Monday, January 31, 2011

My reasons for living post #1 -"Bub"

While I have a few minutes, I decided to write a short blurb about each of my wonderful kids. I'll go from oldest to youngest. Bubby I used to call him when he was little. Now he's BIG, taller than me now, with a deep manly voice. Almost 15, and still very sweet. He's a good boy, and I tell him alot, I hope I tell him often enough, (cuz he's sensitive too) I hope he knows. He's a tremendous help around the house, doing dishes, and alot of other household chores I can barely keep up with since our little Sweet Pea was born. He's always willing to lend a hand, and he's so eager to learn. I'm VERY proud of the man he's turning into! My first sweet baby...I learned so much from him. And I love him with all my heart and soul!!!

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Let's Get Social Sunday

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Nursing in public

I know there's always alot of crap going on in the news or other social media about women nursing their babies in public. Just a glimpse of one of these breast-bashing articles can ruin my whole day. Especially when its a WOMAN who is doing the bashing! (
Why oh why cant breastfeeding just be the "normal" thing to do? I'm not going to go on and on about breasts being sexualized in this country, and women being made to feel ashamed about feeding their babies, because I could go on forever. I'm just very passionate about breastfeeding whenever and wherever I's my RIGHT, and it's my baby's right. If someone doesnt like it...well then dont look! You cant see anything anyways, but my baby's head! If I'm in a restaurant, or in a store, and my babe gets hungry, or just wants to nurse..YES, I will throw the boob in her mouth! Its called PARENTING! I could really care less about anyone else's comfort level, I mean seriously..JUST TURN AWAY! People make breastfeeding in public about themselves, when it is SO the opposite! There is always going to be SOMETHING that SOMEONE isnt comfortable with. People really need to just get over it. AND women who did, or are breastfeeding and believe that you should cover up, or go into the BATHROOM to nurse!!! What is wrong with you people???

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Love this.....

Children Learn What They LiveBy Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.
Copyright © 1972 by Dorothy Law Nolte

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The introductory post, lol

I Spose I should have done an intro as my first post, but being scatter-brained n all...:)
At any given point during the day, I'm doing a million different the same I'll be lucky to actually have some coherent posts!  I'm 38, might as well call it 40, gah! I have 5 AWESOME kids, ages 14,12, just about 7, 5, and a sweet four month old. My kids and my hubby are my entire life, they make me so happy. We're a homeschooling family, this is our second year, and I cant even explain how wonderful it is to watch my kids grow and thrive, and be happy, and pursue what THEY are interested in! Sooooo, this blog'll be about probably a million different things. I'm passionate about alot, and will probably write about everything that makes!

Stir crazy??? a homeschooling family, we pretty much have the freedom to persue any activities we longer being bound to the public school schedule. :) That being said...We are going stir crazy!!!!! There has been a major snowfall every week since Christmas! And cold... this morning it was -7!! It is such a major ordeal to get the little ones bundled up, then me and the the time we're ready for outside, everyone's sweating, and ready to come in again, lol. Then once we're out there comes the famous words.."I hafta pee!!" So mostly we've been hangin inside. There are so many activities we'd like to do, but most involve going out to purchase something. I need some ideas on fun things to do with 5 kids from things you'd ordinarily have on hand!