Are you a mom in your 30's, 40's or 50's? Have you noticed that it's a much different world today? This is the place to share your trials and tribulations and especially your accomplishments!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Embrace your beauty

I've been thinking about this a lot lately.   There has never been a time in my life where I felt beautiful.   Well okay, a couple of days in my early 20's and a few times in my early 30's..  Never a consistent feeling of being beautiful though.


Now my husband and my MIL always feel they look great no matter what.   I want to be that way.  I look back at pictures from when I was younger and think "why didn't I realize at the time that I was pretty?".   


Why do some people always feel they are beautiful or pretty or good looking or whatever you want to call it while others don't see themselves as they truly are?


I don't have the answers but I do know that I am starting to realize that I should have enjoyed feeling pretty when I was younger.   Okay, that's not my point.. I should enjoy feeling pretty right now... I am realizing that I have missed out on lots of "feeling pretty" times and that in ten years I will look back at where I am today and wonder why I didn't feel pretty..


Embrace your beauty for where you are today and feel happy about it...let the world take pictures of you whether you like it or not!  Someday you will be glad you did..




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Friday, February 6, 2009

Do you remember your favorite toy when you were growing up?     The slinky?   Lincoln Logs?  Legos? 


A lot of the toys are still around and a lot you only find in the rare yard sale or maybe (Heaven forbid) an antique store.    Katie got an Easy Bake oven for Christmas this year.   It's such a kick to see her take pride in making dessert for her family or showing her friends how to make brownies.  I remember my Easy Bake oven and also remember that feeling of "Im making dessert for the whole family"..  Im sure I didn't make dessert for everyone since it really takes around half an hour to make just one cookie.  


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It is great to know that some things just never change and that our kids can create some of the same memories we did when we were little.


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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Do you remember?

I can't find my notes in Facebook (typical "old mom" syndrome" so I will blog and it will end up there  :)  Even us "older moms" can find a way to make things work!


Here you go mommies - a different kind of survey for a change - it's all about your first born! Just copy and paste it in a new note for yourself!

Let's see how much you remember!

1. WAS YOUR FIRST PREGNANCY PLANNED? Lol, No!

2. WERE YOU MARRIED AT THE TIME? No

3. WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS? Shocked Scared.

4. WAS ABORTION AN OPTION FOR YOU? No.

5. HOW OLD WERE YOU? 18

6. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT? Getting sick everday at the same time was a clue.

7. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST? The fathers cousin

8. DID YOU WANT TO FIND OUT THE SEX? No

9. DUE DATE? Mar 6th

10. DID YOU HAVE MORNING SICKNESS? YES

11. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE? Hershey bars and big macs

12. WHO/WHAT IRRITATED YOU THE MOST? Coffee made me sick

13. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CHILD'S SEX? Girl

14. DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOSITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTING? No

15. HOW MANY POUNDS DID YOU GAIN THROUGHOUT THE PREGNANCY? Around 45

16. DID YOU HAVE A BABY SHOWER? No
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17. WAS IT A SURPRISE OR DID YOU KNOW? n/a

18. DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY? no

9. WHERE DID YOU GIVE BIRTH? Grande Ronde Hospital

20. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR?  12

21. WHO DROVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL? Husband

22. WHO WATCHED YOU GIVE BIRTH? Husband and midwife in training.

23. WAS IT NATURAL OR C-SECTION? Natural

24. DID YOU TAKE MEDICINE TO EASE THE PAIN? Nope

25. HOW MUCH DID YOUR CHILD WEIGH? 7 lbs 6 oz.

26. WHEN WAS YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY BORN ?  This one I don't remember

27. WHAT DID YOU NAME HIM/HER? Jennifer Nicole

28. HOW OLD IS YOUR FIRST BORN TODAY? 25


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