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!
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 :')
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
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
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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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.
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!
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
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
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. :)
Today is Monday Blog day and I will try my best to have a
post written every Monday. J 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!!
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.
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
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
-Leave notes for your honey or kids to remind them you love
Although it’s important to encourage
our children to use the things around them to be creative and entertain
themselves, places like the DMV, or the doctor’s office don’t make it very easy
for parents who have to sit and wait with small children. I have taken some
time to review an app created for children ages 2 to 6 however, my son is 9 and
I spotted him watching a movie on the app. The games are age appropriate and
encourage hand-eye coordination as well as familiarity and exposure to
technology. My favorite part of the app is being able to watch the movies in
different languages which are also great exposure for young children. The app
is colorful and eye catching. When traveling to an area with no internet
connection I was still able to access the games and have my 3yr old nephew take
the app for a test run. The different screens are easily accessible and easy
for children to quickly and independently navigate through the app. I would
love to know what you think! Try the app and comment below!
So I came
up with a 30 day water challenge to help cleanse our stomachs and possibly lose
some weight. I’m always reading and researching and I read somewhere that
everyone should drink water before they eat as a lubricant to the lining of our
stomachs, (I mean, it can’t hurt right? Lol) and it made sense to me so I decided
to share my knowledge but make it fun. I have everyone in the house doing it
including my son. When you involve kids into your new adventures and get them
excited it becomes easier to do the things you need to do for yourself as a mom
like workout and eat right. Ok, so back to the water, I am exercising no less
than one hour a day because I bought a dress I love but it doesn’t fit so I am
determined to wear it by Valentine’s Day. I know that drinking water makes you
feel full so if we drink water before we eat, we are eating fewer portions
without even realizing it! So far, I am less bloated and have been more regular
in the tummy area. I took a before picture, and at the end of 30 days I will
post the after. J
I'll let this be my before pic before considering i just took the picture yesterday lol... (yes, i really do laugh all the time lol)...
I could not have been more honored to be asked to create a music video for a group of highschool seniors. This music video was a class project of theirs. They were respectful, well-mannered, and followed directions. Good Luck Group!!!
So I have tried so many apps to lose weight I'm all apped out lol. Anyway, I love trying to find easy weight apps that I can quickly enter my info into considering I am a very busy mom and as all moms do, I put my needs at the bottom of the list. Just recently I came across @FOODUCATE!!. This a great app that is FREE and who doesn't love FREE. The scanner works much better than others I have used and when you enter a food item it gives it a grade. I'll admit I have gotten a few c+ O__O, however, the information provided is grade based on the quality of the food item not so much the quantity. There is an option to look into that explains why it was graded the way it was and helps you become educated on making better choices. I was surprised at some of the items that I thought were healthy but weren't. Entering this new year I am focused on finding ways to lose weight, eat right, staying healthy and remembering that I am a mom first so things that I choose must be manageable enough to do while being a busy mom and current student. Let me know below what you think of this app and if you like it as much as I do! :)
Well say goodbye to year 2013 very soon. My new years resolution is to get in shape and graduate in 4 months from college. It has been quite a journey but I broke through walls. This new year signifies changes and new challenges as I enter a new chapter in my life.... so let's talk Christmas! ! Every year I pick a theme for Christmas that ranges from diy gifts to, perfumes and clothes to gift cards. I believe that birthdays are a time to focus on one individual and pick something personal like a locket or something that has the person's favorite color. I usually have very creative quirky gift ideas. I love when I give gifts so sentimental that the person cries. This Christmas I had my son give a Christmas dinner to a family in need and tomorrow he will go to @animalsamaritans and donate doggie treats. Christmas is a great opportunity to teach children the importance of giving. Please comment and leave your thoughts below. :) Happy Holidays