Motivational Mondays – Self-Image

Considering popular New Year’s Resolutions, I thought it would be a good reminder to NOT go over-board with a weight-loss Resolution.

I don’t know about you, but I’m proud of my stretchmarks!  They “prove” that I gave birth to my wonderful children! 


New Year’s Eve – Blog Reflection

Happy New Year’s Eve!

Thought I would reflect on the past year of my blog and share my fav posts. Would love to hear which one(s) are your fav too…from my blog AND yours!

Special Sunday with My Daughter

No Mosquitoes in my Underwear

“Scary Mommy” Reflections

Symptoms of a Meltdown (posted on

Losing my “Virginity”

On the Injured List

Proof of “Never Say Never”

Hypocrites Anonymous

ABCs of Me, Without Prompts

A Mom’s Wish List

My Son Started

Celebrity Hotness

How do you know about that?!

Best Disagreement EVER

21 Questions to Ask Your Kids

Don’t Judge Me Because…

You Might Be An Autism Parent If…(part 2)

Single Girl Empowerment

Thanks for reading!  Have a safe New Year’s Eve celebration…and designate a driver!


Fill in the Blank Friday – New Year’s Theme

1.   New Years is when I can start a new calendar…and yes, this makes me happy.  

2.   One of my New Year’s resolutions will be to start journaling again. I was meticulous with it at the end of my marriage and for a year and a half afterwards, but I’ve gone away from it.  New year = new journal book.

3.  A New Year’s resolution I’ve made in the past was to NOT watch TV one night per week. Kept it up for about 4 months but then I got really ill with my fibroid and basically spent my time in the bathroom or living room, trying to conserve energy because my iron levels were dangerously low.

4. The most time consuming resolution I ever made was…hmmm, can’t think of one as I don’t really make resolutions per say.  I just decide to do something, and do it.

5.  This year I will be spending New Year’s Eve with my man, we’ll actually be together at midnight – last year, we weren’t “us” yet, and he had to go to work so he left at 11pm. We’re fixing that this year.

6.  If I could wish one thing for my new year it would be to be a more present parent.

7.  2012 is going to be my year! According to the Chinese Zodiac, it’s the year of the Dragon…and I’m a Dragon so…bring it on!

Happy New Year!


Gratitude Project – 12/01

Wow…December 1st.  Where has 2011 gone?  Soon, we’ll be reflecting on the entire year, to determine our New Year’s Resolutions.  What do you think your Resolutions will be?  Do you even make Resolutions?

Things I’m grateful for in the last week:

  • My son and daughter
  • My mom
  • My man’s hosting abilities
  • My friends who came to celebrate my belated birthday
  • A couple very promising and positive phone calls I’ve received this week
  • My sexy mini-van’s tires (we got the first snowfall that actually “stuck” this week)
  • My daughter’s amazing improvement in her French pronunciation when reading bedtime stories
  • My son’s improvement in verbal communication (most of the time…lol!)
  • One of my friends reaching out for support as she’s starting a new journey as a Special Needs mama

What are you grateful for?