Marriage & The Family:No Mommy Guilt, Sleeping Beauty

IT’S MONDAY, MOMMIES!!!!  I felt no guilt waking up this beauty.  As a matter of fact I wish I had a bull horn.  Not really. 

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I’m really good with making sure I wake the kids up pleasantly.  Unless, they wanna take me there and believe me… I can go there. ;-/

I learned with my oldest that if I woke her up…

“Morning, beautiful.”  She’d wake up on the right side of the bed.  If I came in the room with aggression…. the wrong side of the bed it was.

Of course there are exceptions.  Someone has to try me **cough middle child cough** However, to my pleasant surprise, he’s beating me hitting the floor in the morning.  I’m sure a new school (Junior High) and riding the school bus has a lot to do with it.

Update on my workout

I got up and out this morning to do my 30 minute workout.  It was awesome and I felt as though I accomplished more because I had no time to lose.  Got in 15 minutes of cardio and the last 15 was arm workout.  Liz from A Nut In A Nutshell, commented on my post yesterday and said that 30 minutes was do-able.  It really helped me see 30 minutes in a new light.  Before I started going to the fitness center I would workout 30 minutes at home. 

For some strange reason getting it over with early in the morning works better for me. Otherwise, nothing will happen. Absolutely nothing.  I’ve tried working out after dropping my son off at school and it would feel like a chore. Wish I was good at mixing it up a bit.

Back to waking kids up. What was the best way to get your kids up in the morning? Was there a different way you had to approach each child?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Beauty is in the details. (Motivational Monday)

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Ever since I first layed my eyes on a Hibiscus plant, I was in awe of its beauty.  Being able to capture, preserve its gorgeousness and place it in my hair would make my day.

On a another note, right next to this flower is a tree. A tree that leaves have began to start changing color.  The other day while looking out the window I noticed a branch with yellow leaves.  If the recent cool mornings and cool nights weren’t noticable signs….this branch with discolored leaves has definitely caught my attention.

As we begin our week take a look around.  Notice the changes that are about to take place as the season begins to change and the beauty in the details.

Praying that everyone is safe from hurricane Irene.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Mama, Go Beyond Your Inner Circle (Motivational Monday)

Most of us have an inner circle and effective inner circles are smaller than our wedding band.  Well for me it is.  These are the people we go to for support, guidance and sometimes we’re just looking for a sounding board.  Even with many of us spending a lot of time on Facebook, those 300, 400 or which ever number we’ve reached on our friends list, is not our inner circle.  The reason I mention that is because I hear so many people complaining about friend statuses being to happy or not keeping it “real”.  Which is absolutely ridiculous!  I think those are the people that know were to take their serious issues.  To their inner circle.

The blogging community has become one of the ways to go beyond our inner circle.  Does that mean that someone from the blogging community won’t become apart of our inner circle?  No.  However, we all know building relationships are a process and if that’s what it leads to, then enter into the inner circle.   

Honestly, most of the time our inner circle is, Just.  Like.  Us.  I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with us, but there’s only so much we can get from us.  Do you ever feel that way, that those closest to you may not always have what you need and you may not have what they need?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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It’s time to get this garden started right!

Woke up this morning to birds singing in my ear, sun shining & plenty to do. Hubby will not be able to relax & sleep late this morning! Getting vegetables planted, lawn mowed & many other miscellaneous projects are an order.

Hope you all have a wonderful day! What’s on your agenda & how’s the weather there? Oh yeah, how about those Bulls? LOL

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Putting All The Pieces Together (Motivational Monday)

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As of recently I found out that my youngest daughter likes putting together puzzles. I also found out that I enjoy putting them together too.

While putting together this puzzle I had a light bulb moment. Now, I’m sure I already knew this but sometimes my light gets dim and it takes some time before it brightens again. Back to my moment. I began to think about my life. You know how when we have certain pieces of our life put together oh so nicely? But over here……there’s these missing pieces. Those pieces we can’t seem to figure out.

I began to use a specific pattern when putting puzzles together. I’d start putting together all the outer pieces first. Once my outer pieces are in place, I begin to fill in the inner parts of the puzzle.

I’m sure there are many ways to do it. However, the ultimate goal is completing the puzzle.

Many of us had career or family goals. The dream/vision is the complete puzzle. In order to bring that dream/vision to pass, we must begin to fit the pieces together. I know I’ve tried to put pieces in the wrong spot. Sometimes they were a piece I was trying to place in the wrong spot, at the wrong time. Other times the piece may have belonged to someone else’s, puzzle.

Depending on how intricate, big, detailed &/or complicated our puzzle is………Depends on how long it takes us to put it together.

However, the ultimate goal is completing the puzzle that we must all, someday put together.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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