Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Mismatched Socks ~ Random Tuesday

My socks rarely match, not because I have lost the matching pair, but because I mismatch them on purpose because its more fun that way!!

Also, I LOVE toe socks! I recently found these two pairs of socks at Walgreens and of course I could not resist mismatching them!!!

Do you mismatch your socks or does this drive you crazy?

I have bought 1 set of 6 pairs of crazy patterned socks that came unmatched, but mostly I will just mismatch my regular socks. Even the solid color socks! The only time my socks match is when they are plane white or black and that is only because my white and black socks are very different from the others and the socks have to be the same style for me to mismatch them.

Both my kids also wear mismatched socks!! My sister thinks we are all crazy! It drives her nuts!!

Monday, February 08, 2016

Helping Pregnant Women in Impoverished Regions

In the United States, there’s an organisation called the Nurse-Family Partnership that works with families all over the country and its territories to empower mothers in poverty.
With the use of evidence-based home visiting from nurses, they remind us how children everywhere need all the protection and support that they can get. A lot of the time, donors look to fund programs that support kids through regular child sponsorships, but they aren't the only vulnerable demographics in the world. First-time mothers, especially those living in impoverished regions, need as much attention as expecting mothers in developed countries - if not more.
There are plenty of medical foundations and charities that aim to reduce the rates of stillbirths all over the world, but enough isn't being done to give them the strength to persevere through pregnancy and transition smoothly into motherhood.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Musical Monday ~ Strength Playlist ~ "I Used to Love You" Gwen Stefani

I love music! I have music playing all the time! I needed a specific playlist for strength and inspiration this past year and I wanted to share it! This is the most recent song added to the list.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Stay at home mom, attempting to return to the workforce

I have been job hunting for quite some time now. The hardest part is, I haven't had a job outside the home in over 13 years... My most recent job experience is from 2002... Also, I can only work when my kids are in school...

I could possibly get a job in food service or retail, but that type of job experience is not going to help my resume or even pay above minimum wage. Not to mention those type of jobs require working on weekends and I don't want to have to pawn my kids off on my family every weekend and paying for a sitter isn't worth it. I would be working to pay the sitter.

Ideally I am hoping to find a job working from home so that I can work more flexible hours... It is so frustrating. Know-body wants to hire a stay at home mom who hasn't worked for 13 years. Not when they have another applicant who is younger with more experience and move availability... I'm going to be at the bottom of the pile every time... Not to mention I don't even have a degree since I haven't finished college yet... Still working on that, but its on the back-burner now since finding a job is my top priority. I regret not going back to school sooner and I really regret being financially dependent on Ex for the last 13 years. Although I do not regret being able to stay home and raise my kids, I am so glad I was able to do that.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Happy New Year! Random Tuesday

I have never been so glad to have it be a new year. I see it as the beginning of a new start and a new future for myself and my kiddos!!!
Last year was horrible and I needed it to end!

My New Year's resolution is to be happy with myself and happy in live! Simple right?!

It is cold here in Colorado... I don't know if I will ever get used to it again... My hands are ALWAYS cold! It drives me nuts! I need to get back into crocheting again and make myself some finger-less gloves / arm warmers!! I found a whole bunch of patterns on Pinterest a while ago but have not gotten around to making any... At the rate I'm going I will make them over the summer and have for next winter! Haha!

Today is my kitty Loki's birthday! Well, sorta, it is the day I brought him home from the vet after we adopted him! He is my survivor kitty and has an exciting story that I will write later!