Miley Cyrus Photo…good or bad?

Really, does it really impact your decision to let your child watch Hannah Montana? For me, no, it doesn’t. I look at it this way. If, by chance (although it be a small chance) that my daughter was approached to do a photo shoot with Annie Leibovitz, I would not and could not turn it down. Now, that being said, I know I will get a lot of slack from it, but you know what? You all have to remember she is a person first, an actress & singer second. As a parent of a young girl, I think it is a beautiful, natural looking photo and to have it captured by a leading, famous photographer, I would think it would be an honor for my daughter. I do not think it portrays Miley in a bad way or in a way that should harm her career. I know there have been many actors/resses that that done things and have turned out just fine, coming to mind is Brook Shields in Blue Lagoon. Gosh, I remember when all that came out and look at where she has gone and come to in her career. What about all those younger girls posing for photos on the covers of major magazines in sexy and provocative clothing, appearing to be older than they really are? It is a part of their job. What is it that is creating all this attention? Is it her age? Is it that she appears to be naked? Is is that when someone said, I don’t like the photo, she decided to backtrack and say neither does she? Now she has to go along with those that disagree with her photo and go against her original feelings of the image? For what? I would have much rather heard her and her parents come out and say, “We are proud of Miley, we stand by her and the choice that we all made to have this photo taken”. It was taken for Vanity Fair people, not a sleeze ball magazine! Right now it just sounds as if they have to show face to keep Miley’s career in tact. It’s a shame that we cannot express ourselves anymore whether it be in writing, speaking, and photo’s!

Please share your thoughts on this topic. Hang in there Miley fans, I think there are more good things to come from her and she should not be afraid, EVER, to express herself.

Anxiety and You

Do you suffer from anxiety attacks or panic attacks? I have suffered all my life with bouts of anxiety. They usually come out of no where and last about 10-25 seconds however, those seconds feel like hours to me. I have been having them more and more frequently with in the last couple of weeks. The cause? I am in belief that it has a lot to do with the financial state in which we are currently living in. There is always an answer as to what to do or how to make things work, but for the first time in my life, I have no plan. I have no clue as to what to do or how to make things work. I am, shall I say, clueless and that scares me.

I started reading the book, “Ask and it is Given – Learning to Manifest Your Desires” by Esther and Jerry Hicks. I just started reading it last night and I am enjoying the read so far. I don’t have much to share at this point since I just started to read it, but I can share more on that later. I am hoping that by reading again this will help to place those anxious feelings on hold long enough for me to do some planning and budgeting.

I started to meditate yesterday as well. I am thinking that it will do my body, mind, soul good to just sit and be. Let my mind go in a relaxed and calm state and when the time is right, the answers to my questions will be answered. I was relaxed so much that I actually fell asleep! LOL

Today I will write all my hopes, dreams, desires down and hide it. I hope to check back later in life to see if I have reached those hopes and dreams. I will also do what Cilla posted about and that is to write a short term and long term budget and just leave it there for God. Release it and let the universe take over.

For now, I will stay off the expressways (since that triggers it a lot of the time) and I will no longer concentrate on my breathing when I am driving, lol. I will let it go, let it pass and move forward with my life. I have three children who depend on me for being there for them and being in one piece and that is what I intend on doing.

The other question I have yet to answer is how to manage my budding business and my family life. How can I not do it all? I am a mom…mom’s just always do it all. That is what we are taught, isn’t it? My husband is working as much as a human can, so I am left day and night to handle the household and baths, and homework, and cooking, cleaning, laundry, work, phone calls, emails, etc…how can it not all get done? What can be done to ease the load? Perhaps I can find an intern for the summer? Hmmm…more thinking is needed for this one!

Gee, can’t imagine why I have anxiety!

Little Ladybug Designs – Product Review

If you need birth announcements, you will love to order them from Little Ladybug Designs. They provide you with many options to create the perfect birth announcement for your perfect little angel. Little Ladybug Designs specializes in custom photo birth announcements, baby announcement return address labels, baby thank you notes and so much more. If you do not see a design that fits your needs, all you have to do it email them and let them know. They are more than willing to create a custom piece of work that will fit any of your special occasions. Just take a look at the two selections below. The quality of the paper used is outstanding, the prices are affordable, and the customer service is top notch.


Little Ladybug Designs baby boy birth announcements

You will have the option to pick your paper size and various paper styles such as Professional photo paper or heavyweight card stock. With your order you will receive your professionally printed photo announcements with customizable text, basic photo editing such as cropping of photos, removing red eyes and if requested, conversions to black and white or sepia, white envelopes and a free digital proof of your announcement.

Little Ladybug Designs Baby Girl Birth Announcement

Prices range from $35.00 to $75.00 and announcements are sold in packs of 24. Although, they are having a sale now so if you hurry you might score a sweeter deal!  Again, visit Little Ladybug Designs and order today!
Reviewed by T. MWAV

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Fabulous Freebie – Bandana’s Buy One Get One Free

Are you going to be starting your outdoor clean up and gardening? If so, you will want to pick up your bandana’s to keep the hair and sweat from dripping into your eyes! 😛 There are so many other uses for a bandana, such as an ice pack for when your children fall off their bikes, or scooters, simply fill with ice, tie off with a rubberband and you have your own instant ice pack!

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Bandana Boutique

Fabulous Freebie – Caress

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Fabulous Freebie – Fiber One Caramel Delight

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