Thankful Posts November 13th and 14th

November 13th: I am thankful for electricity today. If it wasn’t for electric, my mother-in-law wouldn’t be able to breathe, and I wouldn’t be able to play games to escape from reality sometimes. It also helps to entertain my son when I need that 5 minutes to clean, cook, or do homework. Honestly, if we didn’t have electric we would probably find different ways to entertain ourselves and our children, but with this day and age and only minutes at a time, electric is the real MVP here.

 

November 14th: I am thankful for games. Honestly. I am not a violent person, and usually I am calm and level headed. If not, however, I do enjoy picking up the occasional game so that I can get anger/anxiety or even depression I may be feeling out a bit, so that I can go back to thinking well.

 

I’m sorry for not letting you guys know, but I will be either writing something very simple or not writing at all on the weekends. I am deciding to take weekends for my family, unless there’s something huge.

Thankful Post- November 1st, 2017

Today starts my thankful posts and I am super excited. Thankful posts are posts usually done in November about what people are thankful for, and why. I would love it if you told me in the comments what you guys are thankful for, too!!

For Day 1, I am thankful for my son. I know, I know, you all knew this was how it was going to start, but I had to. As I was saying, yes, thankful for my son.

My son is the reason why I did so much in my life that was good, even when people couldn’t see it. I left an abusive relationship, twice, found a home for a while, moved across the entire country for safety, found jobs, and finally going to school so that I can have a decent degree. I feel like if I didn’t have Baby Chewy relying on what I do, that I probably would be worse off than I am right now, and I don’t care how that sounds to you, but it’s the truth, and my whole family knows it.

I am so thankful that God put Baby Chewy in my life. He has been so amazing, and has pushed me past so many barriers that I may have not have gotten past otherwise. God has been good, indeed.

I’m Tired

Let me be honest. I am so flipping tired. No, not the normal tired, the exhausted kind of tired. Look, I have been sitting here for ten minutes trying to find the “perfect” thing to write, walking on eggshells in my mind afraid of triggering or upsetting someone who might read my post. Then, something clicked in my mind.

If I am going to be an honest writer, if I am aiming to getting readers and if I am aiming to get the point across of what I want, reminder it’s that mothers aren’t alone in their mind, I can’t be walking on eggshells. I can’t be afraid to stir the pot a bit. I can’t sit there and go, “Oh gee…someone might get super offended or upset if I say that.” Not that I don’t care, but if I care too much, then I will get nowhere in life, or at least in my blog which, let’s all admit it now, has become my life, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

As a parent, I have tried attachment, peaceful, and losing my flippin’ mind, and I am sure a whole bunch of you parents have too. You can’t tell me that your child hasn’t stood at your feet and gone, “mommy…mommy…mommy…mommy…” and you though, “Kid…keep it up, I’m changing my name.” This is the stuff Moms and Dads don’t want to talk about. It happens, and guess what? It drives us nuts.

Do we love our kids any less? No. We don’t. We love them just as much as the day they were born. That doesn’t mean we have to love every single second of being a parent, either. There’s days I look at my husband and beg him to go find something to do with Baby Chewy so I can just sit there, and do nothing at all. Absolutely nothing.

So, I guess the ending of this post is when you come on to my page, expect whatever it is you don’t expect a mom to say or think, because more than likely that’s what it is going to be from now on. Mamas, don’t lose hope, just keep hanging on. Those amazing days when your child uses their listening ears or discovers something is all worth it.

Blogging Goals For October

I am actually very excited to October, and I have a few goals in mind when it comes to Blogging. I have high hopes in achieving these goals, so they can follow me to the following months and holidays and so that this blog simply becomes apart of me.

First and foremost, I am wanting to at least blog once a day, which I think is an awesome start. You wouldn’t think that this is hard but let me assure you, it absolutely is. Granted, there is a lot of things to talk about, and that’s all blogging is, is talking in writing form, but then to come up with a new post and trying to make it relevant is actually pretty difficult and that’s when people (want) to give up.

On top of posting every day, I am hoping to post RELEVENT posts. This means be it a day or a month, so be it. I plan on posting Octobery stuff in October, Thankful posts in November and Christmas ideas in December, as well as year-long goals in January. Hey, at least I have a rough-draft plan, right?

Another blog goal is to hopefully get better at the way I write. If you don’t like it, tell me so I can fix it or it wont get fixed, There’s no way for me to know if people don’t like my way of typing if I am not told. The good thing is, you all get a pretty decent image of who I am, apparently, because according to Mama Chewy, I speak very proper, and I type similar to my speech. Is it all similar, yes, but at least you get what you have. I hope to do some research on words so I don’t keep repeating.

Oh, research! Can’t have a decent blog without research about what you’re doing, which I plan to do as I read and learn in my Child Development class. I am learning stuff I never knew in that class. At least I know it’s a decent class, so then I am actually learning stuff, right?

I think that concludes everything I ((hope)) to do with my blog, and also gives you guys a good idea on my goals, and with what direction I plan to bring my blog on. Thank you all for support, and ideas, and everything.

Baby Chewy’s Favorite Shows: Fall

We know children change their favorite shows all the time. We currently got rid of cable, so finding decent children’s shows has been interesting. Here’s some shows Baby Chewy has been watching.

 

  • The Rugrats (Hulu)
  • Phineas and Ferb (Netflix)
  • The Wiggles (H)
  • Mini-Might Force (N)
  • Jimmy Neutron (H)
  • Ruff-Ruff, Tweet, and Dave (H)
  • Super Why (N)

This is just a handful, but you can never be too careful when it comes to what our little’s watch. I recommend always being present when they use the T.V. Even with this list, I had to change some of the episodes fear of it being too scary.

Blogtober #2: Bucket List

The bucket list. That thing you end up thinking about for everything you want to do before you’re no longer on this planet. Some people have a handful, some have thousands. When people grow old, they think about everything they didn’t do, not everything they did. So, here’s a slight list with all the things I wanna do before I die.

 

  • Take Baby Chewy to Disney Land. I got to experience this when I was a child, I want to save so that he can enjoy it too.
  • Do a colour run- I feel like it would be fun and rewarding to do a colour run, I have so many people who do it. I plan on trying to do this this summer.
  • Finish College: This is a no brainer. I want to finish college and I plan on busting my butt to do this.
  • Adopt: Somewhere on this beautiful planet is a baby/child who needs a home. One day I wish to have that home they can come to.
  • Cliff-dive: Yeah, this is a thing. I hate heights, so I am not sure how this is going to be.
  • Own my own home: This is in the process, I am hoping for Big Chewy and I to be able to have our own home in the next couple years.

 

Why I Love Blogging

Yeah, I think you’ve heard the whole, “Oh, everyoneeeee is doing it.” The real question here, is are they? Do you see “everyone” on a computer early in the morning or late at night, with a cup of coffee, stains on their shirt, probably in their pyjamas from three nights ago, researching different statistics, strategies, visiting different blogs, for inspiration? I only know of (maybe) a handful of people. Now, maybe I haven’t kept up[ writing, but I have at least posted updates and when I can I do.

I see blogging as a part of my lifestyle, I see it just like how I see parenting, housekeeping, wife-ing, and being a student. Blogging, words, typing…all these things make up who I am in life. Honestly, if I didn’t have my blog which, by the way, seconds as a diary and idea journal and such to me, I don’t know what I would be doing. I stink at videos, can’t take pictures, can’t draw, and yet I try to be so creative all the time. You should honestly see me trying arts and crafts. I get more glue on me than I do on the craft.

All in all, blogging sometimes is just who you are.