Parenting: The Approach is Irrelevant, The Ultimate Goal is Important

I think about parenting all day and all night, this has become a huge part of my life since I earned the title Mom. I honestly can say parenthood is the most important part of my life, a close second importance is my work. There are many ways to raise your child, every book and every other parent will lend you advice on what worked for them. The key is that those methods worked for them. The advice you receive, the suggestions others lend, are not made of gold and are not something you have to follow. Kindly accept advice […]

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This Could Be The Hardest Part of Co-Parenting

The challenges that arise with co-parenting are plentiful, you see when you raise your children in a home where both parents reside then the fact that each parent is slightly or completely different can be balanced for the most part. Having a balanced household between Mom and Dad working together is amazing but when you take those same two parents, separate them and place children in the middle, all heck could break loose. It’s sometimes difficult for parents to step back and let the other parent do their thing without interfering, even in a household where two parents reside which […]

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Tis the Season to go Fishing, soon!

I have been a fisher since my early days of childhood, I was deemed my Dad’s fishing buddy. I swear I am no longer his fishing buddy simply because I always showed him up, usually catching a larger fish and so forth. Maybe it was just that time got busy, I grew older, we grew apart for a bit, I do not know. What I do know now is that my Dad is still a fisher and my sons wish to be! One year I bought a fishing license and so did my ex husband, we took them boys out […]

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What Would You Grab If…

You had to leave your vehicle on the side of the road, not knowing if you would ever see it again? For me, it was all of my kids random toys, my $500 stroller {that I never use}, my umbrella stroller {again, that I never use}, the kids 3 booster seats and last but not least – my fishing license out of the glove-box. I thought grabbing my fishing license was a brilliant idea, after all if I never see this van again I may just want to go fishing to get over the fact that the transmission died going […]

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10 Things Every Child Should Hear {and mine do}

Raising children is not an easy task. One would think the older they get, the easier it gets but as a mother of two young boys and one girl heading into the tween years I say some areas of parenting become more difficult with age. Here are 10 things I will want or do want all children to know, including my own: Failure is having the courage to try something new & realizing that not everyone has the courage to try something new. You are courageous in your efforts. A smile can brighten even the most grumpy of people in […]

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The Edgy Relationship of Mothers and Daughters

I love my daughter to pieces. As I look at Ki today I remember the days from birth up until about age 6 when she was the most well behaved, well spoken, intelligent and well mannered child that I would have had many, many more children.  Then she turned 6 years old and as she nears 9 in October I swear I wonder what happened to that sweet little girl. Don’t get me wrong this girl is sweet as sweet can be. Ki is extremely caring of others and would do anything to help those in need but when it […]

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You Are The Adult, You Make You

Of course it is known that how we are raised will effect how we handle all areas of life whether it be self esteem, relationships, parenting or similar, who our parents were with us as children growing up does play a factor in our issues as an adult. I know that when I turned 18 I was still much like my parents and those who had surrounded me, we are who we are around, this goes true for parents we are raised by. Once you become the age of an adult you now have the freedom to speak how you […]

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Who’s Looking For My Texas Friend?

I don’t normally check into what searches people are doing to get to my blog nor do I always check with Lijit Stats to see what people are searching when they are on my blog but the other day when the Lijit Stats email hit my inbox I figured I would take a peek and here are the only two searches that were completed on my blog and done within the past 2-3 days “texas friend” and “best friend“. So the only person who comes to mind here is my friend MommaDJane who spent a few days with me last […]

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No Fashion Sense Mama With Girly Girl

This post is brought to your by your friends at totalbeauty.com I am not much of a girly girl, I can be if I must dress up for something or am attending a special event but overall I seem to be a mix and am often told I am “like one of the guys”. With that being said my daughter is seriously a girly girl and going to be into the latest fashion trends I am sure, and she wants to live in NYC when she grows up, she’s only 7 so I don’t know maybe her mind will change […]

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Top 10 Tuesday: I AM

Welcome to Top 10 Tuesday! This week I want you to practice looking in the mirror everyday and saying these things to yourself, they will help you to stay strong and start your day off in a positive light: I AM strong. I AM beautiful. I AM creative. I AM thoughtful. I AM a great parent. I AM going to succeed. I AM going to survive. I AM honest. I AM a best friend. I AM the best I can be. Keep your head up and keep moving forward, you are all of those 10 things combined …. you are […]

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