Glad They Have Manners

One thing I have been working on with my sons is the focus on manners. For some reason the boys have picked up the word “now” so when they ask for something it’s always “get me {insert whatever here} NOW” in a tone that scares the crap out of me in all honesty. They sometimes can sound like evil little men.

I do not accept orders from any of my children, therefore the word now just gets the response “no” or “go get it yourself if you are going to not say please“. Eventually they will say please or get it themselves.

Happy Third Birthday Baby K Glad They Have Manners

My three year old has really hopped on the good manner bandwagon and says “you’re welcome” in the cutest voice every, seriously, I say thank you to that kid more often than not just to hear those sweet little words out of his mouth. The tone is as if he’s a cute, sweet innocent little child who hasn’t an evil bone in his body. Although he is my hyper, baby of the family who def is also the comedian who tests limits in a funny way, he certainly is a curious George of the bunch. I know all too well his charm is simply used to manipulate his Mama’s heart strings, but at least he is using his manners with his charming personality and tone.

 Glad They Have Manners

Don’t Bury the Truth, Speak up for What you Believe In

When I was younger, it was extremely difficult for me to speak up for what I believed in. I always had a hard time with any confrontation, this is probably for reasons deeper than you or I can get into. You see, the truth shall set you free is certainly something that speaks some truth, for if you hang onto feelings that are truthful but you are too fearful to tell that person then it will eventually blow up in your face.

I am still semi-non confrontational in nature, this is only with people who can’t be reasoned with. I have no issues standing up for what I believe to be true to any one who is open to hearing what I have to say. The issue with people who are controlling in nature is that no matter how many times you attempt to confront them with your concerns, unless it’s agreeable with them or benefits them – they will fight you tooth and nail on it.

Dealing with someone who has to have absolute control of various situations makes it extremely difficult to have a real, valid conversation. I will still stand up for what I believe in to people who are controlling in nature, but you have to take a different more complicated course to get through to them. Which totally sucks for someone who doesn’t want to be confrontational, but you have to do what you have to do in order to stand firm on what you feel is morally right and what is the ultimate truth.

Being confrontational or non-confrontational has little to do with what you believe to be morally correct in life. Stand up and speak up for what you believe in, although it may be difficult, in the end your heart & soul will be free of all that clutter that you held in regarding what you firmly believe in.


 Dont Bury the Truth, Speak up for What you Believe In

Finding a good prom hairstyle for my curly-haired daughter

Guest post written by Carrie Lincoln

It shouldn’t be all that surprising that my daughter is having a tough time finding a hairstyle that she thinks will work on her hair for prom. She’s like me and has some of the curliest hair around. It can be really tough because you have to think so much about what a hairstyle will do to your curls before you try it. But we’re right on the hunt to find that perfect updo for her.

We’ve been looking online to see what we can find. We’ve been mainly looking at red carpet photos of stars who have curly hair and when we were doing that a few nights ago I saw some information on debt consolidation. I’ve been wanting to look into consolidating my debt for a few months now and I think this is a great opportunity to finally do that.

She’s been looking at a lot of Taylor Swift’s updos because she has curly hair, but I’m also pretty sure that she straightens and then curls her hair a lot. We’ll have to keep looking and see what’s going to work for her.

 Finding a good prom hairstyle for my curly haired daughter

It’s Not About Winning: The Truth Will Live on

You may think you won and things are going your way
But when the light shines down at the end of the day
You have not won but rather shown your true character
Whatever truth lies beneath your lying exterior
Will come out to play when you are least expecting it
The truth lives on but lies only build a bottom less pit.

It’s not about winning and it’s not about losing
Life is about being honest and protecting those crying
I will fight for what I believe to be true
The lies will be uncovered and so will you.

Written by: Brandy Tanner

 Its Not About Winning: The Truth Will Live on

Recite This Smile Today Poem Daily

I wrote this the other day and feel it could probably help more people so I am sharing it. The deal is, if you are having troubles lately in life that you repeat this as often as possible to remind yourself to 1) smile and 2) love yourself always.

Smile Today

A poem by Brandy Tanner

I will smile through the rain.

I will smile through the pain.

Loving myself is what makes me grow.

And I will smile just to let you know.

 Recite This Smile Today Poem Daily

Is Being Judgmental Just Part of Human Nature?

Usually when I get annoyed with someone who has placed judgement upon another person, I always back it up with “well it is human nature to judge”, but I wonder, is being judgmental a learned behavior or is it truly just something we have instilled within us from birth that only “comes out to play” as we age?

woman thinking Is Being Judgmental Just Part of Human Nature?

Well let’s see, based on everything I read it seems I am not alone in referring to human nature when discussing the subject of being judgmental, ZenHabitats referred to this as being part of our own human nature make up. We are all guilty from time to time of judging another person or situation without knowing all of the facts.

From a person feeding a family of five on one online income to that mom in the grocery store with the screaming child, we all have that moment where we either criticize the way they live or how they parent, we judge them in a negative light without having ever lived a moment in their shoes.  Then we have the people who just insist on making other peoples lives more miserable or sound worse than theirs to avoid looking in the mirror at their own self to fix their own issues.

It doesn’t matter why a person judges but honestly, this quote says it all for me,

No accurate thinker will judge another person by that which the other person’s enemies say about him. — Napoleon Hill

So please remember, it’s common to judge situations and people at first glance, but when you make a habit out of it, well then maybe you should take a moment to think harder before making that judgment and take a long hard look in the mirror at your life and self.

 Is Being Judgmental Just Part of Human Nature?
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