Explaining Good Bye

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My 2 year old daughter caught me crying one night. She grabbed my leg, squeezed it and held tight. “It’s alright Mommy, it’s alright”. Her voice was so concerned, yet soft and soothing. She didn’t know why I was crying, she just held my leg and stroked it so lovingly and gentle. As I do to her when she cries.

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Say It Sunday – Motherhood <3

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I could not have said it better myself.

I always try to do what makes my kids happy.  I make sure they are happy and healthy. They have warm clothes. Food in there bellies. Love in there hearts. To make sure they know they are loved.

I make the best choices I can at the time of what ever situation that presents its self. I do my best and that is all any parent can do.

I give my daughter the last of my apple because it was the last one. I give my son a bigger piece of the blanket to stay warm.

The right thing now may not be the right thing in 20 minutes but I am in the now. I do the best I can.

I try so hard to forgive myself for the mistake I know I will make because I am human. I am doing everything in the parenting world for the first time.

Go easy on yourself. You are human. You are doing the best you can, with what you have.

xoxo Ashley

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I Choose Happiness, Every Time

I have never really been good with rejection. I have never been the best with dealing with the horrible people in the world, who only have negative things to say. I don’t think that anyone is really equipped to deal with personal attacks. Some may hide it better than others, but on some level it still hurts everyone.

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Guest Post: Liv & Leen – What Do You Do When Other Kids Are The A$$holes?: What Not To Do For Your Child

Please give a warm Welcome to Liv and Leen!

Apparently, little mean kids don’t only exist at our favourite parks here on the Island.  Liv & Leen share there experience and as a parent what NOT to do.

Enjoy!

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So we decided to be spontaneous one weekend… we do that a lot. We thought “let’s drive to the Florida Keys and go as far down as we can until it’s time to turn around and come home”. We left in the morning and stopped at a couple of places on our drive. From cute little tourist shops to giant Tarpon feeding and swimming in the gulf (and atlantic), we had a pretty awesome day.  It was the gorgeous dinner by the ocean that left a bad taste in my mouth. The food was delicious, the scenery astounding, but the company sucked.

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Because Of You I Didn’t Give Up

I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say because of you, I didn’t give up — Anonymous

My Mum has always been there for me. Even when I thought I couldn’t go to her with something. I kissed a boy. I broke up with someone. I didn’t break up with someone. I wanted to quit my job. She was always there. Always.

The comfort I took in knowing that I could go to her with about 99% of my problems was/is my security blanket. Let’s face it, I still call my Mum when I have a problem. 

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In Case I Forget…

I want to teach my daughter a million things, I want to warn her about a million more, then I want her to experience everything she can. I know that she will have to learn it all in her own time.

Scarlett – if you ever read this, these are the things I want you to know, plus everything I forgot.
Love Mum ❤

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