Sunday, February 18, 2018

I choose to be kind

In a world that thrives on anger and judgment,
Choose to be kind.
In a world that loves to condemn anyone different,
Choose to be kind.
In a world that hates all who stand for what they believe in,
Choose to be kind.
In a world that loves discord, judgment, and holier than thou,
Choose to be kind.
In a world that is crying and hurt,
Choose to be kind.

I will love those who do not want to be loved
I will love those who are different.
I will love those who cry at night wishing to belong.
I will choose to love,
I will choose to include,
I will choose to be kind,

This has been on my mind lately with all the hate, anger, and condemnation swirling around our lives and on social media. We must make a conscious choice to be kind, to love, to respect, to include, to help, and to be the change we want to see. Change doesn't start on its own. It starts when people begin to understand the power of their words and how they can hurt or heal. It starts when we accept that we have been hurtful to those we love and choose to change and become welcoming and not to accept anger as a first resort. What would happen if all of us choose to love and to ignore the anger floating around? What if we understood that lashing out often happens because we do not feel accepted for who we are and for what we can offer the world? If you see a person who obviously feels out of place and uncomfortable, go up to them and welcome them into your circle of friends. If you see someone who isn't happy with something you have said, go to them and try to find a place where you can be at peace. Live your life understanding that everyone has their own struggles.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Winter Olympics, Kylie Jenner, Personal Opinions, because I'm entitled to them!

Rants Regarding the Olympics/Random thoughts.
I love most of the coverage of the Figure Skating Team Competition. Except that it seems like none of the announcers seem to want to give the Israeli team a chance. I understand the team is new and there's not a lot of depth, but for goodness sake don't write them OUT simply because they're not as well known as the rest of the teams! That being said, I don't think I have been as stressed out as I was in a while! I don't get nervous much, but I was clenching my teeth and exhaling in relief after almost every complicated move.

Kylie Jenner:
Uh oh, I know what you're thinking, why the heck would I want to review a celebrity? Especially one so controversial, but I feel that it's important to remember that she chose this privacy in order to protect herself and her child. This is NOTHING DIFFERENT than a mom deciding to stop working earlier than expected to care for herself OR to ask for help with her daily life instead of doing it all. Kylie is doing as best as she can and I'm SURE she asked for advice on what to do. Give her a break! And while I'm at it, stop criticizing mothers who don't do exactly as YOU think they should do while caring for their children...born or unborn. She's doing the best she can and probably is overthinking each and EVERY decision. Give her some credit and offer to help!

Yes this isn't long, and no I'm not being lazy. I've got tamales in the oven, a daughter wanting my time, a son I'm about to go get from school, and a house to clean. Maybe more coming in either an update or another post, but for now, you can go to my other blogs if you're interested in more of what I have to say! I am extremely behind on my postings, so that's one of my goals for the weekend. Gotta find time for everything!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Introduction, Affiliate Disclaimer, and Privacy Policy. Welcome All!

As a parent, I find that life tends to throw so many things our way regarding what's good and what's not for our children. Being limited to a blog that only deals with saving money keeps me from sharing opinions or things that might help a parent in other ways, which is my goal for this blog. I will be doing some affiliate marketing as a way to help finance this blog and help keep me from having to put kids in daycare (which I can't afford, working or not) and help provide some useful information for those who need it. So, as a disclaimer, many of the links provided or products reviewed may contain affiliate links, which provide financial compensation for me and my family. This income will be used to provide extracurricular activities and necessities for my family and allow me the time to continue with this blog and the others I run.

There really is no specific theme in my plans for this space. I have wide interests, so many if not all will find their way on here. I plan on organizing my content as I go, so it's easier to find things you're looking for. Thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing any comments you feel led to make.

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