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You know—I’ve been working 24 years of my life so far. And you know what I’ve noticed? I’ve noticed that people for the most part are great people. They love  their families,  their community, and their country, but sometimes, just sometimes, they can become a—pain. They’re aggravated, and I don’t think they know why. I can relate, because at some point in my life I was walking around aggravated—totally pissed-off at my circumstances. Until I found out that it wasn’t the circumstances, it was  me!. I was just plain bored! And my aggravation was just my subconscious trying to get it through my “thick”—skull. It was trying to give me a swift kick in the backside so I would wake up! Begging me to wake up out my sedentary lifestyle and search  for true meaning, meaning that resonates with my spirit, my soul. I guess that makes me one of…

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And then what?

I find myself pulling away from people. These are people I consider close friends & even family; so, I am left struggling with my reasons for pulling away.

I never understood how people could be so blessed & yet struggle so much; I could never wrap my mind around the concept of blessed and struggles working parallel to each other & intertwining paths.

I’ve grown to realize a lot of these struggles are internal ones. We struggle with ourselves, who we are,  who we want to be, who OTHERS what us to be. We allow these thoughts, whispers to take over.

Those internal struggles eventually spill over into that blessed life you live.

And then what?

Amazon Kindle Reader

Intersted in reading a book, but you can’t find it in the store? Or maybe you are at home and comfortable in your bed on a cold & lazy day. The answer to these situations is Kindle reader on Amazon. Amazon allows you to digitally order books that will download directly to your Kindle cloud. Most of the books are at unbeatable prices as well.

Below I will list a couple of the books I have ordered through Amazon Kindle over the past couple of months:

The Theory of Psychoanalysis – $1.06; compared to $15 for paperback & hardcover

6 Ways to Lose Belly Fat Without Exercise! – $8.06; compared to $12 for paperback

 

There are all types of books to fit each persons individual needs.

 

Save on Books this Semester

With the Spring semester rolling around, I thought I’d share some information on available books at Amazon.com.

Amazon has the option to rent the textbooks and ship back, which I find very beneficial. Also a lot of times the rental price from Amazon is cheaper compared to your campus book store.

I strongly suggest checking out Amazon; here are a few I rented over the past few semesters:

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Hope you find this helpful in your search!

Learning is Fun

Over the last couple of weeks I have been practicing with Kenzy on recognizing her letters, mostly her name. She can say her ABC’s, but will she recognize the letter A if she saw it?    ( At this time the answer is no, lol ). The activities that we are successful at I will share.

(My apologies for the picture quality, in advance.)

Materials needed:

  1. Construction paper (any paper can be used; I just personally prefer construction paper.)
  2. Foam letters – they are sticky on the opposite site
  3. Your child  🙂 And thats it!!

Step 1: Prep

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Place the word or letters you are wanting to practice on the construction paper. We are practicing her name!

 

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I set up 4 groups. Each Group had 1 letter of her name & 3 that did not.

 

Step 2:

She is too pick out the a Letter and match it to what is on the paper. Preferably in order, but it doesn’t matter!

 

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The finished Product! 

 

This project did not take long; we did it about 3 times (different words) because she was so excited about the sticky letters!

Tip: It is a good idea to have everything set up (letter groups & words on paper) ahead of time if your child is not patient, like mine! 🙂

 

Enjoy!

 

 

Pumpkin Fun

Kenzy is suppose to bring a decorated pumpkin to school Monday. I wanted to take the less messy route; I found this cat idea on youtube.

**It may not be as easy to have your child help because of the materials used, but its possible. **

Pictures below:

 

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** Pushpins, Toothpicks, Electrical tape, Pipe cleaner **

 

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** Pumpkin! Black construction paper or felt or foam paper ** I used Foam paper.

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Final product! The Cat Pumpkin!

Have fun! 🙂

Trust

I am going to start by saying I am not the most devout Christian. Caught your attention, didn’t I? There is a lot of room for me to grow and learn when it comes to God. …

Recently my entire family was faced with a pretty tough situation. Like all people we handle unexpected and challenging news differently. Some people prefer to be alone, while others can use the company! Some of us immediately turn to God while others may become angry with him.

I will admit, I was very angry at God!

Growing up or even as adults we may all have questions about certain things or may lack some sort of understanding. I believe that is natural & comes with growing as a Christian.

With this situation my questions were not for clarity, but rather blame and resentment. I know some of you will read this and think negatively about me & others may understand exactly where I am coming from! I have not lived a life of pink fairies and unicorns; I understand difficultly & hard times; I have experienced  rough patches and have had bad days; So it is not at all that I cant take displeasing news – it is simply, nothing has ever hit me or affected me as hard as this recent situation!

It took some digging and deep searching to realize that I cannot place blame and be angry, especially not with God. There are always going to be things we don’t understand; Events will take place & we will look for a reasonable answer — but the truth is: there is hardly ever a text book answer to life. We all know God has a plan, but we must BELIEVE he has a plan! We have to truly open our hearts; we have to accept & trust what God has laid out for us. And when it is hard to grasp what is in front of you pray! We are so used to living life by seeing what is in front of us. Most of us are “see it and believe it” type of people. You cant be that way with your faith!

My God has provided me with way to many blessings for me to ever doubt he will take care of me. He has carried my family through some dark times; God has always loved and protected Us. He does not deserve anything less than my trust and love.

I will not lie and say I am at comfort with the situation, but I understand I can not worry myself. I understand that I must continue to pray and continue to thank him!

 

I decided to share this because I know that we all will go through some sort of situation(s) that will truly test our faith! I hope that someone will read this and know that you are not alone & remember to not give up. Open your heart & allow trust to enter it!

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.”

Good OL’ Life Test

Just because someone may be facing test!

The Journey

I had an eventful and interesting Sunday. I was faced with a Test. This was no ordinary test!

There was no paper or pencils involved, just people!

There was no study guide to prepare me, just feelings!

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I don’t do well with surprise Test! & what I mean by that is I dont handle them well. I use the wrong emotions and actions when dealing with things I do not have the answers to or when dealing with things that are complex and requires strategy & procedure over a quick “yes” or “no”, “1,2,3” type of response. These Test make me nervous; I feel a lot of pressure when I am surprised by them! & then when my answers to the Test do not fit or work I become angry!

I do not see myself as an angry person, but over the years I found I hold a lot…

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Easter Art

Hey everyone it has been a while since I have posted anything. Once again Motherhood and school has consumed all of my time!

I just thought I would share a little arts and crafts product Kenzy and I completed yesterday.

I seen the Easter Bunny idea circulating on my Facebook news feed so thought we would give it a try.

Here are the materials we used:

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  1. Cotton balls
  2. 1 Paper plate
  3. 2 photos of Kenzy ( 1 photo would work just as well)
  4. Glue
  5. Construction paper (which I pre-cut, please excuse the uneven mess)
  6.  Makers ( this was if we did not use the photos)

 

  1. So I went ahead and pre-cut the body and ears also I glued the pictures to the paper plate. 2. Next, I  glued the body and ears to the the plate. ( Older children probably would not have a problem doing that own their own.) 3. I placed glue on the body 1st and gave her hand full of cotton balls, which she basically threw at the bunny. We did this until the body, face and ears were pretty much covered!

 

Creating….

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The Kenzy Bunny!

This was a fun little activity which took me about 15 minutes to  prep and about an 45 minutes to an hour of fun!

 

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Just in case you werre wondering what happened with the Marker….. Here ya go! 🙂

I need your help!

Hey this is still going on… appreciate all the help I can get! 🙂

The Journey

Hey everyone!

I would really appreciate if you all would take a few moments and answer a 10 question survey for my Gender Psych class.

Click HERE.

The survey is completely anonymous, so please be 100% honest.

Thank you very much for taking the time to help me! 🙂

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