I Want to be Different

Over this past week of school vacation my daughter has been wearing quite the “interesting” choice of clothing.  She has worn such things as pants that are way too short for her, stripes with plaid, and other such mis-matched type choices or clothing selections that she has clearly grown out of.  One day I finally called her out on her outfit choices, wondering why anyone would want to wear pants that are too short for them baffled me. The answer my daughter gave me regarding her outfit choices was; I don’t care what other people say, I don’t care what […]

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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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Sprout Kindness Counts

I want my children to have empathy and compassion towards others, I want them to know what kindness does not only for others but for their own happiness. I am a Mom who has shown my children that making others smile is so worth more than any amount of money in the world. Today I am excited to share with you a new multiplatform pro-social initiative that the 24 hour Sprout channel is offering for children of a preschool age to encourage the development of empathy.  Sprout Kindness Counts is a great way to start young with discouraging bullying. I […]

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What Makes You Feel Accomplished?

In order to be fully living life at your happiest you need to know what it is that makes you happy. I firmly believe that if you have all that you need to feel accomplished and an individual person that you will lead a happy life regardless of relationship or financial status! What Makes Me Feel Accomplished? Ability to write & work from 8 or 9pm until I am tired. Ability to write daily to get thoughts out of my mind. Quiet time in the evening hours. Making some form of income on my own. Financial independence from any other […]

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Where Am I Going & What Do I Want

The thought crosses my mind often and recently a blog friend Cindi wrote a  post of interest to me & many others. It’s funny that the only reason I caught wind of this blog post Slip-Slidin’ Away was because she sent me a message on Facebook, even though I am an email subscriber to her blog … I missed this blog post. So first, thank you Cindi for that message on Facebook! I have thought for a long time about what direction I wanted my blog to go, what I wanted to gain or share from this blog. Why did […]

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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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Matter of Mindset

So many people get stuck in that negative mindset of “I can not do this” or “How can I ever survive” and guess what? They do not survive nor move forward in a positive away. The reason has to do with mindset. I am not kidding when I tell you I went from a negative, shy, low self esteemed person to an outgoing, high self esteem, positive person in just a short period of time. Sometimes I come off as conceited to others, but really I am not that. I do not feel I am better than anyone else in […]

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Dove Self-Esteem Weekend Oct 22 – 24 #Dovedifference

I am so excited to be a part of the first ever Dove Self-Steem Weekend which is this coming weekend October 22 through October 24, 2010.  Dove is asking you to take part in this weekend and one question is “What did you wish you’d known at 13?”. As a mother of an eight year old daughter I am often found making sure that I encourage her to feel her best, be her best and know that she is awesome no matter what television or magazines  say a female should look like or be. One thing I wish I had […]

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Day 5: Head Clear To Move Forward

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Become Outgoing & Less Anxious

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Become Outgoing & Less AnxiousWelcome to Day 5, I will forewarn you that I am emotional today and wrote about it on my other blog if anyone is following that one you will see what I am talking about. For today I want to talk about having a clear mind to move forward. I will admit that when I cleared my mind with my old boss, I told her a lot of things I will not even tell my family.  I also had a great friend who went to school […]

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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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