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Sage had been dreading her 12th birthday for months now and hates that being 12 means she's now almost ...
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Sage had been dreading her 12th birthday for months now and hates that being 12 means she's now almost grown-up and therefore, going to have more responsibilities. Which is why, for the first time since forever, she didn't have a theme for her birthday. In the past, we've had Sophia the 1st, ... Sage had been dreading her 12th birthday for months now and hates that being 12 means she's now almost grown-up and therefore, going to have more responsibilities. Which is why, for the first time since forever, she didn't have a theme for her birthday. In the past, we've had Sophia the 1st, Mermaids, Harry Potter, Brave, Fairies etc. But this year, she said she felt pressured and even though i've been asking her months and weeks before her birthday what she wanted, she said she haven't decided yet.
I told her that when I was her age I couldn't wait to grow up. I hated being treated like a child and wanted to be taken seriously. "But that's you,mom" she said. "I don't want to grow up yet, l want to still be a kid." She looked away and I heard her repress her sobs. I hugged her then, and told her that she's got nothing to worry about. And that she will be my baby forever anyway. "Twelve is easy, baby" I said as I kissed her on her forehead. "Promise?" she asked.
And what do parents do when their child asks them if everything's gonna be okay? We tell them yes, not to lie, but because every good parent is going to do everything they can to cushion each blow, break each fall, soften whatever hurt that's coming their way.
So I looked her in the eye and said "Promise." .
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Let your kids decide if they want to skate, do ballet, play basketball, ride horses or ride a mountain ...
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Let your kids decide if they want to skate, do ballet, play basketball, ride horses or ride a mountain bike. No matter if she’s a girl of course she can skate maybe even better than her brothers. And if your Son wants to be a ballet dancer and likes dolls I hope you buy him a pretty doll and sign him ... Let your kids decide if they want to skate, do ballet, play basketball, ride horses or ride a mountain bike. No matter if she’s a girl of course she can skate maybe even better than her brothers. And if your Son wants to be a ballet dancer and likes dolls I hope you buy him a pretty doll and sign him up to ballet class. Kids are awesome. So let them be who they want to be. I’m so thankful that my parents let me play soccer, bought me boys cloths, got me my first skateboard when I was eight, signed me up for karate lessons, drum lessons lived with that I was kind of a little boy... came home with holes in my jeans, dirty hands but a smile that was so bright and that’s what matters. To be happy and have supportive parents. Thank u mom and dad! Cheers to all the awesome kids out there, be who u are.
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Happy Mother’s Day to all those mamas out there, especially the ones who had to be both mom and dad. ...
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Happy Mother’s Day to all those mamas out there, especially the ones who had to be both mom and dad. And happy Mother’s Day to all those dads who had to do the same. I’m not a parent but I was a handful when I was younger so I feel for you None of us would be the person we are without our moms/dads whether ... Happy Mother’s Day to all those mamas out there, especially the ones who had to be both mom and dad. And happy Mother’s Day to all those dads who had to do the same. I’m not a parent but I was a handful when I was younger so I feel for you 😂
None of us would be the person we are without our moms/dads whether our childhood was good or bad. Honestly, we all have fucked up stories about our childhoods. Parents do the best they can and it’s our job to take the experiences (good and bad) and let them mold us. #happymothersday
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When mom and dad love you. When dad wakes you up to do a shot of 1738 with you. #TwentyNine #Birthday ...
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When mom and dad love you. When dad wakes you up to do a shot of 1738 with you. #TwentyNine #Birthday #Love #Parents When mom and dad love you. When dad wakes you up to do a shot of 1738 with you. #TwentyNine #Birthday #Love #Parents
guys I hate myself. I can't stop cutting and my home life is horrible right now. All my parents do is ...
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guys I hate myself. I can't stop cutting and my home life is horrible right now. All my parents do is fight and I'm about to move in with my mom and I have to give my dogs away and I love them so much. I'm under so much stress right now because I'm almost failing in school. But fuck it. I'm so tired and ... guys I hate myself. I can't stop cutting and my home life is horrible right now. All my parents do is fight and I'm about to move in with my mom and I have to give my dogs away and I love them so much. I'm under so much stress right now because I'm almost failing in school. But fuck it. I'm so tired and all I do is sleep and I can't stop crying over things that aren't even sad. Everything touches me so deeply now. I think about suicide constantly and I dream of killing myself. My anxiety is super high right now and I can't sleep. I'm worried about things I have no control over. I feel alone even though i tell @phycxdelic everything to and she's there when I need her. I feel unsafe and scared all the time and I feel bad because I'm holding everyone back and I slow people down because I'm needy
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THIS!! Children learn how to communicate from their parents. I learned what I did and had to reteach ...
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THIS!! Children learn how to communicate from their parents. I learned what I did and had to reteach myself how to undo what was done. It's been the hardest thing I've ever had to manage. Communicating with grace and humility. I struggle EACH day. I am not Super Mom or perfect!! Very far from ... THIS!!
Children learn how to communicate from their parents. I learned what I did and had to reteach myself how to undo what was done. It's been the hardest thing I've ever had to manage. Communicating with grace and humility. I struggle EACH day. I am not Super Mom or perfect!! Very far from it. But I'm a human who is willing to learn and listen. A mom who is trying each day with what I know and what I also know not to do. When I fall short I try to come back with rational reasoning or just say "I'm sorry". #BreakTheCycle #ItStartsWithYou
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My name is Zane and I'm growing up without my dad. Thats very tough for me just being a little boy approaching ...
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My name is Zane and I'm growing up without my dad. Thats very tough for me just being a little boy approaching 7 years old July 28th. My Dad was there and he is no longer here because someone took his life. It's days I'm sad but I really don't understand. I ask all to just keep me in prayer and I need ... My name is Zane and I'm growing up without my dad. Thats very tough for me just being a little boy approaching 7 years old July 28th. My Dad was there and he is no longer here because someone took his life. It's days I'm sad but I really don't understand. I ask all to just keep me in prayer and I need positive role models in my life. Living life with my daddy and I want to be a kid and grow up so can y'all stop the Violence. That's My Dad in a caskets. What's that.... I can't even explain it. My mommy tell me my dad is in heaven. Questions. Can I visit? Whats heaven.... Will I ever see my dad again. My Grandma said she has so many pictures to share because all we have is memories. Can you all think before you pull a trigger. I'm sorry for all these children dying. I'm sorry to the parents because my mom also hurt of my dad being murdered. How do I support my family. Remember I was only 3 when my dad was shot in his chest and died. I will never forget my dad. Love you mom and thank you for holding it down. Thanks to my step dad for stepping up for Greg. He Thanks you. Ripdaddy. He's forever with me I just don't understand. Maybe one day I can help somebody understand my pain growing up with a father being murdered.... OCG kids clothing line should be on its way. My GMA is going through a lot but will not give up.... @tiffany_cuteface
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“God is greater than any thing, greater than any situation. He is El Shaddai. The God who is more than ...
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“God is greater than any thing, greater than any situation. He is El Shaddai. The God who is more than enough. The Healer, Deliverer, Provider. God of all comfort, God of Hope for tomorrow, and God of all peace and rest. He is our strength when we feel weak.“ ~my grandmother, Ruth I was reading ... “God is greater than any thing, greater than any situation. He is El Shaddai. The God who is more than enough. The Healer, Deliverer, Provider. God of all comfort, God of Hope for tomorrow, and God of all peace and rest. He is our strength when we feel weak.“ ~my grandmother, Ruth

I was reading in my grandmother’s Bible this morning. It’s one of the most precious and priceless things I have because she was so special to me, a hero in the faith (and so is my mom... I’ve been so blessed to have such an incredible legacy and heritage in them both). Her name was Ruth, and my parents named my middle name after her (that’s where the “r” in “andrearhowey” comes from… my middle name, Ruth). This little note tucked in the pages stuck out to me this morning and I thought it might encourage some of you, too.

One of the best things we can do when we feel overwhelmed or in need of courage or have a need before us we don’t know how to handle, is to get into the Word and to start declaring who God is.

I think that’s why I love this little note (and all the little notes she made in this Bible) so much. Who knows what my grandmother was contemplating or praying about the day she scribbled this note, but it’s as true a word today as it was when she wrote it. The truth does not change. God has not changed. Praise God for that!
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Today would have been my parents 66th anniversary. Mom was 17 when they met and knew right away that ...
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Today would have been my parents 66th anniversary. Mom was 17 when they met and knew right away that Dad was the one. I sure do miss him but I know he's always with me. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad. You sure did have a wonderful life. Miss you Dad. Ich liebe dich. #anniversaries #love #family #lovemyparents ... Today would have been my parents 66th anniversary. Mom was 17 when they met and knew right away that Dad was the one. I sure do miss him but I know he's always with me. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad. You sure did have a wonderful life. Miss you Dad. Ich liebe dich. #anniversaries #love #family #lovemyparents #missyou
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I honestly don’t even know how to put how I feel into words, the words can’t seem to come close to compare ...
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I honestly don’t even know how to put how I feel into words, the words can’t seem to come close to compare to how I legitimately feel. Losing my brother at such a young age is something I never saw coming. 21 years old is much too young to have your life taken. He had so much life left to live, so much ... I honestly don’t even know how to put how I feel into words, the words can’t seem to come close to compare to how I legitimately feel. Losing my brother at such a young age is something I never saw coming. 21 years old is much too young to have your life taken. He had so much life left to live, so much more time to find his happiness, start a family, to grow old and experience life to its fullest potential...Choosing between caskets and making funeral arrangements for John wasn’t something I thought I would ever have to do. It’s been one month since he’s passed now and I’d be lying if I said I was fine, yet still when people ask that’s what I continue to tell them and quite honestly tell myself as well. And I feel so much for my parents especially my mom, my mom is such a strong and loving woman, I can’t even imagine how to cope with the loss of a child and I find myself constantly wondering how to help her, myself, and my family get through this. John was such a caring, compassionate, and loving man- he had so many amazing qualities and it’s crazy to understand that he’s no longer here, that someone who was so extraordinary isn’t here anymore. He’s my big brother, my only brother, he was supposed to be the one to protect me, help me, annoy me, etc.

But through all this I’m so happy to have had him for a brother for the last 21 years, even if we didn’t always get along 100%. 21 years of memories is a lot yet still no where near enough, there’s nothing more that I want than for you to be here still.And I am so so thankful that I’ve had the last year to truly be grateful for what I had. Im glad that he was given a second chance in this life and that it in turn gave me the second chance to appreciate and treasure him and all the memories we have. He was such an amazing son, brother, friend, and uncle. It breaks my heart knowing that none of us will be able to grow with him anymore, and that Noah doesn’t have his uncle anymore.

I love and miss you so so much John, hope you’re resting peacefully ❤️
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When mom "ask" me to stop watchin fairytail <span class="emoji emoji1f624"></span> #parents #logic #wtf #crazy #me #i #am #like #smurrr ...
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When mom "ask" me to stop watchin fairytail #parents #logic #wtf #crazy #me #i #am #like #smurrr #what? #dont #do #thid #s #mom #while #i #am #watching #fairytail When mom "ask" me to stop watchin fairytail 😤 #parents #logic #wtf #crazy #me #i #am #like #smurrr #what? #dont #do #thid #s #mom #while #i #am #watching #fairytail
Game day every day has never been truer. Parents do not get days off and when pregnant, it feels like ...
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Game day every day has never been truer. Parents do not get days off and when pregnant, it feels like you never even get to sit on the bench. During my pregnancy, I stayed active so that I had the energy to work, parent, and do household chores like cooking and cleaning even at the end of a busy day. ... Game day every day has never been truer. Parents do not get days off and when pregnant, it feels like you never even get to sit on the bench. During my pregnancy, I stayed active so that I had the energy to work, parent, and do household chores like cooking and cleaning even at the end of a busy day. I am the mom who is always wearing active wear at the playground to be able to chase Tommy (& eventually Connor!) when he runs for the street and these @adidas shoes I got from @modells are perfect to wear with jeans as well as my go-to leggings. They are part of my #FitMom uniform. #GameDayEveryDay #ad #FitPregnancy
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What do you do when your child is the only Black student in the classroom? We are talking about it on ...
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What do you do when your child is the only Black student in the classroom? We are talking about it on the blog. Link in bio. _ Girl mom here. And I must admit, sending my daughter to school has me pretty freaked out. I don’t mean in the sense that something will happen to her but…that something ... What do you do when your child is the only Black student in the classroom? We are talking about it on the blog. Link in bio.
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Girl mom here. And I must admit, sending my daughter to school has me pretty freaked out. I don’t mean in the sense that something will happen to her but…that something will happen to her identity. Granted, this isn’t her first time in public shool. She attended Pre-K last year and her class was very diverse. There were children of many different backgrounds but most especially, there were children who looked just like her. Other Black children. -
This is something many Black parents face. The decision to send our children to school in Black neighborhoods where the school rating is suprisingly low or to send them to school in a more affluent area where the schools are suprisingly White. For a moment, I thought – did I make the right decision? -
Read the full article on www.blackmomsblog.com or at link in bio.
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#diversity #representationmatters #backtoschool #firstdayofschool #kindergarden #blackparenting #blackmothood #blackfamily
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<span class="emoji emoji1f44b"></span> Hi, I’m a short girl! When I was little my Mom told me if I wanted to grow tall, I had to drink milk. ...
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Hi, I’m a short girl! When I was little my Mom told me if I wanted to grow tall, I had to drink milk. I hated my nightly routine of drinking a glass of milk before bed, but dang did I want to be tall. Maybe it’s an Asian parent thing, wanting their child to grow tall and skinny. Now I’m 28, still a shorty ... 👋 Hi, I’m a short girl!
When I was little my Mom told me if I wanted to grow tall, I had to drink milk. I hated my nightly routine of drinking a glass of milk before bed, but dang did I want to be tall. Maybe it’s an Asian parent thing, wanting their child to grow tall and skinny. Now I’m 28, still a shorty and the joke was on me all along. Do you have any stories of weird things your parents made you do when you where young, I have to know!
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Mommys little helper. Never to early to teach the value of chores and basic household activities. ...
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Mommys little helper. Never to early to teach the value of chores and basic household activities. Nowadays parents do too much for their kids where they become so dependent on them and then they are 18 and have never washed their own clothes, mom & dad pay for everything, never made themselves ... Mommys little helper. Never to early to teach the value of chores and basic household activities. Nowadays parents do too much for their kids where they become so dependent on them and then they are 18 and have never washed their own clothes, mom & dad pay for everything, never made themselves a meal etc. Kids need to know parents love them & will always help, but not be dependent on them. #growbutterflygrow. Hope she likes washing dishes when I really need her help🤣😄 #rasingindependentkids #18monthold #montessoritoddler #basiclifeskills #justsaying #myownphilosophy #preciousmoments #lovebeingamom #socalmom #doingthebestICan #letsraisegoodpeople
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screaming for cream | i made a trip to the ice cream shop, a new age ice cream shop that feels a lot like ...
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screaming for cream | i made a trip to the ice cream shop, a new age ice cream shop that feels a lot like the old age ice cream shops. the age old ice creamshops like the Baskin Robbins our parents took us to when we made small but grand personal accomplishments; an A on a test, completing a public ... screaming for cream | i made a trip to the ice cream shop, a new age ice cream shop that feels a lot like the old age ice cream shops. the age old ice creamshops like the Baskin Robbins our parents took us to when we made small but grand personal accomplishments; an A on a test, completing a public speaking talk or smashing the science competition.
going to the ice cream shop was a lot different than hauling down an ice cream truck or the local market that happened to also scoop cream alongside burgers and fries, patty melts and sundaes. going to the ice cream shop was an event, a place and a time that requested you to be of a certain manner of ‘doing’ ice cream.
my father always, without fail ordered a banana split. he would tell us ‘don’t let your eyes get bigger than your stomach’ when it came to food but never when it came to ice cream. my mom was simple and pure: usually a traditional flavor like vanilla or chocolate paired with one scoop of something rich in flavor like butter pecan.
as for me, I’d often try a lot of flavors; what can I say, I love exploring. but more ofthen than not I’d settle on one, the unassuming one that I discovered one summer when I went pass my idea of not wanting something with too much chocolate.
that flavor was gold medal ribbon. this flavor marked a lot of A’s on report cards, tears at coming in second place, overcoming nerves in front of large crowds and passing my driver test the second time, darn that wrong lane shift on the freeway the first time.
crazy how this coffee: notes of caramel sorbet, slivers of nougat, cacao nib shavings and a quarter of a ripened red gala Apple reminds of of the ice cream shop and a heaping scoop of gold medal ribbon.
the only difference now, is the red Gala Apple is the chaser, nothing was chasing me as a kid. and now, all can do when I drink coffee is chase memories. | #coffeetographer x @marcyandmyrtle |
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The smell of sambrani always makes me think of home. More specifically, Sundays at home. . Since ...
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The smell of sambrani always makes me think of home. More specifically, Sundays at home. . Since mom worked all of my life, Sundays were especially special. That'd be the day parents took care of the chores. You either went on "visits" in the afternoon or had people come over. Evenings would ... The smell of sambrani always makes me think of home. More specifically, Sundays at home.
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Since mom worked all of my life, Sundays were especially special. That'd be the day parents took care of the chores. You either went on "visits" in the afternoon or had people come over. Evenings would be for treats. Maybe a movie, maybe a restaurant, maybe both. Sometimes a temple visit, sometimes some shopping.
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Sunday would be the day when mom washed her hair, did a little puja and the whole house smelt of sambrani in the morning. Like any other working mother, overcome by guilt she'd overcompensate come mealtime, every single Sunday. And there were few things we looked forward to like a Sunday post-lunch nap!
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The smell of sambrani instantly gets me nostalgic. I always thought it reminded me of home, but today it struck me, it always reminded me of mom.
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Do you ever feel so homesick some days, your heart hurts?
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P.S: I am okay, really am. :)
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(Swipe left because my mom's a knock out) First thing I did this morning was to wish my mummy a Happy ...
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(Swipe left because my mom's a knock out) First thing I did this morning was to wish my mummy a Happy Mother's Day! She understands that I have to be present at my client's competition all day so I'm taking her to dinner on another day. In these 34 years of my life, she has always been there for ... (Swipe left because my mom's a knock out)
First thing I did this morning was to wish my mummy a Happy Mother's Day! She understands that I have to be present at my client's competition all day so I'm taking her to dinner on another day. 💗😍 In these 34 years of my life, she has always been there for me. She laughed with me during the good times and cried with me when my heart was broken. She is a very traditional woman and doesn't understand why I bodybuild.. BUT she has always supported my decisions.
She gives me my space to make mistakes and learn from them, and she always have the right words to build me back again. She NEVER once pressurise me to date or get married ( because let's face it, a lot of Asian parents do that. Lol. )

My mom puts everyone else before herself. She's fiercely loyal and she's the kindest, most giving person I've ever known. I'm truly blessed to be able to call her mom. 💗
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@bbrand123 asked us to share 3 things about me so here goes: 1️⃣ even though I love to go on walks more ...
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@bbrand123 asked us to share 3 things about me so here goes: 1️⃣ even though I love to go on walks more than anything except eating, I will run like a bat out of HE double toothpicks up the stairs when mom gets my harness out. She has to come find me and sometimes chase me to put it on. 2️⃣ I can open ... @bbrand123 asked us to share 3 things about me so here goes:
1️⃣ even though I love to go on walks more than anything except eating, I will run like a bat out of HE double toothpicks up the stairs when mom gets my harness out. She has to come find me and sometimes chase me to put it on.
2️⃣ I can open up all the doors at daycare and have shown the other dogs how to do the same
3️⃣ my parents play music on Alexa when they leave the house so I don’t feel lonely. Also so hopefully I won’t be naughty either
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4️⃣ I secretly watch all of the Real Housewives shows with mom. To make dad not feel left out, I’ll also watch the gun dog shows with him.
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This was shot by @bighstudios about 4 years ago. He was still testing out the camera and if you look ...
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This was shot by @bighstudios about 4 years ago. He was still testing out the camera and if you look closely, I still had my flats on. This picture was a test shot. The entire shoot was a test. I had only come in for Polaroids that day and Big H was supposed to be shooting another model, but then he ... This was shot by @bighstudios about 4 years ago. He was still testing out the camera and if you look closely, I still had my flats on.
This picture was a test shot. The entire shoot was a test. I had only come in for Polaroids that day and Big H was supposed to be shooting another model, but then he took a few pictures of me and decided that he wanted me in his shoot. I went into hair and makeup with @iamdodos and we started figuring it out from there. I didn’t have the turban right away, we had an Igbo Chief cap instead and the turban was just for wind and effect- we quickly realised our mistake and I had one of the most memorable shoots in my 3 years career as a model.
Now the thing is that this particular picture, I did not like. I thought my muscles were too defined and it kind of made me look masculine. I never liked the fact that I had abs, or my collarbones looked like they could slice something, or that my thighs were too far apart, or that my statistics were so tiny, I had never worn a designer’s clothes without needing additional fitting. I had to wear 22 outfits during fashion week 2014 which I strongly feel had something to do with the fact that I fit into all the tiny clothes that no one else did.
I look back and remember when a family friend told 5ft8 9 years old me that I was too tall and would never find a man to marry me (LOL), or when in elementary school I thought I was weird for having dimples when no one else did. Lol or those times my mom would keep me home for 2 weeks whenever I get back from school, cause she didn’t want people seeing how skinny I got and start thinking my parents do not feed me (I actually liked that part since I had to sleep in on Sundays and not go to church)!! Now finally I started putting on weight and even my family asks why I’m getting fat (even though I still fit into clothes I’ve had since they last saw me, only now I don’t have extra space in the hips and butt part of my jeans) lmao!

Point is, I look back now at all my personal “commas” and I shake my head and myself.
See, I wish I knew then what I know now. You can’t please anyone so love yourself apologetically, no matter what!
You would be alright.
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 #sponsored Is your baby riding safely in his/her carseat? What do you do when you see someone's baby ...
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#sponsored Is your baby riding safely in his/her carseat? What do you do when you see someone's baby whose chest clip is too low? Do or should you speak up? Personally I feel terrible for not speaking up as one, I feel like I'd be stepping on their toes and in their business but also because I'm ... #sponsored Is your baby riding safely in his/her carseat? What do you do when you see someone's baby whose chest clip is too low? Do or should you speak up? Personally I feel terrible for not speaking up as one, I feel like I'd be stepping on their toes and in their business but also because I'm a first-time mom and definitely no know-it-all. I'm extra cautious when talking about baby related things as so many people gets so much advice (unsolicited or otherwise). ____________________________________
But I can tell you this much, I'm so thankful of my large Instagram reach, where I can publicly speak up and use the hashtag #TurnAfter2 and properly inform parents of car seat safety. I don't claim to be an expert, especially as a first-time parent I am definitely not nor ever claimed to be. What I can do is use my voice to teach and inform. Learn more on my blog today - link is always in the bio. I'm also giving away the exact same car seat that is in my blog post today (the @chicco.usa NextFit iX Zip convertible carseat). ______________________________________________________
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We got a bunch of bad mamas in our crew. That’s one of the things we are most proud of. We have a community ...
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We got a bunch of bad mamas in our crew. That’s one of the things we are most proud of. We have a community of women who are great on their own, but choose to come together to do even greater things in their businesses. Our MIMS love to share resources, tips, and personal experiences with one another. ... We got a bunch of bad mamas in our crew. That’s one of the things we are most proud of. We have a community of women who are great on their own, but choose to come together to do even greater things in their businesses.
Our MIMS love to share resources, tips, and personal experiences with one another. So if you have a question, #AskAMIM.

Today, we asked our MIM @shaniciaboswell of @blackmomsblog this question: How important is community to your business and life?

Here’s what she had to say: “Community is literally everything to my business and life. I am the primary parent to my daughter and my community of friends, parents, and other mom bloggers is what helps me juggle everyday life. I have friends that help babysit, parents who I can talk to when I need a pick me up, and other mama bloggers that I can bounce ideas around with. Without them, I couldn't do any of it!” How about you? How important is community to your business and life? Comment below. #majoringinmotherhood #momcrushmonday
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They said it would get easier in time.... they lied . I don’t care what type of relationship you have ...
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They said it would get easier in time.... they lied . I don’t care what type of relationship you have with your parents, try to reconcile and work things out . . . . When my mom got sick, my life changed drastically. I was there at the ER visit when she started feeling pain . . . I was there for ... They said it would get easier in time.... they lied . I don’t care what type of relationship you have with your parents, try to reconcile and work things out .
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When my mom got sick, my life changed drastically. I was there at the ER visit when she started feeling pain .
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I was there for her 1st surgery to remove what we thought was kidney stones .
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I was there when the nephrologist found cancer (bladder cancer)
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It was me that pushed her to get a second opinion when the doctors in Louisiana didn’t know what to do .
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It was me that she lived with for 3 months in Texas after her surgery
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It was me that drone from Houston to Baton Rouge every weekend for 2 years to help my step daddy take care of her .
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It was me that picked out her casket, her flowers & the theme for her funeral ( we wore denim & purple) and she changed her glasses twice ( she loved her shades baby )
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It was me that wrote her obituary and spoke over her at her funeral... never shedding one tear because it was me that HAD to be strong . . .
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But today, it is me - the 35 year old woman who just wants a hug and a kiss from mommy and it hurts that she’s not here
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And on top of that I’m 350 Miles away from my other mommy @ladycwil who knows what to do when I get like this ....
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Prayers please 🙏
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heading home to my children today and thinking about all the families still separated at the border... ...
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heading home to my children today and thinking about all the families still separated at the border... when my kids ask me "mom, what did you do when they took children away from their parents and locked them up?" i want to have a real answer. thank you to everyone who's marching, calling representatives, ... heading home to my children today and thinking about all the families still separated at the border... when my kids ask me "mom, what did you do when they took children away from their parents and locked them up?" i want to have a real answer. thank you to everyone who's marching, calling representatives, using their voices. #wethepeople #keepfamiliestogether 📷: @designboom
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This is exactly what I do when I'm bored<span class="emoji emoji1f445"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f436"></span> Miss you Lucas<span class="emoji emoji1f436"></span> *woof*<span class="emoji emoji1f445"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f4a6"></span> #EnriqueIglesias #dad #annakournikova ...
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This is exactly what I do when I'm bored Miss you Lucas *woof* #EnriqueIglesias #dad #annakournikova #mom #family #parents #pet #enrique #anna #bailando #teamjack This is exactly what I do when I'm bored👅🐶 Miss you Lucas🐶 *woof*👅💦
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This dedication is to my parents. If you know me, you know I call my dad 'Sparky,' my mom 'Puddin,' ...
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This dedication is to my parents. If you know me, you know I call my dad 'Sparky,' my mom 'Puddin,' and they are my everything. Ever since I was little they engraved in me that I could do anything I set my mind to. There was never any limits and they used to tell all of us kids, "Do what you love, love ... This dedication is to my parents. If you know me, you know I call my dad 'Sparky,' my mom 'Puddin,' and they are my everything. Ever since I was little they engraved in me that I could do anything I set my mind to. There was never any limits and they used to tell all of us kids, "Do what you love, love what you do." When I was 18 years old and told them I was moving to Nashville to pursue music, they trusted me and cheered me on. They have been with me on this journey every step of the way, and have held my hand through all the up's and downs. Mom, Dad, this ones for you. Love you to Jesus and back 💗 #CIWK #COMINGSOON #april6 #newmusic
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Had an amazing weekend with my parents who visited from Minnesota. ⠀ We did the normal stuff: binge ...
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Had an amazing weekend with my parents who visited from Minnesota. ⠀ We did the normal stuff: binge ate, couple touristy things, retold hilarious family stories.. we even got a workout in (mom put on an absolute single leg rdl CLINIC🏋️‍♀️) ⠀ It made me reflect on parents. If you are like ... Had an amazing weekend with my parents who visited from Minnesota.

We did the normal stuff: binge ate, couple touristy things, retold hilarious family stories.. we even got a workout in (mom put on an absolute single leg rdl CLINIC🏋️‍♀️)

It made me reflect on parents. If you are like me, you are lucky to not only have loving parents but to still have them alive and healthy. It’s really a blessing.

There is a great waitbutwhy article called “the tail end” where the author highlights an under-appreciated phenomenon: IF, upon graduation, you move away from home and only see your parents a limited number of times per year (let’s say 5-6 times per year for 2-3 days on average), and assume you saw your parents most days from age 0-18, THEN ON YOUR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION DAY YOU HAVE ALREADY SPENT OVER 90% OF YOUR TOTAL DAYS WITH YOUR PARENTS.

That’s nuts. As a 31 year-old, that provides real (somewhat alarming) perspective. A wake up call to really be present, not to be short or annoy easily, to really listen intently, to be generous, to express gratitude, and to show appreciation for what is a massive sacrifice (raising a human, let alone doing it reasonably well, lol).

Just something for you to chew on.. hope you enjoyed and it gave you a bit of perspective. Now go call mom or dad and say I love you, seriously, even if it’s weird or you haven’t talked to them in a while. Trust me, do it!

PS - when I was 23 my Mom was annoyed with me and in an exasperated tone asked “when are you going to stop talking about MACROS!?” but now she is a quest bar queen and hip hinging machine!!! Macros forever, Mom!😂 #loveyouboth #family
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To 9 years of NidSun partner @drsunnybawa 😎<span class="emoji emoji1f44a"></span> . No we didn’t start off like this, I don’t share my ...
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To 9 years of NidSun partner @drsunnybawa 😎 . No we didn’t start off like this, I don’t share my personal life much on Social Media, its usual health, food, work etc… On this remarkable day thought of sharing our story.. . We're lucky to be born to the most amazing parents, but our dad was ... To 9 years of NidSun partner @drsunnybawa 😎👊 .

No we didn’t start off like this, I don’t share my personal life much on Social Media, its usual health, food, work etc… On this remarkable day thought of sharing our story..
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We're lucky to be born to the most amazing parents, but our dad was given premature disability retirement without a pension when we were kids, we had a fulfilling life but money was always a constant issue. We both received a good education, in government institutions and for us, the path was set, finish degrees and work. There was no way to get a higher education, both our parents were struggling with finances. So, I started working at 21 and my brother a little later (medicine is a longer course). We worked our ass off for years before we had enough to open our own brand. .

When @nidsunwellness opened we had no idea how we were paying the bills and the first 6 months were so hard, we had to take money from our mom. The first 1.5 years was a struggle to make any money and then things changed for us when people started believing in our brand . We have worked over 60 hours a week since then, no we don’t have time to party, do chill scenes or kill time ( believe me I still haven’t seen Game of Thrones yet). I work 3 jobs still and so does my brother. Our vision was to help people achieve what they want, in the process we earned some profit, still some months we make money, some months we lose. Money comes and goes it was never about or never would be about financial benefits alone. .

I wrote all this because I see so many young people, get into this idea of quick rich schemes, the idea of partying chilling ….and the concept of working smart. You see people on social media and assume about their life being perfect. Well perfect is a concept ( you’ll still bump into in Delhi metro, do say Hi)…Your only job is to find your purpose and just surrender to it and work hard hard and harder, hope you find (it can't be social media)
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Cheers to NidSun !!! Many more to follow. .

Not sponsored by @bmwindia_official we are their proud and loyal customers 💚 I am a kinda #bmw fan . Also I made him wear @pumaindia shoes 🤩 PC : Mom
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Really missing my parents right now.. Especially my mom, if you didnt know already i moved back across ...
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Really missing my parents right now.. Especially my mom, if you didnt know already i moved back across canada to live with my grandparents (last time i lived here was when i was 7) because i had really bad depression and needed a change, my parents didnt do anything wrong for me to leave i just ... Really missing my parents right now.. Especially my mom, if you didnt know already i moved back across canada to live with my grandparents (last time i lived here was when i was 7) because i had really bad depression and needed a change, my parents didnt do anything wrong for me to leave i just wanted to see my other family and old friends and such, but i still talk to my parents and brother all the time but its not the same yano... I miss the little things i did with my mom like just going grocery shopping and when she would come into my room to talk about things, and just going to get coffee and singing songs in the car together, not having her around anymore makes things really different and i just love her so much and i just want you guys to truly appreciate what you have and just yano show your mom you appreciate her and love her ... -
But on the bright side she has been thinking about moving back here , because she really wants to but i mean my little brother was practically raised where theyre at now so it wouldnt be right to move him away but i mean... Please pray that they will.. Im hoping 💓
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I DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH <span class="emoji emoji1f4b0"></span> . When I first decided I wanted to work as a holistic healer I was in school ...
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I DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH . When I first decided I wanted to work as a holistic healer I was in school to become a veterinary technician. I was in my first year in the program and my acne was horrific... . I was a few months into treating myself internally for acne and had changed everything. I lived ... I DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH 💰
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When I first decided I wanted to work as a holistic healer I was in school to become a veterinary technician. I was in my first year in the program and my acne was horrific...
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I was a few months into treating myself internally for acne and had changed everything. I lived and breathed holistic medicine.
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My stress levels were high and my skin was really hard to look at and face every morning. I had been going back and forth with the idea if I should pursue holistic medicine or stick with the veterinary technician program.
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I remember walking my 2 previous dogs with my mom one afternoon, it was a really nice day and I was going to explain that I wanted to go into holistic medicine.
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When I told her she couldn’t understand why I was going to stop the vet tech program, I had wanted to work with animals since I was very young.
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I broke down and told her it’s not what I am suppose to do with my life. The program wasn’t what I thought it was going to be.
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I’m not sure where I would be right now if I had stuck with that program.
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When my parents understood that I was serious about going into a holistic medicine we decided on @nutritionschool which would teach me all about becoming a coach and how to heal with natural medicine.
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At the time I did not have $5,000 to enroll in the next class that was starting in September of 2014 and my parents could only support me with a little bit of the cost.
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I was again frustrated and completely lost on what I was supposed to do..
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I remember writing a quote on my wall when everything seemed to be falling apart. “You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.”
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One week after I wrote this and let go on how I was going to make this happen, my parents told me I was going to be able to enroll.
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My papa who had passed from a certain kind of cancer was in a lawsuit where his children would get compensation from the case.
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The last check my parents received they gave to me to use to enroll in this program. They told me it’s what my Papa would have wanted.
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What’s something you changed in your own life that didn’t really make sense to others?👇
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Bismillahi walhamdulillahi 'alaa rasulillah... Ya Allah, bless my mom for always be so forgiving even ...
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Bismillahi walhamdulillahi 'alaa rasulillah... Ya Allah, bless my mom for always be so forgiving even when I make mistakes, she continues to give from what she has and she always wants the best for me. She sacrificed a lot to give us food, shelter, and clothing,and always sticking by us ... Bismillahi walhamdulillahi 'alaa rasulillah... Ya Allah,
bless my mom for always be so forgiving
even when I make mistakes, she continues to give from what she has and she always wants the best for me. She sacrificed a lot to give us food, shelter, and clothing,and always sticking by us even thogh we gave her a hard time
and its not easy raising children as a single parent.

Ya Allah,
bless my mom because she makes duaa for me even if she is upset knowing that her duaa will be answered. (my siblings and I are given blessings from Him because of the duaa of our parents.). she cares for me more than I care for myself,and she does dua for me more than I do for myself.

Ya Allah,
bless my mom because she's always there for me, whenever I upset her she forgives me
and never mentions it ever again.
she does so much and at the end of the day
she does not complain which is true blessing from Allah. she loves me unconditionally,
and she always cheers me up,and taught me never to give up from an early age.

Ya Allah,
bless my mom for putting up with my behavior,
and the times I made her worry,she taught me how to be tough,and then how to be gentle at the same time,because only mothers know how to do that well,and she teaches by practice not by preaching,and for supporting me in all trials and tribulations

Ya Allah,
bless my mom for being generous to others,
and always tried to do the right thing,
she always wants the best for everyone,
she gave us the best she had,she always thinks good of others,she always loved her children and showed it,and she is one of the reasons I aim so high

Ya Allah,
bless my mom because being a mother is the scariest job in the world and I think she did pretty well with Your help, alhamdulillah.

Ya Allah,
bless my mom because she loves You
and raised us to love You. all praise due to You because she is the mother you chose for me

ps : May Allah SWT grant our mothers the highest Jannah and forgive us when we neglect them, ameen allahhuma ameen... HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMA I LOVE YOU ❤️
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Today I sat in my parents closet (cause it was the quietest place with a 2 year old and I had phone interviews ...
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Today I sat in my parents closet (cause it was the quietest place with a 2 year old and I had phone interviews for my upcoming trip to Sweden), and I sat answering questions about worship leading, Jesus, why is worship important to me, why do I love leading people in worship and all the beautiful ... Today I sat in my parents closet (cause it was the quietest place with a 2 year old and I had phone interviews for my upcoming trip to Sweden), and I sat answering questions about worship leading, Jesus, why is worship important to me, why do I love leading people in worship and all the beautiful questions. And almost every answer that I was giving I realized was coming from a place deep in my soul- that was cultivated from a young age. A young age of growing up in a home where my parents taught me so very much. Cause when I was young I would sit in MY closet inside their home (because yet again it was the quietest and most private spot I could find in my house with 2 younger siblings), and I would have my guitar and I would open my bible and just sing and worship the Lord.

And as I sat in their closet, sitting by their shoes I wanted to thank them:

Mom and dad—Thank you for helping me cultivate a relationship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit. You gave me space to learn who He is. You answered all my questions and helped me learn to hear His voice. You put me in places where I had space to spread my wings and learn to use my gifts- I’m so incredibly grateful for you being my parents. You two are incredible leaders. You’re always amazing stewards wherever God places you. You listen, you love, you wait, you move, you dance, you sing, you worship, you pray, you care, you instruct, you do what it takes and I’m so very grateful for your impact in my life. •
And Happy Late Mother’s Day to you mom- I want to be like you when I grow up. (And I also want your new shoes you got cause I’ve been staring at them for an hour 😁) •
“How beautiful on the mountains
are the feet of those who bring good news,
who proclaim peace,
who bring good tidings,
who proclaim salvation,
who say to Zion,
“Your God reigns!” (Isaiah 52:7)
@sandyjobe @papajobe
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Someone please help me! I thought my parents are divorced but now they're in the same bed and I do ...
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Someone please help me! I thought my parents are divorced but now they're in the same bed and I do not want to know what they're doing!! Today is not a good day.. Someone please help meeeeee Is this even normal??! I don't like the fact that they are getting closer again..I really don't like ... Someone please help me!
I thought my parents are divorced but now they're in the same bed and I do not want to know what they're doing!!
Today is not a good day..
Someone please help meeeeee
Is this even normal??! I don't like the fact that they are getting closer again..I really don't like my mom and living with my dad is more than perfect because I can do whatever I want but when my mom visits...that's a completely different story! I don't want my mom to come back :/
Can someone please tell me what to do cause I'm SO confused right now idek..just help me please .___.

#wtf #HELP
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I’m soaking up every last ounce of summer sun, freeing the arms, letting the hair run wild and just ...
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I’m soaking up every last ounce of summer sun, freeing the arms, letting the hair run wild and just generally abandoning any idea of acting like an adult with responsibilities at the moment. I think sometimes you just have to do that, but there’s something about being home with my parents that ... I’m soaking up every last ounce of summer sun, freeing the arms, letting the hair run wild and just generally abandoning any idea of acting like an adult with responsibilities at the moment. I think sometimes you just have to do that, but there’s something about being home with my parents that makes it all the easier. I’m a 38 year old woman that is spoiled rotten when I’m home. My mom insists on doing my laundry, and I’ll never say no as the smell of mom’s laundry is something I could never reproduce and is the freshest smell in the universe. My parents still take me out to dinner with their friends, and I still feel like a youngster there pretending to have important things to add to the conversation adults have. And both of my parents still say things like “you like tired, dear, go lay down” or “you’ve been working too hard, take a break.” For as long as I live, I’ll always be a ten year old at home and it will still probably shock my parents when I have to take business calls and sound like an adult. It shocks the hell out of me! How did twenty years go by in the blink of an eye?! If there are any youngings following, please try and remember how important your parents are in your life and value every single moment you have with them. I’ve had so many friends lose moms or dads this year and not a one of them could talk about it without saying “they wish they’d spend more time with them.” So in a very round about way, I’m saying show your parents some love today! And don’t worry about being a kid around them... you always will be, no matter what happens. http://liketk.it/2x96z #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKcurves #LTKeurope #LTKstyletip
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Mom you are the toughest person in this world and I am so sorry for what you are going through. You have ...
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Mom you are the toughest person in this world and I am so sorry for what you are going through. You have to battle yet another cancer but this time it is your own! Please put my mom in your prayers to help her get through her battle of breast cancer. Words can’t describe how much I love you mom!️ #Repost ... Mom you are the toughest person in this world and I am so sorry for what you are going through. You have to battle yet another cancer but this time it is your own! Please put my mom in your prayers to help her get through her battle of breast cancer. Words can’t describe how much I love you mom!❤️ #Repost @_.jenni_.thompson with @get_repost
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Dear Cancer,
There are a few things I need to get off of my “chest”. You made me a widow before any of my children were teenagers. You robbed them of a lifetime with their father. I’m unsure why you felt the need to pay me a visit less than 5 years later, but here’s what I do know.
There will be days when you get me down, and even make me cry. There will be days when you make me scared, even petrified. There may be days where you make me angry, probably furious. There will be days where I have to have surgeries bc of you and you will cause me lots of physical pain and misery. There may be a day when you take away my hair, my eyebrows and my eyelashes. I’m sure there will be days where you make me feel unattractive, even ugly. However, you will teach me more than ever that beauty is truly only skin deep. You will teach me more empathy than anything else ever could and give me the ability to help so many people, so for that, I thank you.
BUT, here is what you will not do. You will not take away both parents from my children before most of them can even drive a car. You will not rob me of being a mom and a step mom to the some of the most epic kids and bonus kids that have ever walked this planet. You will not take away the privilege of being a grandma from me, and you will not stop me from seeing the world with Chris when we reach our golden years. Also, my friends and I are still going to be running half marathons when we are 80, so I’ve still got a long time before that day comes.
In closing, when this is all over, you will be the one taking your last breath, not me. I will be the one burying you! 🎤. Also, I could use all prayers and healing vibes that anyone is willing to give in my behalf. ❤️ Thank you.
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This morning I had to share something on my mind that I had to get out. I get comments from people telling ...
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This morning I had to share something on my mind that I had to get out. I get comments from people telling me how to raise my damn kids, telling me I’m a bad mom, that E needs more help, she has issues and more. LISTEN UP 🏻 . . I don’t need your advice, when it’s not kind advice or you think you know ... This morning I had to share something on my mind that I had to get out. I get comments from people telling me how to raise my damn kids, telling me I’m a bad mom, that E needs more help, she has issues and more. LISTEN UP 👇🏻
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I don’t need your advice, when it’s not kind advice or you think you know my life and my kid(s). I am not afraid if E ends up being on the spectrum like Rocco and why would I be?! There is nothing wrong with my kids, they are amazing. I’m the luckiest mom to have such special children. I think we are pretty damn good parents, I love that people say I’m a bad mom. I’m sorry, but there are parents who overdose with kids in the backseat of a car, parents who abuse their children, don’t take care of them. I think we do a pretty damn good job. There are parents who never get their kids help with EI because they are in denial. We got Rocco help right away, now E getting help early. I don’t care if you want to keep commenting and sending me DM’s but know they will be deleted and not responded to. .
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I don’t want you all to think I’m just being a coward or hiding from you, I just don’t respond to comments like this. So I guess here’s my response and I know I’m public and you can comment! So I can’t really complain, it’s how it goes. But if you have a kind comment in regards to my kids or such, I welcome it! TRUST me, I’m not perfect and some comments might be right, but I’m just doing my best each day 🤪
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Know how low you are to judge a stranger or a mom who is just doing her best for her kids daily. I’m so OVER the bashing, it’s disgusting. I could die tomorrow, life is precious and I’m just being my best and doing my best. We need more people who SUPPORT each other. I know SO many people deal with this, and I don’t wish bad on the people who want to hate on me or judge me. I wish you peace and wish you to find something more fulfilling to do with your time than that. Happy Tuesday 🙌🏻 And I’m NOT posting this for people to comment saying we are good parents, I know we are. I just share because this is my platform to share. 💁🏼‍♀️ IMPORTANT 💥NO comments BUT leave below a 🙌🏻❤️ if you’re a woman who SUPPORTS other wonderful ladies!!!!
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Earlier tonight, I surprised my parents with their video from @joe_gatto. 🤗 I made a whole video ...
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Earlier tonight, I surprised my parents with their video from @joe_gatto. 🤗 I made a whole video and tied it in with his video to make it this cute little presentation! (I actually go on to explain why the 4 of them mean as much as they do to me.) I wanted to share their reaction!I’m really happy ... Earlier tonight, I surprised my parents with their video from @joe_gatto. 🤗 I made a whole video and tied it in with his video to make it this cute little presentation! (I actually go on to explain why the 4 of them mean as much as they do to me.) I wanted to share their reaction!I’m really happy that I made their night a little brighter. 💕

My two favorite gifts from tonight had to be these: My mom actually ended up doing the same donation thing (@dmfmusic) for Joe that I had done, and I got a personalized holiday card from him! ❤️ I didn’t cry in front of my parents, but I’ll probably cry later (meaning, yes...I’ll cry). 😅😭 The second gift that I absolutely love is this shirt that says “I don’t need therapy, I just need to watch ‘Impractical Jokers’.” 1000% ACCURATE, FOLKS. They are truly my therapy (I’m currently watching their Christmas Eve marathon as we speak). I just want to thank Joe for taking the time to do things like this. My parents reaction seeing you was purely out of love because as much as I watch the show...they do love you guys. My dad said it himself, you’re his favorite! ❤️ My holiday card from you will be going into a frame because you truly mean the world to me. You are one of my favorite humans and you’ve helped me get through so much shit it’s not even funny. Thank you for reminding me how to laugh, and thank you for bringing some happiness into my life when I’ve needed it most. The saying “Not all heroes wear capes.” is beyond accurate when it comes to you.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday.🎄❤️ Love you bunches!
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 #Matthewmarino #me #brendanmartin #its funny from childhood you always had that i got your back ...
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#Matthewmarino #me #brendanmartin #its funny from childhood you always had that i got your back mentality . Anytime i acted tuff you would shut me up really quick. You never fought me in a mean way maybe just a head lock and calm down. Lol. 3 months seems like an eternity and ive had my ups and my ... #Matthewmarino #me #brendanmartin #its funny from childhood you always had that i got your back mentality . Anytime i acted tuff you would shut me up really quick. You never fought me in a mean way maybe just a head lock and calm down. Lol. 3 months seems like an eternity and ive had my ups and my down but in some sick way while i cry my eyes out i have thoughts of our times together and burst out in tears of joy. I was crying today and thought of the time we all jumped into the kill and the hotdog vendor told our parents or when your dad caught us smoking ciggs behind the post office and you were laughing at me because i was begging your dad not to tell my mom crying my eyes out. I know i will never really understand or believe your gone, but i will also never run out of stories for my friends, my kids, grandkids and whatever else this crazy life brings. You gave me enough stories, i do not need no more. I wanna continue the good path and make you proud. Love you milkshake, cousin jumbo!
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From the very moment my parents stepped foot into this amazing country they have done nothing but work their butts off with the dream of eventually becoming American citizens (something lots of people in this country take for granted) The United States has given us the opportunity to grow ... From the very moment my parents stepped foot into this amazing country they have done nothing but work their butts off with the dream of eventually becoming American citizens (something lots of people in this country take for granted) The United States has given us the opportunity to grow and flourish as a family and every seed we’ve planted we’ve received in abundance. It hasn’t always been easy for my parents. When they first got here they only spoke Spanish and started literally from scratch in Memphis Tennessee. Some people made fun of them, stole from them, threatened them (seriously with a gun because they didn’t speak English) but that didn’t stop them from working hard for what we all call the American dream. That’s the beautiful thing about this country.. no matter how hard some people try to bring you down God puts even stronger people in your life to lift up your spirits. There are crappy people in this country but there are even more amazing people who want nothing but for you to succeed in reaching and even surpassing your potential. In the end we’re all working for our American Dream. Everything we do should be to make us better people and make the place that has given us a home even greater than the way we found it. I’m so Proud of my parents becoming #newuscitizen (s) and grateful that this country gives people the opportunity to do this. I will forever be proud to be a #uscitizen and I know my parents will too. Gracias mamita and papito por todo todo lo que han dado y hecho por nosotros y por ser nuestro ejemplo en todo lo que hacemos. Los AMO! Thank you for taking the time to read this ❤️ God bless you guys and thank you baby for being with me and my family and sharing this moment with us. I love you with all of my heart. @jaelteme .
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P.S. no one in my family was able to be there when my dad became a citizen and was sad no one was able to take his picture with the flag behind so you better believe we threw him in their with my mom to capture this beautiful moment. And to everyone who does this and doesn’t have anyone there with them know that we all as a people are standing with you with our hands over our hearts and are so proud of you.
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#jackiechan #成龙 #BaiduJackieChanBar “LOVE IS OLD 爱情老了 is for my dad and mom. Many years ago, I was touched when I saw my father went fishing with the lunch which prepared by my mom. I envied my parents that they have accompanied each each other until they grew old. Up to now, they were buried together ... #jackiechan #成龙 #BaiduJackieChanBar “LOVE IS OLD 爱情老了 is for my dad and mom. Many years ago, I was touched when I saw my father went fishing with the lunch which prepared by my mom. I envied my parents that they have accompanied each each other until they grew old. Up to now, they were buried together in Australia, which they was planed ahead. When my mom passed away, my father said I’ll sleep next to you soon.”
As he left them at about the age of 7, Jackie misunderstood his parents in the past. “Why did u leave me alone? The students are reunited with their parents every weekend, but I’m not.” He always had many questions when he was a child. “Time goes by, they come back to Hong Kong and bought a house for me when I was 17. It is just 44 square meters which took their savings in 10 years.I never said something such as I love u. But I regret that my mom was seriously ill when I want to express my love. So if you have some words want to express. Just do it, don’t let u regret.”
Jackie envied his parents’ love. He hope he will be as happy as they were. LOVE IS OLD 爱情老了 told us the couple will become kindreds without blood relationship for accompanying each other for long time. Maybe it’s not romantic anymore, but love and care have become a habit forever.
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This Medical Monday we are featuring our vet here at the shelter teaching foster parents how to tube ...
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This Medical Monday we are featuring our vet here at the shelter teaching foster parents how to tube feed their young kittens. These kittens had a mom when they came into the shelter but mom got sick and ran out of milk so we had to act fast and find foster parents to take these little ones in and ... This Medical Monday we are featuring our vet here at the shelter teaching foster parents how to tube feed their young kittens. These kittens had a mom when they came into the shelter but mom got sick and ran out of milk so we had to act fast and find foster parents to take these little ones in and bottle feed them. Unfortunately babies this young can aspirate on the bottle milk because they are not used to the act of feeding from a bottle. They came down with pneumonia and could not feed from the bottle any longer so they started to lose weight, which is very bad for kittens this young. So our vet jumped in and taught our foster parents to tube feed them. Tube feeding is when you insert a tube into the kittens mouth and down to it’s stomach, key point is to make sure you are down the esophagus and not the trachea because you don’t want the fluid in the lungs (this is why you must be instructed by a veterinarian first)! Once the tube is down into the stomach you can use a syringe to push warm formula down the tube into the stomach. This is a LAST RESORT method to make sure the babies get the food they need to grow. These babies are now on their way to getting a full belly and growing big and strong! DO NOT try this at home unless you have been properly instructed by a vet. (please do not call about these animals as they are not available for adoption at this time) #fosteringsaveslives #knowledgeispower #adoptdontshop #kittensofinstagram #sheltermedicine
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Sooo I changed my personal blog name this week which you can read more about/why through the link ...
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Sooo I changed my personal blog name this week which you can read more about/why through the link in my profile but I thought I’d do a “10 Things About Me” segment in case you are a new internet friend-and away...we...go! 1. ) I can seem like a pretty social person but I’m actually a rather severe ... Sooo I changed my personal blog name this week which you can read more about/why through the link in my profile but I thought I’d do a “10 Things About Me” segment in case you are a new internet friend-and away...we...go!

1. ) I can seem like a pretty social person but I’m actually a rather severe introvert that is still learning how to deal with the rest of humanity in a socially appropriate manner 2.) Growing up, our summer vacations were usually going to Amish Bed + Breakfasts rather than the beach to pet animals and eat whoopie pies 3.) I have a Masters Degree in Theology 4.) I’m the kind of person who thinks it’s “fun” to get a Masters in Theology 5.) I saw my husband Todd for the first time on a Jumbotron when I was 17 and decided he was the one for me (and it only took me 8 years to convince him of that) 6.) My daughter Lola and I share a birthday (May 7th!), the same middle name (Valentine), and initials (LVG) 7.) I consider leopard print a neutral 8.) I was homeschooled from 1st-12th grade and both my parents are teachers (Mom an art teacher and Dad a history teacher) 9.) I still have the super heightened sense of smell from pregnancy and I’m constantly asking asking people if that can “smell that too” to which they usually say “no” 10.) Todd and I have an understanding that were he ever to meet Robert Redford he is to show him a photo of me and say my name out loud so I know that that both are floating around somewhere in his consciousness forever which is totally not weird at all… 💗
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A GROWING FAMILY We are excited to announce that the Zoo’s female cotton-top tamarin, Lola, gave ...
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A GROWING FAMILY We are excited to announce that the Zoo’s female cotton-top tamarin, Lola, gave birth recently! The two infants are doing well and are clinging tightly to mom’s back. They are exhibited with Stripe, the father, and sisters Marimonda and Tunda – the first offspring of Lola ... A GROWING FAMILY
We are excited to announce that the Zoo’s female cotton-top tamarin, Lola, gave birth recently! The two infants are doing well and are clinging tightly to mom’s back. They are exhibited with Stripe, the father, and sisters Marimonda and Tunda – the first offspring of Lola and Stripe. Cotton-top tamarins share parenting responsibilities so it is normal to see the babies on either Lola or Stripe’s back. The two juveniles, Marimonda and Tunda, will also take part in carrying the infants. For tamarins, it is crucial that older siblings participate in infant care to learn what to do when they become parents themselves, so we expect both girls will be carrying their little siblings around and giving Lola a break soon. The family has access to their off-exhibit area at all times, so they may not be visible at some points during the day. #SavingSpecies #MoreThanAZoo
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It’s Saturday parents (but this applies to everyone). Yes, be with, and love those babies real hard, ...
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It’s Saturday parents (but this applies to everyone). Yes, be with, and love those babies real hard, but make a promise to yourself that you will find however long you can (20 minutes, 30,40,60) to be with only yourself - doing something that YOU want to do. Not only will it make you happy, but ... It’s Saturday parents (but this applies to everyone). Yes, be with, and love those babies real hard, but make a promise to yourself that you will find however long you can (20 minutes, 30,40,60) to be with only yourself - doing something that YOU want to do. Not only will it make you happy, but when mom & dad are happy - kids are happy. Don’t be a martyr....
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#thehealthyhappybaby #selfcare #selflove #weekendritual #momtime #momlife #workingmom #mumlife #workingmum #parenting #motherhood #mindfulness #familygoals
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Lol I almost got hit with chopsticks 🥢 the other day<span class="emoji emoji1f602"></span>. My mom was cooking and I was Doing my makeup for ...
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Lol I almost got hit with chopsticks 🥢 the other day. My mom was cooking and I was Doing my makeup for work and eating at the same time. Out of no where she saids to me, you are so obsessive with beauty, what are you going to do when you start getting wrinkles and signs of aging🤨? . . Without thinking ... Lol I almost got hit with chopsticks 🥢 the other day😂. My mom was cooking and I was Doing my makeup for work and eating at the same time. Out of no where she saids to me, you are so obsessive with beauty, what are you going to do when you start getting wrinkles and signs of aging🤨?
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Without thinking I said: “don’t worry I plan to die before then” 😅 .
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Her reaction went from calm 😌to pissed😡! Haven’t been chased by chopsticks in years 😂😂😂 ohh Asian parents. Keep your chopsticks down! 🤣
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Trust me when I tell you that no one will ever love you more than your parents do. I cannot express how ...
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Trust me when I tell you that no one will ever love you more than your parents do. I cannot express how very thankful I am for these two. Their infinite love for me is indescribable. THANK YOU, Mom and Dad for everything. You’ve never given up on me, you’ve always seen my potential and you’ve never ... Trust me when I tell you that no one will ever love you more than your parents do. I cannot express how very thankful I am for these two. Their infinite love for me is indescribable. THANK YOU, Mom and Dad for everything. You’ve never given up on me, you’ve always seen my potential and you’ve never let me hang my head low. I love you 💕
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I am grateful for it all. I am grateful for putting the work in for the past 21 years of my life. At the ...
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I am grateful for it all. I am grateful for putting the work in for the past 21 years of my life. At the age of 8 I was forced to see a therapist due to the passing of my father then later my mother. Although I may not have understood then, it planted the seed to create good habits in my life. A good habit ... I am grateful for it all. I am grateful for putting the work in for the past 21 years of my life. At the age of 8 I was forced to see a therapist due to the passing of my father then later my mother. Although I may not have understood then, it planted the seed to create good habits in my life. A good habit I chose to keep. Habits that not only helped me to talk openly in sessions but talk openly in my life with others and garner the ability to share and give. Usually what we need the most, we need to give the most. For me it was the ability to be loved. I continued to see a therapist to deal with all the other passings in my life, five to specific, my parents and my mom’s entire side of the family. I have been the last female left since I was 16. I never looked at this as a negative until I realized last year I am the last female of my immediate and secondary family... that’s a lot of weight. But because I had planted the seeds early I am able to work through anxiety, depression, loss, feelings of being loved. It’s not easy sometimes but I try and I know I’m trying my best... Because I’m sharing. I’m talking openly. Because of that this past year I feel I have fully stepped into my power with myself... I am humbled. The more I share and own my story the more the universe gives back. Putting your history, however horrible it may be, to the side and not talking about it only owns you more. Too many times have I felt a prisoner to my past. I can honestly say I am no longer that, because I continue to share and own up to my past. I am grateful to the many therapists/spiritual counselors that provided me a safe place. I am grateful for the friends, family, non blood family who adopted me, comforted me when I thought I was alone. We are never alone it’s just a choice to think we are. If we put the work in it doesn’t mean all this disappears. It’s not one and done. It’s a life process. I am forever a student committed to this process still seeing both my therapist and spiritual counselor... I am choosing to continue to step into my power + do it with love. I am here to share, to give, I am grateful.
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When I got my fake diploma on stage, the President didn't let me speak. So I will say my speech on here. ...
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When I got my fake diploma on stage, the President didn't let me speak. So I will say my speech on here. I would like to thank Sac State for giving me an education. I would like to thank all of the friends that I have made throughout the years there. I am blessed to have you as a friend (to those I talk ... When I got my fake diploma on stage, the President didn't let me speak.
So I will say my speech on here. I would like to thank Sac State for giving me an education. I would like to thank all of the friends that I have made throughout the years there. I am blessed to have you as a friend (to those I talk to now and to those I haven't talked to for a while). I would like to thank my family for always supporting me no matter what. I would like to thank my fiancé Roman for being there this past year of school. Love you babe!
I would mostly like to thank my parents. Dad and Mom, thank you for giving me an education. For loving me, encouraging me, and pushing me to do more. I love you from the bottom of my heart!
Finally done. #classof2017 #sacstategrad #sacstate
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Maaaaahhhhh duuuuude <span class="emoji emoji1f64c"></span>🏽<span class="emoji emoji1f64c"></span>🏽 Went to this guys 1st orientation last night at De La Salle and it was a ...
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Maaaaahhhhh duuuuude 🏽🏽 Went to this guys 1st orientation last night at De La Salle and it was a little surreal. Out of possibly 1,000 students who applied to that school he was selected. The freshman class is comprised of kids from 68 different schools over 30 different cities. •• He’s leaps ... Maaaaahhhhh duuuuude 🙌🏽🙌🏽 Went to this guys 1st orientation last night at De La Salle and it was a little surreal. Out of possibly 1,000 students who applied to that school he was selected. The freshman class is comprised of kids from 68 different schools over 30 different cities. •• He’s leaps and bounds ahead of where I was at his age. 4.0 student, budding track athlete, and incredible human being. I’m in awe of this dude every day and I’m lucky to be his dad. •• Shoot, this is a pic of him on a field trip to Stanford because he’s in a college prep program in middle school lol. ••As a parent all you want to do is make sure you give your kids a better chance than you had so they can be even more successful than you ever were in life. •• His mom @christina_trucks has been a huge part of that success also. Both in [email protected] did to get him fully applied and all she does to guide our kids academically. I’m smart, but she’s the book smarts one lol. •• It’s crazy what God really does to bless you and those around you when you live through him and do the right things in life even when they’re hard. •• My wife and I had this guy when we were 19 and in college. We could have both checked out and ruined his life like so many young parents do. But we fought the good fight and this was the result. •• A little personal share today but I’m too proud to keep this one to myself. •• #beinspiredbyyou #successstartshere #personalfitnesstraining #motivationmusic #videostore #motivation101 #workhard💪 #determinationpaysoff #inspiringpeople #workhardeatgood #videogrammer #workhardnow #fitnessbusiness #createthelifeyouwant #motivationapp #videoporn #determinationisthekey #videogamer #videolucu #motivationnation #disciplined #resultsfitness #motivation302 #détermination #onlinecoaching #videogramer
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When the phone rang I was praying it wasn't bad news. When mom told me you were gone I had to sit and think. ...
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When the phone rang I was praying it wasn't bad news. When mom told me you were gone I had to sit and think. I didn't believe her so I had to ask to be sure. When she told me yes I immediately got angry. I asked God why would he do this and at all times why now? Then your words came to me: "Never Question ... When the phone rang I was praying it wasn't bad news. When mom told me you were gone I had to sit and think. I didn't believe her so I had to ask to be sure. When she told me yes I immediately got angry. I asked God why would he do this and at all times why now? Then your words came to me: "Never Question The Will Of God". I know you said that you were ready to go and it was obvious that you weren't at your happiest, but is it selfish for me to wish that you were still here? We know you are happy now and that's what we want, but knowing you aren't a phone call or drive away doesn't hurt any less. I thank God for allowing me to be in your life. You were my blessing. I never met my mom's parents and you quickly took on that grandma-figure role. You were my grandma and an impeccable example of what a Godly Woman should be. I love you & will miss you dearly mother...
March 8 1916- Forever💛
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So that’s what Mom and Dad do! Children participated in Operation Hero which is designed to help ...
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So that’s what Mom and Dad do! Children participated in Operation Hero which is designed to help children understand what their parents do when they deploy. They went through a bag drag, received dog tags and face paint and even competed in an obstacle course. So that’s what Mom and Dad do!

Children participated in Operation Hero which is designed to help children understand what their parents do when they deploy. They went through a bag drag, received dog tags and face paint and even competed in an obstacle course.
A life without regulations and checklists; young parents living in the moment rafting and beer ...
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A life without regulations and checklists; young parents living in the moment rafting and beer drinking down the Truckee River with their two nuggets. ⠀ Pictured here is my brother, mom, and myself in 1987. My brother age 3, and I am 4 on this summer day. ⠀ Not pictured: life vests and safety ... A life without regulations and checklists; young parents living in the moment rafting and beer drinking down the Truckee River with their two nuggets.

Pictured here is my brother, mom, and myself in 1987. My brother age 3, and I am 4 on this summer day.

Not pictured: life vests and safety gear - because we didn't have any, nor was it required - maybe it was but not for us. It's funny to look back at my parents and their ways of parenting, when they were the most carefree.

I asked them, "what did you guys do when we got knocked off the raft and into the river?” Their response, "hold onto the rope, keep your head above water until we dive in after you." Simple as that. I wish I could say I am as carefree as they once were, but I’m not.

I often feel too structured and tied to stupid warning labels, caution signs, and bullshit helicopter parent-shaming. Perhaps my parents were so carefree because living life didn’t have a warning label or a rule attached, if it did, they probably ignored it, anyway.

#holymotherhood
#ignoringthecautionsigns
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#liveyourtruth
#unbuckleyourbelt
#nobullshitmotherhood
#writeyourheartout
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Thanks for the featured @thehumansofkl <span class="emoji emoji1f4af"></span> ・・・ “I started working since I was 1 years old. My first ...
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Thanks for the featured @thehumansofkl ・・・ “I started working since I was 1 years old. My first job was with Nespray in the baby milk advertisement. My mom used to look at me as an ‘income generating asset’ and had high expectations of me. . . I was the ‘pelajar cemerlang’ at 12, completed ... Thanks for the featured @thehumansofkl 💯
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“I started working since I was 1 years old. My first job was with Nespray in the baby milk advertisement. My mom used to look at me as an ‘income generating asset’ and had high expectations of me.
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I was the ‘pelajar cemerlang’ at 12, completed my Grade 8 piano and violin at 15, and was the youngest conductor of the orchestra at 16. I dare say I had a deprived childhood and was angry at her for a long time.
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I grew up around the entertainment industry. After a while, I wasn’t sure if being in entertainment was satisfying my needs or satisfying her needs - because she used to boast to her friends when I appeared on news and TV commercials.
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The reality only started to hit when I was a teenager. I felt like I didn’t have the freedom, and music especially felt like a chore.At 14, I became rebellious.
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It became darker after I finished high school. At that time, when my parents told me to do anything or challenged me, I would just walk out from the house and won’t come back for a week.
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Of course, now that I’ve grown up, I realized all parents just want the best for their kids.
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The turning point for me was when I went to a leadership course, and they asked a question, ‘‘In the event that you leave this world earlier than your parents, what would you want your parents to say to you at your funeral?’ That question triggered me. I realized that I will miss my parents, especially my mom, a lot. .
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Even though I never got to express how I love them through words, most of it was through my actions.
Deep down inside, I know that whatever they put me through has really moulded me into who I am today. And I cannot thank them enough for that.
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Humans of Kuala Lumpur is partnering with Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (@magic_cyberjaya ) in featuring inspiring and impact-driven entrepreneurs, problem solvers and startups in their mission to solve Malaysia’s problems! #HumansofMaGIC
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Did you guys know: 1️⃣A week before an Ironman race I was in a bike accident that left me in tremendous ...
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Did you guys know: 1️⃣A week before an Ironman race I was in a bike accident that left me in tremendous pain with a tailbone injury and unable to ride a bike for hours at a time like I had before. That lead me down a different path to find lifting weights & competitions. . 2️⃣That I was once 100k ... Did you guys know:
1️⃣A week before an Ironman race I was in a bike accident that left me in tremendous pain with a tailbone injury and unable to ride a bike for hours at a time like I had before. That lead me down a different path to find lifting weights & competitions. .
2️⃣That I was once 100k in student debt? And my income working in the financial industry was barely covering the payments. I didn't know how I was going to get ahead until I found coaching. Then I knew I could change others lives doing something I LOVE and pay off that debt. I did. .
3️⃣That when I first started my business I was TERRIFIED of what others thought of me. Then I realized their opinions didn't pay my bills. Since my income is a direct reflection of the lives I am changing I knew I had to become the BEST DAMN COACH and version of myself to grow in to my goals, to help more people. I think most people laughed at me, but I showed up anyways to go on to lead a TOP TEAM for 6 years (going on 7) years straight, reaching the highest rank in the company, retiring myself and my husband from the corporate world. .
4️⃣ I am from a broken home. My parents got in a nasty divorce as a child. I don't have a relationship with my dad, but my mom gives enough LOVE for 3 parents. I have the most INCREDIBLE loving family. And I do not have any hard feelings towards anyone in the divorce. We all do what is best for ourselves in each moment. I believe people are good. .
5️⃣I called my mom one day in college and told her I wanted to end my life. She dropped everything and was by my side in no time.. I didn't think I'd ever feel HAPPINESS again. Depression, being broke... those things made me FIGHT for happiness, for my dreams and I am forever grateful that I worked so hard to change my circumstances. .
6️⃣ I have 2 fur babies, Stella and Cali. They are OUR WORLD. I grew up with 4 boxers and when my parents divorced we had to give them all away. That was the hardest part of the entire situation for me so I VOWED to have my fur babies back and now I do.... when I first started coaching the extra income went to buying a house so we could bring home a puppy (Stella). .
7️⃣I am OBSESSED with 👇🏼👇🏼👇
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(Warning: The following quote includes sensitive content regarding a personal story of sexual ...
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(Warning: The following quote includes sensitive content regarding a personal story of sexual abuse) “I was 13 years old when I became pregnant. My parents separated when I was around 11. Soon after, my mother met a man from out of state and after a few months or so he moved in with us. That is ... (Warning: The following quote includes sensitive content regarding a personal story of sexual abuse) “I was 13 years old when I became pregnant. My parents separated when I was around 11. Soon after, my mother met a man from out of state and after a few months or so he moved in with us. That is when our lives forever changed. My mom gave all of us up for this man, and my siblings and I were all separated and went to live in different places. I moved in with an older cousin of mine. She was married with four little girls that I would always help babysit. Her husband was my sexual abuser and it went on often and for long periods of time. Their oldest daughter wasn’t much younger than me, so we would all sleep in the same bedroom. I can remember him waking me up from my sleep in the middle of the night, and taking me to abandoned streets to do as he pleased with me. I was afraid to tell anyone because, based on my circumstances, I felt this must be what I deserve. This was the beginning of feeling insecure, alone, and hopeless.” —designer Taylor Jay (pictured with her daughter Brenda, now 24) shares her both heartbreaking & inspiring story, today on #mothermag @shoptaylorjay 📷: @new.capturez
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What does a mom do when she has a Saturday night to herself? She cleans the house and then gets to watch ...
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What does a mom do when she has a Saturday night to herself? She cleans the house and then gets to watch a rated R movie without worrying about curse words or running to the TV to turn it off when a sex scene comes on. Hey remember when our parents would cover our eyes ? Yea my ears still work tho ... What does a mom do when she has a Saturday night to herself? She cleans the house and then gets to watch a rated R movie without worrying about curse words or running to the TV to turn it off when a sex scene comes on. 😩🙈
Hey remember when our parents would cover our eyes ? Yea my ears still work tho genius.
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Acro Downward Doga <span class="emoji emoji1f499"></span> I remember when I was a kid and I was painting at my parents studio my mom told ...
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Acro Downward Doga I remember when I was a kid and I was painting at my parents studio my mom told me to take advantage of these years because there were things which “only children could do” with imagination, the freedom and flexibility that my child’s mind had at that time. That when I was ... Acro Downward Doga 💙
I remember when I was a kid and I was painting at my parents studio my mom told me to take advantage of these years because there were things which “only children could do” with imagination, the freedom and flexibility that my child’s mind had at that time. That when I was going to grow up it was all going to change. That stayed with me because I was adamant that I never wanted to change ... So I made an intention for my imagination, for my wanderlust, for my creative flow to stay with me forever ... and it did. I later realised that what she meant was that it’s easier for children to connect to source and enter a state of flow because they do it on a subconscious level automatically. Their brains are not plagued by the rigid framework of the grown up world. Adults ride the same highway, just entering it is a little trickier , and depends solely on your love for and belief in yourself. •



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#canggu #downwarddog #yoga #acro #acroyoga #beachbum #yogadog #acrodog #happiness #bali #indonesia #ocean #beachlife #thoughts #meditation
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Happy Mother’s Day to the women who sculpted me to become the woman I am today. Mom number 1 thank you ...
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Happy Mother’s Day to the women who sculpted me to become the woman I am today. Mom number 1 thank you for everything you have done for my siblings and I, everything you do for us will never be unnoticed. You are everything I want to be as a mother and I look up to you so much. Mom number 2 thank you for ... Happy Mother’s Day to the women who sculpted me to become the woman I am today. Mom number 1 thank you for everything you have done for my siblings and I, everything you do for us will never be unnoticed. You are everything I want to be as a mother and I look up to you so much. Mom number 2 thank you for being my guidance and bumper when mom was busy, and for teaching me the easy way to have better communication with both parents. Thank you both for giving me a deeper understanding on what life was meant to live for and how to live it to the fullest. I love you both very much ❤️
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Happy 25th anniversary to my parents! As my mom has told me, “things happen the way they should” and ...
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Happy 25th anniversary to my parents! As my mom has told me, “things happen the way they should” and their marriage is a true example of just that. Over the years, I’ve learned small stories here and there about my parents, either from them or from other people. Like my dad buying hundreds of ... Happy 25th anniversary to my parents! As my mom has told me, “things happen the way they should” and their marriage is a true example of just that. Over the years, I’ve learned small stories here and there about my parents, either from them or from other people. Like my dad buying hundreds of roses for my mom, both of them driving hours just to be with each other for a weekend, and how they met. What really strikes are two things:
1. My parents both have a deep mutual appreciation & understanding when it comes to art. My Dad would drive about driving 3+ hours one way to see my mom in San Jose just to have a day trip visiting photo galleries in SF with her, some of those galleries are the ones I visit when I’m in SF, Monterey, or LA! Even today, they decided to visit The Getty on a whim. I can tell that connecting with someone at a deep intellectual level is something that not anyone can do when it comes to artist like my parents. They often collaborated at The Bakersfield Californian as what I could easily imagine a formidable Photographer-Reporter duo, I’m sure my mom will find some errors in this and correct me, staying true to her journalism roots.
2. They were never meant to be apart. During my Dad’s cross-country road trip to every Bakersfield in the US, in the final hours leading up to my Dad’s arrival at Dagny’s Coffee Shop, I could tell my mom was anxious to see him after weeks on the road. Once my Dad pulled into Dagny’s, my parents kissed, at least for me being their child, an uncomfortably long time. Aside from the awkwardness I felt, I could see how inseparable they are. All in all, I can’t ask for better role models. All I hope is that I can take all these lessons they’ve taught me directly or indirectly as I make my way in the world. Heck, maybe find myself a Mrs. Adamo in the process too 😉. (You might have to wait mom, it took Dad about 39 years so I’ve got some time)
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Parents are proud when their children grow up and hopefully make smart choices in life where happiness, success and and experiences all take them into the future of life and become great human beings. So what are we to say when our parents do the same thing and make us proud of them for not only ... Parents are proud when their children grow up and hopefully make smart choices in life where happiness, success and and experiences all take them into the future of life and become great human beings.

So what are we to say when our parents do the same thing and make us proud of them for not only living all these years and raising all my brothers and sister and nephews and nieces and battling all the evil that the world will throw at us. Doing their best to make something out of nothing. But then having the courage to step out of their comfort zone and go back to school. Not only did my mom go back just for her GED, that just wasn't enough for her. She stayed in school and got her diploma from City Colleges of Chicago!
Our family is so proud of her! Words can't even describe how happy and excited we are. Setting a new foundation to our family and leading the way has always been her goal. And here she is doing it again and being able to walk Her Stage!
#congratsgrad #citycollegesofchicago #momgraduation #makeusproud #collegegraduate #plascenciafamily #romanofamily
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I wasn't feeling very good today, but I wanted to do something productive. SO I went to hobby lobby, ...
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I wasn't feeling very good today, but I wanted to do something productive. SO I went to hobby lobby, got 10 skeins of yarn and told myself that I was going to make scarves with a loom as Christmas presents for my family this year. Visited my parents and my mom sits me down and teaches me how to crochet ... I wasn't feeling very good today, but I wanted to do something productive. SO I went to hobby lobby, got 10 skeins of yarn and told myself that I was going to make scarves with a loom as Christmas presents for my family this year. Visited my parents and my mom sits me down and teaches me how to crochet in 5 minutes. I kid you not, I got all of this done when she was running errands. Thank you mom! 😊❤️ #yarn #colorful #crochet #firsttimedoingmorethanjustarope #itwaseasierthanithought #nowihavesomethingtodo #makingchristmaspresents #artsandcrafts
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Getting super sleepy, but today was my mom’s birthday! She‘s a classic, and a beautiful soul on all ...
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Getting super sleepy, but today was my mom’s birthday! She‘s a classic, and a beautiful soul on all the levels. A lover, a fighter, a deep feeler, a spicy meatball 🤣 Here’s some of my favorite Kaylene things: 1.) hearing her laugh! The best! She’s funny too, with out trying, full of one liners🤣 2.) ... Getting super sleepy, but today was my mom’s birthday! She‘s a classic, and a beautiful soul on all the levels. A lover, a fighter, a deep feeler, a spicy meatball 🤣 Here’s some of my favorite Kaylene things:
1.) hearing her laugh! The best! She’s funny too, with out trying, full of one liners🤣
2.) sitting at the foot of my parents bed to talk at night, I always did this when I was a kid/teenager and I still do when I go back home. Those talks made a big difference in my life. Because of this, I started doing talk time with London at bedtime
3.) getting ready in the bathroom with her and my sister, she shows us all the good stuff how to take care of our skin
4.) watching a movie and sitting in front of her while she brushes my hair
5.) listening to music with her! Soul songs like “my Cheri amour” by Stevie Wonder, “wishing on a star” by Rolls Royce or “Show and tell” by Al Wilson are just a few of her favorites and she has been known to play those songs like 15-20 times in a row 😂
6.) hearing her order at Taco Bell! “EZ beans/extra cheese” every time. 😆
7.) her love of learning, Always a big stack of books by her bed, reading and seeking to understand and improve, sending quotes and articles to all of us, and she has taught me so much by her example of learning.
8.) her attention to little special details
9.) her ability to listen and be interested in others and ask questions
10.) always reminding me “not to judge” 💛
11.) my one + only good habit... to this day I make my bed because of my mom! i remember when she used to call me home from a friends house if my bed wasn’t made. 🤣🤷🏼‍♀️ I could keep going but I’ll stop there, Happy bday mom, I just love you! (Chokers by London💛)
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Mom’s who Smoke 🌬 (Swipe for my response to the top Q&A questions I got ) Now a days you see a lot of ...
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Mom’s who Smoke 🌬 (Swipe for my response to the top Q&A questions I got ) Now a days you see a lot of mothers who smoke, including myself. Sad part is that just like many other stereotypes we’re still put under the #lazystoner category. Not only are people’s perceptions of us sometimes negative ... Mom’s who Smoke 🌬 (Swipe for my response to the top Q&A questions I got )

Now a days you see a lot of mothers who smoke, including myself. Sad part is that just like many other stereotypes we’re still put under the #lazystoner category. Not only are people’s perceptions of us sometimes negative but at times they seem to try and dim our light over something that in their eyes is what they call “bad for you”. Just like many things I believe weed can either do you good or do you harm. By this I mean you can either be a #productivestoner and get shit done or what they claim you are, a #lazystoner and let life pass you by. Along the way I believe everyone around me has accepted it and came to the conclusion that it is a part of me. The only challenge I ever saw in smoking was thinking about what my parents would do when they found out. Fast forward some fights that turned into arguments that turned into talks my parents finally accepted me for me. It took years but it happened. Shit they wouldn’t let me live a day in peace if they knew it was doing me harm, Mexican parents don’t play that shit. They know their daughter is a chingona and on the right path. Living with them for the entire first year of becoming a Mom really let them see me in a different light. #productive #mommy #stoner al cien. If your doubting yourself maybe it’s because what you said you were gonna do today you keep putting off for tomorrow. The difference in me today is only that I’m now a Mom and tomorrow doesn’t work for me anymore. If your day is productive, your babies well taken care of/fed, your work evolving, your casa limpia, y la comida echa then GIRL keep doing you. Shit let’s smoke a joint together. There’s nothing like being YOU and being proud of it #stonermom
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ON POINT: @ottawahoops - <span class="emoji emoji1f6a8"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f6a8"></span>ATTENTION PARENTS DO YOU HAVE THE 24HOUR RULE<span class="emoji emoji1f6a8"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f6a8"></span> Regrann from @ottawasouthbasketball ...
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ON POINT: @ottawahoops - ATTENTION PARENTS DO YOU HAVE THE 24HOUR RULE Regrann from @ottawasouthbasketball - The 24-hour rule was enforced at a high school where my husband taught and coached for many years. The rule was simply this: If you have a problem with the coach after a game, wait ... ON POINT: @ottawahoops - 🚨🚨ATTENTION PARENTS DO YOU HAVE THE 24HOUR RULE🚨🚨 Regrann from @ottawasouthbasketball - The 24-hour rule was enforced at a high school where my husband taught and coached for many years. The rule was simply this: If you have a problem with the coach after a game, wait 24 hours before talking to them.

Unfortunately, parents didn’t always abide by the rule, and the result was usually a heated and unproductive conversation. Usually, nothing beneficial comes out of heat-of-the-moment exchanges.

Recently, a sports mom wrote me to explain that she decided to apply that rule to talking with her son. This is what she said:

In our league we have a 24-hour rule after a game when it comes to talking to coaches about the game.

Yesterday my son had his very first basketball game and he thought he did so well and was so excited. However, I went to unload on him and tell him what he did wrong and how he needed to improve.

I decided to apply the 24-hour rule to him, so instead of having that conversation, I drank a glass of wine and went to bed.

This morning I woke up and the things I wanted to say to him after the game seemed unimportant.

I started thinking about the positives instead; it was his first game, he was with friends and he wasn't sitting in front of a screen!

So I simply told him him that the most important thing to me is that he is a good teammate and that he tries his best.

I’ve decided I am going to put myself on the 24-hour rule every game. It was hard but I feel in my heart, the right thing to do.

So here’s my challenge to you, parents. Take the 24-hour rule that applies to coaching conversations and apply it to those you feel compelled to have with your child after a game.

I’m guessing the 24-hour delay will tweak your perspective and keep you from saying things that only add tension to your relationship with your child. If what you feel you need to say truly is important and must be said, it will still be important 24 hours later.

Janis B. Meredith is a life coach for sports parents. .
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#ottawahoops #ballers #hoops #ballislife #basketball #toronto
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WHEW FELT THIS IN MY CHEST. No matter what people say, "privileged blacks" do face this thing, while growing up, where it's like we have to prove we're "Black enough" because we didn't go through the same struggle as everyone else. That shit used to annoy me SO much man. I had so many talks with ... 😡 WHEW FELT THIS IN MY CHEST. No matter what people say, "privileged blacks" do face this thing, while growing up, where it's like we have to prove we're "Black enough" because we didn't go through the same struggle as everyone else. That shit used to annoy me SO much man. I had so many talks with my parents, especially my mom about this feeling. At first I didn't even want to go to an HBCU (🤷🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️) But I thank God my mom wouldn't let me go to the University of Alabama. I've learned so much and my perspective has shifted over time with my life experiences.. Repost from @BallerAlert: “The Carlton Banks Syndrome” Are Privileged Black Kids Considered Less “Down” Than Inner City Black Kids? - Blogged By: @carmen.roxanna
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Remember that episode of ”The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” when Will and Carlton went through rush week for a college fraternity and the leader didn’t want to let Carlton in because he said he was a “sell out”? Is that a true, real-life representation of how black people view each other based on financial status?
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These days, children, teens and adults alike will literally debate over who had it harder growing up. Who had to eat mayo sandwiches and drink sugar water for dinner. Who had to wear the same pair of shoes a whole school year, with holes in them. It seems as though the tougher your life was, the more respect you gain from the black community. It’s even in the music we listen to. Struggle builds character, and it makes you appreciate life and the blessings you do have. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What about the black children that don’t see any of that adversity? They have two parent homes, go to excellent schools, live in nice homes with three home cooked meals a day, and they might even receive an allowance. They don’t feel one bit of struggle, whether their parents endure the struggle
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This Mom-Life <span class="emoji emoji2665"></span>️ Everytime I take a picture with my 4 kiddos, it reminds me of how much they keep growing ...
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This Mom-Life ️ Everytime I take a picture with my 4 kiddos, it reminds me of how much they keep growing and growing and growing... and I can’t do anything to stop it. I get nostalgic and proud of the people they are growing up to be. Everyday I remind myself they won’t be by my side forever and I’m ... This Mom-Life ♥️ Everytime I take a picture with my 4 kiddos, it reminds me of how much they keep growing and growing and growing... and I can’t do anything to stop it. I get nostalgic and proud of the people they are growing up to be. Everyday I remind myself they won’t be by my side forever and I’m ok with that, in fact I look forward to seeing them stretch out their wings & fly to follow all their dreams.🕊... But until then, I’m enjoying the present, living the moment and teaching them about life as much as I can. After all, parents aren’t always present when important events in our kids’ lives happen as they grow up. I hope they can hear our little voice, whispering to them to do the right thing or hear an encouraging sentiment we might of said to them...just like I heard my parents’ voice when I made a life decision or needed their guidance when they weren’t with me. #MomLife ♥️ #tellthemhowyoufeel #theyarelisten #tellthemeveryday #youlovethem #unconditionallove @mucio323
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I’ve lived in LA 6 years. No family, live by myself, very few friends, rarely go out, don’t go to events ...
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I’ve lived in LA 6 years. No family, live by myself, very few friends, rarely go out, don’t go to events unless I need to be there, don’t hit up random people out of boredom/entertainment. My life really is wake up, work, work on myself, sleep, repeat. It’s extremely hard at times, but what’s ... I’ve lived in LA 6 years. No family, live by myself, very few friends, rarely go out, don’t go to events unless I need to be there, don’t hit up random people out of boredom/entertainment. My life really is wake up, work, work on myself, sleep, repeat. It’s extremely hard at times, but what’s needed to fulfill everything God told me He had planned. So when I can, I go home to recharge, to inspire and remind me why I do what I do. This is who I do it for. Flew in Friday night for my Dad’s birthday (and spontaneously made it to my high school reunion), just landed in LA to start my routine over tomorrow. Dad, Happy Birthday. You do not look anywhere near 53. Thank you for showing us what real work ethic looks like and working as hard as you do when you don’t have to. Thanks for teaching me the importance and giving me the passion to always give back and put others first through your actions. Mom, there’s so many traits you have I’ve discovered lately that made me the woman I am today. Thanks for also working hard, your patience, understanding and showing me what kind of wife and Mom I hope to one day be. Chris, I’m so proud of the man you’re becoming. Seriously. Your mindset, your goals, your work ethic. I couldn’t be more proud. Our daily conversations about our goals inspire me more than you know - you are my best friend. All the crazy ideas we have WILL work. All the things we want to do for our parents and family WILL happen. I promise. I love all of you so much, along with all my lolo, lola, uncles, aunts, cousins. I’m going to take care of ALL of us one day. Seriously. Anything you want, anything you need, I’m going to find a way to get it. To anyone who does have family, a significant other or your closest friends you can just drive down to see - Please don’t take them for granted. You have no idea what I’d give to have that.
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[HEADS UP: REFLECTIONS IN OUR COUNTDOWN TO 2019] The end of the year always has me thinking about ...
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[HEADS UP: REFLECTIONS IN OUR COUNTDOWN TO 2019] The end of the year always has me thinking about family - mine of course, but also subconsciously comparing my relationships to my friends and their families. This year in particular, I've been thinking a lot about my 2 brothers (as most of you ... [HEADS UP: REFLECTIONS IN OUR COUNTDOWN TO 2019] The end of the year always has me thinking about family - mine of course, but also subconsciously comparing my relationships to my friends and their families. This year in particular, I've been thinking a lot about my 2 brothers (as most of you know, I'm in the middle). What I've always found super interesting is how you can grow up in the same house as your siblings and be raised by the same parents, yet be so different from each other. When I think back to how close my brothers and I were as kids, I realize now that a lot of that was shaped by us sharing our physical space together. It wasn't our choice to use the same bathroom, or sit next to each other at the dinner table, or scooch over on the couch during Friday night TGIF. While we fell asleep every night with only our walls separating us, we created so many memories, laughs, inside jokes, fights, etc. We knew each other's habits, hygiene (or lack thereof), hot buttons, and quirks. And we were also a little Dinkin gang - it was Us vs. Mom and Dad 👊 Yet over the years as we've moved out, met spouses, and established homes in new cities, it feels like our differences have become emotional gaps between us. Some days I wake up and think, what do my brothers do when they get home every day from work? What's their favorite show right now? What's the funniest thing they've laughed about this week? And I realize I don't know because I also get caught up in my own life and my own B.S. For a lot of people nowadays, virtual connection is sufficient enough to feel that familial bond. But in my family, our memories are shaped pretty much always when we're physically sharing the same space and that doesn't happen very much these days. Looking at this photo, I've decided that one of my new years resolutions is to spend more time with my brothers in person in 2019. To me it's important we create NEW bonds as adults even though we may be very different and lead very different lives now. #therealfacetime
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 #Repost from 12/17/17 ・・・ Earlier this week I came up with a list of things I want to do to honor my ...
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#Repost from 12/17/17 ・・・ Earlier this week I came up with a list of things I want to do to honor my mother. I thought it would be fun if friends and family joined in and share photos of themselves doing one, some, or all of the things that are oh-so-Lucy. Here's the list: 1. Listen to Johnny ... #Repost from 12/17/17
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Earlier this week I came up with a list of things I want to do to honor my mother. I thought it would be fun if friends and family joined in and share photos of themselves doing one, some, or all of the things that are oh-so-Lucy.

Here's the list:
1. Listen to Johnny Mathis.
My parents loved Johnny Mathis. Chances Are was their song.
2. Go look at holiday lights.
Bonus points: if you live in NYC, she loved the department store displays. If you live in AZ, she loved the luminarias at the Desert Botanical Garden.
3. Eat lunch at a department store.
Yes, that's a thing. I'm not talking grabbing a coffee at the Nordstrom cafe, I mean a real, sit-down meal in the store restaurant.
4. Go to the movies.
Mom loved the movies, especially action films. She wanted to see Justice League. Don't forget the popcorn, no butter, of course.
Bonus points: after one movie finishes, walk into a second theater and catch another film.
5. Eat See's Candy.
If you can go to an actual store and get a free sample, even better.
6. Dance on a table.
According to the legend, Mom danced on a table at the Officer's Club in Honolulu on New Year's Eve back in the '60s.
7. Shop at The Dollar Store.
8. Watch a show on PBS.
Lucy's favorites were Masterpiece Theater, Mystery, and all of the cooking shows.
9. Clean behind your fridge.
On top of it, too. When Mom visited us at any of our apartments, she would clean behind our fridge. She even threw out her back once moving my fridge when I lived in the East Village, so remember, lift from your knees.
10. Make your bed.
11. Put on some lipstick.
You'll feel better. Mom rarely if ever left the house without applying lipstick, and was always encouraging Aliza and I to do the same.
12. Go on a European river cruise.
That was the one item Mom had on her bucket list, she'd never been on a river cruise.

Lucy Mary Sherman was born on December 15, 1933. She passed away December 17, 2017.
I love you, Mommy.

#Love4LucyMS #LiveLikeLucy
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Visit grocery stores and playgrounds, we say. They’re two places to get a not-quite-as-touristy ...
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Visit grocery stores and playgrounds, we say. They’re two places to get a not-quite-as-touristy perspective. Today we added a third. This morning Lo got a lesson on ropes course safety and then was trusted to go out and follow the rules. Take leaps but not be an idiot. This afternoon we ... Visit grocery stores and playgrounds, we say. They’re two places to get a not-quite-as-touristy perspective. Today we added a third.

This morning Lo got a lesson on ropes course safety and then was trusted to go out and follow the rules. Take leaps but not be an idiot.

This afternoon we went back to the BMX course. She went hard. Then she wiped out hard. I got her home with piggyback rides and lollipop bribes. After an hour of not being able to put weight on her leg, we headed to the ER.
At home, this would’ve been agonizing. A hurt child is the worst. Our first job, we tell her, is to keep her safe. But our friend Paul also said you gotta let them do stuff, even if they break stuff. So we embrace hanging from high things and leaping from high things and doing things that make my mom knees buckle.

The agony at home would’ve been, also in a gross part, financial. What if she needed a cast? Or god, surgery? What would we do? Beyond having nearly a month left far from home, that would’ve been a burden at home that would’ve crippled us as self-employed people. We know the stats of medical financial hardships and we still fall in the lucky camp.

Tonight? We spent under two hours with incredibly friendly, smart people at the local ER. They were kind to Loie, patient with us, thoughtful and deliberate. X-rays and a check revealed a painful deep bruise but no break. All in all, it was around $200 dollars. That’s it. We stood there and asked about the future bills we’d surely get. No, no, take your daughter home. She’ll be fine and you’re all set.

There’s got to be an easy lesson here somewhere. That countries that embolden their young people to stretch and try and grow also support them when they fall and don’t bankrupt their parents. That surely builds resiliency in families and in kids. We’re so off in the US. We bubble wrap kids and then ruin the parents anyway when the kids do get a busted bone.

At the end of the day Lo said “Well, if I have to walk slow, at least I’ll see more at the art museum.” Here’s to a kid who can see the bright side. And to systems that help them (and their parents) take good care of what matters.
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~ A few months ago I did a little ‘about me’ post on IG and today I thought I’d give you a little more info ...
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~ A few months ago I did a little ‘about me’ post on IG and today I thought I’d give you a little more info where I left off. In the previous post a friend asked if I had any siblings. I do. I don’t have any “real” siblings from my parents but my mom had been married to other people previously and my Dad ... ~ A few months ago I did a little ‘about me’ post on IG and today I thought I’d give you a little more info where I left off. In the previous post a friend asked if I had any siblings. I do. I don’t have any “real” siblings from my parents but my mom had been married to other people previously and my Dad had been married before and they each had children from those relationships. It’s a bit complicated. On my mom’s side there are three kids including me and we each have different dads. On my dad’s side my half-siblings all have the same mom. Because I came last, my parents were older (my mom was 38 and my dad was 50) so I had nieces & nephews older than me when I was born. I was born a daughter, sister and aunt all at once! Out of all these half-siblings only one was still at home till I was four years old so I spent years feeling like an only child. I didn’t always live near my half-siblings so I’d only visit them once in a while.  I also mentioned in my last post that I grew-up with a lot of old people, meaning since my parents were older my grandparents were even older during my childhood, etc. Both sets of my grandparents passed away before I was twelve. And my Dad passed away when I was twenty-five. Due to this unique scenario, families have always intrigued me. Especially big families. While some people may spend time coveting worldly things or thinking others lead perfect lives they are jealous of... I have always coveted family. It’s a tender spot that never heals and I think it makes me extra appreciative of every relationship I have with friends and family.  Technically being an only child was never strange while I was growing up in Washington State I had a handful of friends who were the same. But oh my gosh, once I moved to Utah I was hyper aware that I was different in this area. So tell me friends, do you have siblings? Do you come from a big family? Small family? #seejanerhodes #aboutme
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I don't remember my dad much. I was three when he died. I remember my mom working her rear off ALL THE ...
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I don't remember my dad much. I was three when he died. I remember my mom working her rear off ALL THE TIME and wishing my family was "normal" Today, after 10 years of Single Parenting myself, I'm am not so sure my experience wasn't "normal". Atypical sure. As I continue to learn how to parent (I ... I don't remember my dad much. I was three when he died. I remember my mom working her rear off ALL THE TIME and wishing my family was "normal" Today, after 10 years of Single Parenting myself, I'm am not so sure my experience wasn't "normal". Atypical sure. As I continue to learn how to parent (I don't think that ever ends!) I feel so blessed. I don't carry resentment of animosity towards their dad. (Though I admit I have my moments when I WISH I could say I fully lived up to that...I'm human after all...) In general I try to focus on what a gift my kids are:
I'm the one my kids call for at night.
I'm the one they share their success with.
I'm the one they break down and cry with when they hurt.
I am the one they look for always.
I am the one they depend on.
I am the one THEY KNOW loves them unconditionally.
I'm the one they look for to help, to cook, to make it all "happen.
Is it hard...heck yes.
Do I feel like a failure...daily.
And I have me days when I want to just give up. BUT THEN when my kids see me crack, they step it up a bit and the pressure eases. Doing it "all" for so long (10 years now) means I've sometimes forgotten to ask for help, to lean on others. My oldest two (18 and 16) are certainly old enough to shoulder some weight, despite the fact that I NEVER wanted to be "that mom" who leans on her kids, there comes a time when it's reasonable as would be the case in families with both parents, kids need to learn to step up. Mine do when I show them my cracks. It's ok to crack. It's ok to not feel able to "do it all". After all, we are Human BEINGS not Human DOINGS. Sometimes in our weakness lies our most powerful strength.
My children don't come from a "Broken Home" they are a part of a LOVING SAFE HOME. They KNOW they are loved.
Happy Father's Day to my mom 💕 who taught me best. And to me ☺️. Because I wear that hat too!
I AM BLESSED! 👱🏼👩🏻👧🏻 #fathersday2015 #28dayJumpStart @fitgirlsguide #SingleMom #SingleMomWarriors #fitgirlmom #FitGirlFamily #fitfam #FAMILY #MaddieMaxMegan
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What we do when mom not looking lol ⚔️ #blessed #family #son #10monthsold #baby #king #father #parents #love #toys #play What we do when mom not looking lol 😂 👑 ⚔️ #blessed #family #son #10monthsold #baby #king #father #parents #love #toys #play
Me Enamore De Mi Mejor Amigo Chapter 7 Yn's Pov When JJ and I got home my Grandma was making dinner. ...
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Me Enamore De Mi Mejor Amigo Chapter 7 Yn's Pov When JJ and I got home my Grandma was making dinner. I lived with my Grandparent's and two older brothers. My Grandparents were like our parents since my real parents abandoned us. I still don't know why my real parents would that. I went into ... Me Enamore De Mi Mejor Amigo
Chapter 7
Yn's Pov
When JJ and I got home my Grandma was making dinner. I lived with my Grandparent's and two older brothers. My Grandparents were like our parents since my real parents abandoned us. I still don't know why my real parents would that. I went into the kitchen to help my grandma which I called mom. “Hola mami como estas” I said “Muy bien hija” my mom said “Que bueno mami en te puedo ayudad” I said “Puedes poner los platos en la Meza por mientras y en unos minutos la cena va estar lista” said my mom “Okay mami” I said
I did as mom told me to do when I was done. I went up stairs to let my older brothers know that was ready. We were all sitting down ready to eat dinner which was lasagna with steamed vegetables. Once my family and I finish praying we ate. “How school today kids” asked my dad “Good” my brothers said “Great I made a new friend her name is Elizabeth and there was a new student today at school his name is Geoffrey” I said “Thats great mi princesa” my dad said
I helped my mom clean up the table then I went to bed because I had school tomorrow.
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My third award in a row for best guitarist at the envision jazz festival. I’d never would have imagined ...
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My third award in a row for best guitarist at the envision jazz festival. I’d never would have imagined this going into guitar at first. When I was 8-9 years old i idolized angus young and Eddie Van Halen(still do) when my dad first put on hells bells, rock n roll ain’t noise pollution, eruption ... My third award in a row for best guitarist at the envision jazz festival. I’d never would have imagined this going into guitar at first. When I was 8-9 years old i idolized angus young and Eddie Van Halen(still do) when my dad first put on hells bells, rock n roll ain’t noise pollution, eruption and panama when I was 6 truly sparked something in me. After Hearing those tunes again when I was 8 truly inspired me to want to pick up the guitar to a certain extent. I then I bought this AC/DC movie called let there be rock and after watching that Live AC/DC performance and watching angus play was so inspiring I wanted to be and play like that! The energy, the fast aggressive licks and the sound and then after finally watching that I went on YouTube and watched Eddie Van halens solo live in 1986 after my dad told me to watch it because he saw it live when he was younger. I watched Eddie play guitar with feel and emotion I loved the sound of the guitar the feedback then I made the decision that I wanted to play guitar. I then begged my mom and dad to buy me this game called rock smith that came with a REAL guitar. My parents thought it just a faze and I would forget about it so they bought it. I would then sit in front of the Xbox and tv trying to learn to play the guitar for hours and then hop on YouTube to try to learn how to play hells bells. After 2 weeks of that i was hooked and my parents supported me. so my mom took me to a guitar shop called Neil Douglas where I met my first guitar teacher who is a very awesome dude @shockkmongoose who taught me since I was 9 until I was 14. Then I fell in love with jazz band in grade 9 and I got taught by another awesome dude @mattryansilverman he was teaching me for 2 and then my final teacher is also an awesome dude @alexicutioner who taught me for a year to help me touch up somethings that I’m still working on. Of course I couldn’t have gone to get these festivals without my teacher Mr.Clements who saw potential in this rock guitarist to let him solo at the envision jazz fest in grade 9. After 9 years of the guitar I never regretted making the decision. Thanks mom and dad and all my teachers for helping get to where I am
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My parents met when they were 6 years old. They sat next to each other in school for years and had beef ...
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My parents met when they were 6 years old. They sat next to each other in school for years and had beef because my dad was a chatterbox and constantly got my mom in trouble. After graduating 8th grade, they didn’t see each other again until 11 years later, when they ran into each other on the subway. ... My parents met when they were 6 years old. They sat next to each other in school for years and had beef because my dad was a chatterbox and constantly got my mom in trouble. After graduating 8th grade, they didn’t see each other again until 11 years later, when they ran into each other on the subway. My dad went through the yellow pages to find my mom’s number since she wouldn’t give it to him (she thought he still talked too much). 30 years ago today, they got married. I guess what I’m trying to say is, never be afraid to shoot your shot, because 3 decades later all these two do is talk to each other all day long 💕 love y’all
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Today is my two year acro anniversary. This is one of the first skills Bryan taught me when we started ...
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Today is my two year acro anniversary. This is one of the first skills Bryan taught me when we started training together. It seems appropriate for today. I have a whole lot to reflect upon. I did not like my first acroyoga class. The only reason I went back is because I had paid for a 3 week series. ... Today is my two year acro anniversary. This is one of the first skills Bryan taught me when we started training together. It seems appropriate for today. I have a whole lot to reflect upon. I did not like my first acroyoga class. The only reason I went back is because I had paid for a 3 week series. I'm so glad I continued. It has brought me to where I am today which is honestly a tough spot but really necessary in my journey. As I look back on the last two years I want to ask you, what is the greatest life lesson (or just one of many) you have learned from doing partner acrobatics and/or acroyoga? I could talk about this for days. What I am MOST grateful for is the PEOPLE who have taught me to LOVE myself. ❤
I frequently walk away from training feeling a specific change I can make and it applies to the current situation I'm dealing with at home. I'm not talking about, 'I want to communicate better.' Yes, we learn that but that's too vague for today. I am talking about things like, 'when I get scared I make excuses and blame my base.' And then I realize that when I'm scared about not having enough money at home I make excuses and blame my husband because I'm just the stay at home mom. Woah. That's hard to swallow. Or, "I don't feel comfortable trying that trick right now. I'm scared. What can we do first to help me feel ready?" For all you parents out there: "Mom, I don't feel comfortable going to sleep. I'm scared. What can we do to help me feel ready?" (Only it doesn't quite sound that calm and mature). I learn a lot about myself and how I handle situations and I can apologize to my husband. I feel empathy because although I'm not scared of the dark tonight at bedtime, I do know how it feels to be scared and I can hug my babies a little tighter and sing them one more song.
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Mixed veg for dinner. Ugh I'm feeling really lame and so guilty right now. I went out for the afternoon ...
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Mixed veg for dinner. Ugh I'm feeling really lame and so guilty right now. I went out for the afternoon with my dad when he got his hair cut just so I could get out of the house for a while and spend some time with him. Even though my dad works from home he's got weird shift hours and I didn't see him a ... Mixed veg for dinner. Ugh I'm feeling really lame and so guilty right now. I went out for the afternoon with my dad when he got his hair cut just so I could get out of the house for a while and spend some time with him. Even though my dad works from home he's got weird shift hours and I didn't see him a lot during the day and now that I've moved out of the house I like to just go run errands and stuff with him when I come back for visits. On our way home we drove by my favorite ice cream shop that I grew up going to. We used to go together as a family but I hadn't been with my dad since my parents divorced when I was little, after that it has only been something mom and I do together now. He asked if I had been yet and if I wanted to go and of course I paniced. I'm seeing my mom tomorrow and I know she'll want to go and I don't think I can handle ice cream once let alone two days in a row. I told him no I didn't want any but I hadn't been yet. He looked so disappointed and concerned and I feel so so bad because he wanted to spend time with me and share something we haven't had in so long and stupid ED made me panic and say no. I almost changed my mind by the time we got home but it's too late to go back now cause my dads shift starts again soon. I'm such a shitty child to him and I don't know how to make up for it.
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Growing up in the Deep South- grits were a staple in mom’s kitchen. ⠀ ⠀ I always knew if seafood was ...
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Growing up in the Deep South- grits were a staple in mom’s kitchen. ⠀ ⠀ I always knew if seafood was on the menu - grits would also be served, and more than likely pork n beans (not my favorite) or coleslaw (also not my favorite). ⠀ ⠀ Any leftover dinner grits would make their way to the fridge ... Growing up in the Deep South- grits were a staple in mom’s kitchen. ⠀

I always knew if seafood was on the menu - grits would also be served, and more than likely pork n beans (not my favorite) or coleslaw (also not my favorite). ⠀

Any leftover dinner grits would make their way to the fridge and be used the following morning for breakfast with caramelized onions added for extra flavor. (It goes well with a sunny side up egg) ⠀

There are few things I bring back from the States anymore- outside of spices I can’t get here. ⠀

Grits are one of the things I bring back- or as the case is here- what is left of what my parents brought when they visited. They always bring grits to eat & their favorite mayo.⠀

Even though mom doesn’t make shrimp and grits quite like this- eating them reminds me of being at the table with her, Diddy & my brother. I didn’t realize it at the time, but those memories would later become special moments to savor on a sunny Spring Saturday morning. ⠀

Creamy garlic grits with fresh chives, shredded sharp Scottish cheddar & Cajun pan spiced shrimp. They aren’t Gulf shrimp but they will definitely do until I get home & raid mom and diddy’s freezer. ⠀

Do certain dishes remind you of times spent around the table with your family? I’d love to hear what they are. ⠀

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Originally posted to the soon-to-be-shuttered li.st: THOUGHTS I'VE HAD WHILE WATCHING "DANIEL ...
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Originally posted to the soon-to-be-shuttered li.st: THOUGHTS I'VE HAD WHILE WATCHING "DANIEL TIGER" WITH MY TODDLER • How does The Land of Make Believe support a school, a library, and free, on-demand public transportation? It has, like, eight businesses and only a few residents. ... Originally posted to the soon-to-be-shuttered li.st:

THOUGHTS I'VE HAD WHILE WATCHING "DANIEL TIGER" WITH MY TODDLER

How does The Land of Make Believe support a school, a library, and free, on-demand public transportation? It has, like, eight businesses and only a few residents. That's not a very stable economic base.

Just now, I was able to rattle off all the business in town. Oh god, this is where all my brain power has gone. (The grocery, The Neighborhood Restaurant, the cafe, the bakery, the doctor's office, Music Man Stan's, the clock factory, and Mr McFeely's Speedy Delivery Service, which I assume is a private entity.)

Maybe the school is private, and the parents are all shelling out crazy tuition?

But really, how much money is Dad Tiger making at the clock factory?

Why does Mom Tiger always wear scrubs, even on date night? For that matter, why do she and Baby Margaret wear pants, while Dad and Daniel are sans pants, their tiger bits flapping in the breeze.

X the Owl sounds like Flanders from Simpsons.

Exactly what kind of monarchy do they have? King Friday must be a constitutional monarch, since there's never mention of a mayor.

Queen Sara never gets any lines. She's probably heavily medicated in order to put up with King Friday.

After Miss Elaina goes to bed, Lady Elaine and Music Man Stan toke up and listen to old vinyl. Henrietta Pussycat occasionally comes over and stares into space, a vacant smile on her face.

Why doesn't the Tiger family eat everyone else? I guess in The Land of Make Believe, tigers are no longer apex predators?

When Mom Tiger had Margaret, she went to Dr. Anna. This makes Dr. Anna both an MD and a vet. She looks good for someone who's been in school that long.

And lastly: Is this some custom Fendi baguette action on Mom Tiger's arm? SERIOUSLY HOW MUCH DOES THE CLOCK FACTORY PAY??
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Happy Mothers Day @jenniferlynn_ when we found out we were going to be parents, you had so much fear ...
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Happy Mothers Day @jenniferlynn_ when we found out we were going to be parents, you had so much fear that you would not be a good mom. You had fears that you would follow in the footsteps of some terrible moms. I always told you that you would be the most amazing mother, and you are. I honestly don't ... Happy Mothers Day @jenniferlynn_ when we found out we were going to be parents, you had so much fear that you would not be a good mom. You had fears that you would follow in the footsteps of some terrible moms. I always told you that you would be the most amazing mother, and you are. I honestly don't know where scout and I would be without all that you do. When you come home, or walk into the room I love just watching the way scouts face lights up when he sees you. You are the best mom. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
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<span class="emoji emoji1f437"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f42e"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f414"></span>When you parents do something that doesn’t make any sense to anyone but them. I was actually ...
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When you parents do something that doesn’t make any sense to anyone but them. I was actually speechless when I saw this at my parents restaurant. I had been on my mom about the Christmas mural a local artist had done for her that was still there at the end of June. She said he was supposed ... 🐷🐮🐔When you parents do something that doesn’t make any sense to anyone but them.
I was actually speechless when I saw this at my parents restaurant.
I had been on my mom about the Christmas mural a local artist had done for her that was still there at the end of June.
She said he was supposed to come by and replace it - and he did. He sure did.
Because their granddaughter was in town that week I know my mom thought it would be cute to paint animals even though it will be there for another 6 months I’m sure, and no one who works there is named Amelia, so where is she? #farmersmarket #painting #mural #iphonex @hfxseaportmrkt #itLooksLikeADaycare
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I receive a lot of emails asking how did I get in this industry how did it start . Welp I’ve been doing ...
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I receive a lot of emails asking how did I get in this industry how did it start . Welp I’ve been doing nails since middle school advanced in highschool. Graduated highschool and I must admit I didn’t know I was going to take it serious I was just doing what I like and making girls happy with the outcome. ... I receive a lot of emails asking how did I get in this industry how did it start . Welp I’ve been doing nails since middle school advanced in highschool. Graduated highschool and I must admit I didn’t know I was going to take it serious I was just doing what I like and making girls happy with the outcome. Not to say I didn’t work customer service but I didn’t take that serious either I don’t like people telling me what to do. When I can eat and not lol. I went to nail school many people ask did my parents agree to it the answer was “NO”. I got my license that still wasn’t enough . I heard so many things like your not going to make no money that’s not a real career . You need to be a nurse go to school and get a career a guaranteed job. So guess what Sean did I went for 2 Years and Hated it, got my A.A and never looked back college wasn’t for me . That’s when I really figured out the beauty industry was for me I kept going doing nails lashes and brows I worked with Vietnamese salons , Caucasian salons, African American salons . Just watching and learning I used my experience from trainings from customer services jobs to put towards my business I was building . Then boom the social media came and then my business got bigger work got better . Questions started flying In come to Miami to Chicago come teach us yes I was scared 2015 when I first started teaching class and never looked back still till today teaching . Opened a salon in 2014. Still doing awesome. Do what you love what’s best for you ! Take that jump ! It will be worth it ! You don’t want to think what if I would have did this or that . You don’t want to have no regrets in life you live and you learn . If nobody gone tell you I am. Believe in yourself . You can DO IT. Take that jump and do what YOU WANT ! Put god first in everything you do . Like I tell my students don’t be like be I want you to be better than me . My mom always told me . And till today she is the happiest women and so proud she even stated she was Sorry. Remember you can be anything you want if you put your mind to it . You are successful 🌸 Happy Sunday 😘
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Her name, Blythe, means "Joyous" and that's how I'd define her personality. She loves the shores ...
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Her name, Blythe, means "Joyous" and that's how I'd define her personality. She loves the shores of Lake #Michigan, is afraid of heights yet jumped out of a plane when our family went skydiving, and bakes a mean apple pie. She was the reason I studied abroad in college (Rome!), took us to South ... Her name, Blythe, means "Joyous" and that's how I'd define her personality. She loves the shores of Lake #Michigan, is afraid of heights yet jumped out of a plane when our family went skydiving, and bakes a mean apple pie. She was the reason I studied abroad in college (Rome!), took us to South Africa on a safari, and is regularly calling me up saying, "Let's go on a trip!" After my parents divorced when my brother and I were young, she was a single working mom until we were teenagers, and made sure that our tiny little home was a happy place filled with all that we needed. She puts us first, always. She says she had the best grandma, and wants to be the best “Grammy” to my girls so they have the same. (So far, so good!) She taught hard work through example and has made philanthropy her life mission -- she worked in public health, pioneered funding for a school that helps children with learning disabilities for over a decade, and now works as Michigan's Executive Director of the @americancancersociety. Oh, and she's the VP of an organization that raises hundreds of thousands of dollars to help fund meaningful projects around Detroit. Her mom was her best friend who passed away from lung cancer when I was 2, and she always says that not a day goes by that she doesn't miss her. But, I know her mom is still with us; I can feel her just like I know she can. Her experience has helped me to see the importance of showing appreciation and love for those in your life -- not just on days like Mother's Day, but every day. I’m so proud of who she is, all she’s done, and all she will do in the future.
All this is to say, I’m so lucky she's mine. ❤️
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My mother. My first home for 9 months. The first to feel my heartbeat from inside out. The first to ...
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My mother. My first home for 9 months. The first to feel my heartbeat from inside out. The first to wipe my tears. Im so grateful out of all the women in the world.. God chose this one for me. She is selfless and makes any of my problems hers without even thinking. • My mom had me at 18.. and having ... My mother. My first home for 9 months. The first to feel my heartbeat from inside out. The first to wipe my tears. Im so grateful out of all the women in the world.. God chose this one for me. She is selfless and makes any of my problems hers without even thinking.

My mom had me at 18.. and having a young mother.. let me tell you she was ON ME growing up. She knew all the tricks and shit I was up to 😩🤣. I never got away with the shit my friends with older parents did. My mom was the NOT the one.. one time she pulled up on me as an early teen at the movies.. when I snuck out with my older boyfriend (i wasnt supposed to have any till i was married 😩 "latino families be like") & somehow she got IN the movies.. found out what theater I was in.. tapped me on my shoulder and said "i don't know who TF you think you are but Get your shit and meet me in car.. " I was scared for my whole life 🤣. This was when cell phones wasnt a thing yet.. I still dont know how she found me or knew where I was. 😐😩😅. She kept me grounded.. she taught me values, she taught me morals. And most of all she was my first hero.

The way that I carry Myself as a woman has a-lot to do with how she raised me. She exemplifies what is is to be beautiful, sexy and classy all in one.

As an adult.. shes helped carry me through my health battles. Who was there sleeping on the couch with me in the hospital? My mama. I would tell her go home.. get some rest.. and even through those uncomfortable hospital couches she declined and said "No theyre not that bad, im going to stay with you".. i couldnt have done it with out her support.

She never looked at me with pitty to my face when I struggle.. it kept me stronger.. and she always wiped my tears away when life gets the best of me. She is everything a mother should be and more. We have our disagreements once in a while because I'm such a free spirit and were very different in that aspect.. but never once has she failed me as a mother. I love you mom! You beautiful Queen! 🙏🏽❤️🤗😘
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I'm gonna get a little personal here about my family, something I don't really do, in honor of Mother's ...
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I'm gonna get a little personal here about my family, something I don't really do, in honor of Mother's Day, and my Mom. I was raised by my stepmom, just Mom, to me, as she was never anything less than THE female role model in my life. My parents divorced when I was young, and although I wasn't my ... I'm gonna get a little personal here about my family, something I don't really do, in honor of Mother's Day, and my Mom. I was raised by my stepmom, just Mom, to me, as she was never anything less than THE female role model in my life. My parents divorced when I was young, and although I wasn't my stepmother's child, and she already had had a son with my Dad, when he brought me to Pennsylvania to live with them, she treated me like one of hers. She taught me that a family is what you make it, not so much what you're born into. She taught me it's the small, thoughtful things in life you'll remember, (like blowing up and framing a photo you texted her from a friend's wedding) and that unconditional love is everything in a family. Now that I, too, have my own blended family from a divorce, I respect the things this woman did for me that she never actually HAD to. She took on a role that most women would have walked away from, and made sure that I never knew what she went through up until the day I became her daughter. I'm lucky to have the family I do, but I can honestly say I would not be the woman I am, had my Mom not taken me into her life and loved me unconditionally and without a second thought. And for that, she deserves all of the flowers every Mother’s Day in abundance, and thanks to @1800flowers I can send her all her favorites. #MomsWhoWow #ad #sponsored
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To the lead singer of my favorite band, When I was 5 years old we had a cranberries cd that we kept in ...
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To the lead singer of my favorite band, When I was 5 years old we had a cranberries cd that we kept in the car, it was my best musical discovery yet. From there, my whole childhood I’d request that single cd, probably driving my parents insane. My mom dad and I would dance to your songs in our kitchen, ... To the lead singer of my favorite band,
When I was 5 years old we had a cranberries cd that we kept in the car, it was my best musical discovery yet. From there, my whole childhood I’d request that single cd, probably driving my parents insane. My mom dad and I would dance to your songs in our kitchen, and still do to this day. I’d lay in my bed in elementary school and play my cranberries cd’s on my Walkman, and your voice was like something tangible, like a guaranteed remedy for a bad day. Now I’m in high school and have dealt with some of the most challenging obstacles I’ve faced so far. I shuffled you as I got ready for my junior prom, shuffled you as I wrote my college essay, when I get ready for school, when I fall asleep. And I’m shuffling you right now, as I’m writing you this, heartbroken. Since cd’s aren’t cool anymore (even though I still play yours in my car because Tallulah is old), I have so many playlists on Spotify dedicated to your band, because I know no matter the mood I’m in, sometimes I just need The Cranberries. One of the most challenging questions out there is “What’s your favorite band?” This I never really knew the answer to, until the day I had my ah ha moment. Since then I have always safely said The Cranberries, and I’ve never doubted it. Dolores, your voice is all kinds of mysterious and magical. Today you unexpectedly died,and I feel like a piece of me went with you. 46, an inspiration, mother, a kick ass voice, a rock icon and more. I’ll never get to live my dream of seeing you live, something I thought was just around the corner. You’re a representative of my childhood, my growth, my milestones, my happiness and much more. I frequently find myself staying up late watching your interviews and live performances in awe. At first all I could do was have both my parents hold me as I sobbed, claiming this is unfair. But then I remember all that you stood for, and I’m trying to focus on all of that beauty. Life is unfair, we all know it, but I’ll never stop being your fan, and I know you’ll never stop being one of the largest pieces of my life. Thank you for making me the person I am today.
I love you
#thecranberries #doloresoriordan
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The question was, “what do you wish for mom?” Mom answer, #อยากให้อยู่ด้วยกัน she wants everyone to be together, my dad to come back to live with us. Dad built a house for ย่า his mom 15 years ago in Trang. He had every intension of having his family live there when he built it, but my brother and ... The question was, “what do you wish for mom?” Mom answer, #อยากให้อยู่ด้วยกัน she wants everyone to be together, my dad to come back to live with us. Dad built a house for ย่า his mom 15 years ago in Trang. He had every intension of having his family live there when he built it, but my brother and I work in Bangkok. When mom became fragile she moved in with me full-time 5 years ago. The best thing for our last moment as a family has been my mother and her illness. If she was well, she would never have come back from Michigan, her home for 40 years. She was the head of the Thai temple in Michigan and she was very happy living there, even through Michigan’s freezing weather. My mom is a tough woman full of pride and dignity, she would never have come back unless she’s helpless like she is now. For 5 years we have watched her slowly fade away, somehow through all the frustration of feeling helpless while my mom is suffering through her illness, there is wisdom in all the pain. Learning to let go, learning to accept that death is apart of life, and always feeling #blessed that I have at this moment both my parents together. My brother and I have become closer. We are old enough to have more patience and compassion and less drama and misunderstanding. I tell mom this is the blessing from her illness, we are together as a family. She smiled up to my dad and told him her wish. #family #love #mymomanddad
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Being your mom has been the greatest gift of all. Do I get to take naps, or go out, or do a lot of other ...
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Being your mom has been the greatest gift of all. Do I get to take naps, or go out, or do a lot of other things kid free parents do? No. Being a full time mom is hard, I barely get any free time; We’re watching kid movies all day, trying to clean up messes while trying to keep up with a wild child. I will ... Being your mom has been the greatest gift of all. Do I get to take naps, or go out, or do a lot of other things kid free parents do? No. Being a full time mom is hard, I barely get any free time; We’re watching kid movies all day, trying to clean up messes while trying to keep up with a wild child. I will tell you all one thing, there has it’s trying days, but there’s never a day I don’t want to be his mom. There’s never a day I go without loving you, or a day I don’t enjoy watching boss baby with you for the 15th time... because when I became a mom these are things I knew I had to do. I just hope when you’re married and with children you can look back on your childhood and be proud of me. I hope you see I gave you my all plus more. That you can proudly say “I have the best mom in the world”. You’re my pride and joy, I love you unconditionally all the time. ❤️🤞🏼 Being your mom is such a blessing, always😩💯
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guide to treating yourself on a student’s budget (cc: pennyfynotes tumblr) (pc @artjournalbysoph) 1. ...
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guide to treating yourself on a student’s budget (cc: pennyfynotes tumblr) (pc @artjournalbysoph) 1. savor the little things. treating yourself doesn’t have to cost much, if anything at all. it can be taking the time to paint your nails really nicely or even just taking half an hour to meditate ... guide to treating yourself on a student’s budget (cc: pennyfynotes tumblr) (pc @artjournalbysoph)
1. savor the little things. treating yourself doesn’t have to cost much, if anything at all. it can be taking the time to paint your nails really nicely or even just taking half an hour to meditate and calm yourself. if you have a little cash to spend, a personal favorite is buying my favorite drink and then relaxing while sipping on it. it works wonders.
2. make it a rarity/luxury. if there’s something you’ve always loved to do when you need a little pick me up, but it involves spending a little more money, try to limit yourself. don’t reach for this option every little time you feel you need a break, but save it for a really rough time or a big celebration. i’m no stranger to retail therapy, but i try not to do it too much, especially during the school year, so it’s really rewarding when i do and i’ll have built up the savings.
3. break it into smaller bits. continuing with the example of shopping (you can sub it whatever is suitable), you can also chop it up. instead of buying 6 pieces of clothing every time you go out, limit yourself to one or two and maybe a small item like cosmetics (and not a $40 lipstick). if it works better for you, set a strict budget everytime (though i find this a little limiting). this way you can access that happiness-inducing activity more often and won’t accumulate debt from doing it.
4. take advantage of family vacation. if your parents are able to take you somewhere on holiday, even if it’s just 3 hours down the road, utilize it. disconnect from stress and just focus on having fun with your family. (this doesn’t work so well if family is the source of stress, so i’m sorry) really give yourself a break and don’t dwell on upcoming assignments or bad exam grades. if your parents are generous (thanks mom+dad), you won’t have to spend a dime.
5. get away. clear your schedule of obligations, turn off your phone and disconnect from messaging systems/social media. go wandering somewhere. or just curl up with a good book. you can choose to do this alone or with a few close friend based upon personal preference.
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Since I was a little girl I always wanted to own a little boutique. My parents divorced when I 8 or 9. ...
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Since I was a little girl I always wanted to own a little boutique. My parents divorced when I 8 or 9. My dad was never around before that tho. When he was, he was drunk & used to beat the crap out of my mom. Never paid child support. Growing up in a strong Irish Catholic community in Chicago, divorce ... Since I was a little girl I always wanted to own a little boutique. My parents divorced when I 8 or 9. My dad was never around before that tho. When he was, he was drunk & used to beat the crap out of my mom. Never paid child support. Growing up in a strong Irish Catholic community in Chicago, divorce was a major no no, no matter what. When my dad finally left my friends couldn’t play with me anymore. Their parents wouldn’t allow it. So I was alone a lot. We were also dirt poor. I had one shirt. It was white with 3/4 length sleeves & ruffles along the neck & down the front. I had two pairs of pants. One pair of blue jeans & a pair of beige corduroys. (The things you remember when your little & adults don’t think you know what’s going on.... ) I used to imagine this little boutique all the time. While other girls played Barbie I daydreamed about my little store. It would have all sorts of pretty clothes. I imagined helping other girls feel pretty, too. As I grew older, I never let go of that dream of someday opening that little boutique. Into my 20s, 30s and even 40s I secretly held on to that childhood dream...my escape from reality & the chaos swirling about when I was a child. And while I may not get that little boutique, a variety of twists & turns brought me here. A lot of heartache. Pain. Loosing really good friends because petty jealousy of I guess finding a smidge of “success” in a child’s fantasy. I’ve found myself in the new shop a lot this week not wanting to leaving. Wishing Lulu was in there with me & we could just snuggle on the floor & take it all in. So as Steve Jobs once said Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes...the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do. Cheers y’all to being a round peg in a square hole.🥂
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Here we are • #celebratetheREALpeople . Day 3 • MOTHER'S DAY <span class="emoji emoji1f339"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f339"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f339"></span> . WHO is the MOM or Mom figure ...
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Here we are • #celebratetheREALpeople . Day 3 • MOTHER'S DAY . WHO is the MOM or Mom figure in your life that you adore with your whole heart? . Well, I already mentioned my mom figure, Suzie, who means the world to me & I'm convinced God put her where she is knowing I would lose my real mama. ... Here we are • #celebratetheREALpeople
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Day 3 • MOTHER'S DAY 🌹🌹🌹
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WHO is the MOM or Mom figure in your life that you adore with your whole heart? .
Well, I already mentioned my mom figure, Suzie, who means the world to me & I'm convinced God put her where she is knowing I would lose my real mama. So I again send her true love and gratitude. But for today I must be honest in my belief and tell you on this mothers day, I look to the Lord. My God is my everything. Even when mom was here. But since losing her so abruptly, I RUN to God in all things. I must. It's just me. I realize not alot share my beliefs but I truly know that it is ONLY by His Grace that I stand tall each & every day. .
 Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. ~ John 14:27 .

#celebratetheREALpeople who we call Mom! 👩👵👨‍⚕️👴👳‍♀️👩‍🍳👩‍🌾👮‍♂️👱‍♂️🤵👸🤰
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Yep, celebrating the Real people in our lives. We all have lives outside of IG! Some of us have a few people we just can not function without, Be it our parents, siblings, best friends, instructors or anybody else in our little worlds.
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Hip opener
Our emotions tend to sit heavily here.
Who helps you sort your emotions ?
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Day 2
Balance
Any balance
Who helps balance you? .

Day 3
Heart opener VIA my INFINITY STRAP!❣
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Happy Mother’s Day 🌺
Choose a heart opener that lets your love shine for the mother figure in your life. It can be anybody even a Dad who has both roles.
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So hey!!! LET'S DO CELEBRATE 🤗
The real people who make your life amazing.🤗
The real people who love you unconditionally 😍
The real people who help you shine💎
The real people who hold you when you are sick.😥
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Back to School 2018! Today marks the first day of my return to college for a master’s degree in Communication ...
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Back to School 2018! Today marks the first day of my return to college for a master’s degree in Communication at age 48 — 26 years after completing my undergraduate degree. For the past few years, my mom and I have created fun, back to school photos about my returning to school as a high school ... Back to School 2018! Today marks the first day of my return to college for a master’s degree in Communication at age 48 — 26 years after completing my undergraduate degree. For the past few years, my mom and I have created fun, back to school photos about my returning to school as a high school teacher each fall. Usually these photos are taken during my summer visit to North Carolina then posted online when I’m back in San Diego, CA starting my teaching school year. This year, I’m living with my parents in North Carolina on an official sabbatical leave from my school district to attend college online, while also helping my parents as my mom continues a five-year battle with ovarian cancer. Today is actually the first time my mom has been with me on the first day of school since my senior year in high school in 1987. If I could change the cancer circumstances that led to me moving here for the year I would, but often circumstances are out of our control. It’s our choice how we respond to them. And we choose hope, faith, family, love, and laughter. I never imagined I’d move back in with my parents in my late 40’s to go to college, but I’m very glad I could do it. We Never Give Up.
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So I had a scary past couple of days... On Friday my mom noticed that my front left arm was really swollen. ...
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So I had a scary past couple of days... On Friday my mom noticed that my front left arm was really swollen. (You can see the bump on my arm in this pic.) She rushed me to the vet and they said they think I was bitten by a 🕷!!! They don’t know when, however, because it is possible my mom missed the bump ... So I had a scary past couple of days... On Friday my mom noticed that my front left arm was really swollen. (You can see the bump on my arm in this pic.) She rushed me to the vet and they said they think I was bitten by a 🕷!!! They don’t know when, however, because it is possible my mom missed the bump and I have been acting strangely the past week and these behaviors could possibly be attributed to a spider bite. I have seemed a bit spacey and lethargic and I haven’t been eating much and I have felt hot. My mom questioned if maybe she was overanalyzing things/ being paranoid because she feels so unbearably worried about me after the seizure I just had a seizure 2 weeks ago. She also worried that she wasn’t paranoid and that these were all signs that I was going downhill. She had taken me to the vet twice since my seizure two weeks ago, and then took me again twice over the weekend since finding the bite. I’ve had blood work done and a sample taken from the bite and I have medicine and got a shot. 💉 It has been a very crazy last two weeks...
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Have any of you had experience with bug or spider bites? How did it affect you? What did you do? When did you’re parents discover it? Did it make you loose your appetite? Do you have any advice for me? Also, do you think that the seizure could be causing this symptoms and not the bite? (My mom has so many questions and wants to reach out to the IG community for help!)
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Please let me know if you have any suggestions or thoughts. As soon as we get the results back from the lab work we will let you know the update! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #thankyou
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And hopefully everything will be ok and calm down and we will be able to get back to more fun stuff - and more time for Instagram!!!!
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I have been teaching 18 years and I've experienced some of the most amazing opportunities for myself ...
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I have been teaching 18 years and I've experienced some of the most amazing opportunities for myself and my students around the world. It's honestly unbelievable the places I've been and the accomplishments I have been blessed to be a part of as a teacher, after leaving an 8-year career as ... I have been teaching 18 years and I've experienced some of the most amazing opportunities for myself and my students around the world. It's honestly unbelievable the places I've been and the accomplishments I have been blessed to be a part of as a teacher, after leaving an 8-year career as a TV news reporter and anchor. I produced a daily live student television show my first three years as a teacher, then a weekly student TV show and film production classes for the last 15 years, helping to build three separate national award-winning school programs. I've worked and taught through some life-changing, knock-down, personally challenging times, including teaching for a year with impaired speech and the last 6 1/2 years on Parkinson's medication, which for me kind of feels like living with a hangover that just won't end. I've split my last 5 years between my home in San Diego, CA and my parents' home in North Carolina to help my parents as my mom battles ovarian cancer, and I'm so thankful I have been able to do that. I'm not complaining, because I know deeply we all have our own struggles. These are just mine. But, honestly, right now I am tired to my core. When I'm in San Diego, I'm constantly thinking about what's happening in North Carolina. When I leave and miss work to go to North Carolina, I'm concerned about what's happening in my classroom. So, for the 2018-2019 school year, I'm taking an official leave of absence -- leaving the classroom, putting my belongings in storage in San Diego -- to work full time on a master's degree in communication, while moving in with my parents in North Carolina for a full year to help them during this challenging season of their lives and also taking some extra care of myself both physically and spiritually with their full support. This has needed to happen for a long time. And it feels like God is saying to me: now is that time. I'll miss so much about San Diego, but I’ve committed to come back and teach at the same school here after this sabbatical year in North Carolina. I know I'll never regret spending more time with my parents. They didn't ask me to do this, but I’m doing this for them and me. We Never Give Up.
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Eating dinner in my moms kitchen . For me this is a #Luxury! First of all I didn’t cook it , I didn’t have ...
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Eating dinner in my moms kitchen . For me this is a #Luxury! First of all I didn’t cook it , I didn’t have to set the table . I just have to eat it . I’ve been a picky eater since I was a child so when. Come home my mom chooses my meals around my immature and shady eating ways . Today i ate a pulled crab and ... Eating dinner in my moms kitchen . For me this is a #Luxury! First of all I didn’t cook it , I didn’t have to set the table . I just have to eat it . I’ve been a picky eater since I was a child so when. Come home my mom chooses my meals around my immature and shady eating ways . Today i ate a pulled crab and shrimp stew and with a sweet potato and pumpkin mash . I hate pumpkin and I’m not a fan of sweet potato either both are weird and too sweet to me . Mom told me this was mashed potato and I should eat it all😩. I’m 41 yes old sitting at the baby table in the kitchen. Being told to eat my food and to finish it all . She even told me to eat first then I can drink water 😩!i could easily say , “ mom stop , I’m not a baby !” However I don’t , lol . I’m just letting my mom be a mom . I’m away and gone for a long time all of my life so , I don’t argue or fuss . I let her do her thing and be a mom
The “mashed potato “ wasn’t so bad ! I did eat it all . And I just filled my cheeks and swallowed and quickly drank my water . 🙄 Sigh ! I feel like a kid again . I’m actually someone’s kid . This feels great . So now imagine those smaller kids longing for their parents and wanting mom , like I do when I’m away . Can you imagine how that must feel for child ? Smh #momlife #Maputo #Mozfood🇲🇿 #foodie #Lidiaeats
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My parents started burning when I was 8 years old. I’ll never forget the look on their faces when they ...
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My parents started burning when I was 8 years old. I’ll never forget the look on their faces when they came back from their first burn. Their dusty eyes were full of child-like wonder, and they talked for hours about the inclusivity, self reliance, participation, gifts, structures, and the ... My parents started burning when I was 8 years old. I’ll never forget the look on their faces when they came back from their first burn. Their dusty eyes were full of child-like wonder, and they talked for hours about the inclusivity, self reliance, participation, gifts, structures, and the meaning of it all. Burning Man changed their lives, and in turn changed what I was exposed to. My parents attended 13 burns, and this year I'll be coming back for my 5th.

I wasn’t raised to be religious, but when my grandparents passed away, my dad knew he wanted to leave their ashes in the Temple. After Burning Man helped him through losing his parents, as well as a fellow member of his camp, he was adamant that his remains be placed in the Temple when the time comes.

After a 6 year battle with depression, my dad completed suicide in early 2016. It’s something that I still struggle with sharing, but I know that if sharing can help just one person, it’s worth it.

After reading the note he left, we knew what we had to do. My mom, sister, and our Burning Man family placed my dads ashes in the temple in 2016.
He was an incredible husband, father, and burner. Acknowledgment is often seen as a first step towards a solution. For me, the Temple represents acknowledging the power of depression as much as it represents the grief that suicide causes. Last year I had the honor of volunteering on the temple build crew, and the experience meant the world to me. I got to work through my own grief while building a refuge for others to do the same.

This year, I’m coming back as a member of the Temple crew to help fund, build, gift and burn Galaxia for anyone who has been effected by suicide. I miss you dad, I hope you found peace.

Follow the journey - @temple_2018
#brctemplestory #brc #blackrockcity #BurningMan #burningmantemple
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What do new parents need when they get home from the hospital?? #ad I’ve got some of the food, baby, ...
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What do new parents need when they get home from the hospital?? #ad I’ve got some of the food, baby, and new mom essentials I’ve picked up on the blog right now—all from @thrivemkt! They have a huge selection of healthy food and natural products at wholesale prices, allowing members to save ... What do new parents need when they get home from the hospital?? #ad I’ve got some of the food, baby, and new mom essentials I’ve picked up on the blog right now—all from @thrivemkt! They have a huge selection of healthy food and natural products at wholesale prices, allowing members to save 25-50% off retail prices 🙌🏻. And I’ve got an exclusive 25% off deal! Here’s the link to get started: http://thrivemarket.com/andiemitchell
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Me: What was it like being a mother during the war? . Mom: Every night we would gather our valuables, ...
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Me: What was it like being a mother during the war? . Mom: Every night we would gather our valuables, passports & go under ground. On the days we knew there was going to be more severe bombardment we would drive somewhere and sleep in the car. It was a living nightmare. . Me: When I think about ... Me: What was it like being a mother during the war?
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Mom: Every night we would gather our valuables, passports & go under ground. On the days we knew there was going to be more severe bombardment we would drive somewhere and sleep in the car. It was a living nightmare.
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Me: When I think about motherhood, it looks incredibly hard in a normal healthy setting. How did you do that with 2 kids and one on the way?
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Mom: You just do it. Every day was filled with fear. I was so protective. Strangely it helped me be present and grateful for each day. We didn’t know how many we would get.
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Me: Were we able to play? Did we know what was going on?
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Mom: I was pregnant with you. Your sister and brother on the first night thought the bombings were fireworks and watched them on the balcony. In the days to come they knew but we still tried to play and have distractions.
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Me: When we moved to Canada you became a translator for refugees - why did you want to do that?
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Mom: First we had to move to Turkey for 9 months, we didn’t know if we would get a Visa. We all lived in a one room tiny apartment. Before that though, while we were in Iran, the southern part of Abadan got hit much worse & created a flood of refugees who came our way. I would visit them, bring them food. Their families had died. No food. No clothes. We had to take care of each other. So it felt natural to help refugees assimilate into Canada.
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Me: I actually can’t wrap my head around that level of trauma. It is easier not to think about… which is probably why I don’t think about it.
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Mom: I understand that. I think the kids of immigrant parents don’t realize that we didn’t get to fulfill many of our personal dreams - we just had to survive. We call ourselves the burnt generation. Life from ashes. We wanted to make sure you got everything. I’m so glad we talked about this today because the circumstances of motherhood go far beyond giving birth.
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My mom and I thought this part of our morning conversation brought humbling perspective on mother’s globally in this moment. Consider donating to your charity of choice which is helping to alleviate incomprehensible circumstances this Mother’s Day.
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In all these promises, I find myself imagining the mom I hope to be when you grow up.  I try to wake ...
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In all these promises, I find myself imagining the mom I hope to be when you grow up.  I try to wake you up each morning with a soft voice and an open smile, which might seem like a small thing, but trust me, it makes for a pleasant start to the day and I hope to continue the same for rest of my life ... In all these promises, I find myself imagining the mom I hope to be when you grow up.  I try to wake you up each morning with a soft voice and an open smile, which might seem like a small thing, but trust me, it makes for a pleasant start to the day and I hope to continue the same for rest of my life and I am sure you will be grateful one day. I try to be active and set an example to inspire you to keep moving. Your papa is a great sports man he will teach you badminton and if you don’t want to we will let you try whatever grabs you and let you quit when you don't love it anymore.

Your Papa and Ma promise to carve out all kinds of special time just for you. From day one we have been trying to do everything we can to support this new relationship and to let it be as special as the one we share. I will always be honest with you, even when it's hard and try to protect you forever. When there's something you need to know, I'll tell it to you straight. Speaking of difference, we promise to celebrate what makes YOU different. We will let your weirdness shine. The healthy way to cope with changes in our lives is to embrace it and to make sure to let you know how ready and excited we will be when you embark in to new journey each time. Your parents are trying to share responsibilities more equally so that it will give rise to better opportunities for you and it will double the love and support in everything you do in life. 
Happy 5 My Jaan #momspromise
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