Being me….

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Im far from perfect , I do the best I know how to do with what I’ve got…I’ve tried to raise my children the best I could by myself not always doing things perfect but by trial and error. Gave them all the love I had to give. I tried to be the best role model I could. I hope thet know that. And one day maybe they will realize I gave them all I had. I love you Karissa, Donnell, & Tiffani. Love Mom

Grandparents undermining your authority…

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My 15 year old daughter just came home with a new phone after having hers taken away a month ago for not doing as she was told. So she walks in my room and proud as can be look what I have…. Trying not to explode I shake my head in acknowledgement. I feel like I was just slapped in the face not only as a parent but as my mothers daughter. The whole thing about putting my daughter on punishment and trying to teach her there are consequences for her actions just went completely out the window. There is absolutely nothing nice and constructive I have to say to my mother. How do I not let this eat me up inside?

Erm, so this hanging cocoon pod is all kinds of amazing

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Erm, so this hanging cocoon pod is all kinds of amazing

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hangout-nest1-640x533 Just imagine how soothing it’d be on a hangover (Picture: Cacoon)

You know how long you spend trawling Pinterest for amazing reading nooks and cubby holes and warm, cosy safe places?

Well, we found one. A really good one.

Cacoon is the brainchild of an American couple who were inspired to build a hanging pod after a trip to Mexico, and the results are beyond cool.

The cacoon comes in a variety of colours, three sizes and hangs from a tree (or a really strong ceiling beam). Casual.

But it means that you can read a book and drink a cup of tea whilst wrapped up in a blanket and HANGING FROM A TREE.

new-garden-swing-seat The easiest way to make sure your garden is better than your friends’ (Picture: Cacoon)

Like, just chilling above ground in your own little nest.

Admit it, it sounds like the best thing in the entire…

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go outside of your comfort zone…

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JUMP FOR JOY! Photo Project

“Taking risks means that you go outside of your comfort zone – that you go outside of your boundaries. The most successful people are the ones who are not afraid to give it their all and possibly humiliate themselves greatly in front of others. It’s like that one saying, ‘The person who asks a question is a fool for five minutes, but the person who never asks and remains silent is a fool forever.’ You choose the way you want to live your life.” -Cynthia Amy Tang

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Reaching another decade older

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Friday was my 40th birthday I know they say you get wiser with age, it seems like I’ve reached a milestone. I’ve taken care of people my whole life it’s time I start taking care of me. I’m not going to be angry about the things I have done for others and the things I’ve given up but it’s my turn. I’ve got one child left at home and show is 15 so soon she will be on her way as well. Again it’s my turn!!!!