In anticipation of next week's release of "Tinkerbell and the Legend of the Neverbeast", I am sharing these fun Tinkerbell activities. The bird feeder idea is super cute. I just saw the moss needed to make it, at the Dollar Tree, yesterday. Looks like I will be making a trip back there tomorrow.
To celebrate tomorrow's release of the new My Little Pony movie, "Friendship is Magic: Adventures of the Cutie Mark Crusaders", Shout! Factory Kids and Hasbro Studios gave me this awesome, FREE coloring printable and bonus clips to share with you! Enjoy!!!
From a very young age, we teach our children about compassion. ... "Be sweet, don't pull the kitty's tail.".... "No, we don't hit, hitting hurts.".... "Use your words kindly, other people have feelings too.", but do we really know what compassion is? Can we really "teach" it to our children or do we have to show it to them?
I am a firm believer in the old adage... "Teach your children how to think, not what to think." The opportunities to show compassion are all around us, we just have to look for them.
Back in the Summer, my husband was gifted a few tickets to go see Thomas the Train, while it was here in Nashville. Micah was super excited. He wore his favorite outfit, he tatted himself up, with Thomas tattoos, he even skipped his nap, in anticipation. To say he was excited, is an understatement. I, however, was not quite as enthusiastic, but, as I (try to) do with all of our adventures, I went into it with an open mind and heart (and plenty of snacks).
The morning started great. We got there just in time to snag a great parking spot, thanks to my husband's status as the official "Parking spot hunter". (It's a whole production he does, when he looks for a parking spot. He does an Aussie voice and everything, it's really kinda cute)
The weather was nice, not too hot, not too cool and the rain that was forecast, held off, until we left. It was actually not that bad. We walked around, checking out the Lego station, waiting for them to call our group for boarding. We bought a sugar free lemonade, it was beyond disgusting. It was so nasty we actually had to laugh about it, but we were still having fun, we were together.
It was finally our turn to ride Thomas. We boarded carefully, as instructed. We picked the very best seats and waited, patiently, for the ride to start. The conductor came around and checked our tickets, to make sure we weren't stow aways. I have to admit, by this point, I was kind of excited. I had never been on a train before, not one that was actually moving, anyways.
The conductor's voice came over the intercom, he explained that we would go a little way down the track, then reverse back into the station. I grabbed my camera, hoping to catch the looks of excitement on my son's face, as he experienced his first train ride, what I actually captured, was way more important.
I was never what one would call one of the "cool kids". I was a little odd, I had no regard for fashion and I definitely danced (very poorly) to the beat of my own drum. (Un)fortunately for me, I was never aware of my awkwardness. I rocked that ish like a Michael Jackson jacket in the late 80's. I was pretty "cool" and surprisingly sure of myself... until I went into middle school.
From K5 until the sixth grade, I went to the same school and had the exact same group of friends. They knew I was "strange", we all were, in our own way, but we didn't care. Some of us were taller, bigger, wealthier, some had divorced parents, some didn't, none of that mattered to us, we were just friends. We had fun together and that's all that mattered...until middle school.
DISCLAIMER: I was not compensated for this post. I am sharing this information as a favor and in the hopes that it might be able to help someone. I will not make any money if you choose to buy products from Jenny, I just want to share her story. This dos not mean I support this company or product, just my friend and her story.
A few weeks ago, I posted a question in a Moms group I'm a member of, looking for info on making a few extra dollars from home. Of course I was inundated with offers to help me make thousands and thousands of dollars in the first month or two and I could be taking trips across the world in mere months and blah, blah, blah, but one person that reached out to me really struck a chord with me.
She had no promises of huge money, or trips, she didn't promise me anything, she just told me she wanted to help Moms be around to see their families grow up. While I didn't sign up for any of the MLM companies I was pitched, Jenny's story always stayed with me, we even became friends on FB, where she recently reached out to me, regarding a fun, new fitness group she was starting.
Knowing what a great motivator she is, I offered to share her story here, in the hopes that a few of you may find strength in her story and motivation in her words. Here's Jenny's story, in her own words.....
"After having sudden heat surgery a year and a half ago, and then finding out that my heart was still too weak to get pregnant again, I decided to help others get healthy and live as long as they can for their loved ones, as it's very important for me to stay around for as long as I can for my son."