Tag: school

50 utterly random things about ME😂

  1. I can’t stand wet sand.
  2. I wash dishes from left to right.
  3. My bed is in the corner of my bedroom.
  4. I don’t have any allergies.
  5. I love most genres of music.
  6. Fushias, Daffodils, and Tiger Lilies are my favorite.
  7. I’ve tried Oyster and Lamb before.
  8. I’ve been to Alaska.
  9. My favorite animals are stingrays and turtles.
  10. I have an electronic toothbrush.
  11. I have an upstairs apartment.
  12. I played the sax and clarinet in school.
  13. I grew up in the country.
  14. I’m scared of heights.
  15. I’ve never tried any drug or cigarettes.
  16. I know how to ride a bike.
  17. I’ve never lived outside Ohio.
  18. My biological dad and I have recently started talking again.
  19. I love thick raspberry chocolate cheesecake.
  20. I own a laminate machine.
  21. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.
  22. I had one dog growing up.
  23. I had an upstairs bedroom.
  24. I own 3 different pair of glasses.
  25. I love chocolate with most things, especially nuts.
  26. I can’t stand tomato juice.
  27. I idolize Princess Diana.
  28. I’m an 8.5 size shoe.
  29. I fit into the same earings I wore in high school.
  30. I didn’t play any sports.
  31. I love red and pink wine.
  32. My home has rugs, not carpeting.
  33. I have lavender scented toilet paper.
  34. I’ve been married 2x before.
  35. I’ve recently watched “Sing” (super cute!)
  36. Some of my favorite TV shows are Chicago Med, Greys Anatomy, and The Good Doctor.
  37. Old places fascinate me.
  38. My heritage stems from Great Britian, Wales, and France.
  39. I have a PreKindergarden Teaching degree.
  40. I don’t have upper wisdom teeth but still have bottom.
  41. I love watching people (especially when they sleep).
  42. I’m 5ft 5 inches tall.
  43. My mother is my hero.
  44. I think of my pap when I hear coo-coo clocks.
  45. Some day I want a yard of fruit trees.
  46. I don’t know how to ice skate.
  47. I’ve been in the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  48. I’ve been on Maury Povitch.
  49. Both my kids weighed 8+lbs at birth.
  50. I really don’t know if I’m that interesting? Haha
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Clubhouse “Dumbfounded”!

Everyday, around 3:15, my younger daughter and I arrive at the school in which Zivah attends. Typically, I’ll take Sweet Pea(Calandra) to the school playground, because she loves interacting with the other kids and playing on the slide.
Today was no different. We arrived a bit earlier so I could check on Zivah. I believe she’s been having a tough time with severe separation anxiety and uncomfortable pain from ingrowning molars. She’s spent the end of last week and much of this week, this far, crying 😦 I wish I knew what’s the solution. I am trying to piece this situation apart so I know exactly the issue to tackle. It’s truly disheartening.
A few minutes before the school for was to open for ” pick up ” parents, Calandra and I walked to the door. She’s a sweet girl, greeting everyone with a hi and a wave. She enjoys talking to others and showing them skills she can do. Everyone is very receptive, complimenting her on her cuteness and friendliness.
The moment that left me speechless though, happened when a lady looked at me and asked,
” You’re adopting her?”….
Then she follows with “How many do you have?”
No one has ever asked me that before. With her doing so, I fell she spoke so much disapproval towards my choices. This is the twenty first century, biracial children are more common now than they were twenty years ago. In today’s society, families are multicultural. It’s more uncommon for each member to be of the same race.
my boyfriend and I came up with a few alternative answers to her question :
* No, she came as the treat surprise in a Kinder egg.
*Picked her off the shelf at Toys R US.
*Bought her off Craigslist
*Stork dropped her off.
These I should have said, but I was to dumbfounded to think 😳😳

Top 10

Reasons I Love My Daughter in School :

  • She makes new friends.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized the importance of friendships. I truly wish I realized this, that my parents nurtured this idea when I was my daughter’s age.

  • I see other parents.

Suddenly I don’t feel so alone in the ” sometimes” struggles that feel like suffocation.

  • I hear others parenting.

This morning, I walked past an older woman of whom I’ve spoken to before. She had a small child with her, and she was instructing, “You always let the girls to first.” Way to go ma’am. That’s chivelry this world’s forgotten. Continue reading “Top 10”

Take Some Give Some

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My little volunteer project 😉😉 There’s lots of these around. I picked up 400 books to refill them. . . . #kindnessmatters #onlykindnessmatters #clevelandchildrensbookbank #freebookstoread #littlelibariersCleveland  @kidsbookbank 🙂

Quick & Easy Dinner

I’m a busy momma, just as many of you 😀

One thing I absolutely LOVE, is a quick, easy, & healthy dinner! Now that school’s in session, these are going to be necessary a few times a week! For this evening, I found a great meatloaf recipe:D

* The recipe & photo taken from this site 😀 *

I added 3-4 eggs, a half cup of Italian Bread Crumps, about a Table Spoon of Roast Beef seasoning, salt and pepper as well! It smells so delicious!

If you have any easy dinners, maybe one that’s your go-to , please share it in the comments. Thanks:D

M.C.O.K. In Clarksville, TN

This has my face just smiling 💗 What a beautiful way to begin the new school year! I hope this new change blossoms uncontrollable positivity for this community 💚

clarksvillenow.com/local/clarksville-mayor-will-proclaim-aug-as-kindness-is-cool-back-to-school-month/

Preparing for Back-to-School Germs

Oh yes, we all know children share every possible germ they carry. When Mid-August rolls around, those musinex snotty bugger things start making their ugly appearances. I thought I would get a Jumpstart on the bandwagon, and started getting sick this weekend. 😦 My eyes have been annoying and watery. Made trying to do makeup horrible. Today, I feel like I’m chilly, despite the 80+ degrees out. I’m sore and just want to soak a hot bubble bath, then sleep.

Sooooooooooooo

Here are several helpful tips that can speed up the recovery process, no matter at what stage one is sick. Some of these are brilliant.

www.prevention.com/health/a20491211/23-remedies-for-the-common-cold/

Going Back to School 2018

Parents,

This year has been my very first experience with this part of parenting. Every year before, I’ve always felt annoyed with how “in your face” stores seemed to be about it. I suppose the hype from the ridiculous list contributed to my cause of irritability.

Today, while in Family Dollar, I pulled up that trusty ol School Supplies List… And I felt as if I just landed in Tibet! “What on earth type of pencil sharper? “, I mumbled to myself. “A tablet? Kindergarters have a tablet on the list” I explained in hysteria (little me.. In my head). I felt so new with the procedure of preparing my daughter for school.

I’d like to tell you that’s the end of the akward and anxiety this chapter of change has brought me, but it’s not. Getting the paperwork to enroll required me to drive to downtown Cleveland, to an area of which I’ve never been, and sign her up. I quadruple checked the night before that I had all the needed paperwork and then some! Thankfully, Zivah (Zee-v-Uh) {my older daughter} and I were in and out of there quickly.

Next came signing up for the choices of schools I’d want to her. Here, the parents have to choose several. Depending on previous students, students with incoming siblings, seats available (all the fun variables that work your nerves simply because it’s tedious), I had to wait and see if my first choice would offer her a spot…. And they did!

Whew, I was overwhelmed! I cried!!! I knew this setting, teaching style, and philosophy was exactly what Zivah needed. I knew here she’d blossom and actually enjoy learning….. But, with my excitement came more anxiety….

What about getting to school? Zivah has a 2 1/2 year old sister. We three would have to wake every morning, get dressed, eat and out the door by 8:30! That’s structured! I haven’t had an obligated schedule that structured since I was in school. Needless to say, the anxiety was taking over my breathing rather aggressively. I not only had another child, but my vehicle is picky come winter temperatures (as if three women with hormones isn’t enough)! What if my car wouldn’t start and I was out, trying to get Zivah and stranded… Who would I call? I mean, I was really psyching myself out. It was horrible 😦

I eventually found a bus schedule, rather easy to follow and safe for her to wait. I of course will take her some days, but the option of public service is a thousand pounds off my chest. (When I wasn’t worried about bus bullies, accidents, and shit!) Our schools even have a bus tracker feature in the parent portal so we know when the children arrive!

This whole experience has been exhausting, to say least (and I even left out the aspect of school uniforms shopping 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️)! I’ve felt like I’ve been too exposed to society and change. I knew this was coming, but on any given day, there’s at least a zillion factors that could make something “new” feel like something “terrifying”! I really wanted a teacher friend, or a fellow parent, hell my momma, to talk to about everything. I feel I need reassuring that everything will be OK… And Zivah will do great in school. I haven’t had that… So, I’m reaching out to you all…

Asking simply for a hug! You don’t have to fix anything, nothings broken… You don’t have to suggest anything, I’ve gotten by,…. I just need some hugs so I can feel comfort of a safe and familiar place again.

Thank you 💙