Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday's Fave #23 & FTSF

Friday - 4.26.2013

Well, adventurers, it's been a quick week with not a lot happening. Just been hanging with my hubby and babies. The Dormouse has been sick all week so that's fun and the Rosebud is 2 weeks old today! It's crazy. I feel like a milk machine! Got my office all cleaned up, at least my office chair is kinda like a rocking chair, so I can feed n rock and work at the same time.

I'm kinda looking forward to next week, as much as I love my hubby being home, I can't get anything started til noon! We stay up late and wake up late, next week goes back to normal, so I'll have to get up early again and get back into my routines. I'm all about routines, I feel out of control without them, which makes me grumpy. I'm less irritable when I'm in a good routine.

The baby is doing fantastic. We are starting to get on a better sleep pattern, which makes mommy's life easier. She's also a binky baby... YEAH! Tomorrow I have a cute post about how much my kids all look alike as newborns.

I have so many giveaways and  blogger opps, I can't even keep up with listing them all! Remember last week I told you guys how I have 3 blogs in 1 now. So if you just want my regular blog feed you can subscribe just to that, or the giveaway feed or blogger opp feed. I wanted to make it so my regular blog isn't flooded with other stuff. This way you can subscribe to just what you want, pick 1 or all 3.

If you think it would be awesome to giveaway vacations to your readers like I am, check out the Make $$$ page to find out how! As usual, go link up over on Tuesday's Tea Party or even better sign-up to co-host!

I joined up with Dawn's Desaster again for FTSF, check out how I finished the sentence. Then get over there and link up yourself! This week's sentence...

I am very passionate about... being a better person. After the death of my first husband 10 years ago, my life spiraled out of control. I became so careless with my life. I used drugs, slept around and paid no attention to the fact that I had a little boy to take care of. I finally pulled my head out of my ass about 4 years ago when I was about to give birth to my second. I realized how bad my ex husband was for me, started reading the Bible again and lots of self help books. I have done a complete 180 in my life since that point.

Been married to an old friend now for 2 1/2 years, just had my third child and we have a quiet, steady and stable life. I have changed so dramatically, come so far from rock bottom all thanks to God and the desire for a better life, for me and for my kids. But as far as I have come there is always room for more improvement, my temper needs some adjusting still, desperately working on being a more positive person and taking more time out of each day for each of my kids.

Yes, everyday I devote myself to being a better person, in fact that's why I started this blog. To remind myself where I've been and keep myself on track for where I want to be.

Mommy, for real

When you think about what your children will become as adults, look in the mirror. This post was beautiful, seeing the beauty of life through her daughters eyes. Seeing a part of herself in her daughter, nothing make a parent more happy than seeing our GOOD qualities coming out in our children. Cherish those, it means a job well done. Let's all remember the daily examples we set for our children are for better or for worse. Monkey see... Monkey do.

This is a beautiful post about women. There isn't one of us that doesn't need some part of what's spoken about here. We all need support, let's work together to build stronger women. Less putting down and more building up! Join the (in) RL network for more encouragement from positive women! 

The beginning of this post about a Facebook sharing toilet is stinking (no pun intended) hilarious! I laughed so hard, my hubby wanted to know what I was reading, we sat on the couch cracking up together. Thanks needed that laugh!

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What's with all the potty posts? Well this one is an everyday event for me and every other mom I know. You mean you actually get to shut the door while your pooping?!?! Mine just follow me in there! And seriously the kids could be playing quietly in their rooms for hours but I get the notion to poop and BAM there they are! I feel ya mama.  

Being a mom is hard enough but throw blogging or any other type of work in there and next thing you know your writing post like this! It's an excellent description of what motherhood for a blogger looks like!

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  1. Aww love how you found yourself and how you changed your life around. Kudos to you and thank you as always for linking up with us!! :)

  2. Thank you for the feature.. it is quite an honor.



  3. Hello. I'm sorry you had to go through a difficult marriage and then the death of a spouse. Being a better person, I think, is about deciding to be that and working toward it each day. It sounds like you're in the right track.

  4. I'm so sorry to hear about the death of your husband and that you had such difficult years. Congratulations on turning your life around - it's not an easy thing to do. I think the fact that you're thinking about being a better person says a lot about you actually being one. Thanks for sharing this.

  5. Thank you SO much for the shout- out- I feel so honored! And I really appreciate your post- you went through so much, and how amazing that you have the perspective you have now. I think it's too hard to see clearly when you are right in the middle of something that intense. Props to you for turning things around!

  6. Wow! I just now stumbled upon this on my Facebook page! Thank you so much for featuring my post! So glad to hear you are at a stable point in your life. It's such a good feeling isn't it? :)
    Thanks again!
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