Happy Meme Monday: Shopping With Mom Versus Dad

This meme served to remind me of the fact that there are a few differences when it comes to shopping with mom versus the children shopping with dad.

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Shopping in my home ….

Mom                                    vs.                              Dad

Mom: Goes off ‘the list’ – probably, every single time

Dad: Gets only whats on the list

Mom: If child gets cranky, will buy one small bag of chips

Dad: If child gets cranky, depending on the level of ‘crankiness,’ will either finishing shopping or leave the store

Mom: Budget?! ….. she tried!

Dad: Budget, on track and is adding it all up as he shops

Mom: Reads labels

Dad: You want ketchup, it’s a red bottle, I brought you a red bottle, bread is bread!

Mom: Still attempts to use coupons

Dad: Doesn’t care for coupons, to read them, none of it – too confusing

Mom: Is in a rush, goes in for one thing, still manages to get 10!

Dad: Is in a rush, goes in for one thing, comes out with one thing.

Mom: Will make up excuses for the extra purchase before getting home

Dad: No extra purchase = No excuses

Mom: Goes for the healthiest choice

Dad: Goes with the brand that has a special deal that day

Mom: Item out of stock, will ask employee for help

Dad: Out of stock?! Maybe next time!

Do you and your spouse also have a few differences when it comes to shopping for the home, would love to know! Do share!

Happy Monday!

A-

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The Liebster Award – 4

Thank you to my fellow blogger The Eclectic Contrarian. If you haven’t read his incredible poems or been to his blog for some lifting and motivational writing – pay him a visit! Thank you again for your support, I’m humbled.

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Here’s How It Works:

• Create a new blog post on your blog thanking the person that nominated you, link to their blog and put in a graphic of the award.

• Answer the questions that were provided, and then share some facts about yourself.

• Create a new set of your own questions for others to answer.

• Nominate 5-11 others and share your blog post with them so they can accept their awards

I’ve Been Asked The Following:

-Whats a topic you love and don’t love to write about?

Always appreciate humor. And honesty. Or should I say honesty in form of humor.

I began this blog with Chiari Malformation + Syringomyelia in mind, however, I have my days when I just can’t get myself to speak on the subject. It just seems to drag me down at times, realty sometimes can get the best of me and I choose to not think on the matter.

-Who and what influences you to write?

Life itself, the brutal truths, the humor in life, my kids and what’s been on my mind at that particular time.

-What emotion gets your creative gears rolling?

Whichever emotion I am feeling at that moment is the best in getting me to write. Whether I’m feeling a bit low, happy or excited.

-Do you write from who you are? Or, who you wish you to be?

I like to go with who I am. I may not be everyone’s cup of ‘tea’ but being myself, authenticity is what will be the greatest in the long run. Those whom choose to stay, will and those who don’t, won’t. And that’s OK.

-Are you a city, country, foreign or even fantasy/sci-fi type of person?

Let’s go with foreign. I’m a little complex, but authentic.

Interesting Things About Me:

I’m a whopping 5′ feet tall!

I’m a righty and have two of my little girls that are lefty.

One of my favorite actresses is Julia Roberts and comedians Robin Williams†

I dislike talking on the phone – and texting

I will hold you to your word, which can be both a blessing and a curse.

I like to be punctual / on time to places. I believe firmly in respecting peoples time.

I think communication is key in any relationship, friendship or otherwise.

My family absolutely loves all things Disney World, including Walt Disney himself, his story, life, how it all began, etc.

Am very much looking forward to the movie ‘Toy Story 4’ being released later this year

As a stay at home mom, I like to work in an organized and clean house, otherwise it’s a no-go!

If I can learn how to do it, and do it myself, I will, for instance, painting walls, dying my own hair at home – been doing it for years, and just recently, cutting my boys hair at home because at $20 x3 boys = doing it myself! No offense to the professionals  🙂

I Nominate:

Simply Chronically Ill

Daily Grind Of A Stay At Home Mom

Bereaved Single Dad

Stubaby777

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My Questions To You Are:

• Do you feel your blog represents who you truly are?

• When in a rut, what motivates you to continue to write?

• Is there a topic that is off limits in your writing / blog?

• Was there any one person that motivated you in starting your blog?

Thank you to my nominees, I appreciate your time, so please take your time in responding.

Ana

Happy Meme Monday: Casual Promises To Myself

I’ve never understood why people make New Year’s Resolutions.  There are those that want to lose weight and other short or long term promises that they choose to make to themselves come the new year. As for me, I like to say, I’ll do better than I did yesterday. That just seems a bit easier, to the point and in no way am I committed to something that seems hard to attain. So, this meme here today sums it up quite well!

I’d love to know your thoughts on New Year’s Resolutions, yay or nay?!

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Happy Monday!

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Happy Meme Monday: Santa Checks Social Media

 

I may not be on social media, but I do know that people will post things at a time when they are most vulnerable, only to later regret it. Well, just so you know, Santa is also checking Facebook and Twitter to know if you’ve been bad or good – as any good modern Santa should! Hopefully he won’t be finding anything too appalling on anyone’s Facebook or Twitter accounts – or will he?!

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A-

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Happy Meme Monday: My Non-Christmas List

There’s always something that happens in life that makes you reevaluate future decisions. This is what has happened to me for Christmas, like the meme I share with you today.

The importance of this day has made me realize that this time of year isn’t about presents and giving out really fancy gifts. It’s not about stressing on how much money is enough or isn’t. It’s about spending time with those you love and making the most out of such a joyous occasion. So, if you don’t get to purchase something in form of an object to someone, don’t stress and know Christmas is far greater than any object you can purchase at a store.

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Happy Monday!

A-

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Happy Meme Monday: Parenting Tip On Yelling

There is nothing scarier than a mom staring straight at their child and saying, nothing, absolutely anything. And I’m not just saying this because it’s been proven to work by those that lived long before we did, but yes friend it works! So, before you go on and tired yourself out trying to compromise with an eight year old, when all fails, just lean in and whisper, they’ll go wide eyed before you know it!

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You’re welcome!

A-

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Happy Meme Monday: Birthday Edition

Birthdays when you are a parent become a little different, they mean ….

• Reminding your kids when your birthday is

• Reminding your kids that today is your birthday

• You can choose to go out and enjoy your birthday as a family outside the home, only, you’ll be the one paying

• Kids love to decorate for birthdays, only, you’ll have to do the decorating for your own birthday

• If the kids get sick on your day, know that your birthday is automatically postponed/canceled by default – I know, don’t they have the best timing!

Feel free to add your own bullet points in the comment section!

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I will be the first to admit that birthday’s are different when you’re a parent. Yes, the joys and extra love of being a parent on your birthday is undeniably amazing. But there are other realities too, I’d say, even more so when the kids are still little. Like, for instance, you’ll be reminding your little ones of when your birthday is weeks in advance, because this doesn’t seem egotistic – not at all, or that my lovely man of a husband in regards of the purchasing gifts department, well, let’s just say that isn’t his forte. So, in our years – not too many, of marriage we’ve come to an unspoken agreement that, I would buy my own gifts. Before you go on and feel sorry for me, don’t, thank you, but don’t! Because I’ve really come to appreciate myself in getting exactly what I want. There’s got to be some advantages of being the birthday girl while the children are still little!

And Happiest of Birthday to the rest of my fellow Scorpios, may your days be filled with blessing and much laughter!

A-

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