Category Archives: Parenting

Do you want a blog review or interview for your blog?

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I wanted to start doing blog reviews last month but didn’t get around to it. As long as I have the desire from other bloggers then I will start weekly blog reviews. I only want to do 3 blogs a week. 

I am always looking for bloggers wanting to do an interview with me. I like to focus on the persons’ blog and then focus on questions about their blog or an interview focused on motivation along with the other categories on my blog.

If interested please comment below and contact me by email at jenmotivates12@gmail.com. Please include in the subject line which your interested in and a little something about what your interested in talking about (interview) or information about your blog (blog reviews).

If I don’t get enough interest then I will let everyone know. I hope you give either choice a consideration.

Much love

XOXO-Jen

Challenge the clichés

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I had to think about this one for a bit.  I started by looking up the definition on Google.  Basically, a cliche is a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought.

The first few that came to mind were:

  1. Blondes have more fun
  2. At the speed of light
  3. Waking up on the wrong side of the bed
  4. Better safe than sorry
  5. Absence makes the heart grow fonder
  6. Actions speak louder than words
  7. Any friend or yours is a friend of mine
  8. Do you think I’m made of money
  9. Don’t beat around the bush
  10. When life gives you lemons make lemonade

However, my fiance said a lot of cliches are more of an aphorism.  I had no idea what that meant so I Googled the definition.  An aphorism is a short phrase that expresses a true or wise idea.  An example would be if it ain’t broke don’t fix it or all dogs go to heaven.

The above sayings I believe are a bit of cliches and aphorisms.  Now as the title says, “Challenge the cliches.”  I think I am going to choose just one and write about it.

The cliche I decided to write about was number 6, “Actions speak louder than words.”  I think this can relate to all of us as bloggers, especially myself.  I have been notorious for saying I’m going to do something then not do it.  I also think this speaks to me when it comes to friendships.  I have lost many friends that I thought were friends but in the end were not.  Talking about friendships, if you’re going to do something that is lacking or bugging your friend and you said you would change it, then as they say, actions speak louder than words.  This saying can relate to parenting, relationships, and even my health.

Using this cliche as an example in my health is at my appointment the doctor asks me to start taking this medicine to say help my nutrition levels.  When I show up for the next visit my doctor tells me that my levels are still low and I admit that I haven’t been taking the medicine but I promise I will start taking my health more serious and take the medicine.  I start taking the medicine as prescribed and by the third visit the doctor comes in saying my nutrition levels are better and my health is looking better.  After all is said and done, actions did speak louder than words!

Are there any cliches that you think people use way too much?  If you could choose a cliche which one would you choose and why?  I am hoping to get some great comments on this.  Thank you for reading as always!!!

 

Much LOVE

XOXO-Jen

I think I fixed the link

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The last post I made was a great one.  In my opinion. It was titled Future Superstar.  I was told the link wasn’t working so I updated it.  I think the link was fixed.  I hope you guys will go back and check it out and let me know if the link works.

Here is the link in case the other one doesn’t work.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxCX23cJN4L1UWdHcmNvRGI3Q1E/view?usp=sharing

XOXO-Jen

Future superstar

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxCX23cJN4L1UWdHcmNvRGI3Q1E/view?usp=sharing

If you click on the link above you will see what happens when my sister leaves her cell phone with my 6 year old niece. This has made my day and I just had to share it.  My sister was getting her dog Sugar and left her cell phone with my niece.  My niece (aka pretty girl) decides to make a video.  Before you know it she is singing/rapping her heart out.  Make sure to hit the button that makes the video full screen and turn the volume up.

I think we might just have a future superstar in the making. It definitely made me smile and laugh! I hope it brightens your day as well.  I look forward to hearing what you guys think about it.

XOXO-Jen

What is coming up….

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I’ve been at a loss on what to share next, since my interview with Jason (OpinionatedMan). Here is what I have cooking.

  1. An interview with my teenage son, Ethan about school and growing up.
  2. My birthday is next Wednesday and I will be 35. Kinda freaking out about it.
  3. Hopefully more interviews with you guys out there.
  4. Looking for bloggers who want to be in the first weekly blog review next week. I’m going to be doing 5 blogs at a time.
  5. Who knows, lol

XOXO-Jen

Update on Cinderella and my son

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I guess I will start with my son. As most of you know he severely burnt his arm from the elbow to his hand with cooking oil. It was awful! With proper ointment and all my readers, followers, and blogger families wonderful prayers, good thoughts, kind words and more, I’m proud to say his arm has healed amazingly! No infection and just 2 nasty scabs I got to keep him from picking at. He returns to school tomorrow and since it is cold here, he will be able to wear long sleeves. He won’t have to be answering loads of questions.

Second, is my Cinderella rags post about cleaning before my family came over on January 1st to exchange presents since I was sick on Christmas. My mom can be a stickler on cleanliness. I am happy to say it all turned out great. My mother said how good the house was looking and everyone enjoyed their presents! I finally felt like Cinderella from rags to a beautiful dress. The day turned out 100% awesome!

Family coming by is definitely a wonderful MOTIVATOR to get on the ball and really clean from top to bottom. 

Lastly, I have 2 more things. This Friday, the 8th, my son is going to be in the school spelling bee. I’m very proud of him because he had to tryout for it and made the finals at his school. He has study all winter break and I hope he does well.

Finally, this morning as I got out of bed my foot got caught in the blanket causing me to fall. I fell right into the side of the bedroom door. I have huge knots on each side of my head, forehead, and nose. However, no worries.

We have a new year ahead of us and want you all to stay positive, motivated, loved, inspired, and more!

XOXO-Jen

Jen’s resolution list for 2016

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  1. Write more
  2. Reach 300 WordPress followers
  3. Read more
  4. Do more interviews for my blog
  5. Have meet and greets for my blog
  6. Keep out of the hospital as much
  7. Look for a part time job
  8. Learn to fly my sons drone  🙂
  9. Budget my money better
  10. Get married (my boyfriend said this one, made me so happy)

I probably will come up with more but this is a start. If interested in doing an interview with me on this blog, please comment below. I also hope to hear everyone else’s resolution/bucket list or just one, up to you. I love hearing from my readers/followers/bloggers family/community!

XOXO-Jen