Monday, July 30, 2012

Where I am right now!~

As I take a look at my life, I realize that I finally found my place. I've worked at many jobs, taking pictures, being a Vet Tech, and working in a zoo with gators, customer service, sales, having my own cleaning biz, making coffee, selling Avon, and Mary Kay, as well as being a freelance writer. It's funny how when God gives you a job it really does not feel like work. As most of you know, I go to a church called Real Life. I started serving in the nursery more than year ago. I loved holding all the babies, plus it was nice to be with my own kids. Every Sunday you could find me in one of infant rooms. I loved it so much. Everyone always told me I had a gift with children, but to be honest I never saw it. Don't get me wrong, I love kids, but to have a gift is to have a special talent, and I just did what came natural, so it did not feel special to me. Then I was asked to be on the childcare team. My husband was the only one working, and I wanted to find a job where I could bring my kids. God gave me just that. He answered that prayer with more of a blessing then I could have ever imagined. A few months went by, and I was asked to help out at the school. That is when I realized, God really did give me a talent. I felt so at home with all the kids. They listened to me, they respected me, and they loved me. I never thought that was possible. Every day that I am with the kids I feel like it's exactly where I am supposed to be. During the summer I've gotten a chance to be a camp counselor for the church. I feel like this is my element. I can't wait to get up and come to work each day. How crazy is that? I actually love my job. I never thought I would love working with kids so much. It's so amazing how God works, and puts you in the right place. I can't believe I can get paid to do something I truly enjoy. It’s something, which I would actually do for free, because I adore it so much. This is my testimony. Pray that God will put you in a job he made for you. When it's his doing, it flows perfectly. The job fits you like you were meant to be doing it. Do something you love, and money will follow. I'm living proof that it can happen!

Monday, July 2, 2012

28 years old

I know this is late, but I have not been online much. My 28th birthday was by far the best birthday I've ever had. My husband and I got matching tattoos. I have always loved Irish culture, and being that I have Irish in my blood It only makes since. There is an Irish tradition that when two people fall in love they give each other a ring. It's called The Claddagh Ring. The ring is given as a token of friendship, love, or marriage. The design and customs associated with it originated in the Irish fishing village of Claddagh, located just outside the city of Galway. The ring was first produced in the 17th century, though elements of the design date to the late Roman period. It is a heart symbolizing LOVE, a crown meaning LOYALTY, and the hands symbolizing FRIENDSHIP.
It means so much to me to be able to look at it and know it has a special connection and meaning behind it! The girls made me some special drawings, and I got a lot of nice things from my mom. Over all it was the best Birthday I've had in a LONG time. Turning 28 feels so much better then it felt to turn 27. Not sure why but I think things are getting better from here!

No words

I have so many things on my mind, but not sure how to write them down. Sometimes there are just no words!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Time off

Now that I have a little time off work, I have been writing. Oh how I missed it. I am currently writing a book for Keira and Sasha. It's a bedtime story I made up for them, and they both love. I wanted to get it out of my head and on paper before I forgot it. Feels so good to be writing again!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Gluten FREE

Hello everyone, I'm sorry it's been so long since I've written, but life as a mom is always busy.

A few months back my 1 year old daughter Sasha was having severe diarrhea. After taking her to the doctor numerous times, and them switching her milk to everything from Lactaid, to rice milk, to soy, the diarrhea did not stop! I started getting very much concerned and her Pediatrician decided to send us to a Gastrologist. That Dr. suggested we put her on a Gluten free diet. No more bread, noodles, wheat, barley, rye, or anything that we normally feed her. Including her snacks such as gold fish crackers, animal crackers, cheerios, and worst of all pizza! Within 3 days, her stool was back to normal, and I noticed a big difference in her mood. She was much happier!

It has been no easy task that’s for sure! I bought a few cook books, and a Baby Bullet to help make food, but have found I don’t have the extra time during the day to make meals from scratch. I have to learn to bake my own breads, and make pastas! It’s so much work and not to mention very very expensive.
I now have to shop in the organic section, and have to have special notes for the day care. She loves pizza, so when they serve it at her day care once in a while, I can’t bare to make her watch the other kids eat it, so I just deal with the extra slimy poop so she can enjoy food once in a while! Although she enjoys food no matter what I give her so that’s a plus.

Ok have I grossed you out yet? As a mother who has two kids, two dogs, (one of which is a new pug puppy that we got for Christmas), a part time job, and a husband, where do I fit in time to make special meals?

Well today I actually got a little free time. Both girls are napping, and I left the laundry piled up on the floor so I could watch a movie! I watched Julie and Julia! Awesome movie by the way, and it inspired me! Yes, it inspired me to do my own challenge (as long as I can fund it)! I would like to make all the recipes in two of the Gluten free cook books I bought!

Why not, it will be fun, I like to cook, and I’ll have food for my daughter instead of trying to figure out what to make last minute. Start date TBD

Please send me any recipes you may have, as well as any notes on how to get through a gluten free life, since almost everything has traces of wheat in it somewhere!