Random list of the things I know I don’t know

A Random list of things I just don’t know

I’m not ashamed, I’m human

“An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail”

Random list of things I don’t know.

If you don’t know… you can learn.

I have realized recently, that I have been going about this blogging thing all wrong.

I have been trying to portray a personality of knowing much more that I actually do. In doing so, I sounded fake and uninteresting,

I have decided to re-do what I shouldn’t have done in the first place.

Also, I would like to apologize to anyone who may have read my blog in the past. I know it must have been excruciating to get through. I know that you did it in order to be nice and give feedback. I greatly appreciate it.

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So, in order to make amends, I would like to explain the things I do NOT know.

First, I am doing this in the “stream of consciousness” style. While I am writing this a few days before it will be published, I will not be editing excessively. I want to show all of you the real me.

I am not in any way an expert blogger. I learn new things every day. I don’t want to act like I have it all together anymore. BecauseI most certainly do not.

This is me. I’m here for all of you. I want to help other SAHM’s like me, the best I can.

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If you are here to genuinely help me and learn with me every day, Thank you so much!

I love being a mom and a homemaker. I try very hard to do the right thing for my little family.

If you get through this post and you realize that you are like me, please subscribe. It would help me out a lot.

I have been doing this for about 8 months and I have 1 subscriber.

I have put a heck of a lot of work into this blog and I want to be able to help people with it.

Enough about what I want.

Random List of…

Things I DON’T know…. yet

1- Schedules:

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  • I do not handle schedules well.
  • I couldn’t even tell you the last time I actually followed a schedule. High school maybe.
  • Schedules with a toddler is just so funny to me.
  • How do mothers with a young child, especially those with more than one, stick to a strict schedule?
  • I just can’t.
  • It is very rare when I wake up before 8 in the morning. (and I have a 2-year-old)

2- Diet:

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  • Huh?
  • My diet is horrible
  • If you don’t believe me- ask my love handles and saddle bags (as my mom likes to point out frequently)
  • I barely have enough time/energy to cook the food let alone make fresh/organic meals
  • Don’t judge me, monkey.
  • It’s not all bad, I eat fruits and veggies on a regular basis
  • But, if you tell me I’m supposed to have 4-6 servings of each a day, I’m gonna laugh in your face.
  • Cause, who actually does that?

3- Exercise:

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  • My exercise routine consists of going up and down the steps a few times a day in order to get the laundry done.
  • Maybe I’ll take Allie for a walk to the park if its warm outside.
  • Other than that, I don’t do much of anything.

4- Blogging:

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  • Yup. I have no idea what I am doing.
  • I want to learn everything I can so I can offer a great resource.
  • I love doing this
  • I need to buckle down and do it right.
  • My heart is completely in it

5- Socializing:

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  • I don’t do it by choice
  • I have not been diagnosed
  • But, I have some sort of anxiety problem
  • I get very anxious around large groups of people
  • I tend to avoid social situations in any way possible
  • I do not answer the phone if I don’t now whois calling
  • A lot of the time I don’t call ANYONE, EVEN IF I know them
  • My Anxiety is hard to explain
  • Most of the time I don’t even know the cause of my panic attacks

6- Working:

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  • The only job I’ve ever had was at a boy scout camp working in the kitchen as a salad prep/special needs liaison/cook
  • The reason for this goes back to my anxiety with social situations
  • I have extremely bad panic attacks when dealing with anything that has to do with talking to strangers.
  • Especially, in a professional capacity
  • Which is why I need this blog to be successful
  • This is my chance to contribute to my little family and take some of the stress off of my SO
  • Right now he is paying for everything I need to make my blog better
  • He has been paying for it for the past 8 months
  • And everything else we need

7- Life:

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  • It’s difficult, to say the least
  • Life can cut you down when you least expect it.
  • I try to Get up and keep going
  • It will get better
  • My mom always says… “This to shall passs”
  • I hang on that hope every day

 

And that was the random list :/

 

This has been very hard for me to get through. I can only hope by putting myself out here to you, I can get some feedback and really start helping other moms like me.

The one thing in my life that I know I am doing right is raising my beautiful daughter.

Allie is my everything and without her, I would be lost. She gives me purpose. She wakes me with a smile every day. “Mommy, I’m awake!”

Everything I do is for Allie. Which is why I named my blog Allie’s Mommy. Being her mother is the one thing I am completely confident about. No one can take that away! She is my heart and soul.

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Thank you so much for being here with me.

Is there anything in this post that you can relate to? Let me know in the comments and maybe we can help each other.

Kristen

Allie’s Mommy

Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.

Twitter has gotten me all atwitter: Mom-isms from Twitter

Twitter has gotten me all atwitter!

Twitter…

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Today I want to explore some of the silliness on Twitter. Mostly from mom bloggers who have very interesting things to say about their children and life in general.

These ladies are super funny and also very talented in all aspects of blogging and life.

I highly recommend following them 🙂

Before we get into those, let’s have a little history of Twitter…

Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called “tweets”. Registered users can read and post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read them. Users access Twitter through the website interface, SMS or mobile device app. Twitter Inc. is based in San Francisco and has more than 25 offices around the world.

The site was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass and launched in July 2006. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with more than 100 million users posting 340 million tweets a day in 2012. The service also handled 1.6 billion search queries per day. In 2013, it was one of the ten most-visited websites and has been described as “the SMS of the Internet”. As of March 2016, Twitter has more than 310 million monthly active users.

On with the tweeting…

I would like to start with a few that I have already re-tweeted in the past few days. Then I will move on to finding more to share.

Tweeting and motherhood:

 

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Thank you for bearing with me through my silliness 🙂

I hope you are having a wonderful day and enjoy your weekend!!!

 

 

Kristen

Allie’s Mommy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.

Baggage Claim: What do we do with all this excess stuff?

Baggage Claim: What do we do with all this excess stuff?

 

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We all have some sort of baggage. Depending on what happened in our lives, who we crossed paths with or how we emotionally handle stress. Everyone has baggage.

 

I believe that everyone has some sort of baggage. We just handle it in different ways. Sometimes it can overwhelm us and interfere in our relationships. I have always wondered how people deal with baggage. I know there is some baggage that people will absolutely not deal with for anyone. And that is our choice.

 

Different types of baggage:

 

Major problems with parents or family in general:

 

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There are so many different reasons one could have baggage from family. It is usually from a parental problem but, can stem from other sources like siblings or cousins.

I think the biggest section of this category is resentment for a parent favoring one child over another. Like, feeling less loved because an older or younger sibling is getting more attention or is more successful in everything.

 

Depression:

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A lot of things can happen to make people fall into depression. There is no formula to track the symptoms or figure out who is more likely to be depressed. Different things effect people in many different ways. There should be no judgment, they have enough to deal with already. A support system is key to helping them.

Sometimes you can figure out that a friend might need help. They are moody; don’t feel like being social with others; they have low self-esteem and are critical of themselves; have lost interest in activities that used to make them happy; complains a lot and has a pessimistic view of the future; gets irritated easily and excels at starting arguments; and cries once in a while for no particular reason.

 

An Ex-ample:

A significant other can definitely leave you with a great deal of emotional baggage no matter how long or intense your relationship was, and these experiences could make things a lot worse for your future relationships. And it applies to the people you date as well.

When you first start dating someone, ask yourself the following questions: Is this person still in contact with his or ex? Has the person you’re dating fully closed the romantic/need-for-attention door with the ex.

If you breathe even the slightest whiff of unfinished business with your date’s ex, you will make your life easier by heading toward the nearest exit sign. If the last relationship ended in a nasty or messy way, a person needs a year or longer to heal before being able to start a healthy relationship – which means not carrying baggage into the next one.

In the first few months of dating, he mentions his ex at least once per week; she still keeps pictures around or other mementos of the ex; you hear him mention the ex’s name when he’s talking to friends; he tries to get together with the ex for coffee or a meal soon after the breakup; or they compares you in any way to their ex.

When we’re willing to hold onto a person at all costs, even if that means losing ourselves, we’d rather have them on some terms, even if they’re crummy terms, rather than not at all. We decide that they’re the only way that we can be happy and we act as if they’re our oxygen supply. The very person who is actually contributing to our deep unhappiness is at the same time regarded as the primary or even sole source of our happiness.

While this person is suffering from excessive baggage, this relationship will hurt you in many ways so it is best to end it. If you decide to try to help them get through their hurt and move on that is your decision. But, try not to hang on to long because if they can’t move through it you are stuck as well.

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Types of underlying baggage:

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PASSIVE AGGRESSIVENESS: the indirect expression of hostility, through procrastination, stubbornness, sullen behavior, or deliberate/repeated failure to accomplish tasks for which one is responsible.

 

NO COMPROMISES: showing an unwillingness to make concessions to others, especially by changing one’s ways or opinions.

 

NOT HOUSE TRAINED: This is quite common. It could be that you swear like a sailor, or don’t clean your room, or eat with your mouth open, or pee on the toilet seat, or leave dirty underwear everywhere.

 

SELFISHNESS:  concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself :  seeking or concentrating on one’s own advantage, pleasure, or well-being without regard for others.

 

CRITICISM: the act of expressing disapproval and of noting the problems or faults of a person or thing.

 

BLAME: to say or think that a person or thing is responsible for something bad.

 

Accept it:

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The first step to dealing with your emotional baggage is to admit that it does exist. Acceptance may take some people longer than others. However, remember that just because you accept that you have emotional baggage doesn’t mean you have to tell everyone! Overall, emotional baggage doesn’t need to stop you from living a full and happy life. Understand that every person has some emotional baggage, and don’t be afraid of what lies ahead!

 

If you are depressed or know someone who is please go ADAA and contact a doctor or family member.

 

In conclusion, at the end of the day take care of yourself first. You are the one that matters the most to you. Before you let anyone in make sure they are worthy of you.

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Thank you for reading today. Hope I didn’t bore you to much. Have a wonderful day!

 

Kristen

Allie’s Mommy 😛

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Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.