Hot Tips: Let’s Chill!

There are so many ways people can reduce stress.  I found these two links to be extremely helpful: Stress Management for Parents:  http://childdevelopmentinfo.com/family-living/stress/ (out of the 52 proven ways to reduce stress, I find #12 to be unreasonable, just my opinion, lol) 10 Ways to Reduce Single Parent Stress:  http://www.parents.com/parenting/dynamics/single-parenting/how-to-reduce-single-parent-stress/ (found these to be more helpful) Continue reading Hot Tips: Let’s Chill!

Hot Kids Crew: Mom, Are you okay?!

(Featuring Jayda Nix, a junior in high school currently working with me as a mentoree in my office and Tania Clark, a senior in high school, currently working with my sister as a mentoree.  These two give you something to think about when handling your stress with your child(ren)) What is your define of stress? Anything that causes a person to worry if your life is not smooth sailing then you’re stressed about something.(TC) Not being in your normal state of mind, not being able to focus. Overwhelmed.(JN) How do you handle your own stress? I  just simply sleep it … Continue reading Hot Kids Crew: Mom, Are you okay?!

Hot Mom, Hot Topics: The Wine Down

How many times do you find yourself flipping out, and then apologizing for your actions?  Life happens, as much as we try to plan and prepare, life hits us and we must learn to prepare for these moments.  We all suffer from various forms of stress, children’s other parents, parent’s health, our health, employment, finances, and the list can go on and on.  At some point in time, as organized as all moms are, stress rears its ugly head and we must deal with it.  Stress- that dreaded moment life catches up to you or catches you off guard and … Continue reading Hot Mom, Hot Topics: The Wine Down

Hot Tips: Be Encouraged

Here are a few sites that help you figure out ways to encourage others: http://thelife.com/challenges/19-ways-to-encourage-others (#2 I’ll text you in a heartbeat, #9 I love a party and what better reason than to celebrate each other, #12 If I can make it, I’m there, and #19 I’m working on becoming better at this.) http://rachelwojo.com/things-to-say-to-encourage-a-friend/ (don’t be surprised if you hear me use #2, 5, 7, 11, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20(20 is my favorite)) http://liveboldandbloom.com/07/quotes/words-of-encouragement (and if all else fails, people smarter than I have said great things, personal # 1, 3, 7, 10, 14, 29(this has to be my … Continue reading Hot Tips: Be Encouraged

Hot Kids Crew: Friends, How Many of Us Have Them?!

How many best friends do you have and why do you consider them your best friends? We both have one real best friend which is each other. I consider Swazy my only best friend because she has been there through every trial and/or tribulation I’ve had in the past 3 years, no matter what it’s been and every good time I’ve had she made it better I can always talk to her about whatever subject that crosses my mind and I am completely myself around her she accepts that self no matter how deep stuff gets and vice versa. Have … Continue reading Hot Kids Crew: Friends, How Many of Us Have Them?!