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This post may be offending to some, it is not intended to be offensive to anyone! I just can’t keep my thoughts to myself any longer. This is my perspective and I have a right to it as you have a right to your perspectives, thoughts and beliefs. Love and light to you all. ♥

Sometimes, I wonder what our world is coming to! Then I look around and realize it has been like this for quite a while. The Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings really took a toll on all of us. Our hearts break for each person who has lost their lives and the families, and friends of everyone involved. I haven’t written about it because what could I say that hasn’t already been said or felt by everyone.

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Romantic Presents for Couples

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 For couples, buying gifts for the holidays, for birthdays, or for any other special occasion can be very difficult. You may know your partner better than anyone else in the world, but that doesn’t make the whole process any easier. Truth be told, it can be amazingly difficult to encapsulate your feelings for your special someone with a gift.

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Bipolar and Friendship

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I have to say that over the years I have found friendships difficult. I am very loyal, honest, deeply caring, and protective of my friends. I am offended when someone is speaking ill of them, even if insinuated, and I can’t help but get angry. I want to see them stand up for themselves but most of the time they won’t. I would almost rather not have friends if they won’t stand up and be heard.

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New School Year and an Old Bully

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With school getting back in session soon I can’t help but worry about my oldest daughter and the problems she had for years with one girl and her group of friends. My daughter was bullied for 4 full years until I finally said, “I am done with this like it or not I am going to the school!” She begged me not to she was embarrassed and felt it would make it worse. Well she was wrong, it didn’t make it worse it gave her some relief for me to stand up for her and make the school accountable to stop the bullying. Finally I see some confidence coming back to my daughter and she has gotten her drivers license and become quite independent. Her confidence has risen greatly. I am very proud of her!

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Getting Back Your Mojo With Oxytocin Accelerator

Please take note this is an adult topic, not proper for children under 13 years of age. Please get parental permission prior to reading this article.

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I have looked into this Hormone Oxytocin. It has amazing affects on our bodies and feelings and is sometimes called the “Love Hormone” or “cuddle chemical”.  It is produced mainly via social physical touching, hugging, cuddling, sex, eye contact even. A large dose is present in women that are giving birth and it seems to help with bonding with a new child. They even say it is produced when you are genuinely thankful to others and express that thankfulness.

Why would you want to increase Oxytocin?  Oxytocin increases your pleasure in touch, whether it is holding hands, hugging a friend, or being intimate with someone you care about. Why wouldn’t we want to increase the pleasures in our life.

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My Birthday and Mother’s Day… How Do I Feel?

This weekend was my 43rd birthday and the following day was Image of tulips beautiful Mother’s Day! Two very special days in a row for me. This year is probably the best one I have ever had. I am blessed by the people in my life.

I have great friends who gave me a nice party and dinner, Carl took me to a special dinner of Lobster, shrimp and Scallops, my dad took us all out to dinner, my girls spent the entire weekend with me, my youngest did all the dishes and wiped all the counters down in the kitchen and helped to clean up the house, I got terrific gifts… All my online blogging buddies and friends were very sweet to me with all the good wishes. I can’t believe how many terrific caring people I have in my life.

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Thoughtlessness at Times of Tragedy…

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Recently there was a bad accident in our community with teenagers racing on the freeway late at night and two were killed, and three in critical condition.  My niece went to school with some of  these kids and it was heart breaking to lose talented people from our community so tragically.

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I Miss Them Already…

My kids just left for an entire week… Yep a week!! I miss them already. I have a ton to do so it won’t be that I will be bored but I will miss them tremendously.

You know, my oldest and her father barely talk but she decided to go with him to another state for a week to see a house he bought there.  I was shocked but excited too. I sure hope all goes well and everyone behaves, she needs her dad.  Please send positive thoughts to them and hope they heal their relationship.  I think this will either make or break the future relationship between Sami and her Dad.

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Valentines Day…Means What to you?

I want to wish everyone, who isn’t bothered by Valentines Day. a Happy Valentines Day.  I think we all have a different out look on this particular holiday.  So I’m hoping you will share some thoughts with me and my other readers.

I was talking to Carl last night and he says guys just fret it and have to remember to do something special and are happy when its over.   I cracked up.  Guys is it really that big a deal? If you are just doing it because you have to why do you feed into it at all?Image of a chocolate heart

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I enjoy Valentines day but not all the commercial bologna behind it. I don’t care if you get me a card or flowers or anything really. I gratefully accept chocolate but that’s year round.  No need to wait for a specified day for that!

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Losing Someone…

This is an area I have always had a difficult time with, the loss of someone I care about. I am a highly sensitive and emotional person, not to speak of moody. LOL So when there is a death near me or I am in the presence of someone that has recently lost a loved one, I can not contain my emotions.

I got news today that a woman, I thought of as a mother for years, has lost her battle with cancer. She has been ill for a long time and due to circumstances with a family member I have not seen her for several years. I see on Face book today that she has passed. I was hurt and saddened because my friend that I have known since I was three, her daughter, hadn’t even let me know she was doing so badly.  I wish I could have seen her to tell her how much she meant to me when she was there for me as a mom. I think she knows how important she was to me but I wish I could have thanked her one more time.

I feel so badly for her girls and her husband. This has been a long battle for her and them. Her family must be devastated to lose her but they know she is no longer in pain and in a better place. It was her time to go.

Shirley was a warm, loving woman who did a lot of others. When I was a teenager and struggling with my relationship with my mom, Shirley was there for me. I even lived at their house for a period of time when I had no where else to go. She kept me going and helped me to move forward in my life, something you can never repay! For years she really was Mom to me, I called her mom number 2. She was supportive to everyone in her life and really gave to people.  She will be missed by many who loved her.

Rest in Peace Shirley! I love you! You will be missed!

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Her 13th Birthday…

Where did the time go, how did my baby get to be 13 already. No Image of a girl with a cake and presentway it has been 13 years since the day she was born into this world and became the love of my life! 

Ugh well it seems it has been 13 years and she has grown into a beautiful, caring thoughtful young lady!  She has her struggles with the depression and anxiety but under it all she is a lovely young lady! She will help you with anything on a moments notice, she loves to be part of everything. She is happy and funny, almost all the time.  Sure she has a ‘teenage’ attitude but she is supposed to at this point. When you point it out and tell her it is not acceptable she stops and apologizes most of the time. 

Her grades are good and she has a ton of friends. She loves each one of them for who they are! She is a social butterfly! She loves to go off-roading with her Dad and drives the cars around the desert. She is fearless and loving all at once! Unfortunately, the fearless part keeps her injuring herself but so far not too seriously!   She is a frequent fly-er at the Urgent Care, they know her well! 

Most of all she still likes to cuddle on the couch and watch television and I get to lay in bed with her sometimes before she goes to sleep. She will always be my baby, no matter how old she gets! 

So here is to you Jessi, Happy 13th Birthday! May every year bring you Love, Happiness and Joy!! 

I love you!

 

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Happy New Year ♥

Happy New Year Everyone!!  I hope your New Years eve was fun and that everyone is safe. 

This is the first day of the New Year and its going to be a fantastic  year!! 2012 Here we come!  I have received some exceptional  support from perfect strangers this year and I just want to say now  to all those strangers who have become friends Thank You for  being you!! 

As you all know I became Partner on a Website called  LeanOnUs.co in August. Since that date we have worked tirelessly  to get it off the ground and we have received support that is  immeasurable! We have made many new friends on many new sites  and learned a ton from you all and trial and error.. :)  We have  added over 100 pages to our site and in September I began this  blog and personally received support I am sincerely Thankful for. 

My goal in life at this time is to be happy and to aid others in any way I can, this is what brings me happiness!  Helping others in whatever little way I can, brings me peace and purpose! I hope that I can repay the support I have received in 2011 with the same support given out in 2012!

May your Year bring you fulfillment and happiness beyond any expectations! 

Wishing you Love and Happiness!  Hugs xxx 

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A Sweet 16 for a sweet girl…

My first-born child turns 16 years old tomorrow, December 30th 2011.  Birthday cake

I can hardly believe it, she has grown into this terrific young woman. She is smart, thoughtful and beautiful in every way. Her talents are amazing and I’m so very proud of her!

As you know she has had some seriously hurtful issues that are still unresolved, but she carries on like a true Champ!  She has a party tomorrow evening that her grandfather is paying for, he got her a limo and is taking her to a restaurant with her friends for dinner then cruising afterward.

She has a hard time accepting nice gestures from men but she was so appreciative when my dad offered to do this for her 16th birthday, she told him he had to ride in the limo with her and her friends and must have dinner with them all.  Her grandfather is so excited about it he is like a kid…

This is the first real birthday party she has had in years and never has had a party on her actual birthday due to it falling during the holidays!  Anyway, Im super excited and Hope my baby had a great birthday!

Happy Birthday Samantha, I love you more than I can say!! You deserve the best! 

My beautiful girl, My first born!

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The Love of a Mother…

My girls mean the world to me.  I have watched them grow into these beautiful young women.  I don’t mean beautiful in just the way they look, I mean they are beautiful people inside.

Thoughtful, caring, moral and real is just a few ways to describe my girls. I am very proud of who they strive to be, how much they care for others and how they don’t always think of themselves first.  They are not perfect, they make mistakes, they are teenagers so attitude is just part of life now but they are loving people even when they are trying not to be. lol :)

I have tried to teach them to respect themselves and even tho my oldest is struggling with this due to her lack of confidence, I do believe they will respect themselves as adults and need others do the same. My oldest especially since she requires that from her father even though she doesn’t get the respect she deserves as  a person from him!

My oldest is smart, beautiful, sensitive, caring, thoughtful and very capable of anything she wishes in life. She suffers with Bipolar2 Disorder just like I do but she has been treated since she was young and I believe it will not keep her from being a very successful woman! I believe she will end up in a field that helps others. She is excited about the prospect of driving and getting a job. I believe a job would do wonders for her confidence level!  She is creative and a bit artsy!  She is full of anxiety at times but doesn’t let it cripple her!  She is still a bit shy but that has improved every year. She is amazing to me and deserves the best out of life!

My youngest is a complete opposite of my oldest, from their looks to their personalities! She is full of energy, never stops moving and talking.  She is a smart girl but things don’t come easy for her in school like my oldest. She works hard and gets great grades. She has a serious Anxiety issue developing and suffers with depression. She has been treated for a couple of years now for the depression but the anxiety, although it has always been there, has developed into a disorder lately! She is confident and outgoing and a social butterfly.  She is starting to have boyfriends and, as I have always known, will be a teenager to keep an eye on. lol She is very capable, thoughtful, caring, has tons of friends and feels bad when she does something wrong. She is a people pleaser!  She strives to be a good person and therefore she is! She loves and accepts people for who they are, although she is easily hurt by others it doesn’t keep her from moving forward. Just like my oldest she is amazing.  She is a terrific person and a beautiful girl! I couldn’t be more proud of her!

I love my girls with all my heart and have always tried to think of them as PEOPLE, they are not just kids they are small adults in the making and they deserve respect and caring.  I find so many parents treat kids as if they really aren’t people they just want to rule them and that isn’t healthy for any child! We are here to correct them and teach them but we don’t rule them, they have their own feelings and although we may not always agree with the way they feel they deserve to be respected and treated fairly.  We must as parents take their feelings into consideration when we make decisions in our lives. Every move we make affects them and it is our job to consider them as well!

We should know them well enough to know how our decisions will affect them and consider that every time we change something in our lives. I believe honesty is the most important thing in your relationship with your kids. How do we teach them to be open and honest yet lie to them about things in their lives. It doesn’t work that way! 

I love my girls and I hope that they always remember that no matter what happens in their lives! 

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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