Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

almost 13 years ago

at 15 years ago I became a teen mom to my beautiful daughter Jaszmien. Not a day has gone by that I have regretted that day or the decision to keep her. My mom kicked me out but I was lucky enough to get into a teen parent home and then into a teen parent apartment complex where I had my own apartment. I worked full time and then went to school and graduated on time with my class. I even had six scholarships to use for college which I did. I became a Medical Assistant and I am now in college working on my Bachelors degree in Accounting. My daughter is going through the teen years for sure and I really am trying to be there for her but she sure makes that hard. I wish more than anything that I could take her in my arms and just overwhelm her with loves and kisses but she would totally freak out. I can only hope she truly knows how much love I have for her and feel the bond I have with her seeing as we have been through so much together. I hope when she has children she will look up to me as a positive influence and someone to model after. I miss her now as she is on vacation with her grandpa and can't wait for her to get back even though I know there will be some silly argument about something. All I can hope is that I have set a good example for other teen parents and have put a good name for teen parents since most only think of the bad stigma associated with them.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I have a son who has his birthday coming up

and this kid loves sand, water and riding toys. Over at blessings around she is giving away all three. You will not be wasting your time if you go over and check out this giveaway and her amazing others. Everyone loves little tykes and that is what she is giving away this time


Do you have an outdoor dad?

Enter this great giveaway!!!


They have a GPS, Fishing pole, Tent, and E power pack. 4 things an outdoor man would love. I know my man would (and that is why I entered)Go on over and see if you can win your dad some awesome prizes

It is time to stand up for teen parents

Yesterday I read an article that devastated me.

Less than half of teen parents graduate from high school.
Less than 2% earn a college degree before the age of 30

I got pregnant at the age of 14 and gave birth at the age of 15. I graduated on time with my class with 6 scholarships that I worked my butt off for. Shortly after I turn 30 I will have three college degrees. I want to bring these statistics up and be a role model for those who think they cannot do it. I am starting from scratch but mark my words I will make a difference in someones life.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Laid off

It seems this term is chasing around everyone of us these days. About three weeks before our wedding my husband was "laid off" We were the last couple of our friends to be hit and had been running from it for months. We made it through the holidays but man it blew our honeymoon. My husband who has worked since he was 8 was now at home and I had just gone back to work so luckily we were saved there. Income taxes paid for our wedding and helped with bills till unemployment kicked in but there were no jobs in sight for his skill set. We had read Total Money Makeover and that really saved our butt. We buy everything in bulk, cut down on the extra's, and are just doing everything we can to stay afloat. We are not by anymeans perfect and cut it tight some months. We fight over bills and money but right now who doesn't. We have two growing mouths to feed. My husband is working in Real Estate and doing better than most he has some deals waiting to go through and once they do we will have our safety net. I am in school for accounting and I use every resource I can even though they are small. We are too middle class to get much help even with him laid off due to what I make and his unemployment. But if you are going through the same thing don't be bashful or afraid to accept kindness from others. At this time in this country we should be there for everyone and remember to put something in your mailbox May 9th to stamp out hunger cause even if we are hungry someone is hungrier than us and we can help them. Remember to love your spouse during this time as it is stressful for everyone involved don't break apart come together and support each other. The laid off one already feels like a failure.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Married finally and so excited!!

I got married yesterday on my 28th Birthday and our ten year wedding anniversary!! It was a wonderful magical day...LMAO yeah right full of stress and bridezilling. I was elated to walk through the door and walk down to my man. Now that it is over we are relieved and happy. We got to cuddle into the afternoon today...ahhhhh so nice