Posted in Just for Jude

Jude’s first hair cut with clippers

I’ve been meaning to get this video up onto the interweb but I really wanted to have the intro attached to it as well. You know – to make it all authentic and “real” youtuby.

So, here we have it. I decided a few weeks ago that I’d had enough of trying to maintain my son’s afro and forever worry about how to get a comb or brush through the dreadlock growing on the back of his head. Continue reading “Jude’s first hair cut with clippers”

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Posted in Bigger than our Family, stuff we care about

#metoo – How do I make a difference?

I woke up this morning and scrolled through my facebook (as most of us do before rolling out of bed) and I noticed the hashtag #metoo has been imprinted on so many profiles, tweets and instagram pics. Ok, I know this world is sick – but wow! There are so many souls that have been scarred by self gratifying idiots. Continue reading “#metoo – How do I make a difference?”

Posted in Shaveh

Comparison will eat you up

It’s Monday – whoop dee doo! Once again I find myself looking forward into my week and I’m slapping the side of my face asking myself – “what do I write about?” There is so much happening in our life right now, that to actually zone in and write about it, is proving to be extremely difficult – why? I hear you ask. Wouldn’t it be just brain-dead easy to document everything and share it with the world…… oh my dear friends – if only it were that simple. Continue reading “Comparison will eat you up”

Posted in Shaveh

10 things I’ve learned and am grateful for, after turning 35

I’m feeling so bone lazy about this blog thing that it’s getting seriously annoying. Note: this is myself talking to myself here. Lol. Anyway, the day came and went and as we always know – nothing’s changed except the number in the “age” box. 

I was chatting to a friend when she called and said, “I may be 35 on paper but I’m seriously stuck at 22”. She’s like, “don’t push it, 28 is more realistic!”. Continue reading “10 things I’ve learned and am grateful for, after turning 35”

Posted in Shaveh

Don’t you wish you could just go back?

Ok, I’m probably going to be like, majorly nostalgic in this one. This week builds up to the day I turn 35. Plus I’ve had one of those weekends of rehashing memories and just facing my “younger” self, all over again. Birthday’s do this to me, I honestly don’t know why. This whole process might explain why I don’t really like to make a big deal about them for myself. It’s weird, since I’m an extrovert. Continue reading “Don’t you wish you could just go back?”

Posted in Shaveh

Good choices vs Bad choices – How they make me feel……

Its fascinating to me, just how being human is such hard work. You know when you want to do things right? I find it fascinating because, as much as it feels so good to do things right, doing things the “wrong” way also has the other type of “good feeling”. I say this in light of what I wrote about here. You know when you hit a slump and become sluggish and lazy – It’s kind of an awesome feeling in itself, BUT getting things right and achieving is harder work but a way better feeling than the “bummed out” one. Continue reading “Good choices vs Bad choices – How they make me feel……”

Posted in Aislyn, Parties

Birthday Planning Adjustments that worked for me

Today marks the Monday after 4 weeks of constant talk from my 10 year old about her birthday party. It came, it happened, it’s over and needless to say – I’m so proud of myself. I know that you’re not supposed to really toot your own horn – but I did this one right and I was smiling on the other side of it rather than cowering in tears in some corner regretting the aftermath and the mediocre response to all of my efforts.

Continue reading “Birthday Planning Adjustments that worked for me”