I’m here again! Just when I thought Tumblr would be a quick-lived fad. There’s something beautiful about having the freedom to express yourself. It’s always been my therapeutic weapon of choice. While most would benefit from over paying for a complete stranger to listen to the sad story of ‘why I’m here’, I get to do it for free. Thanks Tumblr, for giving me space to just SAY IT.
I’m a mom. My life is complicated to the few that get to witness it, but to me, this chaos is my normal. Perhaps my mental state has convinced my emotional parts that this non-stop roller coaster is correct FOR ME. Not everyone is cut out for it. I have 4 beautiful children. Ready for the complexity? My eldest is from my first relationship, he was planned. In my mind, my first born child was my rock- the main reason I left my childish ways and grew. Because of him I finished college, left my former position as a Dj (yes, once upon a time, I WAS THAT COOL). I left car shows, clubs, parties for the unconditional love of my baby boy, a decision I never grew to hate. He filled a void in my soul I couldn’t have filled any other way, believe me I TRIED. In a few days he will be 18 years old, and although I am excited to watch him graduate, get his drivers license, and go to college- I am equally terrified. All his life.... wait... I have 3 other kids to tell you about! Put a pin in this!
My second child, also a beautiful boy, was a surprise and a blessing! He is 14, has ADHD and has taught me how different siblings can be. While my first child was calm, never threw a fit, always listened, and was a book worm, this baby was the total opposite. Don’t get me wrong, he is definitely a good boy. Never been in trouble at school or any serious trouble at home. This little one I share with his dad, my second relationship, well, my first marriage to be precise (pin placed- I got you!). My litte boy has the biggest heart, super emotional kid. Loves odd information. If you wanna know about farts, cemeteries, old presidential facts, and anything youtube related, he’s the one to ask! This kid is an encyclopedia of useless information. I think it’s funny because all the information he’s stored in his genius brain and NONE OF IT benefits him with school. He struggles. All in all, we are really close and he knows that where his dad might be lacking, Mama has his back! (Side note: his dad is amazing! He loves this kid and this kid loves him- no shade)
My 3rd and 4th are not mine by blood, but the love I have for them is no different then what I feel for my own. Would this make us the modern day Brady bunch? The third one is 10 years old, she is the sweetest little thing! She is my boyfriends identical twin! The resemblance is uncanny! You would have thought he birthed her himself! All she needs is a mustache and beard! The arrangement between my boyfriend and his Ex has always been the same, he got them on the weekends, then every other week. Only that this little one decided she didn’t want to live with her mom anymore and preferred to live with us. There’s a story here, one I won’t tell at this moment... patience grasshopper! So, the 10 year old sweetie pie lives with us.
The 4th little bitty is her mothers a MILLION%! Geez! Imagine that, waking up to watch an exact replica of your boyfriends ex running around your house... tell me what that feels like. She’s 9 years old and complete opposite of the 10 year old. She’s tougher, sassier, a little braver. In my house the 9 year old and my 14 year old are called THE BULLIES. They share a wing of my house on purpose. Since we share them with other parents we gave them a different wing for a variety of reasons. 1. They are like butt-cheeks: INSEPARABLE! 2. When their with their other parents that wing is shut down (a/c). 3. We kept the tiny gang away from the calmer kids. I don’t know what it is about those two, but they LOVE to annoy or antagonize the older ones. Anyway, this set up works for us. Clearly they are not aware of their title, this is just what we joke with between my boyfriend and I. We are equal opportunity labelers though, the older ones are ‘The Complainers’... any noise, if the kids breathe or laugh too loud they complain.
Not bad for a second entry... had more to say then I thought. Before the BETTER MOMS come for me for labeling my kids, I feel it’s best your aware, I am writing for ME, not for you. I am writing to keep my sanity in the midst of the crazy I deal with. Welcome to my NORMAL.
I resumed breast pumping 2 days ago, I had to work and since we are monitored (on cam) I can’t nurse my Primo directly. Ang masasabi ko lang is I am so in love with my body, specifically my ‘breastfriend’ I had to focus the camera sa mukha ko literally just to do a ‘pa-simple pumping’ I’m glad na nakapag adjust agad si breasts.
Mom’s who stopped breast pumping and planning to resume, how often should you pump? You have to aim for about 1-2 sessions per day. You’ll have an adequate stash. Of course ayaw naman natin ma oversupply because mastitis is mastitis diba. So get enough sleep, stay hydrated and eat healthy. Most importantly, trust your booby. 🙂
I do my best for my kids. I'm glad they came into my life regardless of their disabilities. I don't want to judge them for their autism (potentially in Kenneth's case). I just want to see them as they are and appreciate them for it.
Sometimes I get a little distressed when I see children in my oldest son's age group talking and communicating. I sometimes wonder when Adam will talk. He is still nonverbal and my fear is he potentially will never talk.
I hold out lots of hope for him. I trust the process despite the little voices that say otherwise.
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Are you new to Savvy Minerals by Young Living make-up? Are you used to wearing liquid foundation? Do you not wear make-up very often? Knowing what mineral make-up product to apply when can sometime be confusing! We are breaking down application and making it simple with this post and the entire class!
This graphic demonstrates the quick and easy application of Savvy Minerals in 10 easy steps! Everyone applies Savvy Minerals slightly different depending on what works best for them, so we encourage you to find an order that works best for you! You don’t have to apply a full face every time you wear make-up, you may only use a few steps and that’s ok! You can do whatever makes you feel beautiful!
We ALWAYS recommend following the first three steps in order to really enhance your Savvy durability and application.
Ten Steps to a full Savvy Face:
1️⃣ Cleanse, tone, moisturize: Make sure to apply make-up on a clean face! Skin care matters!
2️⃣ Primer: A primer helps prepare the skin for makeup application by helping reduce the appearance of pores and wrinkles. It also helps foundation adhere to the skin resulting in less foundation used and better overall coverage. Wait a few minutes for your primer to soak into your skin before applying foundation.
3️⃣ Spray your brushes with misting spray: The misting spray is used on your brushes to help the foundation apply evenly, not as a post-application setting spray.
4️⃣ Foundation: Apply your favorite shade of foundation. Blending two colors can sometimes make your perfect match!
5️⃣ Contour: Helps to add dimension and definition to your natural face shape.
6️⃣ Blush: Add color and vibrance to your cheeks.
7️⃣ Veil: Use the veil to highlight the high points on your face or as the final step to blend your face!
8️⃣ Brows: Fill in your eyebrows with one of the multi-tasker shades or a dark foundation shade.
9️⃣ Eyes: This includes your preference of eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara.
🔟 Lips: Apply your favorite lip gloss or lipstick shade!
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🫂A veces creemos que la vida se trata del otro, 🫀La Vida se trata de ti, eres tu con quien tienes que hacer las paces para luego abrazarte fuerte 🫂 y liberar todo aquello que traes por dentro y el otro o exterior te muestran. 🌱Cuando comienzas a utilizar los aceites esenciales sobre tu cuerpo, comienzas a hablarle suavemente, aplicas el aceite, exactamente donde duele, donde te esta hablando tu cuerpo. 📍Tenemos el taller tan sencillo y practico para aquellas mujeres que REALMENTE SE QUIEREN 💓y quieren una mejor calidad de vida y alcanzar un bienestar general. 👇👇👇 recuerda dar like, guardar y compartir este post. ☎️Respira. Confia. Contáctame. 3318468692 #breathwave #rebirthing #autoconocimientofemenino #autoestimafemenina #autoconocimientofemenino #vivirdetupasion #wisewoman #amatucuerpo #mecuidoporquemeamo #momlife #meamomecuido https://www.instagram.com/p/CNc5lwJHaft/?igshid=eegxp4l83lyf
The road to hell is paved with good intentions. I guess yesterday was productive, but riddled with ￼ many starts, irks, complications, and interruptions of everything I set out to do.
✅ What really threw off the flow was the four hours I spent sitting around doing nothing waiting on Maintenance. Eventually when I called their supervisor they appeared, but by then it was already 12-something. it’s nice to have the doors repaired , but they forgot to fix the heater while they were here so they’re coming again today.
💜 I followed through on my promise to still test out tie-dying eggs with shaving cream even though Easter has passed. ￼ Mostly I just wanted to do some thing different with her than the conventional method. While I was summoned away from the table by my other Adulting tasks we came back to a funny hole in the middle of an otherwise smoothed shaving cream cake and a wildly prancing German Shepherd with an aloe scented glob on his nose. ￼￼As Kiddo rolls the eggs through dye swirls, she has a pleased, satisfied look about her the way only children do when they dig their hands deep into the magic of fluffy, rainbow foam.
💜 I presented am alternative badge idea instead of ‘finishing school’ eque steps to the Girl Scout troop leader for Kiddo￼, which ￼she loved and accidentally got myself roped into hosting a picnic workshop on communication skills ( empathy, active listening, mirroring, that sort of thing ) ￼along with social anxiety breathing exercises in a month or so.￼ ....Great....? It will probably be fine. Communication kinda is my jam￼. Presently though everything ‘extra’ it just feels like one more fucking obligation adding to my stress when I’m already floundering to get done what I NEED to do heh 😬
💜 finally helped Kiddo with the distance/speed science experiment, which was a royal pain in the ass because we don’t usually measured by meters, because I don’t want to ruin my carpet with permanent marker bleeding through a paper runway, because the ‘do two things at once’ instructions were hard for Kiddo to follow, because I don’t have a meter stick or meter marked measuring tape lying around the house, and because of all ￼the converting that came with improvise through this ‘simple assignment’￼￼. I mostly like her virtual learning curriculum, but their science section is definitely lacking.￼ The whole reason I have her registered in this school is for the teacher support/guidance/insight. If I wanted to be homeschooling, left to my own devices,￼ I would be.￼
💚 finally scheduled my doctors appointment. Really didn’t want to, but my tailbone has been hurting for well over a month now and it’s not getting better so... we’ll be making that trek shortly.￼￼
At Sunset we took out walk outside with Kiddo’s camera￼ to capture some colors.
I don’t know... just writing about yesterday was irritating 😝￼￼ Time for my 2nd cup of coffee. May today be less murrrrrrrrr￼!
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