What is Your Inspiration?

You know we all get writers block every now and then but something happens that makes those wheels turn in our brain pushing us to write more and more. I have that happen to me often, let’s say my day totally sucked and I am just waiting for that next bad thing to happen so of course my mind refuses to allow me to write anything but crap. Next thing I know something or somebody says one thing to me and BAM my wheels start turning again, my mind won’t stop, it’s racing full speed ahead with enough content for a week on both of my blogs.

That inspiration is called life, life is my inspiration, true stories, compassionate people, friends, children, smiles, laughter … that is what inspires me to load up my site with content and keep moving forward to live my life to the fullest.

So what is your inspiration?

You Can Train Your Mind

As I work with my daughter who is now having some major sleep issues, all that keeps coming back to me is the fact that you can train your mind to think whatever you wish it to think and in turn your body will react to the thought. Now this concept is what has taught me to become the positive person I am today, however, teaching the skills to an eight year old is difficult.

Although I will admit my daughter is usually very good at focusing on the positive of any situation that comes into her life, she is still eight years old and a growing child. Let’s say she has a bad day at school, at home or at her Dad’s house. It is easy for her to report into me all of what upset her during the day, but it’s up to me, her mother … the parent, to train her mind to focus away from the negative or bad parts of her day and focus onto what she enjoyed during the day. I have done a lot of work with my daughter through actions that I exhibit myself during my day to teach her the power of positive, and I firmly believe she truly understands the basic role of positive power in ones life.

The past week or so Ki has been having a real difficult time staying in her bed, it went from one month at our new home to sleeping awesome, loving things about the new house yet still being a little cautious and concerned of new things. I can see that with all of the changes she has had in her life in the past few months that she would have difficulty sleeping and I am compassionate about that, however, when she continuously comes downstairs until the wee hours of early morning I can say that my compassion soon pulls away into concern and then frustration.

Ki can not pin point an exact reason behind her wakening in the middle of the night, but one thing was always consistent and that was the fact that our new house is very quiet in the night time hours. I can see how that would bother a person, some of us need a little bit of background noise to stay asleep or fall back asleep should we arise in the middle of the night. I purchased Ki a cute alarm clock with spa sounds and a radio to assist in her mid night wakings.

I will say my daughter is quite stubborn, just like her Mama and her Daddy! When the alarm clock arrived I had her go through all of the spa sounds and to my dismay she was negative about it. Ki apparently doesn’t like any of the sounds, she prefers to hear her brothers baby music toy that he has on for bedtime in the next room over, however, it only plays for 18 minutes at a time. Ki has finally accepted the radio option but alas 99.3FM doesn’t come in and that has bothered her. Apparently that is the station her father listens to at his house when falling asleep. Such a cutie she is!

I have seen progress in the past two nights with Ki which to me is better than no progress. No longer is she up screaming and fighting us on every turn but she comes down a few times and when told to go back to sleep she does. I know there is a lot on her mind, and therefore I will be getting her into counseling, because even though Ki will open up and confide in me, she is only 8 years old and may not know how to fully communicate what she is holding inside of her mind.

For now I am simply trying to teach her that if she tells herself she can’t sleep that her body will not sleep, that is the training of mind I am speaking of that I don’t feel she can truly comprehend at such a young age.

Sorry About Site Issues

At this time my site is having some sidebar issues. I am working with much help on trying to rectify the situation. I even did a WordPress upgraded just to find out it is giving me trouble on the back end. If anyone has tips or advice on why my sidebar is showing way at the bottom of my blog instead of in it’s rightful place please comment below.

My problem is that the sidebar is showing pushed down on the bottom on my home page, however, if you go to page 2 you will see the sidebar is just fine. The same goes for a single blog post – if you click on this blog post title for example and load this as a post alone  … the sidebar is perfectly fine/normal so to speak.

I am frustrated as I have been working on figuring out a resolution all night which has delayed some giveaways I have to get up for you all! I hope with help from FB and Twitter friends and maybe even some of you that the issue is resolved and fast!

Have a super Sunday my friends!

Walt Disney Fantasia & Fantasia 2000 DVD Review

On November 30, 2010 Walt Disney released the 2 movie collection of Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 combined in a special 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack and 2-Disc DVD! My family received a 4-disc special edition of Fantasia & Fantasia 2000, which includes 1 dvd of each movie and 1 Blu-ray disc for each movie.

My family doesn’t have a Blu-ray player so we were only able to watch the DVD versions of both Fantasia and Fantasia 2000. I will be honest in that when I first watched Fantasia years ago I was unable to get into it. Fantasia bored me completely and I don’t even believe I had ever fully finished watching the VHS version back in the day, but since I’ve grown older and my mind is more open to musicals I wanted to give this movie another shot.

Our family loved every last moment of Fantasia and Fantasia 2000, being that we have watched it at least once daily since the day we received it I guess you can see we truly do enjoy this treasurable movie. My children are 8, 4 and 2 years of age, the 8 and 4 year old will sit through both movies, however, my 2 year old is at an age where he rarely sits still for a thing. My four year old son often requests Fantasia or Fantasia 2000 be put in now during movie time and he sits calm through the whole film admiring all of the film.

To get a feel for just what you will be missing if you don’t purchase and save right now please watch this trailer below …

The 4-disc combo pack includes:

Disc 1 – Fantasia Blu-ray Feature Film & Bonus

  • All-New digital restoration on feature film.
  • DisneyView
  • Disney Family Museum
  • The Schultheis Notebook – newly discovered document reveals movie secrets.
  • Interactive art gallery
  • Audio commentaries

Disc 2 – Fantasia 2000 Blu-ray Feature Film & Bonus

  • Destino {Academy Award nominated animated short 2003}
  • Dali & Disney: A date with Destino documentary
  • Musicana – Walt’s inspiration for a sequel to Fantasia
  • Disney’s virtual vault – BD-Live Feature
  • Audio commentaries

Disc 3 – Fantasia DVD Feature Film & Bonus

  • All new digital restoration on feature film.
  • Audio Commentary
  • Disney Family Museum

Disc 4 – Fantasia 2000 DVD Feature Film & Bonus

  • Musicana – Walt’s inspiration for a sequel to Fantasia

Want to get your kids ready to enjoy Fantasia and Fantasia 2000? Here are some activities you can download for free {click image} -

Activities

Click Communications provided me with the products referenced in this review in order for me to fully experience the product and relay my 100% honest opinion with you all. All opinions are that of my own & based on my family’s experience with the product.

Looking for Christmas Gifts?

It is that time of year, the holiday season, everyone is looking for that perfect gift. I know in my house my children are making their wish lists for Christmas presents, letters to Santa being created so that we mail them out to the North Pole. So much is a buzz this time of year and many are spending money hoping to make that special someone smile big on Christmas day.

The hardest, absolutely hardest part of Christmas for me is finding gifts for men, seriously! I swear I have no clue what it is any one in my life that is male would love on Christmas day. I have written poems for my father on his birthday, I do know that my father would love anything I get him. Usually if it’s cool, unusual or even something that he can get good use out of he’s fine with that. I don’t know, something about males, it seems they are hard to shop for, especially if they are not interested in similar things as yourself.

So this year I hope to go online and shop to my hearts desire, and soon of course because Christmas day is coming soon and I want to get everyone at least one unique gift this year!

Who is that you are shopping for this year and having difficulty picking the right gift for?

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