Best Way To Survive Outings with Kids this Summer

It’s summer break and you want to be able to enjoy your children, I see so many parents counting down to the time school starts. Then when school starts, they count down to summer because the school schedule is a pain sometimes. It seems many parents are always counting down to the next whatever – be it summer or school. Stop. Enjoy the time you have with your kids, whether they are being totally awesome and getting along or having a case of sibling rivalry ALL DAY LONG, enjoy those moments. Time flies too quickly to not cherish every moment, […]

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{Inspiration} How to Lead a Happy Life #redefininghappiness

It took me a lot of years to get to a place where I realized happiness is more about a thought process than materialistic items or what you have in life. Happiness is an emotion derived from what you have going on inside of your body, mind and soul. Happiness is something that only you can bring to your life, no one else can control your happiness. Other people may be able to affect your happiness, if you let them, but ultimately my point is that it is up to you to lead a happy life and not allow anyone […]

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Giving Kids Privacy, How Much is too Much

This post is an extension of my thoughts after reading Mail4Rosey: There’s a Fine Line blog post. Growing up I felt that I didn’t have much privacy, if any at all. I wasn’t allowed to have my door shut very often, I wasn’t allowed to have privacy on the phone, I basically felt as if I wasn’t ever allowed to think for myself and develop my own thoughts about who I am and what I want to be. I felt sheltered, too crowded and given too many expectations of who I should become and how I should behave. With that […]

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What This Blog is for Me and I want For You

As I enjoy the remainder of Summer break with my family, I am found thinking more and more about what this blog is for me and what I meant it to be for others. You see, every year I come up with ideas on how I am going to get my baby back on track {this blog is my baby}, but each year something goes on with the kids that leaves me just writing for therapy and income. While I love having this blog as a therapy outlet, my other blog Moms Vacation Land has become another outlet for me […]

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I Feel Invisible

Well, not me. My daughter. The tween. Says she feels invisible at school. While driving down the road my daughter and I have most of our random conversations. It seems, as of late, that is the easiest place for her to open up with whatever may be on her mind. She is 10 and will be 11 in October. The tween years. That middle stage of childhood. The testing  years of trying to find yourself and who your real friends are. Apparently at this age, everyone is dating. So says the daughter. Of course, she isn’t allowed to date per […]

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My Little Men Need Toolboxes Someday, Right?

One thing I love about my youngest kid is that he has the best imagination, ever! I am not kidding, the stories this kid tells me during our mornings together before school crack me up. K-man is planning to build a rocket ship for us to travel to the moon. Daddy, brother, sissy and Mama are going to climb aboard and travel to the moon in this awesome rocket-ship that he built with his Daddy! I heart this kid, big fluffy red heart love this kid. The other project that my four year old son has in his head is […]

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Why I Firmly Believe an Attitude Can Make or Break You

Even my closest of friends will tell me “cut the crap with your positive attitude preaching, it doesn’t work” and I just shrug it off, because obviously they are having a bad day or they just truly believe positive thinking doesn’t really change life for the better. I get that my “a positive attitude can get you anywhere in this world” thinking may seen far fetched for some, while it makes sense for others and that is okay. I can agree to disagree with those who don’t believe positive thinking can truly change your life and make you more money. […]

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A Vision Board Assists in Manifesting The Things You Desire Most

We are all told to create goals; what do you want out of life? What is it you want from your business? What is it that you hope to gain from your blog? And the list goes on, but have you ever thought about what it is you really want in life? You see goals are a great tool for your business and personal life, however, truly envisioning you reaching for such things you desire requires a deeper level of thought process minus the “how”. I am talking about a Vision Board – pardon me for getting all excited about […]

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Writing Positive Words is My Therapy

I suffer from days of depression, sadness, negative thoughts, self pity on occasion. I suffer from anxiety, you see there are still days that I can’t walk into a store that I usually have no issues walking in to. It is these days that I consider “rough days” that I remind myself, life is a work in progress. I may never be 100% fully recovered from the day I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder as a young mother of one, but I can fight back. I can attempt to remind myself of what there is to be happy, I […]

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A Little Peek at my Poetry

I have a compliation of poems I have written over the years and they are compiled ready to be published … maybe some day but for now I wanted to share a couple with you. These were written many years ago, before I was a mom … let me know what you think! Untitled Close your eyes, go to sleep Do not dare to sneak a peek For I have crept into your bed To rest my dizzy little head Hold me close, pull me tight I will dream of you all night Kiss me gently, melt my heart When […]

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