Comments from the Peanut Gallery

Taking one day at a time...

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  • Friday, July 25, 2014

    Happy Birthday, Mom!...

    Happy Birthday to my beautiful Mother!
    We couldn't ask for a better Mom or Grandma!
    We love you!

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    His First Bully...

    Jack has his first bully. I knew it was going to happen eventually. It's heartbreaking. Not to worry, though. THIS Mama Bear is all over it like a fly on shit. I've been on it since the first encounter. Yesterday was the third incident and everyone knows it's not Jack that's the problem. Even other kids stick up for him because, frankly, he's a warm and likeable kid.

    I just want to scream at the kid who's doing this to him. I won't because I know better, but I really want to. My guess is that this kid is very troubled and he learned everything he knows from his dear old dad. How do you expect a child to be kind when he never sees it at home? Not my problem. 

    My only priority is to protect my son's rights. Not only is he special needs, he would also never hurt a fly and expects everyone else to be be kind, too. Unfortunately, Jack has had to learn that not everyone is going to be nice and it makes him sad.  He may be on the verge of realizing that he's different.

    I just want to break something because I'm so upset about it! I'm no helicopter Mom at all, but I have to be his advocate.  No one, special needs or not, should ever fall prey to a bully.

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Best Snack Ever...

    ...and super healthy, too! Win!

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014


    Holy shit!!!  Are they really THAT big?! 

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    I'm The One...

    Heh. I'm pretty sure my husband would agree. 

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    Art Class...

    Art class at grandma's. LOVE!

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Two Rules...

    This makes perfect sense to me.

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    This Better Not Be Real...

    I think I puked a little in my mouth when I saw this. Ack! How gross!

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    This Is True...

    I'll never understand why people watch reality shows. They are anything BUT real.
    I'll choose a book over those stupid shows any day. Yeesh.

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014


    Setting goals is one thing; making time to achieve them is another.
    Don't just make a list; DO something every day that will get you closer to what you want.
    You're worth it, so treat yourself like you are. 

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Be Genuine...

    Be your own badass self. 

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    Yummy Treat...

    I think I'm going to make these today.  They sound so yummy!

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

    Wow. Just Wow...

    This can be applied to so many different things in life. Scary.

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    Look Up...

    Look to the sky tonight. I'm hoping I can see it at some point,
    even though storms are expected. 

    Friday, July 11, 2014


    Apparently, my roots are Greek. What are yours? 

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Strong Women...

    Everything I ever needed to learn about being strong, I learned from my Mother. 
    I have three girls to pass it onto.  While this is no small task, I also am aware that
    I have the best teacher.
    Thanks, Mom.  I love you!

    Wednesday, July 09, 2014


    I am in love with yoga, specifically PiYo.
    I have never felt better!

    Tuesday, July 08, 2014

    Sole Purpose...

    Food is fuel, not comfort.

    Monday, July 07, 2014

    Wise, Wise Words...

    Just something to keep in mind every single day...

    Sunday, July 06, 2014

    Kill Your Television...

    I love everything about this!

    Saturday, July 05, 2014


    I really love this piece. It strikes a chord in me.

    Friday, July 04, 2014

    All The Cool Kids Do It...

    Jack loves reading to Leia and she loves listening to him read.

    It's not unusual to see my girls curled up on the couch together reading books.
    It's what we do here and it's FUN.
    I'm very fortunate to have children who love to read as much as I do.
    You cannot buy that kind of joy.

    Thursday, July 03, 2014

    Rule #1...

    I'm going to frame this and put it up somewhere prominent in my home because I CAN.

    Wednesday, July 02, 2014

    It's Not You...

    The problem is not you; it's them. Normal people don't decimate others.

    Tuesday, July 01, 2014


    If you're not doing yoga and/or Pilates,
    you have no idea what you're missing.
    Namaste, bitches!

    Monday, June 30, 2014

    Seven Hours Later...

    Leia, Liv, Liesl, and Jack had a GREAT time at our friends' pool party down the block yesterday. They went to bed completely exhausted last night, but so very happy! 

    Sunday, June 29, 2014


    We are all diamonds in our own different ways.

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

    Make Them Think...

    The best thing you can do for your child is make them think on their own.
    You'd be surprised at how creative and logical their answers can be. 
    Ditch the spoon-feeding and allow them to grow.

    Friday, June 27, 2014


    I love black. Even my workout clothes are black! Is that bad?

    Thursday, June 26, 2014


    Such a cute picture! I just love this!

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014


    A wet blanket is never useful unless someone is on fire.
    Time to ditch the negative people who always try to pull me into their storms.
    I need more badasses in my life and less Debbie Downers.