Monday, July 22, 2013

Plants Need Love Too

We all start as a seed—singular, tiny and beautiful—with hopes that we'll eventually grow into that accomplished flower.
As a seed plummets into Earth's soil, we are left with three decisions:
Do we let our dream, their dream, grow? Do we give them the tools to do something that no other plant has dared to even venture? Do we, inspire?
If we nurture, water and feed abundantly, the seed will then grow into that prosperous plant.
But as we hesitate like turtles to find an answer, the problem metastasizes and the seed is then drowning because of too much water.
Mal-nourished, forgotten and abandoned, the seed won't grow, won't transition into that unique color it so desperately wanted to flaunt.
You must decide whether or not a seed will grow. You must decide whether or not you want your child to blossom.
It all begins once your child enters his/her home for the first time.
What if I told you, you've only got 18 years to mold this now tiny seed into a well-rounded adult? Why 18 years? Well, within this time frame your child will be developing their own persona, their personality. Your job is to guide them in the right direction, so that by their 18th birthday they know the right way to act, that manners come second-hand, and that your opinion does matter, especially to them.
Try to be positive and reassuringit's contagious.
You don't have to be a botanist to know whether or not your child, the seed, is growing in a proficient manner.
There is a time period where children will garner the tools to someday build a country( and that time period is within those 18 years). Those tools are being bestowed from your callused fingers. The fingers that are full of soil, the chipped nails that no manicure could fix, and even the sweaty palms that are carrying the future to the pot where your seed will then grow.
It takes work growing the once tiny.
But then again, what doesn't?

Mitch Galloway’s Bio
Mitch Galloway cannot ride a bike without handlebars. He can’t swim… well, fly like birds or sing like fergie. Mitch, even hates roller coasters (he’s, believe or not, afraid of heights).  But there is one thing he can do, and that it pertains to writing.
Mitch has written for local newspapers, online websites and is currently the editor of his college paper (The Echo). Mitch loves writing and he believes writing loves him, too. So please critique him, enjoy him and read him—he hopes you enjoy his one talent.  
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Phone: (517) 677- 3998

You know your kid did it when.....

      When it has paint on it

                                                            When it's on your bill

 When it has fingerprints on it 

 When it's cute but inconvenient

 When it's a mess

When she's in hiding

When it's stepped all over

When it has teeth marks on it 

When they never make it back to the room.

When it involves a toy car.

Surviving A Kid Free Weekend

The last thing I ever expected would be a weekend to myself, but when my mom asked to get the kids, I knew I needed to do something. To be honest, I wasn't excited! This would be my kids first weekend without my kids in a very long time, so this was going to be a big change for all of us.

You would think after all the diapers I've changed that they would've shown some type of sign of missing me, but they couldn't wait to leave. As soon as grandma walked through the door they completely forgot about me. My daughter even got angry with me for not putting her shoes on fast enough.

Now at first I must admit I was a little hurt but...

After they left I started to realize how peaceful and quiet the apartment was.
I love my babies, but I greatly appreciated that alone time.

My Biggest goal for the weekend was to make the most of it.

Get Out 
Do something you love doing, and make the most of it.

Exercising is so much fun for me, and it's a great stress reliever. I don't make it to the gym as much as I would like, so exercising was the first thing on my list..
I love going out, especially with my children, but with them gone, I got to see the neighborhood without having to maintain focus on them as well.
They're both so quick to run off to get into something.
It was nice just simply going for a walk.

Have Fun 

The minute they walk out that door, you immediately start losing time to invest in you, and what you want to do.
Of course we love our kids, but we need to always remember is to take time for us.

I got dolled up and went out!

Save The Mess For Later

There were a million things I've could've done this weekend, besides enjoying it!
I have loads and loads of laundry, dishes never can seem to stay out of the sink, and the kids seem to do everything but clean their room.
Not to mention it seems like when you pay one bill, another pops up in the mail.
There are a million reasons to stay busy and to try to knock a few things off the list, but how often do you really take time for you when your kids are gone?

Treat Yourself

We all have our own ways of treating ourselves, but it's not often I get to do it.

I treated myself with my favorite foods! After a long walk I created a sandwich platter for lunch, and indulged in ice cream for dessert.


Everything went great, and of course the kids were off having their fun!
Honestly I had such a good weekend, that it flew by.
I had to remind myself that they were coming back, and they mean business. THEY DID!

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