Archive: December, 2012

project 52: week forty five

family is…celebrating

englexas lifestyle blog project 52

**catching up from the last few weeks MONTH! (yikes!). These posts were written at the time and do not reflect current events…pretty much you know the ending of the story already ;) **

This week we celebrated my firstborn sons fifth birthday…did you hear that?! FIVE! I think I might still be in shock about the whole thing. I just can’t wrap my mind around the fact that first of all, I have a child (well, three actually) and secondly, that he’s a freakin’ five year old! When did this happen to me? When did I become an almost 30 year old, almost married for 10 years and a mother of three…THREE children and a 5 year old. What the what?! Can you tell I’m in shock?! Time has just flown by these last 10 years and sometimes I feel like Gabriel and I have just started dating, then a screaming child usually busts me out of that fantasy real quick ;)

But in all seriousness my firstborn son is an absolute gift. He is kind, generous, passionate, strong willed, intelligent and sensitive. We joke sometimes about his personality because he has some completely opposing traits (this is due to his daddy and I having such opposing personalities I’m sure!)…how is such a sensitive kid so strong willed? And how can such a generous child be so determined? He has taught me so much about myself, life and people in general. He is more than I could ever have dreamt my child would be and I’m blessed to be his mama.

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//inspiration for project 52 came from styleberry blog//

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project 52: week forty four

family is…choosing your battles

project 52: week forty four. englexas lifestyle blog

**catching up from the last few weeks MONTH! (yikes!). These posts were written at the time and do not reflect current events…pretty much you know the ending of the story already ;) **

One thing that I’ve learned in my 5 years of parenting is that you have to choose your battles. Sometimes it just feels like I’m constantly saying no, so I find it important sometimes to bend a little as a parent. I often cringe at the thought of Halloween, well it’s more the candy. I have a real problem with high fructose corn syrup as described in this blog post. If it were up to me my kids would never eat any kind of candy but I have to find a balance between my desire for my children to eat healthy and them being able to celebrate and have fun. I don’t want to make them feel like healthy eating is a constant burden where they don’t get to be like everyone else. So I bend a little and they trick or treat and are able to eat a few of their earnings. Finding the balance seems to be a recurring theme in my life and most of the time I find myself swinging the pendulum from one extreme to the other. I think that balance is something that is on an extreme decline these days and it’s important to me that my kids have a desire to live a balanced life.

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//inspiration for project 52 came from styleberry blog//

here are some other blogs that are part of the project blossoms & vintage // caynay // the crain’s nest // firecracker mama // heather marie portraits // strange & lovely ride // wicked kate // mcclain padilla // rachel gray // lucas & mahina // love & life

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