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It's Break Time!!

Stressed out?  It's Break Time!!

A sincere hand clap goes out to all  parents.  You have become the teacher, the cheerleader, a full time cook and housekeeper, while still holding down your job.

It's break time!  While it might be difficult to take a real break, think of ways you might  sneak in a little "me time".  A cup of coffee, a glass of lemonade, a crossword puzzle, a little dance, a silly song, things to lift your spirits.  If you can't get away for a few minutes, engage the kids in a fun event with you,  This could even mean to drop everything and head for the door.

To My Children onMother's Day

To My Children: I am blessed to have heard from you all today and everyone was well and not in trouble.  That’s the best Mother’s Day gift ever.  I would like to thank each of you for allowing me to have such an active part in your life.  I literally mean that.  I remember entertaining your friends at our house as that was the place to go for food and fun.  Allowing me to be a short order cook.  Everyone had to have a different dish for dinner.  Going on all those school trips. Especially the time I went to the Zoo with Chris class.  I had dressed inappropriately for the weather. I guessed that was pay back for going on that trip.   I talked the teacher into allowing me to go on the trip with the class.  I warned her that if anything happened to any of the kids, I would hold her responsible.  She made room for me on the bus.  We went to the Zoo in Ann Harbor, Michigan.  I had on fancy shoes and a light jacket that day in March. Not so wise a choice.  However, I survived an achy body and bruised feet, but enjoyed the trip. If I had not been at the Zoo, I would have been the best dressed mom on the trip.  However, getting back to exercising:  I was the main taxi cab driver for you guys to school;  being PTA president, participating in the fundraiser, monitoring homework assignments, going to all those recitals, Tae Kwon Do classes, dance classes, football games, and so on.  Then in the summers, we came to North Carolina, where I inherited my nieces and nephews. We went so many places all summer long.  People thought I operated a Day Care Center.  So you can see exercising can be more than pumping iron.  I know Moms all over can say, been there, done that!  “Happy Me Day” and Happy Mother’s Day to everyone!

Sticks, Stones and Bones

Stop!  Think Before You Speak:  Words Can Hurt
Ugly, fatso, stupid, fag, nappy, black, nerd, weird, bad, lazy, crybaby, dummy, loser, moron, sissy, chicken, etc.  What do these words have in common?  They are small words, with big implications.  They hurt!  Children were taught, “Sticks and stones may break your bones but words will never hurt.” However, they can surely break hearts.  The truth is, harsh and mean spirited words can be just as deadly to our self esteem as weapons drawn against us.