Friday, January 23, 2015

Project 52, week 3, guilty pleasure

Gee I wonder what this girls guilty pleasure is lol! I'm a couple weeks late because I didn't know about this project link up but I'm so excited to participate. My ultimate obsession and guilty pleasure is..... you guessed it.  Icecream!!!! I can have it all day err day but then I'd ruin my current diet so we are currently on a break. (We're broken up right now but we'll make up when my body is ready for ice cream again.. wish us luck). #ourproject52 -Divapinks
Link over at www.everydayeyecandy.com

Friday, January 16, 2015

I'm not wearing ANYTHING... EVER.. Until I lose some weight..

          Have you ever felt like you would rather walk around your house naked and not go anywhere than to keep trying on your own clothes that are just not fitting today. Have you ever felt like you are trying to put on some skinny persons clothes. You're probably asking where your closet went. After all, you did make every purchase yourself.  ANYWAY! This is how I feel today. When I pms I feel like I gain 10 pounds. I feel like I need a whole separate closet with bigger sizes. But I neeeeedddd salt during that time! You may only be able to relate if you are an emotional eater, have weight problems yourself or know someone who does. (sorry emotional moment there lol) SOOOO, I will drink only water today and make it to Zumba even though my back feels like someone is taking a permanent vacation on my spine. I can complain or I can get to Zumba right? Is anyone an emotional eater? Do you gain a baby in weight when you pms? Please do tell.. how do you cope? What have you done? #sharingiscaring
               Much love, your Co-Mommy, Divapinks


UPDATE: SINCE THIS POST I HAVE TAKEN VITAMINS TO HELP ME CONTROL MY EMOTIONAL EATING HABITS AND IVE LOST 15 POUNDS SINCE SEPTEMBER GOING AT MY OWN PACE. LOOKING BACK REMINDS ME OF WHAT I WAS FEELING AND DONT WANT TO FEEL AGAIN. IVE STILL GOT A WAYS TO GO BUT IM GETTING THERE. TO SEE WHAT IM TAKING VISIT MY VITAMIN HAUL POST OR CLICK ON THE YOUTUBE TAB TO FIND THE VIDEO I MADE ALSO. THANKS!


Monday, January 12, 2015

#vitaminhaul on my youtube channel!


Vitamin Haul on my Youtube Channel!!

          I just started vlogging and I find it to be quite fun, (nerve wrecking lol), and a great challenge to push myself to do things that are scary, (like puuting yourself out there for the whole world to criticize lol). I really hope you enjoy watching the video. I definitely took my time and I was nrevous to make it but I think it turned out pretty good. I suffer from fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, and the vitamins I take have given me my life back. I've posted pictures below (closeups) of some of the vitamins I talked about in the video. Its best to watch the video because I mention ones that I did not post a picture of here in the blog. I love going to vitamin world and I mention why also in the video. If you have any questions I would be glad to answer them to the best of my ability. You can leave a comment below or a comment under the video. Thanks in advance for watching and giving me your time. Sincerely Your Co-Mommy, Divapinks! 



Friday, January 9, 2015

Cordially Invited! #Youtube

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Calling all Co-Mommies!!!

-You are hereby cordially invited to-

DivaPinks Youtube Mommy Video Blog!

My next video will be on the discussion of health and all the vitamins I take for depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia and overall health. Stay tuned on my Instagram to know when the video will be posted! 

Thanks in advance for the support and views!!!

With Love, Your Co-Mommy



#mommyblogger #mommyvlogger #vlogger #vitaminhaul #vitamins #blogger #lifestyleblogger #health 

My new #vlogging #youtube adventure!!

Calling all Co-Mommies!!!

-You are hereby cordially invited to-

DivaPinks Youtube Mommy Video Blog!

My next video will be on the discussion of health and all the vitamins I take for depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia and overall health. 
Stay tuned on my Instagram to know when the video will be posted! 
Thanks in advance for the support and views!!!

With Love, Your Co-Mommy



#mommyblogger #mommyvlogger #vlogger #vitaminhaul #vitamins #blogger #lifestyleblogger #health 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Im your Co-Mommy!

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          I thought I would write about this before I run out the door and walk a mile to pick my son up from school (no really...I'm about to leave one hour before to be on time...). I have never seen it written anywhere and today on June 26, 2014 I claim that I came up with the term "co-mommy". From what I have learned so far, bloggers are writers in a community of mothers and women who talk all things important to well "girls!" Aren't we all just little girls wanting to play dress up at heart anyway? :D Anyway, so, just like we have co-workers when we go to work that we have to learn to be nice to and have respect for, the same applies in the blogger community. So just as we have co-workers we have co-mommys. We are all in this imaginary building working together to create a more peaceful community where we are raising our children to be successful and great citizens who contribute to society in a positive way. This blog was inspired by @heleneinbetween on twitter when she said "thank you" in response to a comment I left her. I responded as being her co-mommy and although all of my blogs end with "Sincerely, your Co-Mommy" I realized I could write about how I came up with it and my heartfelt thoughts behind it. I love the hashtag #sharingiscaring which I also use alot, and in the spirit of #sharingiscaring I will provide the link to her blog. :) http://www.heleneinbetween.com/ I will be honest and say I really like her blog and the things she says. I know Im a newbie at this but its nice to read others points of view and know that if we met in person we could be friends. On your blogs you pour your heart out and you really get to know other people as well as them knowing you. Thats how you know you can relate and be friends with certain people. Ok. Here I go for my walk! :D

                       Your Co-Mommy, signing out!


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Son Bragging Saturday

          I keep my son very very busy with after school adventures. He has always been in soccer,  baseball, art, and now piano and tae-kwon-do including critter camp and art camp which he received a scholarship for :') Ok so, sometimes it is possible to overload kids schedules a little bit.  I have always required that he choose at least one to two activities.  I want him to be social and independent and grab life by the horns honey! Well... my son may be a little too social because he sometimes makes adult friends and I have to remind him the dangers of the world and that it is only ok when I am around. Moving on... This summer he has art camp, critter camp, piano lessons,  and tae-kwon-do.  I never force him to take certain classes or be involved in certain activities. This is our mommy and me game plan.
-- If you start you have to finish. Quitting is not an option in this family and a decision to try something new must be thought out carefully.
-- If after finishing you realize you didn't enjoy it you may opt - out of signing up again and pick a new sport or activity.
-- THESE ARE THE GROUND RULES
I often see kids signed up for sports or activities that they just truly do not enjoy. I see them cry and look miserable and I'll ask sometimes if it's their first time and moms will tell me. -oh no its his 2nd or 3rd year or no he's just sensitive or a crybaby or that's why we keep bringing him so that he'll grow thick skin or toughen up.- Meanwhile I'm thinking if the kid is good at something else like being an artist the world and him are missing out. I have a son so most activities involve boys. Allow your children to try it all and ENCOURAGE THEM TO TRY NEW THINGS!  Not being scared to try new things is such an important skill to being a successful adult. I never put more on my son's plate than he can handle.  He's the one who says, "mom I want to sign up for this too" and my job is to make it happen. Granted if you don't have the money don't be afraid to ask if scholarships are available. There is so much respect (or should be) for moms who at least try. No one is perfect but as a loving mom I try my best. P.S. I'm that embarrassing mom that yells "good job baby!"  oh well... my intentions are good.
Have a wonderful Saturday and each one after today.
        Love, Your Co-Mommy,  DivaPinks

Friday, June 20, 2014

Moms don't go to the restroom.... They go on a getaway! !

I know I'm not the first or the last mom to find refuge in the restroom.  It's the one place I can sit with my thoughts and not be interrupted.  Single moms don't even get this luxury.  So I have a solution, (I think anyway haha) why not try to switch things up and have family reading time. Some people do not like to read, however if you find a book that reflects the type of shows you like to watch it can be a great getaway.  Into romance?  Find a romance novel. Sitting with your children while they read allows you to escape into the story into a world far from your own. Option 2- read just before bed. If you're a new mom or have older kids chances are you don't go out much or even get TV time for that matter. Do you have ideas for mommy ME time? Share! Healthy mom, Healthy baby. Love, your Co - mommy,  DivaPinks

Gasoline Vultures!

I feel like I only work to put gas in the dang car! My reaction when it's time to fill up again? Dangit! Gas Again??!! Ugh! Grrrrrrrr... There should be a "those with kids discount"! Lol I don't drive to the club anymore I drive to piano, art class, church for Sunday school. Why you ask? So tax payers dollars don't have to one day go to paying for his rent in a Jail cell! Ok.... I'm calm now.  :)

Your Co-Mommy, DivaPinks

Friday, May 30, 2014

Week 1 training in my new life. ..

          I have so much to say about graduation that... it's almost overwhelming.. I left all my anger, regret, sadness, and bad memories on that stage. I made sure that I didn't fall because my legs were wobbling by walking steady and slow. I realize that when you move on into the future sometimes people are still living in the past. A place I once was. . A place where you have many saying "I'm not done but I'm still going", and where the struggle is still very much alive. ..where everyone is hustling everyday to get that extra money and find financial freedom... I start this new journey just like everyone else now... trying to apply for jobs like crazy...and having this weird feeling come over me because now I'm allowed to fill out the form knowing that at the moment of submission my degree is speaking for me...After 10 years I now have something that says I am someone and I am worth something. My son can hold his head high and strive to be where I've been and beyond. . I've never been so ready and sure of myself as I am now. I'm ready to show that I have a lot to offer this world....


Monday, May 19, 2014

2014 Pre-Graduation Jitters

          
          So I'm graduating on Sunday and yes.... yes I'm nervous. . O__O Why would I be nervous? I mean it only took me 10 years to get here lol. If you know me you know I'm NEVER done. All my classes are done and I was able to get a job tutoring students after school. After Sunday I'll begin studying for the CBEST which is a California State required set of exams that when completed allow me to be a substitute teacher in any school in California. It will give me a chance to continue to REALLY provide for my son and keep up with his financial need to be in about a hundred extra curricular activities. Ultimately I'd like to be a middle school math teacher. If you knew where I came from you'd know that people raised like me don't make it this far. At least, that's what the expectation is... This is my time to really share what I've been through and let you know that if I did it so can you. The following is a list of blogs that will be posted as I continue on this journey.
-From a trailer, to a modeling contract in Beverly Hills, to a single mom. When you've been to the bottom you don't fear trying anything cause you know if you fail you'll just be back where you started and survived...
-Being a substitute teacher, being a graduate.
-Life as a single mom and how I managed to have the best of both worlds.
-And much, much more.....


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

I'm a BOUQS CO. AMBASSADOR!

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MUCH LOVE, YOUR CO-MOMMY DIVAPINKS!


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Monday, April 7, 2014

Dechan Farrow - Health

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          Today’s blog is a special one! I found a special woman who I think you would benefit knowing. This woman is a powerhouse of information for your body, mind, and soul. Her name you ask? Dechen Farrow! You can find all the information on her services from the link provided below. I had the choice one day to head to the hospital because of horrible heartburn and nausea that normally leads me to ruptured ulcers bent over in pain, oooorrrrrrrr call dechan! and thats what I did. I went to see her and told her all about my issues and just an hour later I had supplements that literally started to work the moment I took them right after my visit. It took 2 days and I have not had heartburn or stomach swelling for at least 3 months now. The amount of knowledge I received is something I would never get from the doctors I had seen. Also, I should mention that every time I went to the doctor they prescribed chemical filled pills or the usual “take an over the counter medication” as I pay for my visit on the way out. I knew the medicine was just covering up the problem. The supplements I received were provided to me by Dechen after she took the time to listen to my health concerns and symptoms. I will never go anywhere else. I highly recommend that anyone with any health concerns no matter how big or small should consult with Dechen. At the end of the day I had nothing to lose, I had already paid tons of money to the hospitals and doctors who would only cover up the problem and not heal me from within. Good luck to all of you! Please follow the link below to get in touch with this wonderful blessing of a woman!
Sincerely, Your Co-Mommy Divapinks


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Coconut butter?! By the spoon?!

          Ok! well here goes nothing!  Today was my first day trying coconut butter and I will admit that i cheated by adding it to my chia seed pudding haha. (BTW I'm blogging from the dentist chair. aaaahh! ) So the holistic doctor I just started seeing not that long ago, recommended I have coconut butter for breakfast, (always consult your doctor for advice), but also I have read that there are a ton of benefits.  I even sneaked it into my son's chia seed pudding this morning (ssshhhhh). I have attached a pic below I found on pinterest that gives a quick view of some of the benefits of coconut butter. My son and I have the same blood type and food sensitivities so I always ask my doctor and she let's me know what I can have him try. (Example: the coconut butter in his chia seed pudding he knows nothing about). If you have any suggestions on how to incorporate coconut butter into your diet or if you have experienced the benefits first hand I would love to hear it! Comment below or find me on Facebook.com/divapinks55
                               
       Sincerely, Your Co-Mommy DivaPinks

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

OH, OH, SO THEY WONT EAT THEIR VEGETABLES HUH?! WE'LL SEE ABOUT THAT!

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CALLING ALL MOMS!

CALLING ALL DADS!

YOU CANNOT LET YOUR KIDS SEE THIS TOP SECRET MESSAGE!

BUAAHAHAHAHA...



Lets begin:
First of all please be sure you are very aware of your child's food allergies. Next, if you dont have a blender I suggest you run out and buy one. Although it is great to have your kids cook with you there are those stubborn little miracle blessings of children we have that refuse under any circumstances to eat their vegetables. I think you see where this is going... Ok... So which kid does not like spaghetti or pasta???!!! Not any kid I know! So one day I decided to just grab some broccoli, carrots, butternut squash, and zucchini. I recommend more hardy veggies (nothing too watery) (idk like romaine lettuce or something weird haha), anyway, so what you do is stick it in the blender and blend until it is nice and watery (yes you may add a tad of water if needed). REMEMBER, you dont want them to be able to taste it but it will be better than not having it at all. Gradually you will add a tad more until you are comfortable with the taste and amount of veggies. This is a great way to ensure the whole family is eating their veggies. I can tell you myself, my son has never figured out the difference. You can also steam the veggies first and then blend. If you have questions or a cool (sneaky) way that you incorporate veggies please share. 
Sincerely, Your Co-Mommy Divapinks

Step 1: Collect your veggies
Step 2: Steam veggies (optional)
Step 3: Place veggies in the blender and swirl away! 
Step 4: Place veggie sauce in a container for later usage so you may sneak in a couple spoons of veggie sauce into the spaghetti sauce without making any noise.
Step 4: Enjoy! 
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Monday, March 31, 2014

College is ruining my life!!!

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College is ruining my life. Well for now and then it is going to repair it lol. 
“Mom.. when are you going to be done with school?”. “Baby, I will put a countdown for you on the whiteboard but I finish on the last day of April, like around the 28th”. “ok”. As my son walks away I feel like I might as well go get the mop from how much he melted my heart. The intense amount of guilt I feel is horrible but I have more guilt when I cant buy something he wants because…. Well… lets be honest 90% of college students are broke -_-.  Tuition, books, lack of sleep, you get the point. Add being a mom on top of this and a (single mom) college student for years on top of that and you have yourself one big pitty party Sundae with a cherry on top. Regardless of being a mom, single mom, etc., etc., I have lived the last 10 years with my head in the books. I rarely see my friends, maybe once or twice a year, (yes! Moms need to go out and have fun at least once a month! This should be a rule!) anyway, along this journey I have missed going to parties, being available to be anyone's shoulder to cry on, and most of all I have managed to piss everyone off I know because I take the “if you’re not paying my rent you don’t have a say so in what I do!” Grrrr approach. It will all be worth it in four weeks when I can safely say I am done with school forever! (maybe). I mean seriously! What am I telling my son if I quit??!, or get bad grades?? Don’t I want him to bust his ass off to make something great of himself??! I threw fear out the window a long long time ago when I realized no one could ever hurt me as much as I had already been hurt  and the reason I was doing this as a single mom in the first place. One of these days I will write a book on my life but for now I need to hurry up and finish so I can go to the park more often with my son and begin to enjoy the fruits of my labor. (BTW, your kids do not need to know your broke, I use the “do you know how many kids don’t have half of what you have?, or “ isn’t better to wait for Christmas to get the things you want at one time? That’s a lot of gifts to open! And we can donate your old stuff. J”, my favorite? “No I won’t buy you chips and candy because I want you to be healthy and run fast and feel good!” :D. O.k. back to college is ruining my life. Bottom line is I can let my complaining lead me to the unemployment, or food stamp office or I can complain as much as I want but GET THE WORK DONE, and be able to live a comfortable life. There is always a fork in the road and we have to do the best with the road we choose but it is possible to cut across and try the other road. Yes you won’t be on comfortable flat pavement but the struggle through the terrain will give you the muscles necessary to successfully get to and through the other road.
Side note: I get my college books from:

(I rent used! Haha never new! Haha). 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Diy Makeup Remover

1 tsp- baby shampoo
1tsp- olive oil
1/4 cup water or (my way) - Fill the bottle with Aloe Vera juice!  :)
1 Travel size plastic bottle
The picture mostly sums it up but I have to say this really works. It even removes my waterproof mascara. I take a round cotton makeup remover pad and just dab the solution on there. For my eyes,  I place the cotton pad on my closed eye lol and press gently and hold for a few seconds before I swipe the mascara and eyeshadow off. As moms we don't have a lot of time and although this does not replace your facial cleansing,  sometimes you just want to get home and sleep and not care that you have makeup on that is clogging your pores and staining your sheets lol. So I really hope you find this helpful.  Let me know how your experience with it went!  :) BTW my sister uses water because her skin is so sensitive but she said it still works great.  :)

Monday, January 27, 2014

WHITEBOARD MADNESS!!



WHITEBOARD FAMILY FUN
(not my photo because it got deleted..sorry :/.. anyway, enjoy reading!

          Today is Monday Blog day and I will try my best to have a post written every Monday. This week I will show you my schedule.  We have a whiteboard that I purchased at wal-mart and I put it on the wall closest to the door and facing the kitchen entrance.  I like the board to be front and center so no one has any excuses ha-ha.  It does not have to be a whiteboard that you put up but maybe you can tape a paper with the week’s schedule on it.  My sister and I both have whiteboards and it helps keep the family connected.  If kids have a schedule and they know what to expect, anxiety levels can come way down. Having a calendar posted is also a great idea.  If your children are old enough to read and write they can write a message to you so, you can get to it when you can.  There are so many different types of moms out there from stay-at-home moms to working moms with crazy schedules. If your kids know, what to expect it will provide them with stability no matter what your schedule and you may notice a calming effect happen.  This is also providing them with great tools they can use in the future with time management, especially when they go off to college.  I will list examples below on how we use our whiteboard at home and I welcome ideas and comments.  My goal is to create a community of co-mommies where we work together to share tips and advice and provide our children with the best upbringing possible.  P.S. Whiteboard markers from the dollar store work great and you can get a whiteboard eraser or just use an old sock that doesn’t have a pair.  ;)

Using the whiteboard!!  :

-Honey-do list!!

This will prevent your honey from feeling as if you are always nagging him.  Make a list of things that need to be done and have him put a check mark next to the items done or better yet ERASE IT!

-Mom needs to sign it!

My son just puts up all of his papers that I need to sign on the whiteboard with a magnet and I usually get to it when everyone has gone to bed.  I quickly sign everything and put it back up.  His job is to take them signed and ready to go in the morning and put them in his backpack.

-Grocery list!

Don’t you just love when you go to pour a bowl of cereal and there is no milk!  Well writing on the board with different colors makes it fun for everyone so if there is something missing they usually write it on the board.

-MY FAVORITE!  SCHOOL COUNT-DOWN!

Yes, I am a mom, I attend college, and I cannot wait to be done!  As many college students can probably tell you, it feels like everyone is living their lives and you’re stuck in this time warp where you write papers and don’t go out and feel like your outfits took a permanent vacation stuck in the year you graduated high school.  It is so incredibly hard but if my son sees, I have a countdown he knows that I will be done soon and he feels involved. ;)


-Leave notes for your honey or kids to remind them you love them!