Come Fly With Me at Flyaway Indoor Skydiving #Flyaway

Skydiving for the entire family

I am afraid of heights.  Terribly afraid of heights.  So afraid of heights; that I’ve turned down an anniversary trip to Hawaii because we can’t drive there. (Come to think about it – he knew I was terrified before he offered… he knew I’d turn it down… Humph… he owes me an anniversary trip! {driving distance of course!}). 

When we got the opportunity to go “skydiving” I’ll admit I was a little skeptical (and yes scared).  I shouldn’t have been!  We had an absolute blast!  My husband, myself, and my three kids (ages 13-8) all went to the Flyaway Indoor Skydiving in Pigeon Forge, TN and highly recommend it!

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Avoiding an Identity Crisis

 

Finding yourself isn’t really that difficult when you know where to look

Did you ever play the “who am I” game as a child?  I did and loved it!  My kids loved it just as much.  You describe the animal and your friends have to guess who you are.  This is a fun game, but somehow I got sucked into playing this game with my life.  Constantly trying to find my identity in what I was doing.  That’s a very dangerous game and I almost lost.

I am married. I am not a wife. 

I sing. I am not a singer. 

I teach. I am not a teacher. 

I have children. I am not a mama. 

I write. I am not a writer. 

I have a job. I am not an employee.  

I am …  

What am I?  Who am I?  

This question has haunted me for decades. 

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Dear Mama – You. Are. Enough. #motivation

We have all been there.  We’ve all been right where you are.  Feelings of insecurities are compounded by feelings of inadequacy and the cherry on top is hopelessness.

Mama – Life. Is. Hard.

There’s sleepless nights – why didn’t anyone tell me that just because they’re not physically waking me up doesn’t mean I’m going to sleep thru the night?!?  I think I actually slept better when I was getting up every 2 hours for feedings or scary dreams.

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No More Mama Drama

Drama… Drama… Drama… with a little Mama Drama cherry on top!  That’s what my yesterday consisted of.  None of this drama belonged to this mama, mind you, but somehow I was privy to drama from many outside sources.  I.  Am.  Tired.  I went to bed last night with a heavy heart and the sun rose with the weight still entangling my soul.

I have a 13 year old – so need I say more?  There’s always a certain amount of drama, but yesterday was different…  Two of my friends are at odds at each other (and one at me for Heaven only knows why…), another school mom was messaging me about something she deemed inappropriate at school, and then I walked into church last night … (looking for a safe haven and restoring of my spirit) the lady who sits in front of me also happens to work with me, I hadn’t even put my caboose on the pew before she had turned around…”You will never believe the drama at work today…”. 

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Why My Kids are NEVER Bored

Mama are you tired of hearing phrases like … “Mom I am soooooooooooo Bored”, ” I have Nooothing to do”, “Can we pleeeaaaasssseeee go to (you fill in the blank)”… 

Just picture me crinkling up my nose and narrowing my eyes and saying in my most nasaly voice possible 🙂 .  Wanna know something? 

I NEVER hear these prhases! 

And the solution to bored kids is beyond simple!  Are you ready for it? 

Get your pen and paper, you’re gonna want to write this one down…

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British Soccer Camp Will Take You to the Next Level

British Soccer Camps is a one-of-a kind experience!

High-Level Coaching from International Experts in YOUR COMMUNITY!

Got a soccer player in your home?  Want to give them the experience of a lifetime?  Have I got some news for you!!!  A British Soccer Camp is coming to a town near you! Challenger’s British Soccer Camps provide an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed and confidence in players ages 3-18. 

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The Night I Fell In Love With a 13 Year Old

Have you ever known someone for so long that you forgot who they were?

I recently went on a date with this pretty cute 13 year old.  Yeah I’m 38 but I couldn’t help myself.  I’ve known this guy since he was born.  I celebrated his birth with his family and I’ve watched him grow into this spectacular young man in what seems to be a blink of an eye.  I’ve watched him take his first steps, witnessed his first bicycle ride, and yes – I was there when he scored his first goal.  I’ve watched this boy morph into a man right before my eyes, yet I had lost sight of who he really was.  He’s my son.

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7 Valentines Day Gifts for The Non-Conventional Lady

Is your lady hard to buy for?  HELP IS HERE !

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for The Hard to buy for Ladies

I am NOT a candy and flower kinda gal.  Candy adds padding I do NOT need and flowers, well they die.  My man HATES Valentine’s day, not only because he thinks it’s a fake fabricated holiday, but because I’m impossible to buy for.  So guys, listen up!  I’m giving you a list of things you can totally rock this Valentines day with.  Take notes… seriously… get your pen and paper… like now!

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10 Things Your Man NEEDS to Hear From You

10 Things Your Man Needs to Hear

 

There’s a saying I’ve heard many times, “Give a man 3 good meals and sex (not necessarily in that order) and he’ll be happy”…  While true to some extent, men need much more than this.  Believe it or not ladies, deep down your man needs much of the same emotionally stability that we do.  There’s many more, but here’s a few that I’ve found will lift my man when he’s had a rough go of it!

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