What I hope they know

It’s my third week of work and I think we are finally adjusting to our new chapter of life and our new routine. While we all are adjusting pretty well, I tend to miss my boys like crazy when works slows down enough for me to really think about them. I know getting used to this schedule was a bit hard on my boys, they went from having me around all the time, to only having me around in the evenings and on the weekends. I’ve been thinking about it and there is a few things I want/hope they know.

I hope they know how I miss them. I get this ache in my heart when I slow down enough to really think about them while I’m work. When I picture all their sweet little smiles and I bring to my mind the sound of each of their beautiful laughs. I just want to grab my purse, clock out, and rush home that way I don’t have to miss another minute of missing either of those. I replay the stories they used to tell me during the day and I replay the way the twins always smile when they see. The random games of peek-a-boo, piggy back rides, coloring, and playing outside; things that I only get to enjoy for a short time after work and on the weekends. Going from being able to hear and do those things anytime of the day, to a limited time, it really takes a toll on a momma. I hope they know that I think of all of that and I can’t wait to walk through the door and see them.

I hope they know that when they see me after I’ve been gone all day, those smiles that light up all of their faces, the chorus of mommy and baby sounds washes over me, and my heart rejoices. Finally, all those hours I spent missing them and wishing for those moments, I now have the minute I walk through the door. I hope they know how much I truly cherish the time we get to spend together as family now. I can’t explain it, but it’s different than when I was always around them. Now I get it, now I get what it’s like to only have x amount of hours in a day, and you don’t find me wishing for bedtime anymore.

I hope they know that when life got hard and it was time for mommy to step up to the late to do what is best for our family I did it without a second thought. I knew this was going to be a new chapter in our lives and while their our days that I just don’t know if I can be away from them any longer, I stepped up to the plate, and I know it is the right thing to do. I hope that encourages them and that one day they understand and appreciate the sacrifice I made for our family.

I hope they know how much I love them and I hope they don’t feel like I abandoned them, especially the babies, who have been with me everyday since coming home from nicu. Kade wasn’t too happy about me working at first, I could tell in the way his attitude change, but I think he’s finally coming around that mommy isn’t gone forever, just short periods of time. I hope they know that I cherish our family swim in the evenings, our relaxing evenings, and spending as much time with them as I can.

I hope they know that I am doing this for them, no matter how bad it hurts me to be away from them, I’m doing it, and I hope one day they will respect that and look at me with a sort of awe, that mommy stepped up when our family needed her the most.

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Cleaning Schedule + a free print

Now that I can actually clean without it killing my back, I just knew I had to come up with a cleaning schedule that worked for our family. When you have four kids, your home can get messy fast! Once I realized that I needed to stick to a semi-loose type of cleaning schedule, things started running much smoother and the house is staying clean! Now that I’m working outside of the home, that cleaning schedule is even more important than it was before. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to come home after work and pick up on cleaning where Hubby left off, and wind up feeling like I’m spending all evening cleaning instead of playing with my little guys and spending time with my husband. This schedule works for us and I hope if you implement it into your routine, that it will work for you too!

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I printed off one of each and then slipped them into a sheet protector. Not only is it protecting the paper from get ruined, I don’t have to print out a bunch of copies this way. I just use dry erase markers, and then wipe it off when I’m done! Here is an example of what a week of cleaning looks like using this schedule in our house! I also love that it’s not a super strict schedule to follow, that I can move things around as needed, and the big thing for me is, it doesn’t take me all day to clean. That is definitely a win for me because I would rather be doing things I enjoy like spending time with my husband, my kids, blogging, reading, browsing pinterest, etc. instead of spending all evening trying to get my house clean.

Here is a little glimpse of what one week of planning out my cleaning schedule looks like. Since it’s already Friday, I went ahead and started scheduling for next week! :)

Monday: Daily. Vacuum all rooms. Sweep/mop all tile/wood floors.
Tuesday: Daily. Clean windows. Clean outside doors. Clean off porches.
Wednesday: Daily. Wipe down cabinets. Clean doors inside. Vacuum all rooms. Sweep/mop all tile/wood floors.
Thursday: Daily. Deep clean nursery. 
Friday: Daily. Vacuum all rooms. Sweep/mop all tile/wood floors.
Saturday: Daily. Wash sheets and blankets.
Sunday: Daily.

Since it’s helped us out so much, I knew I just had to share it with my readers! I’ve created a few different ones, and they are yours to use for personal use only, for free!

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Weekly cleaning list with words.
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Monthly cleaning list with words {nursery}.
Monthly cleaning list with words {Playroom}.
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What do you think? Will you be giving this cleaning schedule a try?! If you already have a cleaning schedule, what made you decide to go by one?

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8 months old

This picture… yeah, it basically sums up how life is with twins. lol.

The twins turned eight months old on the first of this month. I’m a total slacker on doing an update on time, but better late than never. The doctor said they look perfect and are steadily growing which is good and exactly what we want! They definitely keep us busy and make us laugh. Like when Jax decided to kick Kade over while they were watching Lion King. Or when Kade decided he was going to bite {don’t worry, he doesn’t have teeth yet} Jax’s toes. Or when Jax has enough of tummy time and falls asleep right there, face down on the floor. Or when Kade face plants after a few minutes of sitting up. Lol. They are also teething at the same time. Yeah, go ahead and picture that. I bet you want to curl up into a ball and rock back n forth with your hands of your ears, doesn’t it? ;) I just hope those teeth pop through soon! If not, you can find me in the kitchen, downing a bottle of wine, and trying to keep my sanity.

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Simple Saturday #1

Hey hey hey! I hope your weekend is starting off great! :) This new post on the blog is going to be something you see every Saturday, it’s a post that I want to keep things simple. Favorite posts from the week, small life update, old or recent favorite posts of mine, favorite pix, favorite things from around the blog world, my shopping wish list; all in one simple post! Lets get started!

on the blog

I shared my small nail polish collection on Monday. It’s filled with glitter and fun colors!! Take a look and tell me what color or brand I should add to my list!

Since I had beauty products on the brain, I decided to share 5 of my favorite Wet N Wild lipsticks on Tuesday. They are such beautiful colors and I love wearing a new one everyday!

Yes, I wear lipstick everyday now {well, at least during the week} instead of just whenever I get dressed because I am now working. It’s been a big change around here, but I shared how it came to be and my first reaction to no longer being a stay at home momma.

my posts

I like to glance and recent and old posts every once in awhile. Here are a couple of my favorites that I wrote, that I still love.

1. These Frozen Baby Food treats that I made for the twins are coming in real handy. Jax should have a tooth any day now and Kade is teething like crazy. Needless to say, cold things for their gums is what they are all about.

2. I pulled out the microphone and gave my thoughts about “Real women.” You’ll have to read it if you want to know what set me off.

3. If you missed this post and you’re a boy mom, it’s a must read. I answered a few questions/statements about having all boys.

pix

I try to take pictures daily, wether it’s on my phone or using my camera, whether they get shared or they are just for me to see; I want to have tons of pictures to one day look back on one day. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and it’s true. One day, the pictures + memories of life will be all that’s left when I’m old and my memory is fading and I will have pictures of our life to bring those memories to the surface.

1. A few shades from my favorite eye shadow palette that I got for Christmas last year from my sister in law. :) I am usually always rocking a shade from this because they are all so gorgeous.

2. Jay soaking up some rays at my in-laws last weekend.

3. Kage and me cheesin!

4. Jax giving the best damn side eye ever.

5. Kade got himself stuck under the couch and yes, I’m that mom that snaps a picture {if it’s nothing serious, obviously} before I help. Are you that mom too? #assholeparentingdoneright

shopping
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I love online shopping, especially on Amazon. It’s my absolute favorite! I’m always adding things I want to my wish list! Each week I’m going to share 5 things I’m really wanting!!

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1. I am absolutely wanting these Red Stem Wine Glass 10oz ! Red is my favorite color and also the color in our kitchen so, they would match perfectly! I also found this colorful set Party Color Wine Glass 10 Oz – Set of 6 and now I want both!

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2. I am loving this Yellow and Gray Chevron Zig Zag Fabric Memory/Memo Photo Bulletin Board by Sweet Jojo Designs ! The colors are so soft and would match our living room perfectly!

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3. InterDesign Thistle Shower Curtain, 72 x 72, Gray/Blue I am really into dandylions and what they represent. This shower curtain is the colors in our master bathroom so, I want this shower curtain something fierce.

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4. I love decals for the home! This Get Naked Text Black Bathroom Silhouette Macbook Symbol Iphone Apple Ipad Decal Skin Sticker Laptop would be so perfect in our bathroom!! Are you into funny decals?

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5. Zevro GAT203 Indispensable Dual-Canister Dry-Food Dispenser, Red I definitely want these for our kitchen! They would look so much cuter than regular ol’ cereal boxes!

blog world

Here are a few posts that have caught my eye when I do have time to sit down and actually read posts!

1. I absolutely love these Bliss products that Chelsea at Olive & Ivy shared. I’m absolutely going to have to give them a try!!

2. This DIY wood world craft is seriously so cute!! Hop on over to Kendra’s blog to find out how to make your own! 

3. I love these essentials that Carly shared on her blog!! Those tips will absolutely help you survive those first weeks and we are also a fan of the munchkin products in this house!

life

Life has been pretty good this week, aside from two teething babies. I really don’t know how I”m going to make it through the teething stage with two! Any tips, go ahead and throw em my way! I finished my first week of work and while I had planned on being a stay at home mom a lot longer, this is really the perfect job for me. I like the work, my co-workers, the hours, and the pay! The only thing I dislike is waking up super early and traffic! lol. The boys have been spending lots of time with their cousin. My sister and nephew finally live near us again and so, the best friend trio is complete and they are always hanging out whenever they can. Kage, Jax, and Kade had a doctor appointment this week and I’ll be sharing how that went soon! Getting used to my new schedule and our new groove has been a little bit challenging, but I know before long, we will all have it down and be used to it. Until then, we are trying and going with the flow! My husband has been doing an excellent job being Mr. Mom and he’s finally understanding why I needed “me time” when he worked and that it is not easy being a stay at home parent. I’m also understanding how he felt having to leave the house for work and being gone all day and only getting a couple of hours a day with the kids feels and it sucks. I definitely miss my kids like crazy being a working mom, but I know it’s best for our family right now!

Your turn…

- Which post of mine was your favorite this week?
– What post have you wrote or read lately that you think I should read?
– How are you and how has life been?

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Big changes around here

Happy Friday people! I’m so happy it’s the weekend! Sooo… let’s go ahead and jump right into things I haven’t told you. About four months ago, my husband was part of a big lay off at the company he was working for. It was right before I had the surgery on my neck so, it was a blessing and a curse. It was a blessing because, he was able to take care of me while I recovered and take care of the kids and house for a couple of weeks since I couldn’t do much. Thrive definitely helped him then by keeping his energy up so he could do everything he needed to do! Well, he has been having a hard time finding a local, decent paying job. We talked quite a bit about what to do and we decided that for now, I was going to get a job.

The thing is, I’ve been a stay at home mom for awhile. I’ve had about four jobs in my entire life, not including blogging, those four were when I was a teenager and in my early 20s. I was really picky about the kind of job I wanted when the subject came up. At first, I was thinking a waitress in a bar because I had worked in one before and that was daily tips. I applied at a ton of places and got no response. I knew it was going to be hard finding something because my experience is pretty much limited to what I do around the house, with the kids, and blogging. I pretty much had a guarteed job at a place my SIL works, but I didn’t want to go back there. That was a place I worked in my early 20s and I knew I would go insane working there again. My husband couldn’t understand why I wouldn’t take it, but I knew I would find something that I would like and that would bring in decent money.

Thankfully, I decided to message my friend on Facebook who I had seen posting job ads awhile back. So, I asked her if her job was hiring and she said it was. I had an interview with three people and I was so damn nervous and anxious. The day after I had an interview with the boss, I got a call from my friend telling me I was hired! I couldn’t believe it! After the initial happy phase, I began to get sad, nervous and excited. I had been a SAHM for a loooong time and this was a real gig. An office job {which I’m so happy for because I’ve always wanted an office job if I was to ever have to work.} and the hours are the hours I wanted, and same with the pay. So, it’s literally perfect for me, but I was so nervous and sad about not being a SAHM anymore. I was going to miss Jay and Kage like crazy and If I even thought about Jax and Kade, tears would form in my eyes. This went on for about three days. I kept playing in my head everything I was going to miss, going back to work full time…

Random kisses and hugs from the boys all throughout the day, hearing them cracking up in their room over whatever they were playing with together, having Kage randomly come up to me with a new Lego creation and saying “Mommy, I made this for you.” {Which he did tonight after I got off work so I’m glad he’s still doing that}, hearing Jay’s random stories throughout the day or him asking me 50 million questions about God + Jesus that I always tried my best to answer. I was going to miss playing outback with them during the day and miss seeing their sweet, sleepy faces as they woke up. I was going to miss firsts with the babies. I was going to miss Jax’s first tooth popping through, Kade’s first crawl. The first time Jax gets up on his knees and rocks like I saw Kade do. Their precious smiles and those sweet baby laughs. I was going to miss cuddling with them whenever I wanted to and watching/learning everything about their little personalities because I was going to be with them 24/7.

I’ve been working for four days now and I definitely miss all those things that I named. I miss all my boys so incredibly much when I’m at work, that it often feels like I got the wind knocked out of me whenever I think about them too much, but, you know what I love?

I love walking through the front door, my black dress hit the floor … JUST KIDDING.. {name that song without googling it and I will heart you forever!} I love walking through that door and having Jay and Kage come running for me and wrap their little selves around my legs because I don’t even have enough time to squat down for a real hug until after the leg hug because, that’s how fast they run up to me. I love when I go to say hi to the twins, that they smile so hugely at me and start reaching for me. I’ve been a SAHM for so many years now, that it’s nice to be an adult for eight hours, have adult conversations, getting dressed up Monday through Friday, and working at a place I’m quickly growing to enjoy.

It’s still hard though. Part of me yearns for the SAHM life I had because I was one of those moms who truly enjoyed staying home with the kids all day, keeping the house up, etc. Part of me enjoys the quite, but I know if I had to choose one or the other right this second, I already know what I would choose. I am truly enjoying my job though and the huge blessing that it is!!

{That’s all for today, I plan on writing more about what it’s been like to be a working mom, if I tried to cram it all into one post, my feelings wouldn’t come out right because I would be trying to shorten it, and what I want to say shouldn’t have to be cut short.}

Are you a working mom or a sahm? Working moms, do you have any tips for me on how to balance it all? What is your favorite part about being a working mom. Were you ever a sahm? Sahm, have you worked before while being a momma? If so, why did you become a sahm? What do you love most about being a sahm?

{please do not try and start a working mom/sahm war, your comment will no be approved if you do. I have been both a sahm and now a working mother and I respect both equally because they are BOTH hard to do.}

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5 of my favorite Wet N Wild Lipsticks

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Yesterday, I shared my mini collection of nail polish and today, I’m sharing my newest addiction; Lipstick/Lip gloss/Lip stain! It’s seriously become a problem {a really good and pretty problem lol}, I can’t walk into any store with a beauty department without hitting the lipstick sales! So, now I have a pretty good collection going! Today though, I’m sharing my love of the Wet n Wild lipstick colors! They’ve been my go-to so far because they have been on sale!

1. Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick 540A Hot Red I am so in love with this shade of red. I mentioned in yesterday’s post that red is my favorite color and this Red is so bold and beautiful, it just screams to be worn! Do you wear red lipstick?!

2. Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick 518D Nouveau Pink This is such a pretty pink and I love that it’s not overly bright or too soft, it’s a perfect balance!

3. Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color 969 24 Carrot Gold I’m not going to lie, I was super nervous getting this color because it’s out of my comfort zone, but I think worn with the right eye shadow + outfit, it will look stunning!

4. (3 Pack) WET N WILD Silk Finish Lipstick – Hot Paris Pink The picture came out lighter than it is, but it’s a very beautiful bold pink and looks amazing worn!

5. Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick 530D Dark Pink Frost Last, but not least, this one is my absolute favorite!! It is seriously such a gorgeous color and it looked so good when I wore it and made my lips look AMAZING!

Which one is your favorite?! What is your favorite lipstick in general?

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My small nail polish collection

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Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue Bloom Sold in packs of 2 is such a gorgeous color!! I have always loved dark blue and anything with glitter is always a plus!

I have always hated painting my nails and usually just went and got fake nails! I do still love a good fake nail, but after seeing beautiful nail polish, I decided I wanted to get better at painting my own nails that way I could use pretty colors like I was seeing all over the web! So, I started picking up nail polish here and there and I finally have a small nail polish collection. I’m also finally doing my own nails! YAY! So today, I wanted to share with y’all my little nail polish collection!

Wet n Wild Wild Shine Nail Color, Blazed 437F 0.43 fl oz (12.7 ml) I’m really into pinks right now, I guess because it’s summer, who knows, so this is one of the lighter pinks I have in my collection and I adore it!

As I said in the beginning, I love anything with glitter. These three glitter nail polishes are a thing of perfection and I can’t wait to do some super cute nail art with them!

1. WET N WILD Megarocks Glitter Nail Color – Gettin’ Amped

2. Wet N’ Wild Mega Rock Glitter Nail Polish – Wait For Solo (Pack of 3)

3. WET N WILD Megarocks Glitter Nail Color – Always in the Pit

To continue on with my love of pinks. Here are two more. I think my all time favorite of the three pinks I’ve listed, is definitely has to be the Wet n Wild Dream Poppy one! It is just such a pretty shade of pink! The next one I’m going to try is the one that reminds me of cotton candy! {Coral Reef}

1. Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Extreme Wear Nail Color, #66 Coral Reef – 0.4 Oz, Pack of 2

2. Wet n Wild Wild Shine Nail Color, Dream Poppy 429D (3 Pack)

I’m not really a big fan of the color purple {my mom definitely is though! Hey mom!}, but I saw these two purples and I knew I had to have them. The light one is such a soft purple and I feel like it would look good with any shade of purple you are wearing! The second one is way more in your face, I still haven’t wore it yet, but I plan to soon! They were both limited edition nail polishes! I’m listing the names for you in-case they ever come back around!

1. Candid Affair.

2. Happy Hour Hop!

Up next, we have a beautiful bold in your face red. It’s no secret that Red is my favorite color, I even have a pinterest board dedicated to the color Red! I’m honestly surprised I only have two red nail polishes, but I think it’s because sense it’s my favorite, I’m really picky about the perfect color.

Sinful Colors Professional Nail Polish Enamel 852 Gogo Girl

This next one I bought for St. Patrick’s day and I only ever wore it then, but I’m thinking I may need to play around with it and another nail color and create something totally gorgeous with it!

Wet n Wild Fergie Nail Color, Glowstick 0.42 fl oz (12.5 ml)

Up next we have two very soft shades of blue. If you can’t tell from my collection so far, I either like in your face nail polish colors or soft colors! These two blues are perfect shades and I can’t wait to show you the nail tutorials I do with them!

1. The first one is called Home Run!

2. Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Enamel – Breeze Blue – 0.4 oz

& last, but not least, is this gorgeous black nail polish with glitter! LOVEEEEE it!

WET N WILD Fergie Heavy Metal Nail Polish – Black Metal Magic

Now that you have seen my nail polish collection!! What is your favorite one of mine? Also, what other color{s} should I add to my collection?!!

p.s. Nail tutorials are coming soon! It’s been too long since I’ve done one! :)

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Frozen Baby Food Treats

The twins have been teething like crazy and I feel soooo bad for them. I’ve been trying to provide any relief I can and some things work and some things don’t. It’s so frustrating for me so I can only imagine how frustrating it is for them! I had an idea though and it turned out to be a freaking great one so I thought I would share it! I decided to make Frozen Baby Food Treats for them. Not only would they be eating their baby food, but the cold would sooth their gums. That’s a total win-win.

These are seriously so easy to make and so worth it because your little one with LOVE them!!

You will need:
– A 4 thing Popsicle mold.
– 4 Jars of baby food you know they like.
– A spoon.

Yep, that’s it.

Pour each baby food jar into each of the Popsicle molds using the spoon to avoid a big mess and then pop them into the freezer until they are completely frozen.

Once they are completely frozen, take them out for about five minutes that way you can remove that popsicle part. {If you baby is old enough to hold the popsicle and suck on it/eat it that way}

I tested it out on Kade since Jax was asleep and he LOVED it!!

After he got full, he was so smiley because his gums weren’t hurting anymore. This was such an easy solution to teething pain and I wish I had thought of it sooner!!

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Growing to hate society

I am growing to really hate society. I am growing to dislike the people who think their way is right and everyone else is wrong. I’m getting tired of other people trying to control the lives of others. I’m apart of a mom group that started when we were all pregnant with our babies at the same time. There are 300+ women in that group and I have grown to adore many of them. They are wonderful and supportive women and I’m so glad we got to go through pregnancy, hard times, and now motherhood together, even if it’s only online. As you can imagine though, with 300+ women, topics get brought up and we bump heads and things can turn ugly quick when major disagreements arise. I’ve bit my tounge more often than not because I didn’t want to get caught up in drama, but there have been a few times that I couldn’t keep my mouth shut. It’s not just in this group, but on my friends statuses on facebook too.

The thing is, I don’t believe everyone should agree on everything. I like that we are all different people and we all have different views and opinions. Some really good conversations come out of us having different opinions and I love that because I love a good conversation that makes you think. BUT, it’s the people who come into a conversation and they aren’t offering an opinion, they are saying what they think and they fully believe what they are saying is 100% right and everyone else is wrong. You can always tell the difference between someone stating their opinion and someone stating what they believe is truth.

“From my personal experience or I believe… {insert whatever here}”
“No, you shouldn’t do that. That’s not right. It’s pointless, etc.”

It can range from letting your baby sleep with a blanket, to owning guns, to whatever is going on in the world. It really gets under my skin when people don’t offer an opinion, but try to come say what they believe to be fact because they believe it is. It’s ignorant and doesn’t make you look good.

You do not have the right to tell anyone else how to live, how to parent, what to do with their life, or take away our rights simply because you don’t agree with it. Most of the time, you don’t have the right to make decision for another adult without that adults input. You don’t have the right to decide things for a parent because you think the way YOU parent is absolutely right. This isn’t about a few in the group, this is about society as a whole and what we have become. Just because you don’t believe in piercing your babies ears, does not make it wrong that others do. Just because you wouldn’t let your baby sleep with a blanket, on their tummy, and/or in bed with you, doesn’t make it wrong for another parent to do so. Just because you wouldn’t pop your kid on the bottom, doesn’t make it wrong for another parent to do so. Just because you wouldn’t give a spanking, doesn’t mean you are wrong for not doing so.

Just because you hate smoking doesn’t mean you get to decide if someone smokes or not. Just because you do smoke, doesn’t mean you need to disrespect another person by smoking around them when it’s not wanted. Just because you don’t own a guy and can’t understand why someone wants one, does not mean guns should be banned. Just because you do own a guy, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to understand why people are scared of them. Just because you don’t believe in gay rights, doesn’t mean everyone shouldn’t. Just because you do believe in gay rights, doesn’t mean you should hate someone who doesn’t.

I think as a society we did a great job when drawing a line to separate what is right and wrong. We don’t put up with child abuse of any kind, we don’t put up with rape or sexual assault. We don’t put up with cold blooded murder or drunk driving. We are allowed to make our own choices and decisions as to what works best for our life and our parenting {as long as it’s not the things mentioned above}, we have evolved as people and come so far. We believe in our rights and stand by them. We don’t live in a place where our every move is watched and we are told what to do and how to do it, but something has happened. Somehow along the way, that good line began to get crossed in every way possible. People want to control other people so badly, that they are finding others who agree with their way and are pushing issues because it’s what they believe. I’m afraid society is holding on by a thread because we are being divided.

Our choices are being challenged simply because someone doesn’t agree with those choices. What I find funny is that, the people in the “wrong”, aren’t telling those who believe they are right, what they should be doing with their life, parenting, etc. No, we are simply wanting to keep our rights and choices and for you to keep yours. But we are being backed up against a wall by the people who believe their way is without a doubt 100% right and unless we want to become a society where we all have to agree on everything and change who we are, it’s time we stand our ground.

I just hope we can get back to that line we drew. That people will stop trying to push their way on everyone else. That as long as we are not hurting anyone {like mentioned above}, we should be free to live our life with our choices, our parenting, our beliefs, etc. just like we have been doing for years. People have gotten too confident and cocky and want to control whatever they can and enough is enough.

This is america, the land of the free. Lets try and remember that when you decide to hate someone because they co-sleep or smoke or cuss or have southern pride or have gay pride or don’t believe in gay marriage or don’t believe in spanking or whatever the hell the case may be, it is their RIGHT to believe or not believe in those things. How about we start agreeing to disagree? How about we learn to respect the different views people have and still respect one another.

I thought it was beautiful how different we are as people, I guess I was wrong.

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