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O.K. I’m pretty proud of myself.

Look @ him--don't lie, U know you want to meet him 2!!

Look @ him--don't lie, U know you want to meet him 2!!

In January I set a few goals:

  1. Stop biting my nails Check
  2. Laugh more, and help others find the humor in life. Check
  3. Meet Robert Pattinson & get a “Picture”.
  4. Work out every day…ok…as much as possible. Check

I know it’s only 4 months into the year, but I have to say I’ve been doing pretty good keeping my resolutions!

Success on 3 out of 4 ain’t bad!!

(I have no control over that third one, he’s in hiding in Vancouver, so I’ll just have to deal with that one later–don’t worry I haven’t given up yet!)

Bella in the gym in her princess dress watching Bibeos*videos*

Bella in the gym in her princess dress watching Bibeos*videos*

Right now, I have lovely nails

(Yes, I finally figured out how to stop biting them).

oooohhhhh.....the aaagooonnnyyy!!

oooohhhhh.....the aaagooonnnyyy!!

Writing this blog is  definitely filling my quota for helping people laugh and I’ve been working out at least 3 or 4 days a week.

As far as working out goes, I’m not going all G.I. Jane  or anything; I walk, bike, do pilates and use the weights in the gym in my building.  Most days I try and work out alone, but sometimes with the way things fall, Bella has to be there when I’m working out.  Most of the time she’s pretty cool, she watches her videos, and relaxes with a snack.  Other times she likes to spin and twirl in her princess dress in front of the mirrors.  Then there are the times when she wants all of my attention, or she wants to do what I’m doing……..and cue the drama:

Yeah, Bella all the women of the world know Exactly how you feel.  We feel the same way about Exercising too!

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Did you keep them?

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Have you ever just looked at some

Hi Mommy!
Hi Mommy!

feature of your child’s and


“Dang. I done Good!”……….


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is a DIRTY WORD in our house.naptim_12

You know one of those words you say, in the heat of the moment without thinking, like:

“Oh look it’s 1:30, Yay! It’s NAPTIME!”

or maybe this…

“Hey there Missy…cut that out! What did you say? No!? Did you just tell me NO?!? OK! It’s NAPTIME for you!”

or even something as innocuous as this…

“Wasn’t the park fun Bella?  with all of that running around, you must be ready for NAPTIME!”

Every time you say it, you could just kick yourself, because it always starts trouble.  As you might have guessed my daughter Bella DETESTS Naptime.  She does not have the same problem with BEDTIME.  That would make some kind of sense…but oh NOOOooo! She’s fine going to sleep at night!  My husband takes her in the room,  rocks her a little, lays her down in the bed, sings her a song then has the following conversation:


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To follow, without halt, one aim: There’s the secret of success. —Anna Pavlova

OK Folks–

the “Bellamonster” and I have been working on Potty Training recently.

Most kids I’m told don’t start before they are two, but she has a problem.


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Ok, so in the last months I have read *devoured repeatedly* the twilight books,twilight-books and have mentioned them *incessantly* a few times to some of my friends and family, and talked about how much I *am obsessed with*loved the series. How it’s a book about Love, not really a vampire story *although the vamps kick @ss!*. But on the whole I thought I was doing a pretty good job of keeping things low-key.


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