Ultimate Inspiring Read

I’m in such awe at this read!  Inspiration, reality, fails and thoughtfulness. I have currently downloaded the audiobook and don’t want to stop listening!! Fifteen chapters down in one day!

Inspirational

My mind has been blown away like it’s a volcano that is rushing lava out of it’s top! I was introduce to this wonderful read by a family member that was in need of inspiration. My mother told me to read or listen to this book! She said,”I think it will help you a lot.” Guess what! It has! The inspiration put into this book is like the love of a child! I want to cherish every word that has been spoken to me and after every word I simply want more! Deep thought and consideration has filled these pages with many words of wisdom. I mean let’s be honest….I listened to fifteen chapters in one day!

Reality

What makes this book so page turning? In my opinion, why I keep going back for more is because of the reality. This author puts her life out there like a piece of cake on a platter! This isn’t what drew me in, per-say. It’s the dept she puts out there for the whole world. It runs as deep as the ocean floor. Life event after life event that speaks directly to me! It’s like we are sisters that have stood side by side our whole lives and experienced the same things. But do these realities stop her…NO!

Failures

When speaking of failures, she speaks as if she is sympathizing with the reader. I almost prefer the audiobook in this case because the author reads it! Therefore she puts complete emotion behind her in detail story reading. You feel the pain, suffering and triumph when she speaks about every fail she has encountered. She turns every fail into a lesson, or learning experience! Yes….she is the, see a silver lining in everything, person. She however didn’t get there overnight.

Changed my life forever

Details in this book are like your family member who is the ultimate clean freak! Who gets down on the floor and scrubs with a toothbrush. You know what I’m talking about, there is always one of those in every family! Haha. Psst…that’s me! However, I expect to have ever detail laid out to me when reading, obviously it’s a book right?! Consciously, giving into the book, I thought it would be like every other inspirational book. I THINK NOT! Like I stated earlier it blew my mind! This author doesn’t hold back! Even through the most unspeakable tragic unsettling life events she speaks truth! Detail! Heart! Soul! Pain!

Inspired

The author of this book has truly captivated my mind and took it to the next level! She has instilled in me the confidence and power I needed to keep pursuing my dreams! If it wasn’t for this out of this world inspiring book, I may have just given up already. 😞 I listened to the whole audiobook in two days. It is definately, a flipping like a maniac, page turning book! (Even though I didn’t read it.) I bet your read yo know what this phenomenal book is….well here you go! If any of you women that read or need inspiration get a chance, GRAB this book and READ IT!

“Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis

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How to make your house silent!

Hiya! This is a simple way to insure your house stays silent for a couple hours AT THE LEAST!

Have children?

How I accomplished silence in my home.


First, you set plan your execution, sometimes days in advance.

Next, you make sure they nothing pops up to foil your plan, if something comes up deal with it immediately!

After that, you contact your significant other and chat about said plan.

Continuing on, you execute your plan!

Yes! Have your other half take the kids away from the home!

This is about the only way other than when they are sleeping that children will ever be quiet for more than 5 minutes.

Enjoy it while it lasts! This opportunity only comes once in while!

Enjoy the read, laugh and share!

Easy, peasy!

Parenting, nobody really knows exactly what to do every step of the way. We learn as we go hope that we get it right. There are books and other forms of descriptive guidance that we read, memorize, and implement. Hoping that we don’t completely mess up our precious children. We protect them with baby gates, plug covers, door knob contraptions, etc. Hoping we can protect them from everything. Is this possible? 

Protect them from everything?

Day in and day out we take these tedious steps to provide top notch safety for our children. It may ease your mind knowing that you have taken the appropriate steps to provide some safety for your loved one. Yes, SOME! Hazards are everywhere! You know that fan? The one in the living room. Hazard! The trash can? Hazard! Bathroom toilet? Hazard! You get what I’m saying….gadget protection only goes so far…Even things you wouldn’t think could cause harm to your child, could potentially harm them. KEEP YA EYES OPEN! 🙂


Only so much

You want your little one walking around with pillows around them 24/7? Haha….didn’t think so. Though you may feel this way, pillows are not the solution. Bubble wrap! That’s the best solution….haha. Nah, just messing with ya! The simplest and most effective way to protect your baby/young children from hazards is by watching them! Sounds simple right? Think again, as a parent I know keeping an eye on your little bundles 24/7 is an impossible job. Especially if you have multiple adventurous young children. What if I just can’t dedicate this kind of time? (single mom/dad, doing housework, etc.) How can I make sure they are safe? Create a space just for them…

Create Their space

Provide a room, if available, just for them! No hazards around! No dressers, TV’s, etc. This is helpful if you have toddlers or older children. This gives them an area to “control” which gives them the chance to be independent. *Side note: Independence in a child’s life is a contributing factor to their development. So not only are you protecting your children from harm (creating a space), you’re also providing good well-being.

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Here is a small list of things to include in their space:

  • Appropriate aged toys: Many manufactures put the age range on their toys.
  • Bean bag/ small couch: you can find them here.
  • Coloring books & Crayons: Let them express their creativity!! My son has all over my living room walls…ugh!
  • Age appropriate books: Let them explore the world of illustration and words(if they can read)

After your all tuckered out from providing them this space let your hard work pay off. Stick them little sugar-filled-drive-ya-crazy children in their space. Sit back and enjoy the silence, semi-silence.

Hope this helps! Enjoy the read as always!! Thanks for stopping by….till next time.

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Hardest part of being a parent.

Of all the days! Why today? Every parent has days when you simply can not take anymore. Your child/ren have done absolutely everything in their power to make you 100% crazy and angry.

Easier Said Then Done

There are some parents who simply do not react with anger or frustration towards their children. I have yet to meet one…haha….but they are out there. Stay calm they say….I’ve TRIED…they just keep pushing my buttons!!! Right? They push to the point of no return and you wish they would just stop. Been there?? Discipline after discipline and they still don’t seem to act right or listen. Yes? This next step is much harder then it sounds (for some parents).

No Matter What

Once your child/ren have received their discipline you may think it’s all said and done. Finally, I can get back to what I was doing! Wrong-o! There is a detrimental step many parents forget about. This step is the utmost important step every parent should take.

APOLOGIZE TO YOUR CHILD/REN!

Yes you read that correctly! Apologize to your child/ren. Why should I do this? I’m the adult! I’m right!

The Why

You should apologize because:

  • It’s the right thing to do. You make your children apologize to you and others.
  • Apologizing teaches them it’s okay to get angry sometimes just acknowledge your actions and fix it.
  • Making mistakes is part of life the least we can do is make things right.
  • It makes them feel better.
  • It also makes the other person feel better about them.

In conclusion, we all make our mistakes! Recognizing the mistake is half the battle. Just be sure to teach the children in your lives the correct way to handle situations. We as parents strive to make our children better. This is a sure fire way to start upon that goal.

Battle Between Parents

Co-parenting is a touchy subject. Many people believe including their child/ren in both parents lives.

What are your opinions on this topic if you find yourself in one of these situations:

  • Long distance to see other parent? How do you manage?
  • Overprotective? How do you let go?
  • Other parent incarcerated? Do you take them to visit?
  • Do you not trust well?

Leave me your thoughts! I’d love to know what you would do in these situations. Then I will tell you my view on all of these!

Not So Beautiful Exciting Life of Parents!

Rainbows, sunshine, and having children are often labeled as beautiful happenings.

These do NOT all fit under the same label!! 😂

Literally, before I started writing this part my baby girl (9 months old) smashed two of our homegrown cherry tomatoes! Not only did she smash them. She smashed them into my chair! 🤦‍♀️😑

Anyways! As I was saying not all parenting experiences are all sunshiny and happy!!


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