Osama Bin Laden is Dead

A still of 2004 Osama bin Laden video

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President Obama addressed the nation and announced that the United States of America had killed Osama Bin Laden. I will be honest that my first thoughts were, “we are in for it now”. The reason being? Well quite frankly we shouldn’t be messing with people who have no care about the life of humans. These people, not meaning all who live in Pakistan, meaning Al Qaeda people.

Let this be a warning, I am nervous as hell, for reals. There may be a retaliation, I don’t wish to see the United States back down on any homeland security that we have in place because that would be an arrogant move on our part.

Just because the leader is dead, doesn’t mean someone else isn’t stepping up to the plate to take his place, it doesn’t mean they won’t retaliate and let’s be quick on investigating as to whether or not the Pakistan government truly knew where Osama Bin Laden was hiding because after all he was hiding in plain site near government locations in Pakistan.

I think we need to also speak to our children, they are seeing media coverage everywhere, let’s talk to them and see what they feel or think, if anything, about this news.

Thank you to our troops and their families for giving their lives to supporting the United States of America and our freedom to be who we are! Soldiers are brave and their families are brave too, I can’t imagine what they have been going through the past 10 years!

Last but not least, what do you think? What is going through your head right now?

My First Sunburn 2011

It is that time of year, the weather is getting nice, the sun is beating down. I am working on my Summer tan.

Every year in the Spring I wear dark tanning coconut oil while outside doing yard work or playing with the kids and every Summer I end up with a pretty decent tan. I am the same way with tanning as I am with losing weight… no shortcuts.

I don’t normally do tanning beds, I don’t support diet pills. Life is all about working yourself into the image you wish to be. Whether it be a body image or a mindset, it is you who controls what you become.

So Spring is here, sun keeps coming and so does outdoor play time with yard work…. and a tan or rather a sun burn. Dammit, the first time I got out in the sun with a tank and shorts I let my skin soak up my dark tanning coconut oil and well, I burned… badly.

Do Young Children Suffer from Anxiety?

I often find my eight year old having troubles sleeping, she will stay in bed but wake mid night without realizing why it is she is doing this. It is as if her mind is full yet she can not pinpoint one reason why her mind is full. As a worrier and a concerned little girl I can see that she would possibly suffer from anxiety at a young age as she is so much like me in trying to please others, worry about others and take care of others, however, I do not wish for my daughter to suffer from anxiety the way I did growing up!

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I spoke with my counselor I go see for the four year old and he did state that my daughter may have anxiety and as children get older it is common. Lately I have been noticing my four year old starting to suffer anxiety type of feelings, these feelings my four year old has often seem more about shadows, wild animals getting him and they seem to stem from dreams he has at night.

So why is it that young children can suffer from anxiety? Is it the idea of things unknown to them that would cause them such worry and concern and have your children ever suffered similar symptoms?

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