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I'm so glad you have come across my little nook in the cyber world. Here I strive to be real and inspire. I talk about my walk in faith as a Christian, motherhood, the loss of my child, and anything else that crosses my mind. Join me for a minute and relax?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Need a laugh??

As I was looking through some old photo's I came across one of my daughter. We were having a silly day with the camera. To this day, this picture still makes me laugh. I'm hoping to pass that laugh onto you. If this photo makes you laugh, please feel free to let us know. Enjoy!!

Happy Anniversary

I'd like to wish my mother and her husband a wonderful anniversary. They have been together for 4 wonderful years. This has been the happiest 4 years for the two of them. I pray for many more happy and love filled years for the both of them.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

*Attention* Some people may not be able to Comment

I have ran into this issue on several occations. I have found blog hops and found new blogs to follow. I follow them. Then, when I go to comment on the blog, I keep getting asked to sign into my google account. When setting up your blog, if you don't want your readers or new followers to have this problem.... this is how you can ensure they don't.

1. Go to the settings for your blog.

2. Select the Comments section.

3. Be sure that the "Who can comment" is marked to everyone.

4. Be sure that the "Comment Form Placement" is marked with Embedded below post.

5. To ensure you don't have spam posted to your blog, turn on your comment moderation. This will give you the ability to check the comments before their actually shown on your blog.

I hope this brings a lot of those who have their settings set to Google User, the attention that some people may not have access to posting on your blog.

If you found this blog helpful, please leave a comment and pass on the word to others. Thank you.

Wednesday... here's where I am hopping today....


Samantha's Day

Wine Down Wednesday

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

More About Me

As I see more followers, first I'd like to welcome you. Next, I would like to tell you all a little about myself. (All Random Thoughts)

I loooove music. I have very little scars. I love black fingernail polish. I hated school but graduated with a 3.0 and still have the desire to go to college. I have a big family. My memory sux. I'm allergic to gay (no offense) people. I love to walk around my house naked. I like to walk in the rain and the sound of rain is waaay cool. Lightening is amaaazing. I hate roller coasters. I like making mistakes so long as I can honestly say I learned something from it. Im not afraid of heights. I love rock climbing. I have incredible, supporting friends. My biggest concern for my future, other than never straying from god, is being the best mother I can and one day be proud of who my child is. God has given me soooo much more than I could ever ask for. I thank him everyday for everything I have. I love to act dumb in front of my family. I hate snow. I never met my grandmother on my mother's side. I miss my Grand parents on my fathers side everyday and wish that I could see them more often. I fell fast for the one that I loved. I never regret the way my life turned out.

Donate to a WONDERFUL cause.

As I was checking out my facebook this afternoon, I came across this wonderful charity that's selling T-Shirts to help give water to a family for an ENTIRE year. I think that's awesome. So, Im supporting this cause 100% and passing on the information. The T-shirt comes in several sizes for both men and women. So, if you would like to help out, please copy and paste the link below to order your T-Shirt now.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday's Mini Photos

I have decided that every Monday, I will take a picture and post it on my blog for everyone to enjoy. The subject of the photo's will be on various subjects. (Pictures may also be of previous dates that I still enjoy to this day.) Check back often to view and comment on my newest photos.

Monday's Mini 6/27

Photo Taken By: RaeBeth McGee (C) 2008

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Kids Say the Darnest Things

In my house, it's a rule that everyone clean up after themselves. So, once play time was over for my daughter and it was time for her to clean up. She started whinning about how she couldn't do it. Her excuses ranged from, "Mommy, my legs hurts." or "I can't do this. I'm too tired." My normal reaction that I tell her every night was the same. "If you can't pick up and put your toys away. Then, you can't play with them."

Normally, I give her several chances to pick up and put away before getting a little firm. I try to keep from yelling, that's also one of the house rules. In my time of fusteration, my daughter began picking up some of her toys. Inside, I'm cheering because she actually listened to me.

Another rule within my house is no name calling or use of "bad" words. As I was watching her clean up, she had this look of deep concentration. By the time her toys were picked up, she calmly looked over at me and said, "Mommy, your a donkey." This puzzled me because it came out of the blue. I asked her why she just called me that, while keeping my voice in a non threating tone. She replied, "You do know what a donkey is, right?" I stood there still confused. Without letting me answer, she said... (while putting her hand on her hip) "A donkey is a jackass..."

As soon as she said this, I could feel my face get hot. I didn't like her using that language, let alone towards me. I knew this behavior shouldn't be forgotten or over looked. I remained calm and told her how I felt about name calling and how jackass was a bad word. Shortly after, I told her that if she said this again, she would be punished.

Once I get her into bed, I couldn't help but to look back on the situation and laugh. I didn't realize that my 5 yr old knew the alternative word to donkey. Then, it hit me. In the Shrek movies, they do refer to donkey as a jackass. Therefore, she was repeating what she heard on the movie that she watched earlier in the day.

In conclusion, I must say... that I think all movies from now on will have to be watched closely by my fiance and I before we allow our daughter to watch them.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

One of The Biggest Things I Hate

I do a lot of reading. Both on my Nook Color and on the Internet. Most of the things I read pertain to parenting and relationships. As I was looking around on the net today, I came across some personal blogs within blogger and other various blogging websites that truely ticked me off. Non-parents giving parenting advice. This just rubbes me the way wrong way and instantly pisses me off.

So, this blog is dedicated to all those "mom wanna-bes". First and foremost, I would like to ask you to just shut the hell up. I don't wanna hear about "if I was his/her mother, I'd do..." Because in the brute reality of it, your not their mother and by not being a mother... you have no freaking clue what you would do. I can honestly say that when I was pregnant, I said several things that started out as, "Oh, my child will NEVER" and ended up doing the complete opposite.

Second, you have no clue what it's like to be an actual parent... even as a step-parent... I feel it's different. Because when it comes to your "step-child" you still have limitations on how you can react in certain situations compared to those who have full control over their child.

Third, don't voice your opinion on my parenting styles or anyone elses for that matter. You can NOT actually be bitching about how I raise my child or how anyone else raises their child. You didn't lay in the hospital, pushing and contracting, in order to bring the child into this world.

Fourth, dont go onto social websites complaining about how you feel parents suck these days. NEWS FLASH.... your not an effin parent therefore what you have to say about someone's  child or their parenting style.... doesn't matter. You don't know what it's really like to be a parent until you carry and give birth.

So, in conclusion, keep all parenting thoughts to yourself until you give birth to your own child! Parenting in itself is a entirely different world then the "what if's and If I was their parent." Now, have a wonderful day.

A mother to a beautiful little girl!