I just got back from the beach! I already wish I could go back. I took a trip down to Myrtle Beach SC with my kids. They had so much fun. This was my daughters first trip to the beach. She enjoyed the the sand and water. She took her sand toys and laughed while she was digging. Unlike most kids who laugh and run away when the waves of the ocean came in, she stood there and then chased them when they went out. As for my son he has always loved the beach. Actually he enjoys the beach but he loves the pool. The hotel we stayed at was called Sea Crest and it was perfect for a family with small children. It had 4 different pools and 2 lazy rivers as well as 2 Jacuzzis. One of the pools is like a water park with a water slide. And it was shallow enough to let my 1 year old daughter sit down and play in it, but enough activity that my 7 year old son could run around and not be bored. Like I said perfect. How often can you find one place that is suitable for those two drastically different ages. My son loved to go down the water slide over and over. It was such a nice and relaxing trip. I love to look out over the ocean and just listen to the waves, walking out on the beach in the morning before it gets to busy out. With the hotel having so many activities we really did not leave the hotel too much. The only place we did go to was Broadway at the Beach, which has always been one of my favorite places to hang out and walk around and eat. I took the kids to the Aquarium and while my daughter really didn’t care anything about it my son loved looking at the fish and sharks. His favorite part was seeing the eel swimming in the tank. I am so glad we made a last minute decision to go down to the beach. It was well worth the trip.
I just hit up the local flea market and found some awesome deals today. I am very proud of my little shopping trip to Smiley’s Flea Market. My husband and I decided on a whim to try it out and see what we could find and they had so many good deals today. Everyone should check out the flea market.
On Dr. Oz last week their was a section on a new diet in the US called the Dukan Diet. My mom and I discussed it and it began to peak my interest. I have two kids and one I had 13 months ago and cannot seem to lose the extra weight I gained. I began exploring on the internet and thought that it sounded very interesting and something I could possible do. With this diet I can eat as much as I would like since their are no calorie restrictions, as long as it is in my approved foods. This is a big help because it seems that as soon as I have to start counting calories I become more and more hungry. So last Friday I stocked up on all of the essentials that I needed. My lean protein, yogurts, cottage cheese and of course the oat bran. I began my diet and thought I would keep a record of how it goes for everyone to see. I used the free calculator on http://www.dukandiet.com/ and it tells you the goal weight and how long to stay on each phase. I am beginning phase 1, attack phase, today and will be on it for the next 5 days. I will make notes and jot down what I ate and what my day was like as well as my weight loss then will log it on my blog at the end of my 5 days. I hope it works!
I cherish these times when my kids are young. Friday my 7 year old son’s class did an entire afternoon dedicated to their mom’s. It was so cute. The afternoon was filled with little skits, poems and songs. They even designed a cake for us to go with snacks and punch. After the skits and such they each came to us and showed us a letter that they wrote just for us. The teacher explained that the kids had written these letters completly by themselves. When Devon began to read his I almost began to cry. His little face was full of excitment because he knew that in that moment I was proud of him and happy. He just became more and more excited as he started showing me all of the things that he had made for me. Showing me a portrait he painted of myself and plants he had planted. The joy he was getting out of making me happy was incredible and the best Mother’s Day gift I could have asked for. I know it will not be this way forever and the enthusiasm for the day will fade away as he gets older so I just held onto it for as long as I could and will always have that memory. Even when he becomes a withdrawn teenager who would rather hang out with his friends than to spend a Mother’s Day with me, I will still have the memory of my little boy.
Since Mothers Day is this weekend I wanted to share this message with everyone.
I just read an email about being a mother and how it is okay to be surronded by the chaos that comes along with it. You should just embrace it instead of fighting it. It is amazing that something inspiring like that finds you just when you need it. People have preconceived notions on women that stay at home with their children. Homes should be clean, supper should be cooked, everything in their lives so neat and tidy. It is absolutely not that way. Television makes it looks to glamorous and my life is not even close to that. In the email/poem it reminds you that the important things are that your children are happy and healthy and that life as a mother tends to be organized chaos. As frustrating as it can be to find artwork colored on the wall with crayons or food spilled on the carpet, you just have to laugh. If you let all the little things of the every day get to you then you AND the rest of the family end up a stressed out mess. Your kids will love you even when the laundry needs to folded. And when they are older they are not going to remember that the dishes needed to be done but they will remember all the time you spent with them. Have fun with life and as the saying goes… Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Hello to all out there! I want to welcome you to my blog. Blogging is a new experience for me, but one that I have grown to love. I have been reading some blogs and decided it was something I would love to try. I hope all of you get as much out of this as I will putting into it. This blog is entitled mommyzone and for good reason. Here I will include content about everything from motherhood to Hollywood news. I have many passions and loves and I just want to have somewhere to write it all down for all the other parents and especially mothers out there who need some sort of outlet. Thanks for visiting and I hope you come back soon.