Cherish Every Breath You Have

I have this habit of observing people. I don’t mean to do it, I simply happen to be a person who listens well, watches closely and takes in every moment with any person I come into contact with in person or virtually. It doesn’t take long to realize who is a positive, kind person and who is a miserable, not-so-kind person. I’ve been through a storm of crap in my life; I could go on and on with all of the bad stuff that has happened to me. I don’t. Why? I feel that, to dwell in the bad things […]

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I’m Sorry, Are you a Perfect Parent? #parenting

After my children have fallen asleep and it’s time for my butt to meet the recliner, I find myself surfing Facebook. I love seeing what my family and friends have been up to. I love seeing pictures of the newborn babies, it seems so many have had a baby recently. I enjoy seeing what blog posts others have shared, and I often click over to read {if the headline captures my attention}. I recently was sucked into an article about a Dad not treating his son very nicely in a store. As I read this blog post, I found myself […]

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As the Days Pass, I Realize So Much

As each day passes, a new day rises. With each new day we find ourselves a day older, looking in the mirror we may not notice our daily changes on our bodies that make us realize we are getting older when each new dawn arises. The thing about parenting is that we have photographs, pictures of memories with our families that allow us to look back at our children and see how much they have grown. My oldest is nearing 11 years old, next year she will be in Junior High and I am still having troubles with that fact. […]

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Watching My Youngest Grow Up

My baby is four years old, he is in pre-k and is making lots of friends. K-man has grown from the nickname Baby-K to Monster-K in a short year because he will no longer allow anyone to call him the baby in the family. I keep explaining that he is my baby and he is the baby of the family but the term baby apparently is unacceptable to him. I love watching as he takes strides in being independent and taking to be his own little unique person, always the comedian in the family, he allows us to laugh when […]

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There are So many Forms of Abuse, Let’s All be Kind

Every form of abuse, to adults and children, hurts. It can be physical and emotional, the sad thing is that emotional abuse is the kind that goes overlooked until that teen on the news is caught shooting someone or their own self.  Again, I will remind you all that guns do not kill people, people kill people. I watch the news as these teens with deep issues go unnoticed and it makes me sad. I wish there were more rule books on how to realize your child is having an emotional melt down. You see not all people speak up […]

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Communication is Extremely Difficult Sometimes

I always had a way with words, written down on paper, yet to speak to another human being as if they are a human being with feelings has not always been my strong point when I am upset or annoyed.  It is all too easy at times to throw the blame at someone else, specifically your partner in life, when something has not been done or maybe wasn’t done to your liking.  One of the promises I made to myself for this New Year is to start being more open about my feelings, both negative and positive alike. Working on […]

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Must Make Mistakes To Learn

I am all about teaching my children that it is okay to make mistakes because that is how we learn. When it comes to my daughter who has her father’s perfectionist side within her, I always tell her that it is fine if she gets something wrong at school. If she truly doesn’t understand it, then we take time to learn it. Not knowing the correct answer all of the time makes me more proud of her than if she got everything right at school. I know that may sound odd to some parents, but seriously think about it, if […]

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Fairy Tales and Relationships

I know there comes a time in our lives when girls reach the age of being a woman, or adult girl …. because after all we are all still very young no matter what age. I think of my great grandmother as young and she is pushing 90 I believe, so I do believe age is simply a number. In all reality we grow up reading fairy tales or learning that life is some happily ever after. Many will argue with me about a life being happy forever, but I firmly believe that your life, yes even your love life […]

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Never Said I Was Perfect

Image via Wikipedia Today I am going to talk about a person fictionally named Freddy, based loosely on a real life person … not named Freddy of course … Freddy is your typical negative person who has to have others around him to please him, he must always have the best of everything and continuously spends more than he has. Due to him spending more than he has he must pick up a new relationship partner every so often because he continuously drains the one before them. Then when Freddy finally gets a good partner they use and abuse them […]

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Day 3: Step in the Right Direction

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Become Outgoing & Less Anxious

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Become Outgoing & Less AnxiousFinally after realizing a lot about my self and the fake smiling as well as how truly painfully shy I was I decided to start moving in the right direction. Coffee helped me with the energy level of being a single mom, working nearly full time and juggling the fast paced, multi-tasking administrative assistant position I held. Did I tell you that the office I worked in only had 2 other people in it? Yes indeed and they both introduced me to their religious beliefs  in […]

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