arctophile

SAHM of 4 Princesses & 2 Princes
Location: On that fine line between Sanity and Madness
Thought Bubble:
"Having 6 missionaries for dinner tonight and making my first Pork Shoulder."
Last Login: 12/17/14

CafeMom Veteran

  • Meet Christi

    I am a SAHM of 4 beautiful little girls and 2 very handsome little boys.  My babies are 9, 7, 6, 4, 2 and our newest arrived 3/20/13.   I am married to a teacher and artist.  He is the love of my life and I am so lucky to have found him.  I am pro life, pro breastfeeding, pro family!  I love watching movies of all types.  I collect teddy bears, love football, reading, and playing games.  I can't wait to meet new people.  Ask me anything!  Feel free to find me on Facebook!  

  • Check Out DH's New Site!

    Come visit one of the hottest new sites on the web!  For a limited time only, sign our guestbook and get a free personalized gift sent to your inbox!  Simply click the image to visit the site today.

    Jazz In Color: A blend of explosive, improvisational, and robust taste with a rhythmic backbeat for the visual pallet.

  • About Me

    • Boy Albrecht 21 months old

      Our newest addition! He...

    • Girl Tabitha 3 years old

      She's quite a little...

    • Boy Myron 5 years old

      He has perfected trouble...

    • Girl Rentier 6 years old

      This is my sassy girl. She...

    • Girl Melodie 8 years old

      This is my little...

    • Girl Samantha 9 years old

      She is my oldest. This one...

  • A Little About Me

    PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

    Photobucket

    Photobucket

  • Families Can Be Together Forever

    Daisypath Anniversary tickers

  • Samantha

    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers
  • Melodie

    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers
  • Rentier

    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers
  • Myron

    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers
  • Tabitha

    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers
  • Albrecht

    Lilypie First Birthday tickers

  • Always Remembered

    Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers
  • They Make My Heart Sing!

  • The Girls I Love to Chat With

  • What's Your Inner Music?

  • Critter Carpool

    9
    arctophile's Points: 147,969 27,031 points until next level!

    Add Critter Carpool to your profile to start playing now!

     
    close
    Animals you still need to find are shaded in gray.
    CLOSE
    See a rare animal you don't need yourself? Let other players know!
  • ChatterBox

    Click here to join CafeMom today.

    Jambo4 wrote at 3:36 PM on Dec. 16 , 2013

    Jambo4

    ( `•.¸╬Merry Christmas
    `•.¸ )♥¸.•¸.•*¨) And Happy New Year
    ___________♥ Joy
    __________♥♥ Love
    _________♥♥♥♥ Hope
    ________♥♥♥♥♥♥ Faith
    _______♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Peace
    ______♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Health
    ♥¸.•¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´♥╬Blessings & Love.
    __ . . .The LDS moms Team. . . .

    Destiny846 wrote at 9:26 AM on Apr. 20 , 2013

    Destiny846

    Over 40 and Enjoying Life 2

    http://www.cafemom.com/group/118845

    Health + Fitness
    Sex + Relationships
    Style + Beauty
    Home and Organizing

    blessed2times wrote at 11:20 AM on Jan. 24 , 2013

    blessed2times

    ╔══╗
    ╚╗╔╝
    ╔╝(¯`v´¯)

    ╚══`.¸.Keeping It Real
    & I am sure that you will too!
    Tired of the judgement on Cafemom?
    Come hang where there isn't any, You're Invited!!
    Make Friends, Chat, Vent, Get Advice
    http://www.cafemom.com/group/114535
    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    CherryAddict wrote at 11:11 PM on Dec. 18 , 2012

    CherryAddict

    ☆Whether it's Your Religion or Sexuality☆

    ★If You are Tattooed or Pierced★

    ☆If It Sets You Apart from the Rest☆

    ★Join Us!★

    ☆The Alternative Mom's☆

    http://www.cafemom.com/group/110774

    MommyJill87 wrote at 10:05 AM on Dec. 5 , 2012

    MommyJill87

    ☆~☆ SHAMELESS☆~☆
    Are you a woman who wants to
    Be able to speak your mind freely
    On any topic? Jokes, Politics, Pillow Talk
    Mommy advice, siggies, debates, and more!
    Come be yourself with a group of ladies
    Who will appreciate you for it!

    http://www.cafemom.com/group/539/

  • Groups

  • Recall

    In early August the order was placed
    He was inserted inside his crate
    With designs in hand the builders raced
    Inside my brother was to wait
    Safe inside from harm

    Awaiting his debut
    On his head they covered with just a hint of hair
    They painted his eyes blue
    A likeness to his designer he did share
    He could suck a thumb at the end of his arm

    Misfortune befell him today
    This days not one of joy
    All his dreams have been torn away
    All the dreams of this little boy
    January 15, his order was aborted


    By  Robb A. Kopp

  • Before I Was A Mom

    Before I Was A Mom,
    I made and ate hot meals.
    I had unstained clothing.
    I had quiet conversations on the phone.

    Before I was a Mom,
    I slept as late as I wanted and never
     worried about how late I got into bed.
    I brushed my hair and teeth everyday.

    Before I was a Mom,
    I cleaned my house each day.
    I never tripped over toys or forgot
    words to lullabies.

    Before I was a Mom,
    I didn't worry whether or not my
    plants were poisonous and
    I never thought about immunizations.

    Before I was a Mom,
    I had never been puked on, pooped on,
    spit on, chewed on, peed on or
    even pinched by tiny fingers.

    Before I was a Mom,
    I had complete control of my mind,
    my thoughts, my body and I slept all night.

    Before I was a Mom,
    I never held down a screaming child
    so that doctors could do test or give shots.
    I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
    I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
    I never sat up late hours at night
    watching a baby sleep.

    Before I was a Mom,
    I never held a sleeping baby just because
    I didn't want to put it down.
    I never felt my heart break into a million
    pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
    I never knew that something so small
    could affect my life so much.
    I never knew that I could love someone so much.
    I never knew I would love being a Mom.

    Before I was a Mom,
    I didn't know the feeling of having
    my heart outside my body.
    I didn't know how special it could feel
    to feed a hungry child.
    I didn't know that bond between a
    Mother and her child.
    I didn't know that something so small
    could make me feel so important.

    Before I was a Mom,
    I had never gotten up in the middle
    of the night to make sure all was ok.
    I had never known the warmth,
    the joy, the love, the heartache
    or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

    I didn't know that I was capable of feeling so much
    Before I Was A Mom.
  • Birth Order of Children

    BIRTH ORDER OF CHILDREN

    1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as
    your OB/GYN confirms your pregnancy.

    2nd baby: You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible.

    3rd baby: Your maternity clothes ARE your regular clothes.

    _____________________________________________________

    Preparing for the Birth:

    1st baby: You practice your breathing religiously.

    2nd baby: You don't bother because you remember that last
    time, breathing didn't do a thing.

    3rd baby: You ask for an epidural in your eighth month.

    ______________________________________________________

    The Layette:

    1st baby: You pre-wash newborn's clothes, color-coordinate them,
    and fold them neatly in the baby's little bureau.

    2nd baby: You check to make sure that the clothes are clean and
    discard only the ones with the darkest stains.

    3rd baby: Boys can wear pink, can't they?

    ______________________________________________________

    Worries:

    1st baby: At the first sign of distress--a whimper,
    a frown--you pick up the baby

    2nd baby: You pick the baby up when her wails threaten
    to wake your firstborn.

    3rd baby: You teach your three-year-old how to
    rewind the mechanical swing.

    ______________________________________________________

    Pacifier:

    1st baby: If the pacifier falls on the floor, you put it away until
    you can go home and wash and boil it.

    2nd baby: When the pacifier falls on the floor, you squirt it
    off with some juice from the baby's bottle.

    3rd baby: You wipe it off on your shirt and pop it back in.

    ______________________________________________________

    Diapering:

    1st baby: You change your baby's diapers every hour,
    whether they need it or not.

    2nd baby: You change their diaper every two to three hours, if needed.

    3rd baby: You try to change their diaper before others start to

    complain about the smell or you see it sagging to their knees.

    _______________________________________________________

    Activities

    1st baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, Baby Swing,
    Baby Zoo, Baby Movies and Baby Story Hour.

    2nd baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics.

    3rd baby: You take your infant to the supermarket and the dry cleaners.

    ______________________________________________________

    Going Out:

    1st baby: The first time you leave your baby with a sitter,
    you call home five times.

    2nd baby: Just before you walk out the door, you remember to
    leave a number where you can be reached.

    3rd baby: You leave instructions for the sitter to call only if she sees blood.

    ______________________________________________________

    At Home:

    1st baby: You spend a good bit of every day just gazing at the baby.

    2nd baby: You spend a bit of everyday watching to be sure your older child
    isn't squeezing, poking, or hitting the baby.
    3rd baby: You spend a little bit of every day hiding from the children

    ______________________________________________________

    Swallowing Coins (a favorite):

    1st child: When first child swallows a coin, you rush the child to the hospital and demand x-rays

    2nd child: When second child swallows a coin, you carefully watch for the coin to pass.

    3rd child: When third child swallows a coin you deduct it from his allowance!

    ______________________________________________________

close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN