Friday, November 14, 2014

Being Thankful as a Mom

In the vein of Thanksgiving, I decided to post a few thing I'm thankful for as it relates to being a mom.

  • I'm thankful my children are healthy
  • I'm thankful my children truly love me
  • I'm thankful that my children are creative
  • I'm thankful my children have goals
  • I'm thankful my children are kind
  • I'm thankful my children have a great sibling relationship
  • I'm thankful for our mommy and me days
  • I'm thankful to have written books to encourage my children
  • I'm thankful that God has put a hedge of protection around my kids
  • I'm thankful to leave a legacy for my kids
And I'm thankful so so much more that will not fit as a one-pager. I love my children and my role as a mommy.

What are your mommy thanks?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

June is National Candy Month

Today we are celebrating National Candy Month by purchasing a few of our favorite candies.  Princess Zaria's favorite candy is anything chocolate although she prefers milk chocolate over dark. My favorite is all fruity candies although I do enjoy chocolate candies with nuts and caramel. I guess I even gravitate to people who love candy, too. My best friend loves candy so much that people nicknamed her  Candie when we were kids. My husband, also,  loves candy. His favorite is Skor and Heath Bars. While celebrating this sweet holiday, I am remembering my favorite candies of my childhood. These include Slowpoke, Mary Jane, Now and Laters, Snickers, Almond Joy and Skittles.

What is your favorite candy? How will you celebrate National Candy Month?

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Don't Play With Your Food! Really???

I am so excited to be hosting a cookie decorating party with the princesses of the Princess Zaria Fan Club. This event was one that had been postponed earlier this year because of the Princess Ball. Members of the PZ Club are the special guests(it's a members only event). Princess Zaria and I have been so busy purchasing the decorations for the event-sprinkles, frosting, decorations, etc. The girls will have some much fun playing with their food. LOL.

Why did I choose to host a cookie decorating party? Two reasons: I've always wanted to go to a cookie party but never knew anyone that had one and, two, I wanted to give the girls something different to do.

Have you ever been to a cookie party? What do you think would make this event really fun?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Do You Have a Favorite Child?

Last week while ear hustling at work, I overheard a co-worker say that she had a favorite child. I was taken back because I couldn't imagine choosing a favorite between my children. Could you? I know that your children may have some charactaristics that you favor more than the other or one child may be more like you than the other. For instance, I was more like my dad. Even though he only had an 8th grade education, he was very creative and had a flair with words. My mom used to say that people thought he had a college education because of the way he communicated.

My oldest brother was more like my mom. He can clean better than most women. He is great with money-dare I say financially sound. He is someone that has a great credit score and pays his bills on time. He has many investments and a very stable and secure career. I think my mom saw herself in him more and he was her first born with my dad. I never thought he was her favorite because me and my mom were very close. As I reminisced though, I think other people thought  my older brother WAS her favorite.

My youngest brother was a combination of both my parents and he was the youngest so everyone loved the baby.

I had a former neighbor infer that Zaria was my favorite. Zaria is my youngest and she is the inspiration behind my business. Zaria and I hang out and talk a lot(mother/daughter bonding) but by no means is she my favorite child. I love my children the same. My son is older now so I don't think he needs me as much but he is my heart and soul, as well.

 If both my kids were drowning, who would I save? I would use both arms to save them both.

Do you have a favorite child? Why or why not?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013