Pearls of Wisdom.

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According to Merriam-Webster, a pearl of wisdom is defined as “a wise word or statement; often humorous.” Recently I came across some handwritten words of wisdom from my MaMaw Nina, who passed away in 2012. It inspired me to reach out to family and friends to make a collection of “pearls of wisdom.” The times have changed and the world we live in today is so much more fast-paced and materialistic than it was before when my grandparents and great-grandparents were growing up. I asked my family and friends to share their pearls of wisdom, anything that they think needs to be passed down to the next generation. This is an inspiring post for me and I plan on referring back to it many times, but I really want to be able to pass this along to my boys when they get older. I hope you find some of these pearls, inspiring, uplifting, helpful, and maybe even funny. Life was slower and so much more simple, even just 10 years ago. My hope is these little gems will help you slow down a bit and take a moment to learn something new or be inspired. Keep On Reading!


What Is It Like Being a Parent??

“Having a child is liking getting a tattoo…on your face. You better be committed.” – Eat Pray Love

“When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.” – Erma Bombeck

“Raising kids is part joy and part guerrilla warfare.” — Ed Asner

I was asked recently, “what is it like being a parent?”

Well, it is NEVER a dull moment.

I gave my usual answer, “it is the best thing that has ever happened to me.”

As the day went on, I just couldn’t get that question out of my head. Is that my go-to answer? Or is it something I truly believe with all my heart? I decided to try to answer her question in more detail, hence, this post. 🙂

What is it like being a parent?

I always knew that I wanted to be a mommy. Keep On Reading!


Taking Out My Yard Stick……

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Theodore Roosevelt said, “comparison is the thief of joy.” The funny thing about this quote is I completely agree with it. I mean, it is one of those quotes that you just want to pull a “Tom Cruise” (AKA jump on a couch and shout it from the rooftop, or would the correct term be couch top?) Anyways, you get my point. However, just because I totally feel Theo with this comment does not mean I don’t compare myself to others. It is so easy to do!

The situation is always ripe for some fresh comparison. I mean, the world makes it so freakin’ easy to compare yourself to others. All you have to do is look online, Facebook, commercials, TV shows, movies, the magazines at the checkout lines, or the other moms ANYWHERE you go……..” look at me, look at me!! Don’t you wish you were more like me?” 😦 😦 At least, that is what they say in my crazy, little head. (Mmmm….note to self, maybe calling yourself crazy isn’t the best way to get readers.” Eh! Who isn’t crazy these days?!?!

I think this is even harder for moms. You don’t just find yourself comparing yourself to other moms, but sometimes you also find yourself comparing your children. (I know that sounds horrible. I don’t do this often, but I vowed to be honest with this blog.) Let me clarify, I don’t mean that I would want any children other than my own. I mean, more like the material stuff. I am really bad about comparing my physical appearance and success up against other moms. For example, my son has to be at pre-k by 7:45 am Keep On Reading!


LONG Mommy Day…….

Like a boss

Being a mom (or parent) is exhausting.  HAHAHA!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Exhausting is an understatement. Can I get an “AMEN?” In fact, as I sit here writing this I’m on my 3rd cup of coffee and it is only 7:45 am. I’m feeling a little like a zombie or Mombie as the term is sometimes used. Let me tell you about my day yesterday and that will explain why my rear end is dragging a little more than normal this morning…….zzzzzzzzzzz

Oops, sorry. I dozed off there for a minute. Here we go……

Yesterday (Thursday) started off like a normal day for us since my oldest started pre-k. I woke up about 5:45 and started getting myself ready. I remember thinking to myself that I heard my oldest sneezing and coughing a bit during the night, but he has allergies like me (lucky boy) so I didn’t think much of it. I got both my boys up at 6:15 and got them fed, dressed, teeth brushed, etc…..and we were out the door by 7:15. I got Nikola to school by 7:45 and then Sagan and I headed to get groceries. We went to HEB and Wal-Mart because the grocery stores can’t seem to get it together to make it easier on parents and have the same things! HA! So I had to go to both to get everything on our list. Then we headed home, I got the groceries unloaded and put up just in time to leave at 10:45 to go pick up Nikola.

11:15 am

I pick up Nikola from school, thinking “Yay! We get to go home and stay this afternoon. No errands!”

NOT!! Keep On Reading!