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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wordless Wednesday!!

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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!


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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

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

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Take-1

Sssshhhhhhhhh... It's wordless Wednesday

#OOTD

It was my birthday/graduation celebration last week and I left my man and my little man at home. I truly believe in "right time, right place". Let me further explain. . If I had gone out celebrating with my man I would have just covered the essentials because I don't want any wandering eye action to happen.  Hahahahahahaha.  Don't act like you know your man so much that wouldn't happen.  It's called human nature! Anyway, if you keep them focused on giving dirty looks at every man looking at you then you'll feel like the hottest mom out. So when I went out with my girls I wondered if they thought I was trying to be covered up so my honey wouldn't get mad. NOT THE CASE. It was really nice to know that I didn't't have anyone to impress and I could dance like no ones watching. So this was the #ootd for that night and I felt really good and really comfortable. We had a day of food, laughs, shopping, and dancing. P.S. If you can't trust the person you're with then you're with the wrong person. :) OH YAH! ALMOST FORGOT! THE DRESS IS FROM MACYS! :D

Friday, May 30, 2014

So sweet... Just read... :')

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.....

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Bouqs Co.

Hi everyone! I received flowers from the Bouqs Co. and I couldn't wait to open it up! Below I will allow the photos to speak for themselves but I wish I could have a scratch and sniff because the flowers smelled like a beautiful bottle of perfume. The flowers were safely wrapped for storage and the instructions were very easy. Normally when I buy flowers they die very quickly but these flowers have lasted a few weeks now!! See for yourself and make someone's day!  I post what I know and that's that. ;)

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

I'm a BOUQS CO. AMBASSADOR!

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CHECK OUT THIS AWESOME SITE WITH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS I HAVE EVER SEEN! SEND FLOWERS TO SOMEONE SPECIAL! C'MON MAKE THEIR DAY! I DARE YOU!

MUCH LOVE, YOUR CO-MOMMY DIVAPINKS!


FOLLOW THE LINK! MAKE SOMEONE'S DAY! I DARE YOU! :D 

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


Oooohhhh boooyyyy... or Girl!




Yesterday after having realized I didn't get a period for the month of March I took 4 pregnancy tests. All 4 tests showed a very faint line. I have been cramping for about a week so I thought if I was pregnant and cramping I should run to the hospital. After a blood test and ultrasound it was confirmed I am indeed pregnant. I told my son and boyfriend at the same time in the hospital lobby(my boyfriend is forbidden from popping the question until after I graduate from my university at the end of April haha). Of course the minute we got in the car they both started to cry :') . My son said, "mom I can't go to school if you're pregnant" and I said "why baby?" and he said "because your going to need a lot of help". I tried not to laugh but I said "if you don't go to school you will end up asking for change like a homeless person,  you can help me when you get home from school ok?" He says, "ok mom". Now of course he barely hugs me because he doesn't want to hurt the baby :') 
With love, Your Co-Mommy DivaPinks

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Shared story. April fools prank!

Leilani Anderson from Just a touch of crazy shared what she did for April fools day. A part of me thought this was mean but the other part of me could not stop laughing hahahahahahaha. What do you think?  Did she take it too far? (Still think this was too funny and the best April fools prank I have run across haha).
                               Til tomorrow,  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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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Blogging Challenge!!

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SO FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL I DECIDED TO JOIN A BLOGGING CHALLENGE! I WILL JOIN NaBloPoMo THIS MONTH AND BLOG EVERYDAY IN APRIL! I PLACED THEIR BADGE IN MY SIDEBAR TO THE RIGHT. :)

What is NaBloPoMo YOU ASK?

NaBloPoMo stands for "National Blog Posting Month." The goal of NaBloPoMo is for participants to write a post a day for an entire month.

SO GUESS WHAT IM DOING THIS MONTH?? POSTING A NEW BLOG EVERYDAY!!!! WOW WHAT A CHALLENGE AND I LOVE IT! 
FOR TODAYS BLOG I WOULD LOVE IT IF YOU WOULD SEND ME PICTURES OR YOUR STORY OF HOW YOU PRANKED SOMEONE FOR APRIL FOOLS DAY OR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE IN THE PAST! MAYBE THIS WILL BE WHAT I WRITE ABOUT TOMORROW!! HAHAHA ANYHOO, THERE ARE A COUPLE OF WAYS TO GET THIS INFORMATION TO ME. 
1-COMMENT BELOW!
2-POST ONTO MY FACEBOOK PAGE!
www.facebook.com/divapinks55
3-EMAIL ME! 
divapinkslol@gmail.com
 EASY ENOUGH! SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! SHARE THE LAUGHS! 

SIDE NOTE: I DONT REMEMBER EVER PRANKING ANYONE BECAUSE I DONT WANT IT DONE TO ME LOL. IF I DID I WOULD PRANK MY SISTERS BUT THEY CAN BE A LITTLE TOO GOOD AT PRANKING (GIVING ME A HEARTATTACK) ME, SO I DONT THINK I WILL BE PRANKING ANYTIME SOON HAHAHA!