Friday, August 28, 2015

How the tooth fairy got busted

So the tooth fairy got busted!
it all started when my oldest lost a tooth at school so she came home with the tooth in a little tooth container. She was worried the tooth fairy might think the container was the actual tooth since it shape like a tooth... To avoid any confusion she left a note.

Cute right? 

So when the tooth fairy went to make the exchange she found the cute little note, it made her happy she wanted to reciprocate the note effect she left this!

Until morning, the bug came up and told me (making finger air quote) the "tooth fairy" left a note in mommy's handwriting.

I was obviously speechless, I didn't respond but the youngest bug explain it away like this" well the Holy spirit (church kids) use other people to bless others maybe the tooth fairy use mommy too. 

Last Christmas they explain Santa the same way it was a relief because I was not about to lie so they can keep taking credits for my work LOL. 
You can tell I'm not a fan lol but it they are so cute!

Anyway If little bug explanation hold I'm about to be the tooth fairy for THE long haul!

How do you gracefully step out of that culture without breaking little hearts?
Do you just let them figure it out, how do you explain it away once they know?

Mamas I need your help! Chime in the comments

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Grateful Monday - How to remain grateful when everything is crappy

Hola chicas!

How is your gratefulness level?

Some Days being grateful seems unattainable, because everywhere you look things look like poo-poo!

You're getting divorced, you lost your job, the car break down, the water heater exploded, the kids are cranky, and you just spilled dinner on the floor.

With a list like that, you are almost certainly entitled to a pity party! 

Well yeah, you can have your pity party, sometimes you just have to cry it out!

The key is to NOT dwell in where you are.

How can you remain grateful when everything is crappy like that?

Count your blessings!

No matter how bad things get, you can still find something to be thankful for. You can be thankful for life is anything! 

Pr 14:4 says: "Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest."

This is pretty much Bible french for anything worth having is this life is going to come with some crap so to speak!

Could it be that the broken part of your life is simply pointing you toward the treasures you need to be protecting? 
Count your blessings! 
You have a dirty stable because you have oxen, and you NEED strong ox for a large harvest!

Shift your focus!

...You have a large harvest in the way! Don't mind the poop!

Faith is powered by focus, so does fear. By shifting your focus to more positives stuff, hope will begin to rise, hope breed Faith and Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen! Heb 11:1

This too shall pass! 

No matter how awful it may seems, it will pass! When you find yourself in hard place, the despair and hurt may lengthen times. The nights are long, the days are even longer, it feels like it's never going to be over but the truth is there is light at the end of the tunnel. There's a harvest along with the "oxen"!

There's a grace for each season

You would never know how strong you are if you didn't do any heavy lifting. You're stronger than you look! You're gonna make it! 

There's a grace for that too, whatever that may be!

Praise Him in the storm. Be grateful. 

"The minute you start to act like life is a blessing, it starts feeling like one"

Start acting like it!
How do you remain grateful in hard times?

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Easy Back to School Breakfast Ideas Kids will Love #quakerTime

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It's back to school day 4, so far so good, we've got the bedtime issue under control. The girls are behaving no fighting and bickering Life is good!
After the smoothie accident in my car yesterday, no more breakfast in my car. 

We're eating inside!

I stopped by walmart to pick up some of my trusted quaker items so I can plan some quick on the go breakfast for the girls.

Usually we get away with a quick smoothie, but now They're big girls 1st & 2nd grader eat lunch way later than they use to in kindergarten. So breakfast is a must I don't want my babies starving before lunch time.

 Did you know quaker life cereal had a maple and brown sugar flavor? it's so yummy!

I promised the girls toast with my oatmeal bread, but we had church last night and got home right on time for bedtime I didn't have to to load the bread machine, so I traded them something else!

Maple and brown sugar oatmeal crunch

 All you need is quaker instant oatmeal and the quaker life maple and brown sugar cereal.

The cereal serve as sweetener for the oatmeal and added crunch. 

My little bug is still afraid of crunchy food because of her wiggly tooth, poor thing has 4 wiggly tooth so she had hers with apple instead.

Oatmeal Apple chunks

Although I believe the wiggly teeth is an excuse not to have the same thing as her sister. They do it all the time, her sister wants potatoes, she want sweet potatoes, her sister want elbow macaroni, she want shell macaroni, her sister wants pepperoni she want cheese... It's my life LOL

Luckily this wasn't that big a deal to switch up, so they are both satisfy!

After drop off it's time for some mommy breakfast time. I took mine up a notch with a bite of chewy dip peanut butter bar! 

And the angelic choir sing AHH!
Who doesn't like chocolate for breakfast? (Don't tell my kids I said that)

Moving on! You can also add blueberries, bananas, strawberries in the oatmeal whatever you'd like. 
You can also do the same thing with quaker life if you're going with cold cereal.
If you would like more think outside the box breakfast ideas visit the quaker page on Facebook and Pinterest.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, how do you spices up your morning breakfast?

Share with me in the comments.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Easy and Practical Ways to Keep your Sanity with Back to School

It's only days 3 of back to school and I'm already going stir crazy, I anticipated waking up and be on time would be my biggest challenge so I prepared myself for that. I started sleep training weeks ago, I organized my room, kitchen and set in place things and practices to make my life easier and it's helping.

What I didn't plan for was my kids moodiness and bickering! OH LAWD!

They can't be without each other but lawdamercy!

This morning they keep fussing over the cup holder in the car, my little one ended up spilling her banana mango smoothie cup that was suppose to be her breakfast all over the car and her backpack! #facePalm

I was so ticked off I was about to smack both of them if I wasn't driving. Unfortunately it's not the first time this sorta thing happened but today it really got me hot!

After screaming and yelling, I felt a little ashamed for losing it like that, and I realised I have been so focus on preparing for a smooth back to school I haven't sat down!

I haven't pray or study the word, I haven't had my tea, I skip meals and lost sleep so no wonder I almost ate my kids before 7 in the morning LOL

...and could it be I'm also causing the bickering between them? cause they do feed on on whatever my mod is.

So after I dropped them off this morning, I knew I had to fix this before they get back, I came up with a lists of things that usually keep me grounded! 

I'm sharing them with you just in case...

Pray and meditate 

I need Jesus! 

I need His love, I need His patience, I need Him to fill me up with His spirit so I can be a decent person on the day to day basis!
Thank God for His holy spirit, cause without Him the chick in my head... 
CHEA! She ain't right that all imma say!

Get a drink! Coffee or tea whatever your thing is...

I'm a tea gal! As much I love the smell of coffee I just can't handle caffeine. One cup can turn me up to a thousand! While this can be a good thing on some days most days it's not!

Sitting and enjoying my tea, helps me focus, think and plan my day.
Something about sitting and sipping just relax the mind and the body.

So sip. sip.


Sometimes I find myself running around doing so many things and it's 1PM and I realised I haven't had breakfast. Now I'm running low and suffering from a major case of "Hangry". That's when meal plan goes out the window and I ended eating a loaf of french bread in on sitting or a whole pizza which is just bad all around.

Just sit down for some breakfast Ok?

Go for walk or do some stretches

Fresh air can do a world of good! Walking and/or stretching not only get the heart pumping, it loosen the the join and you're forced to actually breathe!
a good breath can keep you from entering panic zone! It simple yet super effective.

Do it with me: Breathe in. Breathe out.

Give yourself some off time

We need time off! I know it, you know it but when you're divorced and suddenly became a single mom trying to build a business,"time off" can be a unicorn. Nevertheless it is needed, I only have one me, and I'm all my girls have. I can go around losing it and so can't you!

So do yourself a favor and give yourself some off time! It could be a long shower after tuck ins, read a fun story, have a glass a wine... That's what my friend Alisha would do LOL, grab a cheap massage off groupon, whatever makes you zen! Do it!

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Grateful Monday - Breakthrough! Expect Great Things

Hola chicas!

Today is the third installment of "Grateful Monday" 
I notice the more grateful I am for the things I already have, the more things came my way to be grateful for. 

A friend  posted a quote on facebook the other day:
"The moment you start to act like life is a blessing, it starts feeling like one."  I don't know who said it but OMG How true is that?

I have been making it a point to not grumbled about life mishaps but to be thankful and rejoice with what I have, work hard and expect breakthrough results.
Wouldn't you know it? In just a week two great sponsorship came my way! 

So today I'm grateful for that!

I'm expecting even more to come this week!

See how that work? you just have to get started, expect great things and great thing will come.

Be grateful, be thankful even if you don't see a reason yet, do it  because you are already blessed. 

Make this Monday a great day!

What will you do to make your day a great day?

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Walmart Family Mobile - My Back to school Assistant #JustACallAway

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Monday is our official back to school day, and as usual I'm a nervous wreck. 
It's not like it's our first rodeo, we've been there done that, but that still doesn't help me from being a nervous wreck. We had a little bit of a teacher mishap last year, Praise it all worked out, but just the thought of doing it all over again is getting me all in knots. 

Nevertheless the girls are excited, I'm happy about that. We went back to school shopping, just so you know NOT my favorite thing to do...

But Thank God for walmart!

I was able to get everything on their supply lists (which is a lot BTW) including a new back to school save-mommy's-sanity device also known as new my stylish LG G-Stylo smartphone.

They need their supplies so does mama!

with Unlimited Talk, Text & Data service plan in the Walmart Family Mobile plan which includes up to 1G of 4G LTE data for only $29.88/month (for the first line), mommy can stay organise, respond to emails quickly and be just a call away in case of an emergency!

  • Just so you know: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to oryour local Walmart for current pricing.

There's already a gazillion things for me to do, PTO meetings to attend, volunteering hours to complete. I'm grateful for my super affordable assistant, helping me stay on top of things. (by assistant I mean LG G-Stylo smartphone) She's slick, fast wide screen for effortless browsing.

We just had our meet and greet yesterday, I got to meet both of the girls teachers but in the heap of excitement when they ask you do have any questions? I didn't have any but once I get home they start to flow in.

Which mean... I got a lot of emails to send, with all my questions and keeping up with new class activities news. 

Thank God for my Walmart Family Mobile service with Unlimited Talk, Text I'm always just a call away!

I won't miss any calls or go over my minutes, I can manage my volunteering hours right from my stylish LG G-Stylo smartphone (Can you believe I have to complete 30 hours?), respond to emails, set my calendar meetings, keep up with project due dates, so I don't miss a thing. 

For the best part, take first day pictures of my little bugs! 

Sometimes I wondered how my mom did it all without technology? More power to you mom, but I'm glad I'm a mom in this techy era cause I don't know what I would do without my 4G LTE lighting fast service, wide screen smartphone.

My babies start school on Monday and my phone and I are ready-ish. 

How are you getting ready for back to school? 

How would the walmart family mobile make your life easier this school year?

Share with me in the comments :-)

Monday, August 10, 2015

Grateful Monday - Today will be a great day... if you make it!

Hola chicas!
Happy Monday! 
Last Monday I share about "attitude check", how changing your focus can help reshape your attitude.

Just as faith is powered by focus, so does fear. If you are focusing on negative things or people you will probably filled with fear.

As opposed if you place your focus on the good things, you will be filled with faith.

Focus on what God says about you instead of what circumstances and people are saying about you.

God says you are blessed, you are an overcomer, you are more than a conqueror. 

In Psalm 1:3 it says those who meditate/keep focus on the word of God/focuses on what God says about them...

"That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
    which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
    whatever they do prospers."
Even on Mondays! 

You can still have a great day! Go ahead and make today a fabulous days. Dream big! Work hard! Stand on His promise: "whatever they do prospers" so you can't LOSE!

Make this Monday a great day!

What will you do to make your day a great day?

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