Tales of a Concerned Mommy

Let’s just say that this is a crazy crazy world we live in.   It’s an election year so that makes people extra special at times.  There is gun violence everywhere and to top it off, my kid is speckled.  I thought Pregnancy was stressful this whole raising a kid while working full time, being a wife all while maintaining a household is kind of exhausting.  I know now why so many women just give up and say “I have no time”, “I’m exhausted”.  I am also beginning to realize that we as mommy’s, wives, and bread winners, that we are the cornerstone of our families.  Without us there would truly be mass chaos all of the time.

Here are some of the things that I am going to to do better myself and make sure I am the best I can be for my family.

I am learning the power of laughter.  It’s amazing how much better your feel after having a really good laugh that the tears run down your face.

Exercise:  Honestly right now I  feel disgusting, I am the biggest I have ever been in my life.  I am not nearly as fit as I once was so now it’s time to do something about it and make a change about it.  It’s time for self esteem to come back, even if just a little bit, FYI it’s way buried in there.

Take just a little bit of ME time.  Even if it’s just an hour (like time to write in a blog).  It just gives you a little time to re-boot and re-focus and move forward with day to day life.

Have fun saving money.  Coupons are your friend there is no reason to pay full price for a lot of things.  It’s worth the time and thinking about it most mommy’s multi-task so Clipping Coupons could be you down time.  See efficiency at it’s finest.

Keep those photo albums updated.  For my family, our photo albums are such entertainment to us.  I can’t wait until my son can actually start enjoying them.  Right now he’s 9 months old and all he wants to do is destroy the pages, he’ll get there.  Actually, just yesterday he finally noticed the pictures of us the day we brought him home from the hospital and he giggled when I pointed out Mommy, Daddy, and baby Jack.  LOVE IT!!!!!!  I know I looked at our photo albums CONSTANTLY as a kid.  In reality it was my version of reading.  I was studying my family and the past.  I want that for my baby boy.  🙂

-Stef

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America’s Finest are Out to Play

So, typically I don’t pay attention to the news and in my early life I considered myself a Conservative Republican.  Growing up in a Lutheran home and going to Lutheran Schools up through high school, I lead a pretty sheltered life, therefore I was a Republican.   Back in the 90s and before I knew being a Republican meant that you were Pro Life.  I’m sure there was a bunch of other stuff but in truth I really didn’t pay attention in Government class.  They talked about Taxes and other stuff but at that point the only taxes I was paying were income tax and making on $6 an hour it really didn’t mean anything.

Fast Forward to 2012,  I am an adult, wife and mother now and there a lot of things that make more sense.   I actually do need healthcare and a lot of it especially after having 2 surgeries in 3 months.  We have a child to think about and want to make sure that this Country doesn’t completely screw him over after we are gone.

So now that we are in full blow election season here are the things that bother me the most.

Gun laws:  I know I know this is a touchy subject but those of you that have guns.  They don’t want to take them away we just don’t want Joe Blow-Your-Head off to be carrying around a gun and shooting anybody that pisses him off.  You can still hunt and and go to the shooting range, that’s your provocative.  I just don’t want to be on the hiking trail with someone that just broke up with their girlfriend who now has a vendetta against woman, drank a 12 pack of beer, and packing a pistol.  Leave it for the woods dude.  Rest in Peace to all the people who lost their lives in Aurora CO.  GUN LAWS!!!!!

Woman’s rights:  Birth Control is evil???  No More Planned Parenthood???  I know I know, we should all be God fearing woman that know right from wrong.  HELLO!!!  Not going to happen, things happen, sometimes REALLY bad things happen and an abortion is necessary.  Sometimes there are people who are not capable of knowing right from wrong so they don’t understand the consequences of sex.  So then you would you even be allowed to sterilize a young girl because she was mentally disabled?  I am a Married woman and I need birth control because I don’t want another child right now!!!

And Finally the one that comes up the most lately…

HATRED:  There is so much hate, you know who you are.  Pretty sure there are couple of things in the bible (remember I have 13 years under my belt).  ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”[Mark 12:31] and “Do unto Other as You would have them do to you [Luke 6:31]  Pretty sure, ok POSITIVE that there is nothing after either of these passages that say, Unless you are the following, gay, black, Muslim, Hispanic, or any other minority that is being treated unfairly.

I don’t care who you are or what your beliefs are you do NOT disrespect the President of the United States.   You may not have voted for him but enough people in this country did.  And if you can’t make an informed decision in November and you can’t base your decision on anything else besides hatred please just stay home and don’t vote!!!