Bloodlines

I am a motivated mommy of two of the most handsome, charismatic, kind little human beings. They are really amazing. Amazingly sweet, amazingly energetic, amazingly happy, amazingly loud, amazingly dirty, amazingly needy,  and amazingly unruly at times. One of the best things about being a mom to two boys is seeing the world through their eyes.  Just sitting back and observing their interactions with each other and randoms things. I will always remember the day that we got our patio installed. The boys were 3 and 5 years old, and they sat in their little chairs  and watched the workers pour concrete for hours. They didn’t move, they were mesmerized. I can only imagine what was going in their little heads.  Maybe they were envisioning themselves pouring and spreading the concrete. Maybe they were the concrete truck operator, having all the power over the mixing cement.  Or maybe they envisioned themselves doing both, being the truck operator, spreading the concrete, maybe even building massive walls with the concrete, or building massive castles! Their minds are full of endless possibilities. I envy them.

 

 

BLOODLINE

          a sequence of direct ancestors especially in a pedigree; also :  family, strain
 

ANCESTRY

   one’s family or ethnic descent.
 
 ancestry bloodlines heritage
This is where you come from. This is your genetic make up. This is what makes you who you are. I have a great interest in ancestry. The US is a “melting pot” and I would really like to find out what makes us different, and what can I bring from my ancestry to the forefront. I want teach my children about customs that they are unaware of.  I am of Puerto Rican,  and Native American decent. My mother is from Puerto Rico, speaks Spanish beautifully and cooks some amazing food. Aside from my appearance, I know nothing (Jon Snow)  about my heritage. I have visited my large Hispanic family numerous times at the island (the term my mom uses to reference her homeland) and have felt what it is like to have grown up with the love and the liveliness of a large Hispanic family. I have read that Ancestry.com is a great resource. I cannot wait to dive into this area and find out more about myself.
 
While the definition of Bloodlines is directed related to genetics, I believe that while you can not choose your Bloodline, you can choose your family.
 

FRIENAMILY

friends frienamily women tribe To me this is known as your “tribe”. These are the people you surround yourself with. The people that make you feel good about yourself, support you, make you laugh, are there to console you when you cry, there to slap a bitch when she is flirting with your man (or woman), there to offer guidance, there to help raise your children (it takes a village), there for everything. These are your people. Your choice, and those bonds you have with them can be tighter than any bond you have with your Bloodline.

 

CHILDREN

     plural form of child.
    
a young human being below the age of puberty or below the legal age ofchildren boys biking majority.
    a son or daughter of any age.
   
an immature or irresponsible person.
   
a person who has little or no experience in a particular area
   
the descendants of a family or people
   
a person or thing influenced by a specified environment

My babies, to all mothers your children will always be your babies. No matter how old they are. They are an extension of you. Your pride and joy. Amazing little humans that you have created (even if not genetically) they hold a place in your heart that no one will ever replace. I love everything about them, but raising them is the hardest thing I will ever do. The constant second guessing, organic vs. non organic, how many screen time hours is appropriate, private school vs public, medicine vs holistic approaches, the list is endless. Let’s not  forget about the mommy guilt; working mommies vs stay at home mommies, “play” mommies vs “watching” mommies, spending time with friends vs staying in with the kids. The turmoil is unreal at times. But guess what YOU ARE NOT ALONE! I pretty much second guess every decision I make. I am constantly researching studies/articles on certain topics and have found clarity on so many things. I hope my collection of articles and personal stories will help you navigate the most important position you will ever have, MOM.
 
 
Marriage
  the legally or formally recognized union of two people as partners in a personal relationship (historically and in some jurisdictions specifically a union between a man and a woman).
   a combination or mixture of two or more elements.

marriage rings

 
Growing up I envisioned marrying the most handsome prince, someone like Prince Charming, and we would live in a beautiful castle with horses and lots of friends around us. Plain and Simple. It was amazing to dream. Many people grow up and find their Prince Charming, they get married and live a genuine happy life. What people fail to tell you is how hard marriage can actually be. It is something that needs to be nurtured and empathetic. It is hard enough to be around one person constantly, throw kids in the mix and sometimes it is damn near impossible. Check out the Marriage page for some awesome interesting articles and some helpful tips.
 
Pets
    a domestic or tamed animal kept for companionship or pleasure.

Lady Louise pets bulldog

 
  Pets hold a huge loving place in a family. Some consider pets their children. They are amazing companions, a great way to teach responsibility and a genuine avenue for happiness. Sometimes it easier to be around your beloved pet than around other humans. They don’t talk back, they are the best listeners and they are incredibly loyal. I have compiled some great information for both the advantages and care of our beloved pets.