Category Archives: Lessons

.:Some Advice:.

Hey Kiddo,

Just your mom here. We’re days away from your 3rd birthday (I seriously, cannot believe it!) and I have a TON of updates to get on this site. I will, I PROMISE!! But today I read some great advice online, and I wanted to share. As you grow up, I guess the biggest thing that I would impart to you at this point is to remember that nothing ever stays the same. If it hurts, it will get better. Try to find a balance between what your heart and your gut are telling you when you make decisions. If it turns out to be the wrong decision, go the other way as soon as you realize it. Whatever you do, Live. Your. Life. And always, always remember that I love you. No matter what. Enjoy!

1.  Boys will break your heart. Let them. Learn from it.

2.  It’s so easy to become jaded, but don’t let it happen to you. Fight it.

3.  Stand firm in your beliefs.

4.  Love yourself. Sometimes you’re all you have.

5.  Cherish the little things.

6.  Order pizza at 3am on a Tuesday. It won’t kill you.

7.  It’s okay to laugh at yourself. Embrace the imperfections.

8.  You are the rule, not the exception. Life will be so much easier if you accept  this now.

9.  Make mistakes. If you learn from them, they won’t be in vain.

10.  He’s lying, there is no fish tank. Go anyway.

11.  Classes can be retaken. Life cannot.

12.  Sometimes it’s better to ask for forgiveness than for permission.

13.  The world is full of cynics – don’t become one.

14.  Stop calling him. Stop texting him. If he wanted you, he’d be there.

15.  Apologize when you’re wrong. Just suck up your pride and do it.

16.  Bellybutton piercings are a bad idea. As are tattoos.

17.  No one is perfect. Stop being so hard on yourself.

18.  Hug your friends. Cherish them. Hold them tight.

19.  Laugh until you cry. Cry until you laugh.

20.  Step outside your comfort zone.

21.  Order a glass of water with every drink. It’s not lame. It’s smart.

22.  A bad hair day really won’t kill you.

23.  Dancing on tables should be reserved for special occasions, like birthdays and  Thursday nights.

24.  Don’t dumb yourself down for a boy.

25.  Ignorance is not bliss. Study. Work hard.

26.  Life is hard. Accept this and move on.

27.  Don’t sweat the small stuff, but do sweat at the gym. Your health is your  everything.

28.  Tell your parents you love them every chance you get.

29.  Stop caring so much about what everyone else thinks.

30.  Forgive. Life is too short to be angry.

31.  You are destined to be more than just someone’s wife. Act like it.

32.  People will hurt you. Don’t stoop to their level.

33.  Read a newspaper.

34.  Sometimes the only person that you can rely on is yourself.

35.  It’s okay if your thighs touch and your tummy isn’t perfectly toned. You’re  still beautiful.

36.  Don’t let your happiness depend on another person.

37.  Push yourself. You’d be amazed at what you’re capable of.

38.  Smile through the tears.

39.  Don’t slut shame. Girls have it hard enough – don’t turn on one another.

40.  It’s okay to ask for help.

41.  He’ll never change. Let him go.

42.  Trust your instincts.

43.  Worrying causes wrinkles and Botox is expensive. Calm down.

44.  Take pictures. Lots and lots of pictures.

45.  Love with everything you have.

46.  Put down your phone and look around. Life is happening.

47.  Stand up for yourself.

48.  Confidence is everything.

49.  Wash your makeup off at night. Seriously. Do it.

50.  There are bad people in this world. Don’t be one of them.

51.  Be honest with yourself.

52.  Be honest with others.

53.  You never need that last shot of vodka, but have it anyway.

54.  There is a man out there who will not make you cry. Wait for him.

55.  Don’t take yourself too seriously.

56.  Your success will not be handed to you. Work for it.

57.  Don’t waste money on expensive mascaras. Great Lash by Maybelline will always be  the best.

58.  Give back.

59.  He does not define your self-worth. Stop letting him.

60.  Life is uncertain. Tomorrow is not guaranteed; don’t take it for granted.

61.  Your faith in everything you know will be tested. Push forward.

62.  Be carefree, not careless.

63.  It’s okay to cry.

64.  You will fall, both literally and figuratively. Get back up.

65.  Tequila is a bad idea, as is getting back together with an ex.

66.  Fad diets never work.

67.  Be gracious in all that you do.


.: I Fink :.

Hiya Boo!

As parents, it is truly a marvel to watch the brains of you little people working. Sometimes its as though we can actually see the parts of your thoughts moving. Progressing from one to the next, putting together this infinite puzzle we call life. As your daddy and I have been able to watch you do this, we are amazed at how your little processor works. You hear a word one time, and then are using it (and correctly!) in a sentence. You watch daddy fix things and the next thing we know you’re rigging your own tools to fix something on your own. To watch your mind work is truly, well, mind boggling.

So you’re learning to think, or as you pronounce it, “fink” on your own. You do this constantly throughout the day. From deciding what you want to eat or drink, to which stuffed animal friends you want to take to Grandma’s or Staci’s, to which direction you want to sit on the potty. Yes, when left to your own devices, Daddy or I typically will respond to your calls from the bathroom for “Help!” or even just to “Yook at me!” to find you straddling the toilet, turned around backwards but getting the job done.

One such thought this weekend was especially….special. You came into our room, early Saturday morning. I helped you up into our bed and you asked for a “bottle”, which in our house is actually just a sippy cup with milk. Daddy was getting up to answer natures call at that time, so he said he would get your sippy. On his way out of our bedroom, in a barely awake voice you said, “Daddy…….” He didn’t hear you. So you said again, “Hey Daddy!” to which he responded, “Yes, Bug?”. You paused and then said, “I fink Mommy loves you.” Well, you’re absolutely right and Daddy and I both loved your observance.

As you grow older, and continue to learn new things, see new things, and experience new things, I would encourage you to always think for yourself. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do whatever it is you want to do. Stay close to your family who loves you and would do anything for you and always remember that being you is what makes you so special.

I fink! I fink! I fink you’re pretty amazing!

Love you Boosey!