Happy Happy Birthday to my Lovely Daughter

Today my daughter turns 11!! 11 years ago around 4pm Eastern time my daughter came into this world and gave me the title of Mom. Through out the years I have watched her go from the little girl who was all full of curiosity about her world, learning to talk and walk …

2007 Hiking Mt Ascutney

2007 Hiking Mt Ascutney

I watched as my daughter started to have a mind and opinion of her own about the world. I watched and listened as she grew into such a beautiful young girl. I watched as she grew and I continue to watch and learn about who she is as an individual …

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Today my wonderful daughter is 11 years old, next year she will be in Junior High and I feel that she is growing too fast. I suppose every parent feels as if their child grows too fast, but one thing I don’t feel is that we haven’t spent enough quality time together. I feel blessed to be able to spend quality time with my daughter, I feel blessed to think of her not only as a daughter, but as a friend and a teacher. My daughter teaches me new things every day and she also is a reminder of what’s positive in my life, she reminds me each day that I am a great mother, no matter how many mistakes I make as a parent, she always loves me. I also always love her no matter what, and she knows that!

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So today I say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my first born child. I hope the next year brings you success, love and happiness. I hope you continue to be your own self and not bow down to any peer pressure that may arise in these years of changes. I love you dearly daughter and I am forever here for you!

Friendship – Always There Even when Apart

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Being a friend does not mean smothering each other with each waking moment of existence. Honestly if you are a parent who is able to smother yourself with anything but taking care of your kids during the day, I applaud you because you are a much more multi-tasking person than I.  There will be times when you have gone and angered your friend to the point where they have to separate themselves from you. There will be times when you and your friend don’t even talk for months because one or both is so busy with their own life.

We are adults after all, right? We have to ensure the everyday needs of our children are met,  well unless you are someone who has all of these simple needs taken care of by another person. Then we could argue you are not a true adult then or have one amazing husband/partner.

It doesn’t matter who you are. How long you been friends. How great of friends you are. Truth is – once we all turned adults, life happened. There isn’t always time to make for needless hours of talking or texting. Sometimes even the most positive of people, myself included, need a break at the end of the day from people in general. It’s nothing offensive, it’s just called knowing what you need to do to keep your own happiness within and doing it.

I barely speak to any of those I call friends, not because I am not thinking about them, but because I have a lot going on. And I mean a lot. I have to find a rental. I have to save for a deposit while still paying current bills and paying back my Mom for oil costs this Winter. I also have to make sure I am bidding on jobs and looking for more work to ensure that I have work consistently rolling in. I also have to tend to my kids, their schedules and their needs. I have to fit in family time fun somewhere in the middle of all of that too.

Life is hectic at times and sometimes if you see me at the school and we chat, then that’s about the only time in the day we get to catch up because I am busy every other moment and when my hyper boys finally lay down to sleep, all I want to do is crash in my recliner without a single word from anyone else.

My point is this: no matter how long you go without speaking to someone, no matter what happens to try to tear away the bond that was created between two people as friends, that the friendship will always prevail. It may take a bit before you all start communicating regularly again. It may not take a bit. Truth be known once you are true friends, with a true bond, that will always be there. No matter what.

Be Prepared for #baby Weekend – Various Products for #baby #mom

Be prepared for the next few days to be full of various products for baby, new mom or both. All of the products that will be featured have been sent for my niece and/or sister and/or brother in law to enjoy and I am featuring them because I have a lot of new baby moms on my blog boards who I am sure would love to learn more about various eco-friendly products, fun products and what not.

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So readers, please be patient if you are not a mom or dad of a baby – because Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be FULL of baby stuff.

After that? We will be returning to our regularly scheduled randomness from little ole me!

Happy Weekend y’all! I am off to cart my oldest around to her School House Rock Live Jr show all weekend.

Xoxo

Sickies have Fallen Upon the Household

My six year old has been sick for a few days now, he seems fine at end of day but during day he has horrible sickies. A tummy ache and when he got to school yesterday he threw up so he is home and it’s been a change for sure.

Yesterday was my one day a week I can work all day but Mom duties called me so while the boy stayed with his Dad for the morning hours I worked my butt off, have to pay them bills. Then afternoon hours he napped so I worked in office around getting any needs he may need with his sickies completed.

Now, I am feeling worn down. A little bit of off feeling in my chest. Breathing is somewhat difficult and I feel exhausted, but I have also been working myself to the bone. Dad warned me to take it easy but easier said than done with you are in your slow month of work being self employed and have bills to pay ….

Hopefully everyone gets better quickly around here because I hate to see my babies sick.

How To Diffuse an Angry Child {Interview}

If you have read my blog since the beginning, you have read some stories of the angry child. My middle son recently diagnosed bipolar had some major issues with anger outbursts. Mostly at home, because outside of the home he had such major anxiety that it kept his anger at bay, for the most part.

So being a loving, patient and positive Mom has meant I was okay with dealing with an angry child but let me tell you what, my patience were tried over and over again so when I was recently approached to share my tips and answer questions about how to diffuse the anger bomb in children, I was all for sharing my tips with other parents.

If you want to read the interview that was taken by myself and a couple other woman, please check out the article that features my answers as well as resources we all use for parenting advice; Diffusing the Anger Bomb in Children.

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