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Taking one day at a time...

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  • Friday, August 22, 2014


    Find your Zen and keep it when speaking to assholes. I'm just sayin'.

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Gardening 101...

    I know that some schools have programs like this, but I think
    it should be nationwide.  Just my two cents.

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Going Beyond...

    It's okay to reach a plateau every once in a while, but
    do not ever allow yourself to stay there.
    Nothing good will come of it.

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Life is Too Short...

    Do what you want; don't just wish you could. You only get one life,
    so live it the way you want. Dream big and go after it!

    Monday, August 18, 2014


    Wow. Knowing this makes me sick to my stomach.
    I am so glad none of my kids ever ask for that crap, nor do they complain about not getting it. 
    I guess they do listen to me, after all.

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    100 Days of Real Food...

    This book is unbelievably informative! 
    It's got a user-friendly layout and the recipes are not
    complicated at all.  My favorite section is "Getting Your Family
    on Board."  Coming in at a close second are the Meal Plans.
    It's really not difficult to complete 100 days of real food, as long
    as everyone in your home also buys into it.  This book does a great job of
    detailing how to get picky eaters and reluctant spouses involved, and also
    lists age-appropriate kitchen chores for kids.
    There is also a section that lists recipes by dietary need, which is
    really helpful for people who are gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegetarian.
    I would have liked to have seen heart-healthy, low-salt, and diabetic-friendly
    lists in that section, but you can't have it all sometimes.
    All in all, this is a great book full of ideas, tips, and recipes that
    families should have in their arsenal of cookbooks that are actually useful.

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    The Secret of Genius...

    Never lose your enthusiasm or your curiousity.

    Friday, August 15, 2014


    Doubt is hazardous to your health.

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    That One Friend...

    We all have that one friend, don't we?

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    The Best Things...

    It's all a part of the journey.
    Remember to enjoy it.

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    Get Up...

    If you want a change, get off your butt and do it yourself.
    No one can do it for you.

    Monday, August 11, 2014


    She is me.

    Sunday, August 10, 2014

    One Reason...

    All you need is one reason as to why it will work.
    Evict the negative thoughts.

    Saturday, August 09, 2014


    If you can't change it, figure out a way to live with it.
    Just be mindful of your choices.

    Friday, August 08, 2014


    Amen!  Hallelujah!  And Huzzah!

    Thursday, August 07, 2014

    Let Go...

    Throw away the plan.  Just let go and see what happens. 
    You might be pleasantly surprised.

    Wednesday, August 06, 2014


    Make wise choices; the consequences will always follow you.

    Tuesday, August 05, 2014

    All Types...

    I can't agree with this more!

    Monday, August 04, 2014


    Showing your emotions is a sign that you're alive!

    Sunday, August 03, 2014

    Smash Your Goals...

    ...and don't let anyone tell you that you can't.

    Saturday, August 02, 2014

    Grammar Nerd...

    This is totally me. My daughter, Liv, has also inherited this skill. Heh.

    Friday, August 01, 2014

    Trust Your Gut...

    I always follow my intuition.
    It never lets me down.

    Thursday, July 31, 2014


    It's the only way to be. You've got to be able to do it yourself.

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Think Wisely...

    Your mind is a very powerful thing.
    Always be careful with your thoughts.
    What you think, will be. 

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Something New...

    Yes, I have gone completely hippie and am attempting to make homemade deodorant.
    Life's too short to wonder. Why not try? I have heard great things about it, so I'm giving it a shot.

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    Just Keep Going...

    It may be hard. You may not want to do it, but you know you should and you know you need it.
    Just keep going because you know deep down you're worth it. 

    Sunday, July 27, 2014

    Don't Follow the Herd...

    Pave your own way, even if it means walking alone.

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    I Am Who I Am...

    Absolutely true!

    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!