love.

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Introducing Homeselfe – Enter to Win $250

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Everyone knows what a selfie is right? A photo you take of yourself. People take these for all kinds of reasons, to help share your life with loved ones and fan, to get advice, to be silly, and many other reasons. So what would you think a home selfie would be about? At first I […]

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Still Time for Robot Summer Camp for the Kids! 55% off with code!

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MY READERS RECEIVE 55% Off now with Code: TEX1660M15 [email protected] #robots4u Summer Camp can be an important aspect of growing up for many kids. It is almost May and most parents already have their summer for the kids planned and spaces all over the place are filling up. Thankfully there is still time to get […]

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Nature vs. Technology in Childhood- An Unhealthy False Dichotomy

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Nature vs. Technology in Childhood In the Crunchy Parenting world the Natural World is our playground and most of us worship the ground we all walk on. That is understandable for Mother nature grows and raised us all. However…. the same community I so adore has this idea that Technology is some how the enemy […]

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Empowering Women To Change Their Destiny

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As a woman and mother to 5 amazing daughter I was overwhelmed by a story and movement I heard about. The Skincare Brand SK-ll has been promoting a campaign to help empower women to change their destiny. You would think the campaign would have something to do with beauty, and indeed I think the cause is […]

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Enjoy Spring Fishing With Kids

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It is no secret that modern society has taken most of us far from nature and some of us are struggling to get back to it. Too many children are not at all excited or interested in the outside world anymore and as parents it is our job to help them to connect to nature. […]

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10 Adult Coloring Books Not To Miss

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Unless you are living under a rock you have heard about all the wonderful reasons adults should embrace their younger selves and get back to coloring. Coloring books for adults have come a long way from the ones of our childhoods though. You can find adult coloring books in just about any theme and they […]

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Homeschooling Secular Easter – Printable

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How we homeschool around Secular Easter Not every homeschool family is obber religious as you might well know. Some actually go out of our way to be secular, or free from religion. Others go out of their way to put modern religions in the same box as they do ancient religions, sharing the facts without […]

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Why I am not going to say “Fed is Best”

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The Breast Is Best Argument   One of the blogs I like to follow sadly put down an informational research based post on breastfeeding. I was rather stunned, what mother or Human Being for that matter would put down the benefits of breastfeeding? Why? You see there is a well meaning PC trend right now […]

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STEM Parents don’t miss this 60% Off ROBOTS-4-U Summer Camp

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One of the things most modern parents are concerned about is if their children are getting enough STEM in their lives. Certainly many public schools are still dropping the ball with this. Summers schools offer a great chance to get solid STEM time in. When I saw this deal I knew I had to share […]

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How to dress your beautiful bump like the best dressed bumps!

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  With a new celebrity baby announcement released almost every day, it seems there are more haute moms-to-be than ever before. And with that, plenty of fashion inspiration!   We’ve enlisted 

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Portable Device Trends: Will Crossover Lead to Phasing Out?

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  It is very apparent that technology grows exponentially. The counteraction of technology is evident with the quick progression of new devices and the gradual phasing out of old ones. Laptops, tablets and smartphones are the most used and fastest growing devices in the world; it can be exciting to watch. Since their advent, their […]

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Guest Post- Building an up-cycled chicken coop for under $50

Building a $50 Chicken Coop Every year has a new decor trend but in recent years people have been going crazy for pallet furniture. There’s no doubt that we have made some questionable decor choices in the past (who else here remembers inflatable furniture?). Even benches made from old headboards was popular at one time. […]

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For comfort you can trust try Depend! Specially when expecting! Freebie – #Underwareness

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Leaks Happen but Life Doesn’t Have To Stop! Did you know there are more people in their 20’s than in their 80’s that have bladder leakage? As a mom soon to give birth for the 7th time this doesn’t shock me. There are so many reasons for bladder leakage and one of them that isn’t […]

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5 Steps to Start Investing in Healthy Skin

  Look in the mirror and what do you see? The answer – skin and a lot of it. Our birthday suits are our first line of defense against a world that’s now full of chemicals, toxins, free radicals and UV rays. Not to mention all the blunt and sharp objects that can do serious […]

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Hard to put your love into words? Try this! – Valentine’s Day Review!

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After 18 years of being married one of my favorite flower companies has to be Teleflora. My husband has on more than a few occasions sent me lovely flowers when he was deployed, even in war zones from this company who always helped him find beautiful bouquets for me. Oh my goodness the happy tears […]

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Hell has no fury compared to The Profit Fans and 240 Sweets!

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We can’t believe the mess going on with 240 Sweet! A little over a year ago I helped my baby sister get into blogging. I loved it and thought she would too. I helped her create freerangemommy.com and it has been such a joy for her. She specially loves reviewing products and she is good at […]

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Guest Post: Good Parenting from Head to Toe

  Being a parent isn’t easy. Between worrying about your children’s health and wellbeing and whether you’ll have enough money to send them to college, sometimes you can feel overstretched and overwhelmed. But good parenting isn’t just about the big opportunities you can give your children or the shiny new things you buy them. Being […]

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Impressed with online Glasses – Firmoo

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I had long read about buying affordable but stylish glasses online but stayed clear of it because I thought it must be complicated or hard to get the right fit and I really dislike returning products I get online so I try to avoid buying anything I think I might have to return. When I was given the chance to review […]

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#formulaforhappiness – These Odd Things Make Baby Happy

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This blog post is sponsored by Gerber® Good Start® and we are so happy to a part of their #formulaforhappiness story! It has long been said that parents wish babies came with manual that says just what their baby will want and need and when. Of course there are great books out there but if you are […]

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For the Love of Dyson! Why oh Why!

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For many years now I have heard amazing things about Dyson vacuums, the following this brand has is fantastic and passionate about their beloved vacuums. I can’t say I really understood, but then I have not had the most healthy relationship with vacuums. They tend to die a very young death here, living only about […]

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Top Toy Trends for the Holiday Season from zulily that will last in 2016

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“The following is a sponsored post. While I was compensated for it, the thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own and in no way were influenced by the company.”   ’Tis the season for gifting little ones the toys they’ve been wanting all year long. This year, it’s not just about play […]

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Giveaway – House of Fraser Gift Card

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WIN £150 HOUSE OF FRASER GIFT CARD Bargainfox has put together this House of Fraser Gift Card Giveaway and I am happy to tell you about here on littlecrunchy.com as House of Frazer is so much fun to shop at. They seem to have something for everyone, be it my husband, the kids, and those impossible to […]

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Our New Favorite Baby Wipes: WaterWipes

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This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. My Favorite Baby Wipes Target is now the place we get our baby wipes because they carry the new WaterWipes my family loves and trusts with our sweet little baby. These wipes are […]

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Review – The Most Fantastic Nail Polish and Remover!

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  www.karmaorganicspa.com Never before have I been so impressed by a nail polish company. This one has me falling in love with their line of polishes and removers. They are one of the only lines that are free of TPHP, toluene, formaldehyde, DBP (phthalate), camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, and parabens. This is no small thing and […]

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Day 9 Advent Calendar Book – Nerdy Birdy

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Each evening of December the children get a new book to unwrap from the Bedtime Elf all the way up until Christmas!   This adorable book was sent to the children by a paperbackswap forum secret santa. I am so thankful and touched by her kindness. I know this is a book the kids will […]

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Day 6 Advent Calendar Book – Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!

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      Each evening of December the children get a new book to unwrap from the Bedtime Elf all the way up until Christmas! Each morning the children look for the Bedtime Elf to see if she brought them a book. It is always in the same spot. The children wait all day the […]

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Day 8 Advent Calendar Book – If Animals Kissed Good Night

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Each evening of December the children get a new book to unwrap from the Bedtime Elf all the way up until Christmas! We got a bit behind and so the Elf Brought the children 2 books tonight. As many know we have 5 children and 2 dear surrogate daughters. Our books nights tend to be […]

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Day 7 Advent Calendar Book – No Yeti Yet

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      Each evening of December the children get a new book to unwrap from the Bedtime Elf all the way up until Christmas! No Yeti Yet By Mary Ann Fraser One of the fun things about this book happened to be my children right away asking me what a Yeti is. They had […]

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