Wow! Another month complete and I’m so thankful that I’m able to continue on my blogging adventure with such amazing support from my family, friends and most importantly everyone who reads, comments, shares and follows me along my adventure.
Some of our great posts that you might have missed include:
Wow, where has the time gone this month. This month sure kept me busy between the kids, work, blogging and the holidays.. I need a vacation! I want to wish everyone a very safe and Happy New Year!!!
Here are a few of our great posts from this month.
- What Mom Really Wants For Christmas
- Why Pregnant Women Should Use A Pregnancy Pillow
- Life As A Twin Mom With Two Toddlers
- 5 Way To Motivate Children To Help With Household Chores
The Busy Mom Diary was featured on other great sites, here are the links.
- Mom Catch Phrases
- Being a Great Mom Starts With Self-Care
- The Imperfect Guide To Surviving the Holidays
I want to thank everyone who read, shared, commented and enter this contest. Congratulations to Dagmar, who was randomly selected by Rafflecopter. The prize package is being sent to you by E-Cloth.
Upcoming Guest Post Features:
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Affiliate Links and Product Review
I have partnered with Sock Club Monthly and will be reviewing this product later this month. We will have to see what’s in store for us later this month. If you are interested in joining this monthly subscription, here is my referral code XCGYFP. It won’t cost you anything extra, but it might help me make a few dollars.
I am also so very excited to announce that I will be working with Purple Splash Studios on a review of the My Happy Place Journal. This is a journal that is geared from young girls with a safe platform for personal self-reflection with creative exercises. I will be working with my daughter, Kira on this review.
Wow, I want to thank all of you for your continues support, it truly means the world to me. I never expected any of this and I can honestly never thank you readers enough.
Twitter – 2,625 (currently at 2,525) – Met December Goal. Boom!!
Instagram – 675 (currently at 603) – Met December Goal. Bam!!
Facebook – 600 (currently at 573) – Met December Goal. Yay!!
Pinterest – 500 (currently at 448) – Met December Goal. Woot!!
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As many of you know, this blog adventure is still so new to me and I’m having so much fun creating stories and making new friends. I can’t even begin to thank everyone that ahs supported this adventure by reading, commenting or sharing my blog posts. Your support means so much to me.
Not a typical post today, but a little update on what’s in the works for the month of November.
- this post includes direct links to various sites, you can click on most words that are red (or blue)
Upcoming Guest Post Features:
On November 15th, I was accepting to participate in an upcoming Holiday Tradition Share Series on Just Simply Sarah. I will be divulging all on a very unique and surprising holiday family tradition.
Affiliate Links and Product Review
You will find direct links to MeUndies, FabKids and CrateJoy on the brand new Affiliate Program Page. By shopping using these links, there are no additional charges to you as the buyer. However, I may be entitled to a small commission.
I’ll also be reviewing the MeUndies as soon as a package arrives in the mail for me.
When I first created this tiny little blog, I never imagined that it would grow as much or as fast as it has over the last month. I have thousands of followers over many social media platforms, but of course I’d love to see this grow more.
These are my follower goals for this month. You can click on the name of the social media platform to be taken to my page.
Twitter – 1,500 (currently at 1,227)
Instagram – 500 (currently at 424)
Facebook – 325 (currently at 286)
Pinterest – 250 (currently at 191)
Blog Subscribers: 38. I’d love if we could reach 50 e-mail subscribers. This is a great feature because it allows all our newest posts to be sent directly to your inbox. You can subscribe on the front page, there is a spot on the right hand side.
I am asking all my readers to please share, comment, follow and subscribe.
I recently read an article that was based in the view that parents should not call their children assholes. I 100% disagree. I don’t make it a habit of calling out my children, and I do not use this term lightly or as a means to verbally abuse them. It is not a nickname; but rather a term used to describe their attitude and behavior.
If you’ve ever stepped on a Lego in the middle of the night while walking down the stairs, you are not alone if you thought for one brief moment “that little asshole – how many times have I said don’t leave the Lego on the stairs?” For me, it was toy cars – those buggers hurt the feet too.
There is no other English word that I have found that has the same profound meaning that has the same effect as asshole. In the moment when my children are running around wildly, ignoring me and being downright bratty, they are assholes. A trait that I am convinced they inherited from their father’s DNA. They are the only people I know that can look me dead in the face and not hear a damn word that I have said.
As my children were growing up, I have to admit that my husband and I were pretty hard on them. We had rules and expectations and we expected them to respect the rules and had many consequences for bad behaviors from swatting their butts when they were small, time-outs, soap in the mouth to taking away privileges and electronic. I mean we are trying to raise respectful, independent and goal-oriented contributing members of society. The goal was never to raise a self-indulged, self-centered entitled spoiled brat who lives in my basement until I kick the bucket. We are not raising little assholes.
Here are 10 reasons why you might have heard me call my child an asshole:
- When Kira poured an entire cup of juice into the speakers of her old-school TV.
- When Ethan would line up his toy cars on the stairs and accidentally forgot one or two as he cleaned up. I often stepped on these.
- When one of them would be asleep, so I would carry them upstairs and into their beds and then quietly hear, “goodnight mommy”
- When Ethan plays the video game at 6am and doesn’t know how to whisper to his friends online.
- When Kira listens to her music so loud that she can’t hear me calling her.
- When Kira and Ethan have been at each other’s throat all day for no good reason.
- When they continuously forget to do something despite being reminded multiple times.
- When I find a dirty sock tucked in behind the couch.
- When I find dirty plates in their rooms and snack wrappers on the floor.
- When they remind me of all the embarrassing moments of my life that they have witnessed.