Showing posts from January 3, 2016

Friday Five: Rain, Sleeping Downstairs and Scary Cakes!

Today I am linking up with my bestie Emmy to share 5 thoughts and 5 pictures. It's a great way to summarize the week and share those random thoughts that pop into my brain.
1. My personal break from school came to an end this week. I cherish the two weeks I get each year. I am in my last year of school and I feel the senioritis kicking in. I want to be DONE. This week the instructor used two videos as part of his instruction (all of my school is online) and one of the videos I had already seen from a previous course. Yeah I skipped that one. The other one was far more helpful to the topic at hand. 
2.  Raise your hand if your kids get three weeks for Christmas break.  Yes...three. This last week has been torture. You would think it would be easy because they have their new toys from Christmas. However, it's quite the opposite. While my 15 y/o is perfectly capable of entertaining herself. My 10 y/o needs movement and entertainment, plus add to that feelings of anxiety he is …

Weekly Check In: New Years

It's January and most people are making New Year's Resolutions to lose weight and start anew. These are all great and fantastic things! I support you in your journey! It's a long road ahead. I gained 3.8 pounds over the holidays. The fun is over and I am back on my routine. I have already lost 1.4 of what I gained. It's all good. 
How am I doing it?  Weight Watchers.  This is how I choose to take my journey. It works for me. The best part about this program is there is nothing I cannot have. That being said, I do not indulge every day for if I did I would not have the picture above to demonstrate how far I've come. Am I strictly doing Weight Watchers(eating a certain way)? No, I am also moving more...oh that darn word anyway. I do yoga! 

All right, so it is not like that, but if you would like to know who I follow her name is Adrienne and I think she is great. She is the right level of cheery, explains everything exceptionally well and her videos are for the begin…

Telling It Like Is: Special Snowflake Edition

Once again another term we are all familiar with: Special Snowflake is a thing. Actually to be more specific it is known as "Special Snowflake Syndrome!" Are you kidding me? Now this one comes from the urban dictionary and other similar forms, but there is some science behind it. "The Special Snowflake (Also referred to as one with the "Special Snowflake Syndrome" or "SSS") is a person who believes they are different and unique from everyone else because of something they are or do. This thing they are or do, most commonly is something is something many many other people are doing, E.G.GenderfluidTherian (Otherkin), etc. Special Snowflakes almost always have a superiority complex." (urban dictionary) Is it any surprise that individuals with "special snowflake syndrome" have a superiority complex?  Another explanation points at mothers..."Our mothers always told us we were special snowflakes, each having our own unique beauty.&q…

What is Me Time?

Most people have heard of the term, "me time" it can even be found in the Oxford dictionary. "Time spent relaxing on one’s own as opposed to working or doing things for others, seen as an opportunity to reduce stress or restore energy: schedule some me time when you get home"

By definition everyone should be scheduling "me time" into their daily lives. It seems impossible when the lists are already never ending, the workload is piled up and typically as mothers we are one or ten steps behind.

The first the step toward making "me time" is to look at it in a whole new light. When I first started thinking about this "me time" topic I wanted a picture to summarize it perfectly. I was not disappointed by our dear friend, Google.

Can you see that? You are right in the word TIME. Now that we know we are in the word time itself lets work on that "me time." It has been said that all we need is 5-10 minutes a day of that quality me t…