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Monday, April 14, 2014

30 Things Your Kids Should Know About You - Day 14 - Describe 5 weaknesses and strengths you have.

List 5 Weaknesses and 5 Strengths

1. My childrens smiles... usually they can get me to give them anything they want or out of trouble with their smiles. My daughter has learned this trick and thinks if she funny she can get away with whatever it may be. It's hard to punish your children when they do things that you would do or act a certain way you would. 
2. I like to do everything on my own - I don't want people to help me or do things because they aren't going to do it "my way". Now, I am in no way saying my way is the I really need to learn to delegate more things, I am sure I would get more done. 
3. I am very opinionated, that has its good and bad qualities but it is sometimes a weakness I have because I just speak the truth, whatever the truth may be, even if it isn't like. I don't feel the need to lie or "sugar coat" anything. 
Sunday, April 13, 2014

30 Things Your Kids Should Know About You - Day 13 - What's the Hardest Part of Growing Up

The hardest part of growing up is growing up. With "growing up" comes responsibilities, money, bills, homes, cars, children, insurances, 401K's, etc. All of that stuff makes growing up hard by itself, and those things aren't just what makes growing up hard. What makes it hard is the reality check you get once you become a adult. 
     As children everything is so simple and life is made to be easy. When we become teenagers are life is all about our friends, extra curricular activities, and who is hanging out with who. Some are prepared for life by having to have jobs and pay for their car insurance or cell phone bill, but for those of use who aren't, life really smacks us in the face. 
     I want to teach my children all about what life really is about when they become teenagers not just the fun part of life and all the joys, even those are just as important! I did take LMS {Life Management Skills} It was a requirement in high school but it didn't make it seem real. Even though we were taught important things like writing a check, it was drilled into us that in order to cover that check you have to work hard to make money, even though that is a given, high schools don't understand the value of a dollar. 

I had to grow up very fast by getting pregnant at 17 and having my son 5 days after I graduated high school. I though I was "grown" and ready for life. However we never are at that age. 

What would you say the hardest thing about growing up is?
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Cafe Du Monde - New Orleans


Whenever I hear those words Cafe' Du Monde, I immediately get hungry and want Beignets, good thing I know how to make them.  I was immediately excited to take my son here when I found out this was a stop on his field trip day in New Orleans. I wasn't sure if he would try Beignets because he is such a picky eater but he did and he loved it. If you have never had a beignet, it is really hard to describe the yummy goodness of these but just look at them and I am sure you can imagine.


Audubon Zoo - New Orleans, La



 I always love a trip to the zoo and the last time I went to this zoo I was in elementary school too. I don't remember much from it, I'm sure there are pictures somewhere but I was very excited to experience with my son and his peers. His gifted program called Project Jubilee does a special field trip every year and this year it was to New Orleans for the day to The Audubon Zoo, To the Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium , and to Cafe' Du Monde for the day! What a treat that was!




30 Things Your Kids Should Know About You - Day 12- Describe a Typical Day in the Your Current Life


A typical day in my life, well no day is the same as another. My days are very busy filled with tons of things to do so it is going to be hard to describe a typical day but I will do my best. My day starts at 4:45 when the alarm clock starts going off, and after I hit the snooze button 4 times I then start my day.
Friday, April 11, 2014

30 Things your Kids Should Know About You - Day 11- Describe 10 Pet Peeves you Have

10 Pet Peeves, well... I'm glad there's a limit on them cause this list could get long. :)

1. Liars - There is no need to lie. Just be honest, it will go a lot further and you don't have to risk loosing the trust of the person you are lying to. It's easier for someone to get over the hurt of the truth then gain the trust back from a lie. 

2. Stealing- I am a firm believe that if there is something you NEED {Food, Clothes,Money,etc., then ask for it and you shall receive. Nothing comes from taking something that isn't yours except trouble. 

3. Laziness- Hard Work pays off if the truest statements to have a successful life. If you always remember that, you are sure to go far. However, not everybody in your life or that you meet will think the same way and will think that it is okay to not work hard for their lives and what they want.