Thursday, December 29, 2011
This young 18 year old mother had a troubled pregnancy that was not typical in the slightest which ended in a bitter sweet story. You can read the article here. WARNING the waterworks will flow.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Well today while I was on Facebook a friend of mine posted that he needed a women like Paula Patton in his life. Naturally I Googled Paula Patton and this is what came up:
While surfing around YouTube to learn more about Paula Patton I realized she is Robin Thicke's wife, now I don't know about you all but I love me some Robin Thicke. Lol.
Then I found this video where she talks about getting back to "normal", confident and pretty after having a child.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
I'm sooooooo excited and can't wait to see/meet you all!!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Well Huffington Post agrees with EVERYONE but Congress and the major corporations behind calling pizza a vegetable.
They put together a great slide show stating if pizza is now a vegetable then so are Funyuns, vodka and other things. It's actually pretty funny!
Check it out
Monday, December 19, 2011
To be honest, I chuckled a bit. See, Leilani has had a loose tooth for sometime now. Then I had to remind her that this was going to be tooth number 4 which meant that we have already been through this three times.
Needless to say she didn't find comfort in these words and kept crying.
Finally, after several minutes she finally calmed down. I sat her on the toilet got some saline, a clean napkin and went to work. She was still crying and telling me no but unlike the first time this time went a lot smoother. In between the tears and trying to say no, while I had my had in her mouth, I slipped the tooth out no problem!
This tooth makes number 4!!! I must say that it gets relatively easier but still a bitter sweet reminder that my baby girl is growing up so FAST!
Friday, December 16, 2011
While you shop around and stand in long lines to make your child's Christmas wish come true pull out your smart phone and help change the life of another child.
One of my lovely Tweeps @RuckusMedia emailed me about a great and EFFORTLESS and INEXPENSIVE way to help several children this Holiday season.
Here is an excerpt from the email:
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I hope you'll join us as we make a difference in not one child’s life, but many, by sharing this news with your readers. We will also be putting our ENTIRE library on sale, with ALL proceeds going to the cause, the week of Thanksgiving, but that story doesn't go public until Tuesday. We want to change the world, just like you.
Please make this easy and effortless donation that benefits and betters the lives of so many.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
|I finally had boobs!!!|
I decided it was time to start eating healthier and exercising regularly. I was feeling great, staring to look great but there were two small deflated problem, my boobs.
|Then they looked like this.|
One told me THANK GOD! While the other told me that it wasn't necessary and as I continued to work out the "problem" would go away.
NOPE! I was set... Well ... 80/20 in favor of the breast implants, then I was 70/30. Then one night I went and watched RENT on Off-Broadway.
I don't really have celebrities or a group of famous people I really look up to however, I do IDOLIZE the artist on Broadway and Olympic athletes. I personally believe these performers are the most amazing beings to walk the earth. They are 100% human, passionate, driven, successful, and at the top of their careers (amongst several other things). What more could you ask for in an "idol".
As I was watching the show I realized that most of the women on stage have small breast and they were AMAZING. The amount of energy, emotion and talent that these women gave off was so overwhelming, in a good way. I decided then and there that yeah I have 21 year old boobs that have experienced the life of a 40 year old but who cares! They're mine and I CAN live with that.
I've also been challenging myself more when I work out and lo' and behold my second sister was right. My boobs are no long yuck they look good and I will be keeping them.
|And now they look like this|
Be mindful of the people you choose to look up to. These people on magazines and in the media are COMPLETELY ALTERED thats why they look like that and guess what they have gotten surgeries and they are STILL UNHAPPY and bitter! Don't be either. Be yourself.
Now I'm not knocking women who have gotten a surgery or two at all. The ones i'm referring to are those that ALTER their entire body and STILL get photoshopped.
Link to Strawberry photos. Link
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
|Kailyn Lowry and I|
However, a months ago a got ane-mail in my inbox asking if I would like to be a part of MTV's Teen Mom 2 After-show taping. Of course I would! Lol. I was super excited to be selected for several reasons but above all to be able to meet some of these girls and see if they come across differently in person. In the back of my mind I was also worried about how the input I had to share would be edited or handled by MTV.
I used to think that the girls on the show were all spoiled little bitches that gave teen moms a horrible name and yet again I was BOLDLY corrected. After watching some of the footage for the upcoming season of Teen Mom 2 I began to change my mind and more importantly, open it!
The worst thing I was doing was judging these girls solely based on how they came across on the show, which I never watched. While I was in the audience with several other teen moms from all over the country and the cast of Teen Mom 2 I realized something; I'm doing to these girls what all of society does to me. I was judging them with out reason, with out knowing them and knowing where they come from.
Now I'm not saying that the cast of Teen Mom 2 is full of angles that do no wrong and that the girls are the best and coolest people in the world because I don't know them that well to say this nor do I agree with that statement. What I am saying is, in reality, these girls are not that different from me and my life as a teen mom. While I sat there and watched footage I realized that I could relate to every single one of the girls stories and struggles, why? Because we are all teen moms and although our lives a very different we all walked and are walking similar paths.
(After speaking to all the girls I was pleasantly surprised at how personable they were and listened to what we had to say and our input)
|Leah Messer and I|
I used to also believe that shows like Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2 glamorize the life of a teen mom. WRONG again! Anyone that watches the show and thinks "That's the life I want for myself." NEEDS TO seek the help and guidance of a licensed medical health professional right away!
Don't get me wrong the girls are compensated for their work and some reportedly earn up to six figures a show. To any body, especially a teen, being on TV and earning big bucks does look and sound great.
I just don't see how ANY ONE can watch these shows and say that's the life they want.
In the end I'm not saying that being a teen mom is always horrible or always great. I'm saying that it has it's ups and downs and in the beginning it can be riddled with A LOT of downs. However, just like anything in life if you want to change your situation you will.
I'm not saying that the girls on Teen Mom 2 are all good or all bad I'm saying they're human! Often times teen moms get more flack for doing something young when "adult" parents can do the same thing but it's "okay because they are parents."
Then lastly I'm not saying that MTV is completely horrible and makes the girls look horrible they are simply putting a story out there that is NOT always great and sadly that's what people want to see.
So what the hell am I saying?! My way of thinking towards Teen Mom shows and the cast of Teen Mom 2 has definitely changed!
Saturday, December 3, 2011
We've all see her before BUT have we read what the statement UNDER her says?
The small text under her reads:
" This salt does not supply Iodine, a necessary nutrient."Who cares... right? We should care.
Iodine is necessary for growing kids and is vital to brain development. According to Suzanne Dixon a licensed medical public health doctor and a scientific experiment involving children and iodine "... the children who received iodine supplements had significantly greater improvements in the picture concepts and matrix-reasoning tests compared with the children receiving placebo (no iodine)."
To read more about the study click here.
Other reasons to make the change to Iodine include increased metabolism and increase in ENERGY levels. The latter is something we can ALL benefit from.
PLEASE note that Iodine needs to be ingested and taking responsibly. Just like anything else in life too much of something is a bad thing.
To read more health benefits of buying Iodized salt read here. You can also read The New York Times piece written by Nicholas Kristof's about the connection between salt and IQ .