Monday, March 24, 2014

12:52 Motivational Monday

Spring is nature's way of saying "Let's party!"
-Robin Williams
Now that we have sprung ahead in time, we can see the changes in our day light that promise spring is on it's way.The battle of getting kids to bed before it's fully dark is once again here.  
Spring does seem to take a wee bit longer to arrive to these parts. I wouldn't be surprised if we get a couple more dumpings of snow.   
We have been making the best of the sunshine and visited the park twice this last week. In full winter gear. We did burn some energy off while getting fresh air. A double pump fist in my books! 
I'm linking up to Maaret again.

Monday, March 17, 2014

11:52 Motivational Monday

Just because it hasn't been done before doesn't mean you shouldn't try.
-Howard Schultz
This game is fun and challenging.
The kids have yet to get all the balls balanced on the clown. Shoot, I still haven't been able to get them all balanced on him either!  
It's fun to pick it up and try again.  
Linking up to Maaret again this week.

Monday, March 10, 2014

10:52 Motivational Monday

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
-C.S. Lewis
Those of you who know me, know I am a dreamer! Not always so good at the goal setting. But hey, dreams are free right?
I have one dream that always seems to keep coming back.  Right after Christmas I start dreaming about making all homemade gifts to give the following Christmas. I dream about the endless possibilities of the gifts you could make. I spend more time on pinterest then I need too. Pretty soon spring is here and the itch to be outdoors is strong. Then summer is upon us and Christmas has long been forgotten about. By the time Christmas is remembered about again, there isn't enough time to make all the gifts I dreamed about.
This year I am determined to make this dream a reality! In fact I've already started on this dream/ goal. My first Christmas present is half way done. The second one is cut and ready to be sewn. Each week I will make time to work on Christmas presents.

Head over and see what goals or dreams Maaret has for you.

Monday, March 3, 2014

9:52 Motivational Monday

"Promise me you'll always remember. You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
-Christopher Robin to Pooh
Confidence, it is something that all of us need and have. Some of us have bigger amounts and others don't. We need it in order to succeed.  
Right now we are working on building up our oldest child's confidence. His current struggle seem to revovle around a math timed test. We have been working on the time issue at home and getting extra practice knowing that the "timed" part of it not a big deal. He is however, battling his inner competator who wants to win. Each time he practices, he gets a little farther. Each practice he gains a little more confindence. This journey hasn't be an easy road for him. Last week he came home and told me, "Mom, my heart was beeping so fast, I was on the last row and I still had time to go!" I am so proud of him. He has been looking his fears in the eye and trying even harder to get past them. At the end of the week he pasted his timed test. We celebrated with him by getting ice cream. 
I'm linking up to Maaret this month.