Don’t Forget to Smile :-)

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Good afternoon…I hope everyone’s week is going well so far. I just wanted to take some time out to say that I know life isn’t always easy, and some days are better than others. But one thing I’ve learned to do over time is look for the positive in every negative situation, and smile anyway. Every situation that you face in your life, happens for a reason.  At the time you may not understand it, but in time you will. But during the storms and the difficult times, don’t let the negative get the best of you. Sometimes it’s hard to not get sad or discouraged, but look at your life and find some beauty somewhere. Find something that brings you joy, and focus on that. Take life on, don’t let life defeat you. Be strong, and remain encouraged in knowing that storms never last long. It’s just like a stormy summer day, the rain pours down heavily, but just a few minutes later the sun peeks out and shines again.  I hope this is encouraging to someone.

***Smile through your storms***

-Blaque Butterfly

Momcation!!! (Mommy Vacation)

So I’ve decided to challenge myself to put aside $10-$15 a week, to save up for a mini mom-cation. Now as a mom, I know it can be very hard to get that few moments to yourself, but its VERY important. Even if you don’t get a whole day or weekend to yourself, still save up for something that is just for you. You are a mom and with that role comes many duties and responsibilities, so why not reward yourself? You work hard, you definitely deserve it.  Put a few dollars aside every week or every couple of weeks, to get your nails done, buy a new outfit, go to the spa, take a class or take an overnight trip. This is a great way to practice saving, and at the same time feel good knowing that you are working towards a goal. Remember you have everyone depending on you, but if you don’t take care of you, you are no good to the ones you love.

If you are interested in saving for a mom-cation, comment and lets see how far we get. In a few weeks I will post a follow up of how its going.

***There’s nothing wrong with “me” time…make YOU a priority***

Good luck everyone, and thanks for reading 🙂

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I don’t call it terrible 2’s…it’s 2 year old madness!!!

So today it was another adventure in the world of a 2 year old. So during potty training time, my toddler took it upon herself to display her artistic skills around the house. And her choice of writing item? a SHARPIE!!! OMG…EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE. So after asking fellow moms, and googling for a solution online I tried hand sanitizer. To my surprise, it actually worked. So if you’re kid colors the walls with permanent marker, try hand sanitizer- it has an alcohol base and works fine. But before using this solution test it out in a small area to make sure that you are not removing paint from your surfaces. Well that was the highlight of my day, and I chose to share it all with you. Hope you’re day went a little smoother. Thanks for reading and check back for more posts. 🙂

-Blaque Butterfly

Kids just don’t know… Moms are superheroes we can see the future!!!

Today I’m posting with my mom hat on.  As a child, I never understood how my mom knew exactly what I was doing without physically being present or what I was going to do before I did it. I’ve finally figured it out, Moms are superheroes Duh!!! LOL. Kids today just don’t understand we are psychics. We know their thoughts, actions, and behaviors before they are even done! I can see through walls, I have eyes in the back of my head, and I can even predict the future. I’m better than Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and all my children’s favorite heroes. Unfortunately, not until they become parents will they FINALLY understand that they came from me, so they are me and I know EVERYTHING going on! Mommy moment #1000…just needed to get that out. If there are any mothers who can relate please feel free to comment and share.

Sincerely,

-Mom of 6

Positive thinking furthers Successful Possibilities

Good Afternoon….I wanted to post something inspiring today. I wanted to emphasize the importance of positive thinking. Many times we look at situations in our lives and we focus on the negatives-the what could have been, or what may be in the future. What we don’t realize is that we are wasting so much time and energy focusing on the negative, that we are missing the positive occurring at that moment. It is true that our minds can play tricks on us. If we wake up and think we are going to have a day, and we speak that out of our mouth, then we will indeed have a bad day. The idea is to speak positivity into our lives. When it seems like everything around us is falling apart, recognize the beauty in the things that are going right in our lives. It is hard to do sometimes, trust me I know, but it so important that we keep our focus.  When you put aside all the negative thinking, you begin to see a world of possibilities. As you begin to stay and focus on the positive, you will start to see greatness in your future and your current situation.  You will also feel less stressed and overwhelmed when you keep positivity in your life-this includes the people around you. Nobody wants to have a negative Nelly hanging around them. Surround yourself with people who inspire and motivate you. People who can push you further, when you’ve lost faith in yourself. And it may not be a group of people, it may just be one. But one positive person, is better than a group of negative individuals. So today find something beautiful and positive to dwell on and I promise you, you will have a successful and fulfilling day. 🙂