I have lived in Spring, TX for the majority of my life (with a year in College Station and about 3 months in Huntsville). We don't get "snow" by the standard definition, and what we do get is rare. I can think of a handful (literally) of times when we had SE Texas' version of snow. This time? Oh, this was so amazingly different.
Ever since Connor fell and nearly bit through his lower lip, I always just assumed I'd be pretty cool in a crisis, since I handled that one pretty smoothly. I felt confident in my ability to take care of what needed doing, keeping everyone else calm and stable, and getting everything done quickly and safely. Turns out, I was *mostly* right.
Last month I saw several of my mom bloggers sharing that they had been accepted to be part of Chick-fil-A's panel of moms. As an avid Chick-fil-A addict, I was curious and intrigued so I set out to find out more about this program and to figure out how I can get in on the action!
“Put good in. Get good out.” ~Minute Maid
I’d like to reverse this quote to adapt it for your vibe with the universe “Put good out. Get good in.” If you send out good, positive, faith-filled vibes, the universe (or God, Buddha, Allah, Vishnu, or whoever you choose to put your faith and prayers into) will hear you and respond.
I was recently criticized for having a sign in my house with "adult language" out where my kids, and anyone else's could see it and read it. I was told I needed to take it down, if for no other reason than to censor it for someone else's kids, since I clearly don't have the decency to censor it for my own kids. I'm paraphrasing, so you'll have to humor me. That was the gist of the conversation.
Motherhood is an art form and a balancing act. You are always "on" and you never really know if you're doing it right until they're grown up and it's too late to change anything. You just dive in feet first and hope/pray for the best. Good luck and have faith, Momma!
The question, dripping with disgust and judgement, as though you were talking about dancing naked in the middle of the highway during rush hour traffic. Why, yes, yes I am still feeding my child arguably the most healthy and best liquid in the world for him.
It should be pretty obvious and it should go without saying, but dads matter in their kids' lives. Having an active father-figure can make a world of difference to a child, boy or girl. I truly don't understand how or why dads can be so easily let off the hook when it comes to parenting, as if it's solely the mother's job to raise good people and the dad is just meant to be a friend or playmate when it works into his schedule. I call bullshit.
As moms, we always think we have to be all things for everyone all the time. That's absolutely crazy. No one can be everything for everyone 24/7. It's insane to try and it will almost certainly make you lose your shit.
Arrrgg! Ye be lookin' fer pirate party ideas? Avast, ye found 'em!
Seriously though, I started planning this party and shopping Pinterest for ideas back in February. This was my baby's first real birthday that he might actually remember. I wanted to make damn sure I did it right, so I started researching and planning 6 months in advance. Maybe that was overkill, for a 3 year old's party, but I wanted it to be awesome. While Harvey kinda screwed up our original plan and location, we decided to have a make-up party with just our families at our house instead. It wasn't as awesome and I would have liked, but it was still pretty kick ass.
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