Video Games - A Lesson in Reparenting

Thursday, February 28, 2013

When Kye was almost six months old I wrote this blog post about re-parenting and how one of my main goals as a mother was to avoid re-parenting. Three and a half years later and it's STILL something I think about on a daily basis. Parenting is not easy and I know when I'm tired, upset about other things, or just distracted I tend not to stay as focused on my parenting job as I should be. I slack! I let things slide...say yes when I should say no...etc. Almost anytime that happens, re-parenting is the result. Once I get that needed rest, get over that funk, or get back focused on my role as Mom then I have to "fix" the things I allowed happen. It makes it easy to see how so many parents get trapped in that endless cycle of re-parenting again and again and again.  I am thankful I read Babywise and understood that concept early in my parenting days. It is an idea that has stuck with me and has shaped my children as well as their futures. By thinking through every

Aflac District Kickoff

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I LOVE that Mr. Rusty values the husbands and wives of Aflac and our contribution to the success of the agents in his district. It's SO NICE that he always includes us in his kick-off parties each year. Last year he was nice enough to even let us bring Britt along since she was a newborn :) Since Zach is a CIT (which means "coordinator in training) we like to do something to show our appreciation for his  team. Really, nothing is expected of us. I'm pretty sure Zach is probably the only CIT in the country that has contests and gives gifts to his people but he takes his manager position seriously and I'm proud of his giving spirit. At the time of the kick-off he had NINE people on his team (now I think it's down to six?) so we tried to get creative with something we could do for each of them. Aflac gear is a common gift to give out but at this point I think everyone has everything from Aflac possible haha! We thought Zaxby's gift cards would be great because

24 Day Challenge Results!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I know...I've been owing yall this post for awhile ! My hold up has been the new computer. I like to show and side by side of my before and after pics and with the Mac I don't use Picasa anymore so I needed to figure out a new way to do it ( is awesome...thanks to Robyn for the tip!).  As you know I did the modified version of the 24 Day Challenge for nursing moms back in July of last year. During that 24 days I was able to lose 6 lbs and 5.75 overall inches . After the challenge I continued to stay on products and continued with the Advocare lifestyle of healthier eating choices and maintained that weight loss and lost another 5.75 inches! In October some "rough stuff" came to a head in my life and I had to deal with a lot of emotional drama. Turns out...I'm an EMOTIONAL EATER. When I'm upset, I want ice cream. I want cookies. I want brownies. Anything bad for me to eat, I want it. The holidays were a little tough emotionally and I used

Park Day, "Date" Night

Monday, February 25, 2013

Okay before I begin this post I have to give a QUICK Oscar recap from last night! I haven't watched LIVE tv in YEARS and I enjoyed it so, so much! I cuddled up in the bed with my ipad and during the boring parts and commercial breaks I would check Twitter (Live tweets were so awesome! Made the show even better!) and browse Pinterest . I was overall really happy with the show. The Les Mis cast was phenomenal. I wasn't a huge fan of the Adele song? I mean she's great and all but that song was pretty boring to me? I'm not a big Bond fan so maybe that's why? I thought Seth did a good job hosting, the boob song was pretty funny! I thought there was a GREAT mix of winners from all the films. Happy for Anne Hathaway. Wish the little girl would have won Best Actress but I adore Jennifer Lawrence and her speech was precious. Glad to see Life of Pi so well recognized. Knew Daniel Day Lewis would win it and I didn't really want him to but his acceptance speech was aw
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