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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
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When my boys were younger I remember explaining to them about layaway. When I was done explaining, my youngest son asked, “Does this mean we are poor?”
So much for my explanation.
Now that the boys know you don’t have to be poor to use layaway, they have joined me as I serve my term as First Lady of layaway. My platform is budget, budget, budget. I love the Christmas Holiday Season – church activities, shopping and having family over for dinner. So I have to plan ahead.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
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a. Yell at the top of your lungs, “Did anybody lose any money?”
I tucked the money away for a few days. No one ever claimed the unclaimed funds. I think it was mine anyway, but I ended up giving it to the boys to buy snacks at school.
Friday, October 26, 2012
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Son: “Do you care if I smoke?”
Mom: “No, they’re your lungs, if you want them to turn black, then you have trouble breathing, that’s up to you.”
Son: “At what age is it ok to smoke?”
Mom: “When you move out of my house.”
Encourage your child to ask questions, but let her know that your answere may range from honest to sill, crazy.
What interesting questions have your kids asked lately? How did you respond?
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Make it a priority today to do something incredible for yourself. What will it be?
Monday, October 22, 2012
In my infinite mom wisdom I said, “You might want to take a pair of long pants and a jacket.” He responded with, “Oh, yeah” and went back inside the house for sweatpants and a hoodie.
Later that night when I picked my son up after the game, the temperature had dropped and there was blowing rain. As he jumped in the car he said, “I’m glad I have a mother.”
Sunday, October 21, 2012
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What would you do if you left the house for the day then realized that you hadn’t brushed your teeth? Now imagine you’re a teenager on your way to school.
Friday, October 19, 2012
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I dyed my hair several months ago and the color is starting to grow out. My son made a comment that lead me to believe he has been living in a special little cave all his own. The other night he looked at my hair and said, “Ma, do you have highlights?”
I was surprised that he knew what highlights were, but I responded, “Yes, Grey ones.”
“Why did you get Grey highlights?”
“Because of conversations like this.”
From Glam to...
Feel free to also leave a comment if there is a word beginning with a letter that you would like to see addressed (keep it PG). Tune in next Friday will the focus will again turn to the letter 'a'. What else could there possibly be to say about this letter? Wait and see.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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Monday, October 15, 2012
What does bravery mean to you? – Raising a child with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder)
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For more information on ADHD check out the website www.ADHDAwarenessWeek.com.
Friday, October 12, 2012
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Directions: Adults…dissolve 1 drop slowly in the mouth. Repeat every 2 hours as needed.
Other Information: “…excessive consumption may have a laxative effect; 5 calories per drop.
The next time I have a sore throat I will stick to drinking tea, eating chicken noodle soup and devouring peppermints.
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
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Monday, October 8, 2012
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Me: “Turn the TV off and do your homework.”
I let my son win that debate.
On occasion the boys actually come up with a good argument for why they should or shouldn’t do something. So what do you do when kids like to debate? Encourage them to hone their skill in a positive manner.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Me: GOD, can I ask you a question?
Me: Promise you won't get mad.
GOD: I promise.
Me: Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today?
GOD: What do you mean?
Me: Well, I woke up late.
Me: My car took forever to start.
Me: At lunch they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait.
Me: On the way home, my phone went dead, just as I picked up a call.
GOD: All right.
Me: And on top of it all, when I got home I just wanted to soak my feet in my new foot massager and relax, but it wouldn't work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did you do that?
GOD: Let me see, the Death Angel was at your bed this morning and I had to send one of the other angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that.
Me: (humbled): OH...
GOD: I didn't let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road.
GOD: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick and I didn't want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn't afford to miss work.
Me: (embarrassed): Ok...
Me: (softly) I see GOD.
GOD: Oh and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn't think you wanted to be in the dark.
Me: I'm sorry GOD.
GOD: Don't be sorry, just learn to trust me.....in all things, the good and the bad.
Me: I will trust you.
GOD: And don't doubt that my plan for your day is always better than your plan.
Me: I won't GOD. And let me just tell you GOD, thank you for everything today.
GOD: You're welcome child. It was just another day being your GOD, and I love looking after my children.
Friday, October 5, 2012
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
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When Sam’s husband is tragically killed she becomes obsessed with tracking down his murderer. She eventually realizes, “…that the love of God is always reaching out to her (Wikipedia).”
Monday, October 1, 2012
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What have been your challenges in keeping your finances in order? What has worked for you?