“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.
Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday night in Corpus Christi as a Category 4 Hurricane. Category 4 Hurricanes have sustained winds of 130-156 mph.
"FEMA director says Harvey is probably the worst disaster in Texas history"
- Washington Post
"Hurricane Harvey is set to be one of the worst natural disasters in US history"
- IFL Science
These days, birthdays and holidays are all about “what you got” and spending an obscene amount of money to make sure the birthday person feels loved. Somehow, we’ve evolved into a society that associates money with love: the more you spend, the more you must love them. I wholeheartedly disagree. Instead, we’ve opted for spending less money and focusing more on the quality of our things and our time together.
With that in mind, this year we are starting some fun new traditions to ensure that the birthday person feels extra important on their special day, without breaking the bank or going overboard on anything.
I was in your shoes just 11 months ago. I read all the articles and research I could find to help make the transition as smooth as possible. I was anxious and nervous about how Connor would feel and I was especially sad that I would be loosing that one-on-one time with him.
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