Mom Life, My Life

There is Sunshine in My Soul #3

There is sunshine in my soulIt is sprinkling here today as I write this… This rain reminds me of my lifetime in California; it’s a drizzle here and there and not the typical Texas downpour that we normally get. It makes me miss home and my family even more than I do everyday… I wish we all lived close, but we are spread from coast to coast throughout the United States. Hopefully, one day we can all be close in proximity again.

When I miss home I begin to be a Debbie Downer, so it is so important for me to have sunshine in my soul this week! So

What have I been grateful for this week?

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Mom Life, My Life, parenting

Proud to Be An American?

Proud to Be an American?-2This last weekend my heart broke when I heard the news reports stating that the National Football League players had decided to kneel for the National Anthem rather than stand with their hands over their hearts. This comes after America is choosing to remove history from our country with the removal of statues of some of the great men who fought so very hard to protect our country. This comes as we become a divided nation wondering if whites and blacks are treated fairly and equally or if we simply oppress black people. This week I have come to these conclusions: 1. We stand as respect, to honor, and to remember. 2. We have monuments to remember the moments and to learn from the past so that we don’t commit the same mistakes. And 3. We are only a nation as divided as we choose to be.

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Wandering Wednesday

#WanderingWednesday #3

Wandering Wednesday-2

Just Wandering by to say, “HEY! It’s Link Up Day!”

I can’t believe we started this 3 weeks ago! I have loved reading posts and discovering new bloggers! What about you?

Before we start this party we get to announce  last week’s favorite Post!

This week’s Featured Post is:

Waiting Outside The Door, from This Lost Mama. This Lost Mama loved to get lost in everyday moments of life. She is a stay at home mom to one child. She loves to write, make and eat delicious food, and loves to watch movies.

Check out her post! I loved how real and authentic it was!

So without Further ado Let’s Party!

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My Life, parenting

How I Became the Worst Mom in the World

I have come to the conclusion that I am the worst mom in the world. It all started last weekend when #2 deemed he had a Chigger bite on his face. I told him to not scratch it and we all moved on with our day. Sunday was busy going to church and getting a million things done. By Sunday night I noticed my son’s chin from across the room, “Was that a big giant zit?” I told him to come here so I could look at it…

It certainly looked like a zit. I told him it was gross, it needed to be popped and that he really needed to clean better because what almost 11 year old has zits?!

I made him lie down so I could squeeze it… Have I told you I have a love for popping zits yet?

I gave it a good squeeze and the most disgusting pus came out… I kept squeezing, pus kept coming, and #2 kept screaming because he’s a tad sensitive. I realized we were going to have to come back to this….


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Divorce, My Life, remarriage, Step Families

10 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me Before Blending a Family

10 Things I Wish I Would Have Been Told Before Blending a Family (social)

When Ty and I got married 4 ½ years ago we knew we were fighting an uphill battle. We knew things would be hard, but we never really knew how hard it would be to blend our newly formed family as one unit. There are 10 things I wish someone would have told us to prepare us for the new adventure we were embarking on!



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Wandering Wednesday

#WanderingWednesday LinkUp! #2

Wandering Wednesday-2It’s Hump Day, so you know what that means…. Time for another Wandering Wednesday!

Thanks so much for joining us last week on Wandering Wednesday! We are excited that you are back again to share with our readers home and family tips, craft ideas, recipes, and more!

But first, we want to share with you last week’s favorite Post!

This week’s Featured Post is:

When Your Child Wanders, from Choosing Wisdom. Lori from Choosing Wisdom is a wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.  She is a lover of learning, and often found devouring a book or writing. She enjoys biking and traveling with her husband as well as spending time with her grandson. Her adult kids are optional 🙂

Check out her post! I could relate to so much of it!

So without Further ado Let’s Party!

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Kids, Mom Life, parenting

30 Things Every Mom Should Tell Her Sons

As we get closer to #1 and #2’s birthdays I start to realize that the years are flying by all too quickly. I remember bringing them both home from the hospital and the joy they brought into my life. I also remember the hopes and dreams I had for each one of them when they were little. My hopes and dreams have not gone away, but have changed a bit over the years. Throughout the years I have realized there are certain things we need to teach and tell our sons before it is too late and they are gone. These are the 30 Things Every Mom Should Tell her Sons.

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