Personal

These blog post share more about me as a person. Personal feelings, life lessons, reflection, etc.

Someone Please Call 911!

Last week we were awaken at 5AM to the sound of our home alarm going off. Coupled with what we thought was someone trying to kick our door in. I dialed 911 and we waited... during that time my mind would race a mile a minute. I knew I had to keep calm because my children were watching me. Yet nothing inside of me was calm.
Call 911
 

Dirty Little Secrets for the end of Summer

Growing up summer seemed like such a long time, as a parent it seems way to short. I feel robbed, those 10 weeks come and go before you've done all that you planned to do back in June.  The reality is summer is over, the temps have been cooler in the DMV area and school starts in two days. Even though we purchased new school uniforms a few weeks ago we {the parents} still weren't ready to let summer go. So we decided to have a little last days of summer fun before we are back to signing 25 forms the first week of school, fighting over homework, staying up way too late working on school projects and getting back to our early to bed, early to rise routine. So this is what we did...

We were born with boobs so shouldn’t we use them?

Hey Cuties,

It is Black Breastfeeding week and I'm talking about breastfeeding, it is such a controversial topic. There was a recent headline about a college graduate snapping a picture while breast feeding her 3 month old during her graduation ceremony. It went viral and everyone had something to say about it. Good or bad, they were standing in their  truth I suppose. For whatever reason breastfeeding has always been a part of the Mommy Wars. I realize that breastfeeding isn't for everyone but why is something so natural complained about so much? Many non-American cultures breastfeed and they are celebrated not shamed. (Read the comments of online articles and you will see exactly what I mean.)

Does your child love the skin they are in?

You ever had an "ah ha moment" (c) Oprah and you get really excited and the wheels in your head rotate at an excessive pace? Well, that happened to me on Friday and I had to blog about it. I think I've found my purpose and I'm ready to share it with the world!

Backstory: My friends and family would always tell me oh you are so good at {insert something here} you should start a business. My reply was two parts, yet the same all the time. "I'm afraid I will no longer enjoy it if I did it for a business." "I have so many passions I don't know how to focus on one".

How long is your parental rope?

Today parenting almost got the best of me, it didn't knock me out but it most certainly knocked me down.
PARENTAL SCORE:       Me: 0     Parenting: 123,456,789
My 9 year old son got in trouble today, I don't mean a little trouble I mean suspended from school trouble. What did he do? He decided to get into a fight with another kid at school. Does he know better? He most certainly does yet here we are. There is nothing more disappointing than a phone call from your child's school. First reaction is panic; you think OMG something happened to my kid is everything okay. Your second reaction is OMG what has my child done now.  Well it all went down something like this.

Our Love Story!

When I was 16 years old I thought I had met my true love. My friends shared this same thinking while in HS and we would plan out our future with our current loves. Well, my mother wasn't exactly buying what I was selling. Was it love? I would say so, but true love it was not. Despite my feelings and my actions my mother would always say "the man that puts you in your place is the man you will fall in love with." As a 16-year-old, I felt my mother was simply trying to play me; she brushed my thoughts and feelings off as if they weren't credible. What did she mean to put me in my place? I didn't get it and she wasn't explaining it to me.

Who knew #Xtreme13 would be so EXTREME!

At the start of the year my boyfriend named this year #Xtreme13. When he said it his thinking was a year for us to do things outside of our box, outside of our comfort zone and explore some unknown things. While we set out to do just that this year we didn’t know just how #Xtreme this year would be. We experienced a lot of death this year – His Grandmother (February), 3 of his boys (2 of them died together and the other just two days later - May), my Aunt (age 52 - July), and a few High School classmates.

I’ve found Mi!

When I started my blog I didn't have a particular vision in mind. I figured I would blog about topics that I want to blog about. I've made a concise effort to make my blog personal able in the sense that it relates to me, my interest, my experiences and things I want to discuss. Yet my blog is not personal to me, does that make sense? To date I've only blogged about one personal post and that was my mom being diagnosed with breast cancer. The crazy thing is I am the same person online as I am off line. I don’t believe you should assume another persona just because you are on the internet. No Catfish here! I am a very open person but very guarded too, a bit robotic if you will; I never thought that until now.

Life on Furlough – 10 days in

The furlough is here and things just got real. October 1st came I went into work in my jeans, a button up and a fab pair of Embellished Junk Chuck's by From Mi To You. I spent 2 hrs in the office, got my letter, signed it, laughed with my colleagues and headed home.  The subway was packed like it normally is for rush hour, only it was 10AM and most of the federal employees were headed home unsure of when we get to return. Now what am I going to do? How long am I going to do it? I knew this was coming but they normally swoop down at the ninth hour and save the day.  That didn't happen this time, so now what? Now this is only day one, so I wasn't about to become the maid and do ALL the hundreds of things I need to do or want to do around the house. Besides if I did my Babe would expect that every day. =)