Shower Your Kids with Cooking, not Gifts

Shower Your Kids with Cooking, not Gifts

I love cooking. I don’t always like the help.

But I enjoy special moments that I can share with my kids. I love being my child’s first teacher because they are like little sponges and soak up so much information that can be carried throughout adulthood. I teach them manners, ways to make and save money, chores, so why not teach them how to cook. Now before you think of all the harmful things that could happen, like cutting their finger or placing a towel too close to the fire, think of what you’d actually gain.

Casey Seidenberg shares with the washingtonpost.com that teaching kids how to cook allows room for mediation, learning money management, and resisting technology. Now during the school year, this may seem a little far fetched due to a demanding schedule, but saving your kids from a lifetime of unhealthy takeout starts – to read the full story, click here!

I’m Single and Not Sad About It

I’m Single and Not Sad About It

Listen to me clearly – Singleness is not a disease. Let me say it again – Singleness is NOT a disease. So stop running from it. Stop jumping from one relationship to another. Stop denying yourself the opportunity to heal, grow and be ALONE!

I’ve been there. I’ve lowered my standards. I even lied to myself saying I was cool with not having a title. And if you’ve done some adulting (I know it’s not a word, but you understand), you have too! You have dealt with the period of being single again and found out that it’s not that bad after all. (pat yourself on the back)

Psssss…. I have a little secret, I think I’ve become a little too confortable with being single too – that’s the scary part, but we’ll have that conversation in another blog. Being single means you don’t have to deal with messy breakups. To see the other 11 reasons why being single is not a sad thing, click here!

Chill Out at The Houston Zoo

Chill Out at The Houston Zoo

Stay cool all summer long as TXU Energy presents Chill Out at the Houston Zoo! Even in the heat you can head to the Zoo for a relaxing day filled with fun, education, and amazing animals. It may be hot outside, but the Zoo is cool! Want to take the family on this cool adventure, check out more information here!

Single Forever: 5 Reasons to be Alone!

Single Forever: 5 Reasons to be Alone!

“Hey You…” As I began to type these two little starter words in a text message to my ex I paused, growing a conscious. These two little words “Hey you” seemed so innocent, but secretly I knew what they could do. I knew if I used them, it was sure to set off a back and forth firestorm. The text exchange would include plenty of innuendos and subtle advances that would grow from sweet and suggestive to blatant with teasing emojis (like eggplants and water splashes). I knew it would make him want me.
As I typed “Hey You…” I already knew what I was doing. My intent was to put ‘me’ on his mind. I would play and get exactly what I wanted and that’s exactly what made me stop. In that flirtatious and vulnerable moment, I realized that I no longer even cared to have my ex, I was just texting out of familiarity or convenience perhaps. I only wanted him, “when I wanted him” and that was only when I felt like I didn’t have him.
It reminded me of the song by Ginuwine, “Only When You’re Lonely”. I began deleting the instigating text. It was a sad but honest realization that I simply don’t want to be accountable to someone else’s feelings. Or spark up something with my kid’s father that would be fleeting.
I thought about what I missed about my ex- having him wash my car, pay for dinner and bills and being able to send an occasional ratchet text (without being judged). Then I reminded myself, that’s just isn’t fair. Being lonely is totally the wrong reason to interrupt someone else’s feelings. It made me think of folks who just can’t be alone or those who get into relationships for the wrong reasons. Not saying that you have to be single forever, but here are 5 reasons you should not date someone – consider being by yourself:
1. You only want them when you’re lonely (mentally, emotionally, and physically aroused). If this is you, save yourself the trouble.Read a book.
2. Because you are financially struggling or not satisfied with being check to check (and opt that two incomes has got to be better than one).
3. You really have nothing in common (but they are nice to you).
4. You only consider being with them because you have a child together – if there was not a child, they would not be a match for you (at this point in your life).
5. Because you don’t want to be alone.
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