I love my kids, I love my family, but does having other dreams make me a bad mom?
I thought one of the reason's we were made to be the 'mother' instead of 'father' is because of our ability to multi-task.
Does taking a side job, or side hobby, make us less of a mother?
Does this mean we're neglecting our children?
It is a give in that when we sign up to become a mother we give up a lot of things.
Tis true that our husbands would most likely rather be golfing or fishing than in a 4x4 office and the mundane task of bringing in the money, but wouldn't we all?
I wouldn't trade motherhood for anything in this world. If anything I am blessed to have the opportunity to stay home with my children and enjoy every waking moment of their developing lives. But should I feel guilty if I decide to take on another activity or task?
I'd like to believe there is a right answer for my questions, but for every mother there is a different way of thinking, mothering, and decision making for their own family.
I'd love to hear everyone's input on this topic, because we are all individuals in our own right, and I love the inspiration I get from all of my followers.
Ever have one of these moments? Yes, don't lie to yourself. They happen every day, don't they?
It's been another one of those months, and as it draws to a close, I just thank God that a new month is quickly approaching. My toddler is going on ear infection number 3, I'm still suffering from my 2 week strep throat, and luckily Baby boy is over his sickness and just fussy. When will it end?
We're in a rut. And Stuck we are. Summer is coming, and I've never craved the heat more than I do now. I can't wait to yet again spend the entire summer in a swim suit, drink lots of mint lemonade, and get a tan. Not to mention forget all of my responsibilities of being a housekeeper and be free. Maybe I'm drawing an obscure vision of what our summer is going to be like, but I can only hope that I will just let go and enjoy every second with my little ones.
They're growing up so fast, and every summer they're bigger and doing different things. I can't wait to experience my first summer with my Baby boy and another with my toddler princess.
A few weeks ago I was contacted by the personal assistant to Tina Turbin, author of the Danny the Dragon book. She asked me if I would do a review of her book and DVD, in which I accepted.
A little about Tina Turbin, she is a super mom. She is involved in all sorts of areas in the community and in her home. She is actively involved in intense research in children's education, literature, celiac disease, allergies, gluten-free issues, and education for the deaf. Her research led to her writing about these issues and making others aware f them.
Tina is a prolific writer and lends her expertise to a variety of weekly publications, radio shows, websites, and has started a new gluten-free website called www.glutenfreehelp.info.
Her book Danny the Dragon "Meets Jimmy" has been nominated Best Children's Picture Book of 2009, and has won other numerous awards. It takes the child back to a time where things were simpler, as this family heads to the beach and discovers a magical seashell with a special visitor inside. It is the world seen through the eyes of a child, and I cannot wait to see what Jimmy and Danny do next. The book will have a sequel to accompany this one.
Tina's DVD is a very unique one. It is basically the book, read allowed, and interpreted in sign language for those children hard of hearing, or hearing impaired. My daughter didn't seem to notice the woman signing next to the story, but for me (having studied Sign language in high school) I found myself trying to catch on to what she was signing. The DVD will be available for purchase mid April on her website.
This book encourages children to use their imagination and welcome new expperiences. Although geared towards 4-8 year olds, my toddler loved watching the DVD and having the story of Danny the Dragon read to her at night.
Thank you Tina for sharing your book with me and allowing me to do this review.
Disclosure: Tina Turbin provided me with a complimentary copy of this book and DVD in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own. Clicking on the picture above will take you to DannytheDragon.com where you may purchase the book and DVD.
My Favorite segment of the Today shows is "Secret Filth Exposed".
Yesterday they had one on those cute little bath toys that our children love to play with. Lately I've been allowing my toddler to take more frequent baths, mainly because it's time for me to relax while she entertains herself. When I saw this story I was appalled.
They found that these bath toys were contaminated with fecal matter. Ecoli & Strep were just 2 of the bacterias they found on these toys. The toys with holes let germs thrive. When they opened them up they found that they were positive for staph, known for skin infections (for you moms with kids that have eczema).
Also, watch were you place these toys. Each flush of a toilet disperses fecal matter up to 20 ft.
SO...How do we let our kids enjoy their bath without the possibility pf getting sick?
♥ Give them toys without holes.
♥ After every bath, wipe them off with Alcohol or peroxide, and let them thoroughly dry.
♥ Watch for Black stuff! The moment you see black stuff build up, throw them away!
And my life is filled with laundry, chores, wiping butts, picking noses, playgroups, cooking dinner, and way too much responsibility and decisions.
I've read many blogs in search of other moms like me. Yes they're plenty of "mom" blogs, but I want to write to those moms out there, in their 20s, with little money to entertain themselves or their kids.
I will be doing reviews on products, and how to enjoy your time with your kids and still be "young." After all, we are YOUNG. Just because we have kids and a family, doesn't mean we can't enjoy ourselves.